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    BF2042 Update 1.23 Patch Notes (Battlefield 2042 v3.0)

    Battlefield 2042 update v3.0.0 (BF2042 Update 1.23) is available on PS4, PS5, PC, and Xbox One. According to the official BF2042 1.23 patch notes, the latest BF2042 Season 3 Escalation update added a new map, a new Specialist (Rasheed Zain), a new Vehicle, and much more. Apart from this, today’s Battlefield 2042 version 1.23 (1.000.026) also includes 3 new weapons, new gadget, and much more.

    Previously, a major BF2042 update 2.0 added addressed the visual effects (VFX) of Paik’s EMG-X Scanner. Recently, an update 2.1 also added Renewal Rework, 3 new Vault Weapons added to All-Out Warfare and a new Polaris RZR transport vehicle. Unfortunately, since the last patch, players are facing various disconnection and login issues with the game. Today’s Battlefield 2042 patch 1.23 will fix a few of these issues.

    Read more details below.

    BF2042 1.23 Patch Notes (Update 3.0.0) – November 22, 2022

    Image shows the Beauty Shot for Season 3: Escalation, featuring a new location, Spearhead alongside a new Specialist - Rasheed Zain and many more items of interest as described in the tweet.

    What’s New?

    • New Map: Spearhead

    Spearhead is our latest CQC-focused map, nestled within the rocky formations of the Swedish wilderness you will find Nordvik’s manufacturing facilities, capable of manufacturing high-tech weaponry and components for weather machinery.

    • New Specialist: Rasheed Zain

    Specialty: XM370A

    The XM370A is an Airburst Launcher that allows Zain to flush out enemies from around and over cover, becoming a situational area denial loadout. If you have some foes hiding behind cover and are giving you trouble, the XM370A is the go-to piece of hardware.

    Trait: Perseverance

    Perseverance allows for Zain to begin recovering health immediately upon taking out an enemy. This effect stops if Zain takes further damage.

    • New Vehicle: EMKV90-TOR

    Positioned at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, the EMKV90-TOR is a Rail Gun Destroyer Tank that is capable of entering alternate modes aimed at arising and responding to different combat situations.

    • New Weapons: Rorsch Mk-4, NVK-P125, NVK-S22

    Rorsch Mk-4

    This weapon uses electromagnetic forces to launch projectiles at preposterous speeds.With powerful armor penetrating ammunition and requiring a short charge up time before each shot this versatile weapon can adapt itself to any situation and change its fire properties by quickly swapping the configuration of its under barrel mounted capacitors.

    NVK-P125

    With its unusual Bullpup configuration and its particularly high bullet speed this sidearm is perfect for engaging moving targets at medium distances without compromises, the perfect companion for any sharpshooter.

    NVK-S22

    Need a shotgun with tactical options? This dual-barreled semi-automatic weapon offers great destructive power in a compact and nimble package. Surprise your enemies and become the dominator of close-quarters combat.

    • New Gadget: Throwing Knife

    These deadly knives are used by masters of precision and timing and will deliver lethal damage for the one ready to meet the task at hand. You can pick them back up and try again.

    • New Vault Weapons: XM8 LMG, A-91

    Within our Season 3 Battle Pass we’ll be including XP Boosts, these are items placed on a set number of tiers which grant you an additional boost in XP for a certain period of time.

    While these XP Boosts will be consumed as soon as you earn them, the timer will only count down while you are actively in a match. You can expect to receive your first XP Boost at Tier 18 of Season 3’s Battle Pass.

    • New Battle Pass
    • New Vehicle Categorization
    • Ping System Rework

    Bug Fixes

    PING SYSTEM REWORK

    The latest update made alterations to how the Ping System functions within Battlefield 2042, these changes aim to reduce the complexity of the existing ping system. Allowing for improvements to the pacing and accuracy of communication between teammates.

    • Pressing the ping button once will no longer place a location ping, but instead check for targets such as soldiers, vehicles or objects near the point of that placed ping.
    • If a threat is within the radius, it will immediately ping or spot that target for a duration of time.
    • Spots are shared to the team, while pings are share to your squad.
    • Pressing the ping button twice in a row will still place a danger ping in that location.
    • Contextually, pinging targets no longer has any input delay.
    • Repeatedly pressing the ping button without the system finding any targets will incur a short cooldown which will prevent spotting.

    With these changes in place, we anticipate an increase in communication between your team while reducing out of date pings that may have been placed for a previous encounter.

    GAMEPLAY IMPROVEMENTS

    • Addressed a bug where Q-spotting was not working as intended when pinging enemy air vehicles from further than 300m away
    • Addressed a bug when switching between Borderless from Fullscreen, the game window was not rendering as intended
    • Fixed an instance where pressing the ESC button would sometimes show an old Experience Selection screen
    • UI subtitles from Tutorial Videos would remain on screen for a short time when returning back to the main menu
    • User receives invalid game state error 2:2413J when accepting an invite from a player being in the second part of a Breakthrough game
    • The Turn Right/Yaw Right keybind was unable to be unbound unless the user unbinds Turn Left/Yaw Left too. This has now been resolved.
    • You will now be presented with a prompt to repair your game installation, if the game detects that you’re missing files from a patch process
    • Soldier movement when changing directions will now appear smoother through improved animation physics
    • Fix for character models getting stuck outside of vehicles after entering them or changing seats while playing with high latency
    • Fix for ping not being positioned correctly for players inside vehicle open seat
    • Communication between soldiers equipped with Repair Tools has improved when near vehicles
      • A soldier with the Repair Tool equipped will be able to see an icon over vehicles that are needing to be repaired
      • A vehicle driver will be able to see an icon over soldiers equipped with the repair tool.
    • Added a new HUD option called “Interaction Prompt Scale” which allows adjusting the size of interaction prompts. This option can be found under Display > HUD Icons

    AUDIO

    • Fixed projectile and firing SFX for the AA rocket for the Attack Helicopters
    • Lock-on sounds design overhaul, resulting in improved Air & Ground target lock on sounds
    • Weapons Audio sound improvements
    • Improved instances of VO when deploying into vehicles

    GADGETS

    • Resolved an issue where the sprint animation for Launcher Gadgets wouldn’t play as intended in first person
    • Addressed a bug where the player could not lock-on using SOFLAM through smoke
    • Addressed a bug where broken animations were present on grenades when switching from FXM-33 AA Missile
    • Addressed a bug where a broken animation was present on grenades when switching from any main weapon customized with a Bipod
    • Vehicles now get an “Hack Warning” indicator from the OV-P Recon Drone EMP weapon when locking on
    • Under Options, we have changed the naming of Quick Throw Grenades to better reflect its action within the game. It does not result in throwing grenades quicker, it results in automatically throwing the Grenade when pressed
    • C5 throwing distance has been adjusted to be more in line with its Anti-Vehicle intent

    PROGRESSION

    • Reduced damage threshold for Vehicle Destroy Assist to 1, this will result in more Vehicle Destroy Assists taking place. Teamwork makes the dream work!
    • Ranger kills would sometimes incorrectly report incorrect quest progress, this has been resolved
    • Mounted Vulcan will now award “Vehicle Damaged” XP events upon destruction
    • Changed sorting order of underbarrel shotguns for M5A3, AK24, LCMG, SWS-10

    SPECIALISTS

    General

    • Addressed a bug on previous generation consoles where character models were not rendering properly
    • Addressed a bug in Battlefield Portal where BC2/BF3 Characters’ hands do not align with the ladder when climbing in 1P
    • Addressed a bug that would often show Specialists’ character hands as shaking while climbing ladders
    • We’ve made several changes to improve the responsiveness of Soldiers in Update 3.0, you will notice these improvements particularly around Soldier Movement such as Jumping, Vaulting, Sliding, Entering Ladders and the deployment of Parachutes
    • Fixed Specialists having odd movement while attached to a rope while standing ontop of vehicles

    Crawford

    • Addressed a bug with Crawford’s animation Vulcan Stationary Minigun animation while in death cam

    Sundance

    • On the first explosion when being killed by Sundance’s Scatter Grenade, the wrong weapon was displayed. It now rightfully calls it out as ‘Scatter’
    • Addressed a bug that caused Sundance’s Anti-Armor grenade to be called Scatter

    Casper

    • Addressed a bug where the “No ammo” prompt was displayed when Casper deploys the OV-P Recon Drone

    Irish

    • We had spotted instances where Irish’ Deployable Cover was unable to be deployed as intended, we’ve made steps towards improving this

    AI SOLDIERS

    • AI Soldiers will no longer quickly bleed out when being pinged by the player
    • AI Soldiers will no longer immediately re-enter vehicles after exiting due to taking damage
    • AI Soldiers have learnt the ability to drive and shoot with the M5C Bolte, always ensure you look both ways when crossing a road
    • AI Soldiers will now revive more often than before
    • Addressed a bug which resulted in AI Soldiers attempting to climb destroyed ladders
    • Improved AI navigation through several maps and modes

    MAPS

    • Fixed issue where players would not receive damage while in moving elevators on Kaleidoscope, Hourglass, Exposure and Orbital
    • Seagulls have begun to migrate, you’ll see less of them in some areas of maps. Do seagulls quack?
    • Adjusted birds flying low and popping in and out of view
    • Soldiers will no longer appear as though the are spawning in through the ground on maps
    • Fixed issue where entering an elevator with the ATV would result in death, driving them off a considerable height may still result in death when they land
    • Fixed issue where “Deploy point lost” message was showed on contested points and the player was not able to deploy on objective
    • Fixed issue where the tornado was following it’s route through the team’s HQ affecting spawns and gameplay
    • Fixed issue with visual glitch on Deploy/Undeploy
    • Map Location Icons were displaying incorrectly on Manifest, this has now been resolved

    VEHICLES

    Categorization of Vehicles has received an overhaul with Update 3.0, providing updates to the classification of Vehicles. Vehicle counts and availability have also been updated depending on Map and Mode requirements.

    Vehicle categorization is as follows:

    Light Transport – LATV4 Recon, LCAA Hovercraft

    Armored Transport – MAV, M5C Bolte

    Heavy Armor – M1A5, T28, EMVK90-TOR

    Light Armor – EBAA-Wildcat, EBLC-Ram

    Air Transport – MV-38 Condor, Mi-240 Super Hind

    Attack Helicopter – AH-64GX Apache Warchief, KA-502 Super Hokum, YG-99 Hannibal, RAH-68 Huron, MD540 Nightbird

    Fighter Plane – F-35E Panther, SU-57 FELON

    With the reworked allocation of Vehicles and their availability, you can expect Maps and Modes to play a part in the amount available to you.

    For example with Conquest 128 Players on Spearhead will consist of 4 Light Transport, 1 Armored Transport, 1 Light Armour, 2 Heavy Armour, 1 Air Transport, 1 Attack Helicopter and 1 Jet Per Team alongside In-World Civilian Vehicles.

    • Addressed a bug where AT missile could not be fired against SOFLAM painted Aircraft and AA Missile could not be fired against SOFLAM painted Vehicles
    • Addressed a bug with absent visual effects on tanks when receiving systemic damage
    • Lowered collision damage multiplier at low-med velocity for Bolte
    • Addressed a bug where the “Location Revealed” message was not shown for the soldier sitting in a gunner seat
    • Addressed a bug where destroyed tanks would disappear immediately after the last hit
    • Addressed a bug where Heavy Ground Vehicle crosshairs moved slightly down when resizing the client window
    • Addressed a bug where the vehicle crosshair had a random color
    • Addressed a bug where the LATV steering was as sensitive after receiving wheel damage as when undamaged
    • Removed min dispersion on 50m Air and Ground Cannons
    • Addressed a bug where icon opacity while zooming in vehicles would not function correctly
    • Fixed an instance of driver model being rendered outside of vehicles

    WEAPONS

    • Addressed a bug where the MGL Laser beam was not properly aligned with the Ghostmaker R10 and its attachments
    • Addressed a bug where the Tactical, Warhawk and Arcom attachments had the same icon on DXR-1
    • Avancys is now using the correct bipod
    • Addressed a bug with the hands pose being incorrectly placed on the LS-1 Laser Sight on M12
    • HE Grenades and Incendiary Grenades now always explode after the arm timer has elapsed, regardless of a player having been hit before or not
    • Fixed Scope magnification on the GOL Magnum Sniper not applying properly when switching between weapon attachments and other weapons
    • Addressed a bug where the reload prompt was not the same color as the rest of the HUD
    • Improved a situation where the weapon would stop shooting in automatic fire under bad network conditions
    • Addressed a bug where both the STNR Laser and MGL Laser were seen as red when looking directly at them
    • The Ghostmaker R10 is now correctly functioning as a silent weapon
    • There was too much dirt on some scopes for the BSV-M, we’ve put a cloth to some of the lenses and they should now be much cleaner
    • Improved Aim Assist functionality when fighting vertical recoil
    • Addressed a bug where the Laser Sight was passing through walls/objects
    • Shotgun pellet count lowered and damage adjusted to compensate
    • Fixed issue with suppressors not silencing under some conditions
    • Removed the 1x Body Shot range on SWS-10 to match the change on the GOL
      • We have noticed a rising trend of using bolt actions in enclosed space and getting advantage of this feature, meant to be used defensively, in an offensive manner
      • This change encourages Bolt Actions to be used for medium to long range encounters, allowing for the opportunity to switch to a sidearm on close quarter encounters
    • Bolt Action Snipers Hipfire Dispersion increased by ~1 degree in all stances
    • Increased AKS-74u Damage drop-off distance, making it better at medium combat ranges
    • Lowered Avancys Damage drop-off distance, there will no longer be a 4-Shot Kill range during close range encounters
    • Increased NTW-50 Damage against Light Vehicles slightly with Anti Materiel ammo and substantially increased with Anti Materiel High Power ammo
    • Body Shot range reduced for NTW-50 from 150m to 100m
    • M60E4 damage lowered from 50 to 75 meters. 28 -> 22
    • Increased M1911 Damage drop-off distance up to 30m
    • Increased MP412 REX Damage drop-off distance up to 40m
    • Increased AC42 Bursts per minute. 160 -> 170
    • Increased PP-29 Damage drop-off distance under 30m
    • SFAR-M GL damage lowered from 50 to 75 meters. 28 -> 22
    • Semi-Auto fire mode is back on AK24 after a failed experiment
    • Addressed a bug on some Vault Weaponry not getting the correct headshot multipliers when some attachments were active

    BATTLEFIELD PORTAL

    • Added the new Season 3 map, Spearhead, to the IsCurrentMap selection block
    • Added the BF3 gadget, MAV, to the gadget selection block
    • Added Charlie Crawford’s Mounted Vulcan Specialist Gadget to the Specialist Gadget selection block
    • Added Rasheed Zain’s XM370A Airburst Launcher Specialist Gadget to the Specialist Gadget selection block

    BATTLEFIELD PORTAL WEAPONS

    • Improved underbarrel grenades zeroing precision
    • Adjusted shake on Holo and PKA-S optics
    • M416 and AEK will now have improved gunsway

    AN94

    • Recoil Distance has been decreased for the AN94

    M16A3

    • Lowered Horizontal Recoil offset by 0.05

    G3A3

    • We’ve lowered the Vertical and Horizontal Recoil for the G3A3 while increasing the Recoil Decrease rate

    ACW-R

    • Slightly increased the Recoil Decrease rate

    M60E4

    • Horizontal Recoil decreased for the M60E4

    SCAR-H

    • Slightly reduced Vertical and Horizontal Recoil

    Currently, Battlefield 2042 servers are down. You can check Battlefield 2042 server status here.

    Battlefield 2042 Update 3.1 Release Date?

    BF2042 update 3.1 will land before the Holidays, you can expect to see the reworked Manifest map, more Vault Weapons added to All-Out Warfare alongside further fixes and changes. With a brand new Mid-Season Event taking place later in December.

    Download free Battlefield 2042 patch 1.23 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Xbox One.

    Jack Johnson
    Jack Johnson
    Jack Johnson mainly writes about game-related news and updates. He is a passionate gamer, music lover, and traveler.

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