When DICE shared its first look at Battlefield 2042, the FPS love and hype went through the roof. From weaponized tornados to a rework of how classes operate within the open verticality of some of the largest maps in the franchise’s history, it’s easy to see why shooter fans are excited to get their hands on the latest adventure. While we still have some time yet to wait, FPS players have been swarming Battlefield 4 to brush up on those aiming skills. So many players, in fact, that the studio has had to increase the server capacity.
EA provided a notice to Battlefield 4 players, saying that the company has noted the longer queue times and the excitement for what’s next. Because of that, the server capacity has been increased in the US West region to compensate for the influx in traffic:
We were absolutely blown away by your excitement and reactions to the recent Battlefield 2042 reveal.
Since then, many of you have jumped back into Battlefield 4 to already get a taste of the return to all-out-warfare. We’ve been monitoring your experience and noticed queue times in the US West region were far longer than in other regions. Good news, we’ve increased server capacity for this region – you can expect less waiting and more playing.
We’ll continue monitoring queue times and will make further adjustments as necessary.
One thing that Battlefield 4 players loved about that iteration of this series is its verticality. Battlefield has always been known for its expansive maps and freedom of terrain. While the franchise has lost a little of that through the years, Battlefield 2042 looks to herald in a new wave of extensive ground to cover, taking players to all corners of the world to be the best of the best through a competitive online lens.
Game Informer was allowed to get some up-close-and-personal time with the upcoming shooter ahead of its October release, and we couldn’t get enough of what DICE is doing this time around. More vehicle types, a deeper story for the Specialists, a way to heal teammates from across the map with a gun? DICE is going all-in with ensuring that Battlefield fans know that the team was listening, especially following all of the feedback regarding Battlefield V.
Interested in learning more about what we uncovered about Battlefield 2042? You can check out our full preview right here. You can also mosey on over to our dedicated game hub to learn even more, including how the Battle Pass works, returning weapons, and so much more.
What are your thoughts on everything we’ve seen thus far about Battlefield 2042? Are you among those returning to Battlefield 4 before the upcoming game’s arrival? Sound off with your thoughts on all things Battlefield in the comment section below!