Battlefield 2042 Update 6.2 is scheduled to release in the coming week and here is an overview of everything that’s new as part of this update.
We’ve summarized the biggest changes for you here: MCS-880, G428, VHX weapon balance changes, Suppressors & Subsonic Ammo balance changes, Air vehicle aiming improvements such as computed impact points, aligned crosshairs for all air vehicle cameras, and HUD aim indicators.
Weapon Balance Pass
With Update 6.2 we are deploying a series of Weapon Balance changes and improvements based on your requests and in line with the overall game intent of these weapons. Take a look at some of the specific changes below and more broader changes within our changelog!
With the recent introduction of a pure Close Quarters map in Redacted, player feedback highlighted that the MCS-880 was performing beyond expectations, and we agreed. This was particularly creating unfair instances of one-hit-kills at longer ranges. Going forward, OHK’s will no longer be possible over 25 meters with the MCS-880 and it will be rarer to do so between 20 to 25 meters. Additionally, the #4 Buckshot (Ammo Type) performed the strongest at almost all ranges with Update 6.0, this will now be reduced to its intended short-range role.
The G428’s role is to be a close-range DMR, as such we are reducing the Standard Issue Ammo 2-hit kill range from 40 meters to 20 meters. We’re also including a new 4-hit kill range over 125 meters. These changes will readjust this weapon into its close range, as intended.
You will also see further changes such as High Power ammo remaining viable at longer ranges, and more broader changes to recoil, accuracy and more to bring this weapon in line with other DMRs.
The VHX-D3 has received mixed feedback with some of you being for or against its damage output. While we will continue to monitor and tweak this weapon, we have decreased its starting accuracy and increased its dispersion build-up in response to players feeling it is packing too much of a punch.
Suppressor Minimap Stealth & Subsonic Ammo
Update 6.2 will also include changes to Suppressors, Subsonic Ammo and their beneficial intent of Minimap Stealth. While also factoring in the combined benefits of these two components being used at the same time. Check out our changelog further down in the Update Notes to discover more.
We’ll continue to react to feedback and to monitor both of these aspects of gunplay, our intention is to promote as much variety in weapons and builds as possible and we’ll continue to work on that goal.
Looking more broadly, we’ll continue to look for opportunities to improve both Shotgun, Suppressor and Subsonic Gunplay, and you can continue to expect more improvements in these areas in the future.
Air Vehicle Impact Improvements
Throughout recent months we have heard players request further improvements when it comes to vehicle aiming and crosshair alignment. With Update 6.2, the Vehicles Team will be rolling out computed impact points that take into consideration several factors such as Vehicle Velocity, Angular Velocity, Gravity and Drag to draw an accurate impact point of up to 300m.
Additionally we’ve also aligned the Vehicle Crosshair on all cameras that are available on Air Vehicles with this point, ensuring that player crosshairs are as accurate as they can be.
This feature will behave as a reliable impact point on vehicles with one weapon such as on Jets, however Air Vehicles that feature two weapons under their wings like the MD540 Nightbird will perform slightly different. We will therefore calculate the distance on both weapons and draw the average of both as the impact point so the actual weapons depending on your distance to target could still hit the sides of this center point but players will now be able to anticipate and read this.
Air Vehicle HUD Improvements
A common request from our air aficionados is for improvements to be made that would allow for an improved state of communication between Gunner and Pilot. The Vehicle Team have been working on bringing a feature from previous titles into Battlefield 2042 where the HUD will now feature aim indicators which will highlight the direction of aim for the Gunner and Pilot.
As a Gunner, this should now help orient yourself in respect to the direction that the Pilot is heading in, and it will also allow for the Pilot to understand what your current priorities are when it comes to engaging with ground targets.
AI, Soldier and General Improvements
Player Cosmetics are now sorted by Equipped, Default, Unlocked and then any remaining items within the Collection screens.
Fixed an issue where some Vehicle Loadouts would not correctly apply ingame.
You will now be able to alter the color identifier for Armor via Options / Display / HUD General / Colorblind / Custom list.
Fixed an issue that prevented AI from using the zipline near the oil rig on Breakaway.
Fixed an issue that could cause the recoil reduction bonus to not apply when in crouch and prone with some weapons
Maps and Modes
Fixed an issue on Redacted where some ladders had appeared as scalable, while the intent was for them to be the opposite.
The Penguins have ensured us that the EOD Bot will no longer fall through the metal grids on Redacted.
Fixed the high contrast on the cliffs placed on Spearhead. They’re back to their natural beauty.
Escalators on Kaleidoscope now have structural integrity back – you should not be able to see through walls anymore.
Some walls on Redacted have also regained its structural integrity. Projectiles are not able to pass through it and into US HQ anymore.
Provided further instruction manuals to AI Soldiers, resulting in them no longer getting stuck on walls within Redacted.
Fixed spelling in the Codex. It’s “Namaqualand”.
RU HQ doesn’t offer protection anymore over the stones next to it on Arica Harbor.
No more sneaky placement of the insertion beacon near C sector on Redacted.
We have decided that moving platform on Spearhead can’t kill you anymore.
Gadgets & Specialists
Fixed an issue that could cause players to automatically switch from Grenade to Primary weapon when exiting a vehicle.
Ammunition and Health Pouch icons should now be easier to see.
Fixed an issue where certain gadgets would trigger an ammunition warning where it was not applicable.
You will no longer benefit from minimap stealth when shooting with underbarrel launchers whilst having a suppressor equipped.
Air Vehicles will now benefit from computed impact points on select weaponry, this will result in further improvements to vehicle aiming and crosshair alignment.
Improved audio mixing for air vehicles.
Fixed an issue causing prone players to take reduced damage from vehicle blast damage.
Helicopter and Jet anti-vehicle missiles now have the same 800m range.
Aligned crosshair with impact point on all cameras for air vehicles.
Fixed several TOR Tank visual issues during matches and within the loadout screen.
Fixed an issue that caused Concussion Grenades to not correctly apply to open seat vehicles.
Reduced the 30mm tracer visual intensity on Attack Helicopters.
35mm canon and Wildcat will now correctly eject both casings when fired.
Fixed the camera snap into the vehicle when colliding into certain objects at high speed.
Fixed the M1A2 in Portal not taking turret systemic damage.
BMD-3 in Portal will now correctly display health and vehicle icons.
Lowered elevator response time on jets, it should now be easier to pitch correct when flying and making micro adjustments.
Updated sticky input on jets when flying using a mouse.
Dev note: This might take some getting used to. Try it out and let us know how you feel.
Fixed an issue causing Hack and EMP effects to not properly apply on civilian vehicles.
The Repair Tool will now work slower on vehicles with systemic damage.
Fixed an issue with the TOW guided mechanic where missiles would fly towards objects behind obstacles leading to inaccurate shooting.
Updated missile spawning from weapons.
Dev comment: This should lead to a more seamless, tight and connected experience.
All aircraft missiles will now fire in a single shot pattern rather than full auto.
Fixed the description of the Spook Y Suppressor.
Fixed stats for Factory Mounts underbarrel.
Fixed Type 88’s Foregrip’s hip fire Accuracy penalty sometimes not having the right effect.
Fixed some animation issues on L9CZ sights while shooting.
Fixed minor issues in sound effects when using muzzle brakes on L9CZ.
Fixed incorrect descriptions for Suppressors in Portal weapons.
Fixed an issue where receiving melee damage could cause a reload action to be stopped.
Bipod is now visible in the PKP-BP’s weapon icon.
MCS-880 crosshair now better displays the different pellet spread angles depending on equipped buckshot ammo type.
Increased subsonic magazine capacity for MP9 from 21 to 25 bullets.
Increased subsonic magazine capacity for K30 from 21 to 30 bullets.
Suppressor Minimap Stealth
Light Suppressors will now benefit from Minimap Stealth from 30 meters and below.
Light Suppressors + Subsonic will now benefit from Minimap Stealth from 15 meters and below.
Heavy Suppressors will now benefit from Minimap Stealth from 15 meters and below.
Heavy Suppressors + Subsonic will now benefit from full Minimap Stealth when firing.
Updated Muzzle Flash Visibility Reduction stat for some barrel attachments
PB Heavy Suppressor
Damage multiplier has changed from 0.85x to 0.9x
Bullet velocity multiplier has changed from 0.8x to 0.85x
Type 4 Heavy Suppressor
Damage multiplier has changed from 0.9x to 0.95x
Bullet velocity multiplier has changed from 0.75x to 0.8x
Bullet Velocity has received a slight increase
Updated the ammunition type description to better reflect their gameplay effects.
Standard Issue ammo: 2-hit kill range reduced from 40m to 20m. New 4-hit to kill distance over 125m.
High Power ammo: 2-hit range reduced from 50m to 40m.
Increased vertical and horizontal recoil.
Slightly decreased stability effect when firing bursts in full auto.
Increased maximum dispersion during full auto by 15%.
Increased dispersion per shot in both single and full auto by 7%.
Slowed ADS speed slightly.
Tweaked animation settings to match the increased recoil.
Decreased initial standing accuracy
Increased dispersion per shot
AP Grenade launcher ammo increased from 1-2
This change affects AK24, LCMG, SFAR-M, SVK
Corrected the amount of ammunition shown for the extended magazine size in the collection screen.
Fixed an issue where the mesh of some muzzle attachments:
Corrected the amount of ammunition shown for the extended magazine size in the collection screen.
Fixed an issue that caused the animation after a melee attack to not work properly.
Fixed an issue causing the Flash Suppressor to sometimes overlap with other attachments.
Fixed an issue with the swapping animation when equipping the MP412 Rex.
The extended magazine in the plus menu is now equipped by default.
Fixed sound effect issue when using PB Heavy Surpressor.
Fixed shell ejection when using Flechette Ammunition.
Fixed M320 Buck Crosshair Size for Bad Company 2’s XM8 Protoype
Fixed incorrectly placed muzzle smoke visual when using PB Heavy Suppressor.
Fixed ejected casing textures when using subsonic ammunition.
Fixed an issue where an iron sight mesh was showing unintendedly when using some scopes.
Damage and dispersion tweaked to provide more consistent and higher damage over 10m, but lower chance to get a OHK.
Damage over 100m changed from 22 to 20 per bullet.
Updated Minimap Stealth stat, and added suppressed icon.
Icon for #01 buckshot has been updated.