BATTLEFIELD 2042 OFFERS MOSTLY NEGATIVE REVIEWS ABOUT STEAM
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BATTLEFIELD 2042 OFFERS MOSTLY NEGATIVE REVIEWS ABOUT STEAM

BATTLEFIELD 2042 OFFERS MOSTLY NEGATIVE REVIEWS ABOUT STEAM

BATTLEFIELD 2042 OFFERS MOSTLY NEGATIVE REVIEWS ABOUT STEAM

After a week-long wait in early access Battlefield2042 is now officially launched. Initial Steam user reviews reflect fan disappointment.

The most recent entry in the long-running series has a Most Negative rating currently on Steam. However, this did not stop it from being among the top 10 most popular games on the storefront.

As of the writing of this article, only 22% are positive Battlefield 2042’s Steam reviews. The negative reviews point out the game’s poor optimization and bugs, as well as a long list of features that are missing in the current release.

These include persistent lobbying, traditional scoreboards, VoIP and cross-team chat. None of these features is available on launch day.

Despite not getting very many user reviews, Battlefield 4042’s Steam player count currently stands at 90,952, making Battlefield 2042 the 9th most-played game on Steam.

Developer Dice already released a small, one-off patch. This fixes rubber banding that players have reported, especially while playing the All-Out Warfare mode. Update 0.2.1 should also address stuttering in the Breakaway map. It should ensure that the names of allies are correctly displayed.

Two more updates are also planned for release by the developer before 2021. Battlefield 2042’s second update, which will include “more fixes and enhancements that we’ve identified in this first week of Early Access,” is described as “a bigger and more substantial update.” 

While reviewing Battlefield 4042, I experienced unstable performance and thought that the game’s design decisions were not in its favour. Despite having fun with its new guns and scaling buildings with hovercrafts, and revisiting the BF1942 Portal, I was disappointed.

Although I noticed a decrease in frame drops on 128 player maps after the day-one patch was released, the game still runs poorly on my system.

It is yet to be seen if the next updates will make things better before the live service launches next year. Battlefield 2204 is now on PC, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One.

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