Game news Xbox: Thanks to Microsoft, Battlefield 2042 Can Finally Compete with Call of Duty, and Here’s How!
On the eve of its one-year anniversary, the balance is far from positive for Battlefield 2042. Critics are numerous due to its numerous bugs and other optimization problems, which explains the fact that players are starting to abandon the game in favor of the old opuses… But there is one last card to be played, perhaps one last chance in sight for the FPS to come back to romp the competition…
A sad birthday
Just mentioned in our columns at the start of the week, Battlefield 2042 found itself in a very bad position during the last weekend of October. According to the SteamDB page, the game barely managed to reach 6,000 players, while one of the previous opuses, Battlefield 1 (although released in 2016) significantly exceeded an audience of 50,000 concurrent players. A real slap in the face for the latest title from DICE, which has been struggling since January to get over the 10,000 player threshold. A trend which is still being confirmed at the time of writing these few lines, as there are currently 13,182 players on Battlefield 1 vs only 3,363 players on Battlefield 2042, on Steam. Although all hope seemed lost for fans of the franchise, Battlefield 2042 has yet to say its last word and will attempt to play its last active…
Save the soldiers of Battlefield 2042!
In addition to a season 3 expected at the end of this November, which should bring its share of new content, Battlefield 2042 is also slated for Xbox Game Pass before the end of the year, but only for subscribers to the Ultimate offering. Note that the game will also be available as part of the EA Access subscription.
We’re proud of the work we’ve done over the past 12 months, and if you haven’t dived into the game yet, know that with Season 3, Battlefield 2042 will join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and also be available to EA Access subscribers. In addition, in December you will enjoy periods of free access on all platforms. You will be able to see the development of the game and the improvements we have made to it. We look forward to welcoming you to the battlefield.
DICE developers also take the opportunity to announce that they have “started the pre-production phase of the new content that will be released after season 4, next year“. Something to reassure fans with this last word: “Our work on Battlefield 2042 is not finished“.
As a reminder, Battlefield 2042 is available on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One.