Battlefield 2042 Season 1 Pushed All the Way to Early Summer

Battlefield 2042 season 1 delayed to summer 2022

Battlefield 2042 season 1 has been delayed to early summer of this year, leaving fans with an even longer wait for updates following last year’s November launch. A post from EA and DICE explains that the delay comes from a desire to “bring the game up to the highest standards that we all hold for the franchise.” Of course, the long wait means a better Battlefield is on the way, but there’s no telling if the much needed content releases will arrive too late.

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“We have heard you,” senior producer Ryan McArthur says. “So, we are heavily invested and committed to the future of Battlefield 2042 – working on taking action on multiple fronts to address feedback and implement extensive fixes to the game, key features that are important to you, and getting team play where it needs to be.”

Some of the features fans can expect include a proper scoreboard, voice communication for all platforms, and an in-game player profile for those looking for a better stat overview. A refined ping system and “improved reward loop” for squads are on the way, too, but for many, these same features — which are mainstays in other AAA shooters — should have arrived at launch for Battlefield 2042, not in a distant season 1.

This is only the beginning, though, as EA is promising clearer communication and quick fixes as development continues. Part of this desire to offer more transparency with fans will see DICE following a three-part feedback structure:

  • We will present specific, major focus areas to you along with our current thinking, detailing where we’re planning to make changes.
  • We’ll then take the time to observe and listen to the conversations that you go on to have about both the area of concern and our proposals for adjustment.
  • Later, you’ll hear from us on the topic again but this time your feedback will have been factored into our consideration and guided the decisions made for improvements.

These same conversations are promised to be made available in some form on the Battlefield website, with the process beginning later this month as the developers focus on map design.

“Big topics like map design will be loud and broadly shared, but for more nuanced areas of the game (such as Portal logic) we may have those conversations on smaller scales,” McArthur says. “The important part here is that all these conversations will happen publicly, and with everyone invited to take part.”

EA and DICE also shared a small tease of what’s to come in Battlefield 2042 season 1. It’s a standard season of additional content, including four new Specialists, new locations to visit, and more. The wait has been much longer than fans were promised, so in an attempt to compensate, Year 1 Pass owners, as well as Gold and Ultimate Edition players, will gain access to a special content bundle, which you can see below.

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EA and DICE conclude their post with a vow to deliver: “We are committed to, and focused on, ensuring Battlefield 2042 lives up to our ambitions and your expectations — it’s a task we’re dedicated to accomplishing.”

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