Battlefield 2042 gets requested XP feature making Modern Warfare 2 players jealous

XP boosts in Battlefield 2042 only count in-game time.

The comparison between Battlefield and Call of Duty is something that has been going on for years. The two games are probably the most recognizable military-themed franchises in video games.

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Battlefield 2042 released a new XP mechanic that is making Call of Duty players jealous.

Some popular Twitch streamers have weighed in on the comparison. Shroud, a popular Twitch streamer has openly said that Battlefield 2042 is better than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It is an interesting take as Battlefield 2042 had a disastrous launch while Modern Warfare 2 is one of the best-selling games upon launch.

Since its lackluster release, DICE has attempted to add polish to the game, and one thing that DICE and EA have learned from the launch debacle is that they should listen to its player base.

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XP tokens in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 count time spent in the lobby and waiting for matches to start.

In one of the recent Battlefield 2042 updates, DICE updated the XP boost mechanic to only count in-game time. Meaning the timer does not count down when you are in the lobby or altering your loadout.

This new feature has made Call of Duty players jealous and is something that has been requested by gamers for some time now, as the Double XP tokens in Modern Warfare 2 count time spent in the lobby waiting for a match to start. Players have been begging Infinity Ward to implement this feature over on the Modern Warfare 2 subreddit.

Browsing through the comments on the post, it is clear that many players feel the same way. There are comments saying that it is a deliberate design choice on the part of Infinity Ward and Activision, speculating it is an "engagement mechanic" that will push players to play more to make the most out of XP tokens.

Players wish that the XP boosts, which are frequently obtained from the Battle Pass, last a bit longer. According to one user, counting only in-game time was a part of the previous Call of Duty titles.

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Battlefield 2042 kicks of Season 3 with a massive update.

Battlefield recently kicked off season 3 for the first-person shooter. The new season brings with it a new map, specialist, weapons, vehicles, and a new Battle Pass.

The biggest update was the re-introduction of the Class System to Battlefield 2042. This has been another fan-requested feature that has made it to the game. This new feature categorizes specialists by roles and gives them class-specific equipment.

It is a massive change for Battlefield, with the specialist system being universally panned by players. DICE and EA has acknowledged their frustration and said that the game strayed too far from its roots.

This new "Battlefield-exclusive" feature is a big win for a franchise Sony threw under the bus.

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