This Week in Battlefield V

Battlefield V - Update 4.2

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PartWelsh
53 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, EA Community Manager, Battlefield V
edited July 24

Hi folks,

This update targets fixes for errant issues identified after the release of Junes mid-month update. This follows the release of a sequence of Hotfixes designed to address stability and performance issues, which continue to be a priority for the team for future updates.

In this update we’ve taken positive steps towards removing instances of the ‘Invisible Soldier’. We believe that the extreme instances of this issue have been stamped out, though we’ll be monitoring for any lingering issues. Further improvements have also been made to performance, specifically when tanks are firing at infantry which would previously result in performance spikes. 

Alongside that, we’ve also reviewed the performance of the P08 Carbine, and made some changes that should improve the effectiveness of the weapon, coupled with a fix that now allows for Specializations to be reset once players have obtained Weapon Rank 4. Additional fixes have been detailed below in full.

Our next major update (4.4) is currently scheduled to release at the end of August, and a first look at some of the new content and fixes for on going issues are also listed below. We’ll otherwise have a small update out early next week to enable Marita.

Adam Freeman
Battlefield Community Manager
Twitter: @PartWelsh


What’s New?

  • We have reduced the recoil, and increased the muzzle velocity for the P08 Carbine in a bid to improve its effectiveness

  • Kills in Firestorm are now awarded if the enemy player disconnects during the downed state


What’s Changed?

  • Fixes targeted at removing extreme instances of Invisible Soldiers

  • Specializations are now able to be reset on the P08 Carbine

  • The game will no longer stutter when killing enemies with tanks

  • Removed an unintended suppression effect that was applying to infantry soldiers when a tank fires it’s main cannon

  • The screen will no longer turn black when firing stationary cannons

  • The Arras sights on the Lewis gun now displays correctly when using extended mags 

  • Rate Of Fire for the MKVI Revolver has also been reduced to 180RPM, from 200RPM

  • The correct crosshair now shows for the Mosquito FB MKVI on all load-outs

  • The Company will now display the correct amount of bombs for the JU-88 

  • Players trying to spawn into airplanes should no longer get stuck on the deploy screen

What’s being worked on for Update 4.4?


  • Additional fixes are also targeted to improve performance and stability across all platforms

  • New Maps: Lofoten Islands and Provence

  • Increase in Max Rank to 500

  • Updates to Fortress Mode

  • New Weapons - In preparation for subsequent Tides of War Rewards (Panzerbüchse 39, Breda M1935, C96 Pistol Carbine)

  • Fixes for desynced top-gunner hitbox on certain Vehicles

  • Fixes for desynced soldier hitbox known to occur when reviving or vaulting


Our Updates may change as we listen to community feedback and continue developing and evolving our Live Service & Content. We will always strive to keep our community as informed as possible. For more information, please refer to EA’s Online Service Updates at https://www.ea.com/service-updates 




There will be a short period of downtime for each platform starting with the release of each Update.

Player feedback

As always, we value your input, and we want you to reach out to us with feedback. For general feedback, please use our Battlefield V section on the Battlefield forums or join us on the Battlefield V subreddit.  Should you encounter any issues or bugs we recommend that you report them on our Battlefield V – Answers HQ forum

You can also reach out to our Battlefield Community Managers on Twitter if you have any further topics that you would like us to write about in future blog posts. You can reach them on Twitter @PartWelsh and @Braddock512


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Comments

  • Noodlesocks
    2876 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    What modes are Lofoten and Provence going to be available for? Is it just going to be TDM and SqC?
  • crapjon
    160 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Probably combined arms.
  • msob2nd
    33 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Cool updates are here
    But why has hard core not Implement it yet
    We have been told that it was coming
    And it is not here yet
  • MontesJr
    8 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    Nice update....when are we able to switch sides and scramble squads after a very unbalanced round??? Make servers with rules and let people admin servers...BF4 and BF3 were gold when it came to multiplayer.
  • THERAMPAGE_ci0h
    172 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    msob2nd said:
    Cool updates are here
    But why has hard core not Implement it yet

    There is no core mode anyway ... we need 3D spot to come back and TTK tweak ( the 30Hz console server can't handle the fast TTK and it is unplayable and unfun since launch ... ).

     Then they could had a real extreme mode.
  • mikey199012
    30 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
    Has conquest Al Sudan been scrapped?
  • msob2nd
    33 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    That would be better than what we have now get rid of the map radar bring in friendly fire Rely on your site instead of watching a radar You’ll be able to still use the spotting scope and the flare
  • globalchaos_1984
    22 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    ...soooooo no new maps yet? Jfc
  • mortonex
    2 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Please Return Domination.
  • Lahoo_Eckbert
    1272 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    Assignment/mission tracker stutter is still there.
    Pretty annoying.
  • Hephaetuz
    1 postsMember, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    edited July 26
    Hey @PartWelsh , I'm not sure if I can speak for everyone here but seeing that this short, underwhelming patch still has not addressed the issue of FPS drop/CPU usage, team balance issues, and your guys' inability to take care of hackers. Cosmetic releases are cool, but all of the flash doesn't mean **** when you can't even play the game without the stuttering or getting 1-shot across the map by a lewis lmg.  These problems have been around since release and I see no point in continuing to play the game with this many issues.

    I hope you address these issues with your developers before you lose 100% of your playerbase. 
  • Toxic_CA
    867 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    My game was somewhat playable in between patch 4.2 and the patch before it and now the game is back to being completely unplayable in terms of performance.

    After this I'm done with this game l. I have zero confidence in you, the devs or the future of this game and this franchise. I'm done
  • IDazzlerazzle
    433 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    Assignment/mission tracker stutter is still there.
    Pretty annoying.
    Yup, it was "fixed" .... in what universe ? I don;t know tho

    https://streamable.com/a3fwo
  • CMARTEL732
    22 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    With this update, I'm back to getting dropped from the game. That went away a few updates ago, now it's back. Seems to happen particularly when running forward. I've got all the performance stats displayed … cannot spot any unusual issue. Happens on multiple servers.
  • globalchaos_1984
    22 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    So... none of the new maps that have been delayed 4 times? Wish I was suprised. No wonder BFV's playerbase is so small. 
  • VincentNZ
    2895 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    So... none of the new maps that have been delayed 4 times? Wish I was suprised. No wonder BFV's playerbase is so small. 

    Al-Sundan is in the game for over a month, it is "only" missing on Conquest and Breakthrough. It is also the only delayed map at the moment. Marita is still scheduled to release next week before August, technically meeting what the roadmap said. Mercury was even released a day early.
  • X_Sunslayer_X
    859 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, BF1IncursionsAlpha Member
    VincentNZ said:
    So... none of the new maps that have been delayed 4 times? Wish I was suprised. No wonder BFV's playerbase is so small. 

    Al-Sundan is in the game for over a month, it is "only" missing on Conquest and Breakthrough. It is also the only delayed map at the moment. Marita is still scheduled to release next week before August, technically meeting what the roadmap said. Mercury was even released a day early.

    ah damn forgot to send the champagne bottles for that great achievement from DICE regarding BFV. i'll shortly come around it once soldier-dragging is implemented 
  • globalchaos_1984
    22 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    "Only" missing the main game mode, aka the entire map?!? lol
  • A_al_K_pacino_A
    584 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    No fix for the ADS while healing bug? @PartWelsh

    Quite game ruinous for me. How many times does it have to be a contributing factor in a death to think I've had enough.
  • BUZZOSAW777
    73 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    no fix for the cheating or any real content?  have you guys given up on this game already?  The ROI model is not making enough money so the project is abandoned

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