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Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Yoooo that trailer was sick.

Hovercrafts, squirrel suits, jihad jeep, jet RPG, and that 3-wheeled buggy car thing trying to run away from a tornado!

I got so sick of WW battlefields and thought 3 and 4 were a ton of fun. I canít wait for this one. I might actually try to find a PS5 now.

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Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

The United States posted:

secret best AA vehicle is the RHIB and its minigun

McRhibbing it up rules. Load it with an IGLA and support guy for a ton of fun.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Alright how then hell do I get a ps5 without paying $ebay before this is released? Do I have to keep nowinstock.com open 24/7 on my PC with my speakers at max?

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

jisforjosh posted:

Join a stock tracking discord. I got one for a friend last week after a week

https://discord.gg/ynK2EMXZ

Fantastic. Thank you for probably making me spend $800!

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Captain Beans posted:

100% make sure you are signed up for the Sony Direct buy system. You have to have PS+ active. Google up some instructions because you have to opt into a specific setting ON CONSOLE itself not just the website its dumb.

I canít for the life of me find out how. The direct website says itís sold out with no way to sign up for an invite. Every other website says just to have a PSN account and hope for an email? Iíve got a ps4 and ps+ but have never seen an email.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Captain Beans posted:

on your PS4 go to:

Go to Account > Notification Preferences

Check the box that reads:

Yes, I am interested in receiving marketing materials from Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). I understand I can unsubscribe at any time

or something just like that, after you should receive like one marketing email a week. If you get those marketing emails you have turned all the correct switches on.

Ah, the spam switch. You got me, Sony.

Thank you.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Just rewatched a couple compilation videos I crudely put together for back in the BF4 days. I played 1 briefly, but completely skipped V due to kids, but rewatching my videos makes me really miss playing with my dudes. Really looking forward to getting back into playing a modern Battlefield. Love being able to kill people in funny ways. Hopefully this will still be possible in 2042.

Mostly jihads and random explosiony stuff:
https://youtu.be/D_EP5Fu87-U

More explosions, SLAMs and UCAVs:
https://youtu.be/kX1WanK5R08
e: doesnít look like this video works in the awful app but works fine on PC

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

FrancisFukyomama posted:

Were jihad jeeps just not as common in BF4 just bc tank nerfs no longer meant they were the most reliable way to destroy a tank? BFV has sticky dynamite but I donít think Iíve ever seen one

I used them all the time (see my previous post in this thread :v:)

There was also something really funny like the MAV could detonate enemy supply crates or prox mines (?) that would cause the enemy team to get a team kill or suicide or something. Itís been so long I canít remember but hovering way above enemy snipers and making them suicide by using the zappy thing on the MAV was hilarious.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Oh poo poo I remember now.

Get a buddy to join the other team. He lays SLAMs or mines or whatever in a sniper nest. Then you (opposite team) use the MAV to detonate them.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Boom, was able to score a PS5 on Amazon this morning!

Pumped for BF.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Inner Light posted:

We got a handle yet on how many goons will play 2142 on PC vs. a system like Xbox Series X?

I am still waffling horribly between buying a $2k gaming PC or Series X. Though, Series X has been Supply Chain hosed for approximately forever, and not sure if it will let up soon, so it's sold out everywhere.

PS5, let's goooooooooo!

Between the end of my BF4 days and 2042, I've been in infant/toddler-land and have been unable to regularly play online games with my bros basically at all for a few years now. Finally at a point where I can probably start back up and I'm taking 2042 day off to play the poo poo out of it.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Look, I just want a day off work, even if it means servers crashing every 5 mins.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

ScootsMcSkirt posted:

harassing friendly snipers is a time-honored battlefield tradition and is, in fact, quite fun

Bailing out of a moving vehicle so it runs over and kills your teammate sniper is incredibly fun.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Doesnít it that also give the sniper a suicide since the vehicle was unmanned? I thought I remember that from BF4.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Inner Light posted:

God drat my fault for not picking up a console pre-COVID.

The only Good Consoles (PS5 / Xbox Series X) are backordered to hell. Series X supply may not be able to meet demand until 2023.

https://www.techradar.com/news/xbox-series-x-restock-issues-will-continue-to-be-a-challenge-for-quite-a-while

Ughhhh I don't want to spend $2k on this (https://www.microcenter.com/product/636485/powerspec-g438-gaming-pc) but it is at this point my only option. I could lie to myself and say it is helping me get my pilot's license faster if I get Flight Simulator on it too, which could save some money.

Follow this twitter account and enable post notifications:
https://twitter.com/PS5StockAlerts

It's how I just scored my PS5 off Amazon last week.

There's also a Discord server that sends out alerts, but in my month or so of trying to get a PS5, they'd either send them out too late, or not at all. They do have a PC app that will auto add to cart for certain sites like BB, Amazon, Newegg and even has an option to auto-buy from Amazon. I spend the $6 to get the auto-buy for their app, but when Amazon had them in stock last week, it didn't see it at all, so I had to do it manually. I only knew they had them because of the twitter account above. Seems very timely and probably the best way to score a console. You do have to do the F5 dance repeatedly most of the time since it'll disappear from your cart or say you can't add it or whatever. Just keep trying until you actually see an out of stock message.

And if you see a PS Direct session go up, make sure you get into it early. Once their timers expire, it puts everyone into a random place in the queue. Use 20 different Chrome incognito windows or different browsers or browsers on different machines and phones so you have more chances at getting plopped in the front of the line. You can't just simply use different tabs, it has to be browsers or incognito windows I believe because all your tabs will end up at the same place in queue.

Good luck!

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Right on queue

https://twitter.com/mattswider/status/1443987660276699150?s=21

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Charles 1998 posted:

Wrong. They're helping to win the game.

Youíre picking a weird hill to die on, my dude.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

How the hell do you turn off PS5 controller vibration for just loving walking around? Having my controller vibrate every time my dude takes a step is so loving annoying.

Iíve only seen a global vibration toggle in the settings, nothing walking-specific

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Revitalized posted:

I can't tell who is friend or foe except for the little green dot. When I'm dead and waiting for a revive, I see people scrambling around me but I don't know if they are friendly or enemies. This specialist system/free-gear system kinda sucks for teamplay.

Also, is the FPS capped? I can't seem to break 60 fps even I turn down the settings. i5-9600k and RTX3070. Like I set things to low and 1080p and it still hovers around there. I didn't see Vsync in the options.

Yeah, I have no idea who is friend or foe either. Sometimes there's blue... dot? triangle? above their head, but over half the time, I can't see it before I realize I unloaded 20 rounds into my teammate. If you're in close quarter combat, the indicator is usually off the top of your screen where you can't even see it. Annoying.

And I couldn't get any of the weapon attachment selector menu things working at all. Do I need to unlock them or something? It's not very clear at all.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Whenever I have the AA rocket launcher on my dude, I can never tell if I get a hit. 80% of the time the rocket flies off screen and ?????? Not a single clue if I hit or not.

Also, as a PS5-player, gently caress playing cross-platform. Whenever I run somewhere Iím instantly dead after 7 seconds of running, with no loving clue where Iím being shot from.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Does beta last until release, or will there be a dead period of no BF?

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Huh, thought gold access started Friday. Oops.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

What the hell did they do to chopper controls? I flew around like a moron 14 miles in the sky while getting pelted with rockets. I couldnít control it at all. The bf3/4 controls were perfect. I have absolutely no clue how to fly anymore.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Is there a way I can just practice flying choppers to get a hang of the controls without joining a match and having to wait for one chance in a 30 minute game, then immediately crashing into a building and killing everyone aboard?

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Wow I thought the stupid limited-range rocket pods were butt until I used them for a 15-minute tank run. Those things have wild loving splash damage.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Thirsty Dog posted:

Amused by it being Update 0.3.0. Can't wait til 1.0!

I :lol:'ed when I read this.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

The Christmas skins look loving AWESOME

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Goddamn, not being able to spot pisses me the gently caress off every time I play. I played BF3/4 heavily and only 1/V a bit, but gently caress me, I hate not being able to spot people with every character.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

ScootsMcSkirt posted:

well theres your problem

the game will only put you with other players on the same platform that also have crossplay off. Depending on what platform youre playing on, thats a very small population of players

turn crossplay back on if youre tired of playing with bots

I'm on PS5 and I have cross-play turned off just so I don't have to play against keyboard/mouse-havers. Seems like a huge disadvantage to go up against PC players, no? I'm not noticing any auto-aim whatsoever in the game to help even it out either.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Do the angel supply boxes not replenish M5s? I've been super confused on now to reload those. In previous versions, you just had to stand on the box for 30 seconds or whatever to get a new missile/explosive.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK posted:

The angel ammo pouches only give bullets and 20 armor. The supply crate does resupply the M5(and everything else).

The ammo crate gadget also resupplies the M5 like you are used to.

How do I throw a crate instead of a bullet/armor pouch?

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK posted:

It absolutely does. Once you are below 50% ammo, you see the icon above the heads of teammates who have an ammo box. Same for when you are below 50% hp and there are people nearby with a medkit.

I am 95% sure that you also see people who need ammo / health if you have the respective crate because they have the same icon but it's flashing over their head.

Yeah what the hell, I thought the flashing ammo box means that person needed ammo, not has it.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

dog nougat posted:

I like to play as Falck with ammo boxes and just play resupply medic. It's a shame that heals and resupplies only give a paltry 5XP. Also weirdly, the ammo box doesn't seem to resupply underslung grenades for some reason unless I'm not waiting around long enough. I feel like it should resupply them at the rate of regular grenades.

I'm guessing you need the ammo crate, not pouch, for the grenades. And at a crate, you have to pull open the menu on it and it should fill all your explody poo poo up. Or at least that's what it does for my M5s anyway.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Chad Sexington posted:

I think the white outline actually means you are "locked on" to that person and the ammo will fly to them if you hit the trigger.

:lol: I was wondering why my pouches loving launch, and a lot of the time at some weird-rear end angles.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Suppressors are still loud as gently caress IRL

:themoreyouknow:

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Mines despawning on death is loving stupid. It used to be that way in BF4 til they patched them to persist.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

The United States posted:

Yeah it's the difference in environmental detail

https://v.redd.it/jd5iwcpf26481/DASH_1080.mp4

However do note how it's a million times easier to see enemies in 2042

Yowzers

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

Had the day off so I tried to play PS5 with my buddy for 4 hours. Every time we tried to join a conquest or breakthrough, it would just sit waiting for other players for 10+ minutes. We eventually just backed out and did a bit match to level up weapons instead. This happened for 4 straight hours. Couldnít find a single online game that actually started.

Is this game really this dead on a Monday?

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK posted:

Do you have crossplay off? Can you even turn it off on consoles?

I do because I donít want to play against PC pros.

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Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007

CornHolio posted:

Does anybody know what this is going to entail? I know CoD resets everybody's levels but I don't think that would go over very well with the BF community.

- Skins you can buy
- Battlepacks you can buy
- Weapon dangly charm thingies that literally no one can see unless itís from the load out screen
- A new specialist that you can buy or unlock with 2000h of gameplay
- A new, lovely map with no levolution. Maybe a rain storm that blows garbage around.
- A new gun that you can buy or unlock after 1000h of gameplay
- A new tank skin that you can buy

Why the gently caress are they waiting til March? That poo poo should have started Jan 1.

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