After Rocky Launch, Battlefield 2042 Sees Resurgence by Smashing Past Launch Player Count.
Battlefield 2042 endured a turbulent launch in November 2021, plagued with criticism and low engagement. However, nearly two years later, a promotional push has driven Battlefield 2042 to surpass its launch day player count record on Steam. This resurgence highlights the game’s ongoing evolution since its flawed debut.
Upon release, the FPS was beset by negative reviews, refunds, and underwhelming player counts due to missing features, bugs, and its pivot from series norms. Many fans were disappointed at launch and player numbers rapidly declined as criticisms mounted.
However, recent discounts and a free-to-play period have catalysed renewed interest. Offering the game temporarily for free across platforms and discounted up to 70% has enticed lapsed and new players to dive in.
Surpasses Previous Record Set During Underwhelming Launch
This promotional strategy has been a success, with Battlefield 2042 peaking at over 100,000 concurrent players on Steam during the access period. Reports show it edged past its previous all-time high from launch day in November 2021.
While the long-term impact remains uncertain once the promotion ends, the response indicates there is still substantial latent interest in Battlefield 2042. It also suggests improvements and new content added since launch have enhanced the gameplay experience. The two season 6 trailers were a great marketing strategy to pump up players ready for when it arrived on October 10th. These little tweaks here and there make the world of difference in a title’s overall success or not.
The FPS title suffered immensely from its troubled debut and failure to meet high expectations. But surpassing that underwhelming launch benchmark shows the developers’ efforts to fix issues with patch updates, refine mechanics, and add content can potentially rebuild the player base.
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Time will tell whether the game can sustain momentum after the discounts and free access expire. But this new peak conclusively proves there is hope for redemption even after the rockiest of launches. The first-person shooter may yet win back sceptical players and do justice to the esteemed FPS franchise.
Battlefield 2042 is out now on Windows PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
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