Battlefield 2042 Reviews

Battlefield 2042 is ranked in the 25th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Dec 2, 2021

Battlefield 2042 absolutely should have been pushed back by EA and DICE to some point in 2022. Instead, the version of this game that is currently available has been virtually unplayable for me at times since first releasing. Even beyond this, though, some of the key design changes that DICE has made in Battlefield 2042 don't feel for the better. Rather than improving on the core Battlefield experience that fans loved with Battlefield 3, 4, or Bad Company 2, 2042 is a bloated husk of its former self that is trying to recapture some semblance of its previous glory. As a fan that has been playing this series for well over a decade, Battlefield 2042 is a massive disappointment that I struggle to think is even worth saving.

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6.5 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2021

Unfortunately it has started to be recurrent in the video game industry to release titles as "unfinished" and where BattleField 2042 seems to fit perfectly. But despite that, we believe that with the implementation of several patches, all the bugs we found in the game can be solved and EA and DICE give a clear shot with the new dynamics inserted.

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4 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2021

Evidently, Battlefield 2042 was not ahead of schedule. The game greatly suffers from an incapacity to fundamentally understand what makes Battlefield a Battlefield game. EA and DICE failed to understand the assignment: this game is not what long time Battlefield veterans want to play.

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4 / 5
Dec 1, 2021

Battlefield's USP has always been its large-scale battles, and 2042 delivers these bigger than ever before. After some serious teething problems it's now in a much better place. The (slightly) futuristic arsenal is punchy, there are many more gadgets than we're used to, and its vehicles will always be a great test of teamwork and patience. It does feel a little sparse at present but much more is promised, and based on the support given to previous entries in the series, its future is in safe hands.

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4 / 10
Dec 1, 2021
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4 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2021

In my opinion, especially with all of the bugs, you should save your money on this one or wait until a heavily discounted sale. Maybe in a year or so they'll iron out some of the issues that plagued its release and work on the "fun factor", but it just isn't there right now for this reviewer to feel comfortable recommending it to our readers or friends.

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5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2021

With some patches and tweaks, this could be a strong shooter experience, but it has fundamental issues that will not be fixed so easily. Let’s see if DICE gets the support to do so; otherwise, this entry will simply be another casualty for a franchise in desperate need of a win.

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Bennet Lockridge
7 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2021

Battlefield 2042 is an unpolished buggy mess that has kept my attention for days. It has its fair share of quirks, bugs, and performance issues that need to be fixed, but it really presents the player with something that can’t be found anywhere else in the FPS market. There’s nothing like loading into a game with 63 teammates as infantry, jets, tanks, helicopters all push the same objectives.

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5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2021

Disappointing is the best way to describe Battlefield 2042. It can be fun at times, but also frustrating and downright dull. Its maps are impressive in scale, with weather effects that are a sight to behold. But they’re just too big, filled with vast open spaces that don’t do the game any favours. Mix in a variety of bugs and unfortunate design decisions, and you have the weakest Battlefield game in years. Can it be turned around? Possibly. But whether you’re a fan of the series or not, you’re definitely better off waiting for it to receive some more updates before you jump in.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2021

‎Battlefield 2042 is a good game, capable of offering a fantastic war experience. Despite having great successes, it also has some flaws that tarnish the final result. However, with certain adjustments, the DICE game could once again achieve the success of classic deliveries.‎

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66 / 100
Nov 29, 2021

Battlefield 2042 changes the franchise formula considerably but brings no real improvements. While it has added flexibility with specialists and the Portal mode, the balance issues, poor maps, technical problems, and missing features keep it from reaching the heights of its predecessors.

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5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2021

Battlefield 2042 is one of the weakest releases in the series to date.

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6.8 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2021

Battlefield 2042 is a fresh experience for Battlefield franchise fans, and the creators have tried to take a new approach in building different parts of the title, but unfortunately now and at a time when this critique is underway the game is suffering from a lot of problems, both large and small, that will upset many fans.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2021

When Battlefield 2042 works, it works well and can be fun but it sadly feels like this game really should have been delayed again with all of its issues.

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Nov 26, 2021

Battlefield 2042 isn't just a lackluster Battlefield game, it's a bad FPS in general. It's an overcorrect after Battlefield 5's marketing was criticized for its "out-there" CGI trailers. It isn't clear what Battlefield 2042 is, or even what it wants to be, beyond a bland step back. One can hope for meaningful content updates later down the line, but the ship is sinking before even leaving port.

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5 / 10
Nov 26, 2021

While I did enjoy quite a lot of my time in Battlefield 2042 (especially in the new Hazard Zone mode), there are a mix of gameplay, technical, and functionality issues of varying severity that really hamper the experience. This game is somewhat recommendable to Battlefield fans and those with a general interest in military-style shooters, but there is a strong chance that the game’s current flaws are going to really limit the potential for many. Because of this, if you’re considering this game, you may want to wait for a patch or two before you deploy to the battlefield.

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Top Critic
Nov 26, 2021

I am hopeful that 2042 will be a more interesting Battlefield game at some point next year, but having been through varying degrees of rough launches with this series - from BF 2142 through BF 5 - I can’t say I have the stamina to perform the dance of chastising DICE for technical problems and missing features, only to turn around and celebrate when the game is inevitably ‘good now, actually’ a year into it.

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Wait
Nov 26, 2021

Battlefield 2042 feels like a game that could have used another delay to position itself as something ready for the spotlight. Instead, it released with a number of annoying bugs that compounded into problems that led the community to really rail on the game. Despite these bugs being something that can be fixed by a number of patches, Battlefield 2042 really needed to make a strong first impression seeing the tight Q4 FPS landscape.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2021

Battlefield 2042 has a very solid foundation, but the game needs a few decent patches that will not only expand the content (weapons, gadgets), but also take care of removing bugs – the latter can now have a very negative impact on the experience.

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Avoid
Nov 25, 2021

See Battlefield 2042 does alright at most of what it strives to do. Today however, a multiplayer only game, coming from a huge publisher, with AAA budget and pricing, it’s just not enough. We have seen it in Far Cry 6, we have seen it with Call Of Duty Vanguard. Just maintaining the status quo isn’t enough any longer.

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