Previously, an analyst report predicted that all BTS members will enlist together in 2022 to minimize the release gap between their albums.
According to an analyst at Leading Investment & Securities, BTS members will enlist together by the first half of 2022. In the research report, "We are expecting all BTS members to enlist together by the first half of 2022, and the actual break will be just about a year thanks to premade contents." He then rated a "buy" for HYBE stocks with a price target of 340,000 KRW (about USD 304) per share, saying the label has other global artists to bridge BTS's enlistment hiatus.
As a response to the report, Big Hit Music officially said in a brief statement, "We don't have anything else to share about our artist's enlistment plans other than what they have already confided. We ask for your understanding."
After seeing the report and response from the label, Netizens gathered to an online community to give their thoughts on the matter. Netizens commented, "BTS will make their own decisions, I'm just afraid the country will try to use BTS's influence," "I wish the older members go together and the younger members go together," "I hope they enlist separately and some of the younger members have their own solo releases," "To be honest, I'd rather have all of them serve their mandatory service together. Not separately. Then they'll be back faster," "I wish these netizens stop arguing," "I guess the company won't have the members do any individual promotions," and "I really don't understand why people so worked up when nothing's decided."