Battlefield 2042 hasn't been with us for particularly long, having just released back in November of last year, and it should really be riding high on the current official Microsoft list of Most Played Xbox Games. However, as spotted by a user over on Resetera, DICE's latest has dropped right out of the top 50 in the US, with it not doing much better in the UK, where it's sat in 44th place, or in Canada where it's ranked just 45th.
To put this in some context, the latest big budget shooter in the series, just two months out from its launch, is lagging behind the likes of Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront, Gears 5 and Black Ops 3 which, let's face it, doesn't point to the brightest of futures ahead unless the devs can steer this warship back on course pretty sharpish
This latest revelation follows on from a somewhat troubled beginning for Battlefield 2042 that's seen it criticised harshly by fans - to the point the game's subreddit became so toxic it was almost shut down. With vehicles problems, empty maps, janky hitbox detection, issues with bullet registration and more being pointed out by gamers - oh, and also the fact it somehow launched without a scoreboard - it's a title that hasn't performed at anywhere near the level that will have been expected.
EA are obviously well aware of the problems here and there's no doubt that gloomy predictions on the future of the shooter have led to discussions about the game potentially going free to play in order to drum up some interest and get the players back in the zone.
For now, however, it seems DICE has got its work cut out for it with this one, especially when you take a look at some of the incessant bugs and glitches players have been putting up with in the likes of this compilation video below!
Are you a Battlefield fan who's already ditched the latest in the series or are you sticking with it as it's patched up in the coming months? Let us know in the comments.
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