Game news Battlefield 2042: The ominous player leak continues, the numbers!
Launched on November 19, Battlefield 2042 had a rough launch. Post-launch content was pushed back, many bugs had to be fixed. The title is improving, but the players continue to leave despite very good sales.
During the holidays, Battlefield 2042 has, according to combined data from SteamDB and SteamCharts, been beaten by another license game. Indeed, on December 28, the tracking of the number of players indicated that Battlefield V had been played more than Battlefield 2042, with more than 25,000 players connected to Steam.
Since the transition to the new year, the last born of the license almost no longer exceeds the 15,000 players connected simultaneously each play, and continues to lose more each day. The game was not helped by controversy around integration of Logitech ads, the release of a parody game, Clownfield, endowed with very good ratings for his humor, nor by the toxicity of the subreddit, which was threatened with closure for a time. On Steam, the situation is such that, According to Steam Charts, Battlefield 1 briefly passed Battlefield 2042 this Wednesday January 12.
The title, released in 2016, made the choice to abandon modern warfare and World War II for World War I. Where things get really worrying is that Battlefield 1 passed the all-recent 2042 with 7,356 players. Battlefield 2042 is slightly exhausted in front, but has not exceeded 10,000 players for two days. On the other hand, it should be borne in mind that these data, as worrying as they are for the very recent Battlefield, only apply to the Steam version of the game. difficult to know how the title behaves on Origin and consoles.
That being said, many games were considered dead. and who were finally able to go up the slope thanks to the corrections made and the added content. The situation is certainly delicate, but the mass is far from being said. Remains to know the exact launch date of season 1, and to discover the next updates.