Battlefield 2042 players are fed up with EA and the game. What happens when you make a gamer unhappy? They make a petition and as true as day, the latest “Allow Refund for Battlefield 2042 on All Platforms” has gained some noticeable traction online.
Created by Satoshi Nakamoto, the petition, that can be found on change.org (of course), demands that Sony, Microsoft and EA offer refunds to gamers who purchased Battlefield 2042. Much of the petition talks about EA’s false advertising for Battlefield 2042 and to be honest, this is a major problem. Most of the game’s trailers were either CG or well-edited to hide the biggest issues.
Some of the trailers that were released even had fans demanding to see gameplay as EA tried to hide it away until closer to launch.
The petition is a little bit dramatic. It claims that Battlefield 2042 has cost consumers “millions of dollars in damages and upset thousands of customers worldwide.” While the upset customers part is true, I fail to see where the damages part comes in.
Still, there is a lot of truth to the petition. It claims that EA and DICE did not keep their promises made at launch by delaying the first season of the game. In addition, the petition complains about the game’s bugs and “unfinished” state.
The petition has gained quite a number of signatures so far. Currently, it is sitting on over 51k signatures and growing. Will something ever come out of this? If other Change.org petitions are anything to go by then probably not. However, it does shed light on an even greater problem with Battlefield 2042, EA Games and DICE.
At the moment, the game’s future is in limbo. EA announced they would delay the first seasonal content for the game until at least May 2022. There have also been reports of a free-to-play model in the works as a last attempt to salvage the game.
You can give the petition a sign here if you want to be involved.