According to legendary Battlefield data miner, temporyal, the first season of Battlefield 2042 has been scheduled for release in March of 2022, five months after its initial launch. There will be a weekly mission for 12 preseason weeks too. The ‘Ridge’ map shall also be present in the first season. The map is said to be finally named ‘Exposure’.
Battlefield 2042 was released in November of this year to largely negative reviews. The game was completely multiplayer based similar to that of Call of Duty Black Ops 4. It was the first game in the series to not feature any single-player campaign too. The game was heavily criticized by players for being unfinished at launch and full of disturbing bugs. They also complained about the lack of important features that were prevalent in the previous Battlefield installments.
The game featured holiday-themed skins which didn’t mesh well with the dark and gritty tone. According to the players, the game felt like an imitation of itself with just a futuristic wrap-up. The game had no class system, very few vehicles, and a mere 22 weapons. The maps were also lackluster. There were only 7 original maps for Battlefield 2042 and a few classic maps from the previous games. All this points out that the game was indeed unfinished at launch.
The game had also lost players by a huge percentage. Since its release in November, the player base had dropped around 70% at the start of December on Steam. The stocks had also dropped by 18% since its early access.
Player Base Reaction
The current players also have negatively received the upcoming launch of the new season. According to them, the game would not be worth playing if the new season comes five months after its launch. Most of them say that the abandonment of Star Wars Battlefront 2 by DICE and EA was not worth it. Battlefront 2 had a much more disastrous launch than 2042, but the game slowly became a fan favorite after massive updates and the removal of microtransactions. But in 2020, they ended the support for the game in order to work on Battlefield 2042. It’s safe to say this has not been the right move.
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