The inclusion of Battlefield 2042 on PlayStation Plus has resulted in a significant increase in player numbers for EA and DICE’s game. According to unofficial data, the game’s player base increased by a remarkable 500% following its addition to the subscription service.
While an increase in players was anticipated due to the widespread use of PS4 and PS5 consoles and Sony’s basic subscription service, this pace of growth is truly impressive.
It remains to be seen whether the surge in player numbers will be sustained over time, but for now, the results have been very positive.
In March 2023, Battlefield 2042 was added to the Essential tier of PlayStation Plus games, making it accessible to a vast number of subscribers.
According to data collected by TrueTrophies, a non-official source, the game’s arrival on the subscription service resulted in a substantial increase in the user base.
Based on the data collected by the database, the increase in players was as much as 578% compared to the days prior to the game’s launch on PlayStation Plus. This surge has pushed Battlefield 2042 from the 31st most played game to the fifth most played game.
While the initial influx of players is encouraging, the ultimate success of Battlefield 2042 will depend on whether players continue to play the game after their initial experimentation. However, so far, the addition of Battlefield 2042 to PlayStation Plus has proven to be a success for EA.