'Battlefield 5' Update 1.32 Adds Solomon Islands & Chapter 6 DLC - Patch Notes

Battlefield 5 update 1.32 is officially live on PS4, bringing Tides of War Chapter 6 to DICE's flagship World War II shooter. Players will be able to get their hands on the new Solomon Islands map today, and the patch also adds tweaks for vehicle and map glitches, a small AA buff and more. Read all about it in the patch notes courtesy of a post on the game's official subreddit.

Battlefield 5 Update 1.32 (6.0) Patch Notes

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'Battlefield 5' update 1.32 is officially live, adding Into the Jungle DLC, the Solomon Islands map and more. Read about it in the patch notes. 'Battlefield 5' is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. DICE/EA

What's New?

  • New Map: Solomon Islands, available on Conquest, Breakthrough, Squad Conquest, and Team Deathmatch
  • New Weapons: Type 11 LMG, Model 37, M2 Carbine (available via Chapter Rank Rewards)
  • New Gadgets: Lunge Mine, M1A1 Bazooka, (available via Chapter Rank Rewards)

Vehicles

  • Removed the impact of track disable on initial acceleration. This allows for tanks with disabled tracks to escape; however, medium and high speed performance are still heavily impacted.
  • Increased the critical angle from 10 to 20 degrees to better match the visual feedback of having a good angle on an opponent. It was too difficult to tell if you were going to get a critical hit, this increases the margin.
  • Increased the range of the AA and AT HMGs to match the coax.
  • Fixed Panzer 4 AT round only having 4 shells.

Maps and modes

  • Mercury - Players spawning on tanks will no longer unintentionally end up on foot.
  • Operation Underground - Fixed a rare bug that could stop the attacking team from spawning on Breakthrough.
  • Outpost - The player no longer remains stuck if the tower is destroyed while the player plants it.
  • Wake Island - Decreased the number of tanks to improve map balance on Breakthrough.
  • Wake Island - Players will now be able to deploy even if their squad gets wiped during the last sector on Breakthrough, while playing as the US.

Weapons & Gadgets

  • Grease gun - We've made some subtle tweaks to the Suppressor audio to better separate it from the experience when firing the weapon unsuppressed.
  • AP Mine - Fixed an issue that was causing the AP mine to not do damage to infantry in Firestorm.

Weapon Balance

The following changes have been applied to the bolt action rifles muzzle velocity on the Recon class:

  • Ross Rifle: From 600 to 750
  • Type 99: From 600 to 750

We'll be performing a more substantive pass on our Weapon Balance in our next update for Assault, Medic, and Support. Thank you for all of your feedback on this topic.

UI & Others

  • Spotted enemies are no longer represented as arrows on the minimap and do not show the direction (they're now back to diamond shapes).
  • An option to modify the strength of snap zoom has been added for players on Console.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the "Vehicle Buster" combat role to not unlock for some players.
  • Fixed a bug that would show the Deploy screen visible on squad screen after leaving pre-round.
  • Fixed the incorrect wording in the Type 2A Mastery IV assignment.

Stability

  • Online server connectivity improvements that in some rare cases could drop a player from a server 30 seconds after joining it.

In short, then, Battlefield 5 update 1.32 is content-heavy and tweak-light. As described above, its main feature is the Solomon Islands map, as well as challenges that eventually unlock guns like the Type 11 and M2 Carbine. In a surprise twist, all the content is live today. The DLC was previously expected to debut on Thursday, so the delay is good because there's not much else here.

In other words, fans looking for balance updates in this new patch are about to be severely disappointed. There are no nerfs for overpowered planes, team balance hasn't been touched and anti-cheat measures are seemingly nowhere in sight. Muzzle Velocity adjustments for the Ross and Type 99 are some of the most necessary changes present in these patch notes, but there's nothing to be said for other snipers that could use a buff as well. Those tweaks will allegedly be making their way into version 6.2, but that update doesn't yet have a release date. Today's update for Battlefield 5 is very much focused on mainstream players, while the game's hardcore audience eyeing nitty-gritty adjustments has been left out in the cold.

Battlefield 5 is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

What are your thoughts on Battlefield 5 update 1.32? Is the Solomon Islands map enough to bring you back? Tell us in the comments section!

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