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Things Are Getting Really Bad For Battlefield 2042

If you think things are bad now in the "Battlefield" community, think again, because with each passing second, day, week, and month, the situation with "Battlefield 2042" gets direr. The game's issues with bugs, bots, low player counts. On top of that, players have been getting falsely flagged by the game's anti-cheat software and have been issued unjustified bans in the process. In an earnings call last week, even EA CEO Andrew Wilson confirmed what we had all expected by explaining that "Battlefield 2042" hasn't lived up to EA's expectations. Now, things are only getting worse.

With no solid fix or resurgence for the game in sight, it seems that many players have sprung into action in an effort to recoup their losses and move on to other interactive adventures. As of right now, tens of thousands of people have seemingly given up completely and have asked to be refunded for their troubles.

A petition asking for Battlefield 2042 refunds has surpassed 50,000 signatures

Like many of EA's properties, "Battlefield 2042" was sold at the standard AAA price of $59.99 for the last generation of consoles while the Next-Gen edition of the game sold for $69.99. That isn't including special editions of the game, which ran anywhere from $80 all the way to $120. Of course, now that the disaster that was the release of "Battlefield 2042" is now well documented, many people feel that the price they paid was unfair given the game's obviously unfinished state and other issues (via GamesRadar). In an effort to be refunded the money they paid for the game, gamers have launched a petition on Change.org in an attempt to force EA into action.

"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," the petition read. "Battlefield 2042 has cost consumers millions of dollars in damages and upset thousands of customers worldwide." The petition called the game "unplayable" and stated that "the gaming community should not tolerate this abuse and bullying from multi-billion dollar corporations who make unfinished games and false advertisements."

The petition has nearly garnered enough signatures to meet its 75,000 goal, but whether or not this springs anything into action and forces EA to take accountability for its epic mess-up remains to be seen. While the petition might not be legally binding, it may just get EA's attention.