The new free monthly PS Plus game sees a massive surge in player count
Battlefield 2042a game available PlayStationPlus Members, as a free monthly title, has seen a massive surge in player count after being offered as part of the service. PS Plus members of all tiers get about three games for free each month, and users retain access to those titles as long as they’re subscribed to the service.
PlayStation Plus subscribers can play Battlefield 2042, code veinAnd Minecraft Dungeons this month at no additional cost, with users having until April 3 to add them to their accounts. Battlefield 2042 is probably the biggest game on this list, as well as the most controversial title from the March PS Plus offerings. Now, new data confirms that one of those three titles has seen a massive surge in player count since being offered to PS Plus users as a free monthly game.
As revealed by TrueTrophies, Battlefield 2042 saw over 500% more players on PS5 and PS4 in the first week after being added to PS Plus. The final figure is close to 600%, since Battlefield 2042 gained 578% more players after being offered as a free monthly game to PS Plus subscribers. According to TrueTrophies, Battlefield 2042 is now in the top 5 most played games on PS5 and PS4, beating out games like GTA5, destiny 2, Apex Legends, and more. It should be noted that this data is based on three million active PlayStation accounts, so it may not reveal all the details about a game’s performance.
Despite Battlefield 2042‘s rocky reception at launch, it’s still the newest entry in a popular franchise. So interested players Battlefield 2042but didn’t play due to bad response from critics and fans, maybe wanted to give it a try.
Developer DICE has released updates for Battlefield 2042 which have been fixing bugs, adding more content and introducing fan-requested features since their release in 2021. Update 4.0.1 for Battlefield 2042 is now live on all platforms with the goal of fixing some quality of life issues and making more balance changes to the game.
Aside from the three games available to PS Plus users, members of the Extra and Premium tiers will have access to even more titles on March 21st when Sony updates the catalogue. This PS Plus Extra and Premium range includes games like Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Dragon Ball Z: KakarotAnd Chia as a day-one release among others.
Battlefield 2042 is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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