Battlefield 2042 refund petition now has over 150,000 players

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Battlefield 2042 It launches really messy. Now, it turns out that the fixes BF2042 Not coming anytime soon, over 150,000 players have signed on change.org Petition for Electronic Arts to offer refunds to all players on all platforms.

The petition entitledAllow Battlefield 2042 Cashback on all platforms“About four weeks ago and it didn’t get much attention, but in the past few days, thousands of players have signed in. Most likely, many of these new people are signing petition for refund after EA and Dice announcement A series of delays, big and small BF2042 Content Updates. According to EA, BF2042 You will not receive any new content Until summer, about six months after the game’s release. Updates have also been delayed to add things like voice chat and scoreboard.

As of Friday afternoon, the petition has garnered more than 160,000 signatures, according to change.org representatives, making it one of the biggest and most popular petitions of the year. Neither EA nor Dice has responded to the increased petition or players’ demands for refunds across all platforms. While Steam is said to be offering refunds for BF2042 playersHowever, people on PlayStation and Xbox have not yet been able to secure similar deals due to the stricter anti-refund policies on those platforms. As we saw during Cyberpunk 2077 movie fiasco last year, it It’s not easy to get storefronts like Xbox and PlayStation to offer refunds on digitally purchased games. (Also, what’s up with video games that finally turn 20XX?)

The petition claims that if it reaches more than 50,000 signatures, the creator will contact attorneys to initiate a class action lawsuit against EA and Dice. Kotaku I contacted EA regarding the petition and Ongoing BF2042 continent But I did not receive any response before publishing.

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Since its release in November, Battlefield 2042 players have Encountered many errorsAnd broken featuresAnd And other annoying problems. Some of these have been fixed, only to be replaced by other problems. Meanwhile, features like MIA voice chat remain.

According to the data provided by change.orgthe BF2042 The redemption petition is the third largest video game-related petition in the site’s history. For those curious, here are the top six.

These situations can quickly turn into toxic nightmaresEven if the initial call to action seemed fair. I think it makes sense for people to request a refund for a direct online service address if it keeps delaying content and updates for months.

But, of course, checking out some of the responses to the petition makes it hard to stand by the fans as some point to a massive conspiracy involving critics and EA to trick players into buying an unfinished game. Others suggest that EA doesn’t test its games or that developers are lazy. These are great examples of the general public not understanding how difficult it is to create video games, especially games focused on the Internet. Sure, EA should fix the game, and I think offering refunds is a fairly goodwill gesture. But I also hate the idea that some of those people who signed the petition would win if EA offered refunds across all platforms.

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