Major changes are coming

Battlefield 2042 has finally hit players game libaries all around the world, and since it's been the first Battlefield to release in over three year's, players expectations were high.

With some glitchy bugs and other notable issues that players have had with the game since it was released, EA have noted that they're going to be commited to providing updates to the game.

Here's all the notes for the December patch for Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 December Update Patch Notes

EA has already released two patches for Battlefield 2042, one arriving on the day the game released worldwide after early access.

As well as another patch just a week later on November 25, that addressed some issues within the game, but EA noted that their December update is going to be the bigest yet.

While of course it's still too far away to see what EA are planning to change, they've noted some of the basic items they're looking to change within the coming weeks.

Below is an overview of some of the aspects EA are targetting with patches for Battlefield 2042, and we'll be sure to update this page as more news follows in the coming weeks.

Progression and Unlocks:

  • Introduction of weekly missions, providing set challenges that reward cosmetic unlocks.
  • Added 1st match bonus of 1000 HZC for HZ
  • Fixed an issue that was not properly awarding XP for Angel resupplies
  • Improved overall XP/Rank tracking and reliability
  • Improved Mastery rank tracking
  • Improved reliability of Player card tracking

Rendering:

  • Addressed a variety of visual flickering and stuttering issues
  • Improvements to water rendering when Aiming Down Sight (ADS)
  • Addressed multiple graphical issues affecting water reflections
  • Fixed reflections in Kaleidoscope for late-joining players
  • Addressed issue with character rendering for late joiners
  • Improvements to artifacts affecting DLSS implementation

Maps:

  • Over 150 individual fixes, small changes, and improvements across all of our Maps
  • Improved level geometry issues across all levels addressing issues such players getting snagged or trapped
  • Resolved multiple spawning issues
  • Visual glitches such as lens flare, visible seams in skydome
  • Resolved a large number of collision and placement issues
  • Addressed issues affecting local audio placement in multiple Maps

Battlefield Portal:

  • Builder additions
    • Rush game mode layouts for all 2042 All-Out Warfare maps (through Portal)
    • New official Vehicle Team Deathmatch template
    • New official Team & FFA Gun Master templates
    • New official Infection template
    • Rules Editor - Added the ability to detect what players were killed with in order to apply additional logic
  • UX Improvements
    • Added Server Info for the Pause screen
    • Added support for server admins to write periodic server messages
    • Added support for reporting a server from the pause menu
  • A series of visual, audio, and gameplay improvements to weapons, vehicles, and gadgets

Conquest:

  • Tuned information spamming in Conquest, reducing the amount of messages that appear in the world log. In particular we reduced messages about flag state changes so that they’re not as distracting

Breakthrough:

  • Tuned capture times for Breakthrough
  • Improved out of bounds defender spawning in Breakthrough to ensure that you’re able to more consistently spawn in safety
  • Improvements to Breakthrough’s UI to enable you to better track round progress in the form of a Game Mode Widget.
  • The Game Mode Widget is also visible inside the Scoreboard (displaying only when playing Breakthrough, and also on Rush) to put emphasis on sectors and attackers reinforcements
  • Elapsed time is now added and trackable in both the Scoreboard & Deploy Screen.
  • Added a pulsating effect on the Team 1 (attacker) score and progress bar when their tickets are =< 25% of their initial tickets. This is also present in the GMW in the HUD, Scoreboard and Deploy Screen for both Rush and Breakthrough

General:

  • A fix for missing loadouts, sometimes seen when first loading into a server and seeing blank boxes on the deploy screen
  • Modified Recent Players screen to include everyone from previous match to allow for easier user reporting
  • Improved interaction point system. Switched the default "INTERACT" text on multiple interactions to reflect the action you are about to do, i.e. "OPEN CONTAINER", "CALL ELEVATOR" etc.
  • Kaleidoscope server room lighting issue resolved
  • Resolved an issue related to the velocity / trajectory while spawning in jets
  • Improved helicopter animation in level fly-bys during insertion
  • Improvements to address an issue where players killed in vehicles would fall beneath level geometry
  • Improvements to streaming assets in deploy screen presentation

Vehicles:

  • Fixed issue where missile countermeasures sometimes didn’t work, causing missiles to not blow up and instead reacquire the same target
  • Made exit position from vehicles more consistent
  • Made improvements to controller vibration for vehicles
  • Fixed an issue where the Nightbird’s rockets hitting the ground can appear frozen
  • Fixed an issue where a player driving the Hovercraft can not be shot through the front window
  • Added an option to have vehicle boost as toggle or hold
  • Fixed an issue where vehicles took double damage when getting hit through glass
  • Improved TOW Missile Projectiles flying behavior
  • Balanced Nightbird minigun spread buildup and convergence
  • Removed blast impulse on Attack Helicopters Anti Vehicle Rocket which caused nudging of vehicles on hit
  • Fixed the F-35E Panther repair system ability missing from customisation
  • Fixed instances where vehicles sometimes would become stuck on world geometry
  • Gadgets no longer pause their cooldown when the player enters a vehicle
  • Fixed an issue when a player dies in a vehicle which allowed for the camera to go underground

Weapons:

  • Reduced spread globally when zoomed and moving
  • Improved stationary zoomed accuracy for many weapons
  • Spread now decreases faster and earlier when pacing shots. This means more success with single-fire or short bursts
  • Increased PP-29 vertical recoil to ensure that the weapon does not overperform when engaging outside of its intended combat range
  • Fixed an issue where spread would be too high when trying to fire while zoomed right after sprinting for some Portal weapons
  • Reduced effectiveness of the NTW-50 against vehicles
  • Fixed the 8X Scope having a faster ADS time than the others
  • Fixed M44 revolver chambering an extra bullet
  • Fixed an issue where soldier is unable to shoot after getting hacked while in a vehicle
  • Reduced switch back to weapon delay after throwing grenade