EA’s DICE has finally responded to criticism of one of Battlefield 2042’s maps being called a “walking simulator” by fans. The new 1.2 update reworks Kaleidoscope to include an “enhanced gameplay flow”.
The developer has released patch notes for the update arriving today, August 2, detailing his mid-season update – which also includes a handful of other changes. Headlining those improvements is the Kaleidoscope rework, marking the map’s first update since DICE said it understands why fans “use terms like ‘walking simulator’ to describe “Battlefield 2042 in March.
Battlefield 2042 Map Updates
“We have identified several priority areas for our launch maps where our quality standards could be improved through changes in coverage, intensity, line of sight, trajectory and traversal,” DICE said. “Reworking cards takes time, and Kaleidoscope is the first card we’ve completed this rework for.”
Changes include adding more cover through new assets and elevated terrain in certain areas, creating new flag positions, and adding brand new areas including a forward base of operations in the park and a second command post near the tower.
DICE will then release a Renewal update as it improves Battlefield 2042’s seven launch maps. november.
Today’s update also brings updated character models, gun changes including the RAH-68 Huron and YG-99 Hannibal 30mm cannon, player profile page and help to improved aiming on the console.
Battlefield 2042 has had a pretty turbulent post-launch period, only launches its season 1 seven months after its launch in June after being delayed to focus on more pressing issues such as the inclusion of a dashboard – but this update has also been delayed.
Publisher EA admitted around the same time that Battlefield 2042 fell short of expectationsand shortly after a petition asking for refunds has started online that over 230,000 players have now signed up. The number of Battlefield 2042 had decreased in the meantime, because in early March there were fewer players on Steam than Battlefield 1, 4 and 5.
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