BATTLEFIELD 2042 UPDATE #7.4.0 (2024)

Hello there,

Update 7.4 arrives this Tuesday, July 9th, and marks the final major update of Season 7: Turning Point.

Take a look at the summary for Update #7.4.0

  • New time-limited event: Battlefield 2042 | Dead Space™. Featuring Dead Space themed earnable cosmetics, a new 4-player PvE experience called Outbreak, and more.
  • SRAW improvements bring it in line with other rocket launchers.
  • Persistent Reloading on SRAW and Lis’ G-84 TGM.
  • MD540 Nightbird Balance Pass.
  • XFAD-4 Draugr Equipment Update and more.

Check below to learn the full set of balance changes and improvements taking place with this update and keep your eyes peeled for further news on Battlefield 2042.

// The Battlefield Team

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BATTLEFIELD 2042 UPDATE #7.4.0 (1)

Time-limited event: Battlefield 2042 | Dead Space

With 7.4 we’re also introducing a new time-limited event: Battlefield 2042 | Dead Space

During this event, players will experience Outbreak. A new 4-player squad PvE experience where you will fight waves of Augmented Targets. Starting on the western end of Redacted, players fight through eight sectors while completing objectives until they call an elevator to exfiltrate out on the far-eastern end of the map.

Keep your wits

Outbreak is a high-intensity survival mode that will test your skills with enemies getting tougher and tougher the farther you progress through the sectors. Your squad will need to find ways to overcome the Augmented Target’s onslaught and counteract overwhelming waves of enemies.

Adapt and overcome

Players will be tasked with navigating through Redacted and adapt through successive waves, as you progress you’ll find armory stations to purchase weapons, be warned; ensure you use your resources wisely, as they are limited.

Remember: Your final objective is to reach extraction, Augmented Targets will respawn endlessly, so don’t rush into the unknown.

How do I play Outbreak?

Outbreak is a time-limited mode that runs from July 9 to 16, 2024. It's a 4-player PvE where you can pick your class and specialist freely or you can select a Specialist that would complement the other choices that your squad has selected.

Players receive a single life per wave, and if one individual out of your squad survives you will be able to respawn on the next wave. All Specialist Gadgets, Traits, and Class Abilities are active in this mode. Killing Augmented Targets rewards you with Ascension Points which you can spend on upgrades for your weapons at armory stations.

BATTLEFIELD 2042 UPDATE #7.4.0 (2)

Outbreak Rewards

Unlockable Items

Epic Weapon Charm - Future Imperfect
Epic Player Card - Genesis / Necrosis
Rare Player Tag - Unifier
Epic MP28 Skin - Made Anew**

** Content earned will reduce the Scenario FIve bundle price

Store Bundle:

Scenario Five - 2400 Battlefield Coins

Legendary Casper Skin - Marked Man
Legendary Rorsch MK-4 Skin - Pierced Orbit
Epic PP-29 Skin - Bad Signal
Epic MP28 Skin - Made Anew**
Epic Weapon Charm - Brother Moon

Areas of Improvements

Improving the SRAW in line with other Rocket Launchers

We have heard your feedback about the SRAW, we agree that this newly added rocket launcher is not up to par with the rest of its weapon class. With Update 7.4 we are enacting the following changes which we believe will help to bring the SRAW into a more viable and attractive option.

Lowered the zoom and increased the field of view when players are aiming down the sight with the SRAW for better visibility of targets, both for close and further ranges.

Additionally, we have removed the in-world icon of the missile and also reduced the audio cue for the missile quite significantly, this should result in the SRAW being much more difficult to hear as an incoming missile before it is too close.

Persistent Reloading on SRAW and G-84 TGM Rockets.

Update 7.4 will bring in a persistent reload timer on the SRAW and G-84 TGM, this move is to prevent an exploitative loop that would allow a large number of rockets to take place and fresh supplies waiting upon redeployment.

We believe this does not bring anything healthy to the game when used at this level and as a preventative measure, the reload timer will now persist through death. If a player dies from normal circ*mstances, this effect will be nullified and players will spawn with a normal ammo count, however methods such as manually redeploying will result in the persistent reload taking effect.

MD540 Nightbird Balance Pass

Following the recent changes to Attack Helicopters a few seasons ago, we are bringing in similar changes to the MD540 Nightbird to achieve further consistency with other helicopters and balancing.

In the past, we have made some changes to the MD540 Nightbird in order to bring it in line with other vehicles, however, this aircraft had traditionally been more powerful and stayed higher than we were comfortable with.

The flying characteristics will change with the MD540 Nightbird resulting in it being more in line with our other Attack Helicopters.

This aircraft will now feel heavier, and hinge upon more momentum-based control following the changes to Attack Helicopters in the past. We want pilots to feel like they are flying an actual physical entity over a lightweight vehicle that is overly responsive and twitchy.

These changes to mobility aim to balance the vehicle out as well as make it a consistent experience with other aircraft.

  • Significantly lowered the auto-leveling of the MD540 Nightbird when using forward input.
  • Tweaked the inertia tensors to make sure the vehicle feels heavier and less twitchy, reducing the pendulation effect of the helicopter when swinging left and right on the x-axis.
  • MD540 Nightbird will now gain a slight increase in speed when nosing downwards.
  • Tweaked the third-person camera with a focus on it now being lower and closer to the vehicle in order to feel more connected to it.
  • Removed 1 AGM from the MD540 Nightbird as it is no longer required for this vehicle to be a potent anti-vehicle helicopter.

XFAD-4 Draugr equipment slot change

We have updated the equipment slots on the XFAD-4 Draugr and aligned the DRFM Jammer with other countermeasure options. The DRFM will now stop all incoming lock-on attempts, further making this consistent with other countermeasure options such as the flares for the sake of muscle memory.



  • The radar missile of SU57 no longer locks onto attack helicopters or the XFAD Draugr while the DRFM Jammer is active.
  • EBLC-Ram 40mm cannon blast radius damage distribution improvements, resulting in damage drop from the center of the blast being more evenly distributed.
  • DRFM Jammer no longer stops working when CIX Valravn enters cooldown.
  • C5 now applies correct damage to EBLC-Ram’s back panel, this means 2 C5 will be enough to destroy the vehicle.
  • Improvement to XFAD-4 Draugr anti-vehicle rockets hit registration against other vehicles.
  • Hoverbike now gets destroyed with 1 AA lock-on shot such as stingers or other vehicle anti-air weaponry.
  • Lowered YUV-2 Pondhawk height limit by 100m.
  • Lowered magnetic effect of the YUV-2 Pondhawk when near the ground
  • Fixed various tooltip issues and added a hint for a first-person free look for Fighter Planes.
  • Fixed an issue with SU57 third-person zoom being different than F35, they should now be a lot closer to one another.
  • Fixed an issue with XFAD-4 Draugr Crosshair getting stuck at times when switching from first person to third person.
  • Jets 25mm cannon damage vs infantry has been lowered from 40 to 25.
  • Fixed an issue with Jets 35mm cannon dealing too little damage to soldiers, it will now correctly deal 40 body damage.
  • Fixed issues with Attack Helicopters 30mm cannon and XFAD-4 Draugr cannons damage sound feedback was missing.
  • Fixed an issue with keybinding not displaying correctly on XFAD-4 Draugr weapons.
  • Made the primary countermeasure of the Draugr DRFM jammer using the same input as other vehicles to help with muscle memory and consistency

MD540 Nightbird

  • Third person camera has been lowered and is now closer to the vehicle. Reducing the pilot's perspective of a pendulation effect and making the flying experience more grounded.
  • Significantly reduced auto-leveling of the Nightbird.
  • Increased gained speed by nosing down.
  • AGM on Nightbird has been lowered from 2 to 1.


  • Fixed an issue with laser sight and flashlight icons in soldier inventory not staying lit up after switching weapons
  • Fixed an issue with the order of the attachments on the attachment screen
  • Fixed an issue with reloading sound effects on RPT 31
  • Fixed an issue with an incorrect sound effect being present on DFR Strife 40mm

Characters and Gadgets

  • By popular request, we have reduced the zoom of the SRAW.
  • Increased field of view on the SRAW.
  • Significantly lowered audio cue from the missile, especially in the distance.
  • Removed in-world UI elements of the missile except for the user.
  • Added a timer for SRAW and Lis’ G-84 TGM missile in events of redeploying to stop exploiting these gadgets

This announcement may change as we listen to community feedback and continue developing and evolving our Live Service & Content. We will always strive to keep our community as informed as possible.

BATTLEFIELD 2042 UPDATE #7.4.0 (2024)


When was Battlefield 2042 last update? ›

Hello there, Update 7.4 arrives this Tuesday, July 9th, and marks the final major update of Season 7: Turning Point. New time-limited event: Battlefield 2042 | Dead Space™.

What is the latest version of Battlefield? ›

Battlefield 2042

Is Battlefield 2042 set in 2042? ›

The resulting permanent global blackout causes tensions between the United States and Russia to skyrocket, with war breaking out by the year 2042. Outside of multiplayer gameplay, the story is also told on Electronic Arts' official website for Battlefield 2042.

How do I fix error in Battlefield 2042? ›

  1. Check your internet connection. One of the main reasons for encountering the "Unable to Connect to EA servers" error in Battlefield 2042 can be attributed to a slow and unstable internet connection on your end. ...
  2. Update network driver. ...
  3. Using Network Optimizer. ...
  4. Change your DNS server. ...
  5. Reset your network.
Oct 10, 2023

Is BF2042 ending? ›

While we've enjoyed and are proud of creating these seasons of additional content for Battlefield 2042, it is now necessary for us to turn from the present to the future. What this ultimately means is that Season 7 will serve as the final season for Battlefield 2042.

Is BF2042 canceled? ›

Battlefield 2042 has been officially cancelled after its seventh season of post-release content. Despite improvements, Battlefield 2042 falls short compared to previous offerings with fewer maps and weapons.

Is Battlefield 2024 free? ›

Released on March 19, 2024, BF 2042 Season 7 introduced a new map with a focus on suburban combat and fresh weapons. To celebrate its launch, Battlefield 2042 Free Access is now open for everyone to explore the game and its new features.

Will 2042 be the last Battlefield? ›

While Battlefield 2042 released on a sour note for many players, the game has improved drastically over recent years. Now, EA has announced some drastic changes to the game, which will affect how it is supported going forward.

Why bf 2042 failed? ›

Miele apparently admitted that EA didn't go wide enough with different player segments and didn't go deep enough with the game. The lack of features such as scoreboards and VOIP systems didn't help either.

Why won't Battlefield 2042 run? ›

Solution: Download and install the EA Desktop app and bind your Steam account through the 'Add a Friend' interface. Solution: Locate the game installation folder, right-click on BF2042_launcher.exe, and select "Run as administrator." Try relaunching the game afterward.

Is Battlefield 2042 working? ›

User reports indicate no current problems at Battlefield.

Will 2042 be the last battlefield? ›

While Battlefield 2042 released on a sour note for many players, the game has improved drastically over recent years. Now, EA has announced some drastic changes to the game, which will affect how it is supported going forward.

What is the last level in Battlefield 2042? ›

S-levels are denoted by an S in front of the soldier level and the range is from S001 to S999. So S999 is the highest rank level, in the current version of the BF2042 game.

How long does Battlefield 2042 last? ›

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