During the Battlefield 2042 beta, DICE revealed a heat map for the Orbital map that depicted all vehicle vs. infantry combat hotspots.
It’s been nearly two weeks since the Battlefield 2042 beta ended, and players now know which areas of the massive Orbital map were the most popular. The beta for DICE’s upcoming FPS was open for a weekend earlier this month. It provided the developer with a wealth of data that will influence the final stages of development before the game’s November 19 release. Early access to Battlefield 2042 will be granted to those who purchase the game’s Gold or Ultimate editions beginning November 12.
The beta was the most in-depth look DICE has given fans for the upcoming FPS to date, and players took advantage of it. For example, in Conquest gameplay mode, players fought around a rocket ready to launch on Battlefield 2042‘s Orbital map. In addition, the development team recently shared a long list of what they learned from the beta data, including a unique Orbital map showing the most heavily trafficked areas.
The beta battleground of Battlefield 2042 has a heat map that shows an “overview of Vehicle vs. Infantry hotspots” across the entire map.
Much of the fighting appears to be centered on key landmarks scattered throughout the massive Battlefield 2042 map Orbital, especially on the outskirts of the battlefield. However, there did not appear to be much going on in the center of the map, which is where most Orbital is located.
The data appears to back up the claim that the Orbital map in Battlefield 2042 is too big. While the upcoming FPS’s size is a selling point, it appears that the space DICE has provided for its players is far from being fully utilized. It’s worth noting that when referring to key hotspots, no specific data was provided, so it’s unclear how much more the heavily traveled areas were used for combat.
With less than a month until launch, DICE still has a lot of work to do to get the franchise’s next installment ready. The beta for Battlefield 2042 was riddled with bugs, making some players concerned about the game’s state so close to release. Hopefully, DICE will fix everything on time and avoid the “unfinished upon release” label from the fanbase, especially since the rival series Call of Duty is releasing its next installment a few weeks earlier.
On November 19, 2021, Battlefield 2042 will be released on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and PC.
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