It’s no secret that the release of Battlefield 2042 was a buggy mess; however, it seems that the new update that just got dropped will make the game far better than it was. If you’re played Battlefield 2042 before and got disappointed with how it turned out to be, then this new update might get your hopes up.
Let’s have a look at the changes that were introduced alongside some leaks that players will be expecting to see in the near future.
New Update Review for Battlefield 2042
Let’s kick off with a big piece of news with Battlefield Direct Communication tweeting that they rolled out a server-side fix that aims to restore the limited HUD functionality to one of its game modes, Rush Hardcore.
Apart from that, they also tweeted that they have made an update providing information on how to earn XP and Progression as you play the game.
With this update, you can also display your Custom Experience based on whether you picked Full, Moderate, or Restricted Progression.
There are also other major updates in the game which are as follows:
- VoIP is now integrated into the game. You can choose between Party and Squad channels, and you can even adjust the settings via Options > Sound/Voice > Chat while in-game.
- Various weapon attachments have been overhauled so that they can offer a more unique impact when customizing weapons. Previously, several weapon attachments have the same effects as the others, making it hard to tell any difference when attaching one.
- The Scoreboard has received a UI refresh feature which can also be accessed during End of Round screens.
Some of the general fixes in the new update include vehicle balance changes. For example, the M5C Bolte’s passenger seat is now easier to target, making passengers far more vulnerable to enemy attacks. You can now also ADS after you exit a vehicle, and the previous bug where you can’t revive players near objects has been fixed.
This is just the gist of the many things that were added to the recent update. The developers have announced that a new update will be coming this May, so stay tuned to get an overview of what the upcoming update might bring.
Hogwarts Legacy: How Good Is The Character Creation?
Celebrity is as celebrity does.
Hogwarts Legacy is just around the corner, and if you’re one of those people who always expected an owl to crash into your bedroom to give you a letter of invitation to the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry then congratulations, you’re still a child at heart. One of the many things that muggle-borns are keeping a close eye on is the character creation as this always has been a huge selling point for gamers who wish to see themselves in the game their playing. No argument needed there as it simply adds to the immersion. We’ll see just how good the character creation is by giving it a good wangle!
How Good Is The Character Creation In Hogwarts Legacy?
As the game is still said to be a “work in progress” not everything is set in stone just yet. There’s plenty of options to go through however so let’s see if you can either look like a Korean pop idol of some sort or a child that looks like a melting candle.
So the first thing you will notice once you go to the character creation screen is the plethora of Presets offered to you. This is a good start for players who just want to dive right in and explore the second-floor girls’ lavatory.
Once you have chosen your base look you will be taken to the Facewear section where you can choose your facial structure from a set of fifteen portraits. Some players may prefer having sliders when it comes to specific parts of their custom character’s face as they really have every intention to see a carbon copy of themselves in-game.
When you’re satisfied with the shape that you chose you can also go and specify a skin color and some glasses for your character. Hogwarts is known to have a rather diverse community of students so go be yourself and choose which suits you the best!
Moving on to Hairstyles you have two customization choices, your hair color, and the actual style of well, your hair! There can only be so many options for hair in any game as it’s quite difficult to build this from scratch compared to sculpting the bridge of your nose or adjusting the height of your temple.
Hair can be quite a delicate part of customization, especially when not all options are available to you. Nevertheless, you still have enough choices here to either look like Anton Chigur or The Daywalker. Props to you if you got any of that!
Next is the Complexion tab, you have the option to give yourself a slight blush if or some freckles and moles if you have any. We weren’t kidding earlier either when we said that you can look like you aged prematurely. That’s what the scars and markings are for! At the end of the day it’s all about getting your features down to a T!
On the following tab we have Eyebrows. Most options that we went through gave us the impression that everyone back in the 19th century had time to shave, and that’s a good thing! You can tell a lot from a person’s eyebrows after all. Just don’t get caught looking!
After choosing the shape that fits your fancy you can go and apply any color to it, most likely you will choose the same color you chose for your hair but hey, it’s your choice that matters here so go crazy! The same goes for your eyes as well.
For the final touch, you have four more options. You have two choices for your character’s voice which should’ve had more in our opinion. You can also change the pitch of that voice to resemble yours. Lastly you have your difficulty selection which is pretty straightforward, you also have your character name and which dormitory you want to be sent to.
The character creation in our opinion is good enough where it stands. It’s not great but it’s definitely not bad either. Having the option to choose a preset or create your own character completely from scratch (sliders and all) is a recent concept that players have been searching for a lot lately and it’s much appreciated that Avalanche Software gave that to us.
While others are happy with the choices they’ve been given, we can still see some possible complaints that will go after the Facewear section as limiting your features to only fifteen options is a very daring move given that there’s a chance that a player out there might not get the look they’re after.
It all just goes back to the sliders since this gives the player a more precise selection when it comes to making adjustments to their looks, plus there weren’t too many options for body-type either. It’s not a long list of shortcomings but you will have to take these into consideration if you’re the kind of gamer who spends more than an hour in the customization screen. We’re still looking forward to the game however so don’t let any of that bring you down. Thank you, and see you in the world of magic!