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Yes, you can repair penguins in Battlefield 2042

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Battlefield 2042 lets you perform the noble act of healing the penguins. Battlefield 2042 has more than its fair share of annoying, frustrating and downright embarrassing bugs. But sometimes, you come across a bug that you can’t help but laugh at. Today’s unusual discovery may not necessarily fit the description of what a bug is, but it is amusing nonetheless. Reddit user Dunaike decided to land their helicopter close to where penguins hang out on the Breakaway map. Penguins are…

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Battlefield 2042’s largest patch is here with many welcome fixes

As promised, the most substantial update for Battlefield 2042 so far is in our hands. DICE has rolled out a new update for Battlefield 2042 on all platforms, one week after a smaller patch went out to address weapon bloom and Hovercraft balance. Unlike that one, however, today’s patch is significantly bigger. This is true for its download size – ranging from 5.5GB to 7GB depending on platform – as well as its content. The patch includes a host of fixes, new features, balance tweaks, and even a little bit of new content. The patch notes, which you can read…

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Battlefield 2042’s dumbest glitch lets you negate smoke grenades

Save 35% on a VG247 yearly subscription this Black Friday! If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Smoke grenades annoy you in Battlefield 2042? You can pretend they don’t exist with a simple glitch. We’ve seen a fair share of Battlefield 2042 glitches and technical problems, some that even lead to awkward bugs. But this is just, well, dumb. Just recently, we got introduced to a bug that allows Specialist Dozer to phase through walls by turning down the game’s graphics settings. As we pointed out at…

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Battlefield 2042 is the worst-rated mainline entry in series history

Save 35% on a VG247 yearly subscription this Black Friday! If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Battlefield 2042 is tied with Battlefield Heroes and Battlefield Play4Free as the worst-received game in the series. Battlefield 2042’s launch has been off to a rough start in a lot of ways, and it looks like all the game’s woes have been reflected in its critical score, setting a new record low for the series. Battlefield games have always had rough launches, and some even suffered from a lack of…

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Battlefield 2042 review – I don’t have it in me to stick with Battlefield through another terrible launch

I play a lot of shooters; many of them aren’t good. I am always open to being intrigued, whether through gameplay mechanics, narrative devices, engaging systems or even a stylish look and feel. Battlefield is my go-to multiplayer shooter, the game I fall back on whenever I’m after a specific shooter fix. It’s my comfort food in that sense, something I just can’t get from any other series. I have been waiting for the next Battlefield since it became clear DICE doesn’t have a solid idea of what it wants to do with Battlefield 5. So here we are, at…

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Battlefield 2042 experiment shows how broken hit registration gets in crowded areas

Battlefield 2042’s hit registration is out of whack, especially when large numbers of players converge on the same spot. Battlefield 2042’s combat doesn’t feel right. Anyone who played the game for any length of time could easily see that, but it’s not always clear why that’s the case. Since the game’s release, players have been dissecting its various gunplay mechanics to try and understand what’s causing gunfights to feel inconsistent. This has lead to the discovery of mismatched hitboxes on some Specialists, and the now-infamous bullet spread – the latter of which has been heavily adjusted in this week’s patch….

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Traditional scoreboard, server browser and other missing Battlefield 2042 features DICE may bring back

Save 35% on a VG247 yearly subscription this Black Friday! If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Battlefield 2042 may look a bit different in a few months, depending on how many legacy features make a return. Battlefield 2042 developer DICE is clearly interested in winning back some of the goodwill it lost with the game’s messy launch. The developer has already communicated what players can expect to see in the game from now until the holidays. In a long and detailed blog post, DICE shared its…

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Battlefield 2042’s massive early December update will bring back a few missing features, fix UI clutter

Battlefield 2042’s third post-launch update is one of the most exciting. DICE has offered a detailed look at Battlefield 2042’s third post-launch update, set to go live in early December. This is going to be the game’s biggest patch by far, and it’s one that includes a tonne of fixes and the return of many missing features. In a roadmap-style blog post, DICE not only offered a better look at the patch coming to the game tomorrow – which includes fixes for excessive weapon bloom, a nerf to the Hovercrafts, fixes for revive bugs and more – the developer also…

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2021 FPS Showdown: Battlefield 2042 vs Call of Duty: Vanguard vs Halo Infinite

Save 35% on a VG247 yearly subscription this Black Friday! If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Brace yourselves, Connor, Sherif, and Dorrani sat down and discussed their favourite of the recent big three FPS releases. Fall 2021 is officially FPS season, as we’ve had major entries from the big three industry shooters all drop in the same short span of time. Call of Duty: Vanguard dropped first, followed by the surprise launch of the Halo: Infinite multiplayer, and the release of Battlefield 2042. However, with all…

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DICE forgot to add collision to some Battlefield 2042 buildings, so players are hiding in them

Save 35% on a VG247 yearly subscription this Black Friday! If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Battlefield 2042 has some… unusual hiding places for helicopters. Of the many, many bugs and technical problems players have been coming across in Battlefield 2042 since release, one in particular may be more funny than disturbing. Battlefield 2042 maps are massive, much bigger than even the biggest maps in the series up to that point. This was done to support 128 players, but naturally created its own side effects. For…

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This is why turning down graphic settings in Battlefield 2042 doesn’t do much – report

Save 35% on a VG247 yearly subscription this Black Friday! If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. You’re probably not seeing much benefit from turning down graphic settings in Battlefield 2042 on PC, and there’s a good reason for that. One of the more consistent complaints about the PC version of Battlefield 2042 is how its performance varies greatly from one spot to another. But the main reason why this is driving many players up the wall is that turning down the game’s visuals doesn’t really help…

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Battlefield 2042’s Hovercraft and Nightbird helicopter are being nerfed

The Battlefield 2042 Hovercraft apocalypse will end some day. Following the disappointing worldwide launch of Battlefield 2042, DICE has revealed that it’s working on a number of fixes for a few annoying bugs and severe balance problems. Now that the game is out in the wild, many of the issues early adopters called out the week before have now been experienced by a much larger player base. This has brought some of the more egregious bugs to the fore. It’s also part of why Battlefield 2042 is currently one of Steam’s worst-rated games. Though DICE did release a day one…

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Battlefield 2042 is now one of the worst-reviewed games on Steam

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Only 26% of Battlefield 2042’s 31,000-plus reviews are positive as the game is lambasted by PC players. If you’re reading this page, you probably know our opinions on Battlefield 2042: our own Sherif has said that the latest FPS effort from EA DICE is in a sad and disappointing state right now. There are myriad problems; whether it’s the severe random bullet deviation, misaligned hitboxes, shocking PC performance, a misleading weapon customisation screen, the lack of a traditional scoreboard or…

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Battlefield 2042’s Dozer can glitch through buildings thanks to a new exploit

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. If you really want to, you can phase through buildings in Battlefield 2042 when playing as Dozer. Early Battlefield 2042 adopters, the ones playing since last Friday, have reported yet another thing that’s not working as intended in the game. Santiago “Dozer” Espinoza, the Specialist who carries a shield, can – with the right setup – use it to glitch through walls. Reddit user I_W_H_B_Y_D discovered this bizarre exploit. In their video below, you can see it being replicated on…

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A controversial Battlefield 2042 skin that referenced the Russo-Ukrainian War is being renamed

A Battlefield 2042 skin – ‘Little Green Man’ – that references the Russo-Ukrainian War will be renamed, developer DICE has said DICE’s Battlefield 2042 is out in early access, and already the game is causing a stir with some controversial cosmetic elements. According to a new statement from the developer, a skin for specialist Pyotr “Boris” Gukovsky that references the Russo-Ukrainian war will be renamed. Per Eurogamer, the epic-tier skin, which was called “Little Green Man”, is going to get a name change after fans pointed out that the term was what Ukranian civilians and media called the masked Russian…