Battlefield 2142 Patch 1.51 Enters Public Beta Testing

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 20, 2010 5:40am PDT Over two years since Battlefield 2142's last patch and almost four years since the futuristic shooter was released, a hefty new patch has entered public beta testing.

Patch 1.51 brings four new maps along with "numerous client and server side fixes including enhanced account security." As a bonus, it also gives all players the booster pack 'Northern Strike,' which adds new maps, vehicles, a mode and other goodies.

The first beta version of patch 1.51 is a 1.35GB download available on FileShack. If your BF2142 isn't already updated to version 1.50, you'll want to snag that patch too.

"If the servers hold up to the stress test this version will become the release version," DICE explains. "We'll try to reduce the need to do a reinstall should that change."

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  • I actually loaded this up two weeks ago due to the utter dearth of good FPS's. I played it for about 4 hours before realizing the population is completely different then what it used to be a few years ago when I played BF2.

    Players now days are too stupid or have been trained like monkeys to just go wherever combat is largely neglecting any objectives that aren't brightly colored on their hud. 95% of the people I played with didn't understand where to go or how to use vehicles.

    That said it still suffered from numerous hackers (the one guy on a tower halfway across the map shooting people with a LMG and killing everyone), the Titans no longer move to fix game exploits (half the fun), vehicles instantly explode and are prone to abuse (such as the APC that can constantly keep another vehicle EMP'd), and the game overall isn't really balanced at all (like the magic anti-tank rifle of doom).

    I may play it again after this patch, but I'm guessing it isn't going to change anything worthwhile. BF2142 always seemed like a crappy reskined version of BF2 designed completely around unlocks.