DICE is removing Battlefield 2042’s 128-player Breakthrough playlist, says 64 players is ‘more tactical’


After the next Battlefield 2042 update drops on Thursday morning, players will no longer be able to queue for 128-player Breakthrough matches. There’ll still be a 128-player Conquest playlist (the ‘main’ Battlefield mode, in that it’s the original), but developer DICE has decided that Breakthrough is more fun without Battlefield 2042’s doubled player count.

The chaos of 128-player maps was one of many criticisms players leveled at Battlefield 2042 when it launched. DICE says that, after giving it some thought, it agrees that the importance of individual squads and players is “reduced due to the increased intensity and chaos of the combat” in 128-player Breakthrough.