DICE, developers of Battlefield 2042, stated in a blog post that the studio is committed to elevating the game to the “highest standards.” But with this pledge came outlined planes for the future of the game, including delaying the launch of Season 1 to later this year.
“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,” DICE said in this post.
The developer said it needed to make “some big decisions” about Battlefield 2042’s live-service support. This is what’s causing the delay of Season 1’s launch, which won’t be arriving until sometime this summer. “This decision gives us the time to focus on improving the Battlefield 2042 experience while finalizing the development of our seasonal content to ensure that it all reaches our standard for quality,” DICE explained.
Battlefield 2042 players should also look forward to several key features that will be added to the game “as soon as possible,” including the updated Scoreboard. DICE also has plans to bring voice communication (VOIP) to Battlefield 2042 (and all platforms), alongside a new “Player Profile” that will help players see their achievements.
DICE is also working on a “clearer, tighter squad loop” to help with team play, as well as a “refined” ping system. The team is also looking to add an “improved reward loop” to encourage users to play the objective. DICE is also looking at making changes to weapon balance, along with adjustments to Specialists and the Portal Mode.
Additionally, DICE wants to change how it communicates with its fanbase. “We are also going to clarify the direction we’re taking, and what’s motivating our decisions to bring improvements to the game. So expect to get more insight as we expand our existing feedback loops to involve you, our players, more directly,” DICE said.
DICE outlined how they will communicate going forward:
- 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.
Overall, DICE’s goal is to better explain to the players the studio’s rational behind changes it makes to Battlefield 2042. “We want you to see more of the big picture of where we’re going and incorporate more of what we’‘e already hearing to ensure that our work is meaningful to you,” DICE said.
For those who purchased the gold or Ultimate editions, DICE is giving away an exclusive bundle featuring skins, a melee weapon, and a player card. This is an attempt to make up for the delay of Season 1. You can check the bundle out below.