A new Battlefield 2042 update finally adds in-game voice chat, months after its release last winter.
The new Battlefield 2042 update is available for download now on all supported platforms.
While the Battlefield 2042 update finally adds in-game voice chat, the update also has many fixes and improvements to matchmaking, level progression and much much more. As we reported here, the latest entry in long running FPS franchise had a tumultuous release with EA acknowledging that they did not meet expectations.
In that admission of shortcoming, EA CEO Andrew Wilson stated, “We are fully committed to realizing the full potential of this game and fully committed to our Battlefield fans. We have already implemented a series of major updates to the game, and there is more to be done.” Hopefully update 4.0 for Battlefield 2042 will meet this goal.
Here is a general rundown of the update
Battlefield 2042 update finally adds in-game voice chat
Update #4.0 will be available on April 19. This update brings VoIP functionality for Party and Squads, a change to End of Round that displays the Scoreboard, as well as an overhaul of weapon attachments. It also includes many further changes and bug fixes detailed in full below, such as:
- Balance adjustments to Specialists such as updated Traits for Rao and Paik, and improvements to Sundance’s Specialty, with a focus on their Anti-Armor Grenades being more effective against targets in their immediate vicinity
- Vehicle balance changes such as making the M5C Bolte’s passengers easier to target, and a reduction in power for its Missile Launcher
- Fixes for being unable to ADS after exiting a vehicle, or being unable to revive players near objects
- Improved Ribbons and XP Events to make them easier to unlock across modes
We’d like to thank you for your patience while we’ve worked to get this update into your hands, and we’re looking forward to your continued feedback once you’ve been able to hop in and play.
Our next update following this one is presently scheduled to release in May, and is focused on bringing further quality of life updates and bug fixes. We’ll have more to tell you about the contents of that update closer to its release.
We’ll continue to keep you informed on the roll out of Update #4.0 via the @BattlefieldComm Twitter account. You can also follow along with our tracking of Known Issues and game changes that we’re able to make in real time on our Battlefield forums.
The Battlefield team
You can find every detail of the extensive list of content in the update here.
Battlefield 2042 is available on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store, Origin, Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. In case you missed our review of the game, you can check that out here.