Battlefield 2042 Season 5: New Dawn Goes Live Tomorrow

Season 5: New Dawn EA

The fifth season of Battlefield 2042, dubbed New Dawn, will go live on all platforms tomorrow. However, EA has already revealed intel about the content that players can expect in the upcoming patch.

New Map: Reclaimed

New Map: Reclaimed EA

The main highlight of Update 5 is the new map called Reclaimed. Here, players will engage in an abandoned industrial facility that's slowly being reclaimed by the Czechian region.

Reclaimed has some notable points of interest. The Abandoned Turbine's verticality and cover provide the perfect avenue for close-to-mid-range combat. Those who prefer taking enemies out from a distance might like the Military Warehouse because its narrow layout gives excellent space for snipers.

Of course, those who want to eliminate the competition with heavy firepower can ride tanks in The Silos as well. Don't worry, this outdoor area also contains some elevated ground, allowing foot soldiers to get a good shot at vehicles dominating the ground.

New Weapons

Update 5 will introduce a few new weapons as well. The GEW-46 is an upcoming assault rifle known for its stability. But what makes this assault rifle appealing is its burst-fire mode, which may prove to be useful in the new Reclaimed map.

New Assault Rifle: GEW-46 EA

Players who have a penchant for sniping at their targets from afar might love the new XCE Bar. This high-precision bolt action rifle does considerable amounts of damage at various distances. On top of that, it has a good selection of attachments that players can use to expand its capabilities.

New Bolt Action Rifle: XCE Bar EA

Small but powerful, that is the appropriate description for the last weapon of the bunch, the BFP .50. This powerful hand cannon is great for killing targets at close range. Do not be fooled by its small stature because this thing can produce a sound so terrifying that enemies will run away once shots are fired.

New Hand Cannon: BFP .50 EA


General Fixes and Options

  • The QR code to navigate players to the support website is now scannable on android devices
  • Fixed an issue where players in solo/co op were being placed in a separate squads when joining on friends
  • Added an "Reduce Sprint Camera Motion" option in accessibility settings to reduce Camera Motion for those who are easily susceptible to motion sickness.


  • Overall weapon mix and audio tweaks.
  • Specialist movement sounds are improved to match each specialists' gear
  • Fixed an audio issue on Stranded where two area types briefly overlap while zip-lining to the ship
  • Fixed an audio issue where voice overs are sometimes not present during the insertion phase of the prologue
  • Fixed an audio issue where weapon handling sounds are sometimes missing on insertion.

Battlefield 2042 Season 5: New Dawn is expected to launch tomorrow on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC at 4 a.m. EST.

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