Battlefield 2042 Season 5 Patch Notes: Explore the New Update
by T Santhosh | Updated Jun 07, 2023
Battlefield 2042 Season 5 Update
The highly anticipated Season 5 update for Battlefield 2042 has finally arrived, bringing with it a plethora of exciting additions and improvements. Among the highlights detailed in the patch notes are a brand-new map, three fresh weapons, a range of new gadgets, and an array of other notable changes.
However, it's important to note that DICE, the developer behind the game, has assured players that this update is just the beginning for Season 5, as there are plans for even more content in the pipeline. Players can look forward to upcoming updates that will introduce new weapon attachments and implement quality-of-life enhancements like Squad Orders.
While Battlefield 2042 faced some challenges upon its initial release, the game experienced a significant surge in players when it became available for free to PS Plus subscribers not long ago. This boost in player numbers has injected new life into the game and reinvigorated the community.
Without further delay, let's delve into the comprehensive list of patch notes for the season 5 update of Battlefield 2042. It's an exciting time for fans of the game, with a wealth of fresh content and improvements to explore and enjoy.
Battlefield 2042 Season 5 Patch Notes
Here is an overview of the new content in the Season 5 Update, alongside highlights for changes and improvements:
New Map: Reclaimed
New Weapons: XCE BAR, GEW-46 & BFP.50
New Gadgets: Spring Grenade, Anti-Tank Grenade, Mini Grenade, RPG-7V2
New Battle Pass featuring all-new cosmetics for Specialists, Weapons, Vehicles and more.
Quality of Life Improvements: Vault Weapon Attachments & Universal Cosmetics, Reworking Vehicle Loadouts, Specialist Improvements for Dozer & Irish, Squad Management, Damage Unit UI and more.
Arriving later in Season 5: Further Vault Weapon Attachments, Hourglass Map Rework and further Quality of Life Improvements like Squad Orders.
New Map: Reclaimed
War has descended upon an abandoned industrial facility, slowly being reclaimed by nature in the Czechian region. Fight in and amongst derailed trains, abandoned turbines and warehouses as you work towards secrets hidden within the mountains. The Crash Site, featuring the derailed train, is designed primarily as a vehicle combat area, with the Landing Zone an area of forest providing a circular area that will enable close-quarters combat and new sightlines opening up when trees are destroyed. You may see the inspiration we’ve taken for the Abandoned Turbine and Military Warehouse. The indoor space of the Abandoned Turbine will enable crossfires due to its verticality and cover. While the Military Warehouse’s floors will no doubt attract snipers and a range of gunplay experiences due to the narrow layout.
Hidden inside the nearby mountain lies The Bunker, forgotten and made up of a central room whose linear space will bring intense, short-range, close-quarters combat. In comparison to this, The Silos is another outdoor area set up for vehicle combat with its generous roads perfect for tank battles. Easy to spot due to its four towers rising up from the ground, The Silos also provides plenty of elevated areas for infantry to get a shot at vehicles dominating the ground.
New Weapons: BFP.50, XCE Bar, GEW-46
The weapons arsenal is expanding this Season with not only new weapons, but also further much community requested improvements to Vault Weapons.
The BFP.50 is a powerful hand cannon, giving you another sidearm that dishes out heavy damage at close range. Anticipated to become a highly popular choice due to its size, sound and power, we just know you’re going to love this updated version for The World of 2042!
The GEW-46 assault rifle offers high stability with short-burst fire. Great for the medium-range environments that you’ll experience across the Reclaimed map.
The XCE Bar is a high-precision bolt action rifle. It has expanded attachment capability to accompany its stopping power, allowing you to quickly swap through attachment options to engage the enemy at various distances.
New Gadgets: Spring Grenade, Anti-Tank Grenade, Mini Grenade & RPG-7V2
A bundle of grenades that will detonate on impact against vehicles while dealing substantial damage.
An anti-personnel grenade that can be thrown a longer distance, and after a short delay explodes across a small area.
An old familiar projectile behavior as seen before in the form of the S-Mine or Bouncing Betty. It operates through a spring-activated thruster to reach head-height altitude before imminent explosive detonation.
Veterans of the franchise will be familiar with this much loved gadget, and we’ve heard your requests to bring this boomstick through to All-Out Warfare from Battlefield Portal. With Season 5, you’ll now have access to use this fan favorite gadget however you see fit!
New Battle Pass
Season 5 brings with it two factions - one that’s cutting-edge, calculating and professional versus a more survivalist group who are savage, independent and ruthless.
You’ll see this in the cosmetics available as you play through the Battle Pass, some of the best we feel we’ve ever brought to Battlefield! From Falck’s ‘Regenerator’ Skin at Tier 0, to Dozer’s ‘Overthrower’ Skin at Tier 100.
There’s a whole load of items to unlock across 100 tiers of the Free and Premium Battle Pass including cosmetics, XP boosters, and the new premium Seasonal Booster! Additionally, those that were Year 1 pass holders will also receive an Epic Skin and XP booster during the first two weeks of Season 5, as a thanks for continuing to play.*
Lastly, we’re continuing to work on the game beyond Season 5. We are committed to continuing the Battlefield 2042 journey and are working through the best ways to bring new content and experiences for you all. Expect to hear more from us on what’s planned later in Season 5.
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Battlefield 2042 Season 5 New Dawn
Step into the dynamic world of Battlefield 2042 Season 5: New Dawn, an exhilarating new phase that breathes life into the previously contentious installment of the iconic first-person military shooter series. Although the game initially launched in an unfinished state, it did introduce the impressive Battlefield Portal. However, the developers remained committed to the title, tirelessly working on enhancements and implementing changes. Now, with the arrival of Season 5, players can expect a rejuvenating experience, thanks to the introduction of a brand-new map, a range of new weapons, and numerous quality-of-life improvements.
The highly anticipated new season is set to launch tomorrow, and fans are eager to dive into the action and explore the extensive list of changes and additions. Season 5: New Dawn promises to breathe new life into Battlefield 2042, addressing previous concerns and enhancing the overall gameplay experience. From the enticing new map to the array of fresh weapons and the multitude of quality-of-life enhancements, there's something for every Battlefield enthusiast to enjoy.
Prepare for an exhilarating and immersive experience as Battlefield 2042 Season 5: New Dawn breathes new life into the game. One of the standout improvements is the vibrant and engaging map design that eliminates the boredom and lack of action that plagued the initial launch maps. These revamped environments offer increased cover opportunities and intricate terrain details, creating more dynamic combat sequences and eliminating situations where players are left exposed to snipers in unreachable locations. With enhanced cover options, players can now strategically maneuver and solve thrilling challenges, adding depth to the gameplay.
The gameplay itself has undergone significant refinements, particularly in terms of movement. A "physicality pass" has been implemented, adjusting camera motion based on the player's equipped weapon. This meticulous attention to detail heightens immersion, providing a natural and responsive movement experience. Each weapon now has distinct camera behaviors while running, resulting in a more authentic and satisfying gameplay feel. Season 5 also addresses weapon balance and accuracy, particularly with assault rifles (ARs). Tweaks to their accuracy values have made medium-range combat with ARs more consistent, enabling players to engage enemies at longer distances with improved success.
Battlefield 2042 Season 5: New Dawn marks a crucial turning point for the game, aimed at revitalizing the player base and attracting new enthusiasts. The captivating Reclaimed map, fantastic new weapons, subtle camera tuning, and quality-of-life improvements are a testament to the game's evolution. Moreover, the game's availability on platforms like Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus, along with frequent sales, has increased accessibility and encouraged more players to join the battlefield. While the promised next-gen war combat experience was delayed, Season 5 showcases DICE's dedication to improving and refining the game based on player feedback and expectations.
Battlefield 2042 Season 5 Battle Pass
The Battlepass provides an incredible opportunity to acquire top-notch items at a budget-friendly price. With 100 tiers to progress through, players can unlock a variety of rewards including new weapons, skins, weapon charms, and more. The Season 5 New Dawn update brings a host of luxurious items to enhance your inventory's appearance.
Currently, the Season 4 battlepass is active and will conclude on June 7, coinciding with the launch of the Season 5: New Dawn battlepass. The Premium Battle Pass offers a wealth of impressive rewards, with a total of 70 premium awards awaiting those who purchase it. Additionally, upon acquiring the Premium Battlefield 2042 Season 5 Battle Pass, players will immediately unlock four items associated with the Tier 0 category. These include the legendary "Regenerator" Falck Specialist Set, legendary "Firelight" Weapon Skin for the MP9, legendary "Brutal Partisan" Lis Specialist Set, and the epic "Brave New World" Player Card Background.
For those who prefer not to spend money, the Free Battle Pass still provides 30 rewards out of the 100 tiers. While these may not be as enticing as the premium offerings, the developers have crafted some excellent skins for the free section. Among the 30 rewards, users can expect three new weapons, three new gadgets, and five notable items such as the epic "Matrix" Zain Specialist Set, epic "Neoteric" Weapon Skin, epic "Fail safe" Weapon Skin, epic "Peak Performer" Weapon Charm, and the rare "Solenoid" Vehicle Skin.
Battlefield 2042 Gameplay
In the tradition of its predecessors, Battlefield 2042 is a multiplayer-centric first-person shooter that immerses players in a near-future setting. Packed with cutting-edge weaponry and gadgets such as deployable turrets and drones, the game offers an array of vehicles that can be controlled by players. A unique addition to the gameplay is the "Plus" system, allowing players to customize their weapons on the fly. Unlike previous titles, Battlefield 2042 introduces a revamped class system where players can assume the role of a specialist belonging to the Assault, Engineer, Medic, or Recon classes.
Each specialist possesses their own set of distinct skills and gadgets, providing players with diverse playstyles and tactical options. For example, Emma "Sundance" Rosier sports a wingsuit, while Maria Falck wields a healing pistol. The dynamic and destructive environments of Battlefield 4 return in Battlefield 2042, complete with the inclusion of Levolution and extreme weather phenomena like tornadoes and sandstorms, which can greatly impact gameplay. The game features an impressive roster of seven maps at launch, including the expansive 'Breakaway' map, which holds the distinction of being the largest in the franchise's history.
Battlefield 2042 offers three main gameplay modes. "All-Out Warfare" encompasses the beloved "Breakthrough" and "Conquest" modes. In Conquest, teams battle to capture and control various points on the map, securing sectors for their side. Breakthrough presents an intense scenario where one team strives to seize control points held by the defending team. Both modes can be experienced alongside AI-controlled players, offering a range of options for players to enjoy.
The PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game support up to 128 players, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions support up to 64 players. Additionally, Battlefield 2042 embraces cross-platform play, enabling players on PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S to compete together. Cross-platform play is also available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players, limited to their respective platforms.
Battlefield 2042 Season 5 Patch Notes - FAQ
Battlefield 2042 Season 5 has already begun and is currently live.
Season 5 introduces a new map, new weapons, and various quality-of-life improvements.
Yes, Battlefield 2042 Season 5 introduces the "Plus" system, allowing players to customize their weapons on the spot.
Yes, the class system has been overhauled. Players can now assume control of a specialist who falls under the four traditional Battlefield gameplay classes of Assault, Engineer, Medic, and Recon. Each specialist has their own unique skills and gadgets.
Yes, for the first time in the series, Battlefield 2042 Season 5 supports cross-platform play between PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S versions. However, cross-platform play on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is limited to players on those respective platforms.