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Battlefield 2142 is back thanks to Revive Project

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It’s time to go “back to the future”. I’ve waited roughly three years to type that line and for it to make sense…If you didn’t know, the image above is from the classic 1989 film “Back to the Future II”.

Many Battlefield fans will probably remember the futuristic shooter from mega-publisher Electronic Arts (EA) called Battlefield 2142. The game and its servers (alongside 49 others) where shut down in May 2014 after all hosted services for titles using GameSpy ceased operations. In short, fans couldn’t play Battlefield 2142 anymore.

Now, the game is back in the form of a free, fan-made Revive Project. Great Scott!

Over the past two weeks, the game managed to reach over 1000 concurrent players while in Beta. The Revive Project team explains:

"We don't know if you noticed (we certainly have!), but we have been experiencing record-breaking player counts over the past two weekends. This is awesome! Over 1,100 concurrent players online at once this past Sunday. We don't know what to say! Our services have been expanding like never before, and the Revive team couldn't be more excited for what's in store next.

Just this weekend we had to expand our Teamspeak 3 server to 128 slots (you guys filled our 32-slot server fast!), so please come join us! Discord is still open to the public for chat, and provides a solid stream of communication with our dedicated and hard-working Moderation Team! They don't bite too hard, say hi!" - Source

You can download and play the game for free on PC by heading over here and following the instructions. Unfortunately, there are only US and UK servers available, so hopefully it is at least playable for South Africans.

At the time of writing EA has not sent out sent any take down notices. Maybe, just maybe, EA will be fine with a “dead” gaming living on for free.

Tell us about your greatest moments in Battlefield 2142 and if you will be playing the free, fan-made version in the comment section below.

Source: Battlefield 2142 Revive | Main Image Credit: Newsweek

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