Why is Battlefield 2042 So Bad?

November 25, 2023
David Sunnyside

The Battlefield franchise has had its fair share of rough launches. And the latest installment, 'Battlefield 2042,' is no exception. Almost from the moment it launched, this game has been plagued with bugs and other issues that are making it difficult for players to enjoy the game.

This is a big part of the reason why so many people are angry with EA and DICE over this release. The team seems to have forgotten what made the series a fun place to play and is attempting to change things up with little to no thought put into how those changes will actually affect the gameplay.

Whether it's a lack of map selection (a series staple) or incredibly poor netcode that sees bullets often register as a full meter behind the player model, there are plenty of reasons why this game feels dated and broken. It's also a shame to see EA omit some of the more popular maps from this release, such as Arica or Valparaiso, which are amongst some of the best in the entire series.

The technical problems in 'Battlefield 2042' aren't as serious as those experienced by fans of the original Battlefield Bad Company 2, but there are still lots of frustrating elements to the experience. It's unclear if these issues will be fixed any time soon, but for now the game is a disjointed mess that's failing to tick all of the right boxes in order to make it worth a purchase.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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