Battlefield 2042 takes advantage of the 4.1 patch notes to announce some good news about its first season.
The FPS from EA and DICE is not dead yet and it intends to stay around for a while, at least while the developers prepare the next opus. In the meantime, the software is doing everything it can to raise its head and it should soon move up a gear.
Battlefield 2042 will have a season 1 finally?
Battlefield 2042 is indeed taking advantage of this new patch to announce that its season 1 will not wait for the summer and will be released in early June. On the other hand, no precise date has been given for the moment and the devs tell us that they will give more details in the coming days.
However, we can normally expect to see a new map, a new agent, weapons and a battle pass full of cosmetics. Finally, this is what is normally expected.
As a reminder, basic, Battlefield 2042 had indeed announced no less than 4 seasons of 3 months during the year 2022, which each time had to add a new card, a new operator and a battle pass. Except that with such a chaotic start, DICE had made the decision to postpone its very first season twice and have fallen quite a bit behind now. It remains to be seen whether the initial promises will be kept.
Patch 4.1, on the other hand, only focuses on balancing and changes the rotation of game modes. Here too we will have to wait until early June, DICE having announced a larger patch to come.
Battlefield 2042 4.1 patch notes on PS5, Xbox Series, PC, PS4 and Xbox One
- Vehicle Aim Sensitivity and Free View Sensitivity (Carrier Vehicle) controller settings are applied correctly.
- Improved aim assist with moving targets.
- Aim assist should no longer acquire targets through thin obstacles.
- You should no longer see the “You have been promoted” screen at the end of a round if you do not rank up.
- Reduced response time (input lag) on all platforms.
- Trigger pressure adjustment, for more responsiveness in the event of successive command inputs.
- Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 3 announcers have been remastered with new radio sound effects.
- Specialists have the correct end of round animations in Battlefield Portal modes.
- The following changes have been made to the Extreme models in the Battlefield Editor to be more consistent with our featured experiences.
- Activation of HUD in Extreme models.
- Disabled minimap and compass in Extreme models.
- Hitting enemies with EMP effects correctly grants Disrupt EXP.
- Removed deployable gadget placement delay. Now they appear instantly.
- Deployable gadgets are easier to deploy.
- The deployment tag is larger to make it more visible.
- The deployment beacon is visible from further away.
In this update, we are making several changes to All-Out Warfare rotations. Our main change is the removal of the 128 player version of Breakthrough. When we looked at the experiences available in All-Out Warfare, we noticed that the 128-player version was more suited to Conquest mode and its vast spaces, which lends itself better to the sandbox dimension.
In 128-player Breakthrough mode, a player’s or squad’s usefulness and impact on the flow of the game is limited by the intensity of the chaos.
We concluded that the 64-player version of Breakthrough represented a more tactical experience. Reducing the number of players helps alleviate the chaos of the experience, and with fewer combat vehicles available, you’ll be able to hold the front line more effectively. You will also have more space to work together and fulfill your individual function.
So in Breakthrough 64, it will be easier for squads to cooperate, whether that’s outflanking the enemy, planting a respawn beacon, or using the menu to set up silencers before securing and holding a point. A squad will be able to turn the tide of battle. We think limiting Breakthrough to 64 players will restore the rhythm that promotes teamwork and goal play. We will continue to investigate how our changes improve the experience before the start of Season 1.
[*]Here is the size retained for each card in Breakthrough 64 on PC, PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series S|X. Discharge, Manifest, Orbital, Kaleidoscope: 128 player version. Hourglass, Rupture, Renewal: 64-player version.
- The compass is larger when aiming, for better readability.
- Angel can no longer drop plates with his supply bag.
- The SG-36 turret spots players with a red dot. Spotted enemies are visible to allies.
- The SG-36 turret can no longer follow characters behind walls.
- SG-36 turret damage and health decreased.
- Reduced rate of fire (450 -> 250)
- Reduced initial damage (16 -> 10)
- Reduced end damage (10 -> 7)
- Reduced distance before power loss (50 -> 40)
- Reduced projectile speed (960 m/s -> 500 m/s)
- Reduced health (200 -> 150)
- Locking time extended by 0.3 seconds
- Reduced target oblivion time (2s -> 1.5s)
- Reduced lock range (65m -> 50m)
- Reduced reload time (5.2s -> 4.2s)
- Hitting with the SOB-8 shield while in smoke from a smoke weapon should cause damage.
- Reduced fortification system cooldown (25s -> 20s).
Update 0.4.0 changed the way some weapons work in unintended ways, introducing erroneous damage values. With this update, we are restoring the expected performance. You should feel an overall improvement in weapon performance. The impact of attachments on recoil has been reduced, while base weapon recoil has been buffed to compensate. In other words, weapons without attachments are more manageable. Holding your breath with a Bolt Action Rifle lasts up to 5 seconds. A 5 second penalty applies if you hold the breath all the way.
Underbarrel props no longer affect weapon deploy speed. Overall reduced DMR horizontal recoil. Acceleration of the deployment of support weapons. Increased AC42 power loss at long range. Removed AK24 semi-auto firing mode. Increased the rate of fire of the AK-24 in burst mode (900 cpm). Increased NTW-50’s effectiveness against vehicles. Added damage multiplier to NTW-50 against tank tracks. Increased the vertical recoil of the PKP-BP and added a new horizontal recoil profile. Increased SFAR-M GL damage at short and medium range. At 20m with the SFAR-M GL, it now takes 5 bullets to eliminate an enemy instead of 4. Reduced power loss over distance of SFAR-GL. Reduced SVK horizontal recoil to make successive shots easier. Increased SVK power loss beyond 40m. Reduced SVK high velocity bullet damage beyond 150m. It takes 3 bullets to eliminate an enemy instead of 2 with the SVK.
- Fixed a bug that did not award EXP when capturing an objective while in a vehicle that had not been deployed via the deploy menu.
Since the release of Update 0.4.0, we’ve continued to make vehicle-level balancing adjustments, changing the total number of vehicles that can be active on maps simultaneously in Conquest and Breakthrough.
- Kaleidoscope: 1 less light ground vehicle per team.
- Manifesto: 1 less light ground vehicle per team.
- Sector 4 adjustments: 1 less air transport vehicle for attackers, 1 less heavy ground vehicle for attackers and defenders.
- Adjusted Sector 3: Removed Air Transport Vehicles for Defenders, 1 less Heavy Ground Vehicle for Attackers and Defenders.
- Adjusted sector 4: 1 less heavy ground vehicle for attackers and defenders, removed transport and combat air vehicles for defenders.
- Adjusted sector 4: 1 less heavy ground vehicle for attackers and defenders.
- Adjusted sector 4: 1 less heavy vehicle for defenders.
- The MAV now belongs to the category of transport vehicles.
- The M5C Bolte’s missile launcher no longer deals excessive damage to air vehicles.
- The M5C Bolte now belongs to the category of armored vehicles.