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Battlefield 2042 devs reveal major changes from Beta to launch

Following the Battlefield 2042 Beta, the game’s developers have revealed the major changes made to the game for its launch on November 19.

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DICE has revealed a wide range of changes that players will experience from the version of Battlefield 2042 that was available during the Beta and the launch version that will be released on November 19, 2021.

There has been a great deal of excitement brewing in the video game world regarding the newest entry in the fan-favorite Battlefield franchise in 2021 with Battlefield 2042 scheduled to release on November 19.

Battlefield 2042 will be bringing plenty of new elements to the high-profile series with the addition of Specialists being one of the new features coming.

Following the game’s Beta, DICE has provided a detailed breakdown of all of the changes that players will see from the version of the game that was playable in the Beta and the launch version of Battlefield 2042.

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Battlefield 2042 Beta changes

It is not unusual for games to undergo changes from their Beta version to how they will be on launch day with Battlefield 2042 receiving the following changes for launch to start off the developer’s summary of the Beta.

  • Increased the number of Tanks that you’ll experience on Orbital. It’s up from 4, to 8 on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5.
  • Made changes to movement, adding strafe input to sliding, adding the ability to vault on moving objects, and toning down jump spamming.
  • A nearby Grenade Indicator has been added.
  • Entry and Exit animations are now shorter, with some being removed entirely.
  • Elevators have been fixed so that you see less funky behaviours with doors.

DICE also stated that the reason why the version of Battlefield 2042 that was playable in the Beta was not the most up to date build was due to branching which “allows us to strip out all of the unnecessary systems, content, and mechanics that are still under various forms of testing, and polish up what you sometimes hear referred to as a Vertical Slice of the game,” said DICE.

“We work hard to optimise it, stamp out critical bugs, and drive for maximum compatibility and performance on known hardware,” DICE continued. “By stripping out other content and systems, we remove potential conflicts that keep things running in the best possible manner.”

Following the discussion of the game’s version for the Beta and launch, DICE went on to explain how the studio has made great strides in its matchmaking for Battlefield 2042 with updates to stop players from being put in Bot majority lobbies and being placed on servers outside of their region.

One of the most glaring missing features from Battlefield 2042 in the Beta was a map that players could use to see the entire map at once, but this Big Map will indeed be in the launch version of Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 Big Map

The Commorose communication system that allows players to quickly communicate with their teammates regarding what they are doing will also be in the launch version of the game after not being available in the Battlefield 2042 Beta.

A ping system will also be ready for players to use when Battlefield 2042 launches, while the compass feature has gotten an update to provide better communication abilities for players to their teammates.

DICE also went on to explain how the first 4 to 6 hours of the game players will have access to loadouts which are fully customizable and allow players to choose from a group of various gadgets before they gain access to the use of the Specialist characters.

“For the first 4-6 hours in the full game, expect to be working with a reduced array of gadgets for your open gadget slot, with your journey through the ranks slowly introducing new ones for your loadouts. That traditional experience of a Battlefield game, where classes fulfill traditional roles is an experience that you graduate out of through the first ten levels. Your Specialists will have the options to choose from a Medical Crate, Ammo Crate, the Recoilless M5 Launcher, and our Repair tool as starting gadgets, and enable the experience of playing in ways that allow players to feel the benefit of playing in more supportive roles,” DICE stated.

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These are some of the biggest highlights of the changes that have been made from the Battlefield 2042 Beta to the launch version that will be available for players to experience on November 19, 2021.

You can read about all of the changes that will be made in the official Battlefield 2042 blog post about the game’s development.

For more Battlefield 2042, check out everything you need to know about the Hazard Zone game mode and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: EA / DICE

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Strange Battlefield 2042 bug lets players completely turn off enemy smoke grenades

Battlefield 2042 players have discovered a bug that allows them to completely turn off the effects of smoke grenades.

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Battlefield 2042 players have across a new bug that lets them completely negate the effects of enemy smoke grenades, making them completely useless in combat.

Battlefield 2042 has been facing quite a few problems since its arrival, from players complaining about the map design to Shroud explaining why weapon bloom is ruining the game.

Now, players have discovered a bug involving smoke grenades and one of the in-game menus, which lets players turn off the effects of that piece of gear, making it completely useless during fights.

Player using riot shield in battlefield 2042 hazard zone

Reddit user Jagsfootball51 highlighted this glitch in the Battlefield 2042 subreddit. “You can completely negate a smoke grenade just by opening the menu and going to [the] Collections [tab],” they stated.

The clip showcased the Redditor looking at some enemies who then threw down a smoke grenade before attempting to revive their teammates. However, the player was able to negate the smoke grenade.

They did this by opening the in-game menu and heading to the Collections tab before returning to the game. The enemy smoke grenades had completely disappeared from their screen after this.

Many of the commenters were surprised by this glitch and expressed their frustration with how this makes grenades completely useless. “This game is so broken,” one user wrote. “This needs an insta-fix.”

At the time of writing, it’s unclear whether or not the developers are aware of this issue. Hopefully, they’ll investigate the bug and implement a fix because this might be game-breaking.


For more Battlefield content, check out our articles on the mindblowing Battlefield 2042 feature that lets players grapple onto tornadoes and the best AC-42 Assault Rifle loadout for Battlefield 2042.

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Mindblowing Battlefield 2042 feature lets players grapple onto literal tornadoes

Battlefield 2042 players have noticed an odd trick that allows players to utilize a grappling hook and tornadoes for movement.

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In Battlefield 2042, players can use a grappling hook to traverse the map with Specialist Mackay. However, some have found a bizarre use for it involving tornadoes and smoke.

Battlefield 2042 has been receiving quite a lot of stick since its launch. From players not being too happy with the map design to Shroud explaining why weapon bloom is ruining the game.

Despite these issues, players can still have a great time on Battlefield 2042. There are many vehicles and ways to traverse the huge maps, but one player may have found the most mind-blowing way to do so.

battlefield 2042 tornadoe

Every now and then, Battlefield 2042 will throw a dynamic weather event into the map. This doesn’t happen very often, and when it does it is truly mesmerizing.

The tornadoes are huge and leave players no choice but to run. There is no way to stop these natural inconveniences, but one player has discovered a pretty hilarious way to utilize them.

The original post is by JedJungle, where they show off a bizarre trick that allows players to grapple onto smoke.

This is obviously quite odd, as the concept of grappling smoke doesn’t make physical sense. However, it’s a pretty useful tip, and there are definitely ways that players can come up with some interesting plays using the smoke and grapple technique.

Of course, it doesn’t stop there, as one player in the comments also pointed out that the trick works with tornadoes: “Or onto Tornados.”

This is pretty hilarious, as not only can players use the grapple to climb buildings and other solid surfaces, but it can also be used to defy physics.

While some aren’t too bothered about the “glitch,” for others it makes the game even more disappointing: “This game is disappointing me more and more. Classic EA ofc.” Perhaps this will cause the devs to look into the way in which the grapple interacts with smoke and tornadoes.


For more on Battlefield 2042, check out the November 25 patch notes.

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Furious Shroud explains why weapon bloom is making Battlefield 2042 a “sh*t game”

Twitch star Shroud has chimed in on the issue of Battlefield 2042’s weapon bloom, explaining why he hates this mechanic.

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Former CS:GO pro Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has expressed his frustration with Battlefield 2042’s weapon bloom mechanic, claiming that it’s ruining the game in its current state.

Battlefield 2042 has finally arrived on PC and consoles, but the game’s launch has come with a few problems. Many players have complained about the weapon bloom mechanic, claiming that it is affecting their accuracy.

Twitch streamer Shroud has joined the ranks of players fuming with this issue, saying he hates the mechanic so much that it caused him to fly off the handle in the middle of a match.

Battlefield 2042 character holding an Assault Rifle

Many of Shroud’s shots were barely hitting their targets during his playthrough of Battlefield 2042. Considering that he’s known for having great accuracy thanks to his CS:GO career, he attributed this problem to the weapon bloom.

“Hello?” he yelled. “Dude, the gun bloom! Why is there so much? I’m shooting right at him and there’s just nothing happening, the bullets keep missing.”

Shroud was firing directly at his opponent’s head ⁠but the bullet spread was making it impossible to hit them. He cursed at the mechanic and explained that it completely ruined his accuracy.

“You can’t even predict bloom either, because if the gun does randomly go straight you have to be aiming there,” he elaborated. “Aiming to the side, there’s just no point doing that really. None of it makes sense.”

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This mechanic messes with weapon accuracy, and many players have noted that it has made weapons like Assault Rifles impossible to use. Shroud angrily stated that weapon bloom just makes the game “sh*t.”

“Only really bad games stop you from shooting straight,” he stated. “I mean, hopefully, DICE will fix it soon, but that feels like copium, honestly.”

The November 25 update made some changes to try and fix this issue. At the time of writing, it remains to be seen whether or not the developers will implement some more adjustments to weapon bloom soon.


For more Battlefield, check out which vehicle damage feature Battlefield 2042 players are begging the devs to bring back.

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