Battlefield 2042 no longer has its Zombie Survival mode which players were using as an official XP farm.
Battlefield 2042 is off to a rocky start, to put it mildly. It’s now been 2 months since the game’s launch, with nothing much to show for it besides disappointment.
Many players are still frustrated about missing features, but others think Battlefield 2042 should be scrapped entirely.
Now, the game is finally getting its first updates of the year, and things aren’t exactly looking up.
And although we finally have a release date for Battlefield 2042 Update 3.3 adding a Scoreboard and more, it’s not exactly coming soon.
Meanwhile, last-gen players just lost a map for Battlefield 2042 entirely!
Battlefield 2042 Developer Apologizes for Zombie Survival
A Battlefield 2042 developer is apologizing for the new Portal Zombie Survival mode which was just an XP farm for players.
In a new update to Battlefield Portal, DICE is removing the new Zombie Survival mode only hours after it was added. The featured experience pitted players against a series of AI Zombies, which made it perfect for farming XP in Portal mode.
Hilariously, Portal being an XP farm was the reason why DICE removed XP from the mode in the first place. Now that progression is back in Portal, the first mode the developer features is an official XP farm, something Ripple Effect’s Senior Design Director apologizes for.
“I’m not going to lie, this one shouldn’t have gotten through our review process,” Justin Weibe writes in a new Tweet. “I think our desire to create a fun zombies mode clouded our ability to see such a simple thing like the impact it would have on progression. I’m very sorry for the hardship this has caused.”
Now, Battlefield Direct Communication is announcing that Zombie Survival is already gone from Portal mode. Instead, this week’s featured event will be Gun Master 2042, Battlefield 2042’s take on Gun Game.
We also got news recently that Battlefield 2042 Voice Chat is in the works, but with no release date as of yet. It’s issues like this that have players quitting Battlefield 2042 in droves right now.
After all, Battlefield 2042 is approaching 90,000 Mostly Negative reviews on Steam already.
And taking a look at the platform’s player count, Battlefield 1 and 5 are both overtaking 2042 in active players.
And while it seems that Battlefield 2042 fixes to performance and matchmaking are on the way, the game might not survive until they arrive.