Battlefield 2042 launches with a mostly negative critical reception. The game’s developers promise to release more content in the future, but many players seem angered by the lack of a single-player campaign and whine about having to pay for weapons in multiplayer games.
Battlefield 2042 is EA’s latest Battlefield game. The multiplayer shooter has received mixed reviews for its outdated graphics and lackluster gameplay, prompting players to ask how it could be possible that the game has already launched without any beta tests.
The “new battlefield game 2021” is a new game that was released to mostly negative reviews. The game has been called “uninspired, boring, and unoriginal.”
Battlefield 2042 has now officially debuted after a week in early access, with first Steam user reviews expressing fan displeasure.
Despite the fact that the newest installment in the long-running franchise has a Mostly Negative rating on Steam, its concurrent player count is among the top ten most played games on the platform.
Only 22% of Battlefield 2042’s Steam user reviews are favorable at the time of writing, with the negative ones referring to the game’s poor optimization and bugs, as well as a long list of features that were available in previous entries but are absent in this one.
Persistent lobbies, a conventional scoreboard, VoIP, and cross-team chat are all features that were not available on launch day.
While user reviews have been mixed, Battlefield 2042 presently has 90,952 Steam players, making it the 9th most popular game on the platform.
Dice has already released a tiny day-one patch to correct rubber banding, which was a common complaint among players when playing the game’s All-Out Warfare modes. Stuttering on the Breakaway map has been addressed in update 0.2.1, and the names of allied players should now always be shown properly.
Two further improvements are presently scheduled for delivery before the end of 2021, according to the developer. The second update for Battlefield 2042 will include “additional repairs and enhancements that we’ve noticed throughout this first week of Early Access,” while the third will be “a bigger and more meaningful upgrade.”
Despite having fun firing new weaponry, climbing buildings with hovercrafts, and reliving Battlefield 1942 in Portal, I had to cope with unsteady performance when evaluating Battlefield 2042 and thought that not all of the game’s design choices worked in its favor.
I saw a reduction in frame drops on 128-player maps with the day-one patch, but the game is still not running well on my system.
It’ll be interesting to see whether the planned changes can turn things around before the game’s live service launches next year. Battlefield 2042 is currently available on PC, Xbox One, PS5, and PS4 as well as Xbox Series X/S and Xbox 360.
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