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Battlefield 2042 Season One has been delayed until summer
Players who purchased premium editions will be compensated
DICE has delayed the launch of Battlefield 2042‘s Season One content.
In a statement posted to Twitter, the developer said: “You’ve waited patiently to hear from us on what we’re doing to address the issues with Battlefield 2042 that you have told us about, and the direction you can expect to see us take in the months ahead.
“Today we are stating our team’s commitment to bring the game up to the highest standards that we all hold for the franchise.”
The statement continues “We’ve had to make some big decisions to ensure that our next set of updates can be focused on delivering these improvements, with the most substantial one being to move the release date of our first Season to early Summer”
In a longer post on the EA website, the team revealed that it is looking to implement the following updates “as soon as possible”:
- SCOREBOARD – “In our next update, we’ll be adding a refreshed in-round Scoreboard alongside further changes we’ve worked on since the holidays. This will be an ongoing evolution from what was shown in the work in progress we shared recently. We have heard your feedback around including two tables and separating your own team versus the enemy, and are working on incorporating that for the release. K/D scoring and End of Round reporting will also be coming in a future update.”
- ALL PLATFORM VOICE COMMUNICATION – “The arrival of voice communication (VOIP) is just the start of the improvements we’re bringing to enhance team play and communications.”
- PLAYER PROFILE – “Giving you a better overview of your career on the battlefield and how far you have to go for your next unlock.”
Players who purchased the Gold or Ultimate Edition versions of the game will be compensated with an “exclusive bundle” which will contain a Specialist skin, weapon and vehicle skins, a melee weapon and a player card.
Battlefield 2042 recently dropped out of Xbox‘s ’50 most played games’ chart, less than two months after its release.
As spotted by ResetEra user Theorry, the Microsoft Store’s list of the 50 most played Xbox games in the US no longer features EA’s latest shooter.
According to Steam Charts, the PC version has also been dropping players at a steady rate. The game’s all-time peak concurrent players stands at 100,590, but last weekend it could only manage a peak of 8,000.
It was reported last week that EA is considering the possibility of making some of Battlefield 2042’s Portal mode free-to-play in an attempt to salvage the situation.