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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2142vc - Version Check

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bpaint2_vb1.5_Serveur

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Battle Paint 2 release, total conversion modification for Battlefield 2142. Server files.

Maps 2.0 Custom Map Pack Installer (exe)

Maps 2.0 Custom Map Pack Installer (exe)

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Maps 2.0 Custom Map Pack

Maps 2.0 Custom Map Pack

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Battlefield 2142 Reclamation Mod Version 2

Battlefield 2142 Reclamation Mod Version 2

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The Last Storm

The Last Storm

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The Last Storm verion 1.0 for BF2142 Deluxe Edition brings you needed stuff in order to play SinglePlayer

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on1ondevelopment
on1ondevelopment

I miss this game. :(

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Guest
Guest

what has happened? is it long gone... :(*

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Revo78
Revo78

Yeah, it will never come back.

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staradder92
staradder92

I wish more people played Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142, especially the latter. It is disappointing they did not continually update BF2142 like they did in BF2. It seems the Battlefield series has become progressively worse since Battlefield 2142. The latest installment of the Battlefield series, Battlefield 4, is a rip-off.

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mahdi.t
mahdi.t

one little question
how can I download that ?
i couldn't find it in web. :(

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Guest
Guest

It's hard to find even in web i'm lucky that i can find it keep searching maybe you'll lucky good luck

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maxammo Online
maxammo

The most of the mods here are dead. Any reasons?

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Sgt_Prof
Sgt_Prof

I just got new BF2142 deluxe edition. I'm prepared 4 multiplayer !

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Dzev
Dzev

Is still being populated?

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Survive9
Survive9

of course

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arivax
arivax

Hello, I got a problem with 2142 single player 1.52 . I already installed patches 1.5 and 1.51. I downloaded rar package with this modification but there is no installer. Could somebody help me??

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Sgt_Prof
Sgt_Prof

Download NSSP mod !

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arivax
arivax

The same with FFolkes Unlocks mod 1.5.

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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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