This legacy feature will be turned off by default.
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DICE is about to release Update 4.1.1 for Battlefield 2042. This update, out on April 12 at 8AM (UTC), will focus on some quality of life improvements. One of those "quality of life" features will be the return of All Chat.

Ah yes, now you can once again know how all 64-players on the opposing team did your mom last night as they teabag you relentlessly. Thankfully for everyone, this All Chat function will be disabled by default after the update is released. You have to manually enable it in order to "partake in friendly chatter with the opposing team."

To enable All Chat after this update is out: Options > Display > HUD General > Chat Section

There are some other bits and whatnots in Update 4.1.1, which you can read about below.

Changelog for Battlefield 2042 Update 4.1.1

Chat Improvements
  • All-Chat functionality is now available. You can once again congratulate the other team for dancing on top of your downed body.
  • All-Chat will be turned off by default when this update goes live. If you wish to partake in friendly chatter with the opposing team then you’ll need to turn this feature on via Options > Display > HUD General > Chat Section.
  • Resolved an issue for console players that were unable to assign an input to Chat Visibility.
  • You will now be able to assign an input via Options > Controller > Edit Controller Mapping > Menu
General Improvements
  • Resolved an issue that resulted in the CAV-Brawler “Earthshaker” Vehicle Skin from interacting with world objects.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented some players from selecting equipment from the second and third Weapon Station / Pods within the Vehicles Collection Screen.
  • Resolved an issue that resulted in some players losing access to Irish’s APS-36 Shootdown Sentinel.
  • The Damage Dealt Statistic at the End-of-Round Screen was shown for players more often than intended, this has now been adjusted to its intended frequency.​