Battlefield 2042 Hits New Low as Fans Prefer a More Successful Predecessor

Published 12/25/2021, 6:54 AM EST


Developer DICE launched one of the most anticipated games of 2021 with Battlefield 2042 last month. The release didn’t go as planned and the entire gaming community was concerned about the state of the game; there were a lot of bugs in the game disrupting the gameplay.

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And now, it looks like another Battlefield game has crossed BF 2042 in terms of player numbers. The situation’s so bad that now the new game is seeing a majority of gamers opting for its 2018 predecessor, Battlefield V.

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Yes, that’s right. Because of the poor state of the game, the fans would rather play Battlefield V than Battlefield 2042. On 24th December 2021, one popular face in the gaming community, Tom Henderson shared this interesting news on Twitter. In this post, Tom has shared two images featuring the statistics of both these games.

These images appear to be a screenshot of the statistics from the Steam store. In both these images, the point of focus is the “playing an hour ago” part. Upon switching between both images, fans can see the number of players in Battlefield V exceeds the player count of Battlefield 2042.

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Battlefield 2042 isn’t doing so well right now

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According to the Steam statistics of both the games. Battlefield 2042 had a total player count of 19,002 followed by Battlefield V’s total player count of 22,993. It’s obvious the difference between the two games is around 4,000 players.

This could be surprising news to some of the fans. But it makes sense when you take into consideration the problematic launch, the 128-player matches not living up to the hype.

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Patches and updates are fixing some of the issues in the game. And with more fixes, the game is expected to find itself in a better place. When that happens, maybe all the players will come back to the game. Battlefield 2042 had a tremendous amount of hype going for it before its release, and there’s no reason to lose hope, since as more updates are released, the game will definitely get better.

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Swetabh Shekhar

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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.

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