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(PS4/PS5, XBONE/XBONE/X) Battlefield 2042 $9.99 used @Gamefly + free shipping


#1 Smithers123  

Smithers123

Posted 13 June 2022 - 05:32 AM

This will most likely be the last BF game, 2042's player count dropped fast and hard!

 

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#2 Artistic  

Posted 13 June 2022 - 06:05 AM

Definitely won’t be the last Battlefield lol.

I’m copping though. Enjoyed the little I played at launch.


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#3 Smithers123  

Smithers123

Posted 13 June 2022 - 06:48 AM

Definitely won’t be the last Battlefield lol.

I’m copping though. Enjoyed the little I played at launch.


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More importantly, how is the player database now? Empty lobbies or are people still actually playing? Last news I heard was even BF 1 and BF V is more active compared to BF 2042!



#4 Ron Mexico  

Ron Mexico

Posted 13 June 2022 - 11:59 AM

I heard key people left after battlefield one and Battlefield V. I had no idea it was less active. Was waiting on a digital deal.

#5 Dreamweapon   Hehehe, "member" CAGiversary!   87 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Dreamweapon

Posted 13 June 2022 - 07:47 PM

More importantly, how is the player database now? Empty lobbies or are people still actually playing? Last news I heard was even BF 1 and BF V is more active compared to BF 2042!

Speaking as someone who spent probably >3000 hours on BF:BC2 and BF3, I honestly couldn't care less if DICE hung it up.  They've so thoroughly neutered the franchise by this point that it's become just another generic shooter.  Every single release since BF:BC2 has seen a marked reduction in environmental damage, which was a HUGE part of the early games.  They've gone from a situation where you could use C4 or call in artillery strikes and pancake just about any building on the map, to this affinity for stupid scripted events (Shanghai tower collapse in BF4, the tornados in 2042, etc.) that look just lovely on screen but do virtually nothing to effect the outcome of a given game, and certainly don't involve player skill on any level.  Meanwhile, vehicles have receded so far from their high water mark in BF3 that they're now little more than a novelty.  Don't even get me started on how much the maps have declined in quality.  IMO, the only possible way this series could save itself now would be to go back to Bad Company for a third installment, limit the team sizes to no more 12-16 players per, go back to the drawing board and look at why prior maps like Arica Harbor worked, and reinstitute near-total environmental damage capacity.  Which, of course, they won't, they'll instead release BF6 with some stupid scripted feature like a dam breaking or a volcano or some other dumb shit, while the last remnants of their fan base dissolve forever.  



#6 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5075 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

TheLegendofTyler

Posted 13 June 2022 - 09:40 PM

I absolutely loved Bad Company 2 and have always wanted them to do BC3. Hopefully they do it and give it the attention it deserves.

#7 Ron Mexico  

Ron Mexico

Posted 14 June 2022 - 04:20 PM

I really thought all games would have red faction guerrilla level destruction by now

#8 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10191 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 14 June 2022 - 06:24 PM

I really thought all games would have red faction guerrilla level destruction by now

Blame the crappy CPUs of Xbone and PS4 and the marketability of raytracing.