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Eagle
Togs8896 is my evil alter ego
+567|5688|New Hampshire, USA
Hey guys, long time no see!

BF2042 dropping October 22nd this year:



Battlefield™ 2042 is a first-person shooter that marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. In a near-future world transformed by disorder, adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal.

- 7 maps will feature up to 128 players.
- Customize weapons, gadgets and vehicles in-battle.
- "Hand-tailored squads" with the new Specialist system.
- Standard, gold, and ultimate editions available.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3cFBC3VkA4CM5H?format=jpg&name=900x900

Honestly haven't found a mainline battlefield game that I've enjoyed since BF2 and the trailer here doesn't really instill much confidence in me. Looks like they're still trying to be a little too flashy and modern for my tastes. Although, if the trailer is to be believed, the map sizes look like they're gonna be huge.
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Sig_Pats.jpg
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,917|5829|USA

The trailer shows a guy popping out of his jet, shooting down another jet, then landing in the cockpit. Also the scene of ramming a jihad quad into a helicopter.

The people who made the trailer at least have some familiarity with BF memes.

Also orange and blue.
pirana6
Go Cougs!
+644|5348|Washington St.
**ROTATING MAPS SERVER** -east coast- NO JIHADING NO STAT PADDING
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,924|5689|949

Remember when servers had rank ceilings? Kicked if you were a butter bar or above lol
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+491|2777
Trailer looks awful. 20 years in the future and we won't have drone fighter jets but we will have checks notes weather machines? Why are soldiers running around among each other and out in the open? I know TaCtICaL sHoOtErS are not real war but you would learn enough to know that the 1:20 isn't practical. And World War 3 with advanced computer systems wouldn't last very long in the real world once China cuts off the global rare Earth material and the government makes it illegal to own more than one cellphone.

Anyway, I was already skeptical of the whole thing before I even started the video. I was not won over.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,718|5794|Oxferd Ohire
You gotta keep the people though. Reading comments that made a prototype 2142 titan map in bf4, maybe they're on their way to making 2142 2
I get what they were going for in the trailer with doing stuff that happens in battlefield but most of it looked like a bad B movie.
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,917|5829|USA

Whatever complaints people have about the realism of the Battlefield series should have been put to bed as long ago as BF1942. More recently, BF1 certainly wasn't a realistic depiction of WW1. A less exciting version of BF2042 would have all the soldiers sheltering in place back at base because of super-COVID-39.

The trailer was kind of a mess, but the memes hit the right buttons. Still, I don't see myself getting back into Battlefield. Even if it was good, I just don't want to be sucked into another super-competitive PVP. I don't have the time.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+491|2777

No matter how cool it may look, keep in mind several things:

1. It will have a progression system that will force you to grind out for hours until you can actually use the fun stuff and be on an even playing ground with more dedicated players.

2. It will have DLCs, and other stuff to keep you on the hamster wheel of adding money to it.

3. It will have skins and other confusing customization that will make it genuinely hard to tell who is who.

4. Probably will not have dedicated servers.
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,924|5689|949

It doesn't look cool!
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,917|5829|USA

It looks a little cool, but still there is no campaign, and I haven't played pvp bf in years. I would have nothing to do but stare at the menu animation, whatever that will be.
Eagle
Togs8896 is my evil alter ego
+567|5688|New Hampshire, USA

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

It doesn't look cool!
Yeah, I think I'm finally going to have to admit the Battlefield series is officially dead to me
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Sig_Pats.jpg
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+491|2777

Eagle wrote:

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

It doesn't look cool!
Yeah, I think I'm finally going to have to admit the Battlefield series is officially dead to me
What is like to be alive in 2013?
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,924|5689|949

Eagle wrote:

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

It doesn't look cool!
Yeah, I think I'm finally going to have to admit the Battlefield series is officially dead to me
Like an abusive girlfriend, I shunned the franchise after BF3 but came back for BF5, only to fall down the stairs and hit my head on a doorknob again.

I'm leaving for REAL this time!
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,917|5829|USA

Craziest thing, on online buddy convinced me to play BF4 with him which I agreed to out of pity. Turns out, I guess I didn't have BF4. It was BF3 the whole time. Now I'll probably have to play that.

I lost an internet friend because I wouldn't buy and didn't want to play BF3 when it came out. I have no idea why it's in my library now. Maybe one of those EA freebies or a 99% off sale.
Mekstizzle
WALKER
+3,610|5678|London, England
This forum might almost be relevant again! It looks good, although it’s annoying that it’ll be on the PS4/Xbone as I feel those systems will hold back the overall scope of the game significantly.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,917|5829|USA

I think the franchise has been holding itself back. I don't remember every specific, but I do remember being disappointed that BF3 looked like a downgrade from BF2. Didn't they nerf the whole squad/commander play?
War Man
Australians are hermaphrodites.
+562|5771|Purplicious Wisconsin

Mekstizzle wrote:

This forum might almost be relevant again! It looks good, although it’s annoying that it’ll be on the PS4/Xbone as I feel those systems will hold back the overall scope of the game significantly.
Yeah, money talks.

I don't want to install origin and hate playing on console though... So I guess I'll pass.
The irony of guns, is that they can save lives.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,917|5829|USA

A bunch of EA stuff is on Steam now. I haven't checked but I'm pretty sure I can launch some of it without starting Origin. And if you do have to launch it, it doesn't seem to have a fraction of the overhead as Steam.
War Man
Australians are hermaphrodites.
+562|5771|Purplicious Wisconsin

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

A bunch of EA stuff is on Steam now. I haven't checked but I'm pretty sure I can launch some of it without starting Origin. And if you do have to launch it, it doesn't seem to have a fraction of the overhead as Steam.
Pretty sure it is like Dawn of War 2, in requiring both Steam and Windows Live to work, although in this case it requires both origin and steam. Any EA games you can play without origin are likely pre-origin EA games.

Last edited by War Man (2021-06-26 08:25:47)

The irony of guns, is that they can save lives.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,917|5829|USA

Maybe, but I haven't really noticed it between housebuilding on Sims or finishing up Fallen Order. As long as I don't forget I have an account and end up having to juggle two (it would have been nice if uplay let me transfer like two keys over to my newer account so I didn't have to remove the games utterly from my steam library to avoid new title account confusion).

Speaking of Dawn of war, you should give Unification a look. I know this isn't specifically Battlefield-related, but since it came up:



Video is chapterized (heh), so I recommend viewing it directly on youtube where you might be able to see them on a sidebar. Still visible on the timeline here though.

Of course, Ultimate Apocalypse has bigger armies, but Unification has last stand.
twoblacklines
all grown up now (its boring)
+49|5264
Not played battlefield since bf4
This just looks like a reskinned bf4 to me
No doubt it will run like shit, off hitboxes, dragshots won't work, meh
Will probably buy it anyway as Im sure we will be in Lockdown all winter
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,718|5794|Oxferd Ohire
Battlefield Portal has increased my interest in 2042. I love custom games
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+491|2777
Didn't include any BF2 maps.

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