Battlefield 3: Reality Mod launches this week after seven years of work

Battlefield 3 is one of the best first-person shooter games ever made. At launch it was renowned as the pinnacle of game graphics but that was a while back. Eleven years later and it still looks decent but it hasn’t aged flawlessly. To keep it looking fresh the modding community has been working on the Battlefield 3: Reality Mod.

The Reality Mod is an overhaul for DICE’s once flagship shooter. Led by Stefan Roos, the project aims to improve just about every aspect of Battlefield 3. That includes a visual overhaul, gameplay innovations, and multiplayer servers that support over 100 players.

On the mod’s official page, the developer describes its goal as creating “immersive gameplay and a more realistic experience”. One of the standout changes is that Battlefield 3: Reality Mod changes how the game plays. Whilst the original Battlefield 3 is a fast-paced shooter, this mod focuses more on tactical team-based gameplay. That’s something that Battlefield players have been crying out for after Battlefield 2042 disappointed many by removing many teamplay-centric aspects of the franchise.

Battlefield 3: Reality Mod does this by removing a lot of the core features that made the original game casual friendly. There’s no squad spawning, the maps are larger, UI clutter is reduced, and the voice chat is proximity based. Only some of these features will be available for version 0.1 at launch with more coming in the future.

Almost here

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If this all sounds exciting then I have some great news for you! Although the Reality Mod isn’t quite playable yet its launch isn’t far away. The Reality Mod will be playable from July 17, just under a week from now. Of course, you’ll need to purchase a legal copy of Battlefield 3 plus its DLC to play it. It does not matter if you are using an Origin or Steam version of the game.

Everything you need to know about Battlefield 2042

Everything you need to know about Battlefield 2042

Few games have reached the popularity achieved by the Battlefield games. Since 2002, the Battlefield franchise has released games after games. The first-person shooter battle royale genre. It is a huge commercial success. The scenery in their genre has been changed forever. And after the last successful iteration Battlefield V, launch in 2018, the gaming community is eagerly awaiting the next installment. Battlefield 2042 going to change the gaming world forever.

Now before you go to the Aimclub site and search for the Battlefield cheats to help you in your gameplay, there are a couple of things you should know, like, for example, release date. Yes, the game is not available to the public, severe disappointment to its fan. One can pre-order this video game and enjoy the beta playthrough that is available right now.

Battlefield 2042 release date and platforms

On November 19th, 2021, Battlefield 2042 is available to the public. Battlefield 2042 is going to be available on PC, Xbox, as well as PlayStation platforms. It would support cross-play as well as cross-progression.

On PC, Battlefield 2042 would be available on Origin, Steam, and Epic Games. For Xbox users, this game would be available on Xbox Series X/S as well as the older Xbox One series. Whereas PlayStation, PS5, and PS4 will also support it. Though one should keep in mind that to experience the fullest this game has to offer, like a 128 person battle, a gamer has to make use of the latest PlayStation and Xbox consoles as PS4 and Xbox One series does not support this.

Some of the big changes in Battlefield 2042

Developers have claimed that Battlefield 2042 would be the biggest overhaul in the Battlefield franchise since the launch of their first game, Battlefield 1942, in 2002, and to certain extents, they are right. There are some huge changes in this game which would take some getting used to by even the veteran players of the franchise. Here are some of the highlighted changes in Battlefield 2042.

  • The player count reaches 128

It is the biggest deviation from the earlier Battlefield games as Battlefield 2042 would support 128 players (2 teams of 64) in a match. But one should keep in mind that this feature is only available for those enjoying their gameplay on PC or on the latest Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

  • Maps are divided into sectors

In the 128-player battle, maps are divided into sectors containing control points. A team has to capture every control point in a sector to occupy it.

  • No more classes

Classes that have been a core point in the Battlefield games have been replaced with specialists who have their own unique gadgets and traits. Keep in mind here that these specialists can carry any weapon and equipment loadout, which would certainly help a lot of gamers.

  • New specialist gadgets

Just as the case with specialists, Battlefield 2042 is introducing new gadgets like a health revive gun, a grappling hook, movement sensors, and many more.

  • No single-player campaigns

Another deviation from the previous Battlefield franchise games is the absence of single-player campaigns in Battlefield 2042. This has proven to be a controversial point as Battlefield single-player campaigns are much loved by its fans.

Battlefield 2042 open beta run is now available

The good news for Battlefield 2042 lovers is that they do not have to wait for the game to be launched on November 19th to enjoy the game as open beta play is already announced at the beginning of October. Early access for the beta for pre-orders and for EA play members would start at 12 am PT on October 6th, whereas the fully open beta would begin on October 8th at 12 am PT.

Battlefield 2042 modes

One of the biggest changes in Battlefield 2042 is that there is no battle royale, and the developers of the game have already stated there is no plan to launch one in the future, certainly not for this game.

Here at the three Battlefield 2042 modes that the developers have revealed, though one should keep in mind is that this number is certainly bound to go up with the official release.

  • All-Out-Warfare

This is your standard battlefield gaming category with options for one to either play Conquest or Breakthrough, depending on their mood.

  • Hazard Zone

It will be ‘high-risk mode’ according to the developers of this game. This is the only information available.

  • Battlefield Portal

This is an all-new gaming mode introduced in Battlefield 2042, and here one can easily tweak the servers, set the rules of the combat, custom design the map, and make a whole lot of variations according to their wishes.

Are you a lover of this game? What is your opinion about it?

Next-gen console version of Battlefield 2042 set at a premium price

Yesterday publisher Electronic Arts revealed the latest release in its popular Battlefield series. Named Battlefield 2042, it will be an online only near future first-person shooter. But it’s the revealed details of its pricing that has gotten gamers frustrated. Owners of next generation version of Battlefield 2042 will have to pay a premium price compared to the other platforms.

Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S release will cost $70 at launch. In contrast, the PC and current gen versions of 2042 will come in at the industry standard $60. Given that the PC version is likely to provide the best overall experience, the bumped-up price on next-gen consoles is difficult to justify.

Why the added cost?

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Truth be told, this increase of price isn’t uniquely a characteristic of Battlefield 2042. Many other AAA games have matched the price hike for a variety of reasons. Chief amongst these is probably just because they can. If the publisher if confident consumers will still buy a product for more, they will inevitably want to take advantage of that.

This is why we don’t see the price hike on PC. PC gamers are generally less willing to spend big due to the sheer quantity of great free-to-play and on sale games available. Unlike consoles, placing 2042 at $70 wouldn’t be profitable on PC.

There are some other genuine reasons for this change too. Video games are more expensive to make now then they have ever been before. 2018’s Red Dead Redemption 2 was reported to have cost Rockstar a record $200 million to make and a further $250 million to market.

Battlefield won’t be on that level as it doesn’t have a single players campaign. No campaign means there’s no need for cutscenes and expensive voice actors. Regardless, it is a large-scale first-person shooter with a state-of-the-art game engine supporting it. Neither of those are going to be cheap to produce and maintain. However, customers probably won’t buy into the narrative that alone justifies the price increase of Battlefield 2042.

The next Battlefield will be Battlefield 2042 according to new leak

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In just two days the next Battlefield game will officially be unveiled. However, thanks to a new leak we don’t even have to wait that long to find out what it’s all about. A Reddit post was posted which details several aspects of the next Battlefield. Chief amongst these is the rumor that it will not be called Battlefield 6, but rather Battlefield 2042.

It doesn’t see too farfetched an idea as several Battlefield games have previously taken place in the year xx42. The original Battlefield 1942 and the futuristic Battlefield 2142 come to mind. Having a near future game that slots in right between them does make sense from a marketing point of view.

The future of Battlefield

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According to the leak, Battlefield 2042 will feature a brand-new attachments system. Alongside the attachments equipped to your weapon, each player will also be able to carry two attachments on them. It will be possible to switch these out on the go to better adjust your gun to a specific team fight.

Furthermore, the SQUAD & Heroes mechanic from Battlefront 2 will be making its way across to Battlefield. Called ‘Professionals’ this time around, it will see one player on each squad function as an enhanced specialist unit.

Specialists gain access to a unique gadget that can help give your squad the edge. The provided example is that the Medic professional receives a healing dart that allows for long range healing. Also, the professional of a squad can call down vehicles for transport such as jeeps & ATVs.

64 versus 64 games are expected in Battlefield 2042. To accommodate for this, the maps will be the largest seen to date. Each sector is now made up of three to four smaller capturable objectives. A single sector is roughly the size of a Battlefield 3 map. Given that each map is made up of several sectors, you can expect some huge maps to play on in the near future.