The Battlefield 2042 class-style Specialist rework is coming next week
Battlefield 2042’s long-awaited class update, which revamps the ailing shooter’s much-maligned Specialist system into something akin to classes from previous Battlefield games, will be released next week, developer DICE has confirmed.
DICE announced it was revamping 2042’s Specialists last August, saying feedback on the “polarizing” system had highlighted concerns about “the loss of class identity and a departure from familiar gameplay as a result [players] We are used to it.”
As mentioned, the goal of DICE’s class update is to give Specialists defined roles and an arsenal of gadgets, gear, and weapon abilities suited to their specializations. Once the 3.2 update for 2042 arrives next week, players will be able to choose between Assault, Engineer, Recon, or Support. For a far more detailed explanation of the upcoming changes, see DICE’s blog post from last year.
In addition to adding classes, the 3.2 update of 2042 also sees the introduction of DICE’s previously promised Breakaway map revamp, new ice and snow shaders, major overhauls for the town and nearby foundries, a repositioned oil rig (closer to the action now) brings new flags as well as removing the Outlook flag to create a “more immersive conquest round”.
3.2 also brings the NVK box suppressor, thermal scopes, below radar support for aircraft flying under 30m, and more as detailed in The detailed patch notes from DICE. There’s no exact arrival time for the patch just yet, but expect more details closer to release.
3.2 is the latest major update for Battlefield 2042, which quickly became one of the lowest-rated games of all time on Steam after its launch in November 2021. Numerous delays for new content and features followed, but DICE has continued to emphasize its commitment to 2042 “up to the highest standards that we all hold for the franchise”.
Last year, DICE said it learned “valuable lessons” from the release of Battlefield 2042 and said it would “revert many of the changes” it made to the game for its next Battlefield outing, which is currently in development located, have made. For example, according to some early testers, the next title’s Specialist system will more closely tie Specialist roles to classes, suggesting that the upcoming Battlefield 2042 reworks could be a sign of things to come.
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