Battlefield 2042’s 4.0 update brings VOIP and tons of fixes, but don’t expect new content or major overhauls

As promised, the Major Battlefield 2042 The patch DICE has been talking about for weeks is here. Update 0.4.0 arrived on all platforms this morning, bringing a long list of changes, bug fixes, and a new feature or two.

The patch’s biggest addition is VOIP for parties and squads, arriving months after release. The recently added traditional scoreboard now also appears at the end of the round. That pretty much concludes the list of core features in this update that Battlefield 2042 shipped without.

The remaining patch notes cover a variety of changes made in response to player feedback, as well as fixes for longstanding and new issues. In a broader sense, today’s update brings the first changes for Specialists. While far from a rework, the list includes changes to Rao and Paik traits, as well as improving the consistency of Sundance’s anti-tank shells.

Vehicles have also been rebalanced. In particular, the M5C Bolte’s rocket launcher has been nerfed, and its passengers are now easier to hit through the windows. The patch also brings some bug fixes for the infamous ADS bug when exiting vehicles. Fixed another long-standing, unnerving bug – the one that prevented players from reviving when cutting through objects.

Bugs aside, you can expect big XP boosts for ribbons and various events (like revive and heal). In terms of gameplay changes, Patch 4.0 does a major overhaul of weapon attachments, not only providing clearer (and more accurate) descriptions of their various effects, but also tweaking their behavior to make each attachment stand out more.

The changes are too many to list here, but you can check out the huge list on the official website.

The next update will go live in May, ahead of the launch of Season 1 this summer – for which DICE has yet to announce a firm date. Next month’s update will bring more quality of life changes and more bug fixes. Battlefield 2042’s 4.0 update brings VOIP and tons of fixes, but don’t expect new content or major overhauls

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