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Battlefield 2042 |OT| - Squad Up, Gear Up, and Join the Fight.

Tunned

Member
After disliking the beta (alpha*) and not wanting to buy the game, a friend of mine talked me into it, so I bought the base game on PC for 42 Euros. At first I was not feeling it, but after a few major patches goddamn this game is freaking sweet! Breakthrough is chaos, I freaking love it. And squading up with friends elevates the game to epic proportions.
The specialists are not all that bad after you get used to them, the classes are still there, they are just a bit more varied.
Any one on the fence give the game a go now that it has been patched (with more patches to come, surely).
 
I tried last gen version on series x and my god the input lag in horrible , the game looks fine but u really can't aim for shit because of the input lag
 

R6Rider

Gold Member
Hey boys.

What’s your preferred setting on console ? I just can’t find the right spot for aiming.

edit: And the graphic settings? Do you have everything on off ? I have motion blur on 0
Here are my settings, but they might not help much due to preference:

FoV 74
3rd person FoV 74
ADS Field of view off

Soldier Aim Sensitivity 50
Aim Assist All off
Soldier aim zoom Sensitivity 70
Aim acceleration Off
vertical aim ratio 70
Uniform Soldier aiming On
Uniform solider aiming ratio is default

I turn all the graphic stuff off.

My crosshair is a mix of magenta and purple.
Hits are white, Headshots blue, Kills red, and armor hits yellow.

The FoV is vertical so 74 is equivalent to 90 horizontal.

I turned both the stick deadzones down to 10 I think and they were like 13 or 15 by default.
 
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Croatoan

They/Them A-10 Warthog
This last patch has been a good one. Guns are in a good place now. I'd say that the game is now in a "Beta" state. Three more months and it might be in "Release" state. Didn't know I was buying an Early Access AAA game but I'm cool with it, game is fun as hell.

I get 90+ Fps now on most maps so performance has gotten better (1440p, Ultra settings, DLSS Quality, no raytracing)

This game is my GOTY and my biggest disappointment of the year. That is how shit 2021 has been for gaming...lol. Conflicted.
 
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Urban

Member
Thx for your answers boys! Helped me alot!
Another Question: Is there on Playstation 5 (without Crossplay) only 1 Map active or what? I quit a Map exakt 8 times and with every search i would join the same map again ( agypt). Not having a Serverbrowser sucks so much.
 

SJRB

Gold Member
Thx for your answers boys! Helped me alot!
Another Question: Is there on Playstation 5 (without Crossplay) only 1 Map active or what? I quit a Map exakt 8 times and with every search i would join the same map again ( agypt). Not having a Serverbrowser sucks so much.

Yeah because you get booted back to the main menu after every match and there's no server browser it's luck of the draw what map you'll end up in.

I sometimes play Renewal [the one with the large wall in the middle] four times in a row because there's no map rotation whatsoever.

+1 on the mindboggling design choices, I guess.
 
Thx for your answers boys! Helped me alot!
Another Question: Is there on Playstation 5 (without Crossplay) only 1 Map active or what? I quit a Map exakt 8 times and with every search i would join the same map again ( agypt). Not having a Serverbrowser sucks so much.

As far as I can tell, there are not enough players if you turn crossplay off. This is especially evident in Portal mode where it seems like almost nobody is playing the game.

Its total shit that controller players have to be lumped in with the M&K sweats to actually get into a fucking server in this game.
 

Urban

Member
Yeah because you get booted back to the main menu after every match and there's no server browser it's luck of the draw what map you'll end up in.

I sometimes play Renewal [the one with the large wall in the middle] four times in a row because there's no map rotation whatsoever.

+1 on the mindboggling design choices, I guess.

yeah i drawed this map 6 time in a row now..

@hellofleather: Iam a noob when it comes to MP Console shooters but i dont want to play against MK users because there is no way that a average Controller player is faster than me with MK, so i opted to play without Crossplay.

Unfortunately the PS5 version doesn't support MK :(
 

EDMIX

Member
What I'm saying, 22K is a high number I'm kinda shocked that this many people are still trying to play this trash game. Are they trying to justify their purchase or something by continuing to play it?

Well millions bought the game, clearly many disagree with it being trash. 22k is more normal for BF on Steam, as in we don't even have much to go on to say this is something that unusual for the platform for that IP. So...you can't measure in the dark, its why you are "shocked", if you know the normal numbers for that IP on Steam, nothing is really shocking about this. Its likely many times more are playing it on Origin, PSN, XBL etc, if they like it, they like it. No one is forcing them to play it and it has nothing to do with "justify" the purchase.

Its like trying to fucking say I'm playing it for that reason or other users on here or something.

Or....we just disagree with you and genuinely like the game. Its ok to disagree, but I see no reason to pretend those that disagree with you, are some how faking liking the game or something. I don't know why you'd even be shocked that many disagree with you on a video game lol You guys fall for hyperbole waaaaaay too much and exaggerate too much, as if zero people are suppose to play the game cause u mad or something lol Came on man, thats just way too outrageous and ridiculous. What are you going to tell me next? You hate Fortnite so you are shocked others are playing it or? You don't see how weird that sounds as some measurement of something lol
 
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EDMIX

Member
They did the same thing for BFV. You should have known my dude

Agreed. I'm pretty sure every holiday EA puts on some sale in December. I can't even recall the last time they didn't have some sale during the holidays.

edit. looks like they normally start in November actually


So looking back pretty much all the major BF titles go on sale shortly after release.
 
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EDMIX

Member
In fairness for BFV I took Dice's "If you don't like it, don't buy it" VERY literally and only started playing when it was free on PS Plus.


lol Söderlund wanted all the woke smoke from those comments




Forgot this was coming


they'll likely add it to the rotation if they see lots like it, I think it makes sense to have it as an option as I recall in past BF titles different sizes existed, like 64 or 32 conquest or something.

Someone also made some mock up of what the scoreboard could look like

 

Sybrix

Member
Its Xmas holidays now for schools, lots of people off work for the Holidays.

BF2042 on Steam has 12,198 players............ wow.

UK time is 10:19am, however its a god damn new Battlefield game.

Which everyway you look at this, the game is a complete failure.

I really hope this isnt the end for Battlefield but i cant say that i can see another one anytime soon.
 

EDMIX

Member
Its Xmas holidays now for schools, lots of people off work for the Holidays.

BF2042 on Steam has 12,198 players............ wow.

UK time is 10:19am, however its a god damn new Battlefield game.

Which everyway you look at this, the game is a complete failure.

I really hope this isnt the end for Battlefield but i cant say that i can see another one anytime soon.

What is Battlefields normal numbers for Steam following a release?

If you can find that, you can see if this is a "failure" or not as to my understanding Battlefield and Call Of Duty have never moved the most units on Steam, PC etc. I'm not even sure why people keep trying to fucking cherry pick that number, yet they have no idea what the past number was to even understand what it even means. Using this logic, all Call Of Duties are "failures" as they do worse on steam lol
 

Sybrix

Member
What is Battlefields normal numbers for Steam following a release?

If you can find that, you can see if this is a "failure" or not as to my understanding Battlefield and Call Of Duty have never moved the most units on Steam, PC etc. I'm not even sure why people keep trying to fucking cherry pick that number, yet they have no idea what the past number was to even understand what it even means. Using this logic, all Call Of Duties are "failures" as they do worse on steam lol

I'd say Halo Infinite would be on par with a Battlefield release, current numbers for Halo are at 28,571, 2042 has 10,625, its also 08:33am at the time of this post.

I cherry pick nothing.

I am so disappointed to see Battlefield, a franchise i have played since Battlefield 2, in the state its in now and i really fear for its future.

The fact of the matter is you have a brand new Battlefield game having a free weekend and 33% of discount less than a month after release.... not to mention the 1000s of bugs that have plagued the game since it was released. And yes... i am well aware of the state of BF4, BF1 and BFV at release however i dont recall a free weekend or such huge discounts being given on these games a month after they released, its a clear EA are panicking and want as many players in the game as fast as possible.

You pay $100+ to pre-order the fucking game and less than a month later is 33% off..... WTF is that? I'd be seriously pissed off. But then again i hope this add's weight to the argument of NEVER pre-ordering games. I mean for Christ sake, EA play had 10 hours free of 2042..... my 6 hours play time was enough for me lol.

Next stage is F2P which i can see Hazard Zone moving towards seeing as that mode is completely dead now.
 
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Urban

Member
Its Xmas holidays now for schools, lots of people off work for the Holidays.

BF2042 on Steam has 12,198 players............ wow.

UK time is 10:19am, however its a god damn new Battlefield game.

Which everyway you look at this, the game is a complete failure.

I really hope this isnt the end for Battlefield but i cant say that i can see another one anytime soon.
Lirik did a sponsored stream yesterday. TO A NEWLY RELEASED MP GAME.

he played a lot of portal modes
 

HeisenbergFX4

Gold Member

imo a flop giving the name of the franchise
Just from the amount of hype from people including myself

I remember saying, as did many others, this was going to be the year BF took the crown from COD in sales

I know viewership is not a decent metric to go by but a few nights ago was looking at viewers on Twitch and 2042 and even Vanguard were out of the top 100 and were right below Moder Warfare and even PUBG Mobile

PUBG MOBILE!!!
 

Urban

Member
Just from the amount of hype from people including myself

I remember saying, as did many others, this was going to be the year BF took the crown from COD in sales

I know viewership is not a decent metric to go by but a few nights ago was looking at viewers on Twitch and 2042 and even Vanguard were out of the top 100 and were right below Moder Warfare and even PUBG Mobile

PUBG MOBILE!!!
I was hyped too and it sounded like a dream come too but the market shifted. I think the time of Fullprice MP only games are over.

Every 2-3 days ill go and play it for a time and than just quit because its not fun. Im finding myself playing alot of BFV which has some pretty good maps and the gun play feels nice.

Lets see what happens till March. Maybe they overhaul it or they will go f2p
 
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Sybrix

Member
A good point below raised by another player:

Lets take a look at some day one numbers after the free weekend.

https://steamdb.info/app/1517290/graphs/

Player count from peaks during the four days averaged

(37564 + 47883 + 45009 + 30983) = 161,439

161,439 / 4 = 40,360 average peak player count over the free weekend.

19423 - Peak player count on 21/12/2021 14:00 UTC

20,936 loss of players after free weekend.

That is a 51.87% peak player count loss from free weekend player count.

We can extrapolate they may not have purchased the game to continue playing.

18561 pre free weekend peak - 19423 post weekend peak = 862 gained

That is 4.644% peak player count increase of owners of the game playing.

If we allow for a chance 5% (of 18564) of owners just skipped this day that is 55% chance 920 of those may or may not play tomorrow

Conclusion = The free weekend was, statistically, a failure. That was to be expected from previous trends which seem to be returning to the predicted curve of less than 10k peak players before 60 days from release.
 

HeisenbergFX4

Gold Member
I was hyped too and it sounded like a dream come too but the market shifted. I think the time of Fullprice MP only games are over.

Every 2-3 days ill go and play it for a time and than just quit because its not fun. Im finding myself playing alot of BFV which has some pretty good maps and the gun play feels nice.

Lets see what happens till March. Maybe they overhaul it or they will go f2p
I will be honest I had heard it was going to Game Pass day 1 to increase player numbers but even that wouldn't have saved it

I bought it when it was on sale for $39 via GameStop plus getting a $5 coupon to make it $34 in hopes it becomes a great game

When this game works it has some fun moments for me
 
A good point below raised by another player:

Lets take a look at some day one numbers after the free weekend.

https://steamdb.info/app/1517290/graphs/

Player count from peaks during the four days averaged

(37564 + 47883 + 45009 + 30983) = 161,439

161,439 / 4 = 40,360 average peak player count over the free weekend.

19423 - Peak player count on 21/12/2021 14:00 UTC

20,936 loss of players after free weekend.

That is a 51.87% peak player count loss from free weekend player count.

We can extrapolate they may not have purchased the game to continue playing.

18561 pre free weekend peak - 19423 post weekend peak = 862 gained

That is 4.644% peak player count increase of owners of the game playing.

If we allow for a chance 5% (of 18564) of owners just skipped this day that is 55% chance 920 of those may or may not play tomorrow

Conclusion = The free weekend was, statistically, a failure. That was to be expected from previous trends which seem to be returning to the predicted curve of less than 10k peak players before 60 days from release.

Yikes. I bought this for like half off but still haven't opened it up yet. I'm wondering if I should just return it and move on. How hard is it to find full games these days?
 

Sybrix

Member
Yikes. I bought this for like half off but still haven't opened it up yet. I'm wondering if I should just return it and move on. How hard is it to find full games these days?

Not sure, i havent played the game for a while, i dont like it.

I was hoping it to be a game that in a years time has the bug fixes and updates to make it a success.

However i dont think its going to hold these numbers for long, the next update with maps etc isnt for another 3 months.
 

EDMIX

Member
Halo Infinite would be on par with a Battlefield release
A free to play game? Nah bud
I cherry pick nothing.
You indeed are cherry picking Steam's install base despite knowing it has never been the majority install base for Battlefield, never...
I am so disappointed to see Battlefield, a franchise i have played since Battlefield 2, in the state its in now and i really fear for its future.
Sure bud, you would have been fucking disappointed if you looked at the whole series thru the cherry picked lens of STEAM SOLELY


So the series has never been massive on Steam. Why you are dead set on that 1 number on that 1 install base is to argue a narrative.

Tell us more how you are soooooo worried and concerned about Call Of Duty too bud


ohhhh noez /s

You pay $100+ to pre-order the fucking game and less than a month later is 33% off..... WTF is that?

You mean the sales that happen every single year by EA? So YOU paid $100 plus for that without knowing your history bud, the samve history that failed to realize Steam was not its base, EA always does sales no matter how good or bad a BF title does.

BFV moved millions less, went on sale.
BF 2042 moved 4 million plus in a week.....went on sale.
BF4
BF3
ALL BFs go on sale after release

How can you fucking argue some shocking thing, that is actually normal for this publisher and IP? So this whole "da sky is fallingz" is hard to buy when the thing happening is not unusal for the publisher, IP or the steam install base. Using this odd logic, you should be in "fear" of Call Of Duty's future lol Why the fuck would anyone worry about 1 install base that has NEVER moved majority units and then ignore the game moving the second fastest units in franchise history?

So...ignore record sales, ohhhhhh but da steam number doooooez lol who the fuck is buying this? You WANT to aim that narrative towards a sky is falling crying, concern, worry, fear type argument, you don't provide any real evidence to argue something new, unsual, out of the norm or never happened before thing is actually going.

So you know why you are in "fear" based on Steam numbers? Cause you didn't fucking know what it was with this series prior


You want to know why you are in "fear" based on a game going on sale? Cause you didn't fucking know this was normal by the publisher and this IP. SO when you say "i dont recall" yeaaaaa you should have looked that up before posting as your whole past is not based on facts, its based on what you can or can't "recall", Google is your friend on this here man.

^ omgz BF1 is $27 after release on sale? WOW, i'm in fear for this IP now /s The best selling BF in history was on sale after, for an even bigger discount. Sir...you don't have a massive fearful thing going on here, you just don't know the history of this IP or publisher and trying to make a something, from nothing....


You can't measure in the dark, it makes zero fucking sense and tries to argue something, yet have no idea what the fuck it was before to even tell us a new, scarrrrry and "fearful" thing is going on.

Read, research, provide valid evidence of a new occurrence vs um "fear" as that is what you wanted, you wanted the SHOCK of "oh noez sale" or "OH NOEZ da steam number" but how can that be a scary thing, when that is historically what has happened regarding this IP and publisher? So while your in fear bud, I'll provide sound evidence on this one. You can't win this based on emotions man lol

They put their games on sale a lot, you being shocked by that is a you thing, you paid $100 and really you paid a price for not knowing history =)
 
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BadBurger

Gold Member
Yikes. I bought this for like half off but still haven't opened it up yet. I'm wondering if I should just return it and move on. How hard is it to find full games these days?

According to the subreddit, people on Xbox or PS with cross play off face long waits and servers that are mostly bots once they actually get in.

PC or consoles with cross play on is more active, but servers launching with bots while trying to backfill those spots with real players while the match gets underway is a common circumstance.

Portal is practically dead across the board.

The free Steam weekend didn't produce much of a spike, and numbers returned right back to where they were when it ended. EA sold enough units before everyone bailed that perhaps this is still a financial success for them in some way, but I have a feeling this will be the first free to play Battlefield. I don't see how the EA money counters look at the player counts and trends, consider the critical failing that the game is and its image, and figure they can still make more money off this thing without going free to play.

So personally I'd return that copy and get a discounted game that is actually good. Even if this doesn't go F2P it will be $5 - $15 bargain bin territory sooner rather than later.
 

R6Rider

Gold Member
According to the subreddit, people on Xbox or PS with cross play off face long waits
Literally played 10 matches tonight (PS5 with Crossplay off) and none of them took longer than 30 seconds of matchmaking. A few had bots at the start, but within the first few minutes were back to full player count 128.
 
According to the subreddit, people on Xbox or PS with cross play off face long waits and servers that are mostly bots once they actually get in.

PC or consoles with cross play on is more active, but servers launching with bots while trying to backfill those spots with real players while the match gets underway is a common circumstance.

Portal is practically dead across the board.

The free Steam weekend didn't produce much of a spike, and numbers returned right back to where they were when it ended. EA sold enough units before everyone bailed that perhaps this is still a financial success for them in some way, but I have a feeling this will be the first free to play Battlefield. I don't see how the EA money counters look at the player counts and trends, consider the critical failing that the game is and its image, and figure they can still make more money off this thing without going free to play.

So personally I'd return that copy and get a discounted game that is actually good. Even if this doesn't go F2P it will be $5 - $15 bargain bin territory sooner rather than later.

Literally played 10 matches tonight (PS5 with Crossplay off) and none of them took longer than 30 seconds of matchmaking. A few had bots at the start, but within the first few minutes were back to full player count 128.

 
Not sure, i havent played the game for a while, i dont like it.

I was hoping it to be a game that in a years time has the bug fixes and updates to make it a success.

However i dont think its going to hold these numbers for long, the next update with maps etc isnt for another 3 months.
Why are you here?
 
Literally played 10 matches tonight (PS5 with Crossplay off) and none of them took longer than 30 seconds of matchmaking. A few had bots at the start, but within the first few minutes were back to full player count 128.
I think the problem is with Portal. By having cross play on by default DICE sacrificed console players who don't want to have to go up against M+K. Bullshit move. Welcome to modern gaming.
 
If you're going to have cross play on console than you have people OPT IN to it, not opt out. This has to be one of the most bs trends in all of gaming, devs know as much as anyone the advantage m+k has over controller in a game like bf 2042. I seriously don't understand how console gamers allowed them to get away with having crossplay ON by default in this game. Are gamers brainwashed into believing this is a good thing? I swear the generation of gamers, developers, etc right now is allowing a lot of really negative trends to take root.
 
If you're going to have cross play on console than you have people OPT IN to it, not opt out. This has to be one of the most bs trends in all of gaming, devs know as much as anyone the advantage m+k has over controller in a game like bf 2042. I seriously don't understand how console gamers allowed them to get away with having crossplay ON by default in this game. Are gamers brainwashed into believing this is a good thing? I swear the generation of gamers, developers, etc right now is allowing a lot of really negative trends to take root.
Yeah guys, how did we allow this?!
 

R6Rider

Gold Member
New weekly challenge is a skin for the Bolte. Also gave out another player card image (Xmas themed with 2 robo dogs) and another tag (snowflake symbol and says "Cold Warrior").
 

EDMIX

Member
The first season better end up being free or EA isn't going to like the outcome

All maps, specialist, weapons etc are free.
According to the subreddit, people on Xbox or PS with cross play off face long waits and servers that are mostly bots once they actually get in.


Portal is practically dead across the board.

I have no clue whats going on with them or what exact issue is happening, I've never had an issue getting into any match. I'd say only BF4 and BF3 at their launch was a server issues or browser issues that stopped me, but with BF1, BFV, 2042 etc that has never really be much of an issue for me so I don't know what to say. I tried it with cross play, no issue, turned it off....no issue.

I'm also mostly playing Portal and I can say its 100% alive and for the last few days all I've been doing is playing in Portal on all full conquest and rush.

So.......yea. This is also subreddit we are talking about ,the same folks that told us zero destruction exist.
Why are you here?

They want to spread misinformation and bash the game. They are not here to discuss, they'll lie about something or try to exaggerate something and if you post facts, they'll goal post to something else. They are not here to discuss anything about the actual game.

Sometimes It feels like this game actively wants to make u dislike it. For every fun round u have to endure 10 absolutely horrible rounds.

lol it depends.

I'm doing a full break down of the game and will give my thoughts on it soon.

A few tid bits. Some times when you first enter a match the button to aim down sight is completely unusable, then if I get out the drone it works on the drone. After I die once, it returns to normal. This has happened maybe 4 times already and I'm not sure if it was there day 1 as day 1 I think I played like 3 matches or so.

On Bad Company Portal, the bipods don't work, I'm not sure if its a bug or if in Bad Company that really wasn't a thing, but I'm 99% sure it was as I recall murdering quite a few with that broken ass type 88 and laying that shit down lol I'll look it up as I don't want my memory to be used to attack it for something I simply didn't remember lol As in "google" as some on here use "recall" for some sad baseless shit lol

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ok fuck it, I was wrong. That isn't a glitch or something, bipods in Bad Company 1 and 2 are just there for show, it was a functional thing starting in BF3. Disregard. As in....factually we looked up the history of this instead of stating false information based on what we um "recall" vs facts lol (i'll continue my passive aggressiveness for the next few weeks) lol


After the last update on Breakthrough, switching weapons has some odd delay. I tested it on other modes to see and its indeed just on Breakthrough, i have no clue what the fuck is even happening on that mode to cause that lol

So I can see how it can be up and down for many as a lot of this for me is minor and it hasn't stopped me from playing compared to some of the past entries. So I don't know 100% what you mean by a fun round to a horrible one like a bug? a glitch? the balance like some vehicle going HAM? lol It be that way, but I tend to love that flow of all BF titles, I like that not every match really is the same, but when every thing flows and works....its a magical thing.
 
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