Between postponements and rumors that even wanted a postponement to 2022, the last few months have been quite eventful for EA DICE and its Battlefield 2042, but in the end the first person shooter made it and is now available for everyone on PC and consoles. Whether you are about to join the fray in classic multiplayer or take a step back in time with Portal mode, here are some tips that could help you win.
If, on the other hand, you want to know more about the game, we invite you to take a look at our long tried Battlefield 2042 waiting for the review.
Modify the weapons in game
One of the most interesting gameplay mechanics of Battlefield 2042 is definitely the Plus system, whose name is due to the shape of theinterface reminiscent of a ‘+’. This feature, available exclusively in the All Out Warfare and Hazard Zone modes (it is not possible to use it in Portal), allows the player to modify the accessories mounted on the gun in a simple and immediate way.
While holding the left dorsal (L1 on PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 5 and LB on Xbox One / Xbox Series X | S) a menu appears on the screen through which you can press the four front buttons of the controller to change sights, apply silencers or make other modifications to the weapon to deal with situations of different kinds. Taking advantage of this system is essential, as it prevents players from starting a close combat with a telescopic sight installed on an assault rifle, for example. Obviously not all accessories will be available from the first start of the shooter and you will have to play a little to unlock some of them.
Use the button to report
Another important mechanic of Battlefield 2042, also present in the previous chapters, is that relating to the possibility of report locations, objects, vehicles and targets to teammates by simply pressing a button.
Press the right dorsal (R1 on PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 5 and RB on Xbox One / Xbox Series X | S) a signal is positioned at the point where the viewfinder is resting and, based on the nature of the targeted object, the marker takes on a color different. If, on the other hand, you want to signal a danger but the enemy is not visible, the double press of the button allows you to highlight the presence of the opponent without indicating the exact position. All types of reporting should not be underestimated, as they are a way to communicate with the team and to attract their attention to specific places. Also know that marking the enemy is a source of experience points and it could help you level up even without making too many eliminations.
Try all the Specialists
Among the absolute novelties of Battlefield 2042 we also find the presence of Specialists, since players no longer take to the field as generic soldiers but can select one of several characters with not only a unique aesthetic appearance but also active and passive abilities that distinguish them.
Each Specialist belongs to one of the following categories of soldiers:
• Assault: they are skilled fighters whose skills focus on dealing damage to the enemy while exposing themselves to high risks
• Engineers: these Specialists can create barricades or erect other types of trap structures and defensive structures to create shelter or prevent the enemy from crossing certain places. Unlike other classes, Engineers have limited mobility
• Support: the abilities of these soldiers allow them to help allies and prevent them from dying or running out of resources
• Recon: these characters specialize in gathering information about the enemy and can help allies by providing for example details on the position of the opposing team’s players
Regardless of their class, each Specialist has an active skill and a trait that makes them unique.
There are no characters stronger than others, we therefore advise you to try them all to understand which are the ones whose peculiarities best suit your style of play.
Focus on the goals
If you usually play shooter with a more classic setting like the various Call of Duty, know that to give the best in Battlefield 2042 you don’t have to focus solely on eliminations and, probably, such an attitude can only lead to defeat. Unlike COD, in fact, Battlefield is a game whose main modes are based on achievement of objectives and killing enemies is just one of many ways to score and win. Do not hesitate, therefore, to set aside the classes based on attack and to use those devoted to support, so as to contribute to the well-being of the team and simplify the victory.
Recall the vehicles
The maps of Battlefield 2042 are really huge and it is very difficult to move from one conquering point to another without the aid of a vehicle.
In case you find yourself in the middle of the desert or in another isolated place and without the possibility of jumping aboard a vehicle, know that in the new iteration of the EA DICE shooter a function has been included that allows all players to request a vehicle anywhere on the map. By pressing the two backbones at the same time (R1 + L1 on PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 5 and RB + LB on Xbox One / Xbox Series X | S) a menu appears on the screen in which you can select one of the many means available and do so that it is delivered in front of you in a matter of seconds.
Change the options
Unfortunately, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S versions of Battlefield 2042 do not include graphics options that allow you to change resolution and framerate, but this absence is compensated for by a large amount of customizable settings in the appropriate screen.
Players can make changes to the viewfinder, interface, controls and even the audio compartment, thanks to the ability to select the inevitable “War tapes”. Whether you are a demanding player or not, we therefore suggest that you visit the settings menu to evaluate any changes that could improve your gaming experience and contribute to victory.