Developer DICE is ready to launch a major new update for Battlefield 2042, where the Siege Shooting Game 4.0 release promises to deliver “400+” fixes and enhancements when it arrives sometime next week.
Although full patch notes will not be available until next week’s launch, DICE community manager Kevin Johnson (thanks VGC) has shared some of the release’s key features on Twitter. For example, attachments will be reviewed in Update 4.0, where DICE aims to ensure that everyone feels unique and has an impact on loadout choices and weapon play.
In addition, XP for Support Actions and Teamplay have been balanced “to ensure teamwork remains king”, and there are balancing changes on the way to Vehicular Warfare in an attempt to give infantry / vehicle counterplay “some bite”.
Elsewhere, Rao and Paik will see their properties updated, while Sundance receives some corrections to their grenade belt, allowing for “better acquisition of anti-tank grenade targets in their immediate vicinity.” And finally – in terms of today’s revealed highlights at least – tapes have been fine-tuned to allow for easier unlocking across modes such as Rush.
Expect significantly more details on Battlefield 2042’s promised 400+ fixes, bugs, and quality of life improvements when the full patch notes arrive next week.
Of course, DICE has been constantly working to improve the besieged Battlefield 2042, which has quickly become one of Steam’s worst-reviewed games ever since its launch last November. Numerous delays for new content and features – such as the game’s first season of content after launch, which should now arrive sometime this summer – have not done much to reassure players about the future of Battlefield 2042, especially after publisher EA’s admission that the game was a flop , but DICE recently reaffirmed its commitment to bring 2042 “up to the highest standards we all hold for the franchise”.
In addition to next week’s 4.0 update, DICE has said it plans major improvements to Battlefield 2042’s existing maps, the first of which are expected to arrive as part of the shooter’s long-awaited season 1 of content after launch.