Battlefield 2042 Bombs to Less than 4,000 Average Concurrent Players on Steam!
Mike Sanders / 2 years ago
There is more than enough evidence to suggest that Battlefield 2042 has represented nothing short of an absolute disaster for EA. As we’ve often said in the past, there’s no real need to go into specifics on the subject, it’s just a bad game. – Just how poorly is it doing with gaming consumers though? Well, based on the latest Steam figures, Battlefield 2042 is currently averaging less than 4,000 concurrent players with a daily peak of less than 10% when compared to its launch!
Battlefield 2042 is Bombing Hard!
Now admittedly, the figure provided here is just specifically referring to PC gamers who purchased and play the game via Steam. In other words, although we hugely doubt it, the figures off EA’s own ‘Origin’ platform might be better (although, unlike Steam, these are not publicised).
Just merely in comparative terms though, while Battlefield 2042 only has an average concurrent player count of just under 4,000 players on Steam, Battlefield V (its significantly older predecessor) currently has a daily average of 13,281. – Yes, their last Battlefield, in terms of people playing it, is over 3 times more popular!
What Happens Next?
With such a low player count, the future of Battlefield 2042 looks exceptionally bleak. Just in terms of the numbers, the fewer people playing, the less that EA can gouge with microtransactions and loot boxes which clearly must have their management more than a little worried about the long term profitability of what should’ve been one of their hottest gaming titles of the financial.
Oh, no, wait, I’m sorry, did I call them loot boxes? I meant ‘ethical surprise mechanics’.
With rumours emerging earlier this year that EA was already considering taking Battlefield 2042 onto a ‘free to play’ platform, if they’re only getting 8,000 paying customers a day (at its peak), and less than 4,000 on average, then with this news, it suddenly feels far like likely than not!
You can, incidentally, check out the full Steam stats for Battlefield 2042 via the link here!
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