DICE has released patch notes for Battlefield 2042 Update 2.2, which will add a redesigned map, three new weapons, and permanent custom servers to the game tomorrow, October 20th.
Fans of the franchise have long been waiting for DICE to add permanent custom servers to the game, but they will work differently from previous games. First, server owners can only keep one permanent server in Portal at a time. In addition, those who want to host persistent servers must purchase a Premium Battle Pass.
While some may object to the idea of hosting permanent servers locked behind a battle pass, it makes a lot of sense. Servers are not hosted for free, so DICE needs to somehow compensate for these costs. This will also help limit the number of servers they have to keep up. Unlike normal Portal servers, which shut down as soon as the last player leaves the lobby, persistent servers will remain visible in the browser for a week while they’re unoccupied.
Persistent Servers may be the most exciting addition to Battlefield 2042 in Update 2.2, but there are a few new additions worth checking out as well. The redesigned version of Orbital shrinks the playable area with a brand new grapple point and also adds some nice visual details and cover. The three weapons coming from Portal are also fan favorites: the ACW-R, AKS-74u, and MP412 REX.
Oh, and DICE finally fixed underbarrel laser sights that would detach from weapons when the player set the field of view higher. It only took a year.
You can read For full details on the patch, visit the official Battlefield 2042 website. The game is available on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.