Battlefield 2042 removed an official portal mode after it became a farmable XP farm.
Developer Ripple Effect added Zombies mode to Battlefield Portal earlier this week, along with changes to reintroduce XP gains to player creations while restricting the efficiency of modes only intended for agriculture. Being an officially sanctioned creation by the developers themselves, Zombies had no such restrictions.
Players quickly discovered that the new official mode could itself be turned into a hugely efficient XP farm simply by climbing into areas that knife-wielding AI enemies couldn’t reach. Players could then reap XP by mowing down dozens of their hapless zombie enemies in safety and comfort.
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Ripple Effect’s Senior Design Director, Justin Wiebe, apologized for the oversight on his personal Twitter account.
Not going to lie, this one shouldn’t have gone through our review process. I think our desire to create a fun zombies mode clouded our ability to see something as simple as the impact it would have on progression. I am truly sorry for the difficulties this has caused. https://t.co/01MXOdWGN5January 21, 2022
In a follow-up message Earlier today, Wiebe confirmed that Ripple Effect had removed the offensive mode and replaced it with a gun game creation: “Hopefully we can fix it in the future and keep it going. alignment with standard game progression. We’ve also tightened our review process. so that it doesn’t happen again. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”
EA promises more improvements coming next month in Battlefield 2042 Patch 3.3, including a more detailed dashboard and overall gameplay performance improvements. Meanwhile, a new rumor points to the possibility that all or part of Battlefield 2042 could become free in response to persistent issues with the futuristic shooter since its launch.
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