At launch, most Battlefield 2042 user reviews on Steam were unfavourable, earning it a spot on Steam’s 100 worst reviewed games list.
Battlefield 2042, which was just launched, has already received enough bad feedback to win a spot on Steam’s all-time worst reviewed games list. Early on, anticipation for the latest Battlefield game seemed to be at an all-time high, with many people preferring it to this year’s Call of Duty release. On the other hand, battlefield 2042’s unstable beta phase left a lot to be desired, sowing doubts about the game’s potential as the next best move for the long-running franchise.
Thankfully, many of the flaws that plagued the beta build were addressed in time for the shooter’s early access launch on November 12 for Gold and Ultimate Editions owners, as well as EA Play Pro subscribers on Origin. Despite this, players encountered many issues, ranging from rubber banding and stuttering to Xbox crashes and erroneous weapon attachment unlocks. While DICE addressed slowness and several other reported issues in Battlefield 2042‘s day one patch, the game still has a long way to go before reaching its full potential, as fans aren’t convinced the game is up to snuff right out of the box.
At the time of writing on November 19, Battlefield 2042 had “Mostly Negative” Steam reviews. Over 10,600 people have posted reviews, with only 21% of them being good. As a result, once the Steam 250 page is updated, Battlefield 2042 might very well be the PC storefront’s sixth worst-rated game, sandwiched between Spacebase DF-9, which has 19 per cent favourable reviews, and Identity, which has 22 per cent positive reviews. Some verified Battlefield 2042 purchasers expressed disappointment with the lack of features such as a storey campaign and individual player scoreboards. Others believe it was a mistake to replace Battlefield’s old Class structure with Specialists. In addition, the military shooter has been criticised for sluggish concerns, poor optimization, and several bugs.
In certain ways, this may also be classified as a review bombing. Many Steam complaints centre on the fact that Battlefield 2042 isn’t what fans expected from the series. Other reviews were short and to-the-point, advising fellow Steam users to avoid the current arrival at all costs. There’s no predicting how Electronic Arts and DICE will react right now.
DICE released a tiny day one patch ahead of Battlefield 2042’s global debut to resolve a few issues that players had during early access. The studio stated that at least two more upgrades would be released in the following 30 days in a recent blog post. However, no information concerning these improvements has yet surfaced.
Battlefield 2042 is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.