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Battlefield 2042 November 25 patch notes: Weapon bloom fix, Hovercraft nerf & more

A new update will arrive in Battlefield 2042 on November 25, and here are the patch notes detailing all the upcoming changes.

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A new Battlefield 2042 update is set to arrive on November 25, bringing weapon bloom fixes, a nerf for the Hovercraft, and performance improvements.

Battlefield 2042 has finally arrived on PC and consoles, but the game’s launch hasn’t been as smooth as DICE would have hoped. Players have been criticizing aspects of the game like the weapon bloom and performance.

The game is set to receive its first post-launch update on November 25. From weapon bloom fixes to performance improvements, there will be various different changes when it arrives.

Weapon bloom reduced in Battlefield 2042 update

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Many players complained about Battlefield 2042’s weapon bloom, which made weapons like Assault Rifles almost impossible to use. Now, DICE have promised a fix for this issue in the November 25 update.

“We have observed that on many weapons, predominantly on Assault Rifles, that spread tends to be too high,” the devs explained. “Weapons miss more often than they really should which makes for an unsatisfying experience and can feel unfair.”

The November 25 update will bring a “series of adjustments to greatly reduce the impact of spread.” Now, you’ll be able to line up a shot without having to worry about the weapon bloom causing problems.

The PP-29 became a shining star while the bloom mechanic was in effect, so they’re increasing its recoil slightly to make it more in-line with the other weapons.

Hovercraft nerfs in Battlefield 2042 November 25 update

Hovercraft in Battlefield 2042

There are a number of different vehicles to choose from in Battlefield 2042, but Hovercrafts have proven to be the most powerful ones – to the point where DICE has decided it requires a nerf.

The November 25 update will balance the vehicle’s weaponry, making it deal less damage and be less accurate over range.

Battlefield 2042 November 25 update patch notes

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DICE has revealed the full list of changes that will be coming in the November 25 update, which brings various changes to the spawns, gunplay, and overall gameplay.

Here are the patch notes for Battlefield 2042’s November 25 update:

FIXES, CHANGES, AND IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bullet spread has been reduced on all weapons except Shotguns. This should result in better accuracy during gameplay
  • Increased PP-29 vertical recoil to ensure that the weapon does not overperform when engaging outside of its intended combat range
  • Resolved an issue where players who were killed close to obstacles such as walls or water were unable to be revived
  • Resolved instances where players were stuck in a downed state and unable to respawn. We’ve also introduced a hidden timer that will activate after 30 seconds of being in a downed state that will force a redeploy should it be required
  • MD540 Nightbird Mounted 20mm Cannons – we are reducing the radius at which bullets do damage upon impact, and decreasing their splash damage
    • Reduced Blast Radius size from 3 to 2
    • Reduced Inner Blast Radius damage from 1.5 to 0.75
  • KA-520 Super Hokum – 30mm Cannon (side mount) – we are reducing overall damage and range at which bullets do full damage, while increasing the overall bullet spread
    • Reduced Blast Radius from 2 to 1.6
    • Reduced Blast Damage from 20 to 14
    • Reduced bullet damage before Damage Fall Off starts 18 to 15
    • Reduced Damage Fall Off distance from 200 to 180
    • Reduced bullet damage at max Fall Off distance from 8 to 6
    • Increased bullet range and spread
  • AH-64GX Apache Warchief and KA-520 Super Hokum – 30mm Cannon – we are reducing the radius at which bullets do damage upon impact, and decreasing their splash damage 
    • Reduced Blast Damage from 20 to 18
    • Increased the Damage Fall Off for enemies that are further away from the bullet impact center
  • We reduced the overall damage of the Minigun for all Land Vehicles, alongside bullet damage drop off now starting earlier
    • Reduced bullet damage before Damage Fall Off starts from 18 to 13
    • Reduced Damage Fall Off distance from 60 to 40
    • Reduced bullet damage at max Fall Off distance to 6
  • Equipped armor type for the LCAA Hovercraft has been adjusted which increases it’s vulnerability against different weapon types
  • Battlefield Portal – UAV-1
    • The UAV-1 has been re-enabled within Battlefield Portal
    • Greatly reduced health regeneration delay and speed
    • Increased missile damage against vehicles and infantry
    • The drone is now able to roadkill enemies
  • Breakthrough matches will now correctly end after the last sector has been captured
  • Resolved an issue that caused players queued for a match in Battlefield Portal to be sent back to the menu, instead of joining the match when a slot became available
  • Made general improvements to stability to prevent rare occurrences of game crashing

That covers everything that has been revealed about the November 25 Battlefield 2042 update. We’ll be sure to inform you of any new details as they become available.

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

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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.

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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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