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Battlefield 2042 Voice Chat Won’t Be Coming Until After March Update

Today, EA shared its plans for the future of Battlefield 2042, but voice chat isn’t coming anytime soon.

Battlefield 2042 has been a real disaster for EA. Despite being one of our most-anticipated games of 2021, the title arrived broken and lacking some of the franchise’s core features.

Not only is there still no scoreboard in Battlefield 2042 (though one is in the works), but voice chat isn’t in the game either!

Battlefield 2042 Boris
EA DICE

Because of this, it’s no shock that 2042’s squad-based game mode, Hazard Zone, was dead on arrival.

Now, EA is revealing what’s in the works for the controversial FPS title. And the answer is voice chat… eventually.

Read More: Battlefield 2042 Approaching 90,000 Mostly Negative Reviews on Steam

Will Battlefield 2042 Survive Until Season 1’s Release?

Fans are wondering if Battlefield 2042 will actually survive until Season 1, after a new announcement left players speechless.

Today, the official Battlefield Twitter account revealed a rather disappointing update: Battlefield 2042 Season 1 is being delayed to Summer 2022.

That puts the launch of the game’s premiere season roughly 9 months after the release date of Battlefield 2042.

But before that, Battlefield 2042 will get its next major update in early March 2022. Unfortunately, only after that update is live, will the team at DICE make voice chat a priority.

However, in future updates, EA is promising to listen to fan feedback to save Battlefield 2042.

UPDATE: Battlefield 2042 Map Design Changes Are Coming – More Cover, Less Empty Space

Battlefield 2042 Vehicle
EA DICE

That means that it’s taking EA 4-5 months to get voice chat up and working in Battlefield 2042, a fairly baffling fact given that the feature has been present in basically every multiplayer title for years.

What’s also notable is that Battlefield 2042’s player count is incredibly low right now. And both Battlefield 1 and 5 are overtaking the newer game in active players on Steam, something that’s quite damning.

Meanwhile, EA Customer Support is attempting to claim that players are ‘very happy’ with Battlefield 2042.

And there are even rumors that Battlefield 2042 will be going Free to Play, something that would make a lot of paying players angry.

Tonight’s EA financial report will certainly be illuminating as the publisher attempts to convince investors that it’s on the right track.

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