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MrSquished

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The 22nd brings a mid-season event with lots of skins and a three week long weekly new game mode based on the new Spearhead map. I've gotten 3/4 through the Battlepass, those two double XP weekends really helped. The variety of good guns is quite good. Been rotating the M5A3, the AK-47, SFAR, AM40, PBX-45, MP90, K30, DM7, BSV-M - and haven't even dabbled in LMG's, shotguns or the Snipers yet. The LMG and shotguns would fit my gameplay but not the true Snipers. I'm just a creature of habit. The BSV-M is silly good. The various attachments can really change the game, and it's great you can change them live in game.

I use the rocket launcher, the anti-air (which needs a buff), the spawn beacon, the ammo supply box and sometimes the SOFLAM. Or whatever it's called. Sometimes the med crate or med pen. Switch between frag, smoke and incendiary nades.

A lot of variety in this game. You can go from longer range to mid-range to close combat in a jiffy. Nothing like it.
 

MrSquished

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actually the mid season event started today.

for the special conquest mode, I read it favors the attacking team, but a lot of defenders don't know you can call in vehicles to defend.
 

MrSquished

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Doesn't seem like anybody is playing this here, though plenty of folks are back online these days - but the 3.2 update is coming out on Tuesday. Brings back the class system and also a shit ton of fixes and tweaks, plus a total rework to the ice map Breakaway, which was way too big and unwieldy - early word from folks who have gotten a preview, it's quite good now. Both Conquest and Breakaway got reworks. The Manifest rework was good as well, earlier this season.
 

Shmee

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I play it, I hope the class rework patch is done well.

I recently had an issue with the game though, after I had to reinstall Windows due to my system NVMe dying from power outage, and I downloaded BF2042 again. Every time on launch, I would get a crash with a weird DX error, something about "function createcomputepipelinestate." Not sure how I managed to fix it, but it involved deleting all EA cache cachefolders, deleting and downloading the game again, and going back one driver version to 22.12.2.

From what I have heard and seen, the game has had a fair amount of tech issues, and still can apparently. I hope optimization and other issues like this will be continually worked on as time goes on, and fixed quickly.
 

sze5003

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Doesn't seem like anybody is playing this here, though plenty of folks are back online these days - but the 3.2 update is coming out on Tuesday. Brings back the class system and also a shit ton of fixes and tweaks, plus a total rework to the ice map Breakaway, which was way too big and unwieldy - early word from folks who have gotten a preview, it's quite good now. Both Conquest and Breakaway got reworks. The Manifest rework was good as well, earlier this season.
So they got rid of the specialists? Or are the specialists now grouped in classes?
 

MrSquished

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So they got rid of the specialists? Or are the specialists now grouped in classes?

The specialists are grouped in classes. Each class gets a built in gadget nobody else can use - Recon Insertion Beacon, Support Defibrillator, Engineer repair tool, Assault Med Pen - then secondary gadgets are restricted by class as well. Each class gets one perk, like Assault gets 3 extra mags of ammo with an AR, Support draws SMG's faster, Recon gets steady scope on all sniper rifles.

All classes can use any weapon, as in a rifle, no restrictions there. But gadgets like the rocket launcher are limited to Engineer - etc..
 
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sze5003

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The specialists are grouped in classes. Each class gets a built in gadget nobody else can use - Recon Insertion Beacon, Support Defibrillator, Engineer repair tool, Assault Med Pen - then secondary gadgets are restricted by class as well. Each class gets one perk, like Assault gets 3 extra mags of ammo with an AR, Support draws SMG's faster, Recon gets steady scope on all sniper rifles.

All classes can use any weapon, as in a rifle, no restrictions there. But gadgets like the rocket launcher are limited to Engineer - etc..
Ok so this sounds like the battlefield I used to remember playing. I'm glad to hear they went that route. I may consider installing it again now based on this feedback.
 

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Ok so this sounds like the battlefield I used to remember playing. I'm glad to hear they went that route. I may consider installing it again now based on this feedback.
Do it. It does feel like Battlefield again.
 

JTsyo

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I've been logging in on Tuesdays to get some of the weekly missions done. Been having fun in the game but not enough to play as much as I used to when running with friends.
 

MrSquished

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Season 4 comes out in like 12 days.

New map, three new guns, one new specialist, one new gadget.

This is what is known so far
 

Hans Gruber

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BF 2042 removes and add maps during the product lifecycle. They need an instant action tab with all the maps since release.
 

MrSquished

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Season 4 patch notes for tomorrow-----------

  • New Map: Flashpoint
  • New Specialist: Camila Blasco
  • New Vehicle: CAV-Brawler
  • New Weaponry: AC9 SMG, RM68 Assault Rifle, RPT-31 LMG and Super 500 Shotgun
  • New Gadget: SPH Explosive Launcher
  • New Vault Weaponry: SVD and Type 88 LMG


 

balloonshark

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So I went to play a quick solo game last night so I started the update. I couldn't do that because now EA wants you use the EA app and unistall its Origin app. While doing that I go ahead and connect my xbox game pass credentials with EA.

Now it's time to get the update (8GB) started and it took about half an hour. I finally start the game and now it complains my GPU drivers are too old (1 year old) so I start the tedious uninstall and install. By the time that was over it was time to sit down and relax in front of the tv. You've been warned.
 

JTsyo

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By collecting all the Bcoins that were free in the previous Battlepasses, I had enough this season to buy the current one. Seems with the Battlepass you collect enough Bcoins to pay for the next season.
 

MrSquished

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Been playing on a used 32-in curved monitor I bought the last couple days and I'm playing not as good as usual because I'm constantly like, holy shit I'm actually in the battlefield now
 

JTsyo

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Been playing on a used 32-in curved monitor I bought the last couple days and I'm playing not as good as usual because I'm constantly like, holy shit I'm actually in the battlefield now
Did you increase your FOV?
 

JTsyo

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New mode this week: Shutdown. 8 man teams, 3 points. You play offense for half defense for half. You need to deploy equipment (Lance) at each point and defend it to gain points.
 

balloonshark

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So I reinstalled the game last night and went to play tonight and I can't connect to the servers. I'm not the only one apparently. They don't even have a way to exit the game when this happens so I just killed it with task manage which I'm sure is great for a freshly installed fragile battlefield game.

Every time I've tried to play in the last 3 months or so it's always something. Whether it's an update, a bug or the the download hangs when it's almost finished. The download last night had about 15 seconds to go and it hung. Luckily I was able to pause the update, restart the PC and then continue the download. This game and the devs are a complete joke.

Edit: LOL, now the EA icon is stuck in the system tray and it won't go away.
 

JTsyo

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Season 7 is now live. Only 1 map though. The Stadium one gets released later.
 

JTsyo

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Wells looks like S7 is the end.


New studio added for next game.
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