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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.

Image Credit: EA / DICE

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Battlefield 2042 is so broken that cheat sellers are closing shop

It appears that cheaters are leaving Battlefield 2042 behind as the game is so broken that the cheats don’t work properly.

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While cheaters have been plaguing top multiplayer titles such as Warzone and Halo, it appears that Battlefield 2042’s multitude of bugs and performance issues are preventing cheats from working properly, so sellers are closing shop.

Even though hype for Battlefield 2042 was at an all-time high after it was announced, cheaters were a worry niggling in players’ minds. DICE sought to reassure players by announcing their anti-cheat plans, but it appears these hackers are being deterred by something else entirely.

It has been reported that alongside the declining player base, Battlefield 2042’s performance issues are stopping these cheats from working properly, so they’re not being sold anymore.

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Battlefield 2042 uses Easy Anti-Cheat – the same provider as Apex Legends and Fortnite. However, Battlefield 2042 costs around $60, so while cheaters certainly exist, it hasn’t suffered the same way these other games have.

But it appears that cheaters might be leaving Battlefield 2042 for good as the player base is too small to be worth the provider’s time, and the game is so broken that their cheats don’t even work properly.

This was first reported by industry insider Tom Henderson, who tweeted that a Battlefield 2042 cheat provider is suspending its services to the game, and “it’s not because of Anti-cheat.”

“It’s because [Battlefield 2042’s] performance makes the cheats not work properly,” he revealed, sharing a screenshot that seems to be from a cheat seller’s Discord.

In this screenshot, the cheat seller announced, “We will discontinue BF2042 from our store.”

“The reason for this decision is the ongoing performance issue of the game which affects the cheat,” they explained. “And that most people don’t use their subscription anymore since the game is dying.”

“They aren’t the only ones,” claimed content creator Mavriq. “Couple of providers stopped support cause the userbase isn’t there to justify working on the cheat.”

While a declining player base is never good for a game’s longevity, perhaps hardcore players will find some comfort in knowing that cheaters aren’t bothering to ruin matches of Battlefield 2042.

The devs appear committed to getting the game back on track though, with the Game Director giving a reassuringly candid response to complaints.

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Fortnite adds Battlefield 2042-style Tornadoes in January 11 hotfix: Patch notes

Fortnite’s January 11 hotfix has added Tornadoes and more to Chapter 3 of the battle royale, so here are the full patch notes.

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Fortnite has added Battlefield 2042-esque dynamic weather Tornadoes and Lightning in a January 11 hotfix, so here are the full patch notes.

Battlefield 2042 sought to change the game by including dynamic weather effects such as Tornadoes and Sandstorms, and now Fortnite Chapter 3 has taken a leaf out of DICE’s book.

As of the January 11 hotfix, players can find Tornadoes and Lightning all over the Chapter 3 Island, as well as see the return of the Flare Gun.

Here are the full patch notes for Fortnite’s January 11 hotfix.

Fortnite adds Tornadoes & Lightning

Fortnite Chapter 3’s trailer showed off some incredible weather effects, and they’ve finally arrived in the January 11 hotfix. Now, the storms can form in the Chapter 3 Island bringing both Tornadoes and Lightning.

While Tornadoes are often lethal in Battlefield 2042, they’re actually your friend in Fortnite. They’ll lift you into the air if you get near enough, and then “You’ll spin round and round ‘til you choose to glide to safety — or if you stay spinning long enough — ‘til the twister spits you out.”

And the Lightning isn’t to be feared either. While it deals a small amount of damage and sets the surrounding area on fire, Lightning will give you a temporary speed boost. You can get struck by lightning by jumping into the water below the cloud or reaching the highest land point below it.

And don’t worry about getting struck over and over again, “Lighting doesn’t strike twice back-to-back.”

Fortnite Flare Gun returns

Fortnite Flare Gun

The Flare Gun has also been unvaulted in the January 11 hotfix, where you can find it in Chests, on the ground, and from Supply Drops.

This fiery weapon deals 60 damage with an area of effect and will set alight anything it touches. You can now use them alongside Firefly Jars to burn down enemy structures.

Fortnite Tornado Week

Lightning in Fortnite Chapter 3

Fortnite will include a Tornado Week to celebrate the weather effect’s arrival, with Tornadoes being far more common from January 11 until January 17 at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM GMT.

Fortnite Competitive patch notes

  • Tornadoes and lightning are not included in competitive playlists.
  • Flare Guns are currently not in competitive playlists but are subject to an evaluation period.
    • During this Season, items like the Flare Gun and Shield Keg could potentially be introduced to competitive playlists after a one-to-two week evaluation period. In this Season in particular, we’re evaluating the viability of more mid-Season items introduced to competitive playlists than in recent previous Seasons.

For more Fortnite, you can check out everything we know about the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle crossover.

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Battlefield 2042 dev responds to claims that bug completely resets recoil

A Battlefield 2042 player believed they found a bug that completely resets recoil, and a senior developers has issued a response.

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A Battlefield 2042 player believed they found a nifty glitch that completely reset the recoil on their weapon, but a senior developer shut down the claims.

Battlefield 2042 suffered an infamously poor launch, with Steam reportedly still offering refunds to players. However, DICE have returned from their holiday break and will be looking at the major changes that need to be made.

A player claimed that an exploit that allows players to reset their recoil flew under the radar, but Lead Game Designer Florian ‘DRUNKKZ3’ Le Bihan gave an in-depth response explaining the issue.

Battlefield 2042 soldiers in front of a helicopter

Battlefield 2042 players were extremely disappointed in the bullet spread mechanic, which made it nearly impossible to hit enemies at range. This has since been dialed back, but there appears to be another issue that completely resets recoil.

Twitter user ‘SgtDangerCow’ tweeted out that “currently if you crouch whilst firing, you essentially ‘reset’ your vertical recoil.” In the video attached, we can see the aim point moves back to the starting position, essentially resetting the recoil.

DICE’s community manager Kevin Johnson said the issue would be passed on, and tagged Lead Game Designer Florian Le Bihan, who gave an in-depth explanation.

“There really isn’t anything wrong,” explained Le Bihan. “When you go crouch the camera translates downwards which moves the point of aim down like any FPS. Recoil pitches the camera upwards as you fire which is also expected.”

He continued, “In this case scenario you are firing at an object pretty close and it just happened that when you went crouch, the camera moved down enough to more or less move your sight close enough to where your first shot was hitting.”

Le Bihan then concluded that this strategy would likely be far less effective at a longer range. While SgtDangerCow agreed with his points, they stressed that this may cause crouch spam in lower gunfights, but Le Bihan believes crouch spam is a separate issue.

So if you’re struggling to control a weapon’s wild kick at close-range, you could potentially use this trick to ‘reset’ the recoil. But this isn’t a glitch or a bug, it’s just how the game’s physics works.

For more Battlefield 2042, you can check out how many people are playing in 2022.

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