I have never played a Battlefield game before. So jumping into my first match of Battlefield 2042 alone was both disastrous and terrifying. Sure, I’ve played shooters before, but this was a different beast. The maps are massive and the player count is too. But with the help of some good friends and one mighty Legion 7i, it didn’t take long for me to find my feet and feel like the coolest kid on the battlefield.
Before we continue, I need to disclose something very important – I am not a cool person. I’ve listened to the same two pop punk bands for the past decade (it clearly wasn’t just a phase) and I can recite every word of the Legally Blonde musical. Based on this information, you can probably tell that video games are the only bastion of hope I have to chase down that illusive feeling of ‘being cool’. So I was surprised by the fact that Battlefield 2042 offered up plenty of moments that left me with that mythical feeling.
The best of these moments were thanks to my wonderful squad of friends; each of them Battlefield veterans, eager to teach me their tricks to give us our best chance of claiming victory. I remember running off on my own towards an objective before hearing my friends laughing devilishly as they scored another kill. I turned to see them perched atop a crane. In shooters, I find great comfort in a sniper rifle and Battlefield 2042 is no different, so I was beckoned to come join my teammates on the towering structure.
My squad were being incredibly sneaky, lying along the metal frame to hide themselves as best as they could. With stealth being another attribute I was not blessed with in this life, I followed their lead and tried to lay low. Before long, I let out my own delighted laugh after landing a headshot on an unsuspecting enemy.
“I am so good at this,” I thought to myself before getting sniped and killed. It was a poetic end to my brief moment of brilliance.
In our next match, my friends were convinced we’d found our winning strategy in the form of a futuristic hovercraft. Our plan was to ride the floaty vehicle around to all of the points, claim the objective and shoot anyone that tried to get in our way. This worked for quite a while, helping us dominate the scoreboard and unleash some savage plays.
“Wow, we are so good at this. Look at us go,” I thought to myself before we hit a rock, tumbled around and got blown up by an enemy explosive. Another memory crafted by the immaculate comedic timing of online multiplayer games. But even in my heartbreaking deaths, I still felt outrageously fabulous because the game looked so good.
I was playing on a stylish new Legion 7i laptop and was constantly in awe of how stunning Battlefield 2042 appeared on the sharp and pristine monitor. The vibrant colours of the realistic world made me comment more than once about just how gorgeous it was. While I waited to respawn, I was entranced by the way the keyboard lights would dance around, or how the row of lights at the base of the laptop twirled around to match. It’s almost as if they were reassuring me that even if I wasn’t the most epic player out there, I had the opportunity to believe I was.
That’s the thing about games. They make us feel something. Sometimes it’s joy, sometimes it’s rage, sometimes it’s the feeling of being the coolest person in the world. Whatever the feeling, I’m grateful that our experiences with games can be supported by awesome tech and amazing friends.
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