“Battlefield 2042 should have been delayed again,” reads a blunt headline from The Washington Post‘s Mike Hume, who’s joined by many others in being shocked by the state through which the game launched (early entry is stay now). It has solely simply been found that Battlefield 2042 doesn’t have a voice chat function at current – a obvious omission in a contemporary multiplayer shooter.
According to gamers and reviewers, the dearth of voice chat is most noticeable in 32-player Hazard Zone the place you’re in a squad of 4 battling different squads. Electronic Arts instructed The Washington Post that most individuals use functions like Discord, and console occasion/chat options to speak so it’ll add in-game voice chat “shortly after launch.” One downside: for those who don’t have pals enjoying Battlefield 2042 and also you’re queuing up solo to match with gamers outdoors of your mates record, then you definately’ll be caught utilizing the short chat menu to speak together with your group, which can naturally then be at a drawback in opposition to gamers who’re verbally speaking. Yikes!
Battlefield 2042 might not include in-game voice chat at launch, but it surely does include a plethora of technical points. EA acknowledged as a lot, and wrote that whereas DICE has labored “extremely hard to get Battlefield 2042 into as smooth and rewarding a state as possible,” there isn’t any launch “ever without its flaws, and you might still encounter some bugs and issues during these first few weeks.”
A prolonged list of known issues is accessible on EA’s web site, for these .
Battlefield 2042 will launch globally on November nineteenth.