EA has recently distributed a survey to a subset of Battlefield 2042 players in the hopes that the results would yield information that will shed light on the next significant additions that will be made to the game. It was reported on Reddit by user Sailboat08 that the survey asks questions regarding opinions on the ability for players to rent persistent servers and a spatial editor for the Battlefield Portal model. The latter would allow players to change Battlefield 2042’s maps and game modes in a manner that is comparable to Forge, which is featured in the Halo series of video games.
Kevin Johnson, the community manager for Battlefield 2042, was asked by a player why the survey was only sent to a select few players rather than to the entire player base of Battlefield 2042. In response, Johnson stated that the surveys are unrelated to “Core Feedback,” which will always be held in a public forum for all players to participate in. EA distributes questionnaires like this one to a selection of players at random in order to get input in a manner that protects their anonymity.
It is important to note that just because these features have been suggested in this survey does not mean that they will definitely be included in Battlefield 2042 at some point in the future. Given that the surveys have been distributed to a specific group of players and that the questions revolve around features that the community would always appreciate, it is likely that EA is using them as a way to gauge interest in prioritizing the development of these features. For example, the top comment on the survey’s Reddit post mentions that asking about whether players are interested in dedicated servers is pointless since that has been one of the biggest requests from the community anyway.
Since its launch, Battlefield 2042 has been the subject of a number of complaints; nevertheless, Electronic Arts announced earlier this month that it intends to proceed with the development of the game while keeping the franchise’s long-term prospects in mind. There are also rumors that a new Battlefield game may be launched somewhere between now and the year 2024.
When it comes to Core Feedback this will always be held in a public forum for debate by all players.
EA sends player surveys out from time to time, to random groupings of players for anonymous feedback around certain areas of the game.
This is not related to Core Feedback.
— Kevin Johnson (@T0TALfps) May 13, 2022