Battlefield 2042: Max Dispersion Values for Some Assault Rifles Adjusted

How's your experience with Battlefield 2042 Season 5: New Dawn so far? If you feel that some weapons need balancing, DICE thinks so too. That is why the company made important tweaks in the recently released Update 5.0.1

One of the highlights of this update is the adjusted dispersion of several assault rifles in Battlefield 2042. The max dispersion for AK24, SFARM-GL, and AEK has increased by 9%, while lowered by 8% for AC42, M16A3, M416, and MTAR21. Dispersion, in this case, is a mechanic in Battlefield 2042 that makes your shots less accurate as you hold down the trigger for extended periods.

According to DICE, the goal of these dispersion changes is to compress the top and lowest-performing ARs for a more balanced weapon offering. This is part of its ongoing efforts to encourage the community to do smaller bursts instead of prolonged fire when shooting at a moving target.


AI Soldiers

  • We've once again told the troops to get back to work on the Prologue, and they'll now correctly spawn in and support you as intended.


  • Fixed an issue causing some missiles and grenades to appear offset from the weapon while moving and firing.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the SPH Explosive Launcher's projectile to detonate immediately if the attached player had died.


  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Capture Objective Indicator not correctly appearing whilst an objective is being captured.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the ability to equip unlocks received during a match.


  • Dozer
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in Dozer's Ballistic Shield not correctly playing the heavy hit animation when he takes direct damage from heavy projectiles such as rockets.
    • Fixed an issue that was allowing bullets to go through Dozer's Ballistic Shield based on what point in time you joined the server.
  • Soldiers
    • Fixed an issue that made spotting air vehicles above objectives difficult to perform.
    • Fixed an issue that could sometimes reward you with assists on your own kills, or assists on teammates (or even on yourself, but not the Penguins. Stop trying to hurt them!)


  • Fixed an issue that caused Subsonic ammunition on the DM7, AM40 and M5A3 to muzzle flash when equipped with a Suppressor
  • RM68
    • RM68 Bullet Speed lowered from 790 to 700
    • We have lowered the 4HK range on the following Ammo types:
      • Standard Ammo reduced from 40m > 30m
      • High Power ammo reduced from 50m > 40m
    • 4HK range has been removed from CQB Ammo
  • M416
    • M416 damage increased from 18 to 22 at 50m.
    • M416 damage increased from 15 to 18 at 75m and beyond.
  • MTAR21
    • 4HK range capabilities have been removed from the MTAR21.
  • Dispersion and Accuracy
    • Lowered the delay to dispersion reset from 0.2s to 0.1s.


  • Fixed an issue for the CAV-Brawler unlock requirement that did not properly count teammates deploying on your MAV or EBLC-Ram
  • Fixed an issue that caused the wave lines from the Detection Pulse to not be drawn on the minimap when inside the vehicle using the ability
  • If a vehicle is hacked at the same moment as activating the CWP, the cooldown will now be reset.

Battlefield 2042 Update 5.0.1 is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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