Battlefield 2042 Update 3.2.0 Patch Notes Revealed

Battlefield 2042's 3.2.0 update is coming next week, and we've got our first glimpse at the patch notes, which include the return of the series' class system and much more.

Published: January 27, 2023 9:26 AM /


A group of soldiers taking part in a firefight in Battlefield 2042

EA has released the Battlefield 2042 Update 3.2.0 patch notes, and as you'd expect from an update that's bringing some pretty sweeping changes, they're extensive. This update will bring the return of the series' seemingly much-missed class system, as well as a rework for the Breakaway map and plenty more.

Since Battlefield 2042's launch in November 2021, player reception has been broadly negative, with fans complaining about the game's poor performance and extensive bugs, among other things. Despite this, developer DICE said last year that it was committed to fixing Battlefield 2042, leaving it with "no time" for other projects.

Part of that commitment, it seems, is a return to the classic Battlefield class system rather than the divisive Specialists introduced for Battlefield 2042. That's the main attraction for the game's newest update, 3.2.0, which will launch next week. Existing Specialists have been allocated appropriate classes, and each class now has specific equipment available to it, which should bring 2042 more in line with the classic class system you know and love from previous Battlefield titles.

The four Classes in the new Battlefield 2042 update 3.2.0 patch notes
Battlefield 2042 is going back to Classes in its next update.

As well as the class changes, the Breakaway map is also getting reworked. This particular rework will feature "some of the most visible and extensive changes" that DICE has ever put into effect for a map, according to the developer. Changes include the oil rig being relocated, improvements to the Ice Shelf and Glacier Top areas, and plenty more.

Of course, this update is also bringing lots of new equipment, including a brand new suppressor, thermal scopes, and other fun gadgets to play with. This is in addition to extra weaponry, of course, and since classes now have Weapon Proficiencies, using certain kinds of weapons will bring even more bonuses; Support soldiers using SMGs, for instance, can look forward to a faster draw time, while Recon players who use sniper rifles will be able to steady their scopes more easily.

Be sure to take a look through the full Battlefield 2042 patch notes for the latest update so you can see what's what. The notes also include extensive bug fixes and other changes. Whether this update will be enough to mollify what still seems to be a fairly angry fanbase remains to be seen, but either way, EA and DICE say they'll have more info on the exact release timing for the update early next week.

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