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Sudden Battlefield 4 popularity surge after 2042 reveal has EA increasing server capacity

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Battlefield 2042 was finally unveiled earlier this month showcasing the massive 128-player arenas and their game altering natural disasters. While the game is months away from launch, many fans looking to get their dose of a modern era-set Battlefield have now turned their attention to the 2013-released Battlefield 4.

EA Community Manager Straatford confirmed the sudden surge in popularity in the official EA help forums. "We were absolutely blown away by your excitement and reactions to the recent Battlefield 2042 reveal," the representative said. "Since then, many of you have jumped back into Battlefield 4 to already get a taste of the return to all-out-warfare." The ongoing Battlefield 4 giveaway for Amazon Prime members should also be lending a hand to the spike.

With the classic game's servers getting hammered, EA has now increased server capacity to remedy the congestion. Specifically, those queuing for servers in US West region should see much lower waiting times before getting in.

"We’ll continue monitoring queue times and will make further adjustments as necessary," Straatford added.

Thankfully for these excited fans, the wait for Battlefield 2042 isn't an awfully long one. The game comes out on October 22 across PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

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