The Battlefield 2042 Update 1.0 patch notes have been revealed, preparing for the launch of Season 1 with dozens of changes including a hefty nerf to the number of aircraft flying around in a match.
The last few months have been fairly promising for fans of Battlefield 2042. The long-awaited scoreboard update finally arrived in March, which was quickly followed by the addition of proper VOIP support a month later. While not everything has gone great -- Hazard Zone has effectively ended development -- it looks like the next Battlefield 2042 update is going to be making some interesting changes for the launch of Season 1.
What's New in Battlefield 2042 Update 1.0?
First and foremost, Battlefield 2042 Update 1.0 promises to bring "multiple improvements" to gameplay for infantry which should result in a much smoother experience on the ground. Going forward, running should look and feel more natural than it has to date.
Naturally, weapons are improving, too. Updated netcode should improve hit registration overall, and DMR (Designated Marksman Rifles) and LMGs (Light Machine Guns) are getting a bit of a buff with increased projectile speed; that means that those bullets will fly farther and faster overall.
The lack of ground vehicles in most maps is being addressed in Conquest -- a major problem considering the size of Battlefield 2042's massive maps. More transport vehicles will be available, and that means it should be easier to move around the map in a hurry.
The air game, however, is going to be changing. The number of active air attack vehicles has been reduced to 1 per team for both Conquest and Breakthrough mode, lowering the overall number of aircraft in the sky for either side (and thereby reducing the need for half of your team to carry anti-aircraft Gadgets). This limitation won't affect the MV-38 Condor and Mi-240 Super Hind, ensuring that there will still be some robust transportation options available.
These are just some of the bigger changes coming in the next update -- you can read about the dozens of fixes, changes, and improvements coming to the game in the full Battlefield 2042 Update 1.0 patch notes.
When is the Battlefield 2042 Update 1.0 Launch Date?
The Battlefield 2042 Update 1.0 launch date is tomorrow, June 7, 2022, at 4:00 AM Eastern Time. That means you'll likely wake up to a better Battlefield 2042 experience tomorrow, barring any problems with the patch launching. You can also look forward to a new gameplay trailer premiering tomorrow at 11:00 AM Eastern Time.
The long list of changes is sure to shake up the game, and it might just be enough to bring back some lapsed players. You can join in on the action by buying Battlefield 2042 for PC and consoles starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent.