EA’s desperation might cause Battlefield 2042 to go F2P

Broken. Content-ridden. Buggier than a square foot of cemetery soil. These are just a few things wrong with Battlefield 2042, EA’s answer to another lackluster game, Call of Duty Vanguard. Imagine being the one pre-ordering the deluxe version and getting digitally smacked in the face by the publisher. Yes, bitch-slapped to heck. Especially now, since EA is reportedly considering every option to get people to play Battlefield 2042. Even if it means making the game F2P, wich stands for free-to-play, in case you didn’t know.

Now I’m not saying that I’m absolutely positively sure about it. As I said, it’s one of the options. And the one saying it is Tom Henderson, somebody who isn’t known for spreading bullshit. According to Tom, EA is so disappointed by the game’s results, it’s desperately looking for ways to get gamers engaged. The most obvious way would be to not release a broken game. But that option went out the window on launch day.

To give you an idea, Battlefield 2042 is so broken that even cheat makers have stopped developing cheats for it. Cheaters. People who deliberately break a game to gain an unfair advantage feel that it’s pointless to break it even further. Go figure. That’s a lot of eeee-mo-tio-nal daaaa-mage.

So, what do you do when even hackers and cheaters think your game isn’t worth investing in? Make it free*. And that’s exactly what might happen, right Tom?

Does making Battlefield 2042 free save it though? That remains to be seen. You usually get one shot to make a first impression and DICE fumbled that. Even after all the hype and external resource management (remember, EA rallied everyone to get this project finished), Battlefield 2042 turned out to be an absolute disaster. When players resort to older games in your franchise, accepting that they are outdated, you’ve clearly gone and done it.

So, what do you reckon? Would you give Battlefield 2042 a go if you can play it for free? Gimme a sitrep on the double, soldier!

*Just remember, there’s no such thing as a 100% free game…