Player uses Battlefield 2042's Portal mode to create 100-person battle royale

Jimmy2x

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Why it matters: The battle royale has undoubtedly become one of the most dominant formats in multiplayer shooters. Due to the popularity of the genre, fans were surprised when EA Dice stated BF 2042 would not include a battle royale mode. Despite attempts to exclude it, one enterprising user has leveraged the game's new Portal feature to create a 100-player Warzone-style battleground.

A Reddit user that goes by the handle u/chbmg has used Battlefield 2042's Portal rules editor to create a functional, 100-player battle royale experience. Nicknamed "Warfield 100," the customized BF Portal offering features everything battle royale players have grown to love, including pre-game lobbies, dropping into active play areas, random loot, and a circular closing map designed to funnel survivors toward each other for a spectacular finish.

Players joining Warfield 100 will find themselves in a fairly familiar scenario. After spawning into the pre-game lobby, players are airdropped via parachute equipped with nothing more than a starter pistol and accompanying gear. From there, the point is pretty straightforward: find loot, stay in the circle, engage your enemies, and survive. The game even features a Warzone gulag-style prison that gives players the opportunity to rejoin the action.

While some of the genre's more traditional features could not be directly created using Portal, the game mode's creator was able to leverage available functionality and conditions to resemble the behavior of similar BR titles closely. Rather than humming loot chests, on-screen messages alert players to nearby loot. When located, they must crouch three times, prompting the game to replace their current loadout with the newly discovered weapons.

You won't find any gas mask here, either. Warfield 100's "circle" consists of overpowered AI players that form the outer circle, herding players toward its center, much like Warzone's gas. Stepping outside of the circle's AI bots, which are highlighted and plainly visible, will get you shot on sight. Players meeting an untimely end will have multiple opportunities to escape the prison and redeploy before being completely eliminated.

While Battlefield 2042 may have experienced a rocky release, it hasn't stopped users from leveraging Portal's ability to create extremely detailed rulesets for custom matches. Earlier this month, fans used the Portal feature to create a BF-themed version of Squid Game's "Red Light, Green Light" game.

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QuantumPhysics

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"Battle Royale" is essentially "last man standing" with a shrinking map to eliminate campers. I don't understand why all FPS games don't have a "battle royale mode".
 

Shadowboxer

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Article is lost on me as I have absolutely no idea what Battlefields “portal mode” is. Apologies if this is common knowledge, I’m not a battlefield fan and I haven’t had a chance to get up to speed with this release over the last 8 days, (I know I know, I’m sorry)
 

QuantumPhysics

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Article is lost on me as I have absolutely no idea what Battlefields “portal mode” is. Apologies if this is common knowledge, I’m not a battlefield fan and I haven’t had a chance to get up to speed with this release over the last 8 days, (I know I know, I’m sorry)


Apparently, in modern day "journalism" it's become less than customary to actually EXPLAIN a foreign term to the reader on the assumption that either they already know what it means or that they can just Google it.

I do wish all "journalists" would use a short paragraph to explain these terms.

They could interject:

"Portal" is a new mode in Battlefield 2042 which allows the player customizability of the games assets to allow vehicles and weapons from previous Battlefield games to interact on the same map..."
 

Neatfeatguy

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So what this story is telling us - once again a modder has made a better game than what the developers were able to do.

Who wants to bet that Dice will leverage this, take what was done and "create" their own battle royal and say it had always been in the works?
 

hahahanoobs

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I guess I have to give the guy credit for being one of, if not the first to do it, but it's really bad. I do really like the idea of having to get more kills each time you die. That's genius.

Hopefully with more time and more people working on better versions, it will produce something playable, but I'm not getting my hopes up based on this attempt.
 

hahahanoobs

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So what this story is telling us - once again a modder has made a better game than what the developers were able to do.

Who wants to bet that Dice will leverage this, take what was done and "create" their own battle royal and say it had always been in the works?
You watched the video right??? As bad as it was, Firestorm was/is light years better than this "mod". You do remember Firestorm don't you?
 
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y6Tq2RGXEejb

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So what this story is telling us - once again a modder has made a better game than what the developers were able to do.

Who wants to bet that Dice will leverage this, take what was done and "create" their own battle royal and say it had always been in the works?

DICE made Portal so that players could get creative with their game. This is not "making" a better game through file or code manipulation, this is using the game's intended, built-in tools to create something new. DICE planned for this all along.
 

Neatfeatguy

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DICE made Portal so that players could get creative with their game. This is not "making" a better game through file or code manipulation, this is using the game's intended, built-in tools to create something new. DICE planned for this all along.
Still sounds like they made a better game over what DICE offered based on all the complaints about the game.
 

Hexic

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So what this story is telling us - once again a modder has made a better game than what the developers were able to do.

Who wants to bet that Dice will leverage this, take what was done and "create" their own battle royal and say it had always been in the works?

Like Valve did with DoTA 2, from Blizzard’s modded game?

I could 100% see this happening.