Battlefield 2042 update 3.1 patch notes: Hit registration, recoil & audio fixes

. 7 months ago
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The rocky launch for Battlefield 2042 continues as the most recent update caused as many issues as it fixed. Here are Battlefield 2042 update 3.1 patch notes.

EA can’t catch a break with Battlefield 2042 it seems as its problems continue to mount. Between an invisibility glitch and players launching themselves high into the air, BF 2042 seems to be pretty buggy at present.

This has resulted in several major updates for the game, with #3 being the latest one. However, as well as the game still being rife with issues, the recent update also seems to have caused new problems too. Luckily, DICE are already on the case and the developer is preparing a 3.1 patch.

Battlefield 2042 update 3.1 release time and date

combat robot dogs in bf 2042
EA
Not all of Battlefield 2042’s elements have hit.

The 3.1 update for Battlefield 2042 will arrive on December 9, at 8 AM UTC.

Battlefield 2042 Update 3.1 Patch Notes

DICE has shared the official patch notes, but here are the key issues to be fixed with 3.1.

  • Improvements to bullets hit registration consistency.
  • Balance changes for bullet dispersion and recoil
  • Further balance changes to Ground Vehicle 30mm, 40mm, and 57mm Cannons to reduce their effectiveness against infantry
  • A fix for a rare bug where a player could appear invisible to enemies
  • Fixes for several bugs related to Grenades and Launchers
  • Improvements to the menu flow for Xbox players to make it easier to opt-out of Cross-Play
  • Multiple audio improvements to enhance your overall sound experience, focused on clarity, distance, and directional perception

The full notes, as you can imagine, are much longer.

Battlefield 2042 Update 3.1 Patch Notes: Fixes, changes, and improvements

General

  • Players that are not the Party Leader can now cancel while waiting in a queue
  • Xbox – Cross-Play can now be enabled/disabled in the Options menu on Xbox
  • Your Sort settings will now be correctly remembered when refreshing the Battlefield: Portal Server Browser
  • Fixed an issue where loadouts would sometimes be empty on the spawn screen after joining a server, preventing weapon selection
  • Made improvements to ensure Aim Assist is more consistent during console gameplay
  • Ranger’s effective combat range and overall health has been decreased

Audio

  • Made various tweaks to the overall audio experience to improve clarity, distance, and directional perception
  • Fixed an issue where soldiers would not always play indoor specific footsteps

Weapons

  • Removed bounce from Underbarrel Grenades when firing at short distances
  • 40mm AP Grenades now properly damage vehicles
  • Fixed some weapons displaying wrong ammo counts for specific magazines
  • DXR-1 and NTW-50 Bolt Action rifles reload animation increased by 0.2 seconds
  • Adjusted dispersion values for most weapons, which results in a faster dispersion decrease when tap firing or doing short bursts
  • Adjusted dispersion increases for most weapons. It now takes slightly longer for weapons to become overly inaccurate in sustained fire
  • Adjusted the recoil values to prevent over-aggressive recoil jumps for the AK24, LCMG, PKP-BP, SFAR-M GL, and PP-29
  • Improved hip-fire accuracy for all SMGs to make them better stand out from other automatic weapon archetypes
  • LMG dispersion and recoil lowered to improve performance in sustained fire
  • Additional improvements to recoil control for all weapons, more specifically automatic weapons.
  • Increased close range damage and consistency of the MCS-880 when using Buckshot Shell or Flechette Shells
  • Fixed a bug that caused bullets to be fired below the player’s aims for the SFAR-M GL and the K30

Vehicles

  • Fixed a bug where vehicle weapons sometimes did not deal blast damage on a direct hit
  • We’re reducing the Ground Vehicle 30mm Cannon effectiveness versus infantry. It now overheats faster, has a slightly reduced rate of fire and blast damage, and increased fall off damage at distance
    • Rate of Fire 350 -> 330
    • Heat Per Bullet 0.13 -> 0.14
    • Heat Drop Per Second 0.5 -> 0.475
    • Blast Damage 20 -> 18
  • LCAA Hovercraft – 40mm GPL Grenade Launcher
    • Blast Damage lowered from 55 -> 35
  • The 40mm Utility Pod upwards firing angle is now easier to use
  • EBAA Wildcat – 57mm Cannon
    • Removed dispersion
    • Ammo 12 -> 8
    • Impact Damage 85 -> 75
    • Blast Damage 70 -> 35

Gadgets

  • Increased the time to detonate a Frag Grenade from 1.1s -> 1.4s after first bounce on a hard collision
  • Increased damage of Frag Grenades across game modes to deal 120 damage and guarantee a kill on armored players too
  • Reduced Frag & Incendiary Grenade max ammo account from 2 -> 1

  • Lowered spotting radius from 30m -> 20m
  • Lowered uptime from 30s -> 14s
  • Lowered amount of Prox Sensor a player can carry and deploy from 2 -> 1

Battlefield Hazard Zone

  • Fixed an issue that caused the roaming Occupying Forces LATV4 Recon to spawn at the wrong times or not at all

Breakthrough

  • Kaleidoscope – Rooftop Capture Objective has been removed. There are now two Capture Objective at the bottom in BT large and one at the bottom in BT small
  • Orbital – Rooftop Capture Objective has been removed. There is now a single Capture Objective at the bottom in BT large and BT small
  • Hourglass – Rooftop Capture Objective has been removed. There is now a single Capture Objective at the bottom in BT large and BT small. Also fixed an issue where players were spawning out of bounds

Soldier

  • Improvements on backpedaling into objects when being in prone position
  • Fixed a rare issue where players could turn invisible when spawning on a full/destroyed vehicle

That’s all for the Battlefield 2042 3.1 patch notes, but be sure to check out more of our Battlefield 2042 guides at Dexerto to make the most of your time in the game.

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