A petition requesting that Sony, Microsoft and other companies issue a full refund for Battlefield 2042 is quickly reaching 5000 signatures.
There are currently less than 30,000 people playing Battlefield 2042 across all platforms, and one tenth of those people have signed a petition to get a full refund for a “broken game” and “false advertisement.”
Fans have been patient waiting for EA/DICE to fix a triple-A big budget game that released in a nearly unplayable state. However, almost three months after the launch the developers have done little to reassure players that their concerns are being heard.
Popular YouTube Charles ‘Cr1TiKaL/Penguiz0’ White slammed EA/DICE for “vilifying their player base” and called it one of the worst games he’s ever played.
“The game wasn’t ready, and I guess I was naïve enough to think that,” Charles White Jr said in regards to the games shoddy launch. “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…”
Co-host of The Angry Joe Show, Alex, went as far as to accuse EA/DICE of stealing money from people.
Now fans are taking matters into their own hands by petitioning Sony, Microsoft, Steam and even the Fair Trade Commission, to fully refund anyone who purchased Battlefield 2042.
“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 of this video game,” the petition reads.
Continuing: “Battlefield 2042 has costed consumers millions of dollars in damages and upset hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide.
“Many promises made at launch were not kept, and Battlefield 2042 launched as unplayable according to many consumer reports. Even today, Battlefield 2042 has bugs which drastically changes the in-game experience so much that it’s deemed as a clearly unfinished release.”
Because of the dearth of patches and communication from EA/DICE, many gamers were under the impression that the corporation had entirely abandoned any intentions for its premium Battle Pass subscription programme.
However, EA later sneakily announced that the Battle Pass Season 1 had been delayed until Summer (Australian winter) 2022 in a statement in January.
“This game was a scam. The game reviews done by IGN and other thing name companies were all paid to lie that this was the best Battlefield to date,” Nate Smith from Michigan wrote.
Adding: “The game is barely a third done being made. I paid for the most expensive version and still no road map for content that I paid for. The game has issues and is missing over 200 features from previous Battlefields. It’s probably the worst game I’ve ever purchased and I honestly can’t believe Microsoft, PlayStation, and steam even allowed this atrocity onto their stores. EA/Dice lied about the beta bring a 3 month old build when it was actually the game in it’s current state. We were lied to and scammed out of this money and these companies should be held accountable.”
Another simply put it: “I paid for a game that doesn’t work.”
The Battlefield 2042 player base has plummeted to about 5,000 players on Steam and 30,000 in total across all platforms. If these numbers continue to dive it is highly probable that the game will be dead and all future plans for the title will be cancelled. EA have already revealed that they are considering on making Battlefield 2042 free-to-play to “some extent.”