It’s been a full-on few days for FPS fans. Last weekend saw the launch of the Battlefield 2042 early access for EA Pro members and owners of the Gold and Ultimate editions of the title. Meanwhile, the Halo Infinite multiplayer mode launched suddenly yesterday. And with Battlefield 2042 stumbling out of the starting block, it looks as though Bungie have an unexpected head-start in the race for FPS supremacy.

Battlefield 2042’s woes may have begun with the fact that its release date is a month later than planned. A month under its belt may have given DICE a chance to iron out the creases before 343 Industries came in hot with it’s super-shiny alternative. As it stands, however, the Battlefield 2042 response has been less than favourable.

Bugs and teething problems in Early Access are to be expected. But as many players have rightly pointed out, dropping an extra £30 or £50 on the game only to be given an unfinished product filled with glitches and rubberbanding is a bit of a kick in the teeth.

Halo Infinite Multiplayer mode

The not-so-surprising release of the Halo Infinite multiplayer mode, meanwhile, has offered a boon to put-out players. And it may well be the bane of Battlefield 2042 in the process. Whilst only in Beta until its full release in December, its three playtests have ensured that the product is more than playable in its current state. And to say people have been chomping at the bit to play it may be an understatement.

But who will come out on top in the battle of the FPS superstars? Our money is on Halo, but perhaps Battlefield can pull out a move as audacious as its gameplay and surprise us yet. is committed to bringing you all the freshest, funniest, and most insightful MMO news. If you enjoyed this content, why not share it with your community? And make sure that you never miss our updates and exclusive giveaways by following and favouriting us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.