In a desperate attempt to continue improving the current dumpster fire that is Battlefield 2042, the developers implemented the third major update to the first-person shooter today, December 2, 2021. The patch was detailed by EA as fixing over 300 bugs, which had players falling to their knees in praise and thankfulness. While bugs may have been fixed, a pretty major one was also introduced when the update went live this morning: players are being met with error messages when attempting to log in. DICE is currently working to fix these pesky server issues, but the truth remains that plenty of potential Battlefield 2042 players can’t even log into the game.
The company behind the new title took to Twitter to apologize to players. “We’re aware that many of you are receiving an error message while attempting to load into a Server, and then being returned to the Main Menu. We’re on it, but for now, you can hit Retry and attempt to join a server,” the post said.
Yesterday, the team posted to the EA website to explain that the new update would offer much smoother gameplay by fixing visual glitching, collision issues, and spawning problems. Addition fixes are also packed into the new update, including those for audio, rendering, weapons, vehicles, and Specialists. Players can also customize loadouts easier, and the game’s UI is being altered to make it easier to see. Three new weekly missions will now be available to earn XP and cosmetic rewards. Another small patch is coming soon and will be focused on balance changes.
Battlefield 2042 was released on November 19, 2021, on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The title has not been well-received, with a flood of negative user reviews uploaded on the day of its release and further decreasing sales. Problems include countless bugs, performance issues, and absent features–the latter of which developers have promised to add in subsequent updates. It currently sits as the lowest-rated title in the mainline Battlefield franchise.