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!
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.
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.”
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.