Right away, we will give you the answer: Season 1 of Battlefield 2042 will only have one new map. From the moment the game is released, it will be the first supplementary card DICE will offer for the new Battlefield.
The initial season of Battlefield 2042 gameplay will only feature one new card and signal the end of production for one of the game’s multiplayer game types. According to the Season 1 roadmap provided as part of the latest production update for Battlefield 2042, in its first season of material, the game will only receive one new multiplayer card. This is followed by a number of new weapons, vehicles, and a new game expert.
This will be the game’s card #8, and the first fresh card added since the FPS’s release in November. Managing editor Ryan McArthur has previously mentioned that the storyline could actually occur in Canada and that it was intended to highlight Battlefield 2042’s key qualities.
This is all about the card we are talking about here…
Season 1 premiered on June 9 with exposure
The first season of Battlefield 2042, titled Zero Hour, premiered on Thursday, June 9. The season will include a free new map called Exposure, a mountainous Canadian environment whose peacefulness contrasts with the Battlefield matches’ cycle of helicopter death and rebirth. It will also reveal the first Battlefield 2042 battle pass. Some Battlefield fans and observers have complained that the pass is not comprehensive enough (much of this information was leaked ahead of time), but on the bright side, EA and DICE have not locked anything but cosmetics behind the pricey battle pass track.
The trial server where we were able to play Exposure (we did not get a good feel of how it plays, but we did love jumping over a massive cliff) was limited to 64 people, which makes sense given DICE’s recent announcement that it will be focusing on smaller maps. The breakthrough mode was recently made 64-player only by the developer.
Following criticisms that Battlefield 2042’s earlier maps included too many flat expanses between points, Exposure’s original design was adjusted in numerous aspects, particularly with relation to cover. It will be the first time we witness the practical impact of map design feedback.
The explanation from the developer
In the video that followed the development update, McArthur said that for him, this map is completely different from the other seven that they created during the launch. He added that there are a lot of verticalities, there is a lot of space to use the vehicle, but there are also other things that make the Battlefield map great. When you look at how this card works, it is at the level expected of them as game developers.
DICE has previously acknowledged that the multiplayer mode of play in BF games is too large and has pledged to improve it with additional constant adjustments. This development update confirms that these changes are still ongoing and will be released during Season 1. Just before the season finale, a revised update of the Kaleidoscope, in particular, will be published.
The first season will include a slew of quality-of-life enhancements, new character animations, improved game balance, and bug fixes. Although DICE has not given an exact date for the launch of the new card at first, mentioning August as a deadline, it was released, as we said, on June 9.
What could the new changes really change?
The fact that Battlefield 2042 will only get one new ticket in the first season will be disappointing news for already disappointed players. Previous Battlefield games have received a few extra cards in each of their seasons, giving fans a bunch of new content to explore. One card would do nothing to appease those already disgruntled by the game’s present flaws, the scattered player base, and the absence of the 128-player Breakthrough list.
DICE confirmed that it will no longer be generating fresh material for the Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone gametype, coming in second place in the development update. Although they will continue to address, as they call them, critical errors and strange behaviours that emerge, they will not actively develop new content.
DICE admitted that everyone on the team had high ambitions and high hopes for this new Battlefield experience during their development, but they have no problem being the first to raise their hands and admit that Battlefield 2042 did not meet their expectations and therefore gamer expectations. But they promised to try to fix those game modes that players play the most.
Nonetheless, DICE say they hope Season 1 will in some way demonstrate their continued commitment to Battlefield 2042 and their mission of restoring the trust that many consumers feel was hurt when Battlefield 2042 was launched. Only recently, EA Chairman Andrew Wilson stated that the developer is completely reworking the game’s development approach. Many consider Battlefield 2042 to be the weakest followup to the classic multiplayer shooter. It remains to be seen whether or not Season 1 will enhance the general perception and, if so, to what amount.
Will Battlefield 2024 experience a comeback like some previous versions of the game?
Battlefield games have made comebacks in the past after widespread criticism: Battlefield 5 was widely despised for a long time before becoming a fan favourite. That could happen in Battlefield 2042, though we do not think we will see a major shift after Season 1 began on Thursday. We are excited to play the new map, and the battle pass will give players new goals to strive for, but it has not completely changed yet.
Here are a few details regarding the franchise. Battlefield is a series of first-person shooter (FPS) video games (the genre that further gained popularity with gamers and then, the best bookmakers in Canada too after the creation of Overwatch and Fortnite) developed by EA DICE and released by Electronic Arts in the United States. Battlefield 1942 was the first game to be released for Microsoft Windows and OS X, and it was introduced in 2002. Over 50 million gamers have played the Battlefield series since its inception in 2002, across all versions and expansion packs. Large maps, collaboration, and vehicle combat are all highlighted in the series. The series’ PC games are mostly centered on online multiplayer.
The game’s World War I setting, single-player campaigns, multiplayer modes, aesthetics, and sound design received the most accolades. For instance, Battlefield V, which was released in 2018, was a commercial success, selling over 15 million units.