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.
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.
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.
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?