DICE delays Battlefield 2042 content updates to focus on major improvements

Battlefield 2042 Hourglass map screenshot

DICE has not had an easy launch with Battlefield 2042, with the less-than-ideal state of the game forcing the studio to push out multiple bug fixing updates as player numbers continued to dip. Today, the development team's senior producer Ryan McArthur wrote a new blog post detailing the measures the studio is taking to address issues and improve the experience.

The next update to hit the game will carry a redesigned Scoreboard to make it similar to scoreboards seen in previous entries. The studio is also working on implementing "legacy features" such as in-game voice communication support as well as a career overview profile page. Improving team play via a "clearer, tighter squad loop", ping system improvements, and a better reward system for playing the objective are also in the cards.

The fan-favorite Portal mode is gaining expanded tools, modes, and tweaks to how much experience is given out. Lastly, a dedicated team is also looking at Specialists to perhaps rework the poorly received system in the future.

Due to the continued focus on improvements, however, Battlefield 2042 Season One, which would carry a new operator, a new map, and other content, is no longer arriving in March, with it now sporting an early summer launch schedule. "This decision gives us the time to focus on improving the Battlefield 2042 experience while finalizing the development of our seasonal content to ensure that it all reaches our standard for quality," added McArthur.

Battlefield 2042 Portal screenshot

To make up for the delay for Battlefield 2042 Gold and Ultimate Edition owners holding Year 1 Passes, DICE will be handing out an exclusive cosmetic bundle. Coming with the next update, this will include Specialist, weapon, and vehicle skins, alongside a melee weapon and a player card.

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