Our Phil Boon has been playing on PC and found the Orbital map to be an amazing showcase of what Battlefield 2042 is capable of. The explosive encounters with enemy players take a turn into the cinematic when the unpredictable weather rolls in and every Specialist has their advantages in combat. With this praise for the game in its present form, it's a shame that those on the PlayStation 5 aren't all enjoying their time with the anticipated next entry to the successful shooter series.
Take a look at the open beta in our gameplay below!
Tom Henderson, a notable industry insider when it comes to titles like Battlefield 2042, Warzone and more, expressed his exasperation with his experience of the game on his chosen console. Citing visual hiccups as well as lag that's worsening as more and more players join the game, the clip speaks for itself here.
Surprisingly, the beta takes up 16GB on the console compared to almost 21GB on its predecessor. "Just finished playing for 3 hours to try and give it an honest chance," said another person playing on the PlayStation 5. "I hate nearly everything about it... I wish I could get my money back."
And, players are struggling to even enter matches regardless of their location owing to errors. Recently, Electronic Arts reneged on its existing new-gen upgrade plans for Battlefield 2042, which was originally only available to customers who had shelled out for the Gold Edition.
Now, if you buy the standard digital version of the game on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you'll get the new-gen upgrade included in the price. Whether or not this impacts those who've pre-ordered the standard physical edition of Battlefield 2042 remains to be seen, so here's hoping that EA addresses this issue soon.
Battlefield 2042 comes to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X on November 19.
Featured Image Credit: Totte Annerbrink via Unsplash, DICE, EA
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