The long-awaited class system replace is coming quickly to Battlefield 2042, and will probably be making some key modifications with out truly taking away the controversial specialist system launched when the multiplayer recreation launched in 2021.

In a new weblog publish, developer EA/DICE has defined a few of its reasoning for the way in which it’s approached the modifications, and the sorts of suggestions it has used to form this model of the category system. The builders clarify that gamers needed readability – to have the ability to shortly determine the opposite gamers in an encounter and to have the ability to inform who ought to be performing which position. Testers additionally needed an “elevated sense of position,” or to have the ability to inform what they need to be doing and the way their chosen class made that attainable.

Previous Battlefield video games have tried this in numerous methods: some entries have restricted particular weapon varieties to sure roles, reminiscent of sniper rifles solely being out there to recon gamers. That’s not going to occur this outing: EA/DICE says it will be too disruptive to the established development system to lock down the finest Battlefield weapons to particular courses.

As an alternative, devices will solely be out there to acceptable courses, and the breakdown of which devices go along with which courses has shifted a bit for the reason that system was first introduced. Going ahead, for instance, solely specialists within the engineer class will be capable of carry rocket launchers of their gadget slots.

Whereas weapon use is unrestricted, every class is getting a weapon proficiency that synergises with a sure type of weapon. Assault class specialists have three additional magazines when utilizing assault rifles, as an example, and helps get faster draw time for SMGs.

It’s value noting that specialists will all retain their particular person specialist abilities, a choice that’s confirmed controversial within the Battlefield neighborhood. Some Battlefield 2042 specialists have highly effective particular skills – Paik’s EMG-X scanner that lets her see enemy outlines by degree geometry being a great instance.

Couple that up with wingsuits and grappling weapons that allow anybody zip behind enemy traces, and gamers are grousing that these modifications to the category system aren’t going to really feel as important as they appear on paper.

The brand new class system will arrive with Battlefield 2042 replace 3.2 later in January.