The latest update of Battlefield 2042, possibly inadvertently, revealed some upcoming skins for the game, and many players don’t seem happy that ‘Father Winter’ is coming to the game.
Battlefield 2042 update # 3 adds weekly missions, menu UI improvements, and more than 150 gameplay fixes, but it also appears to include a premium view of a range of new cosmetics. As shown in the tweet below, some of the included Specialist skins are a bit outside of the more serious Battlefield norm, including a Santa Claus skin for Boris, with his dress and beard included.
At the time of writing this article, the skins have been removed from public view having been revealed, apparently too soon, but the response to the Santa Claus skin in particular has already been the subject of complaints from many gamers, who see it as a step too far from the Battlefield style.
In Reddit, TheHuscarl wrote: “I’ve never seen such a strange tone juxtaposition in a game. It’s really very strange, I would love to have seen the design discussions that took place with this topic. “.
On Twitter, DogInSuit wrote: “How is the mood supposed to be fun and cheerful when the introduction [del juego] trying to fuel a failed state and the devastating effects of climate change? If they wanted to make a humorous game with skins for kids, it shouldn’t have been with Battlefield. “.
A lots of have compared this approach to Fortnite and other games-as-a-service, which regularly introduce wacky cosmetics, something that much of the fanbase seems to have hoped it would not happen in the latest Battlefield installment.
Of course, there are also two sides in this “war”, and other fans say that players who are not in favor of unrealistic skins simply should not apply them. On Reddit, ozner55 wrote: “The game in general just needs a little more content. Even if it’s a silly Christmas thing, I totally agree with that. Having new things to unlock is just positive. “.
Nevertheless, a common request after the reveal has been an option to disable skins fools from other players, both for aesthetic reasons and because the changes in the silhouettes of the characters can alter the best way to respond when seeing certain enemy characters. “PLEASE do so so I can disable the visibility of custom skins.”, wrote Revenant333 on Twitter. “Okay, sell them, but let me decide if I want to see them. Please.”.
It remains to be seen if this is a unique novelty intended for Christmas, or if DICE has plans to release more wacky content over time, but the initial reaction is probably more divisive than the developer would have expected.
What’s more, not an easy launch overall for Battlefield 2042as the launch day issues and changes to the game have drawn enough criticism to make it one of the worst rated games on Steam just a few weeks after your arrival.