Despite the fact that Battlefield 2042 was only released today (November 19) for all versions, it has already received thousands of negative Steam reviews from players who are dissatisfied with several aspects of the game. A cursory glance at Battlefield 2042’s Steam reviews reveals that the community is dissatisfied with the game’s present status. Steam has given the game a rating of ‘Mostly Negative,’ which means that just “21% of the 6,763 user ratings for this game are favorable,” as of this writing. This does not account for all of Battlefield 2042’s reviews, since some have been labeled as being of poor quality. There are almost 8,000 reviews in all, with 6500 of them being unfavorable. The most recent review advises users to “not buy Battlefield 2042” and mentions a number of features that are allegedly missing from the game.
Another labels Battlefield 2042 a “broken disaster” and a “big letdown,” then repeats statements made by other members of the community about persistent server latency and rubber-banding issues. The Prox Sensor device has been deactivated by EA in an effort to minimize rubber-banding. Reviews have also brought attention to a number of additional concerns. Poor optimization, EA’s choice to eliminate classes, and a restricted number of weaponry available at launch are among them. There has also been a lot of criticism about Battlefield 2042’s weapon bloom, however the devs have said that it is already being adjusted.
While numerous bad reviews laud Battlefield 2042’s Portal mode, which blends gameplay from various prior Battlefield games, it’s countered with fresh landscapes that many critics believe are too barren. EA just published a “minor update” that tries to solve “important problems,” but it also mentions that two more patches will be released “over the next 30 days.”