Death of a Game: Battlefield 2042

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#DOAG . Death of a Game is a series dedicated to uncovering the mysteries surrounding the death of a game or company. nerdSlayer defines the term “death” in the context of the show as either… 1. Literally dead. 2. Had a mass exodus of players and never recovered (expectations etc). 3. The company ceased to exist. We follow a timeline of events, to uncover clues concerning why a game or company doesn’t do well, and attempt to put it all together at the end for a deduction explaining how or why the game failed based on the evidence gathered.

0:00 Death of a Game: Battlefield 2042
2:42 The Story Begins
7:00 Gameplay Trailers
10:54 Game Mode 1
11:25 Game Mode 2
12:10 Game Mode 3
15:25 Specialists System
18:35 BF2042 Launch
21:00 Missing Features
25:10 – Patch #1
26:02 – Patch #2
26:13 – Patch #3
27:25 – New Battlefield…again
28:00 – Tom Henderson Leak
32:00 – Core Game Design Issues
33:44 – Map Issues
40:37 – Uphill battle for Battlefield
41:34 – Final Deduction



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  1. Another of our favorite franchises, seemingly on the ropes… :(. I hope you guys enjoyed this video, thanks for the support (apologies about the mic quality being a bit inconsistent I was in an airbnb apartment!) Thanks to Micro Center for sponsoring this video!

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  2. {{sighs…with actual pain}} Battlefield 2042 upon release felt like the entire roster of WWE2K20 had suddenly enlisted. Glitch War: It's On!!!

  3. Never clicked so fast in my life . They wanted specialist to work so they could sells turd skins .

  4. how i miss the games like the Old BF Titles 1942 and BF2….. Got Worser with every new Title and of course i didnt buy BF 2042

  5. I remember EA saying how they learned their lessons from BFV and pulled people off of that game to help with what is now 2042.
    Now I'm pretty certain they just pulled people off the marketing side from BFV for 2042 and that's it. BFVs marketing was god awful and made nobody excited for it, all of a sudden 2042 trailer comes out and gets everyone hyped for a game that was no where close to being finished.

    I don't even think it's just the executives at EA at fault for why this game failed, everyone involved just shit the bed like Amber Heard with this one.

    All we wanted was another BF3 or BF4 with bigger maps, new weapons and vehicles. Now all we got is a failed experiment trying to be the next fornite or big esports league game.

  6. I’m honestly disappointed that they never considered a second delay ever since that portal trailer. To me and my group of friends all agreed that it should’ve been a thing. Will give them plenty of time and polish up the works but it’s a shame that it ended like this and they’re already working on another title and nearly gave up on 2042. So much going for it and yet went out like a fart…

  7. In an all out war, soldiers are the just another cog in the war machine. They are not "special". DICE even failed to understand this fact.

  8. Every game should be judged based on their launch. People who say "Oh, it eventually became good" are the reason we keep getting shit games at launch.

  9. Just found this video and watched it…. Instantly subscribed, amazing quality and effort in a video

  10. this should be like 10 seconds long…."this is bf2042, it sucks, don't buy it"…end of video.

  11. I’m so happy I contained my hype to wait for release and the EA trail because what dumpster fire this game is.

  12. This game does have a massive success that recent titles couldn’t manage. It brought back Battlefield Friends.

  13. All the hype they brought for 2042 is LAUGHABLE now that we see what they gave us. I mean, honestly, the tech demos they gave before the announcement trailer looks supremely better than the actual game. HOW do you fuck up this bad?

  14. They really messed up this game. Trying to bring myself to play it felt like a chore. Finally removed it from my PS5 after two days and have not looked back since. This game actually made me return to Halo.

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