The latest Battlefield 2042 update will go live on December 9th, 2021. Update 3.1 will contain a variety of quality-of-life and balance changes. You can read below for a more detailed breakdown of what update 3.1 contains:
Last week we made Update #3 available to you which included a large set of changes to improve your gameplay experience. We wanted to get those changes in your hands as soon as possible, and now we are following up with this week’s update, as promised, filled with further fixes and balance changes.
Update #3.1 arrives on December 9. Here is a short summary of key changes to expect:
Improvements to bullets hit registration consistency.
Balance changes for bullet dispersion and recoil
Further balance changes to Ground Vehicle 30mm, 40mm, and 57mm Cannons to reduce their effectiveness against infantry
A fix for a rare bug where a player could appear invisible to enemies
Fixes for several bugs related to Grenades and Launchers
Improvements to the menu flow for Xbox players to make it easier to opt-out of Cross-Play
Multiple audio improvements to enhance your overall sound experience, focused on clarity, distance and directional perception
Update #3.1 is our last game update before the start of the holidays. That means our teams will take a break towards the end of this month and return in the new year with fresh eyes ready to go on the road to Season One. We’ll see you again in the new year where we’ll talk more on further changes and improvements you can expect for Battlefield 2042.
The full update notes are available below. We’ll keep you informed on the roll out of the update and what’s next over on the @BattlefieldComm Twitter account. Here you can also follow along with our tracking of Known Issues, and changes that we’re able to make in real time.
The Battlefield team
Fixes, Changes, and Improvements
Players that are not the Party Leader can now cancel while waiting in a queue
Xbox – Cross-Play can now be enabled/disabled in the Options menu on Xbox
Your Sort settings will now be correctly remembered when refreshing the Battlefield: Portal Server Browser
Fixed an issue where loadouts would sometimes be empty on the spawn screen after joining a server, preventing weapon selection
Made improvements to ensure Aim Assist is more consistent during console gameplay
Ranger’s effective combat range and overall health has been decreased
Made various tweaks to the overall audio experience to improve clarity, distance and directional perception
Fixed an issue where soldiers would not always play indoor specific footsteps
Removed bounce from Underbarrel Grenades when firing at short distances
40mm AP Grenades now properly damage vehicles
Fixed some weapons displaying wrong ammo counts for specific magazines
DXR-1 and NTW-50 Bolt Action rifles reload animation increased by 0.2 seconds
Adjusted dispersion values for most weapons, which results in a faster dispersion decrease when tap firing or doing short bursts
Adjusted dispersion increases for most weapons. It now takes slightly longer for weapons to become overly inaccurate in sustained fire
Adjusted the recoil values to prevent over aggressive recoil jumps for the AK24, LCMG, PKP-BP, SFAR-M GL, and PP-29
Improved hip fire accuracy for all SMGs to make them better stand-out from other automatic weapon archetypes.
LMG dispersion and recoil lowered to improve performance in sustained fire
Additional improvements to recoil control for all weapons, more specifically automatic weapons.
Increased close range damage and consistency of the MCS-880 when using Buckshot Shell or Flechette Shells
Fixed a bug that caused bullets to be fired below the player’s aims for the SFAR-M GL and the K30
Fixed a bug where vehicle weapons sometimes did not deal blast damage on a direct hit
We’re reducing the Ground Vehicle 30mm Cannon effectiveness versus infantry. It now overheats faster, has a slightly reduced rate of fire and blast damage, and increased fall off damage at distance
Rate of Fire 350 -> 330
Heat Per Bullet 0.13 -> 0.14
Heat Drop Per Second 0.5 -> 0.475
Blast Damage 20 -> 18
LCAA Hovercraft – 40mm GPL Grenade Launcher
Blast Damage lowered from 55 -> 35
The 40mm Utility Pod upwards firing angle is now easier to use
EBAA Wildcat – 57mm Cannon
Ammo 12 -> 8
Impact Damage 85 -> 75
Blast Damage 70 -> 35
Increased the time to detonate a Frag Grenade from 1.1s -> 1.4s after first bounce on a hard collision
Increased damage of Frag Grenades across game modes to deal 120 damage and guarantee a kill on armored players too.
Reduced Frag & Incendiary Grenade max ammo account from 2 -> 1
Lowered spotting radius from 30m -> 20m
Lowered uptime from 30s -> 14s
Lowered amount of Prox Sensor a player can carry and deploy from 2 -> 1
Battlefield Hazard Zone
Fixed an issue that caused the roaming Occupying Forces LATV4 Recon to spawn at the wrong times or not at all
Kaleidoscope – Rooftop Capture Objective has been removed. There are now two Capture Objective at the bottom in BT large and one at the bottom in BT small
Orbital – Rooftop Capture Objective has been removed. There is now a single Capture Objective at the bottom in BT large and BT small
Hourglass – Rooftop Capture Objective has been removed. There is now a single Capture Objective at the bottom in BT large and BT small. Also fixed an issue where players were spawning out of bounds
Improvements on back pedaling into objects when being in prone position
Fixed a rare issue where players could turn invisible when spawning on a full/destroyed vehicle
This announcement may change as we listen to community feedback and continue developing and evolving our Live Service & Content. We will always strive to keep our community as informed as possible.
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