Battlefield 2042 next-gen version upgrade will be free

Battlefield 2042 next-gen version upgrade will be free

Major video game developers and publishers have failed to come up with a common strategy when it comes to the availability of their games on next-gen consoles. A majority of games released around the launch date of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S could be upgraded to their next-gen version for free, even if they were available at a later date. Pretty much, you could buy the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version of the game and enjoy it while you were waiting for your new console to arrive. We all know about the problems with the distribution of the next-gen consoles for their launch, so this procedure was great. 

On the other side, we witnessed the controversy around this matter when Sony announced that players would have to pay to upgrade their PS4 and Xbox One version of Horizon Forbidden West to the corresponding next-gen version. The community's complaints were enough to make Sony backpedal and keep it free as expected. Still, the company rapidly stated that they would charge a small fee for the next-gen upgrade version of future titles no matter what.


Should I buy Battlefield 2042 on PS4 or Xbox One then?

Battlefield 2042 seems to be on the same boat. When the special editions of DICE's upcoming first-person shooter were announced, only the most expensive ones (Gold and Ultimate) included the cross-gen bundle. It would allow players to play the game on old consoles and then transfer their progress to PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S anytime. DICE has changed its mind, and now the standard digital edition of Battlefield 2042 will include the cross-gen bundle too. This makes the game a sure bet if you plan on playing it on your console, even if it's a PS4 or Xbox One.



This is great news, especially for those that love multiplayer maps, as Battlefield 2042 restricts the maximum number of players on the bigger maps to 64 on old-gen consoles. If you want to enjoy a massive experience with 128 players on a huge battlefield, you need to get Battlefield 2042 on PC or next-gen consoles, but now you can rest assured that you won't have to buy the game twice. Remember that you can compare game prices and find the best game deals on our comparator to buy Battlefield 2042 cheap, no matter what platform you use to play the game.

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