When Morgan got his hands on the beta of Battlefield 2042, it reminded him why he loved the series in the first place, but the reception to the beta hasn’t been all positive. 2042’s new Specialists (characters with unique gadgets that replace the old class system) are interesting at work, but some players find that they make it difficult to tell who’s on the battlefield, and what each player really is. playing a role.
Complaints about the role of experts have been common on Battlefield 2042’s official subreddit since early access to the beta began this week (here’s how to get one). Some are begging DICE to bring back old normal soldiers from the battlefield.
“Being loved by a fat dude with a machine gun and five grandmas running after me without reviving me because they didn’t know I was on their team,” said a Reddit user. helicopter53, referring to the specialist Falk, who acts as an auxiliary unit with a pistol that shoots healing syringes. Regardless of drug classification, it really only describes what Falk’s devices do. It is still possible for a Falk player to run around as a sniper who repairs vehicles with a blowtorch.
Another common complaint is that it’s more difficult to round up your squad when you can’t tell who’s supplying what. Is my squadmate carrying medkits, explosives or ammo boxes?
Figuring out which side of the fight is on has been a problem for some players as well.
Reddit user Zeth_Aran said, “I wish they had faction specific skins because damn it was weird in play test.” “I found myself constantly being shot or shot by teammates. Even if it’s that blue dot above an enemy’s head in the heat of the moment, I’m not looking for it. I’ll just shoot first and ask questions after.” In.”
“I walked around a corner playing as Mackay and saw an enemy Mackey shooting at my friend Mackey. Scored two frees there,” said a Reddit user kmr220.
Community sentiment is not entirely negative. As always, a section of the Battlefield fanbase is ready to roll with it and see if the changes keep things fresh.
“I know when an enemy is an enemy because they don’t have a blue dot on them, so I don’t think it’s a concern,” said a Reddit user. mariosum100. “I mean everyone in BFV looks completely different, no matter which side they are on (unless I’m on Pacific maps), so I don’t mind them looking the same.”
Battlefield’s transition to multiplayer has almost always been at least somewhat divisive. (Not even to mention Battlefield player kill time.) Player visibility was also an issue in Battlefield 5, with YouTubers like JackFragg stealthily pulling off impressive exploits… lying on a stack of books. DICE later released a patch This further highlighted the players, making them easier to see in shady interiors and environments with similar colors to their uniforms.
One thing that stands out in Battlefield 2042 that Battlefield’s past isn’t is the enticing Portal Mode, which promises a level of match customizability fans can glean if the regular multiplayer meta gets too stale or cumbersome. (Or they don’t like TTK.)
Here’s how to get into the Battlefield 2042 beta if you want to play it this weekend.