Beautiful Battlefield 3 Reality Mod launches subsequent week, one month after Battlefield 2042’s middling first season

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It’s no secret that Battlefield 2042 has struggled since its launch final fall. Waning participant numbers, lacking options, and delayed updates all contributed to a basic dissatisfaction with the most recent Battlefield outing. Sometimes, the answer for followers is to easily return to an earlier game within the sequence. That’s the aim with the Battlefield 3 Reality Mod.

Reality Mod is an overhaul of 2011’s Battlefield 3. According to the mod staff’s FAQ, gameplay is meant to be “more similar to Squad or [Battlefield 2]: Project Reality than to [Battlefield 3].” Considering the game is greater than a decade outdated, there’s a variety of room for enchancment. Rebuilding the gameplay means mimicking the Frostbite Engine, rising the participant rely to greater than 100 folks on a server, transforming the UI, and creating new maps and game modes. It’ll arrive with built-in voice chat too — one thing that Battlefield 2042 lacked at launch. It’s not lengthy till the huge mod releases, both. As Battlefield Bulletin declared on Twitter, Battlefield 3 Reality Mod drops on Sunday, July 17.

BREAKING: #BF3 Reality Mod releases on July seventeenth 😎

🔸 Tactical staff play expertise

🔸 Completely reworked gameplay + UI

🔸 Frostbite Engine VFX, destruction & physics

🔸 100+ gamers on a server

🔸 In-Game VoiP

🔸 New maps & game modes

🔸 Dynamic climate & 24h day-night cycles

— Battlefield Bulletin (@BFBulletin) July 11, 2022

The hype for Reality Mod is actual: there are shut to fifteen,000 members on the venture’s Discord server. Considering the mod has been in growth for 5 years with practically 100 modders on board, it’s no marvel that the venture has gained some severe traction. “As a team, we consider it a big challenge to preserve the original PR game flow and feel,” reads the imaginative and prescient on the mod’s web site, “and at the same time to come up with new design solutions and improvements, with the purpose to deliver an interesting and authentic game experience.” Battlefield 3 followers solely have to attend a couple of extra days to present that have a go. While the mod itself will probably be free, you will want a duplicate of Battlefield 3, all of its DLC, and the Venice Unleashed consumer put in in your PC for it to run.

This all comes roughly a month after the launch of Battlefield 2042’s first season, dubbed Zero Hour. That arrived in early June to middling reception, with reward for the brand new map however disappointment with a basic lack of content material in any other case. Battlefield 2042 has obtained lots of of modifications since launch, nevertheless it hasn’t been sufficient to salvage the sinking game. At least these craving a Battlefield expertise may have a brand new possibility with Reality Mod.