Battlefield 2042 Receives a Massive Backlash At Launch As Fans Complain of Cut Features
Battlefield 2042 is facing a lot of heat especially from fans who are also complaining about the cut features and giving the game a negative rating on Steam.
Battlefield 2042 is available starting today and its launch has been anything but smooth. The game already looked like a disaster in its early access state, but the public launch has only made it worse.
On Valve’s storefront, Steam, Battlefield 2042 has one of the worst reviews of 2021 just behind eFootball 2021 from Konami. It is one of the most criticized games on Steam with mostly negative reviews.
On the Battlefield 2042 subreddit, a fan has compiled a massive list of all the cut features from the game. This post went viral and was shared all across social media adding further fuel to the fire.
Here’s a glimpse at some of the cut features that were already available in the older games but they somehow didn’t make the cut in Battlefield 2042. Despite these removals, the game is still far from a capable state at launch.
- No single-player story/campaign mode
- No standard server browser
- Fewer standardized game modes (Can’t even play TDM or smaller scale modes without relying on community servers. Really?)
- No persistent lobbies (seriously why do I have to matchmake after EVERY round?)
- Fewer in-game assignments
- No class system
- Less character customization options (than BF5)
- No profile progress/stats page in the menu
- No battle log/stats tracker for other players
- No global leader boards
- No dog tags (they still sort of exist I guess?)
- No custom emblems
- No cross-game profile screen (BF 4, HL, 1, and V were all linked by a menu if you owned them digitally, was a neat feature.)
- No spectator mode
- No permanent community servers (would be useful for clans and events)
- No Central US servers
- No test range (this one is sort of compensated for with single payer servers vs bots)
The list goes even further expanding on almost every aspect of the game. The lack of a campaign was already confirmed but this hasn’t led to a better multiplayer experience, at least for now.
Battlefield 2042 is available now for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.