Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042 Dev Tracker

17 Oct


Originally posted by Father_Giliam

The strafe input for sliding doesn't mean they're allowing turning while sliding like in bfv, right?

It will allow you to slightly adjust your direction but it will be a very small amount. Nowhere near enough for you to turn in a slide, you will only be able to adjust your direction by a few degrees.


We're already looking at changing this icon alongside a lot more changes related to the screen-center killfeed in an update that will come shortly after launch :)

16 Oct


Originally posted by dolphin37

Do you happen to know if the hand and gun animations during sprinting/tac sprinting/strafing have been updated?

Specifically, I felt like the animation was repeating (too quickly) rather than being dynamic or having any sway to them when in any of these scenarios. I think it made the sprinting feel a bit artificial and made the guns feel like they had less weight when you were just moving your aim

Edit: Oh and forgot to ask - are there any plans to allow strafing during sliding? I really felt like the straight line sliding was limiting compared to your previous title

Don't know about the animations, but yes we are adding strafe input to sliding, albeit very weak.


Originally posted by Zero-Ducks-Given

yeah i actually hated this. good call dice. anything that takes me out of the game without me really being able to make “progress” whether it be towards an obj or whatever was not fun. long vehicle animations, animations of my hand trying to reach a ledge, bfv was a bit over animated imho.

the one thing i liked and wish stayed, however, was the one where you land on all fours after a big fall or you roll out of it. that shouldve stayed imo.

I loved the combat roll as well, but not everybody liked the first person animation as it was often perceived as disorienting. Let's see if it ever comes back.


Originally posted by NotJamesTKirk

I don't understand how people say it's the same speed, especially after watching the video. The video claims that BF2042 has a sprint speed of estimated 7.4m/s, and BF4 of 6.5m/s. That's an increase of 13.8%, which by all scientific standards is a significant difference. Add to that slide and tacsprint spamming, and there's no doubt that BF2042 is way faster. Luckily, slide spamming was addressed by DICE already (don't find the link right now).

Edit: Here's u/lytlb1t's comment about sliding uphill, which I think already solves some of the perceived issues:

Btw. I recommend everyone to read the thread that I just linked to. u/lytlb1t gives many excellent and insightful explanations. If I could wish for anyth...

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Regular sprint speed is the same as bf4, tac sprint is slightly faster, but still the same as bf4's sprint with some top speed perk (can't remember the name right now). So in the end the movement is not faster, but yes there are different factors why it is perceived as such.


Originally posted by Lodden_Stubbe

Sounds good.

Given what we have learned the last few days, I’m open to believe that the experience of bad movement in the beta, might actually be more about the FOV issues, and the animations. It felt nothing like BFV, even if it’s almost the same.

Is the zoom effect when you accelerate new? Because I have never noticed it before, and don’t like it. Is that just the FOV too?

I know that we reduced/removed the fov effect in some cases , for example the slide, as it was too extreme. We can always tweak these effects more when we feel they don't behave like they should.


Originally posted by hhunkk

What about the animations when you couldn't reach certain altitude? That was neat.

Do you really like to be stuck in an animation in these cases, leaving you vulnerable for the entire duration? It was something we added to BFV because we thought it might be fun, but eventually we didn't think it added much to the gameplay experience.


Originally posted by PUSClFER

support for vaulting on moving objects, something we could only dream of a few years ago.

Could you expand a little on this?

Sure! So besides vehicles, the different maps will have several big moving objects that the soldiers can walk on. Orbital already had the elevator and rocket, but on other maps there will be many more. Supporting these objects when vaulting, grappling, climbing ladder, etc or even just walking on was previously not something that was feasible because of the way movement is predicted on your game instance.

To make sure the movement is smooth on these objects, the simulation on both client and server needs to be identical. Otherwise you would constantly run into differences where the client and server do not agree on the soldier's position, resulting in small teleports to correct you to the server's position, which always has authority. Due to a big effort to properly simulate these moving objects on the client side, we can now have more interactions with them.

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Originally posted by InuraBera

Really enjoyed the world being fleshed out, outside of purely the battles.

I always used to enjoy the little map descriptors in the early games, for the historical settings in BF1942 and BFVietnam, to the fictional ones in BF2 and BF2142, so this kind of thing is really cool.

Will need to listen to it again to really give feedback, but I really liked someone elses comment regarding news reports. Maybe the same stories regarding events that cause, or result from, the players to be on a map, but from different sources with their own bias (not outright propaganda, but leaning toward their nation) where the truth is hidden within.

Especially if you then split up who could access them so the community would have to come together to work out the truth. For example, those in the EU get a source in that area, NA would of course be the USA etc while everyone gets to hear the message from the Big Bad.

What you described is what we have in the game at launch.


Originally posted by AceArchangel

Yeah many tall walls/fences and barriers couldn't be vaulted over unlike BFV which allowed for a large amount of free movement.

Places where vaults don't work where they obviously should, should be treated as bugs. The vault system is an improved version of BFV's implementation, with directional/in air vaults added on top as well as support for vaulting on moving objects, something we could only dream of a few years ago.

15 Oct

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Originally posted by Starshine95

It’s weird how they put so much effort in the lore/setting but then don’t show any of that in the actual gameplay. It’s hard to take it too seriously when you have a backstory for the maps but then everyone is in every faction.

I just wish they had different specialists based on what nation they chose to side with.

There's a lot of our 'lore' within our maps and you'll encounter it in various ways while running around doing normal Battlefield type things.

Vehicle radios have more than just music for example.

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If you have any feedback on this or want to indulge me with your speculation and thoughts I'm all ears.

14 Oct


Dear Reddit,

Where my memes at?


Hi! I'm the one at fault here. I misunderstood the initial question. I wanted to clarify that the game would not cost extra for players who already own the game. I understand that this was a silly mistake on my part.

Sometimes I wish to help communicate and be part of the community, unfortunately I made a brief blunder on this one and that was my personal mistake.

Just wanted to clarify that HZ is part of the core experience and isn't something you need to pay extra for at launch. I hope that clears things up, and again, I apologise for misleading anyone as it wasn't my intention.

While this was a simple understanding, I'll stick to game dev in future 😅

Information regarding F2P is found here.