Battlefield 2042 Season One Delayed to Early Summer

A bit of bad news.
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Bad news for Battlefield 2042 players. The official release of Season One has been moved to early summer. The main reasons include addressing feedback given by players and the different fixes that needed to be implemented.

This delay was announced in a post by Senior Producer Ryan McArthur. McArthur shared that moving the release date of Season One was important to make sure that the "next set of updates can be focused on delivering" the improvements. He added that it's also going to give the team the time to finalize the seasonal content.

What can players expect for Season One when it arrives? It's going to introduce four new Specialists and new locations, among others. Hopefully, the seasonal content would be worth the wait.

While this is indeed bad news to those looking forward to the new content, it's probably even worse for players who have the Year 1 Pass due to them having the Gold and Ultimate Editions. The silver lining is that those who have the Year 1 Pass will receive an exclusive bundle when the next update arrives. The bundle includes:

  • Specialist skin
  • Weapon and vehicle skins
  • Melee weapon
  • Player Card

Planned Changes

Aside from announcing the delay in the release of Season One, McArthur also gave a peek into what's being planned for the game. For one, a refreshed in-round Scoreboard is going to be added. Based on feedback, there will be two tables with a player's team separated from the enemy team. K/D scoring and End of Round reporting are also being planned to be released in a future update.

Players should be happy to know that improvements are coming as well to the Player Profile. Once the changes arrive, they should have a better overview of their career on the battlefield along with how far they need to go for the next unlock.

Feedback Loop

McArthur revealed that the team remains committed to improving game quality through updates or how fast they respond to critical issues. In terms of getting feedback, this is what's going to happen moving forward:

  • The team presents specific and major focus areas to players along with their current thinking. It details what changes are being planned.
  • ​The team is going to take time to observe and listen to the conversations that players go on to have about both the area of concern and the proposals for adjustment.
  • Players should hear from the team on the topic again but this time the feedback is going to be factored into consideration and guide the decisions made for improvements.

What are your thoughts on this? Is the team correct in delaying the release of Season One?

Battlefield 2042 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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