The year is 2142 and the dawn of a new ice age has thrown the world into a panic. The soil not covered by ice can only feed a fraction of the Earth's population. The maths is simple and brutal: some will live, most will die. In Battlefield 2142, players choose to fight for one of two military superpowers - the European Union or the newly formed Pan Asian Coalition - in an epic battle for survival.

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Greetings Troopers!

For those that don't know, First Strike is being overhauled to change it into a singleplayer focused modification for Battlefield 2142. When EA dropped support for BF2142 this past summer it killed the multiplayer capability of the game. Player counts on the servers were already dropping before this happened, and with only a few devs left working on the mod, and with the fact that the Battle of Hoth map was planned to be the final release anyway, it was decided to cease development and join forces with the Star Wars: Battlecry team to continue development on the Unreal 4 Engine on a new free stand alone Star Wars themed game.

Even though the intended vision for Hoth was never realized in First Strike, there will be a simpler version of Hoth released with singleplayer support that will allow gameplay with iconic Hoth vehicles that include Snowspeeders, trench defense turrets, Speederbikes and the much anticipated AT-AT Walker. To this end the Hoth Outpost map from the First Strike Extended (FSX) mod is being updated.

Outpost Hoth has all the basic components of the iconic Hoth map with a small base to launch the Snowspeeders from, a trench system to defend, and a Power Generator to protect. The map is getting an update with a snow weather effect, the addition of the beta AT-AT Walker and changing some gamemodes to be dogfighting focused.

Dogfight mode allows the combat to focus solely on an aerial dogfight, which has been set up in some other maps and it's very popular with players. The big difference between this and space maps is that it takes much less time to get into the action, and it adds a whole new level of excitement to gameplay with bots. The intensity is maximized with the focus of the bots being in the sky, there are no flags to capture, it is just a case of kill more of the enemy to win. To add some variety there is the classic Snowspeeder versus TIE Fighter dogfight mode and a more challenging gamemode teaming Snowspeeders and X-Wings versus TIE Fighters and Interceptors.

The AT-AT Walker also makes it's debut here having only seeing limited action previously in an earlier publicly released Battle of Hoth map Beta. As a result it has never been fully tested in gameplay, and though solutions to implement some form of Snowspeeder tow cable through Python were considered, none ever made it to the development stage, so that aspect cannot be included. Yes, there are some balancing issues in the map, but it is presented to showcase the work that has gone in to developing the Hoth vehicles.

Future versions of this map will also include more of the authentic props and assets created in the latter stages of the Battle of Hoth's development, which should heighten the authenticity of this map. There is also the possibility of the release of a parred down infantry only version of the Battle of Hoth map featuring only the interior of Echo Base, though this will depend on the complexity involved in adding bot support for such a complicated environment to see if it is a viable option or not.



The new version will also feature more singleplayer maps from FSX and better hand weapon A.I. support. Development is on track for a release by the end of the month. While you're waiting, check out the in game screenshots above from the upcoming Outpost Hoth map.

Until then...

See you on the Battlefield Troopers!

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WaffleAndy
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one of the best games that EA shut down :(

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KilroyWH78
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since the guy from bf2's project reality made a stand alone version for bf2, can you guys do one for this one?

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[AWWIIR-Dev]m0chil
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There's no Project Reality for BF2142, so there will be no standalone for the foreseeable future.

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jerryedwards37604
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Battlefield 2142 is up and running on our own fix for the game. Anyone can play, there is no CD Key authentication so you can get a torrent if you want. You can also run widescreen widescreen 1080P..

All information is here..

Dethklokclan.enjin.com

We are also tracked on Gametracker under BF2.

Gametracker.com

We have 1800+ registered players so far from all over the world..
Unlocks and Ranks are 10X easier to achieve
We are working on some new game modes
18 new hand picked custom maps added so you rarely play the same map
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Lightav.com

Some you may recognize from BF2 and 1 is a COD4 map called Shipment.

We have around 10-20 playing most of the time, if it gets low volume we can run multiplayer bots as well and the bots do count towards your ranks.. We also have a dedicated teamspeak hosted by BFPC Players Community that anyone can come in and partayy.. 75.127.11.194:10002

Dethklok AirJerr

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modmakin
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I actually think I can build Steampunk units using this improved Refractor 2 Engine.

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Damn I miss BF2 and BF2142 so hard.

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kollinginthename
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Rest in Peace :/

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Commissar1032
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She is finally dead, EA master servers down. Now we wait and see what the community of modders can do.

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The only downside is that the Single-Player gameplay stinks, and could have been greatly improved upon, though I guess the main focus of the game is Multi-Player.

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