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Shroud thinks Battlefield 2042 bloom makes the game easier for bad players

Twitch megastar Michael "shroud" Grzesiek slammed DICE and EA over the excessive use of bloom in Battlefield 2042, a feature he feels makes the game easier for bad players.
The early access launch of Battlefield 2042 was met with mixed reactions from fans. Although players were excited for yet another instalment of the Battlefield franchise, they were less impressed by the onslaught of glitches and bugs present in the game, which included broken weapon attachments, low FPS issues and an array of errors.

Players even went as far as to demand the return of the classic scoreboard after the developers removed it from the game. Now, former esports pro and Twitch streamer Michael "shroud" Grzesiek shared his concerns about another issue, slamming the developers over the excessive use of the "bloom" gameplay mechanic in Battlefield 2042.

Shroud slams bloom in Battlefield 2042

In case you're unfamiliar with the term, "bloom" (or rather, weapon bloom) refers to the trajectory of a gun's accuracy while firing. The mechanic essentially describes the spread of the bullets within a small zone around the gun's reticle.

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Shroud thinks that Battlefield 2042's weapon bloom favours bad players. (Picture: DICE)

On 15th November, Shroud explained that bloom in Battlefield 2042 seemingly rewards bad players over good players, which he vehemently disagrees with. "The game has a lot of bloom on rifles. Not just on rifles, but most things," he said.

One fan commented that they would much rather have bloom than have some nerd lasering them from across the map, to which Shroud said: "That's exactly why they did it, so people like you have a fair chance." The Twitch star continued, saying: "I get it, it makes sense [but] it just doesn't feel very good."

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Shroud thinks that Battlefield 2042's weapon bloom favours bad players. (Picture: DICE)

Weapon bloom is an interesting mechanic that Activision recently included in Call of Duty: Vanguard. While it certainly adds a degree of realism to the game, we can understand why Shroud would be upset if it isn't correctly fine-tuned. "I just don’t agree with it," Shroud concluded.

Despite being upset about the excessive use of bloom in the game, Shroud said that it wouldn't stop him from playing (or melting enemies in his lobbies, for that matter) but maintains that he disagrees with the developers' decision.

Do you agree with Shroud's stance on the matter, or do you think that weapon bloom is balanced in Battlefield 2042? Let us know by tweeting us your response on Twitter.


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Featured image courtesy of Twitch / Shroud.