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Batllefield 2042 Pricing revealed

DaleinCalgary

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Nah at that price. If they give it out for free on gamepass later and allow no PC cross play to lessen cheaters I'll try it.
 
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I thought I remember them saying it was a true 'next gen' game? Lol.

They want $70 for an MP only cross-gen game? Are they high?

I get that they said the maps are way bigger, but it's still only 7 maps.
 
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The lack of SP campaign itself isn't much of an issue itself, because honestly, other than BC 1&2 they never delivered anything decent (while in contrary CoD delivers a stellar blockbuster campaign year after year), but for 70€ and such a long development time and sole focus on the MP, what I'd expect, what I demand is shitloads of content - at least 14 maps out of the box, multiple game modes - conquest, rush, breakthrough TDM, BR, a vehicle-only mode, some escort type of mode where one tem has to defend a convoy while the other tries to steal it, maybe even some sort of variation of CTF adjusted for such amount of players, and all of those modes available in different player counts - 4v4, 8v8, 16v16, 32 vs 32, and the full 64vs64. This is where I'd see the 70€ fully justified, but what EA offers is unacceptable.
That's like 3 or 4 multiplayer games all at once. And no, I'm not a fan of the price plus season passes, but this also doesn't make sense. Properly tuned and balanced maps for so many player combinations and game modes is basically impossible.

the previous BF had some game modes that basically died because there weren't that many people online in it. Still the resources were spent on them.

I'd rather that they have 2 or 3 properly balanced game modes instead of diluting resources for crap nobody ever plays down the line.
 

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I'll wait when it drops on EA Play/Gamepass or some other time with the right price (less than $50)
 

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Only the most casual of casuals plays Battlefield for single player lol
Battlefield is and always was only about the multiplayer. If you want f2p go play fortnite.
Are we gonna pretend like Bad Company series didn't exist and how so many Battlefield gamers loved those campaigns?? I'm scratching my head how so many die hard Battlefield gamers who used to rave about BC campaigns now suddenly say things like "Battlefield campaigns were never good".
 
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The content every 3 months will be free unless you want the seasonal cosmetics earned through the season pass.

So no. It's essentially $70 dollars for years of content and new content without splitting the playerbase.
It's like people can't read or rather they read it but ignore it. Every thread I read about BF2042 I am disappointed with the comments, lol.

Edit: Also Bad Company campaigns are overrated.
 
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I know the cost of Gamepass would need to increase for there to be every AAA title on Gamepass form day 1, but I'd be willing to pay £70 a month for that service.
You and at least 12 others or so........ :messenger_tears_of_joy: :messenger_tears_of_joy: :messenger_tears_of_joy:
 

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If you have a PS4 and a PS5, couldn't you just buy the PS4 copy for cheaper and then just upgrade to the PS5 version?

I'm assuming that it has the free nex-gen upgrade
 

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Gamepass and quality free to play shooters are making pricing points like this incredibly easy to swerve.
 

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Are we gonna pretend like Bad Company series didn't exist and how so many Battlefield gamers loved those campaigns?? I'm scratching my head how so many die hard Battlefield gamers who used to rave about BC campaigns now suddenly say things like "Battlefield campaigns were never good".
I'm an old school BF player since 1942 and playing vs bots because your internet connection was laggy at times. Bad Company was never a main series battlefield and I couldn't give less of a shit about that series.
I want core BF, especially if we can take the feel of BF3 and BF4 (minus the tight corridor maps with impossible grenade spam, e.g op metro, etc)

Basically, I want more of this...

only in battlefield
 
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GamesDontSuck

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Excellent news.
As a gamepass subscriber I can try the game without spending a cent. If it's good then a day one purchase, if not didn't spend anything more than usual. I like it :D
 

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I thought I remember them saying it was a true 'next gen' game? Lol.

They want $70 for an MP only cross-gen game? Are they high?

I get that they said the maps are way bigger, but it's still only 7 maps.
I mean, we haven't seen it in action, it could be extremely impressive. We'll see on Sunday.

Yup, prices have gone up for AAA titles, it's unfortunate, but it is what it is.

Yes, only "7 maps", but each map is said to be roughly the size of the single map from PUBG, each map is housed into various sections to make it feel like a traditional BF map. So, while there is "only 7 maps", there really are a ton of possibilities apparently.
 

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The only people whinning are the singleplayer only scrubs who get fucking wrecked online.
Time to STFU.

Ever hear of Quake 3, Unreal Tournament, UT 2004, Counter Strike, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress 2, Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Vietnam, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142?
All online only. All full price retail games. All better replay value than your favorite single player crap. Hell, I still play half of those games today.

Battlefield games have always launched with a low number of maps - whether they had a campaign or not. Fact.
Maps will be added post launch for free so that argument is garbage.
Time to STFU.
 
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Warablo

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I hate the season thing. If I buy a season pass let me have all the content unlocked, instead you just get a limited time to grind out the content nowadays. Even with someone like me who has a lot time to grind, that shit is annoying.
 
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The content every 3 months will be free unless you want the seasonal cosmetics earned through the season pass.

So no. It's essentially $70 dollars for years of content and new content without splitting the playerbase.
If so then that's fine...
 

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I hate the season thing. If I buy a season pass let me have all the content unlocked, instead you just get a limited time to grind out the content nowadays. Even with someone like me who has a lot time to grind, that shit is annoying.
Here there is no season pass to buy. Just the battle passes, which is purely cosmetics. Skins, cards, icons, that kind of thing. The other season content is free and included. May require you to play/level to unlock, but that's pretty standard these days.
 
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Razvedka

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The only people whinning are the singleplayer only scrubs who get fucking wrecked online.
Time to STFU.

Ever hear of Quake 3, Unreal Tournament, UT 2004, Counter Strike, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress 2, Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Vietnam, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142?
All online only. All full price retail games. All better replay value than your favorite single player crap. Hell, I still play half of those games today.

Battlefield games have always launched with a low number of maps - whether they had a campaign or not. Fact.
Maps will be added post launch for free so that argument is garbage.
Time to STFU.
The value proposition here is stupid. If it were next-gen only and $70 maybe, but for a cross-gen MP only title?

That's a bit much. I've never even played a Battlefield SP campaign except for Bad Company 2, but its ultimately a question of just what is my money getting me here? Very obviously the game will be hampered given it still must work on base PS4 and Xbox Ones. Jaguar CPUs man..
 

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Ever hear of Quake 3, Unreal Tournament, UT 2004, Counter Strike, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress 2, Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Vietnam, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142?
All online only. All full price retail games. All better replay value than your favorite single player crap. Hell, I still play half of those games today.

Great examples. Now please tell us all how much those games cost and how much content they had.

A lot of mad BF fanboys surfaced lately to defend their beloved franchise I see, but when CoD asks full price for a full-fat blackbuster AAA SP campaign, a full-fat co-op that could as well be a stand-alone game, and a full-fat MM with a dozen of maps and more game modes than any other game out there, then it "fucking greedy Activision!"... Fuck, even when we look back at EA and 1st Titanfall, people universally shitted on the game being full price and MP-only, and now with much higher price and less content it's suddenly OK because it's BF? Double standards/hypocrisy is what I'm all againt, same as EA's shitty practices.

Bottom line is, if you people love the franchise that much and are aftaid it'll flop and die as fast as BFV, then go ahead, go buy 10 or even 20 copies, but don't tell/dictate others how they should value games and what to do with their money.
 

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No, you can thank dumb shit gamers who haven't got the self control to not buy it and send the publishers a message.
What message? The message that they won't pay $70 when we been paying $70+ for some games since the 90's.
I guess the majority of gamers will be dumb then eh cause this is where the industry is heading and this is what most will be paying.
 

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Great examples. Now please tell us all how much those games cost and how much content they had.

A lot of mad BF fanboys surfaced lately to defend their beloved franchise I see, but when CoD asks full price for a full-fat blackbuster AAA SP campaign, a full-fat co-op that could as well be a stand-alone game, and a full-fat MM with a dozen of maps and more game modes than any other game out there, then it "fucking greedy Activision!"... Fuck, even when we look back at EA and 1st Titanfall, people universally shitted on the game being full price and MP-only, and now with much higher price and less content it's suddenly OK because it's BF? Double standards/hypocrisy is what I'm all againt, same as EA's shitty practices.
The problem with your argument is that COD is garbage. A piece of shit is still shit no matter how much content it has.
When Battlefield is done right, which 2042 looks like it might finally right the ship, there is no better large scale military teamplay shooter out there. A good Battlefield game, with a group of friends who know how to play and communicate, is untouchable.
 

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For those holding out for GP. There appears to be a partnership but from the following I don't think it's a GP day 1 game.

Those are ea play benefits, and since gamepass ultimate includes ea play, that's why its mentioned. This isnt a new special benefit for gamepass only for this game.
 
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ZywyPL

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The problem with your argument is that COD is garbage. A piece of shit is still shit no matter how much content it has.
When Battlefield is done right, which 2042 looks like it might finally right the ship, there is no better large scale military teamplay shooter out there. A good Battlefield game, with a group of friends who know how to play and communicate, is untouchable.

Opinions =/= facts. Just because you love one franchise and/or hate another doesn't prove anything, at all.