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0.0 hrs last two weeks / 39.2 hrs on record (32.6 hrs at review time)
Posted: Nov 19, 2021 @ 12:16am
Updated: Sep 1, 2023 @ 1:47pm

Launch Review

Do not buy Battlefield 2042

DICE\EA know how to make a “Battlefield” game.
DICE\EA made trailers that promoted this game.
> DICE\EA inserted all the “only in Battlefield” moments in to the Trailer
DICE\EA knew that this game is missing all of the below features.
DICE\EA still released this.

A lot of the missing features come from a reddit post, I added a list of my "Broken" experiences. I only wanted to use this list to prove my opening statement.
Battlefield 2042 subreddit and Jellyswim_


No offense was intended, I just wanted to leave my review this morning on the cut content and what a poor "Battlefield" this was.

Missing Core Features
> No standard server browser
> Fewer standardized game modes
> Fewer base game maps than any other title (even including portal the map count is only 13)
> No persistent lobbies You have to matchmake after EVERY round
> Fewer in-game assignments None outside of cosmetic unlocks
> Less character customization options (than BF5)
> No profile progress/stats page in the menu
> No battle log/stats tracker for other players
> No global leaderboards
> No end of round assignment progress screen
> No custom emblems
> Fewer achievements
> No medals
> No swelling crescendo of dramatic music near the end of a match. Static Noise does not count
> Less destruction
> Only a small handful of destructible buildings on each map
> No map altering levolution
> No spectator mode
> No permanent community servers (would be useful for clans and events)

Missing from Infantry Gameplay
> Fewer guns Even including all the portal guns, BF4 still had more at launch
> Fewer infantry gadgets
> No manual leaning
> No diving while swimming
> No high wall vaulting
> No crouch sprinting
> No backwards prone
> No explosion knockback
> No rolling after falling from heights
> No ammo or health pickup off teammates
> No scope zeroing
> No thermal optics
> No indirect fire gadgets
> Less anti-tank launchers
> No lock-on launchers The M5 works with the SOFLAM but that requires 2 people
> No AP mines/claymores
> No static weapon emplacements
> No fortification building
> No resupply stations
> No suppression mechanic This one I don't mind but it was a staple and now it is gone

Missing from Vehicles
> Fewer vehicle types Separate vehicle progression per faction even though they are functionally identical.
> No naval vehicles Except I guess the hovercraft technically
> No vehicle gunner direction indicator
> No lock on direction indicator
> No vehicle enter/exit animations
> No tank turret decoupling This was in BF4
> Less vehicle driver/pilot customization options
> No tank zoom customization options
> No tank gunner customization options
> No helicopter gunner secondary weapons
> No separate helicopter/fixed-wing controls
> No control input while looking behind/free looking in aircraft

Missing from Scoring System
> No squad wipe scoring
> No player damage points
> No vehicle damage points
> No vehicle kill assist points
> No headshot bonus
> No long-range kill bonus
> No assist counts as kill bonus
> No squad objective play bonus
> Oversimplified teamplay scoring (i.e. healing a teammate always gives you +5xp rather than the amount of health you give)
> Squad and Teamwork
> No commander
> No special squad call-in abilities
> No squad field upgrades
> No in-game VOIP
> Fewer factions (with almost nothing to give the 2 factions any distinction)
> No cross-team chat
> No "create new squad" option
> No clans
> No view of squadmates while in the spawn screen
> No "Medic incoming" indicator in downed state
> No rank names/icons, just a number.

Missing from UI and Quality of Life
> Less control customization options
> Less UI customization options
> No HUD/icon opacity customization
> No HUD scaling customization options
> No gunsight reticle customization options
> No network performance graph
> No individual player scoreboard
> Less detail in the 'who killed you' screen
> No ultrawide monitor support. Cannot move UI elements to suit screen size
> Very poor friend joining system

BROKEN
> 45 tick rate servers
> Rubberbanding
> Deploy bugs, revive bugs. Downed state bug that prevents you from being revived if you clip through anything. There times where you have no countdown and cannot respawn
> Janky animations
> Performance is horrible on PC. Unplayable framerates from what looks like CPU bottlenecking
> Unlock three different silencers for the same weapon that have no effect on the stats of the weapon
> Exact same attachment on two different guns having an opposite effect
> Hovercrafts are able to scale vertical surfaces, as well as fly in the right circumstances.
> In rare cases, a player will become unable to damage enemies. This player will also lose their nameplate, causing them to appear as hostile to allies. This is fixed by dying and respawning.
> Broken Bullet Registration
> Broken Bullet Spread
> Broken Weapon Balance
> Broken Vehicle Balance

Do not buy this game

A lot of the missing features come from a reddit post, I added a list of my "Broken" experiences. I only wanted to use this list to prove my opening statement.
Battlefield 2042 subreddit and Jellyswim_

No offense was intended, I just wanted to leave my review this morning on the cut content and what a poor "Battlefield" this was.
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898 Comments
li๖ērtคŞ Oct 14, 2023 @ 3:45pm 
Wow what lazy work, so basically, ...........this is a paper tiger, they barely added anything, so many features are gone, what is WRONG with them.
jared Oct 21, 2022 @ 5:10pm 
How is levolution a criticism of this game in this negative review? Battlefield 1 and v didnt have levolution, and those games are praised as very good, so how are they not criticized for not having levolution?
:::: Sep 17, 2022 @ 7:06pm 
this game sucks the big D hard
The Nuclear Doctor Jun 9, 2022 @ 7:19pm 
fun fact: most of the developement team of dice quit, and went to go work on The game "payday 2" after the game Battlefield: Hardline had failed. they were really fond of a cops and robbers game which is why they moved to work on Payday 2
λxool Mar 30, 2022 @ 9:58am 
What kind of psychopath uses backslashes outside of directory paths ? x)
Rektd0g Feb 10, 2022 @ 10:24am 
d0gs
The Mastermind Feb 6, 2022 @ 12:58pm 
I knew that saving money was worth :D
Sunny Feb 6, 2022 @ 5:31am 
You're based
WINNER Jan 29, 2022 @ 2:09pm 
You cannot feel bad for these people. Anyone preordering a game from a """top""" tier developer in anno domini 2022 you deserve to get scammed.
Caesar Jan 27, 2022 @ 6:52am 
no way this is all true? they have NONE of that in the game??? wtf