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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About First Strike with 8 comments by TALON_UK on Dec 21st, 2014

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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Pxl_Buzzard Feb 10 2007, 1:49pm says:

\/ done. :)

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ohmit.exe Feb 8 2007, 6:29pm says:

Admins can you change it do released

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Capt.Colesterol Jan 27 2007, 5:57pm says:

I think you all need to stop bitching and either play the game and enjoy it or dump it and get on with your life and stop telling the rest of us your troubles with punkbuster and what-not. There are forums around the web regarding issues with punkbuster which you can moan and bitch about on their, just dont knock a perfectly good game because an all-together seperate program running with it turns out to be problematic.

4/5 good gameplay good unlocks but issues with lag in titan mode when titans close in on each other as-well as other small niggling points make this a 4 instead of a 5.

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smile5187 Jan 25 2007, 10:15pm says:

You can only get points by playing in multi-player

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AcidBarrel Jan 25 2007, 4:53pm says:


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Comores Jan 19 2007, 7:12am says:

Can sum1 please help me, i have installed battlefield 2142 and unzipped the razor files and everything works, but there is 1 big probleme that irretates me. Everytime i play and finished the stage it throw al my points away and cannot rank up nor unlock guns and items! Please can sum1 plz help me?

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Communist0 Jan 27 2007, 5:19am says:

You can play single player only if you have connected to the internet at least once to register your account (like steam for hl2). Then you can play with up to 16 bots, there are only 3 maps in single player because the game was designed around online gameplay, so bot support was not added to the larger, 64 player maps. I think there are mods you can download that allow you to play with bots on 64 player maps.

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dark_slayer_54 Jan 4 2007, 3:33pm says:

why don'tyou like 2142 its awsome. it took a huge step from bf 2 and 2142, i'm happy about it well other than theydidn't but a story mode but other than that i'm happy so every one who hates this game up your @$$ because people can just make a modthats beter than the game

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Packer Jan 2 2007, 4:57pm says:

I've been playing BF2142 sine it came out it is better then BF2 By far, The loading time is 10 times faster, the unlocks, The Squads every thing is better but if you Prefer a modern combat game BF2142 isn't a game you should get. They have released patches lately for BF2142 that fixes these kicks from PB. But I'm unsure it has fixed all of them.

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nidmeister Dec 9 2006, 11:59am says:

i havent even got this game but my friend has and i just stumbled across this page, but i used to have bf veitnam and pb was a pain in my @$$ too, it banned me for no reason, i had no hacks, no cheats and i didnt even know what a mod was back then

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Highest Rated (10 agree) 9/10

I would highly recomend this game to anyone who likes First Person Shooters.

It has an amazing Squad system, and the Squad Control is great.
The graphics are cool, it's future-istic kill'em all combat, and is GREAT for online play.

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.

So, if you have a good internet connection, and enjoy intense combat, you would love this game.

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