Battlefield 2042 has dropped below 1,000 active concurrent players on Steam, marking a new low for the multiplayer FPS player base.
On April 11, only 979 people were playing Battlefield 2042 on Steam, according to data recorded on SteamCharts. (Opens in a new tab)It was spotted by users on ResetEra (Opens in a new tab) (Thanks, Eurogamer (Opens in a new tab)).
Dice’s multiplayer has been bleeding players for months, as constant glitches and undoing content continue to frustrate fans. Many are now looking for alternative games to fill their multiplayer FPS passion and flocked to the unknown and upcoming Battlebit Remastered.
Battlebit is as close to a Battlefield clone as you can get – if a little mindful. It transports the core set-based photography loop into a world of low-tuned visuals. It’s basically Battlefield in Roblox skin – and players seem to love it.
The indie game hasn’t launched yet but it has managed to attract 30,000 players to its most recent Public Play Test from April 8 to April 10 (this is according to Developers (Opens in a new tab)although SteamDB (Opens in a new tab) He estimates a lower, but still impressive, figure of 27,000). The playtest ended early after servers became unstable when the number of concurrent players increased.
Meanwhile, Battlefield 2042 is only able to attract a fraction of this player’s number. On PC, the peak attracted 2000 active players (Opens in a new tab) During the same period, he has not been able to reach 30,000 players since last December.
Its drop to less than 1,000 players is a significant low point for the game, which was only exacerbated by the surprisingly large number of players the small indie Battlebit was able to attract.
It’s easy to see why Battlebit is a magnet for players who have been disappointed by Battlefield 2042. Even in its current beta state, it includes all the hallmarks of the series: massive multiplayer matches that pit up to 250 players against each other; land, air and sea vehicles to control; And fully destructible environments that let you shoot down huge buildings.
The game gives you five classes to play – Assault, Medic, Engineer, Support, or Recon (a choice copied directly from previous Battlefield games) – all of which come with special tools and class-specific abilities. This is especially attractive to those who were not taken by the BF 2042 specialist system.
It also places great emphasis on team communications, and encourages you to talk to your teammates via voice chat to coordinate assaults. Voice chat is also something that has not been added to the BF 2042.
Enter the option to customize your weapons with specific scopes, magazines, and camouflage, as well as make modifications to your individual soldier, and you’ll have a game as close to the main Battlefield entry as you hope.
In light of the ongoing vulnerabilities still plaguing Battlefield 2042, as well as the slow release of content, it’s no surprise that players are now sticking to a small indie game to deliver the multiplayer experience they want.
As players on Reddit (Opens in a new tab) Suggest, Battlebit ticks all the right boxes, and the number of its players is growing with each test play (Opens in a new tab) – January’s stage audition attracted 7,000 players, February’s build attracted 17,000, and the latter has added another 10,000 players on top.
They might have been waiting a while, though. Battlebit is slated to release early this year, but developer MrOkiDoki’s Studio hasn’t announced an exact date. Although you can run the current run tests for free, BattleBit developer says (Opens in a new tab) The game will launch early for $15.