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'Battlefield 4' Server Capacity Increased Following Huge Demand After '2042' Trailer

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'Battlefield 4' Server Capacity Increased Following Huge Demand After '2042' Trailer

If you've gone back to Battlefield 4 lately, it turns out you're far from alone. EA's 2013 shooter has seen a resurgence of players since the official reveal of the next game in its series, the October-due Battlefield 2042. And so high has the number been that the publisher's had to turn up the game's server capacity.

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As VG247 reports, the revived popularity of Battlefield 4 has seen EA work quickly to keep waiting times to a minimum. Posting on EA's Answers HQ page, one community manager by the handle of Straatford wrote: "We've been monitoring your experience and noticed queue times in the US West region were far longer than in other regions. Good news, we've increased server capacity for this region - you can expect less waiting, and more playing."

Check out some gameplay from the forthcoming Battlefield 2042 in the trailer below

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The community manager added: "We were absolutely blown away by your excitement and reactions to the recent Battlefield 2042 reveal." Which is a lot nicer than getting a load of hateful messages, in the wake of a new announcement, isn't it? Don't be dicks to devs, kids.

No word on whether or not there have been player surges elsewhere - but presumably if EA can take action this efficiently in one area, they can in other territories. While it wasn't a perfect game by any means, Battlefield 4 is very much a fan favourite - and new game trailer aside, its increased popularity right now may also have something to do with the fact that it was recently given away for free by Amazon Prime. That offer expired on June 20, so if you missed it, bad luck.

Turning to Battlefield 2042, and everything we've seen of DICE's multiplayer-focused (or is it?), near-future offering has been pretty positive, so far. We know all of its launch maps, and are quite into them; we also know they're massive, so, there's that too. As for skill-based matchmaking? It's not happening, so, cross that off the list of avoids for this one. Battlefield 2042 releases on October 22 for Xbox and PlayStation consoles and PC. I'll be 62 then, y'know - the year 2042 that is, not October, not that I don't feel like I'm already in my twilight years, some days.

Featured Image Credit: EA

Topics: News, Battlefield 2042, EA, Battlefield

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