It appears that Battlefield 2042 players are starting to give up on the game after long matchmaking times are still an issue after Christmas.
If you were hoping for a large influx of Battlefield 2042 players after the Christmas break, it appears that was an overly-optimistic wish.
It’s fair to say that Battlefield 2042 was one of the biggest disappointments of 2021, at least where gaming is concerned. After waiting for months for any sign of gameplay, Battlefield 2042’s Beta was a disappointing mess.
But fans kept up hope that Battlefield 2042 would be better by launch day – a dream that was relatively unfounded. And now, as we head into 2022, Battlefield 2042 players are giving up on the game completely.
And we can’t blame them, seeing as Battlefield 2042 Season 1 is still so far away!
Battlefield 2042 Players Forced to Turn On Crossplay
Battlefield 2042 players are experiencing long waiting times when attempting to load into matchmaking. The solution: turn on Crossplay.
It’s no secret that Battlefield 2042 players aren’t always a fan of Crossplay. And although the feature does allow players to join their friends, even on different platforms, it also has its disadvantages.
Perhaps most importantly, Battlefield 2042 had cheaters even before launch day.
And with PC players also having a range of in-game advantages, it’s no surprise to see that Battlefield 2042 players are turning off Crossplay to avoid them.
Now though, players are having to turn Crossplay back on just to easily find games. According to a popular new Reddit post on the Battlefield 2042 subreddit, matchmaking will now take around a minute just to find a game on PS5 – with Crossplay disabled.
Turning on Crossplay is just a temporary solution for players, of course. Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen Battlefield 2042’s player base dropping fast.
Now, more gamers appear to be playing Battlefield 5 than Battlefield 2042! And some players even believe that Battlefield 2042 needs to go free-to-play to survive.
With some core Battlefield features still missing from Battlefield 2042, it’s clear that big changes are needed for the game to survive. But EA appears to be relatively quiet on the subject for now…