Battlefield 2042 Subreddit is about to be locked

One month after the Halo subreddit got locked due to toxicity, Battlefield 2042 subreddit is about to get the same treatment due to escalating tempers. Moderators have warned players to tone things down and stop with insults, harassment and threats after a now-deleted tweet by Electronic Arts’ communications director, Andy McNamara, sparked backlash.

Battlefield 2042 subreddit responded to DICE’s lack of communication

Next Battlefield 2042‘s last update of 2021, DICE understandably pulled the plug as the developers went on Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Upon his return, McNamara complained that Reddit and Twitter were full of angry players who expected developers to work over the holidays. He also said that players’ expectations are “cruel” and that the things they demand take time to implement.

For some reason McNamara’s tweets were angry Battlefield 2042 subreddit users, who started throwing insults and threats at developers and fellow users alike. Seeing the response, McNamara deleted his tweets and apologized for not being clear in his posts. However, the toxicity spiraled out of control and Reddit moderators had to step in.

Why Battlefield 2042 Subreddit Matters

Gaming subreddits, which have largely replaced forums, have become very popular in recent years and are often a “go-to” place for developers to interact with fans and collect player feedback. Reddit is also home to “Ask Me Anything” where developers have live and candid conversations with fans. As a result, this has become an important platform for development studios and any kind of toxicity seriously impairs communication efforts.

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[Source: Reddit via MP1st]