Whereas Battlefield 2042 is getting higher with every replace (or not less than nearer to the sport it might and may have been at launch), there’s one factor that has irritated quite a lot of long-time gamers ever since its launch and continues to take action: Specialists, a bunch of “hero” characters designed to interchange the previous “class” system.
Somewhat than let gamers select from a nondescript grunt with an assigned function—assault, engineer, recon, and many others—2042 introduced in cocky characters as an alternative, every with their very own devices and distinctive expertise. It’s kinda the identical thought, solely expressed with some extra flexibility and character, however a great deal of followers hate it. If not for his or her annoying catchphrases—which have been toned down—then for the actual fact you may by no means inform at a look what sort of gear your teammates (or opponents) shall be packing.
DICE have been made very conscious of this in a short time, which is why they introduced again in August 2022 that growth on the sport was mainly going again to the drafting board, and that quite a lot of stuff that had been minimize or modified for 2042 was going to be introduced extra in-line with what the sequence was recognized for.
Crucial of these adjustments was a reversion to the “class” system, which is lastly on the best way within the recreation’s 3.2 replace that’s out later this month. Whereas it gained’t go so far as many followers would really like—it doesn’t ditch the Specialists solely, simply rearranges their gear and lumps them into courses—it’ll not less than carry the identical spirit.
I’m glad DICE is doing one thing about this, as a result of the louder followers have been proper, the sport has been just a little missing with out what the devs name a “sense of function”, however as somebody whose favorite Specialist (Mackay) is about to lose entry to my favorite gadget (SOFLAM) as a part of the category rearrangement, I need to strive the brand new setup out myself earlier than getting too excited.
If you wish to learn extra specifics on how the category system will have an effect on loadouts and devices, past me simply utilizing this platform to make a private grievance, you may test it out on DICE’s weblog.