- Tom Henderson tweeted a screenshot of a message from a hacker on Discord who was forced to end the sale of cheats for Battlefield 2042.
- The reasons for his decision are "in-game performance issues that negatively affect the proper functioning of cheats, and the fact that most people don't use their subscription anyway because the game is already dying."
- A Reddit user nicknamed Roboserg received a refund for the game on Steam, despite spending more than the allowed two hours in the game.
- This was due to a bug that prevented him from enjoying the game.
One of the many issues plaguing Battlefield 2042 is the game's poor performance on even the most powerful configurations. As it just turned out, it contributed to the game's lower cheat rates more than the built-in security. Well-known whistleblower Tom Henderson posted on Twitter a screenshot of a message from a hacker on Discord who was forced to end the distribution of cheats for Battlefield 2042:
Henderson: A seller of cheats for Battlefield 2042 suspends his services in this game... and no... it's not due to anti-cheat. It turns out that the game's poor performance is preventing the cheats from working properly (XD).
Alleged message from a hacker nicknamed Panfyero: We stop selling cheats for BF 2042 in our store. All subscriptions will expire as usual, with no renewals or available spots. For now, you can still use cheats. Subscribers with lifetime subscriptions can exchange them for an equivalent subscription in any Call of Duty game. The reasons for this decision are performance issues in the game [Battlefield 2042 - ed.], which negatively affect the cheats working properly, and the fact that most people don't use their subscription anyway because the game is already dying.
According to the overwhelming opinion of gamers, Battlefield 2042 is, unfortunately, completely dead at this point, and in more than one way. The highest number of people playing simultaneously via Steam in the last 24 hours is just over 8k. Battlefield V - the 2018 installment - is played by 20.6k users (data after SteamDB).
On another note - a Reddit user nicknamed Roboserg shared a story about his attempts to get a refund for Battlefield 2042 via Steam. As it turns out, he spent more than 2 hours in the game, and it has been more than 14 days since he purchased it. Thus, he did not meet the eligibility requirements for a refund on Steam.
The player specified in a conversation with customer service that two of the four hours he spent in the game were wasted on tinkering with the control configuration. This was due to a bug resetting the keys set by the player to the ones chosen by the developers by default. To Roboserg's surprise, Steam successfully processed his request for a refund.