Battlefield 2042 removes 128 breakthrough multiplayer on PS5, Xbox Series and PC
EA announced that it will be removing Battlefield 2042’s 128 Breakthrough multiplayer mode on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC and will remain with the 64-player version. The change will be reflected in Update 4.1 when it releases on May 19th.
“When reviewing the available experiences in All-Out Warfare, we felt that the 128-player modes are better suited to Conquest, where the margins are larger and you have a more natural aptitude for sandbox gameplay,” EA said on his website.
EA notes that the player count was reduced as it felt like each individual player’s contribution was reduced due to the sheer intensity and chaos during combat that comes with 128 players on a map.
Update 4.1 for #Battlefield2042 goes live tomorrow (19.5.) at 08:00 UTC ✅ on all platforms
It’s a zero-downtime update, so you can get started and playing as soon as you download it 🎮Update Notes: pic.twitter.com/95Dore6tEG— Battlefield Direct Communication (@BattlefieldComm) May 18, 2022
“As a result, squads in Breakthrough 64 have a better opportunity to work together, flank the enemy, place a spawn signal, use their plus menu to attach suppressors, then delete and hold a point – a squad helps that Turning the tide as an example,” EA continued. “We believe moving to 64 players will bring back the pace that helps celebrate those moments of teamwork and PTFOing, and we’ll be closely monitoring our changes help improve the experience ahead of the start of Season 1.”
There are other changes to the game within Update 4.1, including a rebalancing of weapons with improved base recoil and specialist customizations such as: B. Angel can no longer grant Armor Plates with his Supply Bag and Irish Fortification System recharge time is reduced from 25 seconds to 20 seconds.
Battlefield 2042 hasn’t had its best time in the spotlight. It was late with features like the addition of a scoreboard and the voice chat feature. At one point it even had fewer concurrent players on Steam than previous entries in the franchise. EA also reportedly blamed the timing of Halo Infinite’s surprise multiplayer release for Battlefield 2042’s woes.
In our Battlefield 2042 review, we said, “For a game that claims to be the future of Battlefield, 2042’s impressive portal options make it clear it can’t live up to the past. Instead, it’s the same customization tools that could come define it in time.”
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