Battlefield 2042 developers slammed for “vilifying” player base


YouTuber Charles White Jr, aka Cr1TiKaL/Penguiz0, tells players to avoid Battlefield 2042 after developers vilify their “toxic” player base.

“It’s in a laughably horrible, horrible state,” YouTuber Charles White Jr, aka Cr1TiKaL/Penguiz0, insists that his fans do not pick up a copy of Battlefield 2042 and says that the developers “vilified their player base.”


Most of the mainstream gaming media appears to be on the side of EA and DICE when it comes to the companies’ response to dissatisfied players who have expressed their thoughts about the game. After more than a month, DICE has failed to admit the game’s numerous problems and has argued that its player base is comprised of toxic gamers with unrealistic and impossible expectations.

A number of influential YouTubers, on the other hand, have come out in support of the upset gamers and have criticised the developers for being thin-skinned and for blaming their player base for the situation.

When Charles addressed the Battlefield 2042 drama in his video, he had the following to say: “After a month the problems haven’t been addressed and it’s only getting worse. Like the state of the game is absolutely horrible.

Charles stated that Battlefield 2042 is in a inexcusably awful state and that EA should have never released the game in its current shape.

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Popular YouTubers spit on the grave of Battlefield 2042.

“The game wasn’t ready, and I guess I was naïve enough to think that, at this point, there would be steps in the right direction to get the game to where it should be but it’s still not…

“This is perhaps the most broken launches for a multiplayer experience in quite some time,” he added before encouraging his friends to avoid it at all costs.

“It’s in a laughably horrible, horrible state and I can’t recommend this game to anyone because I can no longer see this game getting any better.

“I don’t think the community is there any more, I kind of think that they turned on the dev team which seems to be pushing a lot of the problems to the side, as opposed to addressing them, and kind of like the dev team is vilifying a lot of its user base. It’s a really awful situation,” Charles White Jr concluded.

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To quell criticism of their game, DICE reached out to members of the mainstream gaming media, conveying their feelings of being victimised by an angry mob of toxic gamers. Following that, admins of the popular Battlefield 2042 subreddit threatened to lock the discussion board, claiming that “toxicity has reached an all-time high.

Alex of AJS accuses DICE/EA of stealing money.

“It’s an understatement when we say that this subreddit has grown incredibly toxic,” the mods wrote. “It’s near impossible to have a simple discussion without insults being flung around at each other—and it’s really starting to harm the entire Battlefield community, and each of us that are part of it. […] The mods have an obligation to follow the rules set out by Reddit, and if we are found to be in breach of not enforcing them, or doing a poor job at enforcing them, we risk the community getting banned altogether.”

Alex, co-host of The Angry Joe Show, fired back the developers remarks and offered them an alternative solution: “Make a better game. Give us a less of a reason for us to be toxic for you stealing money from you, you stupid f*cks!”

Steam Charts reports that approximately 95% of players have abandoned Battlefield 2042 since it launched on November, 2021.

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