Battlefield 2042: Players Can Unlock Several Specialists in Upcoming Update Just by Playing the Game

Season 5: New Dawn Update EA

Having trouble unlocking certain specialists in Battlefield 2042? Don't worry! Update 5, launching on all platforms tomorrow at 4 a.m. EST, will make several specialists available by just playing the game.

One of the major changes in Update 5 is that players can unlock Lis, Crawford, Zain, and Blasco by leveling up. That's because DICE decided to make them available as rewards for player progression. This is big because some specialists have pretty challenging unlock requirements. To unlock Lis back then, players had to damage vehicles while on foot and also had to destroy vehicles using the CG Recoilless M5 or the FXM-33 AA missile three times. The change is a nice and easy way to get Lis, Crawford, and Zain, especially for those who did not take advantage of the free unlock back in April.

In addition, some specialists are receiving notable adjustments once the Season 5 patch goes live. For one, Recon Specialists, including Camila Blasco, Ji-Soo Paik, Wikus "Casper" Van Daele, and Navin Rao, will be able to use Concussion Grenades. Furthermore, Dozer is getting some animation improvements, particularly when using his shield. For example, Dozer's shield will now correctly play a fling/push away animation in first-person view when being hit by a projectile, such as a rocket, missile, or tank shell.



  • Angel
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the Tracer Dart from being able to resupply from Angel's loadout crate.
  • Blasco
    • The Area of Effect for Blasco's Signal Jammer will no longer tilt when the Gadget is on a slope.
    • Enemies disrupted by Blasco's Signal Jammer will no longer stop revealing their position when the affected player shoots their weapon.
    • Blasco's Signal Jammer will no longer protect itself from spotting.
  • Casper
    • Enemy or friendly players can no longer climb upon Casper's drone and fly with it.
    • Added thermal vision to Casper's OVP-Recon Drone when zooming in.
  • Dozer
    • Dozer's deploying shield animation will now correctly play immediately after throwing a grenade.
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Dozer to jump for an unlimited amount of time while his shield was equipped.
    • Dozer's Shield bash sound is now played when hitting enemies at the edge of the melee range.
    • Dozer's shield can now destroy the Medical Crate, T-UGS, Anti-Tank Mine, Ammo Crate, C5 Explosive, M18 Claymore, Prox Sensor, and Loadout Crate.
    • Fixed an issue which would cause deflected bullets from Dozer's shield to not damage enemy players.
    • Fixed an issue that would cause incorrect animations between first and third perspectives with Dozer.
    • Fixed an issue where Dozer would be unable to switch weapons when in a prone state while switching from Shield to a Melee Weapon.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Dozer to not take damage and enter the heavy hit animation when an RPG would hit his shield.
    • Added a unique shield bullet impact sound for Dozer
  • Irish
    • Fixed an issue that caused the explosion of the Shootdown Sentinel to unintentionally interact with the EOD Bot and remove player input from controlling it.
    • Irish's Deployable Cover will no longer damage players when it is destroyed.
    • Shootdown Sentinel State tweaks and louder pre-explosion on sticky
  • Sundance
    • Sundance's Anti-Armor Grenade has been removed from the game.

Battlefield 2042 Update 5 goes live tomorrow on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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