DICE Surprises Battlefield 2042 Fans By Pulling the Plug On a Popular Game Mode

Published 01/07/2022, 12:45 PM EST

Battlefield 2042 is in troubled waters, to say the least. Apart from the haphazard manner in which it was released, the developers seem to be completely out of touch with the community. In fact, recently, a game mode that was one of the few things liked by the player-base has been removed from the title.

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Popular game mode removed from Battlefield 2042

Rush is an iconic game mode that has been featured since Bad Company 2. Since then, it has featured in almost every iteration of the franchise. The fan-favorite mode was introduced in the Portal section of the game. While initially it established itself as a limited-time game mode, fans made several requests for it to stay.

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The Portal game mode is one of the redeeming factors of Battlefield 2042. The game mode allows players to choose and curate their own custom matches. However, the only matchmaking servers were available under DICE’s featured playlists. Rush was introduced and was massively popular. However, for reasons unknown, the iconic game mode has since been removed from the title.

DICE removes fan-favourite Rush mode from Battlefield 2042’s official playlist from xboxone

It is important to note that players can still play this game mode. Using Portal, players can create their own Rush servers. However, the recent changes will unfortunately hinder player count. Adding on, the game mode is playable in another form as well.

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As pointed out, the game mode will still be present in the game, albeit in a different manner. However, it is entirely different from featuring on DICE’s playlists. It seems DICE is digging its own grave with regard to its relationship with the community. It has time and again shown how out of touch it is with the community.

The introduction of operators in the game is something that was subject to harsh criticism. However, DICE decided to ignore the community’s feedback. Adding on, during the holidays, when the game desperately needed fixes, the game’s official Twitter handle, instead of roadmaps and fixes, shared lore with the community. While lore is important to a game, it does not fix the game-breaking bugs that Battlefield 2042 has.

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Tanmay Gupta

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Tanmay is an Esports writer at EssentiallySports. Pursuing his Bachelor’s in Journalism at Christ University Bangalore, he is passionate about video games and the stories they tell. He also has a keen interest in analyzing video games and writing about them.

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