'Tis the season for first-person shooters, and EA's back with another Battlefield this year. Battlefield 2042 has divided opinion during its pre-launch phase, both with critics and consumers. There's a general sense that 2042 has been rushed to market, but EA and developer DICE have promised long-term support.
The game's shoddy state is something that we highlighted in our 6/10 Battlefield 2042 PS5 review. "Battlefield 2042 is disjointed and incomplete at launch, but it's impossible to deny it still has that magic spark that made past entries thrive," we concluded.
There's clearly potential in Battlefield 2042, but it might be a while until it's realised. Has that stopped you from buying a copy, though? As always, vote in our polls, and then give us a sitrep in the comments section below.
Wasn’t overly impressed by the buggy af “beta”.
Going to do the EA Play 10 hour trial before making a buying decision on this one.
No campaign = no buy!!!
I've never bought a game that's full of bugs and I never will.
It's the only way these devs will learn !
This game officially killed any hope I had for this franchise. I used to really really love Battlefield.
Lol if you want a good laugh watch Angry Joe's review
Sticking with the 10-hour trial. Playing Halo Infinite now for my MP games so that trial will last me a long while. Might even just wait for it to hit the “vault” instead of buying it at all.
I think people have very short term memories... Haven't pretty much all the battlefields released buggy and broken? I'm sure I remember the same conversations going on when battlefield 4 released. Probably the same with battlefield 3. They all sell well for EA...so I don't get why gamers are acting so shocked at the state this has released at. Maybe the lack of campaign this time round? Either way, there is no lesson for EA to learn here till gamers are prepared to teach them.
I tried a couple of these games in the past and didn’t like them. If I had to choose a military shooter, I’d go with CoD over BF every time.
Somehow I did enjoy the Star Was Battlefront games a lot though.
Rank 20 already and having a blast on PS5! Really, it's a great game i think, it needs some work still but which BF doesn't when it was just released? It will only get better!
Nope. They really bodged it, hated the beta and the people who I rely on for advice regarding this series don't like it.
Hard pass this year. No Dice 😉
@Bleachedsmiles exactly what i said in another post..i cant ever remember a battlefield that was not broken in some way on launch day and i've had them all..i'm still going to buy it..
Not a chance. Used to like battlefield in the old days with the good campaigns.
I lost interest when they decided to not include a SP campaign.
Is a shame as I much preferred these to cod which I stopped buying years ago so was looking forward to this…
Mo' military... yawn.
@Dezzy70 OLD BF? Lol
Bought it, played it, like it.
BF 1 & 3 spring to mind.
Didn't buy it and it will probably stay that way. Last game in the series that I truly enjoyed was 1.
Nah, I wanted to but my usual friends weren't interested, and I'd rather not play alone.
Man what a crappy holiday season for games, being on Elden Ring already.
Put 90 quid in my account in anticipation. Its still there and going nowhere near bf. I'm gutted.
Hell let loose is at least providing me with the biggest online thrill since BF3 and halo 2.
No but I still have my 10 hour trial, I just haven't brought myself to want to play it for some reason.
Nah. I have CoD Vanguard and Halo Infinite to play for my FPS fix. I’m enjoying them a lot more than I anticipated!
I'll probably never play a Battlefield game.
Played the 10 hour trial. There’s so much missing I’m just not going to spend money until they fix it.
I know this is ridiculous but the lack of scoreboard had really ticked me off.
I want to see how I’ve done compared to everyone else. It’s a staple of online shooters and they absolutely will not get my money unless they put it back.
Fortunately I have the Series X too and Halo Infinite multiplayer is fantastic and will keep me going.
Nope. I don't pre-order because the industry is completely broken. If they fix it, I'll buy it, but I'm not paying to beta test their game.
I used to play BF quite a bit but not really since Battlefield 4. The campaigns have become more token efforts until completely gone this time round so I'm definitely not interested in 'buying' it right now.
Fortunately, I have EA Play as part of Game Pass Ultimate so I can't say I have 'no interest' in playing it in the future and maybe going on to buy it 'cheaply' when on sale, but right now, I have zero interest in paying money specifically for this game.
I have zero interest in Battlefield 2042, and have never played any of the previous games before.
Having lots of fun. The graphics are amazing. Shame it didn’t have a campaign- was surprised to find out after purchase. But it’s going to be my go-to multiplayer game for the next year+ so I’ll get my moneys worth. I’ve turned off cross play for now. Hopefully they’ll add a consoles only cross play feature. 128 player multiplayer is crazy fun.
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