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author: Adrian Werner

Battlefield 2042 Demolished in User Reviews

Battlefield 2042 is taking a severe beating from gamers. User ratings on Metacritic are abysmal across all hardware platforms.

AVERAGE METACRITIC USER RATINGS FOR BF 2042:
  1. 3.9/10: PlayStation 5
  2. 2.6/10: PC and Xbox Series X/S
  3. 1.6/10: Xbox One
  4. 0.9/10: PlayStation 4

The official launch of Battlefield 2042 is just a few days away, but those who purchased the Gold or Ultimate versions started playing earlier, specifically last Friday. In addition, you can play a 10-hour trial as part of your EA Play subscription. This means that many players have already had the opportunity to form an opinion about DICE's latest work and judging by their ratings, this game is far from being perfect, or even decent.

The average user rating on Metacritic is 2.6/10 for the PC version. For comparison, the average score from industry media is 80%. The console editions fare equally bad or even worse. The PlayStation 5 edition is an exception, but a score of 3.9/10 is nothing to be proud of either.

Of course, the website doesn't check whether the people rating the game have actually played Battlefield 2042. There's a lot of buzz about a number of technical glitches in the game, so it's possible that some players decided to take a swipe at the developers, even though they didn't have the opportunity to experience the problems themselves. However, it is difficult to assume that such users are the majority. A rating of 2.6/10 does not necessarily reflect the quality of the game, but it does mean that many people already playing BF2042 see it as a major disappointment.

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So far, player reviews are mostly negative.

It's not just technical glitches that players complain about. Many of them criticize the lack of elements to which we have become accustomed in the series, such as setting up or renting private servers, manual leaning out of corners or voice chat. Some also believe that the game was designed in such a way as to maximize the sale of cosmetic items.

The only element that most players seem to like is Portal mode, which enables us to mix soldiers and equipment from different historical periods. However, this gameplay option is not enough to save the game in the eyes of those flooding Metacritic with disappointed reviews.

Despite the many negative reviews, it's far too early to put a cross on Battlefield 2042. Even if these low ratings turn out to be a good reflection of the game's condition on release day, it will all depend on whether DICE manages to fix the production in the next few months.

Battlefield 2042 will debut on November 19, 2021. It will be released simultaneously on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

  1. Battlefield - official website
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