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Battlefield 2042 Improvements Will ‘Take Some Time’, Director Reports

Battlefield 2042 isn’t the game many players were hoping for but improvements will take some time to arrive.

It’s no secret that Battlefield 2042 is in trouble. The game hasn’t even been out for a couple of months and already many fans appear to be giving up on it for good.

Despite a stellar marketing job from the team responsible for putting together trailers, Battlefield 2042 failed to live up to its hype right out of the gate.

Now, only weeks later, Battlefield 5 has more players than 2042 on Steam. And if that wasn’t a bad enough sign, it seems that the Battlefield 2042 community is actually happy that it’s losing players!

Battlefield 2042

But if you were hoping for a quick turnaround, you’re out of luck. Although EA has been shaking things up with some impressive new hires, the new Battlefield Game Director informs us that change will take some time.

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Battlefield 2042 Changes Are ‘Not Easy At All’

In a new statement from Marcus Lehto, a new Battlefield Game Director, improvements are on the way to Battlefield 2042. But they’re not coming as soon as many players would like.

Recently, EA made a few changes to its Battlefield studio, including hiring Halo designer Marcus Lehto to build a new development team in Seattle. Lehto’s team will be focussing on adding some storytelling and lore into the Battlefield 2042 universe, something that the game is sorely lacking.

But it’s also clear that the Director has a passion for the game and he’s not ready to see it fail. In a new series of tweets, the Battlefield developer promises that change is coming.

“We’ve got the willingness [to make Battlefield 2042 better], and then some, as well as the talent,” Lehto promises. “Just is going to take some time. These things are not easy at all.”

Battlefield 2042 Portal Mode

Not all fans were convinced by the Game Director’s statement. Responding to a fan tired of empty promises, Lehto had this to offer:

It’s clear that Lehto and many other members of the team at Battlefield 2042 are ready for change. But it may be a case of too little too late. If major decisions aren’t already being made, who knows how long they’ll take to actually arrive.

Recently, we saw Battlefield Portal mode losing players fast, with empty servers in-game. And although we’re getting leaks for the next Battlefield 2042 map, Exposure, it won’t be arriving for a few more months, reports indicate.

Some fans even think that Battlefield 2042 needs to go Free-to-Play to survive the coming months. Though, going by EA’s track record, the developer is far more likely to abandon a title than make it free.

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 are made?

Let us know in the comments below.

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Wednesday 5th of January 2022

I ain't playing this game till next year. Maybe then they might have the issues fixed. I doubt it. Just more false hope.

Joe Buck

Wednesday 5th of January 2022

Bruh, why didn't you release it as a BETA then?? Why did you full release a completely unfinished, buggy game, and charge suckers and BF fans like me 120 bucks to pre-order it? This is utterly disgraceful. If people don't boycott this game, refuse to play it and continue to bash it and DICE on every online medium, then I have given up on all hope for modern game development and the subsequent consumers.


Wednesday 5th of January 2022

They are talking about all this situation like they released the game in perfection health and condition with with all the features everyone is used to by now and now when fans didn't like it, it will take more time to change the game while in reality they threw a barely put together game with nothing to do in it as they should have polished it and now they are making excuses and asking for even more time right in front of us with little to no shame... Disgraceful


Tuesday 4th of January 2022

Battle field games are always represent official rolls that's why regular players like it but unfortunately in 2042 most of that rolls are not exist anymore with out that rolls it's not Battle field any more , it's so disappointed to see one of the best multiplayer game ever fail like this . Game is so boring no motivation no real action low sounds quality and everything are too far spawn time is too long and ..... You name it !


Tuesday 4th of January 2022

I think we were all expecting a BF4 remastered, with BFV features, and primitive mechs and hover tanks. They should just scrap the current 2042 and start over.