Data miners may have unearthed microtransaction plans for Battlefield 2042. Battlefield 2042 has aroused considerable discussion since its release. Just weeks before its release, the game was delayed by a month, followed by a chaotic beta, which gave some fans concern. Some hoped the beta was a pre-release version of the game that was not representative of the final product. Regrettably, the final game was every bit as bad as the first, if not worse.
Battlefield 2042 was blasted by critics and fans alike, ushering in one of DICE’s most turbulent debuts ever, which is absolutely appalling. The game has received numerous upgrades over the last five months that have improved various areas of the game, but it is still somewhat sketchy.
Temporyal, a data miner and Twitter user, unearthed several hints that Battlefield 2042 may include microtransactions. These files were discovered in the game’s most recent patch and contain information about bundles, cosmetic items, and XP boosts. While it is plausible that these are simply menus for items already included in the game, there is another possibility. Additionally, the data miner identified new in-game currencies and bundles, indicating that gamers would soon be able to purchase in-game currency.
Of course, this may be a rejected idea discovered in the game’s archives, but EA is well-known for adding microtransactions to a large number of its products. In 2021, a leaked Santa skin for Battlefield 2042 created widespread controversy, with many assuming DICE was more concerned with aesthetics than with improving the game. The skin was ultimately discovered to have been prepared months in advance and would not be made available to the general public.
Considering Battlefield 2042 is believed to be coming to Xbox Game Pass in the near future, it would be unsurprising if the publisher attempted to offer microtransactions to individuals who did not purchase the game. However, nothing has been confirmed so far.