EA/DICE delays Battlefield 2042 until November 2021

The game will not be releasing this October

EA/DICE delays Battlefield 2042 until November 2021

Battlefield 2042 has been delayed

EA and DICE have confirmed that their upcoming multiplayer First-Person Shooter, Battlefield 2042, has been delayed until November 19th 2021, missing the game's previously planned October 22nd launch date. 

Unlike most prior games in the Battlefield series, Battlefield 2142 will be a multiplayer-only title, as the game will lack a single-player campaign mode. However, players will be able to play against AI bots, giving the game single-player content. With Battlefield 2042, DICE has promised stronger AI than in prior game releases. 

Explaining the reasons behind Battlefield 2042's delay, EA/DICE has stated that "unforeseen challenges" related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the game's development. Battlefield 2042 is a large scale shooter, and continued work from home conditions have placed the game's development behind schedule. 

Battlefield 2042 is a cross-generation title, arriving on PC, PlayStation and Xbox platforms. For consoles, the game will release on both current-generation and last-generation systems. PC and current generation consoles will support 128-player multiplayer, while last-generation versions of the game will support up to 64 players. This means that last-generation and current-generation console players will not be able to play together. 

EA/DICE delays Battlefield 2042 until November 2021  
At this time, it is unclear how this delay will impact Battlefield 2042's planned open beta. This beta was expected to go live later this month, and DICE has confirmed that that will be updating players on the game's open beta "later this month. 

Battlefield 2042 is now due to launch on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on November 19th. 

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EA/DICE delays Battlefield 2042 until November 2021  

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16-09-2021, 15:01:08

Damien c
Dice have never released a game without major issues at launch, even before Covid so blaming Covid for the game being a mess is just to funny.

They still have not managed to fix the frame drops, packet loss, graphical glitches etc etc on Battlefield 3, 4, 5 and many others in the series.

Give the Engine and the game to a developer who can actually fix most if not all of those issues and Battlefield will be a good game, but for me the game is a no go until I see a review saying they have fixed every issue that has plagued Dice games for over 10 years.

Unfortunately that won't happen, same with Call Of Duty games although to be honest I think I am just looking for more from games now, than the usual run and gun with no objective or benefit to the gameplay or game, since COD and Battlefield both have "Pay to win" mechanics or sorry "Suprise mechanics" in them, meaning I can just buy the "Best Gear" and play with that from day 1 without earning it and feeling a sense of accomplishment.

Rant over Quote

18-09-2021, 09:22:27

Dicehunter
Nothing of value has been lost, Just another online deathmatch game.Quote

18-09-2021, 09:55:41

NeverBackDown
I mean I was looking forward to it...Quote

18-09-2021, 11:58:49

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I mean I was looking forward to it...
Yeah, I think many are. They're hoping that the fundamental issues (not bugs or cheating necessarily) of the previous games will be gone. People want huge open battlefields again.Quote

18-09-2021, 15:10:43

Dawelio
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Originally Posted by Damien c View Post
Dice have never released a game without major issues at launch, even before Covid so blaming Covid for the game being a mess is just to funny.
I highly doubt any game studio has ever achieved this though? Atleast I've never heard of a single game that has been completely flawless at launch...

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Originally Posted by Damien c View Post
They still have not managed to fix the frame drops, packet loss, graphical glitches etc etc on Battlefield 3, 4, 5 and many others in the series.
I have been a long time player of Battlefield 3 and I haven't since a year or two after it's launch experienced those issues that you are talking about.

Haven't experienced frame drops, packet loss or graphical glitches from the game. Initially yes, it was horrible. But they fixed up a lot of it and since probably 1-2 years after, not noticed anything really.

But then again, I focus on the game itself, the gameplay, having fun and less on the little problems that the game may have here and there. If I would do that, I'd drive me nuts and ruin the round. Now why would I do that? Quote
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