It’s no secret that Battlefield 2042 has had a rocky start in life. I mean, alongside a slew of annoying bugs that are making the game unbearable to play, it’s also been listed as one of the top 10 worst-reviewed games over at Steam. Ouch.
While lack of gameplay features is an ongoing issue, many fans of the franchise have been querying whether or not the popular shooter will have a deathmatch mode. And unfortunately, that also looks set to disappoint as well.
Does Battlefield 2042 have team deathmatch mode?
The short answer is – sort of. Let me explain.
Battlefield 2042, at present, does not have an official DICE server-based team deathmatch mode. I know, annoying. However. players can take part in team deathmatch-style gameplay if they opt to use a custom server.
The only game formats that feature on DICE servers right now are Conquest, Breakthrough, and Hazard zone. Out of the three, Breakthrough is most like team deathmatch – however, it isn’t quite what we’ve come to expect from previous Battlefield deathmatch modes.
What is Breakthrough?
The Breakthrough gameplay mode sees two teams play as attackers and defenders. The attackers need to try and capture control points in order to progress to the end of the map. Unlike more traditional team deathmatch modes – where players fight until there are no tickets left – Breakthrough ends when all sectors have been captured by the attackers or all reinforcement tickets have been lost.
At present, this is the closest players are going to get to a deathmatch gameplay mode on an official DICE server. Considering the popularity of Battlefield V’s deathmatch, it seems strange to leave this particular game mode out. And while some fans think there may be a deathmatch mode in the future, there is nothing to suggest that at this early stage.