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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Redexodus
Redexodus Oct 11 2010, 8:51pm says:

punkbuster is ***, but the game is good.

it should use VAC instead.

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Fullmaple/Vic591
Fullmaple/Vic591 Apr 24 2011, 6:56am replied:

vac is ok butpunkbuster **** is REAL!

+2 votes     reply to comment
johnx360
johnx360 Dec 18 2010, 5:07pm buried:

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WTF are you talking about PB is one of the best anti cheat softwares out there while VAC is the crappiest of the crappy.

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LoopyDood
LoopyDood Dec 19 2010, 5:56pm replied:

Punkbuster is buggy, a PITA if there's a problem, and it doesn't allow the Steam overlay to function. But... at least if you run into a problem with PB that gets you kicked/banned you're not banned for life.

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Biglemons
Biglemons Sep 4 2010, 2:48am says:

why are people complaining about punkbuster i've never had a problem with it in my LIFE! I think its great I played around 120ping WHEN I HAD LOWSPEED DSL!!!!! the problem is U probally need to update punkbuster. go to the website and download the punk buster thingy that allows u to update them a little bit easier. I dont know why people hate PB... gosh.... and with VAC i've had some problems with nothing big though not really a trouble at all it just sometimes i get booted when I have lower than 100ping strange...... I don't really care. what they use the battlefield series ARE ALL AWESOME!

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Oace
Oace Mar 8 2011, 10:33pm replied:

...Lower ping is better

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_Jinz_
_Jinz_ Jan 24 2011, 8:22am replied:

I've had problems with punkbuster quite a few times, but it doesn't stop me from playing this great game. Just update PB using pbsetup.exe and it's fixed.

+3 votes     reply to comment
EAFSAgamemnon
EAFSAgamemnon Aug 15 2010, 6:47pm says:

some one should do a starship troopers mod

+1 vote     reply to comment
Riker1321
Riker1321 Aug 27 2010, 7:48pm replied:

I AGREE !!!

+3 votes     reply to comment
nose-bLeed
nose-bLeed Nov 8 2010, 9:38am replied:

you want to shoot alien !

+2 votes     reply to comment
wazanator
wazanator Jul 30 2010, 1:11am says:

Love this game, wish EA would move away from PB and just partner up with Valve and use VAC

-3 votes     reply to comment
sjaakster
sjaakster Sep 5 2010, 10:42am replied:

VAC sucks ***, punkuster is way bether then VAC

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FelipeFR
FelipeFR Aug 27 2010, 11:05am replied:

WTF. I can't play MW2 or any other VAC game, because they are full of cheaters. PB is irritating, for sure, but is still the best Anti-Cheat system on the planet.

+3 votes     reply to comment
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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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