Battlefield 2042 First Patch Live, Two More Updates Coming in 30 Days

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Battlefield 2042 was released today for all major platforms. Unfortunately, the game reception has not been very positive, just a 21% positive rating on Steam at the time of writing. Most of the criticism is due to the game’s mechanics, bugs, lack of features, and lag.

DICE is aware of these issues and has released the game’s first patch. Two more patches have been confirmed and will arrive in 30 days.

The current update reduces rubber banding that occurred in All-Out Warfare modes. The “Little Green Man” skin of Boris that caused controversy has been renamed “Gator.” The update makes sure that allies' names will be displayed correctly from now on.

Fixes, Changes, and Improvements

  • Implemented Server Side upgrades that are targeted at reducing instances of Rubber Banding, often experienced in the later part of a round in All-Out Warfare modes.
  • Significantly reduced instances of stuttering when playing on Breakaway. If the Silo’s are destroyed, it should no longer reduce performance on the server.
    • A note that we are continuing to investigate similar occurrences that have been reported to us on other maps.
  • When looking at allies on your team, their names will now correctly display.
  • Adjusted the animations for Falck during the End of Round sequence to ensure that she is displayed correctly.
  • Updated a skin earnable for Boris via Mastery Progression with a new name: Gator.
  • Ensured that TDM Rounds in Battlefield Portal always start with Random Deploy set as active. We observed that this sometimes wasn’t active when moving from round to round, but have now fixed this.
  • Applied a set of measures that ensure the correct number of AI spawn in Custom Battlefield Portal modes using the Free for All preset.
  • PC Only: Enabled Specialist Selection in Hazard Zone via mouse interaction, removing the need to lock in your selection with the Spacebar.
  • Fixed a rare occurrence in Hazard Zone that would sometimes cause the End of Round flow to not activate correctly, ensuring that the correct amount of bonus XP was awarded.
  • Repaired an issue found in Hazard Zone that could cause players to be shown on the Map when they were not visible, or spotted.
  • Provided a fix for Hazard Zone players who were not seeing their Extraction Streaks updating correctly.

The patch notes are on the official EA website.

So what do you think? Are you excited about Battlefield 2042? Have you played the game already? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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