Battlefield 5 Update 4.2.1 available for download, introduces Marita map, full patch release notes

DICE has released a brand new patch for Battlefield 5 on all platforms. According to the team, update 4.2.1 enables the Marita map and sets live two new Elites. Unfortunately, the update does not feature any other changes or improvements, though DICE revealed some additional new details about the Marita map.

DICE stated that Marita will go live at 12PM CEST on all platforms, and it will activate a Marita only playlist at this time. The playlist will rotate between 1 Round of Conquest, and 2 Rounds of Breakthrough (Attack/Defend) on this Map only. Marita will otherwise be included in the full rotations of Conquest, Breakthrough, and Team Deathmatch (appearing after Arras in Conquest, after Devastation in Breakthrough, and after Al Sundan on TDM) at this same time.

This patch is 300MB in size on the PC and Origin will download it the next time you launch its client. As always, below you can find its full release notes.

Battlefield 5 Update 4.2.1 Release Notes

There will be no general downtime for this update, and once it’s available for your platform you’re encouraged to close any active session that you have, and attempt to relaunch the game in order to start downloading and installing. Servers with players connected who are running the older version will be able to complete their matches, and new servers on the newer version will be spun up as folks queue via Quickplay Matchmaking.

  • Marita will then go live at 12PM CEST on all Platforms, and we will activate a Marita only playlist at this time. The playlist will rotate between 1 Round of Conquest, and 2 Rounds of Breakthrough (Attack/Defend) on this Map only. Marita will otherwise be included in the full rotations of Conquest, Breakthrough, and Team Deathmatch (appearing after Arras in Conquest, after Devastation in Breakthrough, and after Al Sundan on TDM) at this same time.
  • Two hours after the map rotations are available, we’ll set both Ilse and Kingsley live in the store.
  • Starting on August 8th, we’ll have a newer Marita playlist live for 32 Player modes that switches between Domination, Frontlines, and TDM.

Known Issue –¬†Through testing on Marita, we’ve discovered a minor issue whilst certain Weapon Skins are equipped in the Receiver slot.¬† Under certain circumstances, an overly bright reflection from the Sun can cause an unintentional Glare effect that’s present with Aiming Down Sight. This is most prominent when a reflective skin is applied (e.g. Gold Plated, White Tiger, Blued etc.), and can be lessened by switching to a different skin in your Receiver slot.

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