New Battlefield 5 patch fixes mini-map spotting bug, some crashes

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 12:53 GMT

Battlefield 5 has received a new update earlier today on all platforms.

Today’s Battlefield 5 patch is a small download, coming in at a little over 600MB. As a result, the list of fixes isn’t massive, but there are a couple of changes worth highlighting.

The mini-map spotting feature, which caused players to automatically get spotted on the mini-map for others to see anytime they get a kill, has been removed. There has been some debate at DICE whether this was intended to balance out the lack of 3D spotting or if it was simply a bug, but it has nonetheless been taken out.

Today’s update also fixes an issue for Recon players that caused them to lose access to throwing knives, despite being at or above the appropriate level. The spawn timer on some Domination maps has been adjusted, too.

Outside of that, there are a couple of crash fixes for the recently released practice range, and in the War Stories menu and missions.

The full set of patch notes is available below. This is also likely the game’s last update in 2018, barring any emergency fixes.

  • Players no longer get spotted on the mini-map after killing an enemy.
  • Fixed an issue where high-level Recon players lost access to the Throwing Knife weapon.
  • Adjusted the initial respawn count on specific maps in Domination mode.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when being in the Practice Range as a squad.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when viewing the Tides of War menu.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when playing the Nordlys War Story.
  • Fixed broken audio during when watching the tutorial videos.

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