Battlefield 2042’s Player Count Is Almost Higher Than Ever Before
For many millions of players neck-deep in the first-person shooter scene, this weekend is all about the Modern Warfare 3 beta. But, for almost 100,000 players on PC, the order of the day is Battlefield 2042. In the last few days, vast swathes of players have been flooding Battlefield 2042’s servers as EA hosts a free-to-play weekend that has been dramatically successful.
It’s across all platforms, but it’s on PC that it’s shining especially bright. On Steam, the 24-hour peak sits at almost 82,000 players – the all-time high for the game on that particular platform is 100,000. Even if it’s only a temporary measure, Battlefield is back – but how quickly will that player count drop again once the weekend is over?
But that hasn’t stopped tens of thousands of players marching back to the franchise to see what Battlefield 2042 is like more than two years after it was released to an overwhelmingly negative reception. It’s no longer considered to be the worst Battlefield game in history, and it has admittedly turned a few corners in recent months.
It’s a sign of how things have turned around, as, during the last free-play weekend, Battlefield 2042 could only scrape around 35,000 peak players on Steam.
Could this effort see thousands of players return to fold after realising that Battlefield 2042 isn’t all that bad now?