How many people play Battlefield 2042? Player count in 2023

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After having a rocky launch, Battlefield 2042 seems to have recouped some of the disgruntled players through countless updates and many alterations, but how many people are actually playing Battlefield 2042 in July 2023? Here’s the player count for DICE’s FPS game.

Invisibility glitches, sky swimming, and overpowered Hovercrafts are some of the many reasons that  Battlefield 2042 had a less-than-ideal launch. That problematic launch contributed considerably to the game’s player base, with many looking to Battlefield V, or even Call of Duty to get their FPS fix.

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With that in mind, we’ve sifted through the data to try and see just how many people are playing Battlefield 2042 in September 2023. Not only that, but we’ll line these numbers up against some recent Battlefield games too.

Just to be clear, there is no true data aggregator that can find the live numbers for a game on all platforms. Instead, Steam Charts will represent a percentage of the whole segment using PC figures.

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Updated September 31, 2023, with updated player count information.

What’s Battlefield 2042’s player count in 2023?

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Season 4’s release helped bolster the struggling game’s player count.

Battlefield 2042’s 24-hour peak as of the time of writing was 15,621, a decrease from June, where the game peaked at 21,825 active concurrent players.

Meanwhile, 2042’s average player count sits at 8,233, which is a very small increase increase.

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When we compare this figure to the game’s first month, you can see a dramatic drop-off. The first month of Battlefield 2042’s November 19 release saw an all-time peak of 100,590 concurrent players, and by the end of its first 30 days, it was down to 20,075 on average.

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Even though these figures only reveal Steam’s traffic, the general consensus would probably certify that this is how things have gone for Battlefield 2042 across all platforms it was released on.

How does the Battlefield 2042 player count compare to other BF games?

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EA and DICE need to fight off bugs and glitches to attract more players to the game.

Before Battlefield 2042’s release, Battlefield 4 saw a huge increase in its active players, causing more servers to be needed. But following Battlefield 2042’s decline, some older entries saw fans flock to them looking for a proven Battlefield experience.

For the first time in a while, 2042 is attracting more players than both Battlefield V and Battlefield 1. Although the numbers still aren’t ideal it’s a positive sign that the situation is improving.

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So, there you have it — that’s everything you need to know about Battlefield 2042’s player count thus far in 2023. If you want to know more about the game, take a look at some of our other Battlefield 2042 guides and content:

How to use Battlefield 2042’s Underbarrel Grenade Launcher attachment | Is Battlefield 2042 coming to Xbox Game Pass? | How many people play Battlefield 4? | How many people play Battlefield V? | Battlefield 2042 Season 1 Battle Pass | Every Specialist in Battlefield 2042

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