Battlefield 2042’s latest update reveals some skins coming soon to the game – and many players aren’t too happy to see ‘Father Winter’.
Battlefield 2042 Update 3 adds weekly missions, roster improvements, and more than 150 game fixes — but it also appears to add a bunch of new cosmetics. As can be seen in the tweet below, there are a number of Skins for the Specialists outside of Battlefield’s serious tone, including Father Winter’s skin for Boris where he wears a white beard and Santa Claus suit.
At the time of writing, the skins have again been removed as they appeared to have been shared pretty early on. Father Winter’s skin in particular has been criticized for being too far removed from Battlefield style.
The user Reddit writes Huskarl, “I’ve never seen such a strange color difference incorporated into a game. It’s so weird, I’d like to see the design discussions leading up to that.”
Numerous comments compare the approach with Fortnite and other games as a service, where more exotic cosmetics are regularly used.
A big fan request for this is to disable other people’s funny shapes, both for aesthetic reasons and because it can make it difficult to see certain characters. Revenant 333 He writes on Twitter: “It’s okay, sell them, but let me decide if I want to see them. Please.”
It remains to be seen if this is a one-time event due to Christmas, or whether DICE has more plans for special skins, but the initial reaction is probably more divisive than the developer initially hoped.
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