No plans for server browser in Battlefield 2042’s main modes, DICE confirms
DICE has “no plans” to add a server browser to Battlefield 2042‘s All-Out Warfare, according to a recent developer update.
Following the launch of Battlefield 2042 Season 2, community manager Tom Straatman hosted a briefing with two of DICE’s lead gameplay developers. As pointed out by Battlefield YouTuber GhostGaming, during the briefing, Straatman stated that, in an effort to “manage [players’] expectations,” DICE has “no plans to introduce a second server browser or modify the existing Portal server browser experience to include All-Out Warfare.”
While most multiplayer shooters have long since moved away from persistent servers and server browsers in favor of a matchmaking system, Battlefield has long been one of the holdouts, with 2018’s Battlefield V featuring it. While 2042‘s Portal mode has a server browser, All-Out Warfare doesn’t, and that’s been a sore point since the game’s launch, as it severely hinders the ability to create community, many fans claim.
However, in the patch notes for the Season 2 update, DICE stated that the Breakthrough and Rush modes will feature somewhat persistent servers so that players can play as both attackers and defenders on the same map in those modes. DICE also revealed its Season 3 plans to place Specialists within a class system that more closely resembles previous Battlefield titles, which was another thing that many players have been requesting since launch.
Battlefield 2042 is available on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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