‘Battlefield 2042’ is at the moment free-to-play on Steam

Battlefield 2042 is free on Steam this week, as Dice‘s shooter enjoys a resurgence in recognition following a poorly acquired launch.

Battlefield 2042‘s free-to-play interval kicked off final night time (March 13), and can enable gamers to leap in for free of charge till Thursday (March 16).

For the identical 4 days, Battlefield 2042 is at the moment 70 per cent off its ordinary value and may be purchased for £14.99.

“Seize the chance to sample all the frantic battles, intense maps, hi-tech weapons, powerful vehicles, and unique Specialist soldiers the game has to offer,” reads the free interval’s announcement web page. “Battlefield 2042 has come a long way since launch, and with Season 4: Eleventh Hour the experience is bigger and better than ever before.”

As Dice has acknowledged within the publish, 2042 is at the moment seeing a shift in recognition. The shooter was hit with 1000’s of adverse participant opinions when it first launched in 2021, with critics taking purpose on the “broken mess” resulting from a spread of technical points and unpopular design selections.

Battlefield 2042
Battlefield 2042. Credit: EA.

A petition demanding refunds reached over 50,000 signatures, whereas quickly after launch Battlefield 2042 turned one of many worst-reviewed video games on Steam.

Even David Goldfarb, who was the lead director for Battlefield 3 and Bad Company 2, stated that he was “astonished” at 2042’s “missteps”.

However, Dice has spent over a yr patching the sport, and sentiment on the sport is starting to show round. Battlefield‘s authentic class system was restored in January, whereas prior updates hammered out bugs and launched new maps.

In February, EpicGames News claimed that Battlefield 2042 has “completed its redemption arc” since reintroducing the category system.

“It feels like the game has just gotten out of its own way a bit and let people get stuck in and enjoy the huge firefights that Battlefield has always been known for,” reads our characteristic. “This is great news, because no one does large-scale combat quite like Battlefield 2042.”

In different gaming information, Cloud Imperium Games has apologised for the “super rough launch” of Star Citizen‘s Alpha 3.18 replace.

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