SVD and Type-88 LMG Coming to Battlefield 2042 in Update 4.0.0

Update 4.0.0
Update 4.0.0 EA

Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0.0 will be deployed on all supported platforms tomorrow, February 28 at 4 a.m. EST. Aside from the new specialist, this patch will bring two new vault weapons to the game, the SVD Sniper Rifle and Type-88 LMG.

The SVD is a reliable sniper rifle with enough damage to take out an enemy with a single headshot. This thing can be yours by killing 100 enemies with an SVK. Alternatively, this can be unlocked by killing 50 enemies using marksman rifles at a distance of 100 meters or less.

New Vault Weapon: SVD Sniper Rifle
New Vault Weapon: SVD Sniper Rifle EA

The other weapon coming to Battlefield 2042 via Update 4.0.0 is the Type-88 LMG. This light machine gun is equipped with a 200-round magazine, great for those who do not have impeccable aim as they have lots of ammo at their disposal.

Just like the SVD, the Type-88 LMG can be unlocked in two ways. First is by killing 100 enemies using an M240B. And second, by inflicting 10,000 damage with other light machine guns.

New Vault Weapon: Type-88 LMG
New Vault Weapon: Type-88 LMG EA


  • The End of Round sequence now explains what will happen after this transition phase. For example, if you switch sides if you stay in the lobby. You’ll now also be presented with a prompt to confirm if you’d like to exit - this will help reduce accidental quitting to the main menu.
  • Fixed issue where reaching Extraction Streak 3 in Hazard Zone with Crawford and Zain wouldn't unlock the "Risk Worth Taking" Player Card Background.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause vehicle icons to flicker while the big map was open.
  • Increasing the size of the minimap will no longer also increase the size of the icons.
  • Added an option to allow customization of the scale of the minimap icons.
  • Added an option for the scale of the minimap icons to scale with the view distance of the minimap (Enabled by Default).
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the visuals of a ping to display incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where the base circle VFX on a location ping was sometimes missing.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Casper's OVP-Recon Drone to be able to destroy certain map objects it wasn't intended to.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in no health bar being present while repairing Boris’ Sentry Gun and Ranger whilst playing as Crawford.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the throwing knife to generate a ricochet bullet when hitting Dozer's Ballistic Shield
  • Fixed an issue that caused shockwaves from explosions to interrupt Falck's self-heal interaction.
  • Reduced the maximum range of Lis' G-84 TGM from 600m to 475m.
  • Reduced the boost speed of Lis' G-84 TGM from 150m/s to 110m/s.
  • Tightened the turning angles of Lis' G-84 TGM.
  • Adjusted the input clamping when boosting with G-84 TGM in accordance to the new turning angles.
  • Reduced the acceleration modifier when boosting with Lis G-84 TGM from 1.85x force to 1.15x force.

The full patch notes can be found on the official site.

Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0.0 will be available tomorrow on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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