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Battlefield 2042 Player Count Hits New Low on Steam

As we close out November, Battlefield 2042 hits its lowest player count of the month not even 2 weeks after launch.

Battlefield 2042 finally launched for all users on November 19 and it wasn’t the success that we were hoping for. Ever since the game’s first trailer, we’ve had Battlefield 2042 as one of our most anticipated titles of 2021.

Now, DICE’s shooter is finally here and already fans are dropping the game for other experiences. Over the last few days, we’ve been paying close attention to the Battlefield 2042 player count and things are looking bleak.

Recently, we saw Battlefield 2042 lose half of its player base since launch day. And while it’s normal for a game to drop off over time, EA’s title seems to be doing so at a rapidly-increasing pace.

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It’s understandable as to why we’re seeing a dip. After all, Battlefield 2042 already has over 60,000 Mostly Negative reviews on Steam.

But at this rate, there aren’t going to be many players in Battlefield 2042 left.

Battlefield 2042 Player Count Dropping on Steam

It seems that Battlefield 2042 is continuing to drop in player count on Steam for PC. And while not all users will be playing on the platform, it’s sure to be representative of the overall player response to the game.

Recently, we saw that Battlefield 2042’s Hazard Zone mode is already dead, with players struggling to find a match.

We also took a look at the dying Battlefield Portal mode which is starting to become a ghost town of gradually emptying servers.

Now, it seems that the game itself may well be in big trouble. With every passing day, Battlefield 2042 appears to be dropping in player count.

Right now, SteamCharts reports that Battlefield 2042 had a 24-hour peak of 35,347 players. At its lowest point in that time period, the game hit a record low of just 20,124 players.

Here’s why Battlefield 2042 is losing players so early in its lifespan!

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Of course, this doesn’t account for those playing exclusively through Origin and other platforms on PC, nor does it account for console users. But seeing Battlefield 2042 fall from 100,000 on launch day to figures like these may well be a cause for concern.

Right now, Battlefield 2042 players want smaller player counts in-game to fix stability and performance issues.

And DICE has a lot of work to do, with Battlefield 2042 still having major hit registration issues so far after launch.

Thankfully, a new fix for the Battlefield 2042 hit registration problem is here, and it’s only a matter of time before improvements arrive.

The question is: will it be too late to save the game?

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Comments 19



Tuesday 14th of December 2021

When your have a super Good game ur not suppose to make it worse then older titels. Specialist (to sell you clown skins),no classes,grappling hook, flying suit, toy dog, indestrictibal Shields, Bad attachents system. And soo on they can fix as mutch glitches and bugs they want, but you can't fix what you broke to start with. Huge dieppointment of a game. Big mistake of Dice. Battlefield fans can Only hope they learn and go back to There roots and make a game everyones loves and want!


Monday 13th of December 2021

Looking at just the Steam numbers, there are almost as many people playing Fallout 4 as there are playing Battlefield 2042.

Let that sink in.


Friday 3rd of December 2021

Long time battlefield fan, I stupidly purchased the expensive version assuming it would be the only gsme I play for the next 4 years, and even I have to admit the game sucks. Even if there were zero bugs, the map design is really bad. There are fun moments like in hourglass on breakthrough when you're battling from building to building, but it's short-lived. Using DMRs or Sniper rifles is the only way to mildly enjoy the game and after a couple days I was done. I hope they implement like 12 new well designed maps and allow reduced player counts.

Chris Young

Wednesday 1st of December 2021

I've thought the game was great from day one. On PS4 here and I haven't seen any major issues at all.

Maddens Raiders

Wednesday 1st of December 2021

*getting ready to quit work early to go play 2042 on ma PS5*