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More than 60,000 Battlefield 2042 Players Have Petitioned For Their Money Back

More than 60,000 Battlefield 2042 players have signed a petition asking for their money back, as the game continues to receive criticism for its slow update roll out and perceived lack of features.

Eurogamer spotted the petition, which requested that refunds available on Steam be extended to PlayStation and Xbox customers, and said EA made "a mockery" of customers who purchased the game.

The petition reads: "EA’s release of Battlefield 2042 was a mockery of every customer who purchased this video game for $70 (USD) due to EA’s false advertising. Battlefield 2042 has cost consumers millions of dollars in damages and upset thousands of customers worldwide."



 
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KyoZz

Gold Member
Wait for EA to announce the game is going F2P, less than 3500 players on Steam rn (started at 100K 3 month ago...)



Unfortunately there is nothing to celebrate, or to be happy with. What a shame for the series...
 

Phunkydiabetic

Gold Member
Listen I get it, I totally understand the anger. I have the game and I'm fully aware of the issues and have whined accordingly in multiple threads here, but at some point when does personal responsibility come into play here? It's 2022, there are so many avenues for people to get more than enough data to make an informed decision on whether or not this game was a shitshow and worth your money.

If you pre-ordered it that's on you, that's the risk you always take going in "blind". If you bought it launch day, that's on you since there were more than enough impressions and videos out there to get a grasp on what was happening with the game. If you bought it after launch then why would you expect a refund? It's so well known by now what the game is all about, if you STILL went out there and bought the game how can you blame ea or dice? You made that decision yourself, no one put a gun to your head.

"Battlefield 2042 has cost consumers millions of dollars in damages and upset thousands of customers worldwide."

This just sounds like the most petulant, childish shit ever.

Again, not defending the game in the least, but fucks sake at some point people need to take responsibility for their own personal actions. Learn your lesson for next time and make better, more informed purchasing decisions.
 
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Aenima

Member
Wait for EA to announce the game is going F2P, less than 3500 players on Steam rn (started at 100K 3 month ago...)



Unfortunately there is nothing to celebrate, or to be happy with. What a shame for the series...
There was already rumors of its going F2P some weeks ago i think. And, it sucks to see a game with a huge fanbase being in this state, but maybe its the wakeup call EA needs to start thinking in delivering a quality/polished product, insted of here is some shit, now give me money.
 
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MiguelItUp

Gold Member
60,000 people should not have pre-ordered, waited for reviews, used Steam's refund policy within the limit, or just basically played it 10 hours for free trough EA Access.
You're supposed to vote with your wallet... before buying the game.
I think a lot of people have learned to be more cautious about preordering. At least I'd hope so.

I'm generally cautious about what I preorder, but I honestly figured after V that the next game would be even better than V. I was wrong, lmao.

I was able to play the game, and honestly did have quite a few enjoyable moments here and there. But that doesn't change the fact that the game is full of some baffling gameplay decisions. I was never one to be like, "FUCK THIS GAME IT'S GARBAGE!" But I will say that it is pretty disappointing in a variety of ways. So much so that I can honestly say I wasn't expecting a Battlefield game to be like this. Especially after V.

Do I expect to get my money back? Nah. I'll hash it up as a live and learn situation. I did it, I'll live with it. Bu that doesn't make the situation any less disappointing.
 

iHaunter

Member
Wait for EA to announce the game is going F2P, less than 3500 players on Steam rn (started at 100K 3 month ago...)



Unfortunately there is nothing to celebrate, or to be happy with. What a shame for the series...
That's what a 97% drop? That's pretty nuts in a few months.
 
If you played the beta you should have seen this game was lacking, I hope these people get their money back solely for the reason that it could force Dice and EA to finally change (lol), but honestly, how could you have played the beta and thought this game was going to release in a decent state? There were people even here on gaf arguing that it was a three month old build.
 
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StreetsofBeige

Gold Member
Wait for EA to announce the game is going F2P, less than 3500 players on Steam rn (started at 100K 3 month ago...)



Unfortunately there is nothing to celebrate, or to be happy with. What a shame for the series...
Anyone want to guess the day BF 2042 hits 2,042 players?

I'll say March 8. Give them a month. There might be some hardcore players that will keep the online count up no matter what.
 

MiguelItUp

Gold Member
If you played the beta you should have seen this game was lacking, I hope these people get their money back solely for the reason that it could force Dice and EA to finally change (lol), but honestly, how could you have played the beta and thought this game was going to release in a decent state? There were people even here on gaf arguing that it was a three month old build.
True, but with the standard "this doesn't reflect the final product" statements, people still remained hopeful. Especially since they released videos and marketing materials that made it look like they were doing something that would make the BF community proud, and they didn't. Lol.

Yeah, I personally don't see this going anywhere. But after the monetization turn around in Battlefront 2, who knows.

Well, to be fair, the development time between alpha/beta tests and the final product can be fairly large at times. Because they're completely separate builds. When the alpha/betas go live, the release build is still actively being worked on, patched, etc. So, huge 180 turns may not occur, but a number of bugs and gameplay changes being implemented aren't really out of the question.
 

KyoZz

Gold Member
Imagine: freely purchase a product, perhaps even pre-order, with no one holding a gun to your head, and then demanding your money back because it's not great.

The false entitlement is becoming ludicrous.
Imagine acting like the product is not completely broken and one of the worst release ever for a videogame. Just imagine lmao.

Oh wait
 

Abriael_GN

Member
Imagine acting like the product is not completely broken and one of the worst release ever for a videogame. Just imagine lmao.

Oh wait

"broken" doesn't mean what you think it means.

I suggest a dictionary.

Also, you obviously have not played many video games if this is "One of the worst releases ever" for you.

Short of extreme cases, which this absolutely isn't, the responsibility for a purchase lies with the buyer. If you don't want to purchase something you may not like, educate yourself on its quality first instead of being a whiny the Pooh after you have willingly spent your money.
 
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ZehDon

Member
Imagine: freely purchase a product, perhaps even pre-order, with no one holding a gun to your head, and then demanding your money back because it's not great.

The false entitlement is becoming ludicrous.
Take your anti-consumer corporate apologetics somewhere else. EA released a non-functional game. Period. In Australia, under the consumer rights enforced by the ACCC, this would warrant a 'no questions asked' refund because the product doesn't work. You don't get to sell broken shit while spouting 'anything is worth what its purchaser will pay'. Any other opinion is indefensible.
 

Abriael_GN

Member
Take your anti-consumer corporate apologetics somewhere else. EA released a non-functional game. Period. In Australia, under the consumer rights enforced by the ACCC, this would warrant a 'no questions asked' refund because the product doesn't work. You don't get to sell broken shit while spouting 'anything is worth what its purchaser will pay'. Any other opinion is indefensible.

Oh yeah, the "anti-consumer" spiel that nowadays is used like a meaningless slogan for crybabies.

If you think the product "doesn't work" actually sue and see if "Australia" judges in your favor instead of defending ridiculous petitions for the falsely entitled. Of course, you wouldn't because the product is functional and either you don't know what functional conceptually means or you don't understand English and the meaning of the word "functional." 😂

Be an adult and take responsibility for the money you willingly spend.
 
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Rocco Schiavone

I am terrified of Microsoft and am always concerned about them.
Can I get a refund for my physical version?
This game sucks. Sick and tired to play the same shitty map 7 times in a row.
 
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manfestival

Member
I mean I wouldn't mind a refund at this stage. Got it through greenmangaming but not sure how that works since it is an origin key and I doubt EA is gonna be willing to give up the goods that easy. Especially since I put about 50-60 hours into it but the performance is still balls. Watching streamers and the performance is balls for them too. 3080 with a 5800x isnt even safe. Which is ludicrous

Granted I am content not getting a refund. Just totally would take them up on the opportunity lol.
 
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KyoZz

Gold Member
"broken" doesn't mean what you think it means.

I suggest a dictionary.

Also, you obviously have not played many video games if this is "One of the worst releases ever" for you.

Short of extreme cases, which this absolutely isn't, the responsibility for a purchase lies with the buyer. If you don't want to purchase something you may not like, educate yourself on its quality first instead of being a whiny the Pooh after you have willingly spent your money.
I haven't purchased the game , I (tried to) play with EA Access but yes the game is broken. Constantly disconnected, bad optimization, missing featureS etc etc... you know the list.

BUT

I don't want this kind of release to be more frequent than it already is so yeah I'm happy when a broken piece of crap like that is called out by those who brought the game.

And in the future try to be less condescending, because obviously I played a lot of video games in the past 30 years and I rarely saw big games like BF 2042 or CP 2077 launching in those king of state. Even the most bugged BF wasn't close to 2042.
 

Dick Jones

Gold Member
When I was back there in seminary school, there was a person there who put forth the proposition, that you can petition the Lord with prayer.
Petition the Lord with prayer
Petition the Lord with prayer
You cannot petition the Lord with prayer!

Sorry for the sidetracking. That's what I always think of when I see the word petition. I hope the shitty game gets fixed but you'll learn not to pre-order from developers you can't trust.
 

Phunkydiabetic

Gold Member
Take your anti-consumer corporate apologetics somewhere else. EA released a non-functional game. Period. In Australia, under the consumer rights enforced by the ACCC, this would warrant a 'no questions asked' refund because the product doesn't work. You don't get to sell broken shit while spouting 'anything is worth what its purchaser will pay'. Any other opinion is indefensible.


Non functional? Haha what? The game works just fine, what game is there isn't exactly good but it works just fine. There are the pockets of people who have issues, no more than any other game upon release, but you're acting as if there are widespread issues where the game simply does not work which is ludicrous.
 

ZehDon

Member
Oh yeah, the "anti-consumer" spiel that nowadays is used like a meaningless slogan for crybabies.

If you think the product "doesn't work" actually sue and see if "Australia" judges in your favor instead of defending ridiculous petitions for the falsely entitled. Of course, you wouldn't because the product is functional and either you don't know what functional conceptually means or you don't understand English and the meaning of the word "functional." 😂

Be an adult and take responsibility for the money you willingly spend.
Well, I think I hit a nerve. Insults, emjois, and blaming the people who didn't get a working game for spending their money. Let me guess: they should "know better", "It's EA, what did you expect?", "shouldn't have pre-ordered then!". What a garbage post of a garbage opinion.

In the real world, you don't "sue" to have your rights. They're rights. And one of the rights you have is that when you purchase a product, you get a product that works as advertised. Battlefield 2042 is in a state where it mostly doesn't work. You can a join a game most of the time, but the quality of the fundamental experience is so beneath standard working order than it cannot be said to function correctly in any reasonable opinion. If folks were entitled to a refund because Cyberpunk 2077 didn't work - and it didn't work for a good number - then Battlefield 2042 is an open and shut case of refunding purchases because the game doesn't function.

I feel sorry for folks like you, so horribly ingrained against their own interests that they truly believe its not only acceptable, but indeed good business, to launch broken products, scam people out of money, and face no repercussions. No wonder companies are looking to stick NFTs into every game - people like you will run free PR campaigns for them.
 
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Fahdis

Gold Member
If I was EA and I bamboozled you into pre-ordering my game and it was ass; you deserve it. Instead of learning your lessons, you want entitlement especially the poster above me. No, I will keep the money. Thank you.
 

ZywyPL

Gold Member
I hope EA won't refund a single copy. Those people knew damn well what they're getting into, previous BFs were disastrous at launch as well, and the next BF after 2042 will be exactly the same if not worse, and they'll yet again pre-order the ultimate edition, no offence but how fucking stupid you have to be to go over and over the exact same situation and expect different outcome? Don't buy unfinished games or stfu and wait for patches.
 

EverydayBeast

thinks Halo Infinite is a new graphical benchmark
It’s easy to hate battlefield, does it have problems? Yes. What causes the problems? Last gen versions, thinking about developing a game during a pandemic. Why wouldn’t they delay it? Holiday release schedule.

They need to present a plan and I hate to say it but make battlefield great again.

Add battle log again or some sort of community hub, do something to make better maps more boats.

It’s possible it’s not like a good battlefield game hasn’t been done, it’s not like patching a game hasn’t been done.

Dice and ea need to drop the battlefront games and throw $$$ at this battlefield and it’s true next gen sequel.

Last summer I pre ordered the game $75 straight up one of the biggest games I pre ordered and that amount of money is not worth with what we got.

I suggest you read my LTTP battlefield 2042 has a recipe for success if it has support.
 

Phunkydiabetic

Gold Member
Battlefield 2042 is in a state where it mostly doesn't work. You can a join a game most of the time, but the quality of the fundamental experience is so beneath standard working order than it cannot be said to function correctly in any reasonable opinion.

"the quality of the fundamental experience is so beneath standard working order"

This is so arbitrarily subjective it's ridiculous. If the game didn't work on a mechanical level ok I can see that argument, but you're literally putting forth a subjective and arbitrarily decided metric to say the game doesn't work. You realize how stupid this is right?
 

ZehDon

Member
"the quality of the fundamental experience is so beneath standard working order"

This is so arbitrarily subjective it's ridiculous. If the game didn't work on a mechanical level ok I can see that argument, but you're literally putting forth a subjective and arbitrarily decided metric to say the game doesn't work. You realize how stupid this is right?
Actually, it's extremely specific. It's an online multiplayer game where I shoot guns at other players, drive vehicles, and complete objectives. Can I do these central features with certainty? If the answer is no, then it's beneath the standard working order because that's the standard of the game working. If you think the metric "does the game work" is a stupid metric for determining "does the game work", then this probably isn't the right topic for you.
 

Phunkydiabetic

Gold Member
Actually, it's extremely specific. It's an online multiplayer game where I shoot guns at other players, drive vehicles, and complete objectives. Can I do these central features with certainty? If the answer is no, then it's beneath the standard working order because that's the standard of the game working. If you think the metric "does the game work" is a stupid metric for determining "does the game work", then this probably isn't the right topic for you.

So what you're telling me is you have purchased the game and have failed to play the game without "certainty"? Or are you just parroting reddit users and steam reviews here? Cause for the vast majority or people (nearly all id bet) the game works just fine. The game isn't very good mind you, but there's nothing mechanically egregious about the game beyond the typical issues a small minority of people encounter with any release. If anything it's arguably one of the most mechanically sound Battlefield games released thus far.

If you DID buy the game and are bent out of shape at how painfully lame it is that's on you man, it really is. I bought the game knowing full well what it was about, and I have no one else to blame but myself despite managing to get some enjoyment out of it.
 

ZehDon

Member
So what you're telling me is you have purchased the game and have failed to play the game without "certainty"? Or are you just parroting reddit users and steam reviews here? Cause for the vast majority or people (nearly all id bet) the game works just fine. The game isn't very good mind you, but there's nothing mechanically egregious about the game beyond the typical issues a small minority of people encounter with any release. If anything it's arguably one of the most mechanically sound Battlefield games released thus far.

If you DID buy the game and are bent out of shape at how painfully lame it is that's on you man, it really is. I bought the game knowing full well what it was about, and I have no one else to blame but myself despite managing to get some enjoyment out of it.
So, either:
  • I'm lying because the game has zero issues. Or,
  • If the game DOES have issues, it's actually MY fault DICE didn't make a working game.
The mental gymnastics you need to perform to put the purchaser who didn't get a working game in the wrong is really impressive. When virtually every social media or public forum around is on fire because the game doesn't work, it takes a special kind of fool to tell them "you're lying, the game works great!". Did you tell the poor fools who bought Cyberpunk 2077 on the OG Xbone that they were lying about its issues, too?
 
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The game even had an open beta before launch
it was old build they promised the beta players that they had fixed most of the problems. And they believed the company that is trying to sell a product.... There were at Reddit, here, at ERA that stupid moronic fans was calling names people that didn't believe the old build bullshit and now they want a refund. I say they had it coming, they made their bed and now they have to lie in it.
 
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