Battlefield 2142 Patch 1.40 Released

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After several months of beta testing, the Battlefield 2142 1.40 patch has been released. Weighing in at 368mb, the patch offers bug fixes, the new Highway Tampa map, an autosave for kit customization and more. UPDATE 1.40 ================= FEATURES - Added a new map - Highway Tampa. - Added an autosave to kit customisations. After you customise a kit and spawn in with that kit, the customisation will be automatically saved until you change it and spawn in again. Note that you must spawn in with a particular kit for it to be saved. - Titans will now spawn up to two gunships per side - Squad Leaders no longer have to resupply to re-equip destroyed drones CHANGES - Exploit Fix: hardcoded the time limits of Orbital and EMP strikes. - RDX Shotgun now detonates RDX, Motion Mines, AP Mines with minimum of 2 rounds. - Ported EU Assault Rifle changes to the Best Buy unlock as well. - Fixed LMG Left/Right Recoil - Revised EU Assault Rifle Recoil - Increased Clark rate of fire to match Herzog - Fixed PAC shotgun attachment recoil to match other Herzogs - Further adjustment to Squad Leader drones to prevent them accidentally killing the Squad Leader when deployed - Further fix to prevent "pod surfing". Note that some pod movement will still be possible and is an intended gameplay mechanic to allow the player to have some small choice of landing site and to access rooftops - Smoke from the CM3-N Radar Grenade deploys more quickly. The Radar range has been slightly increased and endures for the duration of the smoke effect. - The CM3-N Radar Grenade may now be resupplied. - The screening effectiveness of all smoke grenades has been significantly improved. - Adjusted Talon heat source position to improve Gunship missile balance. - Beta Feedback: Fixed the placement of an AA gun on Highway Tampa - Beta Feedback: Improved the visuals of the swimming pool on Highway Tampa

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    November 13, 2007 8:56 AM

    "several months of beta testing"

    about fucking time and only 1 map. woop di doo, I'll install it I guess, forgot I even had 2142 on my pc...

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      November 13, 2007 10:01 AM

      And yet it's still a far better game than that crap-fest, ET:QW. Go figure.

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        November 13, 2007 10:03 AM

        I agree it's better than ET:QW

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        November 13, 2007 2:45 PM

        I've never played BF2142 but I really like ETQW. I also enjoy the irony of people going out of their way to bash ETQW, like you.

        The irony is in the fact that you've either moved on or gone back to "better games" like COD4 or BF2142 but continue to talk down on QW in order to validate to yourself. If you inequivocally believed that your preferred game was "better" then you wouldn't need to, as the game would speak for itself.

        It's a lot like the PS3 owner that talks trash about the X360 constantly. That person is just feeding the idea that their product is truly superior in order to justify that their $600 USD was well spent. In actuality, they may be feeling insecure or regret from the competition that the X360 represents.

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        November 13, 2007 4:56 PM

        They're both good games. I would hardly call ET:QW a crapfest.

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        November 14, 2007 9:16 AM

        hahaha could you try any harder? This has got to be 30% of your post history.

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      November 13, 2007 10:20 AM

      Seems like a good change of pace that DICE would be really thorough with their testing. BF has had some rough launches and bugs. I think this is a good sign. Such a good game...it's a shame to see a few nasty bugs hurt the experience.

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        November 13, 2007 10:24 AM

        My thoughts exactly. I cannot speak for BF2142 because I never played it, but I still play BF2 regularly since day one. I mean, the bugs are mind-boggling but I can't get enough of it!

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          November 13, 2007 10:48 AM

          You should really try 2142. I loved 2, but 2142 fixes so many design/balance issues. It's such a solid, fun game. Should be really cheap now too.

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          November 13, 2007 11:57 AM

          i returned bf2 after a weekend of playing.... when the exact same fucking bugs are found in the release of a sequel as the previous game... i dont pay to beta test.

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            November 13, 2007 1:43 PM

            The v1.41 patch for BF2 pretty much fixed everything with BF2. The only problem for me still is the server browser.