To say the release of DICE’s latest military shooter was a bit rocky would be a bit of an understatement. So will a $100 discount finally make Battlefield 2042 worth buying?
Over at Amazon Australia, the PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X editions of Battlefield 2042 are all on sale for $9. Depending on which platform you pick up for, you’ll be saving yourself somewhere between $80.95 (PC) and $100.95 (PS5, XSX). For a AAA game that was released less than six months ago, that’s insanely cheap.
Battlefield 2042 suffered launch woes from the jump, with players complaining about everything from bugs to weapon balancing. Though developer DICE has released multiple patches addressing a load of issues, the damage has certainly been done. The player base continues to fracture and revolt across Reddit and social media, unhappy with being sold a full-priced game in what, to them, feels like an incomplete state.
The flip side to that argument is that Battlefield 2042 was developed, end-to-end, under work-from-home conditions throughout the pandemic. Without the same level of access and collaboration, concessions would always have to be made. Making games is hard, and moving a huge team to production conditions wholly different from what they’re used to is akin to moving a mountain.
Things are getting better though, and despite its flaws, you still might be able to get something from Battlefield 2042. In Kotaku’s review of Battlefield 2042, Luke Plunkett concluded that “For all its loose threads and empty holes and bad ideas, though, I can’t help but still enjoy my time with this game.”
You can pick up Battlefield 2042 on sale for $9 here, which is also roughly the same price as two large coffees.
This article has been updated since its original publication.