Battlefield 2042 has (somehow) risen from the grave
It looks like DICE is back in the tank seat, with the recent Battlefield 2042 resurgence seeing its free-to-play weekend attempt undercut the ongoing Modern Warfare 3 Beta. Both have been pulling in shooter fans all over the globe, but for the struggling Battlefield series, it's been a major win.
"How silly they are," we said, as fools. "Battlefield will never be able to claw back what it had hoped for launch!" Well, we owe you, and DICE, an apology. Against all odds, Battlefield has made mugs of us all by kicking back hard.
Battlefield 2042 reaches new player high on Steam
Well, would you look at that? After the disastrous launch of Battlefield 2042, it was widely thought that the game would be dead and buried - especially as more people were playing 2016's Battlefield 1 instead of the latest entry. As the free-to-play weekend has proved, there's life in the old gal yet.
New data from Steam Charts have shown that Sunday, October 16, saw the game reach an all-new peak. Considering Battlefield came out in 2021, hitting a concurrent player number of 101,362 is truly wild. It's the highest that the game has seen since November 2022.
It doesn't end there, as Battlefield 2042 has experienced a 65% gain in players over the last thirty days. If we've learned anything from this, it's that we underestimated Battlefield 2042, and we're not likely to do it again.
Is Battlefield 2042 back for good?
Given that Battlefield 2042 has just wound down its free weekend, we're going to have to wait and see what this does to the title's standing in the FPS community. Still, it's massively promising for the game that could have been the shooter of the generation.
If it can hang onto these highs remains to be seen, but with DICE committing to keep the Battlefield series going, the return of Battlefield 2042 couldn't have come at a better time.