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Battlefield 2042

Electronic Arts, DICE
Nov 19, 2021 - PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
PC Gamer
80 / 100
Easy Allies
7 / 10
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
7 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10

Battlefield 2042 Review Summary

WeakCritic Consensus

Specialists

Specialists miss the mark, feeling much less impactful than previous Battlefields.

Lack of Polish

Like many of its predecessors, 2042 comes with bugs and other small annoyances.

Mundane Maps

Despite bringing back "levolution," Battlefield 2042's maps quickly feel dull and static.

Battlefield 2042 is the series' weakest launch in a while, with poor gameplay and polish detracting from the spectacle the franchise is known for.


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Battlefield 2042 Trailers

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Battlefield 2042 Official Reveal Trailer (ft. 2WEI)


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Critic Reviews for Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042's highpoint is its powerful Portal mode, which lets you relive the series' past glories and tweak them to your liking. Its current batch of modes is overstuffed with players and utter chaos, though Hazard Zone scales things down in an interesting, high-stakes way.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

There are some neat new toys while Portal delivers the series at its best, but 2042 launches as the weakest Battlefield in some time.

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Battlefield 2042 makes gutsy changes to a series that needed them and sets a new standard for built-in custom mode support.

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Battlefield 2042 is a strong foundation for future expansion. DICE's multiplayer-only FPS has scale and spectacle, but there are elements in need of careful refinement and optimization.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An odd, but admirably experimental AAA game, which offers plenty of epic scale action at launch but whose true worth will probably only be revealed in the months to come.

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Each weapon has a unique feel that is fun to master and contested objectives always keep you busy

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Although some specialists can feel a bit useless at times, tweaks to the formula with Battlefield 2042 add a lot of interesting gameplay variety.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Five of Battlefield 2042's Specialists Have Been Revealed

Five of Battlefield 2042's Specialists Have Been Revealed

We now have information of five of Battlefield 2042's Specialists

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