A handful of supposed Battlefield 2042 leaks appeared on social media yesterday and, attributable to their winter vacation theming, some followers had been upset. 

New skins are seemingly a welcome addition to the web FPS, however some followers on the official Battlefield 2042 subreddit voiced their concern {that a} “Father Winter” pores and skin for one of many specialists was a step too far – fans fear these skins indicate that 2042 will head in the route of Call of Duty: Warzone, which incorporates skins from Saw, Donnie Darko, and different less-serious cosmetics. The priority amongst followers is that 2042 is a extra critical shooter in comparison with Warzone the place skins much like “Father Winter” would possibly seem. You’ll be able to see a number of the supposed leaked skins under, courtesy of Battlefield Bulletin on Twitter. 

Now, the official Battlefield Direct Communication Twitter account has addressed the leaks, citing that whereas DICE does have some holiday-themed skins ready for 2042, not all of them would seem in-game this vacation season. 

“Development for Live Service requires us to work months in advance, and enables us to have options when we reach key moments in our first year,” the Battlefield Direct Communication account wrote on Twitter. “Today, we have other priorities, and so whilst we have the skins, we presently have no plans to utilize all of them this holiday.” 

The reason continues, citing that some cosmetics have been created for “single time use in special Battlefield Portal modes to further enhance the fantasy in special events” and that all through 2042’s lifetime, gamers might “occasionally encounter these mode locked cosmetics, which don’t impact the rest of the game.” 

This implies it’s attainable that leaked specialist skins corresponding to “Father Winter” and different cosmetics corresponding to tank wraps and extra would possibly simply seem in particular one-off Portal modes, somewhat than in the usual 2042 expertise. 

The Battlefield Direct Communication account used this thread on Twitter to disclose some upcoming weapon skins as effectively. 

“Separately, we’ll be starting our weekly missions next week where you’ll be challenged to complete objectives, and be rewarded with new skins. Once earned, you’ll gain new items for your Collection and we’ll have new skins available to unlock each week on the road to Season One.” 

As you possibly can above, these skins aren’t holiday-themed and fall extra according to what you’d count on in 2042. For extra in regards to the recreation, take a look at our ideas on it in Game Informer’s Battlefield 2042 review after which examine Battlefield 2042’s Update 3, which brings hundreds of fixes, changes, and improvements to the web FPS. Try this story about how Respawn’s Vince Zampella has become the new head of Battlefield after that. 

What do you consider this complete debacle? Are skins like Father Winter too far or are they a welcome addition to 2042 to you? Tell us within the feedback under!


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