Masses Shun Battlefield 2042’s New Melee Animations – Here’s Why

Masses Shun Battlefield 2042’s New Melee Animations – Here’s Why

With Battlefield 2042, DICE is trying to revolutionize the franchise by adding unprecedented and noteworthy changes. 

Features like the 128-player multiplayer mode have been widely appreciated by the community, while some changes have divided the fanbase. 

One such feature inflaming many heated debates concerns the implementation of third-person melee executions in Battlefield 2042.

Initially, the melee animation received a positive reception, but strangely, the fans now want this change to be reverted to first-person animations.

According to a thread on Reddit that received over 6.2k upvotes, enthusiasts are demanding an option that allows them to change melee takedowns from a third-person to a first-person perspective.

Melee executions, in general, do not seem to be a stumbling block for fans, but the third-person view definitely is!

Demonstrating their dismay with proper logic, the gamers gave two very justified reasons for Battlefield 2042 to pack first-person melee animations:

1) Huge swaths of enthusiasts contested that the first-person viewpoint offers a more “personal” experience. It definitely feels more immersive when you put yourself in your character’s shoes, after all. 

Moreover, if the perspective changes from first to third-person in a game as fast-paced as Battlefield 2042, the entire flow gets disorganized.

Masses Shun Battlefield 2042 New Melee Animations - Here’s Why
Battlefield 2042 | Source: EA

2) Secondly, fans mentioned that this feature is used extensively in Call of Duty games recently. Apparently, that’s a big enough reason for fans to not want third-person executions in Battlefield 2042.

The fact that third-person takedowns will be a part of the game’s monetization plans doesn’t make it look like first-person melee animations will be added anytime soon. 

On top of this, devs have less time to make massive changes as Battlefield 2042 releases in just over a month on October 22.

For now, all we can do is hope for EA DICE to listen to fans’ feedback.

About Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042 is the seventeenth installment in the Battlefield series developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts. The game is a first-person online multiplayer shooting title. This installment of Battlefield will not feature a single-player campaign mode.

The year is 2042 and the world is in ruins. Natural disasters run rampant, ocean levels have risen, the world economy has collapsed, and the US and Russia are at war. You step into the shoes of a non-patriated soldier – a soldier without a side. The games’ story will be revealed through episodic additions, allowing players to create a future for themselves and other non-pats in a world on the brink of destruction.