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Battlefield 2042 Bots Begin Filling Servers As Player Count Drops

Battlefield 2042 fans are reporting an abundance of bots in their games as the title’s player count continues to fall.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen bad news after bad news where Battlefield 2042 is concerned. It feels like the game isn’t living up to expectations, for both its players and development team alike.

Before the release of Battlefield 2042, the news that bots would be used in Multiplayer servers was met with mixed reactions. At the end of the day though, the concept meant that you could enjoy matchmaking against the AI as well as fighting against other players.

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And since progression is the same either way, some users have found a way to exploit the AI for the fastest XP gain trick in Battlefield 2042.

But now bots are becoming a little too common in Battlefield 2042 as the game’s player count drops fast. And with some users struggling to find a match, fans are reporting an increase in AI players in their games.

Read More: Battlefield 2042 Community Is Happy That the Game Is Losing Players to Older Titles

Battlefield 2042 Long Matchmaking Times Fixed By Bots

It seems that the best solution to long matchmaking times in Battlefield 2042 right now is simply adding bots to servers.

Although Christmas has come and gone, reports indicate that the Battlefield 2042 development team is still largely on vacation. On top of that, the new Battlefield Director reports that Battlefield 2042 improvements will take some time to arrive.

But as a temporary solution to the increasingly long matchmaking times in 2042’s online play, it seems that the game is giving users a few more bots to play alongside.

According to users on the Battlefield 2042 subreddit, searching for a match is taking a lot longer than usual, with some players reporting a 5 minute wait time between games. What’s more, some users report being “partied up with 80% bots” when they actually do find a game.

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It’s not surprising to see that bots are necessary to keep servers active right now. After all, Battlefield Portal’s server list is looking very empty, less than 2 months after launch day.

What’s more, Battlefield 5 currently has more active players than Battlefield 2042 on Steam. And while the Steam statistics aren’t 100% reflective of the overall community, it certainly gives us a glimpse into the game’s biggest issue right now.

Some Battlefield 2042 fans even believe the game needs to go Free-to-Play in order to survive the coming months. After all, we just got a new leak for the next Battlefield 2042 map and even that won’t arrive until March, according to reports.

We’ve put together a list of the 10 biggest changes Battlefield 2042 needs in 2022 if it wants to survive. Would you stick with the game if these fixes do arrive?

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Thursday 6th of January 2022

Game is a mess and a total shell of a battlefield game, aus servers truly are dead ad the article says


Thursday 6th of January 2022

When it's only based off one place like steam. These be articles cant be trusted. Numbers are great on consoles. Yea you dont get full games every second but that's a good thing. I've already seen lag on those so bots are helpful. Plus articles like these are like a half % of the community where as others are loving the game. These are like MSM spreading lies for there own goals. Joke all these are. Every weekend I play. We get near full lobby's on console and it's fun as hell. If scoreboards and specialists kill it for people then they where never bf fans to start. These are called. Cod fanboys and should leave our game


Friday 7th of January 2022

@Evo, No, it sounds like you were never a BF fan and recently just started playing if you're okay with the state of this game and playing with bots.

Jamie Thomas

Thursday 6th of January 2022

@Evo, this is in nz/eu I play ps5 and the servers really are dead except peak times of fri/sat.


Thursday 6th of January 2022

Not sure of the validity of this article. BF 2042 is on more consoles than just Steam. I see wait times more as letting every start a game from the beginning, instead of throwing people into matches that are 50-80% done to fill a spot that someone quit, on the losing team. Wait times even at midnight are less than 2 minutes to fill 128 slots. I personally like the no scoreboard - this isn't friggen COD. It promotes teamwork for the team or alliance to win. If you want a k/d of 100/0, go play COD. All BF games going back to the 1990's. are teamwork and objective focused for the win, not K/D scoreboard. All the same crap was said about BF V when it came out. BF is NOT COD and shouldn't play like COD.


Friday 7th of January 2022

You both are clueless.

Thursday 6th of January 2022

@Image, well said! :)


Thursday 6th of January 2022

Bring back's one mode people "actually" play

Donald H Bergstrom JR

Thursday 6th of January 2022

Bring back joystick support for the love of the game!