Battlefield 2042 Is Getting a Day-One Patch with Fixes for Critical Issues

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EA and DICE have shared the patch notes for a day-one update that Battlefield 2042 will be receiving to address some of the issues identified during the game’s Early Access, which has reportedly been plagued by bugs and glitches. Update 0.2.1 will supposedly minimize rubber banding, an annoying issue whereby server-side lag causes players to revert to a previous position, among other problems such as stuttering and team member names not displaying correctly. Battlefield 2042 will officially be released tomorrow worldwide on November 19, 2021.

Update 0.2.1

Fixes, Changes, and Improvements

  • Implemented Server Side upgrades that are targeted at reducing instances of Rubber Banding, often experienced in the later part of a round in All-Out Warfare modes.
  • Significantly reduced instances of stuttering when playing on Breakaway. If the Silo’s are destroyed, it should no longer reduce performance on the server.
  • A note that we are continuing to investigate similar occurrences that have been reported to us on other maps.
  • When looking at allies on your team, their names will now correctly display.
  • Adjusted the animations for Falck during the End of Round sequence to ensure that she is displayed correctly.
  • Updated a skin earnable for Boris via Mastery Progression with a new name: Gator.
  • Ensured that TDM Rounds in Battlefield Portal always start with Random Deploy set as active. We observed that this sometimes wasn’t active when moving from round to round, but have now fixed this.
  • Applied a set of measures that ensure the correct number of AI spawn in Custom Battlefield Portal modes using the Free for All preset.
  • PC Only – Enabled Specialist Selection in Hazard Zone via mouse interaction, removing the need to lock in your selection with the Spacebar.
  • Fixed a rare occurrence in Hazard Zone that would sometimes cause the End of Round flow to not activate correctly, ensuring that the correct amount of bonus XP was awarded.
  • Repaired an issue found in Hazard Zone that could cause players to be shown on the Map when they were not visible, or spotted.
  • Provided a fix for Hazard Zone players who were not seeing their Extraction Streaks updating correctly.

DICE has promised that it will be releasing at least two more updates within the next 30 days with further fixes and improvements. Battlefield 2042 players can expect some downtime while these updates are deployed.

Source: Battlefield 2042

Tsing Mui
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