2018’s Battlefield V was a commercial failure for EA, and expectations were high for its sequel, Battlefield 2042, when it was released nearly two years ago. Unfortunately, things got worse, and about two months after release, 90% of players had moved on to other things.
Since then, the number of concurrent players on Steam has remained very low, sometimes even surpassed by older titles in the series like 2016’s Battlefield 1. But as we’ve seen many times before, hard work often pays off in the end when developers deliver. They promised it. Over the weekend, Battlefield 2042 became free to play, which was something many players wanted to check out.
how SteamDB The company announced that it had reached a peak of 102,009 players in the last 24 hours – very close to the all-time high of 105,397 players since the game was released in 2021. These numbers showed that the game had a good reputation and that people were staying and playing longer. It remains to be seen how many of these players will continue to play after the free period ends, but it looks like Battlefield 2042 could at least get a minor revival after a rough few years.
Are you ready to give Battlefield 2042 another chance to experience all the improvements?
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