Battlefield 2042Battlefield’s 3.2 update will arrive next week, which is notable as it will revive Battlefield’s traditional class system. If you were one of the many players frustrated with Specialists in 2042, then 3.2 is your chance to take on the Assault, Engineer, Recon, and Support roles again.
Next week’s release was confirmed via Twitterat the same time as the long 3.2 patch notes. Dice say they would normally release patch notes the day before an update, but they want to give players more information in the future.
These notes explain exactly how the class changes work: existing specialists have now been assigned to a corresponding class, and the old free-for-all gear and gadgets have also been split between these classes, both to encourage players to play specific roles during matches and to “help readability” of exactly who is shooting at you at any given time.
Specialists were “based on the four classes of Battlefield,” according to EA, but aside from a unique specialty and trait, their gear was fully customizable. Players weren’t happy, so Dice announced last August that they would be bringing back classes in a future update. A big part of the reason it took so long was because players weren’t happy with a lot of other things too, like the lack of group and team voice chat or one traditional dashboard.
There are also other substantial additions coming in 3.2, including new weapons (M39 EMR, MTAR-21, PP-2000), new ranges, and a Breakaway rework that makes the snowy map smaller.
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