Battlefield 2042 will no longer support 128-player matches of Breakthrough

With the number of players dwindling, Dice, the developer of Battlefield 2042, announced that it would no longer support the 128-player game in Breakthrough mode, deleting one of the game’s major features.

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In the latest 4.1 updates, the 128-player battle list in Breakthrough Mode in Battlefield 2042 has been completely removed. According to an official blog, players can now only play 64-player matches in this mode, and only Conquest mode if they want to play 128-player matches.

According to developer Dice, reducing the number of players in the same field is to improve the core experience of the mode. They felt that large and crowded matches were too chaotic and too intense for the offensive and defensive play of Breakthrough mode.
Dice said in the post:

When reviewing Breakthrough, we noted that the 64-player version represented a more tactical experience. Reducing our player count here helps to remove some of the chaos from the experience, and in combination with the reductions that we have made to the number of available combat vehicles, it means players are better able to hold frontlines more effectively. Players will also find more space to work together and fulfill their individual roles.

In the same blog post, Dice also revealed that the long-delayed Season 1 of Battlefield 2042 is “currently set for release in early June.” It says it’ll be “back with a full overview and update notes closer to its release”.

The Season 1 of Battlefield 2042 was originally delayed to give developers more time to fix various long-standing bugs and roll out some quality updates. At present, the built-in voice has been added to the game, and the standings have also been revised based on player feedback.

The 128-player battle can be said to be a big selling point of Battlefield 2042, so after this update, players’ interest in this game may decrease a bit.