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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Soof49
Soof49 Dec 8 2006, 8:11pm says:

EA is so stupid.You wanna know why?They put PB(PunkBuster) in a cool game.Now every time I try to play on a server,PB kicks/bans me.Now I think I bought the whole stupid game for nothin.


Buy the game if you want to,but I wouldn't because PunkBuster is being a @$$.


I think PB should be called SB(StupidBuster lol)because SB/PB(however you want to call it)is stupid.

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IIVXTII
IIVXTII Dec 4 2006, 8:32pm says:

This game is a slap in the face to the Modding community.

EA has never been friendly towards modders, This game should of been a mod in itself.

But then again, that wouldnt be profitible for EA- scratch that!

I feel so sorry for you guys, You are shelling out $$$ for gameplay that can easily be replicated with a mod team.

The Half-life community would feel CHEATED if Valve shipped crap like this out the door.

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SARGENTSCRUFY
SARGENTSCRUFY Dec 3 2006, 9:05pm says:

This is the best game in the battlfield series yet! An overhauled game engine brings you improved graphics/sound/and physics! Also its debuger for moders is quite an advance from BF2. Although mod tools have yet to be released... The maps are masterpieces put together by the finest mappers in DICE, to give an outstanding experience! I purchased the download from EA LINK the day it was released, and 15 minutes later I was playing, and having a great time doing so, Thus; I give this game a 5/5

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stroganoff
stroganoff Nov 16 2006, 6:27pm says:

whats this about, come on EA, pls put out a patch that addresses this, 6 maps is a joke right?

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stroganoff
stroganoff Nov 16 2006, 6:26pm says:

in short the game is pretty good but titan mode is just a rip off of UT2004 onslaught. the action is a little slow for me and it you diw you get respawned awy from the action with then taqkes forver to get back in.

Graphics and musc/sound is excellent.

One question? I have map alternative keys for some functions including invert mouse is ticked yet when using the vehciles it seem to on be able to use the default keys and invert mouse is unticked? am i right or have i just missed and option somewhere in the menu system?

Help on this would be appreciated

thanks in advance

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eViL_KeNiVeL
eViL_KeNiVeL Nov 12 2006, 3:26pm says:

you can play offline idiot you just have to go singleplayer... but you can only play like 6 maps and they are conquest with bots...with 16 players :S

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darthking
darthking Nov 3 2006, 7:02am says:

Battlefield 2142 has amazing graphics, sounds and gameplay. However, the demo cannot show you anywhere near the potential of the full game.

I downloaded the 1gb demo and was entralled with it. So i downloaded the 2gb full game (an extra 1gb of maps!). It is truly amazing how they can squeeze so much detail and realism into 2gb. AND becuase i downloaded it (at £29.99, less than rrp), i got the limited edition!

If you like this game, try the demo, but don't be put off by it. There is much more than meets the eye, with adavcnement in ranks, new weapons, abilities, scores, commander powers etc. It is truly an enthralling game. Even if you haven't played any battlefield games (like myslef), try this one. Look out for me on the battlefiled soldiers!

Darthking, Corporal Gold (At time of writing)

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Holobalobalo
Holobalobalo Oct 31 2006, 10:48pm says:

I'm playing the demo for this game right now, and I noticed that there is no host server option, only rent a server. Is the host server feature included in the full game or is the only way to host to rent a server? Also if there is any way to host a server in the demo could someone point me towards it?

PS: I have a T1 internet connection so lag is not a problem

Thanks XD

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HaloStrike
HaloStrike Oct 29 2006, 2:58pm says:

no you cant paly offline mode

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Viper_4
Viper_4 Oct 23 2006, 10:15pm says:

Can you create offline accounts like in BF2? If so, how?

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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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