Battlefield 2042 has been a disaster and DICE has had trouble accepting responsibility. Fans of the series reacted negatively when the game came out with major problems. Some of these are taken into account and it has been decided to delay the release of Battlefield 2042 Season 1 as the developers implement “extensive fixes”. Instead of releasing in March, the first season will now be released in the summer of 2022.
Why is Battlefield 2042 Season 1 Delayed?
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Battlefield 2042 launched without VOIP and an in-game scoreboard. It was a mess of bugs and the gameplay is generally unsatisfactory. Gunplay is terrible, and the maps are dull and overly large, feeling more like they should be in a battle royale than a Battlefield game. The only thing this game really has in common with previous titles in the series is that it is an FPS with many players and vehicles.
DICE essentially threw everything about the Battlefield series when designing 2042. Rather than being based on classes, the game has called specialists, which has been one of the most prominent issues players have had with the game. After all, it makes no sense that 128 players all use a handful of characters. Despite this, DICE is still going all-in with the specialist system and promising more to come.
Developers have admitted that past fixes for the game took too long, and this delay to season one will likely be the final nail in the coffin for Battlefield 2042. The Hazard Zone game mode flopped immediately upon release, and there’s really no way to add to the massive list of missing features without a major tweak.
Advice: DICE should stop the game and issue refunds
As we’ve seen with Anthem in the past, EA is willing to drop games that are no longer redeemable. It’s clear that Battlefield 2042 didn’t start as a Battlefield game and was some generic shooting project that DICE modified at the last minute to fill a gap in EA’s fall release schedule. The only real way to give players what they want is to spin 2042 in another game, and the best way to do that is to start over. Take out Portal mode 2042make it free to play, discard the rest and start development on the next one Battlefield title.