Battlefield 2042 Update Finally Begins to Address ‘Strolling Sim’ Map Complaints

EA’s DICE has lastly addressed criticisms of one among Battlefield 2042’s maps, which was dubbed a “walking simulator” by followers. The new replace 1.2 reworks Kaleidoscope to embrace an “improved gameplay flow”.

The developer launched patch notes for the replace which arrives right now, August 2, detailing its midseason replace – which additionally features a handful of different adjustments. The Kaleidoscope rework headlines these enhancements, nevertheless, marking the primary map replace since DICE mentioned it understands why followers “use terms such as ‘walking simulator’ to describe” Battlefield 2042 again in March.

Battlefield 2042 Map Updates

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“We identified several focus areas for our launch maps where our quality standards could be improved through cover, intensity, line of sight, pathing and traversal changes,” DICE mentioned. “Reworking maps takes time, and Kaleidoscope is the first map for which we have completed this rework.”

Changes embrace the addition of extra cowl by means of new belongings and raised terrain in some areas, creating new flag positions, and including model new areas together with a ahead working base within the park and a second command put up shut to the tower.

DICE will launch an replace to Renewal subsequent as it really works its means by means of bettering Battlefield 2042’s seven launch maps. This will arrive someday throughout Season 2, the developer mentioned, which means someday between September and November.

Today’s replace additionally brings up to date character fashions, adjustments to weapons together with the RAH-68 Huron and YG-99 Hannibal 30mm Cannon, a participant profile web page, and improved purpose help on console.

Battlefield 2042 has had a reasonably turbulent post-launch interval, solely launching its Season 1 seven months after launch in June after it was delayed to concentrate on extra urgent points equivalent to together with a scoreboard – however this replace was additionally delayed.

Publisher EA admitted across the identical time that Battlefield 2042 didn’t meet expectations, and shortly after a petition asking for refunds began on-line that greater than 230,000 gamers have now signed. Battlefield 2042’s quantity had diminished within the meantime, as in early March it had fewer gamers on Steam than Battlefield 1, 4, and 5.

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Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll discuss The Witcher all day.

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