Battlefield 2042 Update 4.1 Now Live, Reduces All-Out-Warfare to 64 Players

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Battlefield 2042 received a major update today. It doesn’t add any new content though. Instead, it brings several balancing changes and a plethora of bug fixes. We also know when the first season will drop. Season 1 of BF 2042 will be released in early June. So, I guess we only have to wait for a couple of weeks.

Breakthrough Mode

Today’s update made a major change to the game’s playlist. All-Out-Warfare’s second mode, also known as Breakthrough, has removed its 128-player mode. Now, players will play in the 64-player mode as the developer considers that to be more tactical.

  • Breakthrough 64 for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S now have set map sizes for specific maps:
    • Discarded, Manifest, Orbital, Kaleidoscope will play the 128-layout version
    • Hourglass, Breakaway, Renewal will play the 64-player layout version


Angel has been nerfed. His Supply Bag will not give players armor plates anymore. Boris’s SG-36 Sentry Gun also received a big nerf. The weapon's overall damage and health have been lowered, and will no longer track enemy players through walls. Spotting players with the said weapon will show a red dot on the enemy, and allies will be able to see that dot as well.

  • RPM reduced from 450 > 250
  • Start Damage 16 > 10
  • End Damage 10 > 7
  • Fall Off Damage Range 50 > 40
  • Projectile Speed 960 m/s > 500 m/s
  • Health 200 > 150
  • Lock-on time increased by 0.3 seconds
  • Target Forget Time 2 > 1.5 seconds
  • Target lock-on range 65 > 50m
  • Reload Speed 5.2 > 4.2 seconds

Patch Notes - Weapon Highlights

  • Update 0.4.0 introduced an unintended change to the behavior of some weapons via incorrect values on their damage tables. In this update, we’re restoring performance to its intended design and you should feel an overall improvement to weapon performance
  • The impact of recoil affecting attachments has been lowered, while base weapon recoil has been improved to compensate. This means weapons without attachments now handle better
  • Bolt Action Sniper breath control now lasts a max of 5 seconds, with an added 5-second penalty if used entirely
  • Underbarrel Attachments no longer affect weapon deploy speed
  • Overall horizontal recoil for DMR's has been reduced
  • Sidearms are now faster to deploy

The update makes a lot of other changes and you can read all about them via the official site.

So what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Have you been playing Battlefield 2042 recently or have you already moved on to another game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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