So new Battlefield there is a mode called Portal, which is like a big big sandbox where players can customize the games to be just the way they want. And at the moment, since we live in the world we live in, many of these games are XP farms.
Yes, as shocked as you read this, many players are giving up using their imaginations in favor of creating their own games where they can simply travel, kill bots and earn tons of experience, which allows them to level up faster and therefore unlock better gear faster. Some of the most shameless examples of this don’t even arm bots with firearms, they just send them to the battlefield with knives to face a quick death.
What, well, whatever. The farming experience is nothing new. What is he doing this is a specific example of fantastic XP farming is that due to the fact that Battlefield 2042 fills its matches with bots, there are real people looking for things like “XP farm” in server listings and end up joining these games.
But not like XP farmers. Since XP. PC Gamer’s Tyler Wilde spent the weekend tinkering with these servers and found a lot of people. “Only joining XP servers to discover it’s harvest”, getting into games with just a knife along with a bunch of bots and wondering why a tiny team of heavily armed men would just fight them.
What’s really funny is that not everyone leaves after discovering that only a handful of players on the server are farming XP, and they are not one of them. I lingered and watched the players desperately run at their tormentors with knives over and over again. Somewhere along the way, there must have been rumors that typing “/ switch” or “/ swapteam” into chat puts you on a different command because there are a lot of them. This does not work. I also saw chains of players typing / gun, apparently hoping the team would give them a pistol. Is not.
Please Read everything here, this is very, very funny… In response, DICE has made an additional set of changes that not only “affect the efficiency of XP Farming Servers,” but also help “free up more servers for Portal” so that there are fewer XP farms and more unique and fun ways to play the game.