DICE has postponed Battlefield 2042’s next update, which will come up with a renewed scoreboard, amongst other functions.
The game was initially set to come out in the middle to the end of February, Battlefield 2042 update 3.3 is now scheduled to launch in the early next month.
On Thursday. DICE said, “The extra time will help to ensure we improve the quality of our Updates, and include additional changes.”
Last week, while giving remarks on the update, the studio stated that the game’s upgraded in-round scoreboard “will be an ongoing evolution” from some work in progress shared last month.
The studio wrote “We have heard your feedback around including two tables and separating your team versus the enemy, and are working on incorporating that for the release. K/D scoring and End of Round reporting will also be coming in a future update.”
The Studio Looking to Introduce Voice Chat
DICE is thinking about launching support as well for in-game voice chat, and player profile alters that provide users with a better overview of their progress and how far they have to move for their next unlock “as soon as possible”.
Last week, the scoreboard’s scheduling slip follows the postponement of Battlefield 2042’s first season of live content, which DICE stated has been delayed to pay attention to enhancing the quality of the current product after a dissatisfactory release.
Initially, Battlefield 2042 Season 1 was supposed to come out by March, but the game will now come out in the summer of 2022.
The Publisher Remains Committed to Battlefield 2042
After the postponement, the CEO of DICE’s parent company, Electronic Arts, stated that the publisher continues to be involved entirely in Battlefield 2042 and the franchise’s fans.
Andrew Wilson supported DICE to turn Battlefield 2042’s fate around by re-involving its fanbase, something he stated that the studio knew doing, and asserted to expect that the game will “do well over time”.
Earlier on Thursday, DICE launched a Battlefield 2042 hotfix to “address areas of game instability” it had observed after the launch of update 3.2 earlier this month.
The hotfix also relaunched the map Renewal on Xbox One and PS4, which was withdrawn from rotation two weeks earlier as a result of stability problems.