Battlefield 2042 Removes Zombies Mode to Stop XP Farming

Battlefield 2042 Removes Zombies Mode to Stop XP Farming

Matt Lorrigan

Developer DICE has removed Zombies, one of the official Portal modes, from Battlefield 2042 after players began using it to farm XP.

The mode was introduced last week, and saw players fending off huge amounts of AI enemies equipped only with knives. However, it soon became apparent that players could farm a ton of XP in a short space of time, by climbing to a high spot and easily taking down the ground-based, knife-wielding AI enemies.

“We’ve removed the Zombie’s mode and replaced with Gun Game. Hopefully we can fix it in the future and keep it in alignment with standard game progression,” said senior design director Justin Wiebe. “We’ve also tightened our review process to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Thanks for your patience and understanding.”

“I think there was potential for the mode but needs to go back into the workshop for a bit. Regardless, we need to be focusing on more important issues like improving core XP progression for BF Portal.”

Battlefield 2042 hasn't been in the best of shape since it launched - we thought it was one of the lesser games in the franchise in our review, and it's still receiving some pretty hefty bug fixes months after launch.

  • The right question to ask is not "how can we fix the mode" but "why do our players feel they rather spend time grinding xp than playing our game".
  • @ c1ned1ne - Indeed! But even more so, "why is our game shite from the gate".
  • Easy why it shite @emptyfibers; publisher is EA, so 95% of stuff garbage
  • Lol, why not just remove the ability to gain xp through it?
  • Bring on Bad Company 3 and get back to being the best Battlefield can be (including Single Player)...
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