According to reports, Electronic Arts (EA) revealed that “Battlefield 2042” will use robots to fill its 128-player game. The game was released earlier this month, and the game engine screen showed various multiplayer game modes. EA said that “Battlefield 2042” will have the largest map and scale to date, allowing up to 128 players in certain modes on PC, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 consoles. Now, it seems that not all of the 128 players are actual players. Instead, the game will use robots to populate the server.
The “Battlefield 2042” trailer released a few weeks ago showed some of the new mechanics that will be introduced into the series, as well as the scale of the game. In battlefield games, the conquest and breakthrough game modes will support up to 128 players on PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5 consoles for the first time. But it seems that not all 128 people are real players. According to reports, EA told The Verge that “Battlefield 2042” will use artificial intelligence robots to populate servers with up to 128 members.
Of course, humans will give priority, which means that if 128 players in Battlefield 2042 can join the game, there won’t be any robots. However, it is very likely that not all games have 128 players ready to join. In this case, the remaining positions will be filled by AI robots. There can be up to 64 robots in the game, depending on the region, platform, and the number of human players available. According to reports, EA also stated that if players do not want to face AI players in the game, they can try other modes without robots.
This may be disappointing news for some players who want to have fewer actual players instead of full servers but some robots. The report quoted EA as saying, “As player data enters, the use of artificial intelligence will be adjusted”, which shows that as more and more actual players play games, artificial intelligence robots will become smarter and more capable . As of now, there is no option to turn off the robot, and it is expected that the company will share more relevant information soon.
The game trailer for Battlefield 2042 was released on June 13. It showed pre-alpha game screens in some maps, highlighting land and air vehicles, weapon customization, tornadoes, and more. The game has already begun pre-orders, and pre-orders will get an early public beta. It will be released on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC on October 22.