Battlefield 2042‘s rocky launch has resulted in it becoming one of the worst-reviewed games on Steam in less than a week. Despite being one of the platform’s most-played titles since its inception, news of the game’s poor start comes as a surprise.
Battlefield 2042 Official Gameplay Trailer
Battlefield 2042 is currently classified as the ninth worst-reviewed game of all time on the platform, with over 30,000 of its 42,000 reviews being negative. Despite the negative feedback, the game continues to attract a large number of players.
Battlefield 2042 is currently ranked second only to Halo Infinite in terms of trending games over the last seven days and peak player counts over the last 24 hours, according to SteamDB. The EA shooter also ranks 89th in the platform’s all-time peak concurrent player rankings, while its beta is 54th.
Users that leave poor reviews for the game cite a variety of reasons, including gameplay issues and a lack of overall game features. While many fans have expressed their dissatisfaction on Steam, one member of the community recently took to Reddit to demonstrate how many of Battlefield’s standard features appeared to be missing in 2042. The complete list was somewhat lengthy, but some notable entries were technical concerns, a lack of content in terms of firearms and vehicles, and alterations to the game’s class structure.
Despite the unfavorable reviews and criticism, Dice has continued to make updates to the game in trying to enhance player experiences. According to the tweet below, the developer released an update to the game last week that it claims would help to “enhance the smoothness of the experience on servers” in the future.
Despite Battlefield 2042’s rocky start, it hasn’t had a debut as awful as Konami’s eFootball. The free-to-play soccer simulator debuted earlier this year with a slew of flaws, propelling it to the top of the Hall of Steam’s worst-reviewed games of all time.