Battlefield 2042 developer DICE finally broke its silence, even if what it said wasn’t to everyone’s liking. Producer released a small patch today, and introduce a New XP limit system for Battlefield Portal as a compromise that will hopefully satisfy the player.
But the biggest changes won’t really be here for a while. We don’t even know what they’ll be like. In a series of Tweets, DICE revealed that patch 3.3, currently scheduled for mid to late February, will be a major one. The only interesting detail the developer is willing to share is that the patch will introduce a new scoreboard.
Battlefield 2042 launches with a new, radical design for scoreboards that focus on individual performance and ribbon progress tracking and other stats that don’t normally belong in the scoreboard. What that design doesn’t show is how the rest of the team, or indeed the server, is performing – something that’s pretty standard for in-game scoreboards.
The players riot, with the scoreboard problem somehow gaining more traction than some of the other more impactful design decisions in Battlefield 2042. Some even crashed into design their own version of the transcript.
DICE tried to appease everyone by revealing that it is considering the return of the scoreboard (among other requested and missing features). Well, this day will come soon.
The developer introduced the new design of the scoreboard, coming to the game with patch 3.3 in February. The new scoreboard comes with a large table showing the scores of other players on the server – albeit not disaggregated by team. Here is it:
The response, as you might expect, was not very enthusiastic. Not only did many feel the new design wasn’t similar enough to previous games, but it also didn’t look particularly pleasant. Another notable point some people have is that it still doesn’t show death statistics to other players, which has somehow become a major concern for Battlefield players.
However, DICE says this is just the beginning and we can expect more updates to the transcripts later.
The Tweets also mentioned two other, more related issues. DICE has matchmaking options for All-Out Warfare and cross-platform VOIP “on its radar,” though we’re not sure what that actually means. As for the game’s poor technical performance, the developer says that they are working on optimization and that we will see big and small improvements in each update.
Needless to say, this is not what most players hope to get from DICE in the new year. Even those who continue to play Battlefield 2042 – as little as they seem to be – hoping for a high-level discussion about the future of the game that addresses core issues or a roadmap of some kind.
https://www.vg247.com/battlefield-2042-scoreboard-february-patch-early-details A few months later, Battlefield 2042 received a new scoreboard