Not a fan of Battlefield 2042 Specialists? Hoping they will be removed in future patches? If you’re hoping for that, we have bad news for you. DICE has confirmed that Battlefield 2042 specialists will remain in the game, but will be “reworked”.
On Twitter, DICE Game Designer Frederique Drabert confirmed it at the request of a fan:
Specialists will not be removed but reworked.
— Frederik Drabert (@FrederikDrabert) April 7, 2022
For those who think DICE is just stubborn, no. Drabert explained that it’s not just about removing them and reinserting classes.
It is not so easy. I’ve seen the community submissions (kudos to everyone who put in the effort) and there’s more design work needed. Specialists touch many parts of the game that need to be considered during an overhaul. It is therefore not enough to take it and code it.
— Frederik Drabert (@FrederikDrabert) April 10, 2022
As you might expect, Specialists are part of the core BF2042 experience, and simply removing them will likely cause more problems than it solves.
Speaking of specialists, it looks like one of the ones DICE planned to be in the game (maybe at some point or in the future) has been datamined! Spotted by a reliable temporary Battlefield dataminer, check out “Hale”, who appears to be a drone specialist. There are two other specialist names discovered called “Liz” and “Crawford” but little information about them has been unearthed.
New specialists in #Battlefield 2042:
An in-game challenge for Hale requires “RC Drone Assists”. Speculation: The official artbook features footage of an unknown character using a drone on the ground. It could be Hale…
No further information available. pic.twitter.com/bczwYHERLs
— temporary (@temporary) April 15, 2022
Here’s hoping DICE can somehow rework these specialists enough, that they’re as good as the classes were in previous Battlefield games.
Don’t forget that a new patch is due next week for BF2042, and it will contain over 400 fixes.