October 22, 2021, Battlefield 2042 will be launched around the world. This time, developers have chosen to remove all traditional campaign and focus on what they do best, multiplayer. In doing so, they divided their multiplayer component into three distinct multiplayer experiences.
We recently plunged into the more traditional Battlefield 2042 multiplayer experience; All-Out War, with 128 players and preferred modes of Conquest and Breakthrough fans, playable on seven new cards. In the future, Hazard Zone, a brand new type of game based on a team, will finally have a complete revelation. Today, however, this is a brand new Battlefield experience that should make many incredibly excited fans. Presentation of the Battlefield Portal.
Battlefield Portal is nothing of what we saw before in the Battlefield franchise, and yet it will seem and will feel too familiar. This new experience, developed by Ripple Effect Studios, has been nicknamed internally a love letter to Battlefield fans. But what exactly what is it? Well, it depends on you.
Essentially, players will have access to a builder that offers a variety of tools that will allow players to customize their own battles Battlefield. This generator is divided into two separate sections, parameters and logic. The Settings section is divided into a whole series of subcategories and is designed to be relatively easy to modify a wide range of options such as modes, cards and more. The Logic parameter includes a logical editor designed to please those who are a little more ambitious and comfortable with programming. Between the two, fans will be able to create their own distinct Battlefield experiences to play and share with the world.
In Battlefield Portal, you have access to 6 iconic 3 cards of Battlefield’s most popular games. You will get Battle of the Bulge & El Alamein de Battlefield 1942, Valparaiso & Arica Harbor of Bad Company 2, and Caspian Border & Noshahr Battlefield Canals 3. These cards have been updated with improved visuals and designed to accommodate 128 battles of players.
All assets have been rebuilt with the new frostbite engine. These cards will seem familiar to you, but will fit perfectly with the incredible Battlefield 2042 cards. The levels of Battlefield 1942 did not include any kind of level destruction previously – this was corrected in Battlefield Portal. Players will also have access to the seven new Battlefield 2042 cards with whom tinker. And if that is not enough, each card also has a smaller version of the size of an “arena”.
It is important to note that you can not really customize the cards themselves, they are as such. Battlefield Portal does not include any kind of spatial publisher. You will not be able to customize the goals either – so if you customize a conquest match, you will not be able to adjust the location of the capture points.
The Battlefield Portal gives you access to all weapons, vehicles, armies and classes / specialists presented in Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 2042. After choosing the map on which you want your battle to unfold, then, You will pass to the modes where you can choose from a range of game modes, such as Conquest or Rush.
After choosing the game mode, you will have a variety of mode settings that will allow you to really expand your vision. For example, factions allows you to choose which soldiers or vehicles can compete on your battlefield. The Mobility setting allows you to switch between the player’s capabilities, such as sprint or lying position. The Visibility parameter allows you to change the user interface. The Arsenal parameter allows you to restrict weapons, specialists, classes and vehicles. For example, if, like me, you hate snipers, you can completely remove the elite shooter rifles from your battlefield. I love it! Finally, the scale parameter allows you to adjust the number of players in each team. The minimum is 1 per team, so theoretically, you could potentially make a creation opposing you to 127 AI or real players, or you and a friend against 126 AI or real players.
The Team Select option allows you to choose the two Battlefield series that will oppose. You can choose to oppose Battlefield 1942 in Battlefield 3, or Bad Company 2 in Battlefield 2042. Now, I know what you think – the most futuristic armies will probably have a significant advantage. You are absolutely right. And when the developers were interviewed on balancing, they simply said that no balancing had been d1. Why? Because the goal is that players have fun creating various scenarios. Balancing depends entirely on you. You still do not know what to do with it? Well, consider this – maybe these weapons Battlefield 1942 have a slower firing rate, but you can change their damage to be more powerful than Battlefield 2042 weapons. It’s your battlefield, you Decide what just seems to you.
The last, but not least, is the logical publisher. This provides the user with a programmable type interface where you can really dive in the smallest detail. It will be an area where Battlefield’s most dedicated fans will create their own unique modes. It seemed incredibly intimidating, but fortunately, there are already plans to provide a variety of tutorials to the launch to help potential programmers with this section. Keep in mind that logical settings are totally optional and you will always have many other options to change without having to worry about programming skills. Are there any limits to the logical publisher? Well, at this point, developers have not yet reached a limit. They are not even sure of what would happen if the limit was reached (although one of them made the hypothesis that the game would probably fail – I’m sure these details will be set to launch).
I’m sure your mind is swimming with ideas. A developer mentioned that a popular creation of the studio featuring 128 free players with just fighter guns – a pure chaos. For me, as a fan of Call of Duty too, I wonder how much I can transform Battlefield into a Call of Duty experience. I think I use one of the cards of the size of a arena, hardcore and without classes. In addition, I will eliminate sniper rifles.
What happens if you are far from your game console and suddenly find a smart idea of Battlefield gate? Well, you will be delighted to know that you can actually connect to the Battlefield Portal website and design your mode from your mobile phone or PC. All you need is an EA account. Fun: Anyone can create his own creation of Battlefield Portal. Of course, you can not play it unless you own Battlefield 2042, but hey, at least you can test the creative tools. Once you have created your masterpiece, you can share it with your friends – there are integrated sharing options so you can easily share it on all your social networks.
It goes without saying that there are probably millions of creations in a short time. Developers intend to use a variety of algorithms, as well as listen to social media channels, to see what is popular. These popular creations will be honored on Battlefield Portal, ensuring that new content is always available to try. Who knows, maybe your creation will also be highlighted! Each creation will also assign a variety of tags according to the parameters you choose – this should facilitate the search for creations that you will enjoy playing.
One of the most incredible decisions made by developers with Battlefield 2042 is to ensure that the entire experience looks like a unified set. As such, play games in Battlefield Portal will transfer the XP to the battlefield progression system, which means you will continue to grind your Battle Pass and earn rewards. New weapons, cards and vehicles introduced throughout the different seasons of Battlefield will also be used in Battlefield Portal. Although they would not confirm if more classic Battlefield cards would arrive in the future – I imagine that if Battlefield Portal becomes as popular as it should be, then they will certainly leave more classic maps on the fans.
Some final notes that I could not integrate elsewhere. Battlefield Portal will offer crossed games, like the All-Out War experience of Battlefield 2042. This means that Xbox Series X / PS5 / PC players will compete, while the latest generation players (Xbox One / PS4) will be limited to compete. The maximum number of players for the current creations of Battlefield Portal is 128 players. Finally, there is an open beta for Battlefield 2042 to come in September. No word if this will include Battlefield Portal, I think it will most likely be limited to the Battlefield 2042 All-Out War experience. Those who pre-ordered will enter the beta earlier, but everyone will eventually have the chance to dive. No official date has been fixed, only that it starts in September and that it is not on September 1st.
And this ends with a thorough and deepened examination of the Battlefield Portal. After watching the previous images of Battlefield 2042, I was slightly excited about this new Battlefield game. However, after hearing about Battlefield Portal, it is now close to the top of my most anticipated games of 2021. I really think it could change the game and we’ll see incredible creations from the community. In addition, the fact that enjoying these community creations will always offer a progression for the Battle Pass of each season is fantastic. I can not wait to see what the EA Dice team has more in store for Battlefield 2042.