It’s safe to say that the latest entry in the Battlefield series hasn’t exactly gone down very well with a lot of fans, proving to be a pretty divisive entry in the franchise. Despite all the negative reaction though, the developers at DICE are committed to improving the game’s buggy launch, as well as addressing some player feedback.
This Thursday (tomorrow, November 25th), DICE is releasing Update #2 for Battlefield 2042 that will include various fixes like reducing bullet spread on all weapons whilst aiming down sights and moving, improved accuracy whilst stationary for “many weapons”, improved accuracy for single shot and burst fire weapons, and increased vertical recoil on the PP-29 so that it “does not overperform when engaging outside of its intended combat range.”
Other fixes in the Update #2 patch include nerfs to the LCAA Hovercraft and MD540 Nightbird, more fixes and improvements to weapons and Battlefield Portal, as well as fix for that very annoying bug that prevented players from being revived “when a Soldier dies close to an object, or wall.”
However, a third even bigger update for BF2042 is planned for sometime in December. Although the fixes mentioned above are certainly welcome, Update #3 will include “Over 150 individual fixes” specifically for maps alone, with hundreds of other improvements in other areas of the game like gunplay, UI, matchmaking, PC performance, progression, and so on.
The list of fixes coming in Update #3 for Battlefield 2042 is pretty long, so you can check out the full blog post here and scroll down a bit to find the full list of changes.
Interestingly, DICE has acknowledged a lot of player concerns regarding fundamental game design and certain “legacy features” players have asked for. However, they likely won’t be changing any of the core mechanics like the Specialist system or map design:
“End-of-match Scoreboard, Server Browser, and features like Voice Chat are big topics for us to cover all at once, and we have plenty we want to say around them," the developers said. "We’ll come back to you when we have things that we can show to you, including details about our long-term vision for certain features and functions.”
What do you think? Have you been playing Battlefield 2042 recently? What do you think of it? Will these changes help? Or do you think the damage has already been done? Which improvement/fix are you most excited for? Let us know!