The Change.org petition has gone viral in recent weeks.
If we talk about recent releases that have been a total disappointment for gamers, we can mention Balan Wonderworld, GTA The Trilogy Definitive Edition and Cyberpunk 2077. But recently another one has been added to the list. Battlefield 2042 had a bad launch, and gamers have been quick to let us know about it.
The problem with Battlefield 2042 wasn’t just its launch but that the developers didn’t do a good job of making the game what EA and DICE had promised. Gamers’ disappointment with the game has reached the point that through the Change.org platform a petition has gone viral where 30k+ gamers have signed for a refund for the purchase of Battlefield 2042.
A failure that the players are not willing to accept
“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 of this video game. Many promises made at launch were not kept, and Battlefield 2042 launched as unplayable according to many consumer reports. Even today, Battlefield 2042 has bugs which drastically changes the in-game experience so much that it’s deemed as a clearly unfinished release,” they charge in the petition.
Steam has already offered some refunds for the game. While normally the platform has a limited playtime requirement for refunds, they have made a noted exception for the game, which according to some has been so broken that many have spent more time configuring the in-game settings and dealing with bugs and glitches, so their actual playtime does not apply to the 2-hour/14-day refund period.
The magic number that the petition signers hope to get is 50k. This is because one of the best class-action lawsuit lawyers in the country is willing to take the case against EA if they reach that magic number, as it would demonstrate to the public the relevance of this petition.
If you are one of the players who wish to join the petition, or just want to check the status of the petition out of curiosity, you can do so here.