The highly anticipated Battlefield 2042 has had somewhat of a rocky launch, with the Standard Edition set to release tomorrow on November 19. Luckily, the Early Access period did allow DICE to locate some critical issues ahead of the worldwide launch. It’s a hopeful sign that the Standard Edition’s release won’t be so rocky, as the update targets server stability and reduces instances of rubber banding.
This will not be the only update addressing performance concerns. Battlefield Community Manager Adam Freeman wrote more updates would come the following weeks, with balance updates, quality of life enhancements, and further performance fixes.
“In the coming weeks, we’ll have more to share around further upcoming fixes, balance changes, and QoL enhancements,” Freeman wrote. “Over the next 30 days, we’re presently scheduled to release two further updates, with our next update delivering more fixes and improvements that we’ve identified during this first week of Early Access, and a larger and more substantial update following after that.”
Battlefield performance issues
Fans were quick to criticize many of the performance issues in Battlefield 2042, sounding off on Reddit forums with concerns. The Battlefield subreddit is filled with fans warning other players not to buy the game on day one. One post reached over 3,000 upvotes, warning players of the problems that have been plaguing the game.
You can check out the full patch notes here, with all of the performance issues addressed. You can follow the game’s planned updates and fixes at the official Battlefield Twitter account here, where you can also check the server status.
“We’ll keep you updated on our deployment timing over on the @BattlefieldComm Twitter account, where you can also follow along with our tracking of known issues, and changes that we’re able to make in real-time,” Freeman wrote.
Otherwise, if you’re ready to look past some of the performance issues of the game, you can check out the game on Steam, Origin, or the EGS.