Battlefield 2042 was released in November 2021 and should top Microsoft’s official list of most played Xbox games right now given the franchise’s popularity. On the other hand, users on Reset ERA noted that the new game dropped out of the top 50 in the United States.
In the UK, shooters are still on the list, but are in 44th place. The game is also worse than games like Fallout 4, Black Ops 3, Stars Wars Battlefront, and Gears 5. Apart from that, Battlefield 2042 is also underperforming. on Steamchart. For example, it can be seen that on average 9,720 players were active in the last 30 days. At the peak of the game, there are more than 100,000.
Battlefield 2042 is poorly received
For fans of the Battlefield franchise, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as a quick glance online reveals plenty of criticism of the game. The game’s initial launch was heavily criticized for vehicle problems, blank map and problems with press registration. Apart from that, the game was launched to the general public without the scoreboard and a number of other issues.
EA seems well aware of this issue and it has the potential to lead to a bleak future for shooters. In fact, the game is so bad that Portal mode of this game may be free-to-play created by EA.
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