's launch and overall perception has been disappointing to say the least. Outside of bugs and stability issues some of the big criticisms have been around core design elements and a lack of features. With the game's Season One set to kick off a year of new content, today comes word that has been pushed back so the team at DICE
can "address feedback and implement extensive fixes to the game".
As per a new post.
Today we are stating our team's commitment to bring the game up to the highest standards that we all hold for the franchise.
We have heard you. 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.
And with that Season One is being delayed to Summer 2022 (or mid-year for us in Australia), with the plan still being four seasons, new Specialists, new maps, and new content.
So then, what's in store in terms of updating the game? In the near future this means the arrival of a proper scoreboard and VOIP in addition to a better UI for profiles. On the scoreboard front, even though DICE shared a work in progress that drew criticism the team is committed to addressing feedback. Which means separating the teams, highlighting K/D scoring, and improved end of round summaries.
The ping system is also being refined alongside rewards for squads playing the objective. Standard Battlefield stuff to be sure, with DICE also focusing on gunplay and expanding Battlefield 2042's Portal mode with better tools and modes. Which it states is "an integral part of the game".
Longer term a key focus area for the team will be redesigning and improving maps, described as "maps enhancements to the gameplay experience, by addressing feedback on openness and lack of cover in key areas". The plan is to share all of the work to be carried out publicly and engage with the community every step of the way. Going as far as adding a step to absorb feedback and then re-address plans with feedback factored in.
With Season One pushed back, those that have already purchased the Year 1 Pass as part of the game's premium editions will also receive a "bundle containing a Specialist skin, weapon and vehicle skins, a melee weapon and Player Card" in the next update.