While DICE hasn’t formally announced a new Battlefield game just yet, we do know it’s coming soon-ish. Chances are, we won’t hear about it anytime soon, what with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting everyone’s lives, which includes gaming development.
Having said that, this hasn’t stopped the people from MP1st from formulating our own list of what we want in the next Battlefield game. Remember, folks, this is all subjective, so don’t get too riled up if you see something you don’t like, or something that’s important to you isn’t mentioned — that’s what the comments are for.
In no particular order, here are the top five things we want to be included in the next Battlefield game. And note, most of the items here are from someone who doesn’t play with a full squad.
I know, I know, most people hate the idea of spotting and shooting at Doritos (little triangles) in Battlefield games. But let me ask you this: how many random players (non-squad mates or people you know) actually use the spotting feature? In my hundreds — if not thousands — of hours playing Battlefield games, the time I’ve seen randoms spot is rare. So much so, that when I do find these people, I add them up as online friends.
While the idea of being able to resupply ammo and get health from depots is a good idea, it’s not that good when you’re forced to do it after every respawn. Sure, you do have ammo, explosives and whatnot, but the constant need to run to these depots (especially for those who want to take out tanks) is just an unnecessary annoyance. While this problem might be mitigated by those who play the objective and have proper squadmates, those who don’t are left with another hurdle to jump through aside from taking out enemies and vehicles.
Modern Military Setting:
Sure, World War-themed shooters are back in style, but it limits the maps, guns, vehicles and other stuff in Battlefield games. By now, I think most Battlefield players will agree that it’s time for us to return to a more modern setting; one where we can use drones, modern equipment and so on.
Better Gun Customization:
Remember Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4’s fantastic gun customization options? You can choose your optics, under-barrel, and other attachments. Once that’s done, you can then choose from a multitude of camos. Along the way, it’s a blast unlocking all the attachments and gun camos while you were ranking up, and discovering which weapon fits your playstyle best.
While Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V both had gun customization, it’s nowhere near as in-depth as it was in BF3 and BF4. It’s a major step back that needs to be amended ASAP.
Full-On (or at least BF3/BF4-level) Destruction:
While we might never get another Battlefield game with the level of destruction as Battlefield: Bad Company 2, we might be OK with at least BF3 or BF4-level of destruction. It seems as, after each game, DICE scales back destruction (remember levolution?) for some reason. Is it because of the current-gen consoles not being able to handle it? Gameplay balancing? Your guess is as good as mine at this point, but I’d really want the next Battlefield game to at least bring back proper destruction mechanics since the franchise is known for it.
Well, there you have it! Do you agree with our/my list? Which ones did we forget and which ones do you not agree with? That’s what the comments are for, so head on below and let us know.
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