Say what you will about developer DICE, but its post-release support is usually strong. Star Wars Battlefront 2 – a title rightly ridiculed at launch – blossomed into something spectacular once the Swedish studio was done with it, and Battlefield V also received some pretty impressive post-release additions as well.
Battlefield 2042, the new game coming to PlayStation 5 and PS4 later this year, has plenty in store across its bustling first year: an impressive four Battle Passes, spread across four seasons of content. These seasons will bring with them new Specialists – the characters you’ll be playing as – in addition to new locations.
While publisher EA is yet to outline the full scale of its plans, the PS Blog notes that any new maps will be free for everyone to enjoy, while the Battle Pass will focus on unlockable cosmetics and trinkets. As is the case in games like Fortnite, there’ll be Free and Premium tiers, so you don’t have to pay if you don’t want to.
If you are interested, however, the game’s Ultimate Edition will include the full Year 1 Pass, which will grant you access to the Premium tier of all four Battle Passes as they deploy. So, like most online shooters these days, the launch period is just the beginning of the experience, with plenty more planned post-release.
Looking forward to seeing what new gaming features the Frostbite Engine brings to this latest BF installment!
Thats a lot of money to pay for a game with no single player AND a battlepass to boot.
Oh my God 4 battlepasses, how fun. Now I get to play and stress the ***** out at the same time. ***** these battlepasses.
If you buy the ultimate Ed do you get all the passes too, or do you still have to pay even more money?
You know what, I think that I'll just play Battlefield on 360 and PS3.
@Dan_ozzzy189 You get entry to the premium tier of all four Battle Passes.
I usually get over a years worth of great fun out of Battlefield. I'm alright paying $120 or so. But I always pay for passes as I go, because if my buddies bail out...then there's no more reason for me to play.
So $70 up front and then (at least) $10 every 3ish months? OOOOF.
Just make it F2P, EA, ya cowards.
@get2sammyb cheers but I still don't know what that means or how it works!
@MFTWrecks Whats the point when gullible fools are happy to part with their money?
70 for the entry, no SP, and 95% of the unlockables are tied to battle passes.
I guess I’ll pass until it’s cheaper.
These companies want to rip off Fortnite and want to charge a large sum.
@OmegaStriver is that how this works? Ouch. I'm not being a muggins but I really want to play this, maybe the bog standard ed will be fine. I can't ever get my head around these types of thing, that's why I replied to Sammy in the manner I did.
@IronMike Well if you say it like this i would say when they feel like it. 😅
@solocapers Dont forget that these sites make it sound like a normal thing.
People that are ok paying ridiculous sums of money for a temporary piece of entertainment like this likely still live at home and have no responsibilities at all.
Not that it’s much of a “deal” but there’s a mistake on the US PlayStation store that has the PS5 preorder for $59.99.
So its a f2p game that costs £70 up front? F*** **f EA
@Arugula exactly 👏👏👏
@Dan_ozzzy189 I can answer this one... Battles passes are leveled so if you don't pay for the pass you receive an item let's say every 5 tiers that are "Free". The other tiers are locked behind the battle pass pass. So if you own the battle pass you receive the unlockable skin, weapon blueprint etc every time you reach a new tier... So tier 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 instead of just the free item at tier 5 in this example. Basically you still grind but receive more for it.
The standard edition of the game costs £59.99 on last gen consoles and £69.99 on current gen (or £49.99 on PC), which nets you the game for the stated October 22 release date.
if you buy the Gold or Ultimate Editions then you can start playing it a week early, on October 15. The problem being that the Gold Edition costs £89.99 for both generations and the Ultimate £109.99.
Im cool with it as long as everything is free (except cosmetics). If I’m gonna pay $76 after taxes for multiplayer only game it better include everything.
It's actually $60 on PSN right now. So if $70 price tag was bothering you because there is no campaign, there you have your discount. go make your pre-order as this might be a glitch on PSN.
@Alan_cartridge_ like cold War?
Hmm, I aren't a fan of paying eighty quid for a game but then paying more to get a bit extra out of it
Ah yes, remove single player...pay 70 euros...have 4 battle passes you need to buy for even more euros! NICE
I’ll pass, thanks.
I'll be battle passing on this one, thanks.
@OmegaStriver have fun coming in late to be obliterated by everyone with op weapons and armor from shelling out for the battle passes since day 1.
No different than paying $60 for a fighting game and then another $55 for the "Fighter Pass" for new locations and characters.
At leat this (the way I read it) you get the new locations for free.
I do not pay for neither - but find amazing what changing the publisher and the word in front of "pass" can do to the same scheme 🙃
@Flaming_Kaiser Yep, you just know most of the sites including this one sympathise with the whole.."were barely making profit, we have to do this" nonsense yet the financials tell that's complete and utter nonsense.
@Agramonte Totally agree about the double standards, but I think there are a lot more examples of shooters (generally) that have free ongoing content updates at the original price like Splatoon 1/2, Overwatch, Battlefront II (for a few years), and I’m sure there’s more. No fighter has really done that I can think of.
Best comment I read on the subject from I don’t remember where: this is something to get angry about ten years ago. Can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube, and if the value isn’t there for you, just don’t buy it and cry in your pie, not the internet.
@Spiders Good point.
I guess it can be the mindset in each camp at this point. One is robbery and the other is an event you join live streams for.
As someone looking in, just seems like the same pie.
So you pay a hundred quid and STILL have to pay more for extra stuff?
Why is anyone surprised? It has the letters 'EA' on the box.
@Dan_ozzzy189 Very much like most COD Titles etc.
@Agramonte yeah fighting games are really annoying these days, not worth picking up until the inevitable complete edition
@Dan_ozzzy189 welcome to modern video games
I only just recently tried a battle pass in a game with the recent CODMW since I actually got pretty into it for a time. I honestly don't get it lol. You pay for stuff you might unlock? Very strange in my opinion but hey at least the maps are free for it so if BF's Battle Pass does the same then that's good at least.
@Milktastrophe I said Id buy COD on sale as well, never did. This new BF could easily end up that way as well.
@Agramonte Except with Tekken or Mortal Kombat you have a ton to unlock that is not locked behind a battle pass along with arcade stories and a story mode.
I don’t understand how you think they are the same.
I see your point but I would say fighting game characters take a bit more effort to create since you gotta balance them with the current cast while making them unique, do motion capture/animation work for the moves, and so on.
A Battle Pass is just a collection of generally throw away stuff that just makes your character look different and if you don't play enough to unlock them you don't get what you paid for.
Granted that's just my view as someone who plays lots of fighting Games so I definitely have some bias.😅
@Korgon oh I absolutely agree on that but when the likes of Blanka are held back as future dlc I have much less sympathy for them 😉
This is just about the worst business model I've ever heard of.
This industry is so broken. It gets worse with each year that passes. It feels like this is our major generational divide to me, I don't know anyone who likes the service route of unfinished piece meal games personally, so it much be the younger generation of gamers who don't mind it all.
It really shouldn't bother me as I'm not directly affected by it, but it sucks to see such nefarious schemes rake in so much money.
$70USD (base game) + $25USD (season pass 1) + $25USD (season pass 2) + $25USD (season pass 3) + $25USD (season pass 4) - single player campaign - battle royale modes
EA is taking people for a ride! enjoy it battlefield fans
Why is anyone still supporting these clowns?
@IronMike yeah I feel you. Numerous articles per day about the same games. Articles which are little more than a single piece of info.
Well, I wanted a current or near-future setting, but with no single-player and multiple 'season passes', I won't be bothering with this. I just don't play online enough to justify the costs, and as I'd probably be at a major disadvantage without the passes, I won't bother at all.
It's now official, though... EA has gone from my one-time favourite publisher to a company with zero products I'm interested in.
I used to buy almost everything they released during the C64 and Amiga years, and the 90s and 00s on PC and PlayStation, up through the first half of the PS3 years. Since the launch of PS4, I've bought BF4, and 2 or 3 FIFAs... FIFA19 being the last I bought.
And once again there will be thrown another pile of garbage on ps store...
@solocapers I dont blame them but im not going to act like its a good thing and it shows us that everything for free is not a good thing.
With Google product you have to sell your soul (privacy), with "free" to play games your time, with free sites again nothing against them im using them sponsors you bite the hand that feeds you.
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