Whatever one personally thinks of Battlefield 2042, there is no denying that the game has had problems and it can be seen both in sales and in the player base. EA also does not seem happy with DICE's latest work and is currently thinking about what to do with the game. According to a tweet from Battlefield leak Tom Henderson, he says that EA is even considering turning the game into free-to-play.
It remains to be seen what EA thinks, but something radical must probably be done. It's not a good sign when people go back to 2018's Battlefield 5 instead of playing the newest game in the series.