Battlefield 2042 continues to lose its audience. On February 9, the game peaked at only 3705 concurrent players on Steam, which is an all-time low for DICE’s latest online shooter.
According to SteamDB, the 3705 daily peak represents only 3.5% of Battlefield’s all-time peak of 105,397 concurrent players reached three months ago.
This data means that the game has already lost 96.5% of its player base on Steam since its launch on November 18, 2021. It is worth noting that Battlefield 2042 is also available on EA Origins, Epic Games Store, as well as PlayStation and Xbox. So its total player base should be higher.
However, the game’s results look unimpressive even compared to the series’ older titles. On February 9, Battlefield V had a 24-hour peak on Steam of 31,590 concurrent players, while Battlefield 1 peaked at 11,586 concurrent players.
Electronic Arts called Battlefield 2042 sales “disappointing” during the latest earnings call with investors, with CEO Andrew Wilson saying that the game’s launch “did not meet expectations.”
Considering these results, the franchise’s future remains hazy. Although EA proclaimed Apex Legends as its main shooter, the company still doesn’t want to put Battlefield on shelves. Respawn Entertainment head Vince Zampella will be in charge of the series’ future development, with the company also planning to release Battlefield Mobile later this year.