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Dice had more than a few players complain that its new Specialist template led to a lack of teamwork within the game during open beta. The developer says it heard their fans loud and clear, and addressed the conerned (along with a lot of other stuff) in a somewhat long blog post. One only needs to peruse the comments on the trailer showcasing the debut of the last five specialists to be added to Battlefield 2042, to get a sense of how the community feels about the change. The comments are littered with players sharing their disdain and desire for the old 4 class system to return. The dislike for the new system stems from players saying it hampers teamwork. Dice has addressed those concerns in... Read more...
Players who are anticipating the launch of Battlefield 2042 will have to wait a little bit longer, following news of a delay. In a message posted to Twitter, Dice Studio GM Oskar Gabrielson broke the news, saying the new release date is November 19, 2021. That amounts to exactly four weeks from the game's original October 22 launch date. Publisher Electronic Arts reiterated the news in a press release, saying the delay will not have an effect on its net bookings guidance for fiscal year 2022, that it provided back on August 4, 2021. Or put another way, it still anticipates selling a boatload of copies. And that's probably a fair assessment, given that three years have elapsed since Battlefield... Read more...
Battlefield 2042 is mostly all out in the open at the point, save for a few details about operators and the 'Seasons' system that the game will have. However, leaker Tom Henderson has us covered on the latter with some exciting details about all Battlefield seasons, which could give way to the most extensive game support in Battlefield history. Posted on Twitter a few days back, Tom Henderson outlines what is to come for each Battlefield 2042 season, including new specialists, maps, weapons, vehicles, and more. However, the best part of this is that everything will allegedly be free for the first year before switching to the standard Season Pass model. While Henderson has a decent track record... Read more...
Battlefield 2042 is one of the most anticipated games set for release during the latter half of 2021, and excitement is building. Fortunately, developer DICE continues to drop little nuggets of information about the game, and the latest revolves around crossplay on supported gaming platforms. Crossplay will be supported across PC, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PlayStation 5 consoles, starting with the Technical Playtest. It's further explained that PC and console users can opt-out of playing with gamers on other platforms if they choose. Crossplay is also supported between legacy Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, but they won't be able to join in with PCs and current-generation consoles.... Read more...
Though both engine and gameplay footage from Battlefield 2042 was shown off during the reveal period earlier this month, there are still some unknowns about the game. The most prominent of these is the fourth “[REDACTED]” game mode, which is described by the Battlefield 2042 team as “a love letter to our core fans,” and that it will be a “new way to play Battlefield.” Now, Battlefield leaker Tom Henderson believes that the unannounced mode may contain remastered maps with weaponry and vehicles from all eras of Battlefield. In his latest video posted on Monday, Tom Henderson first goes over what he calls the “Battlefield Hub” or “BattleHub,”... Read more...
Battlefield 2042 has been announced and shown off through game engine and gameplay footage during the past week. More recently, EA performed its first Battlefield Briefing, which gave a closer look at the upcoming game. In that briefing, which was recently updated, we found out that Battlefield 2042 will be introducing artificial intelligence soldiers to the series. One of the most frustrating things about playing games is when you want to play, but the player base is not what it once was. Sometimes all you can find are empty servers, which can also prove to be very disappointing. However, Battlefield 2042 is bringing AI soldiers to the battlefield to fill up those empty slots to combat this... Read more...
On June 9th, EA and DICE unveiled the latest in the Battlefield series: Battlefield 2042. At the time, we got a glimpse of the game through game engine footage and the Battlefield 2042 website. Now, the team behind the game series has released game footage that looks incredible. Wednesday’s Battlefield reveal showed off quite a bit about the upcoming game, like the multiplayer changes and new maps. Spanning across up to seven different maps, up to 128 players will fight in an all-out war for survival. Facing natural disasters like never seen before in a Battlefield game, the maps will constantly shift and change, modifying how players play. Also, new “specialists” have been... Read more...
In the last few months and even hours, we have seen numerous leaks and rumors about the upcoming Battlefield title, and it all comes to a head today. The trailer is now out there, and the store page is now live, so let's look at all we know about Battlefield 2042... The World-Changing Years Leading Up To 2042 In the years leading up to 2042, humans faced several world-changing events like super-storms, depressions, food and fuel shortages, and countries collapsing. This has led to "the greatest crisis in human history," with over 1.2 billion people left without homes and countries locking down their borders. These people, called the Non-Patriated or No-Pats, band together and become a staple... Read more...
Anticipation is running high for the next major installment in the Battlefield franchise. As we wait for today's official reveal, more information has leaked out, seemingly confirming the game that has often been referred to as Battlefield 6 will indeed be branded Battlefield 2042, based on the upcoming title's time frame and setting. How much ends up being a surprise at this point remains to be seen. The reveal is scheduled for 10:00 am ET (7:00 am PT) today, in which developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts will provide concrete details on what promises to deliver a "jaw-dropping experience for you to enjoy." Working towards that goal, DICE has assembled its largest team ever to construct... Read more...
We are just two days out from the official reveal of the upcoming Battlefield title, and things are starting to heat up. While leaks are still rolling out, Battlefield is also running a new marketing campaign that has players worldwide quite excited. While we wait for June 9th to roll around, take a look at what has happened so far below... Leaks And Rumors Galore Over the weekend, users have been dropping rumors and potential leaks within prolific leaker Tom Henderson’s Discord server. These were then compiled into a rather extensive list of information about the upcoming Battlefield title on the GamingLeaksAndRumors subreddit. The top item in this list is the potential for the new game... Read more...
After what seems like endless trailer leaks, Electronic Arts (EA) announced today that the latest game in the Battlefield franchise, led by DICE, will be revealed next Wednesday (June 9th). The event is scheduled to take place at 10 am EST on that date, and we're eager to see what's in store for gamers. Although we're referring to the game as Battlefield 6, we're not sure if that's what the game's official name will be. There are rumors that it will simply be called Battlefield, but perhaps we'll learn more with inevitable leaks between now and next week. While the official reveal will soon be upon us, there's still a ways to go before the actual release, as the "Battlefield development team... Read more...
Battlefield 3 and 4 were some of the most recent beloved Battlefield titles, but when the franchise went back to historical roots with Battlefield 5 and 1, some fans were left disappointed. With Battlefield 6 on the horizon, those same fans are hopeful of returning to the modern era of combat, and they may get just that if recent leaks are anything to go by. Levolution To A Whole New Level Introduced in Battlefield 4, Levolution was the concept that game-changing events would occur on a timed basis or through player action. For example, the Battlefield 4 map Siege of Shanghai featured a skyscraper that could eventually topple, effectively changing the map and capture points in the capture-the-flag... Read more...
You know that we love freebies here at HotHardware, and we've a hard to pass up one for you today courtesy of the Epic Games Store. The game in question is Star Wars Battlefront II, which launched just over three years ago for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 platforms. When the game first came out, it was more than a bit rough around the edges and drew a lot of complaints from gamers. The most infuriating aspect of the game was its loot system, which made progression and unlocking some of the most cherished characters a time-laden (or expensive) proposition. However, Electronic Arts and DICE worked through the kinks over the years and have massaged Battlefront II to be a worthy... Read more...
Pitting players in a battle royale scenario where the map shrinks until only one person or squad is left standing is all the rage right now—see the success of PlayerUnknown's Battleground (PUBG), Fortnite, or more recently Apex Legends as evidence of this. Battlefield V will be joining the fray, and a leaked tutorial purportedly gives us a first look at the upcoming mode. It's called Firestorm, and from what I can discern from the tutorial, it will be very similar to PUBG. That's to say you will drop on a map, scrounge around for weapons for yourself and any potentially teammates, and grab backpacks for additional storage capacity on your person. You can also be revived by a teammate while... Read more...
“Microtransaction” is often considered a dirty word in the gaming community. Several developers have come under fire for unfriendly, and even predatory, practices. However, the controversy surrounding microstransactions will not prevent Electronic Arts from incorporating them into its games. Battlefield V will include microtransactions this upcoming January. According to a recent Amazon store listing, the microtransactions should be live January 18th, 2019. Players can already pre-order the “Battlefield Currency” for their Xbox One game. Prices range from $4.99 USD for 500 currency to $49.99 USD for 6,000 currency. The Battlefield Currency can be used to purchase cosmetic... Read more...
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but if you are still on the hunt for deals on console video games, Target has one for you. Target is offering Battlefield V on the PS4 and the Xbox One platforms for $29.99, which is a huge 50% discount off the regular $59.99 retail price. It's unusual to see a major AAA title like this discounted so heavily only two weeks post-launch. Battlefield V takes the franchise back to its WWII roots and introduces women in combat. That move angered some delicate Battlefield fans who cried foul, claiming it wrecked the historical accuracy of the game. Shortly after the announcement of the game featuring women in combat, the game developers stepped... Read more...
Battlefield V is another highly anticipated game that will launch in the coming weeks. Its was also one of the headline titles that NVIDIA chose to show off the realistic effects possible with real-time ray tracing, which is supported in hardware on the new GeForce RTX family of graphics cards. Ahead of Battlefield V's launch, Dice has officially announced the PC system requirements for the game. The minimum system requirements are certainly modest, but if you want to enjoy the game with DirectX Raytracing (DXR), your gaming PC better have some serious hardware inside. Dice's recommended machine specifications for DXR are: OS: 64-bit Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809) Processor (AMD): AMD... Read more...
One of the problems with multiplayer is that it only takes a small number of loud mouthed, racist jerks to ruin the experience for the community at large. In an effort to prevent this, Electronic Arts and DICE have implemented a profanity filter into Battlefield V, which is currently being tested in open beta ahead of the game's polished release. That's all fine and dandy, except that EA and DICE have chosen to censor some goofy words. Like what, you ask? In its current state, players are prohibited from saying that nasty "D" word in the Battlefield V beta. You know, DLC, short for 'downloadable content'. Source: Reddit via nismost14270r The overzealous and, let's face it, downright nutty word... Read more...
We are on the cusp of the era of real-time ray tracing in games. It effectively begins once NVIDIA starts shipping its GeForce RTX series cards based on the company's Turing GPU architecture, with dedicated Tensor and RT cores underneath the hood, but what kind of performance can we realistically expect? That depends on the situation. As you might already know, real-time ray tracing requires an enormous amount of horsepower. It deals with levels of detail that are beyond the scope of rasterization rendering, and can produce photorealistic visuals. To bring real-time ray tracing to games, companies like NVIDIA are focusing a sort of hybrid implementation, where parts of a scene are ray-traced.... Read more...
This week EA and DICE announced Battlefield V and gave up lots of details on the game with one of the most prominent differences between this game and others being the inclusion of female characters on the front lines. That fact led many gamers to complain about historical inaccuracies and problems with women in the WWII shooter. Battlefield V developer Oskar Gabrielson has now stepped up and is clearly laying down the law. He tweeted, "First, let me be clear about one thing. Player choice and female playable characters are here to stay." Gabrielson followed that up with, "We want Battlefield V to represent all those who were a part of the greatest drama in human history, and give players... Read more...
Developer DICE is bringing the next Battlefield installment back to its roots, with Battlefield V "immersing players in unexpected battles and untold stories of World War 2," publisher Electronic Arts announced. The game promises a fresh portrayal of one of history's biggest conflicts to prevent the genre from feeling stale. And for the first time in a Battlefield game, DICE is including women on the front lines. "Witness the conflict through the eyes of men and women of World War 2 and experience untold stories of human drama, filled with Battlefield moments. Experience the freezing Norwegian landscapes as a young Norwegian resistance fighter or come ashore into the desert heat of North Africa... Read more...
It seems as though game developers (and gamers) simply can't get enough of the “Greatest Generation”; the brave soldiers that fought during World War II. The official Twitter account for the Battlefield franchise posted a new teaser trailer for Battlefield V which all but confirms that the game will be set during WWII, which meshes with rumors that we've previously heard about the game. Although the brief teaser, which shows the Xbox One/Xbox One X version of the game is less than 20 seconds long, you can clearly see German Iron Cross and the British Union Jack at the top of the HUD. This change in eras means that we'll be seeing a significant upgrade in machinery and firepower... Read more...
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