Battlefield 2042 has changed up the traditional four-class system to have you play as Specialists, international soldiers with different gadgets and abilities. Here’s every Specialist arriving in Battlefield 2042.
Battlefield 2042 has swapped out the traditional class system to include Specialists. If you were a fan of Star Wars Battlefront 2, this new class system will be somewhat familiar. While you can use any weapon with any Specialist, they each have different gadgets and abilities to make them specialize in certain situations.
The next iteration of Battlefield will launch with 10 Specialists to choose from, with more being added with each season’s Battle Pass. Ahead of Battlefield 2042’s launch, DICE have revealed the first four Specialists, who are based on the original classes.
Here’s every confirmed Specialist in Battlefield 2042.
Recon Specialist – Casper
The Recon Specialist, Wikus “Casper” Van Daele, is a South African soldier best suited for players who like to take on the Scout role in their squad.
The Recon Specialist can use their Trait to detect nearby enemy’s movement with a Movement Sensor, which we’ve seen in previous modern Battlefield titles. And for his Specialty, he deploys the OV-P Recon Drone.
Devs confirmed that the Drone will reveal enemy positions and disrupts electronics, and can be controlled manually or left on auto-pilot.
Assault Specialist – Webster Mackay
Webster Mackay is a Canadian Assault Specialist, perfect for flanking enemies and getting in their faces.
His Specialty is using a Grappling Hook to quickly navigate around the massive maps and presumably create new flanking routes by scaling buildings. Mackay also features the Nimble Trait, which allows him to be a hard target by moving faster while aiming down the sight.
Support Specialist – Maria Falck
The Support class also returns in Battlefield 2042 but is more like the Medic class than Battlefield V’s Support.
Maria Falck is a German Specialist who will take on the medic role of your squad, quickly getting fallen teammates back in the fight. She uses the S21 Syrette Pistol to revive and heal teammates from afar, and her Trait is the Combat Surgeon.
DICE are yet to reveal what the Combat Surgeon Trait’s ability.
Engineer Specialist – Boris
And finally, the last Specialist revealed ahead of the game’s launch is the Engineer.
Pytor “Boris” Guskovsky will be the heavy weapons expert of your squad, especially proficient at defending objectives.
Boris can deploy the SG-36 Sentry Gun as his Specialty, which auto-engages enemies and vehicles. For his Trait, he has the Sentry Operator ability, which boosts the Sentry Gun’s efficiency when he’s nearby. Be warned though, the Sentry Gun can be EMP’d.
The final six Operators will likely be revealed for the game’s launch on all consoles October 22, but you’ll be able to get a feel for the new class system during the Open Beta, which is scheduled to go live ahead of launch.
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Battlefield 2042 devs explain why they are including AI bots
News has dropped concerning why and how Battlefield 2042 will be using AI bots to help aid the multiplayer experience, let’s get into it.
Battlefield 2042 developers reveal the reasoning behind AI bots being included in the multiplayer experience.
The hype is real surrounding DICE’s FPS franchise as of recent, with Battlefield 2042’s gameplay reveal just last week showing players just how epic the latest installment will be.
As well as some gameplay, the devs have also discussed the map scale, vehicles, and even specialists that will be available at launch. It seems players are now getting more information on the Battlefield 2042 AI bots used in the multiplayer experience through the latest developer briefing.
EA posted a developer blog just last week concerning Battlefield 2042’s content. From the difference between next-gen and last-gen to the Specialist’s players will be using, the devs gave us quite a lot of information concerning the multiplayer experience.
One aspect of Battlefield 2042’s multiplayer that fans seem to have overlooked is the use of “AI Soldiers,” who will be joining online players in the fight across the variety of maps.
Battlefield 2042 AI Bots
Players will experience a huge scale of war in Battlefield 2042, with massive maps, player counts, and even gigantic weather systems.
With all that being said, the huge 128 play count on next-gen won’t just be online players, as the developers touched on why they will be using bots, or as they call them, AI Soldiers.
“Also new is the introduction of AI Soldiers (Artificial Intelligence) to the series. As a multiplayer-only experience, it’s important for us to let you play Battlefield 2042 when and how you want. Here is what that looks like in the All-Out Warfare experience of Conquest and Breakthrough:
- Multiplayer – AI soldiers are used for server-filling capabilities, ensuring your matches remain full, no matter your location.
- Co-Op – Allows you to play together with friends, against AI soldiers.
- Solo – If you wish to perfect your skills for multiplayer, you can even play alone against AI soldiers.”
It seems the developers have implemented Battlefield 2042 AI bots to help fill servers to ensure “your matches remain full.” Cleary, the massive play count, is a problem if you’re playing on a server when there aren’t enough players.
This is a great way to keep players satisfied and prevent a feeling of emptiness in the huge Battlefield 2042 maps. Further, AI bots will also be used in Co-Op, allowing you and your friends to team up and fight against bots for fun.
The developers have even thought about those solo players who wish to play on their own, as the AI Soldiers will also be available for the solo players to “perfect” their skills and get ready for the online experience.
As well as helping to fill servers, the AI bots will serve more purposes in Battlefield 2042 to allow for a variety of ways for players to enjoy the game.
For more on Battlefield 2042, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on Warzone players begging Raven to steal an idea from Halo Infinite and Battlefield 2042.
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DICE shows off how large Battlefield 2042 maps are compared to previous Battlefields
Battlefield 2042 developers, DICE, have shown just how big the maps will be in the upcoming installment for the FPS franchise.
If you’re wondering how big the scale is for the maps in Battlefield 2042, DICE has shown a comparison of what to expect using previous maps in the Battlefield franchise.
After the hype before and after the Battlefield 2042 gameplay reveal, players have even more questions about the game, one of which is how does the scale of the multiplayer maps compare to previous Battlefield games.
Battlefield has always been known for its huge scale, from player-count to map size. It’s confirmed that next-gen consoles will see up to 120 players in a single game, which is unheard of, but how big must the maps be?
To keep fans hungry for more, Battlefield developers DICE gave fans an official look at just how big the Battlefield 2042 maps will be compared to previous titles in the first live briefing on Twitch.
As you could expect with the Battlefield franchise, the result is pretty drastic, which has made a name for itself when it comes to the huge scale of warfare.
Battlefield 2042 maps
In the images posted by @bravoINTEL, fans can see just how massive these maps will be when comparing 7 BF 2042 maps alongside BFV, BF3, and BF 1942’s maps.
The maps shown are Kaleidoscope, Discarded, Orbital, Borderline, Manifest, Hourglass, and Irreversible, but these names seem to be the codenames for the maps, not the official map name.
The developers showcased various map sizes, from fairly small to large, with Breakaway (Codename: Irreversible) being one of the largest maps in the Franchise’s history, much bigger than BF 1942’s El Alamein.
This is very exciting, considering there will be 128 players on next-gen fighting on these huge maps. Hopefully, the bigger maps will still play nicely on last-gen, as the player count will only go up to 64 on the older generation.
It will be great to see these huge scale maps in-game, especially with the crazy weather mechanic, which will supposedly change the look and feel of the map throughout the game and will also work differently in every match.
It’s great to hear Battlefield will once again be pushing the boundaries for scaling in FPS, and we can’t wait to experience the mayhem.
For more on Battlefield 2042, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on Dr Disrespect’s Battlefield 2042 issue he’s already worrying about.
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Dr Disrespect reveals the Battlefield 2042 issue he’s already worried about
After watching Battlefield 2042’s gameplay footage, Dr Disrespect explained his gripes with one issue that he’s worried about.
There’s a ton of hype for Battlefield 2042 after we got a closer look at it during E3 2021, but Dr Disrespect has revealed that there’s already an issue with the game that’s bothering him.
EA and DICE have finally given fans a proper look at the upcoming Battlefield 2042 during E3 2021. They presented the game’s dramatic reveal trailer, as well as some cool new gameplay footage, fueling fan speculation about the game.
Dr Disrespect has also weighed in on the upcoming title, stating that it could potentially be an “all-time great game.” However, he’s worried about the game’s graphics after taking a good look at them during the game’s reveals.
The popular streamer was examining the new gameplay trailer, frequently pausing to inspect the graphics. After a bit of analysis, he voiced his thoughts on what he considers to be a big issue with Battlefield 2042.
“So this [clip] is on Xbox, I assume? I think what I have to do is, when it comes to Battlefield 2042, is lower my expectations and, hopefully, that means they exceed them.”
The streamer kept adjusting his video settings, and admitted that he wasn’t even sure if the footage was in 4K quality. “I’ve gotta be honest though, sorry, I do; I’ve seen better graphics on my old Xbox 360 man!”
Timestamp at 26.34
A few fans agreed with Doc’s assessment of the game’s graphics, stating that Battlefield 2042 doesn’t look “next-gen” as EA claimed it would in the initial marketing.
Dr Disrespect has previously stated that Battlefield 2042 needs to release a battle royale, which the developers have made it clear won’t happen at launch. He believes that adding one could be the key to rivalling Warzone’s success.
Image credits: DICE/EA
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