After only a few hours today I'm actually really impressed overall with the look and feel of the full version. There has been a aesthetic overhaul of most of the maps and in Downtown the BDX 6v6 south route has been introduced -this allows for better Defensive pressure on market with nades, it also makes it easier to sneak into the extraction half of downtown. There is the new Overload map which is MASSIVE that map could easily have 24 players per side but as players were getting a feel for the different areas it starts to compress in a map that is a cross of redline/coldfront/slums.
They have made the sounds "environment" awesome although the tone of most weapons is tinny soft - like the new flash sounds like a kids cracker but the enemy weapons are beefy.
The player interface, player labels are all cleaner and less arcade like similar to BF4 in look.
I LOVE THE NEW ENEMY WEAPONS!! wait I'm gonna say that again - I LOVE THE NEW ENEMY WEAPONS!!
Just like in 2.8.5 when you collected any enemy weapon you get the OPFOR equivalent of that enemies gun. In the words of Trigger today "Dat AK was PIIIIIMP"
After the whole BETA process I vote it has been worth it, if they can patch the sounds and GFX setting functions they got a good game.
I had fun anyway and our server is already rocking the new version;