Battlefield 2042 will host up to 128 players in a match at any given time. However, with that high number comes the issue of server capacity. 128 players is a big number and the game won’t always have those players available. Thankfully, DICE has a solution to this problem. According to a new report by The Verge, Battlefield 2042 will incorporate a new AI bot feature that will fill empty slots with bots so players will always experience a full server.
As you know, the PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC versions of Battlefield 2042 boast 128 player matches but you won’t always have 128 humans in a match. EA says that they plan on backfilling these servers with bots to keep the matches populated. By default, this is always enabled and the developer doesn’t have any plans to disable this feature.
EA Games says that human players will always take priority in Battlefield 2042. However, should not enough players join these matches, bots will fill the spots. This is especially helpful during non-peak times where players might be off working or doing other things.
EA Games says that up to 64 AI bot players can help fill up a game. This will vary depending on your region and platform. It is unclear whether or not these bots will be removed as players join the match but it seems likely. Perhaps these matches will start with a mix of players and bots and as the server fills up, the bots will vanish in favour of real players.
These Battlefield 2042 bots are going to come in handy especially later down the line when the game isn’t so popular. It will also help in regions like South Africa where filling up a match with real people is a struggle. It is too early to tell whether or not these bots are going to pack any sort of decent skill. Perhaps they might be overpowered? Who knows at the point.
Battlefield 2042 is set to launch on 22 October for PS4, PS5, Xbox and PC. Catch up on the latest gameplay trailer down below. EA is set to showcase more of the game in an upcoming event on 22 July. Make sure you catch up on our previous Battlefield 2042 coverage here where we break down the game’s modes, maps and features.
Source: The Verge