Xbox Game Pass gets most divisive game yet

Xbox Game Pass today added what is arguably the most divisive game on the platform. Considering how many titles are available through Game Pass, it makes sense that not all of them are loved by subscribers. Still, it stands to reason that no other game on Xbox’s video game subscription service has divided fans quite like the title that brought it to the library today.

To coincide with the launch of Season 3, Xbox Game Pass added EAs today Battlefield 2042 to play on Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC. The most recent entry in the Battlefield franchise, released in late 2021, met with quite a success rough start when it arrived due to numerous bugs and other issues found with the game. Since then, EA and DICE have continued to improve Battlefield 2042 through routine updates, but the title still hasn’t found a large audience. So much so that previous entries in the series like it Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 5 have sometimes boasted higher player numbers.

The big caveat Battlefield 2042 coming to Xbox Game Pass is that it’s only available through the Ultimate tier of the service. Technically speaking, Battlefield 2042 joined EA Play today, a subscription service rolled into Game Pass. Titles available through EA Play are only accessible to those who have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. So if you’re subscribed to only the basic version of Game Pass for console or PC, you won’t be able to download and play B2042 for yourself.

If you want to know more about Battlefield 2042 and the new additions for Season 3, you can check out the official game description courtesy of EA and DICE below.

Battlefield 2042 is a first-person shooter that marks the return to the franchise’s iconic all-out warfare. Adapt and conquer in a near-future world transformed by disorder. Team up and bring an advanced arsenal to dynamically changing battlefields that support 128 players, unprecedented scale, and epic destruction.

Call in the shots Battlefield 2042 – Season 3: Escalation. Come face-to-face with the enemy in the Northern Swedish wilderness and dominate the ground war with new technological weapons, the EMKV90-TOR railgun tank and Vault weapons. Deploy as the new specialist Zain and take out enemies with his XM370A semi-automatic airburst rifle. Things are going to escalate quickly.”

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