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Battlefield 2042 Player Count Starting to be Overtaken by Battlefield 1 on Steam

First Battlefield 5 took the lead, now Battlefield 1 appears to be overtaking the Battlefield 2042 player count on Steam.

Things aren’t looking good for Battlefield 2042, which has been seeing substantial drops to its player count since launch. Of course, it’s natural for a game’s popularity to decline after the success of launch day, but rarely do we see drop-offs this extreme.

In recent weeks, we’ve seen Battlefield 5 overtake Battlefield 2042 in player count on Steam. Now, the older title is comfortably ahead of its competition.

Battlefield 2042

Despite a peak of 100,000 players at launch, Battlefield 2042 currently has a 24-hour peak of just 8,948 users. Meanwhile, Battlefield 5 is sitting at a peak of 21,462 players in the last day, and even Battlefield 1 is about to overtake the new title.

Remarkably, it seems that some Battlefield fans are actually happy that Battlefield 2042 is losing players to older titles! And with old servers increasing in popularity, this is the perfect time to explore what the franchise has to offer.

Read More: 10 Biggest Changes Battlefield 2042 Needs in 2022

Battlefield 1 Player Count About to Surpass Battlefield 2042

It seems that Battlefield 1 will be the next title in the franchise to overtake Battlefield 2042 in player count.

Right now, Battlefield 1 and 2042 are neck and neck, battling it out to see which one comes out on top. But with the newer game’s popularity dropping fast, it seems that the WW1 shooter is about to win the race.

Reddit user W3kkuli pointed out that the Battlefield 1 player count is higher than its younger brother according to SteamCharts. And while that’s not currently the case any longer, it certainly shows that the older game is ready to overtake.

Battlefield 2042 player count

It’s important to note, however, that these statistics only apply to the Steam users playing Battlefield titles. And while they might be reflective of the overall player sentiment, the amount of users online on Origin or PlayStation and Xbox consoles is unknown.

Read More: Battlefield 2042 Fans Still Requesting Refunds Weeks After Launch

Battlefield 1 player count

What’s also notable is that Battlefield 2042 matchmaking times are incredibly long right now, according to the game’s community. And since it’s only been 2 months since release, this is no doubt a concern for both DICE and EA.

Currently, Battlefield 2042 isn’t part of the top 100 games on Steam, and it’s been a fast decline.

Battlefield 5 player count

So fast, in fact, that it has some fans worried that Battlefield 2042 could be the death of the franchise.

Because of that, Battlefield 2042 players are planning a boycott of the game to protest against EA. But going by these player numbers, perhaps many fans are just giving up on the title entirely.

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Christopher Griego

Saturday 19th of February 2022

I definitely want a total amount refund for what I paid! I got premium early access for $110 and the beta was actually more fun to play than the actual launch which is sad!!! This was the by far worst game I’ve played for about 15 years!! They can have the game back also I’ll delete it of my console no problem! Haven’t played it in almost a month! Been running hard on Vanguard! And Vanguard is not that great either but they blew 2042 out the water with just the beta release itself! In the battlefield area I’ve been playing either 1 or 5 there are more players and time for match making is pretty consistently short! So EA Dice if I don’t get a refund I or my son won’t be ever purchasing from your franchise ever again!! And that probably holds true for a whole lot of disappointed fans out there last two BF’s have been kinda disappointing! At the least 5 came back strong towards the release of 2042 but still bad! Sorry EA and Dice I think you are losing touch with reality because if you don’t fix this refund problem I believe it’s gonna be your undoing! Pack it up butter cup!!!! Fix what’s broken or give people their money back period!!!


Saturday 29th of January 2022

Go woke, go broke

James Schnau

Saturday 15th of January 2022

Bahah and what about the vanguard sales lmao that's shit even worse

Mike V

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Battlefield one was such a cool and complete game vs 2042. I still play it often. Super disappointed with 2042.


Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Yeah, i posted comparison with the Fortnite tornadoes this morning. No comments. Than I see similar posts, I commented, no reply. Later that post gone as well. I checked in incognito. Both post deleted. Only I can see my posts and comments since the morning. I'm not offensive or rude, just disagree the game direction. Others post gone as well, some shows 12 replies, but actually only 4 showing. They now silence people hard with AutoModerator.