Battlefield 2042 dev responds to criticism over lack of game updates

Liam Mackay
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Battlefield 2042 launched in a rough state, and long-time fans have been begging for change. Following their holiday break, a developer responded to fans’ “brutal” expectations surrounding communication and updates.

Battlefield 2042 was one of the most highly-anticipated games of 2021, but performance issues and a change in identity left a sour taste in many players’ mouths and led to a significant player count drop-off.

Social media has been ablaze with fans and content creators desperate for significant change, but Battlefield’s last update was on December 9.

DICE and EA have now returned from their holiday break and a senior developer responded to the criticism, calling the expectations “brutal” in a now-deleted Twitter thread.

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Battlefield 2042’s developers have now returned from their holiday break, and Global Director of Integrated Communication, Andy McNamara, noted in some now-deleted tweets that “Battlefield fans are p**sed we didn’t do enough updates or communication during the holiday break.”

“Guys, people gotta rest,” he continued. “We have things in motion but we have to figure out what is possible.”

He concluded, “Love you guys but these expectations are brutal” and “the things you want take time to scope, design, and execute.”

However, this response was met with criticism from the community. Popular Battlefield YouTuber Flakfire said “The best time to delete these tweets was after sending them. The second best time is now.”

A player came to McNamara’s defense, saying that “the expectations ARE brutal,” and listed all of the huge changes players are “seriously waiting for.”

Flakfire responded, “That’s just it, we’re not expecting this in the next two months. We have been expecting it for the last three years. What you’re listing are core pillars of Battlefield, which were abandoned in favor of something we didn’t ask for.”

Andy McNamara deleted these tweets following the criticism, apologizing and saying that it “seems my message wasn’t clear.”

We expect Battlefield 2042 to receive some significant updates over the next few months, but we’ll need to wait and see what changes over 2022.

You can also check out Game Director Marcus Lehto’s candid response to these players begging for change.

Image Credit: DICE / EA

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Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam made use of his passion for FPS games, including Call of Duty, by writing for sites such as The Nerd Stash, Red Bull Gaming, and GAMINGbible before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].