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Battlefield 2042 Fans Call Game ‘One of the Biggest Disappointments in Gaming History’

It seems that Battlefield 2042 fans are done with the game, labeling it as ‘one of the biggest disappointments in gaming history.’

It’s only been 2 months since the launch of Battlefield 2042 but in that time we’ve had very little word from DICE about the state of the game.

After launching a new Battlefield title with no voice chat, scoreboard, limited weaponry, and more, players have been quick to make their opinions heard. But after limited response from the developer, fans are still requesting refunds for Battlefield 2042.

On top of that, it’s clear that the player count is dropping off the game at an alarming rate. Battlefield 2042 matchmaking times are getting insanely long, as players begin to leave EA’s new shooter behind.

Battlefield 2042 Helicopter
EA DICE

And with both Battlefield 1 and 5 overtaking 2042 in player base, according to Steam statistics, the publisher should be worried.

Now that Battlefield 2042 isn’t part of Steam’s top 100 games list, fans are calling it ‘one of the biggest disappointments in gaming history.’

Battlefield 2042 is a Major Disappointment, Say Players

Some Battlefield 2042 players are quick to label EA’s latest shooter as one of gaming’s biggest disappointments.

It’s clear that the fans on the Battlefield 2042 subreddit are not happy with the game as it stands. In the past, we’ve even seen some forum users insist that DICE should scrap Battlefield 2042 to start over completely.

It’s easy to sympathize with the community there. After all, many gamers were hoping for Battlefield 2042 to be the love letter to the franchise it claims to be.

Now, as thousands of players give up on the title completely, Reddit users are calling the game a ‘disappointment’. Some even worry that Battlefield 2042 could be the end of Battlefield for good.

“Can you imagine telling yourself last year when this game was announced and the trailers dropped that the game would end up like this?” Bn1995 writes, in a popular new post. “Broken, empty and a laughing stock across a large portion of the fan base. Its incredible.”

Read More: 10 Biggest Changes Battlefield 2042 Needs in 2022

Battlefield 2042
EA DICE

It seems that other commenters are quick to agree with the user’s assessment too. DeathStalker131 even points out that most major disappointments are single-player experiences like Cyberpunk 2077.

“Battlefield 2042 is literally a $60 multiplayer game with no story or singleplayer, which automatically sends it straight to the top.. Or bottom”

And $60 is actually being generous where Battlefield 2042 is concerned. Many players paid nearer $100+ for the Gold or Ultimate Edition just for a chance to play early.

Now, it seems that many fans are hoping that Battlefield 2042 will be a warning against pre-orders in the future.

But thankfully, the new Battlefield Director promises that improvements are coming. Let’s just hope that they come soon enough.

Unfortunately, EA’s Communications Director just went viral for some unfortunate statements that don’t help 2042’s case…

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Squiddy73

Tuesday 18th of January 2022

Battlefield 2042 needs a scoreboard and voice cha and a few updates. It's not a horrible game it's battlefield. Players are just spoiled brats are like to follow the herd. Give me an F ING break already.

Hugh Heffner

Tuesday 18th of January 2022

EA screwed the pooch on this one by trying to capitalize on a dieing trend aka Fortnite and CoD Warzone instead of sticking to what worked with BF3 and BF4.

BF2024 was supposed to be a direct sequel to 3 and 4 but turned out to be anything other.

Sure I expected some bugs as with any other new release but this game was so broken out the gate that I couldn't even get passed the loading screen to launch matchmaking at all. In total I've only been able to get in to five matches in three weeks due to this egregious game breaking bug. The matches I was able to play were so riddled with missing texture assets, zero hit detection and input lag that there is absolutely no point to continue with the title.

I've done beta testing going back to the XBOX-360 days and have never had a "full" release come out that was nowhere near complete like this. Essentially EA pushed Dice to release a game that still had a minimum one more year for development and QC testing left.

The worst part is this game has been bricking PS5's and XBOX Series consoles because it is so broken/buggy.

Adam

Tuesday 18th of January 2022

You all need to stop being a bunch of baby's who want everything easy and handed to them. "To much recoil" "to much bullet drop" to much this not enough that.. give me a break. I, much like several others enjoy the game. So stop your crying and complaining. It's this simple. Funny like it don't play it.

Squiddy73

Tuesday 18th of January 2022

@Adam, You hit the nail on the head. Bunch of crybabies piling on the football. Bunch of spoiled bitxhing brats

Hugh Heffner

Tuesday 18th of January 2022

@Adam, Looks like you and your friends are in the minority on this one. Seems like you don't get how server populations work, too many people quit playing a title and matchmaking stops working,the game dies.

Bob Saget

Sunday 16th of January 2022

Never pre-order a single game in the future. It builds up under this 100%-for-profit mentality of doing whatever is "proved" to be a money maker by other companies/genres, without putting any heart/soul/creativity into the game. Support smaller, more dedicated creators like the ones behind hell let loose for example. Only AFTER THE GAME RELEASES and shows some promise should you invest in a game. I'm not saying it has to be 100% finely polished, shimmering beauty, but you can see where a game is going real quick. Bf 2042 is attempting to get into your wallet real quick, and stay there leeching your money over time. Don't support the gaming companies who do this anymore!! Vote with your wallet. It's the only language they understand, not rants on twitter/reddit/whatever.

Brian

Saturday 15th of January 2022

All the crybabies are calling it the worst. There is a significant amount of us that are enjoying the game. Let the crybabies cry.

Tuesday 18th of January 2022

@Brian, an even more significant amount are not. Calling everyone else crybabies makes you sound just like one

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