Battlefield 2042 is set to release in just about a month. The highly anticipated new Battlefield game was delayed until November 19, which pits the first-person shooter’s release right between Call of Duty: Vanguard and Halo: Infinite. The added development time would theoretically allow DICE more time to polish the multiplayer shooter. However, fans have been sharing comical, and perhaps disappointing, images coming from the Battlefield 2042 beta.
A glitch that is semi-reminiscent of the old “no face glitch” in Assassin’s Creed Unity looks to have returned in Battlefield 2042. Players have been uploading images and videos of low-polygon models of their own and enemy soldiers that are quite amusing. The same problem happened for a time in Call of Duty: Warzone, but this one is already appearing during the beta phase of Battlefield 2042.
The character model glitch in Battlefield 2042 appears to vary by player and upload, but in general, models are not properly rendering. This is resulting in either extremely low polygon models, facial features being missing, and more. According to some players, it appears to be mainly an issue on older consoles such as the PS4. However, players are reporting problems on lower-end PCs as well, and there are a bevy of glitches, optimization issues, and general problems that have come out of the Battlefield 2042 beta.
Recent leaks have pointed to a troubled development of Battlefield 2042, something that could have led to the delay of the game, some of the gameplay changes that have been rumored, and many of the glitches that players are seeing. Some are laughing at the model glitches, because at a glance they are both disturbing and humorous. However, many of the commenters of the social media posts in which the images and videos are being posted are sharing levels of concern, as the game players were excited about now appears to be in worse shape than they had presumed.
The character model glitches, in general, are harmless enough that they don’t really affect the game to a large degree. The issue will also likely be fixed in due time. However, some fans of the series are concerned enough with what they played during the beta that they are hoping for Battlefield 2042 to be delayed again. The hope is that the kinks will be fixed before the game launches. However, the fear is that there are enough problems, and enough design flaws, that Battlefield 2042 will launch a flawed game and be swallowed up by this year’s Call of Duty and the brand new Halo Infinite. That would be unfortunate for a series that has been on hiatus for the past three years.
Battlefield 2042 releases November 19 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.