Battlefield 2042's player count for the PlayStation 4 is different than current generation consoles or PC players. Dice unveiled a trailer, giving fans their first glimpse at the next Battlefield iteration. Dice is pushing the computing power of all consoles with a new dynamic weather system that can be quite chaotic. Fans saw a destructive tornado tear across the map, and it's unclear if it was man-made or randomly generated.
Since the franchise is going into the future, Dice can have some fun with futuristic advances in warfare and power structures. Having weather machines as weapons isn't a crazy idea. But that's not what you're here for. You're wondering how many players can participate in Battlefield 2042 and is it different on each console.
Battlefield 2042 Player Count PlayStation 4: Everything You Need to Know
The short answer is yes. Players still using older generation consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X will be capped at 64 players. Battlefield 2042 will have 128 players on next-gen consoles like the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC.
While some are disappointed in missing out, it should be noted; Dice is pushing the bars of development with Battlefield 2042 and if the older consoles can't handle the load, imagine what the gameplay will be like. And you won't need to imagine for long, as a gameplay preview goes live on June 13.