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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: Nov 19, 2021 @ 11:49am

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_ [old.reddit.com]
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_ [old.reddit.com]

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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908 Comments
Rusted_Tin Jan 11 @ 11:35am 
@djalcedom creepy neighbor The game is already "finished", its just not good. there's a difference between a live service game and an unfinished product
[EASY] SniperPro! Jan 11 @ 8:09am 
little did the people who is trying to defend this game know, Half the development team left:frosted:
Reportedly, Battlefield 2042 sold over 4.2 million copies in its first week; it now boasts the second-best launch in series history.

gamers are idiots
MarioTheHolyPeasant Jan 10 @ 10:39am 
they should have remastered battlefield 4
SCOOT Jan 2 @ 2:51pm 
The take from this dumpster fire of a game is
Ea stands for electronic assholes
cherries Dec 31, 2021 @ 12:31am 
@ObamaGaming_YT but that's not okay, the game should've been better right on release day in the first place, not be better later on
a plastic bag Dec 20, 2021 @ 4:08am 
@Rat. my mind is blown. My jaw dropped for a solid 15 seconds when i saw how many awards this has.
Rebel Uccidere Dec 19, 2021 @ 10:40pm 
God the features missing and bugs read like a damn novel, I'm so glad I never got this.
travis snot Dec 19, 2021 @ 5:54pm 
Battlefield series is not like before the old dice workers who made battlefield 3 4 and 5 left so there are new in ensperinced people who is working on this game. once this game is finished it will be better trust me
Snake Dec 19, 2021 @ 4:49pm 
@Emperor of Mankind
Still better than COD.