The long-anticipated ‘Battlefield 6’ which we now know as ‘Battlefield 2042’ finally dropped its gameplay trailer last week, and was met with pure pandemonium.
The gameplay trailer has breathed a new life into the Battlefield community resulting in the Battlefield 4 servers struggling to keep up with the sudden increase in its player count.
In other words, it’s time to take some dust off that old copy of one of the best games in the Battlefield franchise, and enjoy the increasing player count in the Battlefield 4 servers, especially if you missed out on the action back when the game was fresh.
Community manager EA_Straatford addressed this on the official EA website saying: “We were absolutely blown away by your excitement and reactions to the recent Battlefield 2042 reveal.”
They continued, “Since then, many of you have jumped back into Battlefield 4 to already get a taste of the return to all-out-warfare. We’ve been monitoring your experience and noticed queue times in the US West region were far longer than in other regions. Good news, we’ve increased server capacity for this region – you can expect less waiting, and more playing.”
No doubt, the Battlefield community has a great deal to be excited about. The recent gameplay trailer shows off aesthetics that are extremely similar to the beloved Battlefield 3.
Even more exciting is a rumour that claims Battlefield 2042 (yet another title to be labelled the ‘COD Killer’), will not feature the dreaded skill-based matchmaking at least not in the way that Call of Duty does.
The game will supposedly implement a “modified” version of matchmaking, using a ‘server-based system’. This is according to Tom Henderson, a known leaker, who has made more than a few accurate ‘predictions’ on the direction of unreleased games.
In a recent tweet, Henderson said, “The majority of the SBMM [Skill-based matchmaking] happens when you’ve found the server, it doesn’t kick in beforehand – so it’s not like COD.”
This was to clarify a previous tweet that read “And yes, there is SBMM in #Battlefield2042 it’s just PRIMARILY server based.”
SBMM is a multiplayer system that pits players against similarly skilled players consistently. In theory, this may sound logical, but in recent times, players (more so those who are considered top tier) have found themselves feeling as if trapped in an eSport tournament at every waking moment; even when trying to play casually with friends.
A modified take on this SBMM system will be a welcome feature for many.
Battlefield 2042 is expected to host battles with as many as 128 players.
Gamesradar, who recently covered the rumoured SBMM system, suggests that the lobbies will be so huge, it is likely that even a modified take on SBMM will result in players feeling the adverse effects of this system on either side of the battlefield.