Battlefield 2042 Updates to Fix Bloom and Other Issues
EA and DICE have now announced their plans to update Battlefield 2042, their recently released FPS game, with improvements for visual bloom effects and other bugs. Battlefield 2042 has been critically blasted by fans and critics alike at the time of this news story, due to a laundry list of bugs, flaws, and basic problems that have given the game such bad reception.
Multiple updates are now expected to be issued very soon, according to a blog post on the official Battlefield 2042 news page, some of which should fix some of the problems that players have been having with the game. “We have confirmed at least two major game updates in the coming weeks, and we’ll be here communicating consistently about the changes we are making, as well as new content coming to Battlefield 2042.”Teams all over the world are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week to develop the game and evolve it.” We’ve done a number of service improvements since launch that has improved server speed as well as the vaulting and restoration of material that isn’t operating as expected.
The development team is also investigating plans to bring back “classic functionality” including end-of-match scoreboards, server browsers, and in-game voice chat, according to them. Finally, they conclude the blog post by expressing their gratitude to all of the dedicated players and stating that the development of Battlefield 2042 has only just begun.
While these mentions of improving the game are nice, many people in the gaming community have expressed doubts about whether Battlefield 2042 can be salvaged in its current state, or if it’s even worth salvaging, as player trust in EA and DICE has been low for years, with EA pushing out low-effort releases and updates to their games just to meet potential sales windows and shareholder demands.
Players are tired of big-budget studios releasing subpar games, such as CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 or Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto: Definitive Edition. If these corporations were truly committed to producing items that met their high-quality standards, they would have gotten it right the first time rather than trying to patch everything up after the fact. Then these corporations wouldn’t have to make the same old public apologies with the typical song and dance that the gaming community has grown accustomed to.
Perhaps this is all wishful thinking, as the players share some of the faults for allowing these firms to exist, but that’s a topic for another day.