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News video games 06 July 2022, 18:28

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Battlefield 2042 Slowly Rebuilds Player Trust; New Update Goes Live

Battlefield 2042 has received another update. You won't find any new content in it, but the patch introduces quite a few important changes (including for fans of vehicles and shotguns).

After an apparently successful launch of season 1, Battlefield 2042 received another update. Patch 1.1 is now available for download on PC and consoles. For PCs, be prepared to download about 6.3 GB of data.

Battlefield 2042 update 1.1 in a nutshell

Today's update is mainly more improvements, fixed bugs (the problem with players "getting stuck" on the "Leader chooses game" screen and controllers not working when launching the app, among others, has been eliminated) and changes to enhance the gameplay experience (including smoother camera performance).

Fans of the Battlefield Portal mode also got more gameplay customization options. Danger Zone, meanwhile, got new mechanics to make the early gameplay easier.

The devs have also worked on gameplay balance, including vehicles, specialists and markman rifles. The latter fire faster bullets and inflict more damage with headshots, making them more effective at long range.

The full list of changes can be found on Battlefield 2042's official website.

Battlefield 2042 salvaged?

The lack of new content has probably disappointed some, although, surprisingly, social media shows few complaints about update 1.1. At least compared to what has been going on around Battlefield 2042 since release.

The title the worst period behind it, as can be seen from the stats on Steam (via SteamCharts). As recently as May, there were times when the game had fewer than two thousand concurrent users on the platform. It wasn't until the debut of the first season (significantlydelayed) clearly improved the situation.

Since then, the number of players has dropped again, but more than six thousand concurrent users is still a huge improvement over the state from three months ago.

This is not to say that fans are praising DICE to the sky. Here and there it is still possible to find critical comments, mainly about Battlefield 2042's modest content more than half a year after its release. Nevertheless, many Internet users are hoping that the developers will deliver much more goodness in the next update in August.

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