DICE has released an Attack of the Elves playlist for Battlefield 2042, which encourages players to participate in a Santa vs Elves infection-style game mode. The release of such an in-game item follows DICE’s outrage following the leak of a Santa Claus skin for Battlefield 2042. Longtime fans were outraged by the game’s apparent Fortnitification, with many wondering how anybody could take it seriously with characters dressed as Father Christmas.
Of fact, the Santa Clause controversy was only one of “Battlefield 2042’s” several issues. In the days leading up to its November launch, the experience was plagued by graphics glitches and performance concerns. DICE rushed to implement the necessary changes, raising the game’s quality to a new level. Despite the fact that some players believe such efforts are too little, too late, many players continue to persevere. Despite the fact that Update 3.1 is “Battlefield 2042’s” final major patch for the year, the devs have just released one more surprise before the holidays begin in earnest.
DICE has released a new “Battlefield 2042” playlist dubbed Attack of the Elves, according to fan-run Twitter account Battlefield Bulletin (Wccftech). In this 32-player infection mode, a group of Santas faces off against a group of blatantly unhelpful Elves. 1942 vs. 2042 Conquest mode has also been added to the game, which may accommodate up to 64 players per battle. According to Battlefield Bulletin, such game mode offerings are currently available but will be phased out in the new year on January 6, 2042.
Two new featured experiences are now live in #BattlefieldPortal
“1942 vs 2042 Conquest”
🪖 64p conquest mode.
🗺️ 1942 and 2042 maps.
“Attack of the Elves”
🧟 32p infection mode, first to 50.
🎅 Team Santa vs Team Elves.
🗺️ 1942, BC2, BF3 and 2042 maps.
🗓️ Until January 6, 2022. pic.twitter.com/DmmACiv1Hs
— Battlefield Bulletin (@BFBulletin) December 16, 2021
Attack of the Elves, a limited-time game mode in “Battlefield 2042”, looks like a fun way to go with holiday-themed content. However, how the mode will look once players have delved deeper into the options is a different story.
The news of EA’s plan to break up the Battlefield franchise spread quickly after the game’s rough debut. Vince Zampella of Respawn Entertainment will lead the project, which centers around a connected universe that two other Electronic Arts-owned studios will help extend in the coming year. Ripple Effect (previously DICE LA) and a new Seattle-based outfit led by Halo veteran Marcus Lehto are among the development teams in question. Specific plans for the brand’s expansion are still being kept under wraps as of this writing.