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Best Battlefield 2042 Beta keybinds & settings for mouse & keyboard

Here are the best mouse and keyboard settings, including keybinds, you can use in Battlefield 2042 – no matter your playstyle.

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Battlefield 2042’s Beta is now live on PC and offers a ton of keyboard and mouse customization for every aspect of the game. To hone your skills and make everything as easy as possible, here are the best keybinds and mouse settings.

Players have finally got their hands on Battlefield 2042 across PCs and consoles, with the Open Beta giving a taste of the massive Orbital map, the new Plus attachment system, and of course, the weapons.

Dialing in your aim and movement is extremely important to winning Battlefield matches, so we have the best mouse and keyboard settings, including keybinds, to help you dominate.

Best Battlefield 2042 mouse & keyboard settings

Player skydiving in Battlefield 2042

Global mouse and keyboard settings

  • Invert Vertical Look for Soldiers: Off
  • Mouse raw input: On

On Foot mouse and keyboard settings

Aim

  • Solider mouse aim sensitivity: Your personal preference, but we recommend anywhere from 15-20
  • Invert Vertical Look for Soldiers: Off
  • Field of View: 60-80
  • ADS Field of View: Off

Movement

  • Soldier Sprint: Toggle
  • Double tap forward to sprint: Off
  • Sprint keybind (Mouse & Keyboard): Left Shift
  • Sprint to vault over: Off
  • Always use traversal Sprint: Off

Zoom

  • Soldier weapon zoom: Preference but we recommend Hold
  • Zoom keybind (Mouse and Keyboard): Right mouse button
  • Steady Scope: On
  • Steady scope keybind (Mouse & Keyboard): Left Shift
  • Soldier zoom aim sensitivity: Some players prefer setting this slightly lower than the regular sensitivity

Other

‘Quick throw Grenades’ is a hugely beneficial setting to have enabled, as you’ll immediately throw the Grenade upon pressing and releasing the button. With it disabled, you’ll first pull out the grenade, and then need to press again to throw it.

  • Parachute auto deploy: Off
  • Air spawn parachute auto deploy: On
  • Quick throw Grenades: On
  • Reload Hints: On

Advanced

Setting the Aim Ratio settings to 100 will match your Vertical and Horizontal aim rates, so they both have the same sensitivity. This can feel far too fast, so we recommend starting somewhere near 50 and finding what’s most comfortable for you.

  • Vertical Mouse Aim Ratio: 40
  • Vertical Mouse Zoom Aim Ratio: 40
  • Uniform soldier aiming: On
  • Coefficient: Your preference, but around 50 feels good for us
  • Zoom transition sensitivity smoothing: On

Vehicles mouse and keyboard settings

Battlefield 2042 player with tank

Aim

  • Vehicle mouse aim sensitivity: Your preference, but it should be around the same as regular
  • Invert Vertical Look for Tracked Vehicles: Off
  • Vehicle 3P Field of View: 30
  • Gunner Aim Sensitivity: Should be around the same as the regular sensitivity

Zoom

  • Vehicle weapon zoom: Toggle
  • Zoom keybind (Mouse & Keyboard): Right mouse button

Pilot

The Plane Chase Camera Roll is still in progress, so may not work properly in the Beta.

  • Invert Vertical Look for Aircraft: On
  • Plane Control Sensitivity: 100
  • Plane Chase Camera Roll: On

Advanced

  • Vehicle mouse aim sensitivity: 60
  • Vehicle Zoom Aim Ratio: 60
  • Uniform vehicle aiming: On
  • Coefficient: Your preference, but around 50 feels good for us

Best Battlefield 2042 keybinds

Battlefield 2042 operator in kaleidoscope map

Battlefield 2042 allows players to customize almost every aspect of their game, no matter if they’re boots on the ground or in a vehicle.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of all the keybinds you should use in Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 Common keybinds

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While we’ve bound the map to M, Battlefield 2042’s Beta doesn’t actually feature the map option. When the game releases in November, M is the key you’ll want to use.

Also, bear in mind that there’s no chat or voice chat function in the Beta. These will be added at launch, and we’ll update the best keybinds accordingly.

  • Full map: M
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice Chat: L Alt
  • Voice Chat (Push to talk): V
  • Party Chat: P
  • Cycle chat channel: Tab
  • Toggle chat: H
  • Options menu: O
  • Social menu: Tab
  • Take screenshot: Print Screen

Battlefield 2042 Soldier keybinds

Players diving off a building in Battlefield 2042

The soldier keybinds in Battlefield 2042 are pretty straightforward, but there are a few things you can do to make life easier.

One is moving Crouch to Ctrl. Using your pinky will feel the most natural, as you won’t have to shift your hand or move any fingers away from the movement keys. The other is binding Grenades and Specialist Gadgets to your mouse, so you have immediate access to them when needed.

Here’s the full list of the best Battlefield 2042 soldier keybinds:

  • Walk forward: W
  • Walk backward: S
  • Strafe right: D
  • Strafe left: A
  • Jump: Space Bar
  • Vault: Space Bar
  • Sprint: Left Shift
  • Traversal sprint: Left Shift
  • Crouch (Toggle): Left Control
  • Prone: Z
  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Zoom: Right mouse button
  • Reload: R
  • Interact: E
  • Enter/Exit Vehicle: E
  • Parachute Deploy: Space
  • Melee takedown: F
  • Primary weapon: 1
  • Secondary weapon: 2
  • Gadget: 3
  • Specialist gadget: 4 & Mouse 4
  • Throw grenade: G & Mouse 3
  • Toggle underbarrel: X
  • Fire mode: C
  • Steady scope: Left shift
  • Full map: M
  • Scoreboard: Tab
  • Vehicle seat 1: F1
  • Vehicle seat 2: F2
  • Vehicle seat 3: F3
  • Vehicle seat 4: F4
  • Vehicle seat 5: F5
  • Vehicle seat 6: F6
  • Vehicle seat 7: F7
  • Vehicle seat 8: F8
  • Modify weapon attachments: T
  • Cycle next inventory item: Scroll wheel up
  • Cycle previous inventory item: Scroll wheel down
  • Modify sight: 1
  • Modify ammo: 2
  • Modify underbarrel: 3
  • Modify barrel: 4
  • Ping: Q
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice chat: Left Alt
  • Voice chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Party chat: P
  • Toggle chat: H

Battlefield 2042 Gunner keybinds

Tank in Battlefield 2042

There isn’t a lot to change with the Gunner, Vehicle, or Transport keybinds, but make sure any settings you’ve changed are the same across the board. These are separate menus, so you’ll need to change the keybind each time.

  • Enter/Exit vehicle: E
  • Full map: M
  • Zoom Minimap: N
  • Scoreboard: Tab
  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Zoom: Right mouse button
  • Vehicle seat 1: F1
  • Vehicle seat 2: F2
  • Vehicle seat 3: F3
  • Vehicle seat 4: F4
  • Vehicle seat 5: F5
  • Vehicle seat 6: F6
  • Vehicle seat 7: F7
  • Vehicle seat 8: F8
  • Primary weapon: 1
  • Secondary weapon: 2
  • Ping: Q
  • Chase camera: C
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice chat: Left Alt
  • Voice chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Party chat: P
  • Toggle chat: H

Battlefield 2042 Vehicle Driver keybinds

Battlefield 2042 noshahr canals boat gameplay
  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Accelerate: W
  • Brake/Reverse: S
  • Turn right: D
  • Turn left: A
  • Enter/Exit vehicle: E
  • Full map: M
  • Zoom Minimap: N
  • Scoreboard: Tab
  • Chase Camera: C
  • Zoom vehicle: Right mouse button
  • Switch weapon: Scroll wheel up
  • Primary weapon: 1
  • Secondary weapon: 2
  • Self-repair: X
  • Vehicle seat 1: F1
  • Vehicle seat 2: F2
  • Vehicle seat 3: F3
  • Vehicle seat 4: F4
  • Vehicle seat 5: F5
  • Vehicle seat 6: F6
  • Vehicle seat 7: F7
  • Boost: Left Shift
  • Handbrake: Left Ctrl
  • Ping: Q
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice chat: Left Alt
  • Voice chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Party chat: P
  • Toggle chat: H

Battlefield 2042 Transport Driver keybinds

Battlefield 2042 player driving transport vehicle
  • Accelerate: W
  • Brake/Reverse: S
  • Turn right: D
  • Turn left: A
  • Boost: Left Alt
  • Rear view camera: Middle mouse button
  • Enter/Exit vehicle: E
  • Full map: M
  • Zoom Minimap: N
  • Scoreboard: Enter
  • Throw lures: C
  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Vehicle seat 1: F1
  • Vehicle seat 2: F2
  • Vehicle seat 3: F3
  • Vehicle seat 4: F4
  • Vehicle seat 5: F5
  • Vehicle seat 6: F6
  • Vehicle seat 7: F7
  • Activate equipment slot 1: X
  • Activate equipment slot 2: G
  • Handbrake: Space
  • Ping: Q
  • Radio: T
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice chat: Left Alt
  • Voice chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Party chat: P
  • Toggle chat: H

Battlefield 2042 Pilot keybinds

Battlefield 2042 jets dogfighting

There are a few things you can adjust to make mouse and keyboard flying much easier in Battlefield 2042.

The first is swapping the Yaw input with Pitch, as this allows you to use your mouse to aim the plane at targets. The other is to also bind pitch up to Spacebar, as this will allow you to pull up quickly.

  • Throttle up: W
  • Throttle down: S
  • Yaw right: Move mouse right
  • Yaw left: Move mouse left
  • Pitch down: Move mouse up
  • Pitch up: Move mouse down & Space Bar
  • Roll right: D
  • Roll left: S
  • Rear view camera: Middle mouse button
  • Enter/Exit vehicle: E
  • Full map: M
  • Zoom Minimap: N
  • Scoreboard: Tab
  • Chase camera: C
  • Fire: Left mouse button
  • Zoom aircraft: Right mouse button
  • Primary weapon: 1
  • Secondary weapon: 2
  • Vehicle seat 2: F2
  • Vehicle seat 3: F3
  • Vehicle seat 4: F4
  • Vehicle seat 5: F5
  • Vehicle seat 6: F6
  • Vehicle seat 7: F7
  • Vehicle seat 8: F8
  • Assisted flight/afterburner: Left Shift
  • Ping: Q
  • Modify sight: T
  • Chat: Enter
  • Chat team: K
  • Voice chat: Left Alt
  • Voice chat (Push to Talk): V
  • Party chat: P
  • Toggle chat: H

And those are the best PC settings for Battlefield 2042! No matter your playstyle, everything should be much easier and intuitive with these settings.

For more Battlefield 2042, you can check out its crossplay status, including how to disable it.

Image Credit: DICE / EA

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Battlefield 2042 devs buff controller aim assist following Beta feedback

Following feedback from the Battlefield 2042 official Beta, the game’s devs have decided to increase aim assist for controller players.

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EA and DICE have decided to buff controller aim assist in Battlefield 2042 after complaints that “it was too low” in the Battlefield 2042 Beta.

One of the biggest differences between controller and mouse and keyboard players is the freedom to aim. Battlefield 2042 is no different, and the devs have confirmed that they’ve buffed controller aim assist to keep gameplay between the two input methods more consistent.

The Battlefield 2042 Beta allowed the devs to learn a lot about the game and how it copes when filled with dozens of players. Now, they have taken that feedback on board, and Battlefield 2042 controller players should be more satisfied in the game’s final release.

gameplay in battlefield 2042

The information has come as a result of an official EA blog post entitled: “Battlefield Briefing – What We Learned From The Open Beta.”

It discussed a ton of details regarding the Beta, what went well, what could be improved on, and EA outed multiple areas that will be different when Battlefield 2042 comes out.

“We’ve also heard your feedback on Aim Assist strength on controllers. You helped to show us that it was too low, so we’ve worked to improve this experience, making it more familiar to players who played with us in past titles.”

ea blog post on battlefield 2042 feedback

Whereas mouse and keyboard players have free reign to do as they please with their aiming, controller players have to adjust their sensitivity settings to achieve the desired outcome – and even then it’s not always as accurate as can be.

This is why games provide a handy lock-on boost for controller players called “aim assist,” this mechanic allows players to snap on closer to the target when aiming, and it should now be stronger in Battlefield 2042.


There is a whole host of other changes that will be implemented between now and the full release of Battlefield 2042, EA and DICE will hope they’ll be enough to provide solid competition for CoD: Vanguard and Halo Infinite.


Also, check out the full list of changes that will be made to Battlefield 2042 following Beta feedback.

Image Credit: EA / DICE

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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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Battlefield 2042 Specialists

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.

battlefield 2042 artwork

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.

Battlefield 2042 artwork

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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All Battlefield 2042 Specialists: Classes, Gadgets, abilities, Traits

Here’s everything you need to know about Battlefield 2042’s new Specialist class system, and all of the confirmed Specialists.

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Battlefield 2042 has changed up the traditional four-class system to have you play as Specialists, international soldiers with different gadgets and abilities. Here’s every Specialist arriving in Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 has swapped out the traditional class system to include Specialists who belong to one of four classes – Recon, Assault, Support, and Engineer.

While you can use any weapon with any Specialist, they each have different gadgets and abilities to make them specialize in certain situations.

The next iteration of Battlefield will launch with 10 Specialists to choose from, with more being added in each season’s Battle Pass. Ahead of Battlefield 2042’s launch, all ten Specialists have now been revealed.

Thanks to DICE, here’s every confirmed Specialist in Battlefield 2042 and their abilities.

Battlefield 2042 Recon Specialists

Navin Roa

Battlefield 2042 Navin Roa specialist
  • Trait: Trojan Network
  • Specialty: Cyber Warfare Suit

Navin Roa will be the perfect Specialist to sneak up on enemies and cause havoc in their objectives.

His Trojan Network Trait allows him to hack an enemy, killing them to reveal all nearby enemies. And he can also take control of enemy equipment and in-world, such as raising bollards from a distance to cut off enemy vehicles.

Ji-Soon Paik

Battlefield 2042 ji-soo paik specialist
  • Trait: Threat Perception
  • Specialty: EMG-X Scanner

Although a Recon Specialist, South Korean Specialist Ji-Soon Paik will be especially effective for aggressive players.

Her Threat Perception Trait marks any enemy that damages her, so anyone playing as her will have full awareness amid battle.

And her EMG-X Scanner essentially acts as wallhacks, where nearby enemies are highlighted through walls. Depending on how much range this has, it could be an extremely powerful tool in the hands of a skilled player.

Casper

Battlefield 2042 Casper Specialist
  • Trait: Movement Sensor
  • Specialty: OV-P Recon Drone

A Recon Specialist, Wikus “Casper” Van Daele, is a South African soldier best suited for players who like to take on the Scout role in their squad.

This Recon Specialist can use their Trait to detect nearby enemies with a Movement Sensor, where the screen flashes if an enemy gets too close. And for his Specialty, he deploys the OV-P Recon Drone.

Devs confirmed that the Drone will reveal enemy positions, disrupt electronics, and can be controlled manually or left on auto-pilot. It can also be used to “designate targets for lock-on weapons.”

Battlefield 2042 Assault Specialists

Dozer

Battlefield 2042 Dozer specialist
  • Trait: Blast Resistant
  • Specialty: SOB-8 Ballistic Shield

Santiago “Dozer” Espinoza will be the Specialist you want to lead an aggressive push, using his Ballistic Shield and explosive resistance to survive a ton of damage.

Dozer’s Blast Resistant Trait acts very similarly to E.O.D from Warzone, where he can survive much more explosive damage than the average soldier. And it doesn’t seem to affect him, so he can stay accurate at all times.

And the SOB-8 Ballistic Shield makes him the perfect point man, where he can sponge all incoming damage and be an excellent distraction for his squadmates. Also, it appears that he can still damage and kill enemies while using the Shield.

Sundance

Battlefield 2042 sundance specialist
  • Trait: Wingsuit
  • Specialty: Smart Explosives

French Specialist Emma “Sundance” Rosier is the most mobile character in the game, being able to glide around the map.

Their Trait, the Wingsuit, has been used heavily in Battlefield 2042’s marketing and now we finally know how to get your hands on it. Unique to Sundance, the Wingsuit allows them to stealthily fly across the map.

And they’ll have much more lethal equipment at their disposal, as the Smart Explosives Speciality lets them switch between using Anti-Armor, EMP, and Scatter Grenades.

Webster Mackay

Webster Mackay specialist
  • Trait: Nimble
  • Specialty: Grappling Hook

Webster Mackay is a Canadian Assault Specialist, perfect for flanking enemies and getting in their faces.

His Specialty uses a Grappling Hook to quickly navigate the massive maps. Hitting a surface will pull you towards the attach point, allowing for some nifty flanking maneuvers.

Mackay also features the Nimble Trait, which allows him to be a hard target by moving faster while aiming down the sight.

Battlefield 2042 Support Specialists

Angel

Angel specialist
  • Trait: Trauma Specialist
  • Specialty: Loadout Crate

Romanian Specialist Constantin “Angel” Anghel will be the frontline medic of your squad, as he acts more like the Medics from previous Battlefield games.

Players have complained that reviving was too slow in the Beta, but his Trauma Specialist Trait allows him to revive players much faster and also restore their armor.

And in more of the Support than Medic vein, Angel can drop a Loadout Crate that allows players to select another loadout without having to redeploy.

Maria Falck

Maria Falk specialist
  • Trait: Combat Surgeon
  • Specialty: S21 Syrette Pistol

Maria Falck is a German Specialist who will take on the medic role of your squad, quickly healing teammates and reviving them to full health.

She uses the S21 Syrette Pistol to heal herself and teammates from afar, and her Trait is the Combat Surgeon, which allows her to revive allies to full health. Also, if in a pinch, the Syrette Pistol will damage enemies.

Battlefield 2042 Engineer Specialists

Boris

Boris specialist
  • Trait: Sentry Operator
  • Specialty: SG-36 Sentry Gun

As part of the Engineer category, Pytor “Boris” Guskovsky will be the heavy weapons expert of your squad, especially proficient at defending objectives.

Boris can deploy the SG-36 Sentry Gun as his Specialty, which auto-engages enemies and vehicles.

He has the Sentry Operator ability for his Trait, which boosts the Sentry’s efficiency when he stands near and “spots the enemy target when the Sentry Gun locks on to the enemy in question.” Be warned, though, the Sentry Gun can be EMP’d.

Irish

Irish Specialist
  • Trait: Veteran
  • Specialty: Fortification System

Kimble “Irish” Graves is the latest Battlefield 2042 Specialist to be revealed after featuring heavily in the Exodus short film. Irish was one of the main characters of Battlefield 4’s storyline and is now looking for revenge in 2042.

As another Engineer, Irish can use the Fortification System to place the “DCS Deployable Cover to protect from bullets and explosives, and the APS-36 Shootdown Sentinel to take down explosive projectiles.”

And for his trait, Irish has Veteran. This allows him to provide armor “with additional bonuses from downed enemies.”


And those are all ten of the Specialists confirmed for Battlefield 2042’s launch!

You can also check out the best keybinds and settings for playing Battlefield 2042 on mouse and keyboard.

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