The new shooter of EA Battlefield 2042 will not have a ranked or eSports mode when it is launched. Justin Wiebe from Ripple Effect Studios announced this in an interview.
Battlefield 2042 won’t have a ranked or eSports mode
When Battlefield 2042 is released, players will not have the opportunity to compete with other players. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. The Senior Design Director Justin Wiebe also announced that such a mode could be submitted at a later date.
This ultimately depends on the feedback from the players. Should the community insist, sooner or later a ranked mode will be added?
“Yeah, so so there’s no plan to have any kind of ranked or esport mode at launch. This is something that obviously we want to hear more about from the community. If again, this — I’m using this phrase a lot — but if that’s something that’s important to the community, we’d like to hear about it, and you know, we’ll kind of see what happens after that,” says the developer in a new interview.
From his statement, we also conclude that further fan requests could be fulfilled afterward. The developers promise long-term support for the new Battlefield title, which means regular new content in the form of additional maps, weapons, and specialists.
Battlefield 2042 will be released on October 22nd for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
While new-gen gamers get the full gaming experience, PS4 and Xbox One gamers have to be content with certain limitations. This primarily includes the reduced number of players, which means that only 64 instead of 128 players will compete against each other in a match.