Battlefield 2042 is not doing well at all: the last game of DICE has become the protagonist of a problematic launch, ending up in the sights of a considerable number of critics due to a long series of bugs and shortcomings. More than two months after the launch, many of the problems complained about by video players have not yet been solved.
As has often been the case in our medium, a certain fringe of users has decided to express their perplexities in the wrong way: insulting and threatening developers on social media. The official subreddit of the game, in particular, has become extremely toxic, as rich as it is of attacks on the creators of Battlefield 2042 and absurd demands.
Andy McNamara, Communication Director of EA, did not remain silent and in a tweet (later deleted) stated the following: “Guys, people should calm down. We have things in the works, but we have to evaluate well what can be achieved. Let us go back to work after the holiday break. We love you, but these expectations are brutal. Things you want take time to be evaluated, designed and implemented.”
As for the Battlefield 2042 subreddit, moderators threatened to close it: “In the last few days we have seen insults, harassment and vile comments directed to members of our community and DICE employees. We publish this statement to warn you that we will no longer tolerate this. […] Option 1: If toxicity decreases, we will leave the subreddit open without further restrictions; Option 2: If toxicity remains at these levels, we will begin to block threads immediately; Option 3: If toxicity increases, we will close the subreddit by Yes, the last two options look nuclear, but we don’t want to use them. It’s up to you. If you don’t like the options available, you are free to unsubscribe and create your own community.”
The climate surrounding Battlefield 2042 is not among the best. Will DICE regain the confidence of the players? Part of the audience, meanwhile, has returned to Battlefield 5: on Steam, the fifth chapter of the series is attracting more players, a trend that goes on since before Christmas.