Battlefield 2042 now has mostly negative reviews on the PC platform Steam. An achievement that we’re sure neither EA nor DICE wanted.
Battlefield 2042 officially launched less than a week ago on November 19th. On aggregate score websites such as Metacritic and OpenCritic, the FPS multiplayer shooter hasn’t fared all that well either.
At the time of writing, Battlefield 2042 has a whopping 32,000 Negative user reviews on Steam, and just shy of 11,000 positive reviews. On PC there have been numerous reports of bugs, crashes and poor server experiences.
Battlefield 2042 has also been lacking in some fundamental online basics, such as no in-game leaderboard to keep track of real-time stats or in-game voice chat support. “Blatantly unfinished,” said one Steam user review. As another user so elegantly puts it: “hot stinky poopy garbage”.
Elsewhere on Metacritic, the critic score is currently between 66 to 73. Which isn’t bad, but it’s not great either. Unfortunately, the user score is as low as 2.3. On OpenCritic, Battlefield 2042 has a rating of “fair” with only 42% of critics recommending the game.
Even though many of us knew going into Battlefield 2042 that it has no single player campaign, it hasn’t helped its cause. The Battlefield series is known for having fun and at times quite an epic single player campaign. So with the removal of such a popular mode, it was imperative that EA and DICE got Battlefield 2042s online experience to the best start possible.
Fixes are on the way
DICE is aware of the reported issues of Battlefield 2042 and fixes are on the way. “In the coming weeks, we’ll have more to share around further upcoming fixes, balance changes, and QoL enhancements,” said Adam Freeman, EA‘s lead community manager.
“Over the next 30 days, we’re presently scheduled to release two further updates, with our next update delivering more fixes and improvements that we’ve identified during this first week of Early Access, and a larger and more substantial update following after that.”
From my brief experience playing Battlefield 2042 so far, I can see its potential. But for a game that can host 128-players on new-gen consoles, the huge maps can feel very empty at times. Plus, if you’re playing in a game with a team that doesn’t understand the concept of teamwork, it can be a very frustrating experience.
Battlefield 2042 can do better
That being said, hopefully, EA and DICE can fix all the reported issues of Battlefield 2042 ASAP, because this game has bags of potential. We’re perhaps just not seeing it just yet.
Have you played Battlefield 2042? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the game across our social media channels. Battlefield 2042 is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
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