How to play with more than 4 friends

by Spartan_Praetor
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How to play with more than 4 friends

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So, like 99.9999% of you, i have more than 4 friends who play BF2042. Has anyone figured out how to play with more than 4 friends? I am the leader of a mid sized platoon and we are looking to play with each other. DICE or EA, wtf are we doing with Battlefield?

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@Spartan_Praetor currently the only thing i can think of is make a party of 4 and matchmake into a game, then split up and invite the reamining ones.... you have to repeat this after every round since DICE forgot that ppl maybe want to play with more then 3 friends..... but hey why bother trying if minimal effort gets you the distance
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Hey, same with us :/ 

 

we are 6 on average and have at least another 4 coming today on launch. It doesn’t look like there’s currently any way to group up with more than 4 and drop into the same game even as split up squads..

 

what has seemed to work most of the time is queuing at the exact same time lol...sigh..gaming in 2021. 

your way mentioned of sending an invite once a squad is in and then splitting up doesn’t even work for us (at least on Xbox series X/PC) because we can never EVER since early access launch join each other’s games when in progress lol. We always have to back out and pick each other up.

 

On top of that, if someone fails to load in properly/this bug where your loadouts don’t show (and are all grey) and you can’t deploy in we all back out again until we get a proper game where we’re all together and loaded in fine. 

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@Spartan_Praetor Just start a portal game
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@Hudson009 Nice idea... in theorie at least...

But there are some Problems...
You may not even be able to start a portal game since most of the time you get an error that all capacities are already used.
Also you barely get any Server populated since you cant get any Progress besides the normal level ups with a custom Server
Nobody would play the normal 2042 in Portal...
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you don't get xp from portal games 

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@Spartan_Praetor So frustrating. Let’s build a 128 person match and only allow 4 players per team and make it incredibly difficult to join with friends…perfect!
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@NiCeDiCe90 wrote:
@Hudson009Nice idea... in theorie at least...

But there are some Problems...
You may not even be able to start a portal game since most of the time you get an error that all capacities are already used.
Also you barely get any Server populated since you cant get any Progress besides the normal level ups with a custom Server
Nobody would play the normal 2042 in Portal...

I was tooling around with Portal most of the day yesterday through my PS5 and PS4 version of the game.  Never got that message once jumping in and out of my servers to tweak the balance.  Seems they fixed or at least improved the issue of not enough servers being available (or whatever was behind to the problem).  Had 3 disconnects though in several hours of play.  

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I think POrtal is going to be the place organize custom matches.

 

I think the main game is more of the official server thing with some matchmaking and more balance.  

 

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@Spartan_Praetor I guess I'm that 0.0001% with no other friends who have picked up Battlefield 2042 yet. Back in BF3 we used to rent a server and that was that really. I don't think there are any real solution for your problem here yet
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