A Change.org petition asking players be allowed to get refunded for Battlefield 2042 now has over 100,000 signatures.
The petition, which was started on February 2nd, calls EA’s release of the latest Battlefield game a ““mockery of every customer who purchased this video game.” The goal of the petition is to show how many people want full refunds for Battlefield 2042, with the page suggesting a class-action lawsuit could be filed. However, it’s unclear if a case of that caliber would even hold up in court.
“Signing this petition will get you one step closer to getting a refund on Battlefield 2042,” the petition page reads. “Suppose this petition receives 50K signatures or more. In that case, one of the best class-action lawsuit lawyers in the country is willing to take our case against EA.”
EA has given no indication that it plans to offer refunds, and any affects from this petition are yet to known. Outside of standardized systems, publishers offering refunds on games is extremely uncommon–which is why Cyberpunk 2077’s refunds were such a big deal.
It’s obvious that fans of the Battlefield series are not happy with Battlefield 2042. Since its launch back in November, the game has seen a number of bugs and issues, all of which has kept DICE busy sorting them out. That’s the point. The problems have left the development team so shorthanded, they are not able to focus on extra content for the game. Recently, DICE delayed Battlefield 2042’s first season, which was supposed to add more content to the title.
According to an EA earnings report, the game is also disappointing the publisher. One of the key takeaways from this past fiscal quarter was that Battlefield 2042 failed to reach the company’s expectations.