Despite its declining player count, DICE seems committed to improving various areas of Battlefield 2042 following a disappointing release. EA's near-futuristic shooter launched with numerous problems much to the annoyance of players. However, update 4.0 has the potential to improve various areas of the game.
The 3.2 update included over 150 individual changes to the game in addition to a dose of weapon balancing and modifications to the Battlefield Portal Logic Editor.
The next major patch for the game is on the horizon, much to the excitement of those still hoping the current state of the game can improve. With a lot riding on update 4.0, DICE has outlined some of the changes expected to arrive.
When Is the Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0 Release Date?
According to DICE's Kevin Johnson, update 4.0 will launch at some point during the week beginning on April 18. As confirmed by Johnson, the update will roll out on April 19 as a no-downtime update. As soon as you've downloaded the update, you can jump back into the action.
Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0 Bug Fixes
In a lengthy Twitter thread posted on April 13, Johnson confirmed the update will contain over 400 individual changes, bug fixes, and quality-of-life improvements. Bugs continue to impact various areas of the game so let's hope update 4.0 can address the majority of issues affecting players.
Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0 Specialist Changes
Alongside a wealth of bug fixes, the update will contain changes to Rao and Paik Specialists. All that is known is that their traits will receive an update. In addition, fixes to Sundance's grenade belt will allow players to use anti-armour grenades to greater effect with easier target acquisition.
Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0 Patch Notes
Typically, the patch notes for an upcoming Battlefield 2042 update will appear shortly before the patch rolls out across all platforms. Prior to update 4.0 releasing, here's an overview of the major changes arriving to the game:
- VoIP functionality - Players will have the ability to communicate with their party and squad during matches.
- Scoreboard changes - Update 3.3 saw a UI refresh to the in-game scoreboard. Update 4.0 will apply the UI refresh to the end of round screens.
- Numerous fixes - Fixes for ADS issues, loadouts, and more will arrive within update 4.0 with over 400 individual fixes.
With the notes expected to appear early next week, be sure to check out our dedicated Battlefield 2042 patch notes page where the full list of changes and new additions will appear.