Battlefield 2042 developer DICE seems to be studying the lesson ‘If it’s not damaged, don’t repair it’ just a little late. Having made tons of adjustments to the sequence’ formulation with final yr’s shooter, the group has spent all of this yr, not simply fixing the sport, however now making it extra just like the previous video games.
“In Battlefield 2042 Season 5 you’re going to see us lean into earlier video games and the way they will present up on the planet of 2042,” senior producer Ryan MacArthur mentioned in a roadmap weblog put up (opens in new tab).
Season 4 is about to drop in late December 2022, while Season 5 will usher within the new yr in early 2023. In line with DICE, it shall see “a mixture of veteran builders alongside these engaged on their first recreation inhaling new life [into Battlefield 2042].”
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A key a part of that is the return of courses, a traditional function of the sequence that was stripped out with Battlefield 2042 and changed with specialists: characters with distinctive skills that didn’t match into class roles. With the three.2 replace, DICE is assigning all the present specialists “outlined roles with a set of devices and gear that finest swimsuit their objective on the battlefield,” MacArthur writes.
There’s yet another specialist to come back with Season 4, and DICE plans so as to add them to the Recon class. “With the return to courses and our roster of 14 in complete, we’re proud of the quantity of specialists and number of gameplay that they are going to assist you to expertise.
“So our focus can be persevering with to take heed to your suggestions so as to increase the sandbox in different methods by bringing design and steadiness adjustments on your class-based fight, together with persevering with to increase on skins and cosmetics to offer you extra methods to face out on the battlefield.”
In addition to the ultimate specialist, the following replace brings a brand new map that MacArthur describes as “smaller, shorter, and linear designed for up shut and private, close-quarters fight that Battlefield is known for.”
Whereas MacArthur retains particulars of Season 5 slight, he does say that the “new Season 5 map coming can be a forgotten battleground that final noticed fight within the Battlefield 4 period. An overgrown space, engulfed with vegetation and by the 2042 warfare. It is going to encourage a mix of vehicular and infantry fight that means teamplay is the important thing to victory.”
We are able to sit up for that in 2023.