One of many main speaking factors about Battlefield 2042 forward of its launch was the Hazard Zone mode. Closely impressed by Hunt Showdown, it dropped gamers into four-member squads, with every vying for possession of Information Drives hidden all through the map. To paraphrase our review, it was enjoyable, although a little bit shallow in comparison with its supply materials.
It appears the Battlefield 2042 playerbase, as small as which may be these days, feels the identical manner. In a brand new growth replace principally targeted on forthcoming season 1 modifications, DICE has introduced that it’ll stop lively growth on Hazard Zone, although the mode will nonetheless be accessible as-is for many who need to maintain taking part in it.
“All of us on the workforce had nice ambition and excessive hopes for this new Battlefield expertise all through our growth, however we’re the primary to carry our arms up and acknowledge that it hasn’t discovered the precise dwelling in Battlefield 2042 and that we’ll profit vastly from letting our focus and power keep on the modes we see you participating most with,” the update notes learn.
It continues: “Hazard Zone will keep as a part of the expertise, we’re not switching it off, however past addressing crucial errors and odd behaviors that will seem sooner or later, we’re not actively creating new experiences or content material for the mode, and also you’ll discover that maps that we launch throughout our seasons won’t be supported in Hazard Zone.”
It comes shortly after DICE introduced that its 128-player Breakthrough playlist will be removed, with the rationale being that “the 64 participant model represented a extra tactical expertise”. In fact, the larger downside is perhaps the issue of really filling these 128-player matches, particularly with Battlefield mainstay Conquest overshadowing Breakthrough.
Battlefield 2042 Season 1 is scheduled to launch a while in June, and DICE’s new replace largely targeted on these imminent modifications and enhancements. The Kaleidoscope map is getting a complete revamp in August, whereas enhancements to animation and traversal will roll-out all through June and July. The shooter’s controversial Specialists are additionally being rejigged, principally to make them “really feel grittier”. For the complete notes, head over here, or try the video under: