How to use Battlefield 2042 weapon attachments and 'plus system'

Battlefield 2042
Battlefield 2042 (Image credit: Electronic Arts)

Weapon attachments have always been a huge part of the Battlefield series, and with Battlefield 2042, this trend is continuing. Like previous games, players are able to use attachments for their weapons that change the weapon's performance in combat. However, unlike previous games, players are able to swap between various sights, grips, barrels, and more on the fly thanks to the introduction of the "plus system."

Over the course of both the Battlefield 2042 beta and the launch of the full game, we've learned a lot about how the plus system works thanks to some official communication from EA and DICE as well as through our own testing and experience. Here's a quick guide on how you can use the plus system in-game.

How to use Battlefield 2042's plus system

Source: Electronic Arts (Screenshot via Windows Central) (Image credit: Source: Electronic Arts (Screenshot via Windows Central))

While the plus system looks pretty advanced on the surface, using it is actually pretty easy. Here's how to do it:

  • PC: Hold down the T key, use left click to select attachments, then release the "T" key to equip
  • Xbox: Hold down LB, use the A, B, X, & Y buttons to select attachments, then release LB to equip
  • PlayStation: Hold down L1, use the Cross, Circle, Square, & Triangle buttons to select attachments, then release L1 to equip

Note that while this system is quick and intuitive, it will still no doubt leave you exposed if you try to use it in the middle of a fight. Therefore, it's recommended to switch to the attachments you want to use before you expect to run into enemy players or vehicles.

In Battlefield 2042's Deploy screen, you'll have the option to change which weapon attachments are available in your plus menu. It's generally a good idea to have a wide variety of different attachments available in each slot (scopes, magazines, etc) so that you can always adapt to your surroundings on the battlefield.

Brendan Lowry

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