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I played 6 games today, I’ve not played much BF over the years but enjoyed what I played. It looks quite rough, textures popping in and out, flickering and models stuck in the air or in scenery. I can’t control the helicopters or the plane though, need more practice or a different control scheme I think :) 

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2 hours ago, Valver said:

Reddit are tearing strips off this.  The feedback I'm reading there is not good at all.

 

The comment that has made me chuckle the most so far is "Battlefield 2042 feels like a Chinese clone of the Battlefield series"

 

along with this:

 

I know reddit dials everything to 11 but they aren't wrong about it. I watched and played some today and it's not in great shape. It doesn't help that the timing is so close to Halo Infinite, which is an entirely different type of shooter, but performance and bugs-wise is in a far, far better state than this. Being EA, this won't get delayed and release in an awful state, only to be patched and actually be pretty decent 3 months after release.

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16 minutes ago, moosegrinder said:

 

RB I think.

 

 

Literally every large scale Battlefield map ever. It's always the same. DICE going in with only the 128 player map might be a bit of a dumb idea, mind.

 

RB pings areas and gives commands. I tried it on a bot and made sure I was on him and nothing. 

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9 minutes ago, Ry said:

 

RB pings areas and gives commands. I tried it on a bot and made sure I was on him and nothing. 

 

There is no active spotting I think. I have only played the healing lady-class but it seems to work like BFV. If you look at an enemy, they are in your line of sight and within a certain distance you will spot them. At least I think that is how it works 🙂

 

An question not related to the one above. Are there only the attachements visible in the quick select menu available for each gun or can you somehow change the three options somewhere? The menus are the normal Battlefield horrible and I couldn't really make out how to change anything on your selected weapon.

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1 minute ago, koefoed said:

 

There is no active spotting I think. I have only played the healing lady-class but it seems to work like BFV. If you look at an enemy, they are in your line of sight and within a certain distance you will spot them. At least I think that is how it works 🙂

 

An question not related to the one above. Are there only the attachements visible in the quick select menu available for each gun or can you somehow change the three options somewhere? The menus are the normal Battlefield horrible and I couldn't really make out how to change anything on your selected weapon.

 

Apparently the spotting is bugged right now but it should work as you describe, it just doesn't always work in this beta.

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I still don't get why they changed spotting. I always loved tactically telling your mates where everyone was and methodically working as a group to take them out. Reddit hated it though so it got changed. 

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19 minutes ago, BitterToad said:

I still don't get why they changed spotting. I always loved tactically telling your mates where everyone was and methodically working as a group to take them out. Reddit hated it though so it got changed. 

 

I agree. While I can understand it being toned down so that the full team couldn't see the spots, or being able to spam it in a random direction and light up everyone, I wish they'd left 3D spotting as a squad feature. It would limit it, but allow it to remain useful - you'd expect squad members to be giving each other intel. If you're in a party then voice-comms is is available, but if playing with randoms it can be maddening to see someone flanking your squadmates or something and be unable to warn them.

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Oh if they’ve not fixed spotting I’m out then. 
 

It was great feeling like you were contributing to your team even if you weren’t the best at the shooting. To me it’s what separated BF out from the rest and really encouraged team play even if people weren’t using mics.

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Can you change the vehicle controls? It was totally broken in the tech test. A Friend has just text to say he hates the tank controls but can't find a way to change them.

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15 minutes ago, T Pot said:

Can you change the vehicle controls? It was totally broken in the tech test. A Friend has just text to say he hates the tank controls but can't find a way to change them.

Feels like a cross between bf2 BC and BF4. They are fine on PC.

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24 minutes ago, Sarlaccfood said:

Oh if they’ve not fixed spotting I’m out then. 
 

It was great feeling like you were contributing to your team even if you weren’t the best at the shooting. To me it’s what separated BF out from the rest and really encouraged team play even if people weren’t using mics.

You can help massively with the drones as a recon. It auto spots people.

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37 minutes ago, BitterToad said:

I still don't get why they changed spotting. I always loved tactically telling your mates where everyone was and methodically working as a group to take them out. Reddit hated it though so it got changed. 

A lot of the fun stuff in these games has been removed or toned down over the years in the interest of balance and spotting is just one them. They nerfed destruction in some of them for this reason FFS. As if people are playing battlefield for some kind of sweaty, level playing field competitive experience rather than a good, immersive, spectacular laugh. About 5 months into BF1 they ruined it by fucking around with weapon balance and changing how grenades worked because some YouTubers whined.

 

The devs listen too much to Reddit and YouTube.

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1 hour ago, T Pot said:

I've just had confirmation from a Dice dev. Cross Play is handled at a system level on the Xbox for some stupid reason. 

 

I can't see an option anywhere in xbox settings to turn off cross play.

 

I just had it off via the  game menu and everyone that killed me had an xbox logo next to their name. 

 

So either that's a weird coincidence or the person from dice doesn't even know. 

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20 minutes ago, Ry said:

 

I can't see an option anywhere in xbox settings to turn off cross play.

 

I just had it off via the  game menu and everyone that killed me had an xbox logo next to their name. 

 

So either that's a weird coincidence or the person from dice doesn't even know. 


 

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-or-enable-cross-play-xbox-one-series-x-series-s

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3 hours ago, BeeJay said:

 

Apparently the spotting is bugged right now but it should work as you describe, it just doesn't always work in this beta.

I feel this describes spotting in nearly every BF game I have played

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God it really is pretty damn good. Choppers are fine, tanks are powerful. Using the zip wires is fun. Even perfromance on the beta is fine for me (high at 3440x1440 at 60fps). Very BF3/4 in the way it feels and that's not bad thing.

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Should also probably mention that Conquest is the worst game mode in my opinion and the huge maps are likely to accentuate its failings, so it's a shame that that's all that's available in this beta. I'm really curious to see how Breakthrough/Operations plays in this because the doubled player count should become more apparent in that mode. The intense focus on a small number of objectives across a single front line that demands a more inventive and tactical approach is where Battlefield really shines.

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I can instantly tell this is the best battlefield since 4.

Holy shit at all the bugs though. This is no beta, it’s an alpha.

the fecking controls. I love the choppers and I know exactly what I want the controls to be but holyshit what have they done.

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I had a couple of games on my Series X. Some very significant and random graphics issues but I had fun. Conquest with lots of players is how I like to roll. I'm normally a medic despite being rubbish. I got 6 damn kills on my second game because I'm a 48 year old murder machine. It has the feel of a very old build and I really hope that's true :)

 

 

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Think I have had enough of the beta. Far too many bugs too mention that's its just annoying me and really effecting gameplay. 

 

I really hope they have made big changes to the UI. It's shit.

 

I really don't like that there are not 4 distinct classes with distinct weapons. 

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It’s an absolute mess.

Too many bugs, loads of lag.

 

I could make the best battlefield game ever made. The aircraft would control like flight simulator (‘obviously without all the complicated shit) the vehicles would be like snowrunner on steroids. Not this glitchy mess of zero physics.

Not to mention the controls.

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