With The Game In Dire State, Battlefield 2042 Is On Sale For $9.99

Quite the fall from glory.

Battlefield 2042 has been nothing short of a debilitating disappointment for EA as the latest installment hit all the milestones, just the wrong ones. Battlefield 2042 went up in flames, quite quickly I might add.

The game felt like an unfinished product quickly thrown together just before the beta, with the actual release being disappointing as well. Battlefield 2042 was meant to recover the anticipations that fans lost in the previous Battlefield installment.

To step aside from that thought for a mere moment, Amazon currently has the title listed at $9.99 on the PlayStation 4 and $11.99 on the PlayStation 5.

With how the game stands, decreasing the price tag does nothing to the experience, except make it less sour. Currently, the title is in dire need of a redo, everything from the gameplay to the marketing.

Battlefield 2042 on sale for $9.99 on Amazon.
Battlefield 2042 is on sale for $9.99 on Amazon.

The original version at launch was horrendous at times but still playable to some extent. Seeing as a few patches would fix the game, players weren’t too worried.

However, they were proven wrong when a plethora of bugs killed the players more than other players themselves. Battlefield 2042 quickly declined in player base, and fans returned to older iterations of the franchise such as the acclaimed Battlefield 4.

Arguably, Battlefield 2042 was saved from becoming a literal graveyard of expectations when developers supposedly noted to improve the game through upcoming updates and seasons. The game has seen a bundle of bug fixes and added content and support, but even that couldn’t change the game’s fate.

The game has seen decent improvements from the initial state and is playable. However, the damage is already done to Battlefield 2042. Most fans have shelved the game away to be covered by a layer of dust. Battlefield 2042 is expected to be remembered, just not in a good light.

Battlefield 2042 had a strong start commercially with the second highest launch sales of the entire series second only to Battlefield 3 but keep in mind that it is already on a huge sale and the fact that the game’s hype has been practically non-existent since its release. At one point the game went on a 35% OFF just a few months after release.

The title continued to be ridiculed to the point that harassment towards crew and developers became the norm. Developer Andy McNamara took to Twitter to explain the situation, saying in now-deleted tweets, “Guys, people gotta rest. We have things in motion, but we have to figure out what is possible.” This was after a slew of Tweets that targeted the team.

At one point DICE got pretty angry about the wide array of cheats posted on the EA website, which outlines a few rules that the players need to follow when playing Battlefield 2042.

Under the section titled “KEEP THINGS FAIR,” the company mentions its anti-cheating policy, saying, “Don’t cheat — Don’t do it. Don’t even think about doing it. Cheating includes using exploits, undocumented features, design errors, bugs, or other problems that unfairly give you the leg up on your opponent.

That brings us to today when Battlefield stands with a skeleton crew, bad reviews, and a fan base ready to throw hands at any moment. But even so, corporate stunts don’t end and we still see marketing stunts happening frequently, the one they went for this time, was making Battlefield 10 dollars.

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