Battlefield 2042‘s next update arrives on April 19, bringing hundreds of fixes and additions to the game. The biggest inclusions are a voice chat feature, an overhaul to weapon attachments, and plenty more. Update 4.0 is looking like it’ll be the biggest patch for Battlefield 2042 so far.
It was announced that voice chat would come to the game last month, but we’ve been waiting a lot longer than that. Voice chat has been a heavily requested feature for the game since its launch, and Battlefield 2042 is over six months old now. After all, in a game that’s all about teamwork, it would be nice to talk to your teammates.
It was indeed a long wait, but Battlefield 2042 players will finally be able to communicate with their teammates in-game. When the update goes live tomorrow, a VoIP setting can be found under Sound/Voice in the options menu. From there you’ll be able to choose to talk to your party or your squad. And while voice chat is certainly a good addition, it’s only one among several others. Another small feature has been added to the scoreboard so that it now displays after matches. When the update goes live, you’ll be able to thoroughly analyze how bad your match actually went.
Battlefield 2042 is getting an overhaul to weapon attachments. Previously, some attachments shared many of the same characteristics and lacked individuality. With Update 4.0, these attachments will have updated effects that help to separate them more from each other. It should make weapon customization feel more important, which is vital for a game like Battlefield.
It’s slowly getting better
Update 4.0 for Battlefield 2042 brings an overwhelming amount of improvements to the game, from general fixes for key binds to more specific problems with certain maps. It also looks like vehicles are getting the brunt of these changes, as there are dozens of tweaks for them. This hopefully improves the balancing of the game by making vehicles slightly less powerful. Beyond that, there are a massive amount of other changes that are well worth looking through.
It’s been a very rough road for DICE as the developer has tried all it can to improve Battlefield 2042, though it’s fair to say that the road has been a long one so far and there’s still plenty of work to be done. Update 4.0 does show that Battlefield 2042 is slowly changing to address fan feedback. And if DICE is able to keep it up, Battlefield 2042 could become something special somewhere down the line.