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Kotaku Reviews Battlefield 2042’s Season 3 Update: Escalation

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the last time we saw battlefield 2042a puzzled online shooter We had just released our second major update and it was starting to feel like we were finally getting close to a finished video game.Season 3 is coming out this week and it’s getting even closer.

Please note that I am not making that statement as a criticism. battlefield 2042 It was released during the pandemic and affected almost two years of development. Not just as a longtime series fan, but as a video game journalist familiar with how this works.—I have come to terms with the fact that the game was clearly rushed out by management to meet short-term financial goals, even though it damaged the long-term position of the brand.

So I’m just not getting exactly When I say—as Anyone who played the game at launch will know. It just wasn’t ready to release in November. 2021 years. Even now, we found things we liked in games and continued to play them. Been essentially playing around and testing publicly for months unfinished video gamewhich only felt “complete” (at least After months of updates.

Well, we’re at that “monthly update” point now. battlefield it would have been a stage where the game added significantly,However 2042s the case is just Any place within a touch distance of par.

Season 3 was released this week with a huge new map (set around two boxy robotic arm factories in Sweden), new anti-tank vehicles, railguns, and a new Specialist. Weapon: Small Air Burst explosive rifle.

Battlefield 2042 | Season 3: Escalation Gameplay Trailer

It’s okay! The map, the spearhead is big, Like it ran aground before It is clearly differentiated by having two large indoor playgrounds for close combat, surrounded by ample space for snipers and vehicles. I’ve had a good time with it, with the long design and rocky terrain between the two buildings Game often means turning into a meat grinder in the middle Control points lead to massive and explosive battles.

new specialist, Rasheed Zain is also what the game needs.His airburst rifle can kill enemy forces hiding in shadows and corners, making infantry A kind of space-clearing ability previously available only to vehicles and very few people Someone who can actually use a grenade properly.

I’m not very good at the other two major additions, railguns and anti-armor tanks.His EMKV90-TOR of the latter plays like StarCraft Siege tanks; you can drive with limited firepower for a bit, but if you really want to screw things up, you can lower your suspension and snipe enemy tanks from across the map.

Railgun, on the other hand, is all about timing. It’s useful as both a medium- and long-range weapon, but only if it can learn how to charge itself and automatically discharge it when ready. Almost all of the game’s current weapons and vehicles. ‘s roster feels a little more modern, but a gentle concession is made to the fact that this game is set 20 years in the future.These two additions of his are the look, sound, and feel more like Hello weapons.

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Looking back at all the work and updates the game has received since then, As well as new ones, revisions to old maps and tweaks such as the appearance of specialists and their soundbites have brought a more cohesive tone to the game. Definitely a vastly improved experience!

I think the specialist system was unpopular at the time. will be remade in the following month to bring it back to Traditional battlefield Class, a yearlong effort is made to make this the game it should be. Given how disastrous the game’s launch was, this would be a great achievement.

Still, it can’t help but wonder: What would the game have been like in the last 12 months if you could freely add to it instead of simply performing emergency repairs? i really like the setting 2042is one of the few blockbusters to take the threat of climate change seriously, and its near-future weaponry is far more fun to use than the historical gear available in the past few games.

we never know! Given that the pandemic and the investor base conspired to curse this game, we can expect a final renewal for Season 4 before everything gets binned and everyone moves on to the next season. battlefield, then that’s what I’m looking forward to. Me and others enjoying the game since launch. we have dozens! dozens!

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