A Battlefield 2042 player was able to get a refund from Steam but the community should know that this is a rare exception as the game’s player count continues to drop.

The newest instalment in the never-ending FPS has been received poorly by fans with a ‘mostly negative’ aggregate on Valve’s store. In addition, the game’s subreddit has threatened to shut down due to overwhelming toxicity.

Very few people are happy with the game’s current state, but one person was able to get their money back.

Battlefield 2042 | Gameplay Portal Trailer

Battlefield 2042 | Gameplay Portal Trailer

How to get Battlefield 2042 Steam refund

Reddit user Roboserg was able to get a refund for Battlefield 2042 by contacting Steam Support.

Their application for a return was initially rejected, but it was later accepted because the request was made within 14 days of buying the game. They also played for longer than two hours, but they claim that two hours of game time was stuck in settings because of a bug resetting their controls.

It’s important to know that this is an exception as there are not masses of people getting their money back. You will likely not get your money back from Valve if you have played for more than two hours and especially if your request comes after owning the game for longer than 14 days.

Check out the Steam refunds page for more information.

What is the Battlefield 2042 player count?

The average player count for Battlefield 2042 as of January 12th is 15,143 according to Steam Charts.

This takes into account the past 30 days so starting around about December 13th. The average player count for November was 51,299 and December was 20,075. This suggests a 60.87% decline for December and 24.57% decline for the past 30 days.

In addition to all of this, prominent leaker Tom Henderson claims that the player count for Hazard Zone is so low that DICE stopped tracking it internally only seven days after the game’s worldwide launch.


One of the biggest problems and concerns for the community is the lack of a thorough roadmap.

DICE has said that there will be a new Specialist, Battle Pass, and Portal content for season 1, but we only know that more news is planned for early 2022. Seeing as the roadmap isn’t very elaborate, it’s understandable that fans are a bit annoyed about the lack of new content.

Fans are understandably not very happy with the current state of the game, but most likely won’t be able to get a refund from Steam. Hopefully DICE are able to significantly improve the title throughout the year.

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