So the new Battlefield has this mode called Portal which is like a big sandbox where players can customize the games to be basically what they want. And right now a lot of these games are XP farms as we live in the world we live in.
Yes, as shocked as you may be to read this, many gamers abandon their imaginations to create custom games where they can just drive around, slaughter bots, and earn tons of XP, which allows them to level up faster and so unlock better ones Equipment free faster. Some of the most shameless examples of this don’t even arm the bots with firearms, they just send them onto the battlefield with knives to face a quick death.
Which, well, whatever. XP farming is nothing new. What does this One particular example of XP farming is fantastic because it is Battlefield 2042 populates its games with bots, there are real people who search server lists for things like “XP farm” and join those games.
But not as an XP farmer. As XP. PC player Tyler Wilde spent the weekend fooling around on these servers and found loads of people “I join XP farming servers only to discover that they are the harvest,” enters games with nothing but a knife, along with dozens of bots, wondering why a tiny team of human gamers are up on The teeth are armed, just plowing through them.
What is really funny is that not everyone leaves after discovering that only a handful of players are XP farming on the server and none of them are. I stayed here and watched as gamers kept running desperately with knives at their tormentors. At some point there must have been a rumor that entering “/ switch” or “/ swapteam” in the chat makes you belong to the other team, because there are a lot of them. It doesn’t work. I’ve also seen players type “/ gun” apparently in hopes that the command will give them a gun. It doesn’t.
You’re welcome read the whole thing here, it’s very, very funny. In response, DICE made a number of free changes that not only “affect the effectiveness of XP farming servers,” but also serve to “make more servers accessible to the portal” so that there are fewer XP farms and more unique and more interesting ways to play the game there.