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Battlefield 2042's Assault Rifles finally feel decent after the latest update

Published: 08:40, 26 November 2021
Battlefield 2042 - Weapon customisation
Battlefield 2042 - Weapon customisation

Battlefield 2042 received a big update earlier this week which reduced the bullet spread for most weapons, including Assault Rifles like AK-24 and

After a rocky launch, it seems that things are starting to fall into place for Battlefield 2042 , though, we're still a long way from a proper Battlefield game that players were expecting.

Update 2 is certainly a good start. It's the first bigger update that DICE released since launching the game a couple of weeks ago and it brings bug fixes and changes to how weapons behave in the game.

One of the most requested changes by the Battlefield community is regarding the bullet spread or weapon bloom as some like to call it. 

Basically, the bullet spread in Battlefield 2042 is quite noticeable and sometimes even absurdly big when compared to previous Battlefield titles or even other shooters on the market like Apex Legends, Call of Duty or Halo infinite.

It made some weapons like Assault Rifles almost unusable so most players were running around with PP-29, which had the least amount of bloom.

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DICE acknowledge the issue and made some changes to bullet spread and after playing the game after the update, we can confirm that the change has made the game, and gunplay to be more precise, much more enjoyable.

Assault Rifles such as AK-24 are finally usable now and hopefully, this will be the end of the PP-29 meta as we finally start to see more diverse loadouts on the battleground.

As we already mentioned, this is only a good start and there's plenty of work to be done before we can recommend Battlefield 2042. 

We listed most of the game's issues in our review of Battlefield 2042 so check it out if you want to learn more about the state of DICE's shooter.

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