English
Gamereactor
Videos
Battlefield 2042
HQ

GRTV News - Battlefield 2042 nearly set a new concurrent player record this weekend

Dice's shooter drew in over 100,000 players.

Audio transcription

"Hello everyone and welcome back to another episode of GRTV News, today we have quite a surprising news story to talk to you about because over this past weekend it's been sort of a free weekend for Battlefield 2042 and it seems like people are really quite excited by that because a lot of people have flocked to the game. Now why is this an interesting story today? Well because Battlefield 2042 when it originally launched didn't do very well it was a game that people did not particularly resonate with due to various different design choices and issues with the game and well simply put it kind of flopped when it launched and now over this past weekend sort of nearly two years since it originally debuted it's nearly set a new concurrent players record on PC so with that being the case let's dive on in."

"Battlefield 2042 almost set a new Steam record for concurrent players this weekend, it seems like a whole lot of gamers were willing to give the game a new chance after the troubled launch. Battlefield 5 from 2018 ultimately was a commercial failure for EA and the expectations from the sequel Battlefield 2042 was high when it was released almost two years ago, but unfortunately things managed to get even worse and about two months after the release 90% of the players had moved on to other things. Since then the concurrent player count has remained very low on Steam and occasionally even been beaten by older titles in the series like Battlefield 1 from 2016."

"But as we've seen many times before hard work often pays off in the end when developers deliver on what they promised and during the weekend it's been free to play Battlefield 2042 and this was something a lot of gamers wanted to check in. As revealed by SteamDB it reached a peak of 102,009 players during the last 24 hours which is really close to an all-time high of 105,397 players from when the game was released back in 2021. These numbers reveal that the game had a good word of mouth and that people actually stayed and played for a longer time. How many of these gamers will continue to play now that the free period of time has ended remains to be seen but it seems like Battlefield 2042 might get at least a smaller revival after some rough years. Are you willing to give Battlefield 2042 a new chance to check out all the improvements?
So yes, Battlefield 2042 has had a massive influx of players. I'm not too sure what dice can take from this to be fair though. When you have such a large influx of players after such a long period of being quite a disappointing title it's hard to say like oh yeah that's definitely going to mean there's going to be a new Battlefield coming out very soon. They're probably still looking at this franchise and going Battlefield 5 didn't really land, Battlefield 5 didn't really land, Battlefield 2042 hasn't really landed either."

"How can we, what can we do to sort of reinvigorate the Battlefield franchise but again yeah a lot of work has been gone into this game has been put into this game over the past two years to get it back to a state which was sort of promised should we say and no doubt there's going to be continued work done on it and we'll most likely hopefully see more players flocking to the game to enjoy it now that it's in a more complete state should we say. But yeah that's all the time we have on today's episode of GRTV News but we'll be back now tomorrow for the next of the week so until then hope you enjoy the rest of your Monday and we'll see you all on the next one. Take care everyone."

GRTV News

More

Videos

More

Movie Trailers

Arcane - Season 2: Stealth Mission Clip

Arcane - Season 2: Stealth Mission Clip

Deadpool & Wolverine - Final Trailer

Deadpool & Wolverine - Final Trailer

Dune: Prophecy - Official Teaser 2

Dune: Prophecy - Official Teaser 2

Alien: Romulus - Final Trailer

Alien: Romulus - Final Trailer

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice - Official Trailer #2

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice - Official Trailer #2

Brassic: Season 6 - Official Trailer

Brassic: Season 6 - Official Trailer

Catnado - Official Trailer

Catnado - Official Trailer

The Deliverance - Official Trailer

The Deliverance - Official Trailer

Citadel: Diana - Official Teaser

Citadel: Diana - Official Teaser

A Different Man - Official Trailer

A Different Man - Official Trailer

Deadpool & Wolverine - Everyone Trailer

Deadpool & Wolverine - Everyone Trailer

More

Trailers

Honor of Kings - Welcome to Honor of Kings

Honor of Kings - Welcome to Honor of Kings

Honor of Kings - Launch Date Trailer

Honor of Kings - Launch Date Trailer

Tekken 8 x Nike - First Look Trailer

Tekken 8 x Nike - First Look Trailer

Street Fighter 6 - Terry Teaser Trailer

Street Fighter 6 - Terry Teaser Trailer

Guilty Gear: Strive - Season 4 Teaser Trailer

Guilty Gear: Strive - Season 4 Teaser Trailer

Tekken 8 - Heihachi Mishima Trailer

Tekken 8 - Heihachi Mishima Trailer

MultiVersus - Samurai Jack Gameplay Trailer

MultiVersus - Samurai Jack Gameplay Trailer

Riven - Official Launch Trailer

Riven - Official Launch Trailer

Splatoon 3 - Grand Festival is coming!

Splatoon 3 - Grand Festival is coming!

Pacific Drive - Summer 2024 Update Trailer

Pacific Drive - Summer 2024 Update Trailer

More

Events

Phil Spencer takes the stage at BlizzCon 2023

Phil Spencer takes the stage at BlizzCon 2023

We're Ready for Summer Game Fest

We're Ready for Summer Game Fest

We're attending Summer Games Fest

We're attending Summer Games Fest

MSIology RTX40 event

MSIology RTX40 event

LG UltraGear - Luis Pablo Flores Interview

LG UltraGear - Luis Pablo Flores Interview

MWC 2022 - Blacknut - David Cook Interview

MWC 2022 - Blacknut - David Cook Interview

MWC 2022 - Oral B iO 10 - Katie Andrews Interview

MWC 2022 - Oral B iO 10 - Katie Andrews Interview

More