Refund petition Battlefield grows: “Shut up and give my money”

If you are one of the few gamers that’s having a blast with Battlefield 2042, good for you. I’m glad you like it. Because plenty of people don’t. And according to those unhappy gamers, being charged $70 for this flaming dog turd should be considered grand larceny. But what can you do about it, right? Well, start a petition to get that hard-earned, poorly invested Battlefield cash back out of the greedy clutches of EA. As it turns out, lots of people support that thought.

To be precise, almost 31,000 people feel the same way. And that number is increasing as we speak, although we are technically not. As the petition on Change.org states, consumers deserve to get a full refund because of the horrible state Battlefield 2042 launched in. Even though EA openly admitted screwing the launch up by not offering what was promised, apologies only go so far. And let’s face it, “we’re sorry” doesn’t make it any more fun to play, am I right? According to 0ver 30,000 cranky players, I am.

“EA’s release of Battlefield 2042 was a mockery of every customer who purchased this video game for $70 (USD) due to EA’s false advertising. Battlefield 2042 has cost consumers millions of dollars in damages and upset thousands of customers worldwide.”

According to many consumer reports, Electronic Arts and DICE did not keep many promises made at launch, and Battlefield 2042 was launched as unplayable. Even today, Battlefield 2042 has bugs that drastically change the in-game experience so much that it’s deemed an unfinished release by many community members.”

“In fact, Battlefield 2042 was so poorly made that even Steam, a highly reputable provider of PC video games, allows customers to get a full refund.”

If you are wondering what apology I was talking about, it’s the one issued by EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson. You might not expect it from a bigwig like Andrew, but he honestly tries to be a straight-up fella. Weirdly praising Battlefield’s developer DICE for being great at fixing their own fuck-ups, Wilson acknowledged that EA bit off more than it could chew. Something COVID-19 related, you know how that goes. But hey, at some point, Battlefield 2042 will be awesome according to EA. You just gotta hold on to that game a little longer to profit from DICE’s fixing skills.

Sure, Andrew. Just give us back that money and maybe, just maybe, we’ll give it back to you when the job’s done. Does that sound like a plan?