Battlefield 2042 Beta has been taking the gaming world by storm the last few days as we’ve been re-introduced to a series that has for long been the serious and gritty alternative to the more over the top and crazy Call of Duty. No longer is that the case as this early version of the game has shown off some truly insane scenarios such as tornados, grappling hooks, and all kinds of chaos happening all over the screen.
The action is much faster too as your movement is significantly speedier than in the past and that’s exacerbated by the sliding technique added as well. The weapons are always a highlight in Battlefield as well and that’s still the case in Battlefield 2042. So far though, the controls are a bit unwieldy when it comes to using them, specifically when it comes to changing your optics mid-battle. Here’s how to toggle optic in Battlefield 2042.
How to Toggle Optic in Battlefield 2042
There are several attachments in Battlefield 2042 that involve an alternative optic. This means that regardless of its long-range combat or short-range, you’ll always have the ability to adapt your optic to the situation at hand. In order to bring up the optic you want, you aim down your sights and then press F, or the binding on your controller to bring up the second optic. If you want to switch back to the last optic you had, just tap F again and you will see your original optic pop right back up.
This might seem easier said than done for some players though as it’s been reported that several players have been unable to change their optic back once they change it at the start of the map. Unfortunately, there is no fix for that at this time and EA has not released a patch to fix this, so if this happens either exit out and try again or use another optic for now until it gets patched.
Battlefield 2042’s Beta is one of the more fun and crazy experiences in quite some time. While purists of the series might scoff at the obvious switch to the more sped-up and arcade-like action on display here, a wider audience will probably be caught by this more wild take on one of gaming’s most celebrated franchises. Some people just like their battles bigger and no game does it quite like Battlefield 2042, so we might be looking at the surprise hit of the winter here.
Battlefield 2042 Beta is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.