Battlefield 2042 update 3.2 is now available, restoring the class system and a tweak to the default controls. The current Battlefield 2042 update is pretty significant, with the most significant change being the return of the class system from previous Battlefield games.
Each Specialist has been allocated to a Battlefield class with this update, which “signifies the expected gameplay characteristics of that particular Specialist,” according to the patch notes.
When the choice of equipment and gadgets was previously unrestricted, they are now assigned to specific classes to encourage class-oriented gameplay and provide structure to “help with the readability of encounters while you’re on the Battlefield.”
The patch notes include a complete list of which Specialists, class equipment, and class gadgets apply to each class and more extensive information on the overall changes from a recent dev blog.
It’s crucial to note that with one significant change comes another: the default controller layout has changed, so make sure you check out what’s different before jumping into a battle.
The map Breakaway has undergone significant alterations, including a reduction in size to “promote more intense engagements” than you may have previously encountered.
Among these modifications are the worker’s settlement and the more fabulous military presence and fortification in the area, resulting in “cleaner navigation and shorter distances between capture spots.”
Thermal scopes are also included in this update, which isn’t a new element to a Battlefield game, but DICE claims that “technological and engine enhancements have allowed us to portray these scopes in a way that we haven’t done before.”
The entire screen would alter when using thermal scopes in previous games, but today the impact can only be seen in the area itself. The patch notes contain a list of the thermal contents introduced to the game.
The NVK-Box Suppressor, two suppressors welded together, has been added. It’s intended for the NVK-S22, although an active protection system for the M1A5 and T28 is also available.
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Aircraft will now be immune to lock-ons from vehicle-based weaponry as long as they are flying less than 30 meters above the ground, and height restrictions are being implemented for helicopters, as some pilots were flying up high “unleashing havoc,” with some lock-on launchers unable to reach that altitude.
Several new weapons have also been introduced, including the M39 EMR, MTAR-21, and PP-2000, all of which can be found in the patch notes.
The update also includes a massive list of other adjustments, including minor modifications to the Battlefield Portal, gadgets, gameplay flow, and more, all of which can be found in the full patch notes.
Update #3.2 for #Battlefield 2042 is now live across all platforms.
Restart your game to grab the update if you're still playing 🎮
— Battlefield Direct Communication (@BattlefieldComm) January 31, 2023
Battlefield 2042 Brings Back its Iconic Class System
Update 3.2 for Battlefield 2042 is coming out next week, and it’s important because it brings back the game’s classic class system. If you were among the many players who found 2042’s Specialists to be a hindrance to your gameplay, version 3.2 allows you to go back to the Assault, Engineer, Recon, or Support classes.
3.2’s impending release next week was reported on Twitter alongside the exhaustive list of fixes. Dice has stated that they plan to provide more advanced notice to players, expanding upon their previous practice of releasing patch notes the day before an update goes live.
To better encourage players to perform specific roles during matches and to “assist with the readability” of precisely who is shooting at you at any given time, the notes explain how the class changes work in detail: existing Specialists have now been assigned to a corresponding class, and the previously free-for-all of equipment and gadgets has likewise been divided between those classes.
Breakaway is our most substantial map rework so far in #Battlefield 2042
Play next week with Update 3.2 🗺️ pic.twitter.com/l0C5iBXBX6
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) January 25, 2023
According to EA, each specialist was “based on Battlefield’s four classes,” but their loadout could be adjusted however the player saw fit. When players voiced their displeasure, Dice promised to reinstate class options in an upcoming update, which they did in August.
The delay can be attributed to the fact that players have found plenty of other things to complain about, such as the absence of party and squad voice chat and a conventional scoreboard. New weapons (M39 EMR, MTAR-21, PP-2000), scopes, and a revamp of Breakaway that reduces the size of the snowy terrain are also coming in 3.2.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Battlefield 2042 still being updated?
With the announcement of their plans to update Battlefield 2042 in 2023, EA Dice would like to reiterate that they are "all-in" on the Battlefield series.
Has Battlefield 2042 been improved?
On September 27, 2022, a significant midseason update was released for Battlefield 2042, introducing a number of changes and improvements. It also delivered the revised edition of Renewal, which followed the pattern of revised maps to supplement the original release with some of the cover and visual flair that was initially absent.
Is Battlefield 2042 getting any DLC?
It's a good thing that EA and DICE have already planned out a lot for when the game has been released. New maps, playable specialties, game types, and more are on the docket for Battlefield 2042 DLC.