Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0 brings VoIP to the party

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The patch adds a big feature for Battlefield

A new update for Battlefield 2042 hits this week, adding a feature the community has been asking for. Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0 adds VoIP functionality for Party and Squads, as well as a few other areas of interest.

VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, options are the big one for Battlefield 2042. The massive multiplayer shooter launched without VoIP last year, and it was a noticeable issue for folks who are used to those options.

The dev team at DICE has been working on updating Battlefield 2042 with more patches since then. Patches have included an updated scoreboard and other quality-of-life fixes.

Update 4.0 for Battlefield 2042 goes live on April 19, and adds two voice chat channel options. Players will be able to choose between Party and Squad VoIP, and can adjust their settings in-game too.

Additionally, the updated scoreboard that arrived with Update 3.3 will now be available during End of Round screens.

Getting attached

The other big part of the Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0 is an overhaul of weapon attachments. The dev blog notes that previously, some attachments had effects that were too similar, and their impact was unclear.

A few bug fixes and quality-of-life adjustments have been made, as well as an overall retooling of the weapon attachments. This will probably take some in-game inspection to see the results, but considering how core the new attachment system is to Battlefield 2042‘s infantry experience, it’s good to address it.

The Update 4.0 notes for Battlefield 2042 also detail a lengthy number of additional fixes. You can find the full patch notes here. More is on the way too, as the team says it expects another update for release in May. That update will focus on bringing more quality of life updates and bug fixes. Efforts to right the ship after a rocky launch are still underway, but at least one major piece of Battlefield is finally in.

Eric Van Allen