The game has not even celebrated its six months anniversary, since its release, and the player count has gone below 1,000 already. Battlefield 2042 got released on November 19, 2021, and since then the game has received mixed reviews from the but players seem unhappy, which is leading to the declination of the number of active players.
EA has always faced multiple problems at the time of the launch of the Battlefield games but they are not going away so easily this time. The player count was declining day by day now it had come to hit a new bottom line, which is below 1,000.
According to a forum member of ResetEra, while citing the data collected by SteamCharts at one time the number of players was just 979, on April 11. This is shocking as the numbers were never this low on the Steam for the Battlefield games, even Battlefield 2042’s predecessor Battlefield V had over 9,000 active players at that time.
Though this data doesn’t represent the number of all players active at that time as the game supports multiple platforms like Playstation 4, Playstation 5, and Xbox and has a significant audience there as well. Being a part of this giant franchise the numbers are genuinely eye-opening for the developers.
As the game is solely multiplayer, unlike its predecessors, it doesn’t have a single-player campaign, which gives these numbers even more importance.
Battlefield 2042: Player’s Negative Reviews
At the time of the launch, the game was full of bugs and glitches which cost the game’s first impression. But the problem doesn’t stop there, the bugs are not gone completely which is bothersome. It’s been over 4 months but the lack of updates seems to have bored the fans already, the developers have announced that they will be adding new maps but it is just an announcement so far.
The gunplay of Battlefield 2042 is also not up to the mark, while using the guns it feels floaty and loose, it doesn’t even have bullet drop, which is ruining the fun of the game. Also, the feeling needed for the engagement in the game which is usually provided by the in-game progress of the players is not able to satisfy the Battlefield fans.
Now, as Battlefield fans, we love the destruction that we inflict on the area around us (in-game). Before the launch of B2042, the developers promised that the game will have the best destruction in the series, but we cannot even blow up a wall in the game.
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These could be the reasons for such low numbers. Over 200,000 fans have signed the petition for unconditional refunds. The developers have acknowledged these issues and replied by saying that the team was working from home for nearly two years, and unanticipated issues came out when the game was played on a large scale.
Let’s wait for the updates to solve these issues and see whether it helps Battlefield 2042 to gain the numbers.