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New map is good, wonder how long before they pull the option of only playing it.
Still cant settle on a decent all round gun. (currently using the ac-42, i think thats whats its called.. burst fire one)
The new gun from the season pass is good (the BSV) but it's got a relatively small ammo amount so you've got to hit your shots.

Otherwise, the SFAR is a lot of fun right now, the AK is also great in the AR category and then all of the SMGs compete. I've been swapping between the SFAR, M5A3 (short range build), K30 and BSV recently and all seem to be offer a good variety.

This new map is great, it's almost comically annoying how much better it is than the other launch 2042 maps. If we had the option of conquest/breakthrough/rush on the new map + the BF3/BF4 maps from Portal I think that'd be the ideal setup right now. Plus the new map really seems to lend itself well to all specialists, finally it feels like Irish can shine because of is sentinel (trophy system) essentially making grenades completely useless.

I do really like how the battle pass has been setup as well. 10 points per battle pass tier so you've always got an idea how your progressing and you can earn points through weekly missions or just by playing normally and getting XP that translates to points. Rewards seem well balanced too, currently at tier 30 on the BP and that's mainly been from doing the weekly missions.

I hope Dice look at the vehicle numbers again. Even though I've always primarily been an infantry player on BF it doesn't seem right that we're capped at 1 heli per team, and the Condors/Hinds can become quite oppressive if there's no other air vehicles in play to fight them.

I'd love to see jet's moved to their own category so they could more easily be picked - and I'm almost tempted to say the front gunner seat on the hind and condor should be removed / swapped for another passenger seat and them being given another set of flares. It's supposed to be a transport vehicle - but a good squad in the Condor with a 50mm cannon, mini guns + passengers repairing can essentially take out most other aircraft as well as being a massive nuisance for infantry.

The game is in a good spot right now, hopefully they keep adding to it and it continues to improve. Great to see the player numbers increasing as well.
 
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I'm confused. People are playing a new map. I just keep getting put in to a server with like 4 people. Where do I go to get a round?
 
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I'm confused. People are playing a new map. I just keep getting put in to a server with like 4 people. Where do I go to get a round?
Not sure how that is happening. Servers usually full around this time. Game still has some serious issues though. Need to be able to have multiple full squads in the same game. Also a ******* server browser.

Stealth helicopter over powered. New gun stupid good.

Dice are basically pathetic at this point.
 
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Not sure how that is happening. Servers usually full around this time. Game still has some serious issues though. Need to be able to have multiple full squads in the same game. Also a ******* server browser.

Stealth helicopter over powered. New gun stupid good.

Dice are basically pathetic at this point.
I'll have to look again over the weekend. Always seems to be like 4 people in the lobby. I'm wondering if there is some map selection and everyone is just on the new map and I don't know how to limit it to that map. Lol
 
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Not sure how that is happening. Servers usually full around this time. Game still has some serious issues though. Need to be able to have multiple full squads in the same game. Also a ******* server browser.

Stealth helicopter over powered. New gun stupid good.

Dice are basically pathetic at this point.
I had cross play disabled. Lol. It was the same tonight until I realised.

New map is great. I hope they have a few more in the pipeline.

Just want them to get rid of the voices. And maybe change their faces...I want to punch them all.
 
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I had cross play disabled. Lol. It was the same tonight until I realised.

New map is great. I hope they have a few more in the pipeline.

Just want them to get rid of the voices. And maybe change their faces...I want to punch them all.
At least the voice lines at the end haven't been in the game since the season launch - and I've been playing mainly Irish recently (his trophy / sentinel is so strong on the new map) and his voice lines are actually quite good.

Most of the specialists all have skins / headgear that cover their faces now so you'll mostly be in luck!

Stealth helicopter over powered. New gun stupid good.

The stealth choppers are good - especially against other air vehicles - but all it takes is Rao hacking the chopper which immediately takes them out of stealth mode + disables flares and someone using a stinger to immediately make the choppers feel a bit useless.

I think the BSV sort of fits into the rest of the weapon pool quite nicely. I'm not seeing it anymore than other popular guns (K30, MP9, SFAR, M5, AK, NTW-50) and I think some people aren't bothering with it as the small mag size really is quite unforgiving. I'm at about 800 kills or so with the BSV currently and it's obviously a good weapon - but I wouldn't personally have it in my top 5 right now.

My main issue I'm finding is how strong the Hind (and the Condor) is with a full crew. Hopefully Dice look at tweaking that front gunner to a spotter seat, it feels just a touch strong as a 'transport' vehicle currently when it's got a 50mm cannon on the front.
 
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Update #1.1 releases tomorrow, July 6 at 08:00 UTC!

New XP events
Vehicle balance changes
Soldier movement animation improvements
️ New vehicles, and customizable options for #BattlefieldPortal

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Aside from squad. The project reality team will do a better job than the dribble that is 2042.

If Dice and EA had any sense, thius is the direction they should have taken, maybe not so hardcore for the people who need all the visual HUD aids to see the enemy. But really looking forward to sunday.

 
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I hope other games take a look at how Dice are handling the battle pass with weekly missions rewarding points - and it's 10 points per tier.

It really helps to not feel like a grind, I jump on a few times a week to finish the missions and that gets me enough of a way through that I don't have to over do it. Likewise, the missions (at least so far) have all been really great at encouraging team play (x amount of revives in a round, repair vehicle etc.) outside of the occasional melee kill ones!
 
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I hope other games take a look at how Dice are handling the battle pass with weekly missions rewarding points - and it's 10 points per tier.

It really helps to not feel like a grind, I jump on a few times a week to finish the missions and that gets me enough of a way through that I don't have to over do it. Likewise, the missions (at least so far) have all been really great at encouraging team play (x amount of revives in a round, repair vehicle etc.) outside of the occasional melee kill ones!

I hope other games take a look at the way dice handled the faliure that battlefield has become, forget the nonsense season pass crap, A decent battlefield game is whats needed.
 
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