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Farming Simulator 22 has more Steam players than Battlefield 2042

You'd think the holiday weekend would see EA's latest game hit the heights on Steam – but one game, in particular, has been doing better.

Perhaps you've heard some of the complaints about Battlefield 2042: the game's excessive bullet spread/bloom, myriad hit detection woes, XP farming spots, and missing features.

It seems the long list of issues with the game has affected the title's popularity somewhat – there'd have been a time a new Battlefield game, when it comes to the Thanksgiving weekend, would have dominated the charts. But now, as per SteamDB (via PCGamesN), Giants Software’s Farming Simulator 22 is apparently a more popular game than EA latest FPS jaunt.

Farming Simulator 2022 has had a peak concurrent player count of 105,636, last registered six days ago. Battlefield 2042's peak count, however, is slightly lower at 105,397 players (nine days ago).

As you can see from the tweet embedded below, too, Farming Simulator 2022 managed to attract an eye-watering 93,782 players today whilst large parts of the US are off work. Battlefield 2042 has about half that, at 46,435.

It is worth noting, of course, that EA also releases its games on Origin, so this isn't a totally accurate comparison of overall PC players. It is pretty indicative of the publics' reaction to Battlefield 2042, though.

It's also a testament to the power of Farming Simulator. The series is one of the most popular franchises in its niche, and the game was up near the peak of the 'Top Paid Games' list in both the UK and US regions when it launched on November 22.

For actually useful Battlefield 2042 tips and tricks, check out our guide at the link. If you'd like to read Sherif's incredible, in-depth 3-star Battlefield 2042 review, hit that link, too.

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Dom is a veteran video games critic and consultant copywriter that has appeared in publications ranging from Daily Star to The Guardian. Passionate about games and the greater good they can achieve, you can usually find Dom listening to records, farting about in the kitchen, or playing Final Fantasy VIII (again).

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