Battlefield 2042 update reworks the map and adds vault weapons

Season 2 of Battlefield 2042 continues today with the arrival of update 2.1, which notably reworks the (aptly named) map renewal.

DICE made the decision to “completely remove certain sections of the map” which it felt broke the “flow” of the game or were simply “too far out”.

Getting around the game will also be faster – as Battlefield adds the Polaris RZR buggy as a vehicle in the world. To me, it looks like a cross between a tank and a golf cart. Why not?

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Other new additions include three weapons from previous games, including the P90 from Battlefield 3, as well as the GOL Sniper Magnum and M1911 from Bad Company 2.

The patch also includes hundreds of bug fixes – which you can catch up on in the full patch notes here.

Finally, a new close event is scheduled for mid-October. Called “The Liquidators”, it will be detailed later.

Eurogamer’s Battlefield fan Ishraq came away largely impressed with the Battlefield 2042 Season 2 main update a month ago. “Despite my positive impressions of what’s to come, Battlefield 2042 desperately needs more content,” he wrote at the time. Maybe that’s it?

Just last week, EA head Vince Zampella admitted that Battlefield 2042 was “deviating too far from what Battlefield is” and that its developers hadn’t spent “enough time iterating on which makes it fun.”