An upcoming patch for Battlefield 2042 will introduce hundreds of bug fixes and quality of life improvements to the struggling multiplayer shooter and it’s set to roll out on April 18.
Dice Community Manager Kevin Johnson announced the 4.0 update on Twitter, outlining several of the key changes we can expect (thanks, Eurogamer). The patch will include over 400 bug fixes, which is a significant amount and not far off Battlefield 2042’s concurrent player count, which dropped to a paltry 832 on April 13.
Attachments are being overhauled to make them more unique, allowing them to better influence your loadout choice and shooter. Playable Specialists Rao and Paik will also get their traits updated, and some fixes will be made to Sundance’s grenade belt to improve their close-range anti-armor targeting.
XP rewards for Support Actions and Team Play will be rebalanced to encourage greater teamwork, and Ribbons – BF 2042’s in-match rewards – have been changed so they’re easier to unlock in some modes, such as Rush.
Balance adjustments are also being applied to Vehicular Warfare to improve the dynamics between infantry and vehicles. Aiming bugs that occur when exiting a vehicle or reviving near obstacles will also be fixed.
Johnson says this “only scratches the surface of Update 4.0 in Battlefield 2042” and the team appreciates “the patience we’ve been given to release this update.”
Limit the damage
For many Battlefield 2042 players, that patience seems to be running out. The multiplayer shooter has seen an exodus of players since its launch late last year, as fans of the franchise remain disappointed with its lingering bugs and issues. The slow rollout of additional content – like voice chat and its delayed first season of DLC – has pushed more gamers into the game.
The updates that have been implemented so far have not been particularly well received by the community. A batch of recent map changes were welcomed as a step in the right direction, but weren’t substantial enough to convince disappointed fans.
Battlefield 2042 recently fell below 1,000 concurrent players on Steam, marking a new low for the multiplayer shooter.
Those who have stuck with the game will be eager to see if the 400+ fixes in this upcoming update improve it significantly or erase the cracks.