DICE has outlined a roadmap for what’s in store for its latest FPS entry, Battlefield 2042, beginning tomorrow with the release of update 3.2. The changes won’t be monumental in this first update of the year, but more revisions to the game are planned for the future, including the revision of the in-game Scoreboard in the upcoming 3.3 update.
However, the Scoreboard changes might not be enough to please some fans of the series and redeem 2042’s turbulent launch. The revised Scoreboard still doesn’t show individual player death counts, likely due to worries of stoking the fires of toxicity within the community, but this has left some unhappy that a competitive title doesn’t let you see the competition. One Reddit user points out that even decades-old games have the features they want, while another perceives this as DICE trying to please everybody.
According to a Twitter thread from Battlefield’s communications team, update 3.2 will focus on delivering “a handful of small fixes and improvements to the game focused around stability.” A more comprehensive set of Battlefield 2042 patch notes, it promises, will be available later this evening.
Changes to how XP is earned in Portal will also be included in update 3.2. Further information will be included in the patch notes later, but for the moment, all that’s known is that the team is looking to “enable more servers and game types to progress on Mastery and Weekly Missions.”
Let's talk about the next set of updates coming to #Battlefield2042 and what to expect in the coming weeks
Here's a thread with news on upcoming patches, Portal XP Changes, and updates on requested features like Scoreboard & Cross Platform VOIP 🧵👀 pic.twitter.com/bxkutjh97S
— Battlefield Direct Communication (@BattlefieldComm) January 19, 2022
Update 3.3 will arrive sometime around mid to late February, and will include a refresh of the in-game scoreboard. The new scoreboard will be full-screen and feature more information than the current version, like the player’s overall ranking within the game as a whole and live progress towards ribbon achievement as you play. “Scoreboard will receive further updates beyond this refresh – this isn’t a one and done deal for us,” the team goes on to make clear.
Other features set to get updates include tweaks to the matchmaking preferences for Battlefield 2042’s All-Out Warfare mode and the implementation of voice chat across all platforms, something that has been absent from the title since its launch in November. In addition to this, the team is putting a focus on game performance, stating that with every update will come changes to how Battlefield 2042 runs on various hardware, optimising performance.