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Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0 patch notes: Release date, voice chat, Specialist changes, 400+ fixes

Battlefield 2042’s Update 4.0 arrives soon with over 400 fixes including voice chat and Specialist changes, so here are the full patch notes.

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Battlefield 2042 players have been desperate for change and the devs have now confirmed the Update 4.0, which makes significant changes to Specialists, vehicles, and attachments, as well as “400+ Individual Fixes.” Here are the full patch notes as well as the release date.

It’s no secret that Battlefield 2042 has lived up to neither DICE nor players’ expectations. it was one of the most highly-anticipated games of 2021, but lost almost all of its player base in a matter of weeks.

DICE have been working to bring the game back to expectations, releasing several major updates over the course of 2022. The devs have now detailed the next major patch, Update 4.0, so here’s its release date and full patch notes.

Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0 release date

Battlefield 2042’s Update 4.0 will go live on April 19 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST.

The developers also confirmed that it’ll be a “zero downtime update,” so you can jump in and check out the changes as soon as the update is finished downloading.

Voice chat finally arrives in Battlefield 2042

Players were shocked to learn that voice chat didn’t exist in Battlefield 2042, meaning that cross-platform players couldn’t actually talk to each other in-game.

Voice chat will finally arrive with Update 4.0, allowing squads to communicate through either their Party or Squad.

Specialists changed in Battlefield 2042

Both Rao and Paik have had their traits updated in Battlefield 2042’s Update 4.0, and Sundance’s Grenade Belt is now more effective against vehicles up close.

Rao’s Trojan Network has been replaced with the Threat Perception Trait which means that “When Rao takes damage from enemy fire, he will automatically spot the enemy for himself.” And Paik’s Threat Perception Trait has been swapped with Eagle Eye, where, “Players damaged by Paik are now spotted for everyone.”

Battlefield 2042’s attachments overhauled

Battlefield 2042’s weapon attachments have been overhauled in Update 4.0, ensuring “their impact when customizing your weapons is unique, and noticeable.”

They explained that “some attachments had effects that were too similar from others, and it was unclear what the impact on your weapons would be when switching between them.” Now, you should feel more of a difference when switching weapon attachments.

Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0 patch notes

Battlefield 2042’s Update 4.0 patch finally adds voice chat, changes certain Specialists, adjusts vehicles, and overhauls attachments.

Here are the full Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0 patch notes.

Fixes, Changes, and Improvements

VoIP

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is now available in Battlefield 2042.

There are two voice chat channels to choose between: Party and Squad. Settings for VoIP can be adjusted via Options > Sound/Voice > Chat while in-game.

Scoreboard

In Update 3.3 we released the UI refresh for the Scoreboard. Following this update this UI refresh will now also be available during the End of Round screens.

Weapon Attachments

With Update 4.0 we’ve overhauled the behavior of many weapon attachments to ensure that their impact when customizing your weapons is unique, and noticeable. Previously, some attachments had effects that were too similar from others, and it was unclear what the impact on your weapons would be when switching between them.

We encourage you to experiment with the refreshed weapon attachments to see how they feel after the update, and you’ll be able to read the full set of changes further down the page.

General

  • Made several improvements to Kill Assists
    • Damage Assists trigger from a lower damage threshold, improving consistency and clarity
    • EMP Grenades now trigger Assists more reliably
    • Assists can now trigger when a teammate kills an enemy and either of them were covered in smoke you deployed.
  • Fixed EMP effects persisting on screen
  • Fixed a bug where equipping a weapon attachment from the item reveal menu would in some scenarios reset the full customization on that weapon back to defaults
  • Fixed a bug where the player’s saved customization would sometimes be reset to defaults after joining a server
  • Simplified keybinds for Chat and VoIP
  • Switch weapon for Gunner can now be properly bound in key bindings
  • Airplane and Helicopter sensitivity settings added to the Options menu

Matchmaking & Social

  • Fixed a matchmaking error that could occur after quitting a Hazard Zone server
  • Matchmaking information is now visible in the Player Card screen
  • Fixed a bug where a user encounters a matchmaking loop and gets sent back to the lobby.
  • Disbanding a party before joining it no longer incorrectly shows the “Remove EA Friend” prompt

Progression and Unlocks

  • Adjusted Ribbons to make them easier to unlock across all modes, especially in Rush
  • Further adjustments to specific Ribbons:
    • Logistics – Progress earned from repairing friendly vehicles has been increased, and progress earned from healing and resupplying has been reduced
    • Objective – Kills or Assists while fighting for objectives in Breakthrough now also give progress
    • Intel – Progress for hitting enemy vehicles with EMP’s has been doubled
    • Combat – Destroying an enemy Ranger now rewards Ribbon progress
    • Combat & Wingman – Kills and Assists on enemy Players in Hazard Zone now give increased progress
  • Mastery for the Mi-240 Super Hind, MV-38 Condor, and MAV now gets progress as intended when teammates spawn in on your vehicle
  • Cosmetics and weapon attachments are now correctly marked as New when unlocked
  • XP from support actions has been increased, while XP from objective actions has been decreased to compensate:
    • Projectile Destroyed, with Irish’ APS-36 Shootdown Sentinel, from 5 -> 10 XP
    • Enemy Disrupted with EMP, from 10 -> 20 XP
    • Equipment Destroyed, from 5 -> 10 XP
    • Healing, from 5 -> 20 XP
    • Resupply, from 5 -> 20 XP
    • Repairing, from 5 -> 20 XP
    • Ranger Destroyed, from 25 -> 75 XP
    • Objective Neutralized, from 250 -> 200 XP
    • Objective Captured, form 375 -> 200 XP
    • Sector/Objective Defended, from 15 -> 10 XP.
  • Added an XP event for killing a downed enemy in Hazard Zone
  • Repairing Ranger now correctly triggers the repairing XP event

Maps

  • Breakaway
    • Fixed players or AI Soldiers sometimes not spawning in the correct HQ area
  • Hourglass
    • Fixes a bug where players were still receiving damage from the Tornado while inside the Stadium
  • Kaleidoscope
    • Sprinklers are now active for 9, instead of 20 seconds
    • Sprinklers no longer deal damage
    • Sprinklers should no longer affect players outside the building
    • The freeze effect in the HUD is less intense
    • Fixed an issue where players could shoot through the tires of some trucks on Kaleidoscope
  • Orbital
    • Fire from the rocket explosion event is no longer invisible and will slowly dissipate
  • Renewal
    • Fixed a bug where soldiers and vehicles would be affected by the storm while inside buildings
  • Reduced rubberbanding when key events such as the rocket launch get triggered
  • Bollards and ramps should no longer be triggered by deployed gadgets
  • Toxic barrels now continue dealing area damage if another nearby barrel gets destroyed shortly after
  • Fixed a bug/exploit where players were able to deploy gadgets or shields that would intersect with MCOMs, not allowing them to be disarmed
  • Fixed a bug where container doors were still presenting the interaction prompt after being destroyed
  • Updated destruction behavior for fences
  • Minor prop objects at distance now pop more slowly
  • Added support for traversal on objects linked to moving platforms
  • Enabled cover occlusion for player damage from explosions
  • Fixed a bug when elevator doors weren’t synced for players joining later during a match
  • Players can now sneak and open doors close to them while ADS
  • We’ve resolved multiple smaller issues across all maps that could negatively impact gameplay:
    • Fixed some areas where players could get stuck
    • Fixed floating of items
    • Fixed some collision areas that caused players to fall through items/the map
    • Fixed areas where planes could go through terrain while out of bounds
    • Fixed being unable to interact with some objects
    • Fixed some areas where players were able to see through the map
    • Fixed behavior on some interactable objects such as doors
    • Fixed clipping of objects such as vegetation

Battlefield Portal

  • Made several improvements to the Portal Browser
    • Name/Description is now autofilled when creating an Experience
    • Name/Description fields of preset Experiences are now empty by default
    • Browsing Experiences remembers your previous search query
    • Resolved instances where the Browse tabs didn’t function correctly when applying custom filters
  • Made adjustments to the chase camera on a number of vehicles in Battlefield Portal
  • Fixed an issue which could cause a game crash when players were near a Kübelwagen
  • Players no longer remain in a stuck trigger animation after deploying C4 and immediately jumping into a vehicle
  • The Defibrillator can no longer be equipped while swimming
  • Stationary Machine Guns will now be destroyed alongside accompanying towers
  • Added new VO lines for destroying or capturing objectives
  • Added new VO line for tower collapse event on Caspian Border
  • The tower on Caspian Border will now have improved barrage & projectile VFX before its collapse
  • Players can now switch back to their secondary weapon on an Experience with all primary weapons disabled
  • The Cycle Primary Weapon key binding now properly cycles to the secondary weapon if the player doesn’t have a primary one
  • You should now always automatically have your last played loadout in the next round
  • Spawns on El-Alamein have been moved to prevent becoming stuck after deploying in FFA Mode
  • Battle of the Bulge – the screen now changes to sepia when going out of bounds near the tank battle vista area
  • Numerous fixes for floating rocks and cliff faces in Valparaiso, Arica Harbor, El-Alamein, and Caspian Border

Bad Company 2

  • You can now switch back to the Mortar Strike gadget while it’s recharging
  • You can now switch out from the Mortar Strike gadget using the inventory prev/next bindings (default mouse wheel) while it is recharging
  • Fixed an issue where weapon under barrel attachments would trigger on button press even if the weapon was not selected at the time
  • Rush – updated M-Com screens with arming/disarming progress bars and countdown timer

Audio

  • Fixed the wrong VO playing when giving attacking orders as Dozer
  • Fixed issue where Falck’s gadget VO would trigger when hitting enemies
  • The healing sound will now always play when Falck heals herself with the S21 Syrette Pistol
  • Adjusted Wingsuit audio for Sundance so they are easier to hear for enemies
  • Added surface scrape sounds to vehicle with tracks when rotating stationary
  • Improved audio across amphibious vehicles
  • The MD540 Nightbird and AH-64GX Apache Warchief now have the correct audio cues when Air-to-Ground missiles are ready to be used
  • Destroying a gadget should no longer trigger vehicle destroyed voice over
  • Improved at range audio for the Recon Drone
  • Low health sound should no longer get stuck when going into a vehicle
  • Added audio VFX for turning on/off the Flashlight attachment
  • The Prox Sensor should no longer emit warning sounds if no enemies are within reach
  • Soldiers should no longer hear the opposite ping VO being triggered from a 3P view
  • Improved audio consistency for vehicle call-ins
  • Improving cockpit audio experience when driving enclosed Land Vehicles in first person
  • Tweaked the vaulting sound when climbing ladders
  • Added audio for birds on Renewal
  • Added audio for destroying screens in the Synseco laboratory lobby in Renewal
  • Improved audio for damage caused by storms
  • Improved audio for vehicle gear shifting
  • Fixed an issue where rapidly pressing fire on a Sniper Rifle would play an audio cue as if two shots were fired
  • Improved audio for the M5C Bolte, EBAA Wildcat and MD540 Nightbird when they pass by players

Modes

Breakthrough

  • Fixed air vehicles being able to spawn at the opponents HQ in start of the round

Hazard Zone

  • Successful missions should no longer be shown as failed
  • You can no longer use a Redeploy Call-in when all players in a squad are alive
  • Removed placement ranking stats from End of Round screen in Hazard Zone
  • Adjusted costs of several Hazard Zone weapons and gadgets
  • The roaming AI LATV’s should no longer fail to spawn, or spawn at the wrong times
  • Soldiers should no longer be stuck in a mandown state
  • Hazard Zone end of round now shows all kills, instead of just human player kills
  • Hazard Zone end of round now properly shows in round instead of lifetime respawns
  • A collected Data Drive will no longer be permanently marked on the minimap
  • Players can no longer move their character in Hazard Zone after dying or bleeding out

Rush

  • Fixed issues with Rush declaring the winning team prematurely and/or incorrectly
  • Deploying gadgets over Rush M-COMS should no longer prevent arming it

Conquest

  • Adjusted spawn locations to prevent spawning out of bounds

AI Soldiers

  • AI Soldiers will no longer appear lagging while entering a vehicle
  • AI Soldiers can now repair combat vehicles in All-Out Warfare
  • Improvements to AI Soldiers operating Helicopters
  • Improvements to AI Soldiers reviving human players

Soldier

  • Fixed some issues where the player would be impossible to hit when entering an exposed vehicle seat
  • Fixed an issue where dead soldiers or friendly soldiers would block bullets
  • Fixed further instances of not being able to revive players when some of their body parts were clipping with assets/geometry
  • Fixed players not being able to place deployables in certain areas
  • Fixed an issue where the player would not be able to jump or vault after reviving someone
  • Fixed an issue where players would have 2 hands on a rifle while sprinting on a steep slope
  • Fixed losing input when jumping on/off the ladders
  • Fixed players appearing to fly after meleeing water
  • Fixed soldiers sometimes becoming invisible while downed
  • Fixed players sometimes going into downed state, instead of dying if killed in an out of bounds area
  • Fixed players entering a downed state after crashing with an air vehicle
  • Fixed players sometimes entering a downed state state while under water
  • Fixed players sometimes being thrown up in the air after getting revived 
  • Fixed an issue where redeploying your soldier could cause dropped weapons to float
  • Fixed an issue where it wouldn’t be possible to crawl under certain obstacles while prone
  • Fixed an issue where the player’s camera could sometimes clip through the ground or objects when prone
  • Fixed an issue where the soldiers could fly when dropping down from steep areas
  • Fixed an issue where certain camera transitions would force the player’s FOV to be reset to the default FOV (55°)
  • Fixed an issue where it is possible to die when entering a vehicle right after performing a melee attack while in the air
  • FOV should no longer break after switching weapons on ladders
  • Improved traversal across moving objects
  • Updated animations for directional vaults
  • Soldiers will no longer die when swimming close to or under a water vehicle

Animations

  • Fixed an issue which would cause broken weapon animations while sprinting into world objects such as a wall
  • Fixed an issue where reload animations would play incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue where aborting a revive caused first person animations to break
  • Resolved several corrupted eye animations
  • Improved the preview animations of deployable objects
  • Improved left arm animations while crawling with a MCS-880
  • Improved left hand animations when using an under barrel attachment while sprinting
  • Sprinting out of water while swimming no longer puts you in a stuck sliding animation
  • Left hand animations should no longer break when entering and exiting vehicles
  • Players should no longer experience looping revive animations when downed
  • Gunners should no longer sometimes clip behind vehicles while driving
  • Made revive animations smoother
  • Switching weapons in a vehicle open seat will no longer result in a broken animation
  • Toned down weapon movement during initial ADS after deploy
  • Smoothed out the transition animations for camera and weapon movement when switching between stand/crouch
  • Jumping into water while reloading will no longer cause a broken reload animation
  • You can no longer see through your hands while using the SWS-10 or DXR-1 in prone position during reload
  • Polished idle animations for rifles

Specialists

Angel

  • Fixed a bug where Angel’s Supply Bag won’t land when bouncing close to a vehicle
  • Fixed instances where Angel’s Supply Bag didn’t activate correctly
  • Fixed some occurrences that could cause the mesh of Angel’s Supply Bag to copy itself onto other thrown projectiles

Irish

  • Made all vehicle types able to smash through Irish’s Deployable Cover
  • Resolved instances where Irish’s Fortification System couldn’t be placed on angled terrain
  • Fixed a bug where the APS-36 Shootdown Sentinel would not always stop targets if blocked by a soldier standing on it
  • Fixed an issue where players could see the APS-36 Shootdown Sentinel in an infinite firing loop at an unidentified target

Dozer

  • The SOB-8 Ballistic Shield and main weapon can no longer equipped at the same time when bashing or entering a vehicle
  • Dozer now becomes vulnerable for a short time when the SOB-8 Ballistic Shield is hit by heavy fire such as from tanks
  • Dying as Dozer while holding the SOB-8 Ballistic Shield will no longer cause you to be resurrected with the shield active
  • Reviving Dozer with the SOB-8 Ballistic Shield active no longer makes you float upwards
  • Repeatedly pressing the Prone and SOB-8 Ballistic Shield buttons as Dozer will no longer result in the player having the shield up while prone
  • Performing a takedown on Dozer with an active SOB-8 Ballistic Shield will now play the correct animation
  • Fixed a bug where Repair Tools caused the SOB-8 Ballistic Shield to deflect bullets
  • Fixed an issue where the SOB-8 Ballistic Shield could bash through thin walls

Rao

  • Rao’s Cyber Warfare Suite should now feel more responsive
  • Resolved bugs related to using the Cyber Warfare Suite ability without an active target
  • Once the Cyber Warfare Suite ability finishes, your target is now reset
  • Replaced Trojan Network with the Thread Perception Trait:
    • When Rao takes damage from enemy fire, he will automatically spot the enemy for himself

Paik

  • Replaced Threat Perception with the Eagle Eyed Trait:
    • Players damaged by Paik are now spotted for everyone
  • Updated Paik’s Mastery criteria to align with her new Trait

Casper

  • The OV-P Recon Drone can now be descend with Crouch toggle buttons
  • The rotors on the OV-P Recon Drone are now placed correctly
  • The spotting sound now plays correctly while using the OV-P Recon Drone
  • The OV-P Recon Drone now remembers it’s direction upon re-entry
  • Resolved wrong text displaying when OV-P Recon Drone
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes prevent you from flying the OV-P Recon Drone upwards if you entered it while crouching

Boris

  • The SG-36 Sentry Gun should no longer clip outside elevators
  • A tank running over the SG-36 Sentry Gun will now destroy it

Sundance

  • Fixed Anti-Armor Grenades that locked on to targets which were too far away
    • Anti-Armor Grenades now filter by angle and distance in a more accurate way, and have the same priority for air/ground vehicles
  • Anti-Armor Grenades no longer swap targets when already tracking a target and have reduced maximum range once unfolded and in flight
  • Anti-Armor Grenades now have different tracking radius for ground and air vehicles
  • Anti-Armor Grenades no longer target Irish’s Deployable Cover or APS-36 Shootdown Sentry
  • Anti-Armor Grenades track properly if left sleeping on the ground now, instead of simply  exploding
  • Improved the speed when switching through Sundance’s Grenade Belt
  • Scatter Grenade detonation timings adjusted to let them explode quicker
  • Landing on rough terrain no longer causes Sundance to bounce up in the air
  • Fixed a rare issue where Sundance’s body could become detached from a vehicle upon entry while landing onto the vehicle from the wingsuit, causing Sundance to become invisible

Falck

  • Falck’s S21 Syrette Pistol can now be equipped while swimming
  • Fixed an issue in prologue where Falcks syringe did not spawn a pickup on the ground
  • Reduced the distance at which the S21 Syrette Pistol’s dart is visible

Mackay

  • Made it easier for Mackay to grapple onto moving vehicles
  • Players can no longer take damage from the Grappling Hook while downed
  • Adjusted Mackay’s walk animation when aiming down sight, the sight should no longer misalign with where shots are fired
  • Resolved issues where smoke stopped the Grappling Hook from working
  • The Grappling Hook crosshair should now correctly pick up objects while in range
  • Looking as far left/right you can while grappling while pressing A/D no longer allows you to slow down or speed up
  • Fixed a rare occurrence where entering a vehicle after using the Grappling Hook could cause Mackay to become invisible

HUD / UI

  • HUD – hints for Reload, Low ammo and No ammo will now blink a few seconds and then fade out. Switching weapons in these states will restart this animation
  • HUD – added critical (red) and out of bounds (gray) color to WorldInfo, SoldierInfo and SoldierCompass HUD widgets
  • HUD – centered soldier compass direction readout and added positioning arrow shape
  • HUD – added scaling options for the Mini-map/team, Personal Log, World Log, Player/Vehicle Info, Chat and Vehicle Passenger List
  • HUD – added critical state for vehicles
  • Added new options that allow players to scale the transparency of many different icons in the HUD (Friendly icons, Squad member icons, Enemy Icons, Revive Icons, Objective Icons and Ping Marker Icons). Each icon type can have a different transparency when zoomed or not zoomed. The option can be found under DISPLAY > HUD ICONS.
  • Added a Chat Log Visibility option to allow players to set the default visibility mode of the chat log (which allows it to be turned OFF on console where no key bindings exists to change visibility in-game)
  • Adjusted scaling of objective icons over distance, they will now start scaling at 50m (instead of 100m) and stop scaling at 500m instead (instead of 1000m)
  • Solved an issue where friendly icons were too enlarged
  • The “Need Healing” icon is no longer visible over friendlies while playing as Angel without a Medical Crate
  • The grenade indicator no longer remains after the grenade has already exploded
  • The killcard should now always update after being killed by AI Soldiers shortly after self healing
  • SG-36 Sentry Gun and OV-P Recon Drone are now shown/hidden depending on gadget availability
  • Fixed a bug where the minimap didn’t update when entering an air vehicle from the ground
  • Fixed a problem that caused hints to disappear on initial deploy into vehicles
  • Made animations for the Plus Menu smoother
  • Added 24 new options to control the opacity and size of HUD icons
  • Added missing Always Traversal Sprint option under CONTROLLER tab

Gadgets

  • Fixed an issue that prevented equipping of the IBA Armor Plate if you were being healed at the same time
  • Using the IBA Armor Plate no longer causes the plate to flicker and reappear on screen after use
  • Fixed a bug where players were able to deploy items to clip ladders and ziplines which could block passage
  • Improved the positioning of the preview of deployed objects (such as Boris’s turret) to better reflect the surface the player is trying to place it on, instead of hovering in the air.
  • Gadgets should no longer be destroyed if a door opens or closes close to them
  • Fixed an issue where gadgets resupplied via the Loadout Crate caused the player to not be able to redeploy their chosen gadget later on during that life
  • EMP effect from grenades no longer extend past their visual explosion radius
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to drop Ammo and Medical Crates through thin walls
  • CG Recoilless M5 / RPG / SMAW will now one shot Ranger if it’s a direct hit
  • The CG Recoilless M5 will no longer automatically reload while you are downed if you died after firing it
  • Fixed an issue causing empty reloads on the Recoilless M5 to be interrupted when vaulting
  • Fix for issue where users were able to detonate the C5 Explosive while being hacked
  • Fixed an issue where both soldier Anti-Tank Mine & the Bolte’s Anti-Tank Mine would despawn after a short while if the player died
  • The Repair Tool now turns off when a player dies
  • Made it easier to place the Insertion Beacon
  • You’ll now spawn in the same direction where the Insertion Beacons is facing when spawning on it
  • Fixed an issue that would allow players to shoot FXM-33 AA missiles while their target was in smoke
  • Fixed an issue where FXM-33 AA Missile did not become enabled again until the user switched to another weapon and back again after being affected by EMP
  • Fixing a issue where Smoke Grenades did not explode on moving cranes

Weapon Attachments

The behavior of many weapon attachments has been overhauled to ensure that their impact when customizing your weapons is unique, and noticeable. Previously, some attachments had effects that were too similar from others, and it was unclear what the impact on your weapons would be when switching between them. Here’s an example of updated behavior while customizing the AC-42:

  • A – Warhawk Compensator
    • Update 3.3: improved horizontal recoil control, reduced vertical recoil control<./li>
    • Update 4.0: improved recoil control, reduced weapon accuracy<./li>
  • B – Rattlesnake Light Grip
    • Update 3.3: improved accuracy while moving, reduced accuracy while static
    • Update 4.0: :increased hipfire accuracy, reduced accuracy while ADS
  • C – Maul Hybrid 1.5X-3X
    • ADS speed decreased in 4.0
    • Zoom levels and Optics toggle options persist
  • D – Subsonic Rounds
    • Base recoil reduced in 4.0
    • Reduced Muzzle Flash visibility
    • Decreased projectile velocity

Further changes to Weapon Attachments:

  • Factory and Extended Barrel descriptions now display the correct fire rate changes
  • Weapon modifiers are now correctly applied when swapping attachments while the bipod is equipped
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the 40mm Grenade Launcher attachment to hit an invisible wall when fired indoors
  • Fixed an issue which would grant unlimited ammo if magazine attachments were toggled in between firing the underbarrel attachment
  • Fixed some weapons displaying wrong ammo counts for specific magazines
  • Adding and removing attachments in the Plus Menu will now always correctly apply their statistic changes
  • Underbarrel activations such as flashlights and laser sights will no longer be reset after getting revived
  • Bipod attachments will no longer toggle on and off while reloading
  • The ADS time on the BKS 8X now matches that of other scope attachments
  • Adjusted the size of the DD Holo scope to bring it in line with other scopes
  • Reduced blur on the Ghost Hybrid scope
  • Some underbarrel attachments should no longer have a shared ammo pool
  • The Maul Hybrid and the Ghost Hybrid now correctly displays both scope zoom levels in the Collection screen
  • The Fusion Holo attachment no longer clips through the meshes on the following weapons: AK-24, LCMG, PP-29 and the SFAR-M GL
  • Fixed clipping issues with the camera when the Fusion Holo optic is equipped while ADS

Weapons

  • The high powered magazine for the AK24 now shows the correct amount of bullets
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to fire straight away after reloading the Grenade Launcher attachment on the M5A3
  • Updated text descriptions for both the NTW-50 and DM7
  • Fixed an issue which caused the extended magazine for the PBX-45 to have a slight delay before it fires after reload
  • Located a missing ‘R’ in the description of the PKP-BP
  • Increased PKP-BP Base Recoil
  • Fixed an issue that would cause weapon lag across scopes for the M44
  • The missing bullet on the M44 has been located
  • The M44 now displays the correct reload animation while in prone
  • Fixed an issue with the M44 that caused the scope to move a lot more than intended when aiming around
  • Arcom Tactical Muzzle Brake no longer floats when equipped onto the MP9
  • Increased the long range damage on SWS-10 light ammo from 35-40 over 75 meters
  • The Iron Sight will no longer be visible when the Fusion Holo is equipped to the PP-29
  • Fixed an issue with the incorrect ammo pools to be set on the PP-29, which would show incorrect ammo quantities
  • Fixed the PP-29 medium and subsonic ammunition having inverted ammo pools
  • Fixed an issue which could cause underabarrels on the SFAR-M GL to unexpectedly run out of ammo
  • Recentered the iron sight on the DXR-1
  • AC42 Bullet Damage dropoff increased
  • AC42 effective range has been lowered
  • Reduced scope shake when firing on the DM7 and VCAR
  • Fixed an issue where weapons would have inconsistent dispersion or recoil
  • Fixed an issue which prevented bullets from dealing the correct damage amount
  • Bolt Action Sniper rifles now correctly play their animation after opening the Plus Menu and firing
  • Reload prompt will no longer stop flashing when there are only a few bullets left in the magazine
  • Reloading while ADS will no longer reset the camera zoom
  • Fixed an issue which could cause weapons to become invisible while climbing a ladder
  • Fixed an issue which caused some players to be unable to shoot or ADS after exiting a vehicle
  • Toggle Scope is now affected by soldier controller schemes
  • Weapons in the collection screen will no longer compare to the weapon selected in deploy screen which caused incorrect comparisons
  • Improved the visual quality of the crosshairs and red dots within high powered scopes while on low/medium graphic settings
  • Removed some double spacing within text descriptions of multiple weapons
  • Reduced scope shake when firing on the DM7 and VCAR
  • Fixing broken arm when doing pump action while crawling with the MCS-880
  • Improved weapon animation when deploying from a vehicle
  • Added a game hint for steady scope
  • Weapons should no longer slide over the floor when dropped
  • Made improvements to the position and drop timing for dropped weapons
  • Underbarrel shotgun crosshair does not disappear after zooming 

Melee

  • Animation fixes related to melee takedowns
  • Fixed an issue where the camera was misplaced during a takedown
  • Fix related to targets flying away when doing a takedown on a moving platform
  • Fix where melee hits didn’t register consistently on moving targets
  • Fixed a bug where the player could throw a grenade and melee at the same time
  • Fixed a bug where player could get stuck in melee animation
  • Fixed a bug where doing a melee attack in prone could make the knife stuck until another melee was initiated
  • Fixed an issue which would cause guns to instead play a knife animation

Vehicles

  • As outlined in our recent Core Feedback, we are adjusting the number of active vehicles across maps and modes, and you’ll notice the first iteration of this change within this update. As an example of how that plays out on Breakthrough 64 for Kaleidoscope, here is how we adjusted total available vehicles in the match, per Sector:
    • Sector 1 – 17 -> 13
    • Sector 2 – 18 -> 17
    • Sector 3 – 19 -> 17
  • Health for soldier and vehicle now show correct values for all seats in the vehicle
  • The radar will now appear correctly while redploying on a team/squad mate in the Mi-240 Super Hind or MV-38 Condor
  • Killing someone with a Tuk-Tuk would sometimes show the wrong vehicle icon the kill card
  • Destroying either the Tuk-Tuk or Polaris Sportsman in a tunnel will no longer cause floating debris to be present
  • Players can now ping while driving vehicles in 3rd person view
  • Fixed an issue that would cause reversing in a tank to be problematic
  • Fixed an issue that would allow players to skip the equipment cooldown timer while in a helicopter
  • Players will no longer find themselves in a floating state while exiting a fighter jet upside down
  • Fixed an issue which would cause vehicles to not be deployed when called-in, but still shown as ‘in-play’
  • Fixed an issue that would allow players to shoot AT missiles while their target was in smoke
  • Adjusted text on the vehicle zoom options in order to make it clearer what the option does
  • Tornados should no longer throw a helicopter under the world, resulting in passengers ending up under water
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes affect the visibility of flares
  • Exiting and re-entering a tank will no longer result in a misaligned camera
  • Fixed an issue that could allow helicopters to fly under the game world on Hourglass
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the AA missile launch to skip the yellow lock on phase, jumping straight to red
  • Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause helicopters to spawn on the ground
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause players to fall through the world when deploying into a tank
  • Fixed an issue that would allow players to manually reload weapons on certain vehicles
  • Air radar should now correctly display enemies
  • System repair would sometimes only replenish a few health points, this has been corrected
  • It was possible for players to hurt themselves with some explosive vehicle weapons during the vehicle enter animations, this has been disabled
  • It’s no longer possible to shoot yourself for a short period of time when entering a vehicle
  • Vehicle hints will now show up on initial deployment
  • Vehicle “invert look” settings are no longer connected to flight controls
  • Fixed an issue that would allow players to instant lock onto a vehicle after flares have been used
  • Lights on air vehicles are now turned on when a player is in the cockpit.
  • Fixed an issue which would occasionally see the AH-64GX Apache Warchief or KA-520 Super Hokum Smart rockets ignore their target.
  • A specific concrete block was causing the T28 to become stuck. The T28 has overcome its fear and can now traverse over it
  • Invert vertical look is now working as expected on transport vehicles
  • Vehicle 3rd person camera no longer clips through the environment.
  • The ‘Hints for Controls’ option now displays for all intended vehicles.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the bridge to clip while in 3rd person view in a T28 on Hourglass
  • Backpacks can no longer be seen sticking out of the side of the B17 Bomber.
  • Taking a Tuk-Tuk into an elevator will now display the correct health
  • Made tweaks to various VFX while in a helicopter and firing counter measures to reduce photosensitivity risks
  • Vehicles spawned through Deploy Screen will now be eventually abandoned if they are left
  • Fixed an issue which would cause animation issues when going from vehicle to downed state
  • Helicopter lights are no longer offset from their initial position while in the matchmaking countdown screen
  • Deploy animation will now only play once after the player has switched seats multiple times in a row within vehicles.
  • Tanks should no longer get stuck in the mud while in a storm on Orbital
  • Weathering effects are now applied more consistently to vehicles.
  • The soldiers physics representation now better matches the the actual animation pose when in a Tuk-Tuk or a Portal RHIB
  • Added a freelook 3rd person view crosshair to vehicles
  • Vehicle hud while in 1st person view now turns red when in a critical health state
  • Vehicles now show both soldier and vehicle health for all seats occupied by the player.
  • Updated the “Transport Look Behind” option to “Reset Camera View”
  • Tweaked camera pitch while in 1st person view within a helicopter to better reflect the direction of travel and increase visibility
  • Fixed spawning of vehicles in elevators
  • Vehicles should no longer incorrectly be slowed down when driving over certain platforms like bridges

AH-64GX Apache Warchief

  • The wing camera when firing rockets on the AH-64GX Apache Warchief is now more accurately aligned
  • The HUD will now be more visible when performing a nose dive in the AH-64GX Apache Warchief

EBAA Wildcat

  • Fixed text description on the EBAA Wildcat to more accurately reflects its weaponry
  • Fixed text description on the EBAA Wildcat and T28’s Smoke Launcher
  • The EBAA Wildcat can now climb hills with a bit more ease
  • Increased the handbrake strength on the EBAA Wildcat
  • While on Orbital the The EBAA Wildcat used to have trouble driving over low to average height rocks. This no longer occurs

F-35E Panther

  • The F35-E Panther will now take the intended damage when hitting specific buildings on Hourglass
  • Increased ejection force when at low speeds in the F-35E Panther
  • Added an ejector seat for the F-35E Panther when in Hover Mode
  • Afterburner VFX is no longer visible through the engine swivel nozzle in a F-35E Panther

KA-520 Super Hokum

  • Made tweaks to the KA-520 Super Hokum to better align its bullets to the crosshair
  • The KA-520 Super Hokum now correctly displays equipped attachments on its 3D model

LATV4 Recon

  • While entering a LATV4 Recon after sprinting, players will now find themselves in the correct seat
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the LATV4 to sometimes fall through the floor on Hourglass
  • Better positioned the hitbox of the the gunners head and shoulders when in a LATV4 Recon
  • Player is no longer pushed out of bounds if revived under the LATV4
  • The LATV4 Recon will no longer get stuck on a problematic rock on Discarded

LCAA Hovercraft

  • Fixed an issue that would cause the LCAA Hovercraft to become stuck on the environment on Breakaway
  • LCAA Hovercraft collision around point G1 on Kaleidoscope has been fixed
  • The LCAA Hovercraft can no longer fly after hitting a ramp at high speeds
  • Tweaked the boost on the LCAA Hovercraft to avoid it going up vertical walls
  • Swimming close to a LCAA Hovercraft that is on water will no longer result in death

M5C Bolte

  • Players are now able to shoot passengers within a M5C Bolte more easily
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the MC5 Bolte to fall through the world on Orbital after clipping tree trunks.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the camera to break when revived from under a LATV4 Recon.
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent the MC5 Bolte from being visible after a call-in is requested
  • Fixed issue where the animation of the M5C Bolte’s main gun could become stuck in the firing animation.
  • MC5 Bolte Missile Launcher has been adjusted, and now also damage tanks 
    • Time to live 10 -> 3.2
    • Engine strength 175 -> 70
    • Damage 70 -> 45

MAV

  • Fixed an issue that caused the 40mm Volley Pod crosshair to not show up in the MAV
  • Improved text descriptions on the MAV

MD540 Nightbird

  • Switching seats in the MD540 Nightbird would sometimes alter the FOV. It should no longer do this
  • It’s now possible to shoot the pilot of an MD540 Nightbird through the upper part of the cockpit’s glass

MV-38 Condor

  • The MV-38 Condor should no longer spin out of control when it gets destroyed
  • Fixed text description on the MV-38 Condor to more accurately reflects its weaponry
  • Fixed an issue where the camera positioning could sometimes become stuck after exiting a MV-38 Condor
  • 50mm Cannon Pod has been tweaked against other vehicles
    • RWS 50mm mounted on Air vehicles
      • Start and End Damage 60 -> 65
      • ImpactImpulse 8000 -> 3000
      • This change means it should now destroy the MD540 Nightbird in 2, instead of 3 shots
    • RWS 50mm mounted on Land vehicles
      • ImpactImpulse 4000 -> 2500
      • StartDamage 85 -> 92
      • EndDamage 60 -> 65
      • Damage FalloffDistance start 180 -> 200
      • Replenish Rate 2.3 -> 2.1

Polaris Sportsman

  • Players should no longer fall through the game world while driving the Polaris Sportsman on Renewal
  • Made adjustments to the camera setup while driving the Polaris Sportsman, ensuring players retain visibility at all times
  • Players can no longer get stuck in cargo containers while driving the Polaris Sportsman on Breakaway in Hazard Zone

T28 / M1A5

  • HEAT Shell
    • Impact damage increased by 90 > 115
    • Replenish time per shell increased from 6 > 6,8 seconds

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Battlefield 2042 Update 1.1 patch notes: Vehicle changes, DMR rebalancing, XP events, more

DICE are delivering the Season 1 Update 1.1 for Battlefield 2042’s first update of the season and here’s a look at the full patch notes.

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Battlefield 2042’s first season is well underway, and DICE are providing several changes, fixes, and quality of life improvements to further enhance Season 1. Here are the full patch notes for the Season 1 Update 1.1.

It’s no surprise that Battlefield 2042 failed to meet expectations when it launched in 2021. It was considered a major disappointment, but the devs have been focusing their efforts in an attempt to improve the state of the game since the launch of Season 1.

Season 1 got off to a positive start in early June, and the developers are following up with Update 1.1 to further improve the game during its first season.

Here are the full Battlefield 2042 Update 1.1 patch notes including vehicle balance changes, new XP events, DMR rebalancing, and more.

Battlefield 2042 Update 1.1 release date

DICE have confirmed that Battlefield 2042 Update 1.1 will go live on July 6 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST.

The devs also stated that players should expect the next update sometime in August. This August update will provide additional fixes and alterations to Battlefield 2042.

Vehicle changes in Battlefield 2042 Update 1.1

As the devs continue to take major strides toward improving the overall experience, much of the Battlefield 2042 Update 1.1 focused on quality of life improvements. Along with new XP events for Pilot Kills, Disarming Mines, and Repairs, the devs also introduced DMR and vehicle rebalancing.

DICE delivered: “Multiple vehicle balance changes such as a reduction in power for the MV38-Condor’s 50mm Cannon.”

A major portion of the update is dedicated to the various vehicle changes and you can take a look at the full patch notes below.

Battlefield 2042 Update 1.1 patch notes

General

  • A new widget has been added to the Main Menu which shows how many friends are currently online. You’ll now also see the number of online friends directly in the Social tab.
  • Voice Chat options now show you which device is being used for voice input
  • Resolved some instances where Controllers would not provide input when launching the game
  • You will no longer get stuck at the “party leader selects game” screen in the lobby when the party leader has already entered the next game. Friends stick together!
  • You’ll no longer see Unassigned or Not Set text in menus when using an alternate controller scheme
  • A Party Leader icon has been added to the Social menu
  • Camera settings for Vehicle 3rd person Field of View now apply immediately without having to cycle through camera options again
  • Changing Squads while in a party now automatically sets your VoIP setting to Party
  • The Kill Log sometimes didn’t show all kills made when “Show Kills Made” setting was to ALL. It now properly shows all kills.
  • Weapon Charms should now always be visible on weapons while scrolling through the menu
  • Bonus Missions now show the correct expiration time
  • End of Round visuals for Battle Pass rewards are no longer missing after playing a Portal match
  • The Zoom button now functions correctly when previewing Charms in the catalog
  • Zooming in/out has been made smoother while in preview menus
  • Fixed overlapping icons in Tags for players you’ve taken down
  • Completed Challenges that previously didn’t give out their reward should now retroactively grant them
  • Further new XP events have been added:
    • New Pilot Kill Bonus Event – triggers alongside you snipe and kill the pilot of an air vehicle
    • New Disarming Mine Event – triggers when you disarm an enemy AT Mine using Interact
    • Repair Assist – triggers when someone in a vehicle you recently repaired kills an enemy with that vehicle
  • Reduced XP reward of Spot Assists to 10 XP
  • How Players of the Match are selected is now more consistent
  • Player Icons and Healthbars now update faster when their state changes
  • Made various changes to smooth out the overall camera experience
  • The Kill Card has received several improvements:
    • list of nearby or incoming receivers is now visible on the Kill Card alongside information about the killer
    • If there are no assists involved in a kill then assist will not show on the Killcard
    • There is now an animation for when the Killcard is showing on screen or when hiding or skipping it

Battlefield Portal

  • New game presets Air Superiority and Ground Superiority have been added to the Web Builder
    • You are able to adjust vehicle count in Air Superiority and Ground Superiority game modes
  • AI Soldiers are now better at climbing ladders across Classic era maps
  • Underbarrel attachments can now be resupplied as expected by Ammo Crates
  • Added Ranger to Restrictions tab
  • Teleportation action block now works inside HQs

Audio

  • New and unique character voices have been added for:
    • Battlefield 1942 British Engineer
    • Battlefield 1942 American Anti-Tank
    • Battlefield 1942 German Engineer (aka Günter)
  • Additional voice over lines have been added for Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3 non-squad soldiers

Maps

  • Added 4 extra-small layouts for existing maps (Battle of the Bulge, El Alamein, Kaleidoscope and Manifest). These are suitable for creating new Vehicle TDM experiences, but they’ll also work with Team Deathmatch and Free-for-All modes
  • Several fixes have been made across Classic era maps to resolve terrain, prop and collision issues

Modifiers

  • Added Passenger Seat Modifier: disabling passenger seats allows for a higher maximum number of vehicles.
  • Added the option to toggle passenger seats availability
  • Added Set Max Health Multiplier modifier for vehicles
  • Added InfiniteWeaponMagazines modifier
  • Added Projectile speed multiplier modifier for throwable items

Rules Editor

  • Added CompareVehicleName value block and VehicleName selection list block
  • Added GetVehicleState GetPosition value block for vehicles
  • Added GetVehicleState GetFacingDirection value block for vehicles
  • Added AllPlayersInsideVehicle array value block
  • Added GetVehicleState LinearVelocity value block
  • Added the option to enable and disable capture points in Air Superiority and Ground Superiority experiences
  • Added GetCapturePoint value block
  • Allow error reports to send additional payloads in Error Logs
  • Add new action block for sending custom error reports in Logic Editor

Vehicles

  • Bad Company 2
    • Replaced the UH-60 on the Russian team with the Mi-24 Hind
    • Replaced the BMP-2 on the Russian team with the BMD-3
  • Battlefield 3
    • Added the A-10 Warthog and SU-25TM Frogfoot as new vehicles

Gadgets

  • Resolved several clipping animations for melee weapons while vaulting over obstacles
  • Resolved several gadgets clipping through hands while vaulting
  • The EMP effect from thrown EMP Grenades will no longer affect players outside the visual radius

FXM-33 AA Missile

  • FXM-33 AA Missile UI will no longer remain on screen while switching to another weapon
  • Fixed an issue where no ‘In Stealth’ state is displayed while locking on to Helicopters with the FXM-33 AA

Repair Tool

  • The “Repairing” voice over no longer plays when attempting to repair destroyed vehicles
  • Using the Repair Tool no longer sometimes causes the camera to shake

Smoke Grenade Launcher

  • The Smoke Grenade Launcher’s name is now properly displayed in the Kill Log and Kill Card

SOFLAM

  • The overlay on vehicles for the SOFLAM now has the accurate colors; grey when in progress and yellow when fully locked on

Spawn Beacon

  • The Spawn Beacon now takes 1 to 2 bullets to destroy instead of 4 to 7

Hazard Zone

We’ve made several changes to reduce the reliance on the Data Drive Scanners within Hazard Zone. This should make it easier to understand the mode, and allows you more choice in which gadgets you want to deploy with.

  • Increased cost of the Data Drive Scanner from 0 to 200
  • Now only shows players carrying Data Drives when scanning
  • Data Drives are now globally shown in the world
  • IBA Armor Plates are now free and the default gadget

A new mechanic has been added to Hazard Zone, called Second Chance. This should make it more forgiving while you are first getting to know and start interacting with new squad mates.

  • If your squad wipes before the first extraction, then the whole squad is redeployed one time after 15 seconds, at a different location from where you first inserted
  • Redeploy and Second Chance now spawns players at 500m instead of 100m. Until the player is 100m above the ground, the parachute cannot be used

Several further changes have been added to faster to get into a Hazard Zone match

  • Map Overview has been removed
  • Reduced the amount of players needed to start the timer for starting the round, even if the server isn’t full yet
  • Reduced the start timer from 2 -> 1 minute

Tactical Items

  • Quickdraw Holster has been removed
  • Throwable Increase I – Increased to +2 extra throwable, up from +1
  • Faster Healing I – Increased healing with 50%, up from 20%
  • Insider Information – Increased location reveal from 30s -> 60s before impact
  • Insider Information – Reduced rarity to Rare, down from Epic
  • Insider Information – Reduced costs from 400 -> 200 Credits
  • Biometric Scanning – Now spots enemies for 100% longer, up from 50%
  • Biometric Scanning – Increased rarity to Rare, up from Common
  • Biometric Scanning – Increased costs from 100 -> 200 Credits
  • Table Deal – Increased cost from 400 -> 600 Credits
  • Ammo Increase II – Increased to +3 additional magazines, up from +2
  • Ammo Increase II – Increased rarity to Epic, up from Rare
  • Ammo Increase II – Increased cost from 400 -> 600 Credits
  • Faster Healing II – Increased healing with 100%, up from 50%
  • Faster Healing II – Increased cost from 400 -> 600 Credits

Maps & Modes

  • Fixed several visual, collision, lighting and interaction related bugs across Current era maps
  • Resolved an issue on Discarded that could cause defending players to become stuck when spawning
  • Resolved instances on Discarded where EMP Grenades exploded without delay after being thrown
  • It no longer happens that the wrong voice overs would sometimes play when a match was in overtime

Breakthrough

  • Distinctive icons have been added for both Attackers and Defenders
  • Directional retreat indicators have been added for defenders. This helps you understand in which direction you need to retreat
  • Objective icons now show a hold Hold, Defend, Attack or Retake description to make it easier to understand where you need to go
  • Audio has been tweaked to increase the feeling of tension during a match
  • The transition from the match into the End of Round screen has been smoothened

Soldier

  • Soldiers will no longer sometimes clip through terrain when running up steep slopes
  • Gadgets and weapons will no longer sometimes clip through walls while vaulting
  • Ping locations are no longer inaccurate when in a vehicle seat as a passenger
  • Jumping will no longer sometimes be interrupted after sliding
  • Soldier hip rotation animations have been improved
  • You are now able to vault over some angled walls that prevented this previously
  • You are now able to move while Aiming Down Sights and being prone
  • Strafing no longer causes the camera to slightly move
  • Several improvements have been added to soldier movements animations:
    • Separated aiming from turning so 3P animations can now look around slightly before triggering a turn animation
    • Added leaning to 3P animations
    • Added new and improved idle animations
  • Fixed an issue where your 3P animation wouldn’t always show that you were in traversal sprint
  • The revive animation for enemy soldiers has been polished
  • Animations for a soldier jumping and descending from an upside down plane have been improved
  • Changing to your primary weapon in mid melee attack now shows the correct melee animation
  • Fall damage should no longer be inconsistent
  • Animations while looking down during traversal sprint have been improved
  • Pinging an enemy Hovercraft no longer plays a voice over indicating it’s empty and ready for use
  • Players should no longer slide away after a takedown
  • Resolved a broken animation while throwing an Ammo Crate or Medical Crate while vaulting
  • The death animation when redeploying has been removed
  • The Parachute / Wingsuit hint no longer remains on screen after either are deployed
  • You will no longer automatically enter a vehicle if you revive a teammate who was under it
  • You’ll no longer get a takedown prompt when a takedown is currently being performed on you
  • It’s now possible to interrupt the Initial Deploy animation while ADS
  • Moving sometimes caused specific weapons to have their animations broken, this has been fixed
  • When reviving a player there was a chance that the weapon attachments would get all spooky and become misplaced. We’ve cured their fear of the dead

Specialists

Angel

  • A blocked loadout message no longer appears in error when interacting with the Loadout Crate
  • It’s now possible to remain crouched while interacting with Angels’ Supply Crate.
  • Resolved a repeating animation when repeatedly selecting the Supply Bag
  • The 3P flash effect is now visible while being revived by Angel
  • Angel’s Trait has been reworded to indicate he now only supplies ammo, instead of armor

Boris

  • Resolved several inconsistent placement areas for the SG-36 Sentry Gun on Exposure
  • The “Place Turret” hint no longer shows after the SG-36 Sentry Gun has already been deployed
  • The SG-36 Sentry Gun can no longer fire downwards at extreme angles
  • The SG-36 Sentry Gun can now fall through broken glass

Casper

  • It’s no longer possible to deploy the OV-P Recon Drone in elevators which allows players to see through walls. This will now instead destroy the drone.

Dozer

  • The correct Kill Card is now displayed while Dozer dies from heavy fire while having the SOB-8 Ballistic Shield deployed
  • The SOB-8 Ballistic Shield can now block missiles from the G-84 TGM

Falck

  • Using ADS with the S21 Syrette Pistol now shows the correct visual instead of a red lined pattern
  • Shooting allies with the S21 Syrette Pistol no longer sometimes triggers the friendly fire voice over

Lis

  • Being hit by EMP Field Grenades now causes you to exit the G-84 TGM TV screen
  • Fixed an issue that caused Lis’ G-84 TGM missile to bounce off of certain bushes
  • Fixed an issue that caused Sundance’s Anti Armor grenade to lock onto and chase Lis’ G-84 TGM missile
  • Increased the delay for exiting the G-84 TGM’s screen to 1 second
  • It’s no longer possible to damage friendly air vehicles with the G-84 TGM’s missile
  • The G-84 TGM missile will no longer bounce off vehicles

Rao

  • The Hack indicator should no longer freeze in place after starting a hack

Sundance

  • The Anti-Armor Smart Explosive UI no longer gets stuck in lock on when the grenade has already been deployed
  • The Kill Feed now properly indicates players killed by the Scatter Grenade

Paik

  • Scrolling through weapons with a mouse wheel will no longer activate Paik’s EMG-X Scanner

UI/HUD

  • The Commorose now shows shortened objective names so the text doesn’t clip or overlap
  • The Nearby Players list now accurately reflects nearby teammates
  • Players dying due to friendly fire no longer show up as an enemy in the Kill Feed
  • The Need Spotting Commorose command no longer displays empty text in the game feed
  • Player name tags no longer change position while occluded by cover
  • You’ll no longer see a hit indicator when shooting a dead enemy

Vehicles

  • Anti-Air and Anti-Tank lock on missiles will now acquire new targets without a delay. This should make switching targets significantly smoother
  • Anti-Tank missiles now also lock on to empty vehicles to prevent you from losing your target if the target vehicle is abandoned
  • Overall target acquisition for lock on missiles has been improved
  • The YG-99 would sometimes look a little banged up in the collection screens. We’ve buffed it out
  • Fixed Stealth bombing coordinates so they no longer show negative values
  • We have taught our autocorrect how to spell Suppressed within the Stealth Helicopter weaponry descriptions
  • While flying an aircraft, the yawing input now stops when the mouse is not moving.
  • Fixed an issue where a second TOW missile could be fired from vehicles while still controlling the first one
  • Fixed an issue where the minimap view cone would not follow the camera in driver/pilot freelook, gunner and passenger seats
  • Damage markers distance to center updated in vehicles to solve overlapping HUD
  • Driving over a street lamp no longer makes the camera go inside the vehicle. Vehicle love lamp
  • You should no longer see the landing gear on the SU-57 while it’s in flight
  • Dying while driving the Polaris Sportsman will no longer cause the camera to violently shake
  • Fixed an issue where Stealth Helicopter bombs would sometimes jitter as they fell
  • Bullet tracers would sometimes go in the wrong direction while firing from vehicle weapons. We’ve reset their internal compass and they now point in the right direction
  • Vehicle grenade crosshairs no longer display the wrong ammo
  • Fixed an issue where the critical health recovery audio cue triggers everytime you exit vehicle
  • Crashing an air vehicle into a friendly vehicle will no longer mark them as an enemy in the kill cam

F-35E Panther / SU-57 FELON – 25mm Cannon (internal)

  • Damage increased from 20 -> 30
  • Damage Fall Off start increased from 100 -> 250
  • Minimum dispersion has been removed
  • Maximum dispersion decreased from 1 -> 0.7
  • Dispersion increase per shot has been lowered

Airplane Air-to-Ground Missile

  • Missile Rate of Fire increased from 30 -> 90
  • Replenish delay increased from 8 -> 20s
  • Lock time increased from 1 -> 1.5s
  • Lock release time reduced from 1 -> 0.5s

Airplane Air-to-Air missile

  • Increased lock from 1 -> 1.5s

MD540 Nightbird – Mounted 20mm Cannons:

  • Rate of Fire lowered to 250 -> 200
  • Replenish time increased from 1.8 -> 2.5

T28 / M1A5 – Kinetic Grenade Weapon Pod

  • Lower blast radius from 10 -> 7m
  • Lowered inner blast radius from 4 -> 3m

MAV

Autocannon has been adjusted to make it a close range anti-vehicle weapon with diminished power over longer distances:

  • Speed decreased from 980 -> 300
  • Rate of fire increased from 120 -> 140
  • Damage increased from 40 -> 65
  • Added damage fall off start distance at 25m
  • Added damage fall off end distance 150m
  • Added blast damage fall off curve
  • Blast damage increased from 10 -> 25
  • Blast radius from 1 ->3m

MV38-Condor – 50mm Cannon Pod

  • Now fires single shots
  • Rate of Fire reduced from 110 -> 40
  • Longer replenish delay to fit the new slower rate of fire

Weapons

  • AK24 no longer incorrectly shows it has a single rate of fire
  • Fixed an issue where AK-24 attachments would not lower the recoil of the weapon as intended
  • Fixed an issue where AC-42 magazines were displaying an incorrect rate of fire
  • Fixed MCS-880 Flechettes doing unintended high damage at longer ranges
  • Fixed an issue where some weapons wouldn’t play reload sounds while using an underbarrel attachments
  • Fixed an issue where the SWS-10 Extended mag has a negative rate of fire within the collection screen
  • Updated DDM4 magazines so bullets are not shown through scopes
  • Fixed an issue where the time to live on the Incendiary grenade underbarrel was too short
  • Fixed an issue where attachments were not available when opening the Plus Menu
  • Fixed an issue which would cause the bipod to deploy itself changing scopes
  • Laser sights would stop working while in 1P when a player would switch equipment or enter in a vehicle. This no longer happens
  • Exiting a vehicle with the DXR-1 triggers no longer triggers the bipod deploy animation
  • M44 Revolver damage increased up to 75m
  • Fixed an issue that caused aim assist to not work for vehicle passengers in open seats
  • Fixed an issue where swapping attachments caused some underbarrel attachments to become activated incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue that made it possible to fire faster than intended with some bolt action rifles by swapping attachments

We’ve updated DMR’s to make them more valuable in long-range combat as we currently felt they were underperforming. The first improvement we made here is to increase Bullet Speed, which means less lead time when firing at your target.

  • BSV-M: 700 -> 790
  • SVK: 860 -> 960
  • VCAR: 600 -> 700
  • DM7: 740 -> 800

We also noticed that headshots weren’t rewarding enough for extended combat engagements. To address this we’ve tweaked their Headshot Damage Multiplier at long-range:

  • BSV-M / DM7: 1.9x -> 2.2x
  • SVK 1.5x -> 1.6 x
  • VCAR: 1.8x -> 2x

No changes have been made to DMR performance in short to medium range combat, and they’ll feel as you are used to when fighting against Assault Rifles and SMG’s. We’re looking forward to your feedback on these changes once you’ve been able to test them.


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Dr Disrespect enjoying Battlefield 2042 thanks to new update

Battlefield 2042’s first season has had great reception since it was released, with Dr Disrespect loving the brand-new map and update.

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Popular streamer Guy Beahm, aka ‘Dr Disrespect’, has been enjoying the new Battlefield 2042 update and map, claiming it’s the best thing to happen to the franchise in years.

Battlefield 2042’s Season 1 update dropped on June 9, and despite a rough launch for the game, the new update is starting to turn heads and gain popularity.

The Battlefield 2042 Season 1 patch didn’t just fix a bunch of the issues players were having with the game, it also introduced some great new content such as the new map, Exposure, which players are loving.

Dr Disrespect seems to share the same opinion, recently enjoying the game on stream.

Battlefield 2042 got off to a rough start when it launched back in November 2021. Players were disappointed with the lack of content, as well as being disappointed with the number of bugs and issues the game had.

One major issue the community had was with the map design, but thankfully, the new update has brought a map that everyone seems to be enjoying, even Dr Disrespect, who is often openly critical of the franchise.

While streaming Battlefield 2042 on June 17, 2022, Dr Disrespect stated that the new map Exposure is “the best thing to happen to Battlefield in years”.

The Doc applauds the devs for the new update and map, saying “finally, a good decision,” as it seems he too was disappointed with some of the choices that were made by the dev team.

Battlefield 2042 has undergone a lot of change since its release, and many weren’t happy with decisions like the removal of the Scoreboard, which has now been brought back. With that being said, it seems the devs are dedicated to improving the experience in Battlefield 2042.

It’s great to see many enjoying the new map and giving Battlefield 2042 another chance, especially as the devs have been hard at work to make the game better for players.


Despite the love for Battlefield 2042’s first season, CoD fans believe Modern Warfare 2 could kill off the franchise for good.

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CoD players explain how Modern Warfare 2 can kill off Battlefield for good

With Ground War returning in Modern Warfare 2, players are hoping Infinity Ward go all out to beat Battlefield at its own game.

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Ground War, CoD’s large-scale mode, will return in Modern Warfare 2. Originally criticized for failing to capture what made Battlefield so great, players explained how MW2’s Ground War will succeed where Battlefield 2042 failed.

Ground War arrived in Modern Warfare 2019, using Verdansk’s POIs as huge playspaces for a large-scale Conquest-like game mode. While players enjoyed Ground War, many felt that it failed to capture the squad play, vehicle balance, and map flow that made Battlefield so popular.

However, the way gamers think about the Battlefield franchise has completely changed since then, with Battlefield 2042 failing at almost every hurdle. Luckily, Ground War returns in Modern Warfare 2 and those let down by 2042 hope that Infinity Ward go all out and try to use Ground War to “put the nail in the coffin” for Battlefield.

Reddit user Spartacus_115 kicked off the discussion by saying that Infinity Ward need to make changes to Ground War when it returns in Modern Warfare 2. They explained that the biggest issue it had was the objective placements and shape of the maps, which they felt were too linear.

For Modern Warfare 2, they want to see the objective positions wider, spread out, and circular, allowing for flanking routes and strategy. Many users brought up MW2019’s Promenade as an example of what they don’t want to see, where the action takes place in a long street without any opportunity for flanking.

CoD players also hope to see tighter squad play, multiple game modes, fewer sniping positions, and a better vehicle to infantry balance  – all aspects of the best Battlefield games.

Many Battlefield players moved over to CoD between Battlefield V and 2042, and the latest entry did nothing to bring them back. These ex-Battlefield players are especially hoping that Modern Warfare 2’s Ground War will be a success.

“As a Battlefield refugee I truly hope they go all in and try to put the nail in the coffin for Battlefield,” said jamslfc. “I hate to say it but same,” replied SPYDER0416, explaining that they’ve been “dying for a good Battlefield-esque experience.”

Another user said that “even if it doesn’t necessarily kill Battlefield off it could finally be a big fat wake-up call,” but they had their doubts.


For more on Modern Warfare 2, be sure to check out whether it’ll launch on Game Pass and everything we know about the campaign.

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