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kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



jisforjosh posted:

Only for the beta but refunding it afterwards if it's bad

This but cancelling after Microsoft announces day 1 on gamepass

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kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



I really do miss the gustav and hot boxing your own awful snipers in bc2

I think I had like 400 more Gustav kills than my next gun

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Crafty posted:

Do we know when we get some more gameplay? Keen to see more.

I think July 22?

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Yami Fenrir posted:

Jackfragz says that the beta in september will indeed be an open one. Hope it's nice and early (They did say not to knock on their door if it's not on Sept 1 tho :v:

Hypeee!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QypWGkr7diY

This looks pretty wild

Arica Harbour gently caress YES

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



jisforjosh posted:

BF3 shamefully


Bring back the Squad leader whistle from BF1 I don't care if it makes no sense

This so much. Been playing BF1 on my xbox and man, great game. Took multiple points using the juggernaut suit or whatever it is. Feels good man.

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Julius CSAR posted:

What’s your GT? Would love to have someone to revive lol

Should be kri kri #1236

I am super sporadic since I have a toddler, but hit me up

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



RCarr posted:

The average BF player is horrrrrible. I hopped back into BF1 after not playing for years and got MVP like 4 out of the first 5 games I played.

Opposite for me - I keep constantly running into rank 150 or whatever people who just melt me. Looking forward to the AI bots so my old rear end can stand a chance :/

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Datamining in effect

https://twitter.com/temporyal

https://twitter.com/temporyal/status/1426199567217926146

https://twitter.com/temporyal/status/1426192875356934149

https://twitter.com/temporyal/status/1426202935432728577

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Some 1440p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-vT4yIPS3o

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Inspector Hound posted:

They definitely don't need a giant map for rush--hell, they could probably do several different rush routes per actual conquest map, even in 4, so you don't know which part of the metro/prison/downtown Shanghai you'll actually be rushing through while it's loading.

e and what exactly is "Frontline," I can't usually find a full server of it to play on console to figure it out

https://youtu.be/ibbdW2Kl6hg

Looks like someone archived 2042 playtest media

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10ypnFLpqsj_v4bg4x1jjMEeVwEXwHNHE?usp=sharing

kri kri fucked around with this message at 13:32 on Aug 17, 2021

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



gently caress SNEEP posted:

It's Kirkand but I really wouldn't mind a Kirkland map lol

Would really love to battle the covidiot TP hoarders honestly

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



4K capture, man the grappling hook

https://youtu.be/O8WSijyKMXE

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



September 22?

https://twitter.com/_Tom_Henderson_/status/1433155811958796293

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Official gameplay

https://twitter.com/PartWelsh/status/1433807048697958408

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



the 22nd

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Bohemian Nights posted:

The best thing about a brand new battlefield is that almost everyone will be completely awful for the first couple of months, and anyone with a semblance of fps skill will land a comfortable 3 k/d that you can maintain until the game dies based on that head start alone

And then after that you can just switch to playing with bots

win win

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Blue Raider posted:

drat that theme sucks

Yeah, I thought my homepod was dying but nope

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Bring back whoever composed the bf2 mec theme

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



henpod posted:

Lotsa rumours flying around about a delay. Let's hope not eh!

Yep

https://www.dualshockers.com/battlefield-2042-delay-announcement-imminent-should-still-release-2021/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



https://twitter.com/_Tom_Henderson_/status/1438207882663759880

December 30

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



I had forgotten about how god awful the netcode was - its worse than i remember

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Charles 1998 posted:

And despite all that it ended up being the best Battlefield ever released.

No that was BC2

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



https://twitter.com/TheGhostOfMW/status/1438231166180630532/photo/1

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Couple hours late there

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



henpod posted:

Even after announcing the delay, Dice/EA are still being super quiet. They could probably do with giving us just a little more gameplay or something. Or, is this some weird marketing trick to get people speculating. Whatever it is, it's kinda dumb.

Dice is just poo poo at this stuff, does anyone remember zhinto or whatever the gently caress his name was? Ugh

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



https://twitter.com/temporyal/status/1440282087802621955?s=21

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Target Practice posted:

Imma poo poo someone's pants if they shoe horn a goddamn battle royal in this bullshit

The is zero chance of no BR - I bet it drops like next Spring or something after hazard zone

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



https://twitter.com/temporyal/status/1440647768972795906

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



https://twitter.com/_Tom_Henderson_/status/1441109372340297744

Not official but please dice

https://twitter.com/temporyal/status/1441113061545238528

kri kri fucked around with this message at 19:37 on Sep 23, 2021

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



https://twitter.com/temporyal/status/1442474964217524227

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



https://twitter.com/Battlefield/status/1442867191989170178

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



https://twitter.com/PartWelsh/status/1442868952321826816

https://twitter.com/PartWelsh/status/1442869269805481987

https://twitter.com/temporyal/status/1442870004886564870

Hell yeah

kri kri fucked around with this message at 16:17 on Sep 28, 2021

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



https://gamingintel.com/battlefield-2042-early-opinions-good-bad-ugly/

quote:


Creators and media have just played the Battlefield 2042 Beta – Here’s what they thought.

Disclaimer: All opinions in this article have been gathered from several individual creators who have wished to remain anonymous. Everything said in this article is just opinions unless stated otherwise.

Creators and media had the opportunity to play the Battlefield 2042 Beta today, with a strict NDA and embargo in place that will be lifted at 8AM BST on October 6.

However, several individuals who have played the Beta early have reached out to give their general first-hand impressions on the game so far.

We’ll be breaking down everything said in three different categories – The good, bad, and ugly.

The good are generally things that people believed to be good and didn’t need changing, the bad are things that needed to be changed and the ugly are things that likely can’t be addressed.

It should be noted that every person playing the Battlefield Beta was on PC and it’s expected that DICE/EA will make some form of announcement tomorrow in regards to consoles and the Beta.

Battlefield 2042 Beta – The Good
The Graphics
Generally speaking everyone I spoke with was positive on the graphics of the game, but as expected, almost everyone said the game isn’t a massive graphical upgrade from past Battlefield titles.

With double the number of players from past Battlefield titles and maps being several times bigger, it’s clear that there had to be some trade-offs with in-game graphics for performance.

It should be mentioned though, that although the graphics were considered “good”, this could also be down to the hardware limitations of some PC builds.

The Tornado
The Tornado seemed to be a highlight to a lot of people’s opinions on the game, with everyone reporting that it is an awesome in-game event that happens randomly and at different severity each time.

Due to this being a media and creator event, everyone ended up going to the tornado (likely for footage), but there were a couple of concerns that it could ruin the overall gameplay experience.

Battlefield 2042 tornado
EA DICE

Destruction
Destruction was my own concern with Battlefield 2042 and although the destruction isn’t what I originally teased, it is still there.

It’s similar to past Battlefield titles, with the “main event” such as the Rocket causing mass devastation to an area.

The tornado also causes destruction too by lifting up vehicles, debris, and players and flinging them across the map in all directions.

Buildings can be destroyed, but their main structured skeleton still remains to keep the map flow the same – We’ll have to wait until we get to play the other maps to really see how far destruction goes.

Battlefield 2042 Beta – The Bad
Customization
The new customization feature wasn’t to everyone’s standards during the short time they played, with many considering the in-game attachment change option as a gimmick.


It’s not entirely clear as to why the majority of the creators felt this way as it could be the case that they simply need to get used to the change, but it was something worth noting.

Battlefield 2042 Customizations
EA DICE
Verticality
As with a modern Battlefield title, comes verticality.

Although I wouldn’t personally consider Orbital as a “vertical map”, several people reported that looking on top of buildings and rooftops is a must.

Even with a large number of air vehicles looming overhead, the grapple hook makes it easy for players to get a verticle advantage.

It’ll be interesting to see how verticality plays a role on the other maps with skyscrapers and other tall buildings.


Weapon Balance
None of the weapons have considerable recoil.

Several people reported that they could easily outshoot a sniper rifle (they have a MASSIVE glint, by the way) with an assault rifle at considerable distances.

A lot of the automatic weapons have little recoil, which is a huge change compared to previous Battlefield titles if that’s by design.

Battlefield 2042 Lobby
EA DICE
Sound Design
It seems like the majority of gaming Beta’s have sound design flaws these days, but this was also an issue reported by several people.

I didn’t want to consider this “Ugly”, as players only had four hours to play the Beta, so getting used to the sound design might take a while.


Read More: Battlefield 2042 New Mastery Cosmetics & Weapon Skins Revealed

Battlefield 2042 Beta – The Ugly
Map Size
Orbital is considered a moderate-sized map for Battlefield 2042, however, every person noted that the map was too big, even for 128 players.

The main feedback on the map is that there are too many open spaces and no cover, making infantry combat boring for a mode like Conquest.

Some people even went as far as to say the maps were basically Open World.

This could be put down to the fact that according to data mined information from data miner Temporyal, the All-Out-War maps will also feature Hazard Zone.

It’s not entirely clear how DICE could fix this issue and it could play better in a different mode, but for Conquest, it seemed too big for many.

AI Players
AI players are enabled during the Battlefield 2042 Beta and after even seeing first-hand footage myself, they are terrible.

I’d compare the bots to Christmas noobs that we’ve all experienced at one time or another during our time playing video games, because they don’t really seem to know what they are doing.

Side note: An AI player will automatically die once an actual player joins the lobby to replace it.


EA DICE

Read More: Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone Likely to be Revealed at the End of October

Optimization
Although optimization issues should be expected for a Beta, there were comments that many people needed to either turn their graphic settings down or suffer from poor frame rates.

Two creators, both using a 2080Ti, reported that they could only get 80-90 FPS depending on the action on-screen at 1080p.

A stark interest from Battlefield V, where this user managed to get an average of 200 FPS with a similar PC build.

Another player with a 3080 said that they felt like the game was stuttering a lot and they didn’t get the amount of FPS they would have expected with a high-end GPU (a Ryzen 9 3950x 16 core CPU).

The player had to resort to turning all of their settings down to medium settings and only achieved around 120FPS at 1440p.

Read More: How to Get Battlefield 2042 Beta Early Access With No Pre-Order

Conclusion
Overall, the majority of the comments seemed to be positive about the Battlefield 2042 Beta, but several people were concerned that it could have a rough launch.


With the likes of poor optimization still plaguing the game on high-end PC’s, it’s not hard to see why people are concerned.

But it seems like we’re in for a fun premium title launch with Battlefield 2042, but DICE will need to address the bad and ugly elements in a timely manner.

Almost all of the creators said the game felt good and with the Battlefield 2042 Early Access Beta only a day away now, we’ll be able to experience it ourselves very shortly.

An important feature in Battlefield 2042 is the anti-cheat system, where we’ve analyzed the good and the bad.


This is pretty much a useless article, apologies

kri kri fucked around with this message at 21:14 on Oct 4, 2021

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



https://twitter.com/temporyal/status/1445333859655200769

Can't wait to play this poo poo

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



https://twitter.com/_tom_henderson_/status/1445352195965194241?s=21

Please Dice

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Skyarb posted:

What time does the beta actually go live, not preload but when can I play exactly?

When is the Open Beta available?
Pre-load begins on October 5 (at 07:00 UTC on all platforms), but not everyone will be able to access the Open Beta at the same time. Early access is available October 6–7 (start playing at 07:00 UTC all platforms on 10/06) for anyone who has pre-ordered Battlefield 2042 or is an EA Play member. General access begins on October 8 (at 07:00 UTC on all platforms), at which point anyone can join the fight.

https://www.ea.com/games/battlefield/battlefield-2042/faq

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



https://twitter.com/temporyal/status/1445413612118548487

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Removed wrong timer thing

https://twitter.com/temporyal/status/1445425691395301383

https://twitter.com/temporyal/status/1445433701106688001

https://twitter.com/Battlefield/status/1445420803198181379

kri kri fucked around with this message at 17:02 on Oct 5, 2021

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



https://twitter.com/temporyal/status/1445466898385096710

https://twitter.com/temporyal/status/1445455051183443974

Kind of concerning that the game releases in a month and there has been nothing official on hazard zone. Wonder if that ships next year.

https://twitter.com/PartWelsh/status/1445455618580434944

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kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



Got a couple rounds in early - robodog owns. Game is janky as gently caress on series x - glitching and tons of animation bugs.

Otherwise seems decently fun so far, Conquest still the worst game mode. Breakthrough 128 players please.

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