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Battlefield 2042 already has its first free weekend on Steam, and a big sale

It’s been an unusually busy post-launch for Battlefield 2042. The game released in a very rough state, even by series standards. Technical problems, connection issues, performance woes, confusing design decisions, questionable balance, and a giant list of missing features have all soured many players’ first impressions.

In the weeks since, DICE released four patches of varying size and scope. The biggest of which brought back a number of classic features, made further tweaks to gunplay, addressed some outstanding balance problems, and fixed a long list of bugs.

Battlefield 2042 is a lot better now than it was just four weeks ago, and EA seems to agree. In an unprecedented move, the publisher has kicked off the game’s first ever free weekend. Strangely, however, it’s only available on Steam – not EA’s own store, or the storefronts of PlayStation and Xbox.

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