- Battlefield 2042’s Update 6.3.0, releasing on January 30th, will introduce new spectator options, vehicle adjustments, and bug fixes.
- The Year of the Dragon event, releasing on February 6th, will allow players to earn ribbons and unlock event items.
- Battlefield 2042 will bring back the Control mode in late February or early March.
Battlefield 2042 revealed the patch notes for Update 6.3.0, which will release on Tuesday, January 30th, and also shared some details about February 6th’s Year of the Dragon event. Battlefield 2042‘s January 30th update will include new spectator options for Battlefield Portal matches, vehicle adjustments, quality-of-life improvements, and bug fixes.
Following its launch in 2021, Battlefield 2042 got off to a rocky start. Fans were frustrated to find that the game was filled with bugs and missing basic features like an in-game scoreboard. Due to these issues, many users felt that Battlefield 2042 was a step back for the high-profile franchise that was once one of the most popular shooter series on the market. However, since its release, DICE has worked to get Battlefield 2042 to a solid state, leading some fans to flip their opinion on the game. Continuing its trend of post-launch support, DICE recently revealed the patch notes for its newest update.
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Battlefield 2042‘s Update 6.3.0, releasing on January 30th, will introduce a new Squad Spectator option to the Battlefield Portal, which will allow dead players to spectate squad mates before being sent back to the redeploy screen. Users will also be given the option to disable redeploying altogether in Battlefield Portal matches, allowing for new “one life” or “tactical squad” modes with dead users still being able to spectate squad members. Update 6.3.0 will also introduce quality-of-life improvements like a Crossplay Status Indicator on the game’s main menu screen and changes to Personal Player colors. Additionally, the update will add various bug fixes and some vehicle adjustments like the EBAA Wildcat given access to Air Radar.
Battlefield 2042 also shared some details regarding its Year of the Dragon event, which releases on February 6th. Following the event’s launch, users can begin earning ribbons to unlock Year of the Dragon event items like the Harmonic Balance weapon skin for the Super 500. Players can also earn the Curious Spirit weapon charm, an XP boost, and a Tier Skip reward. In addition to Year of the Dragon details, Battlefield 2042 recently revealed its plans for the opening months of 2024.
Fans can expect Battlefield 2042‘s Control mode to return in late February or early March during the Arkangel Directive event, which utilizes a 24v24 format where teams must capture and defend objectives across three phases. The mode was a hit when it was temporarily added in July of last year, so many fans are excited to see it return.
Battlefield 2042 also revealed that two new maps are coming during Season 7, which is set to launch sometime in March. Some fans hope that Battlefield 2042‘s Season 7 will utilize the series’ strong history.
Battlefield 2042’s Update 6.3.0 Patch Notes
AI, Soldier and General Improvements
- Players will now see a Crossplay Status Indicator within the Main Menu if they currently have Crossplay as OFF.
- We have extended the Personal Player color functionality to include more HUD Elements. You can set your own color, which will be visible to yourself, within the Options > HUD section.
Gadgets & Specialists
- Fixed an issue where the head hitbox of a player mounted on Crawford’s Vulcan could become misaligned.
- Fixed an issue that could cause a player to not see a successful SOFLAM lock-on against vehicles.
- The Penguins have applied extra glue to the C5 so they should now stick to vehicles with greater efficiency.
- The APS-36 Shootdown Sentinel should no longer intercept Smoke Grenades.
- Fixed an issue where if both an enemy and friendly fired Tracer Darts at the same vehicles, the “Target Acquired” prompt would sometimes be missing.
- Fixed the “Target Acquired” prompt to sometimes be shown on destroyed vehicles.
- Fixed the SG-36 Sentry Gun sometimes targeting destroyed vehicles.
- Added math blocks for common used tasks that we noticed players were performing a lot within Custom Experiences. There are now math blocks for the following items.
- DegreesToRadians – Takes in an angle in degrees and outputs the same angle but expressed in radians
- RadiansToDegrees – Takes in an angle in radians and outputs the same angle but expressed in degrees
- Ceiling – Takes in a decimal number and outputs the value rounded upwards. i.e. 1.4 would be rounded up to 2.
- Floor – Takes in a decimal number and outputs the value rounded downwards. i.e. 1.6 would be rounded down to 1.
- Pi – Constant block that outputs the value of Pi for use in calculating circumferences and areas of a circle.
- Fixed an issue that could cause empty magazines in the SVK to still contain bullets visually.
- Fixed an issue where the carry handle of the VHX-D3 sometimes didn’t render correctly.
- Fixed texturing issues on the P90 magazine.
- Minor fixes to stats of certain low-magnification sights on the Collection Screen.
- Fixed an issue that resulted in some high recoil, fast-firing weapons from gaining vertical recoil after the angle exceeded a certain value.
- Fixed a discrepancy between the Collection Screen and ammo count ingame for the ACW-R extended magazine.
- Fixed a clipping issue when using the PSO-1 Scope on the SCAR-H.
- Corrected the pros and cons of the High-Power Magazine on the G428 in the Collection Screen.
- Corrected the Rate of Fire stat for the AC-42 in the Collection Screen
- Fixed the alignment of some scopes with the rail of the M416
- Fixed the alignment of the ACOG Scope on the M60E4 LMG (BC2)
- Fixed a variety of issues related to interactions between Vehicle Systemic Damage and EMP. Including scenarios that result in a permanent vehicle disabled state after being EMP’ed.
- The EBAA Wildcat now has access to Air Radar. The range of this can be altered via Air Radar settings within the options menu.
- EMKV90-TOR Canister Coax can no longer be reloaded manually.
- Fixed issues where the replenish icon and weapon replenishment were not correctly matched on Battlefield Portal vehicles.
- Regular body damage to the MD540 Nightbird will no longer result in systemic failure. Players should target the avionics of the aircraft in order to disable it.
- Fixed an issue where air vehicles would not take damage when colliding with skyscrapers on Hourglass.
- Reduced the magnet effect that some helicopters may encounter while being close to the ground.
Battlefield 2042 is the latest installment in the long-running Battlefield franchise. Featuring similar game modes and structures to titles of the past, the DICE-developed title features next-gen graphics and the same iconic large-scale battles that players have become accustomed to.
- November 19, 2021
- First-Person Shooter