Battlefield V (BF5) Firestorm – Switch To Sidearm Bug – How To Fix

Online games are always the ones that get to experience that most amount of bugs and glitches. It is mainly because of the constant update these games have to go through every now and then. It is very common now. Developers releasing a fix only to break something else.

EA’s Battlefield V is also no stranger to bugs and glitches. Players keep on reporting frame drops, fps lag and all sorts of issues. Now, some bugs or glitches can be fixed very easily but some appear to be pretty serious and often end up being quite frustrating. Same is the case with Battlefield V’s new Battle Royale mode called Firestorm.

Recently, players have been witnessing a bug in Battlefield V Firestorm where they are unable to use their pistol or sidearm when in need. They have been experiencing a massive delay when they are trying to switch to their secondary from their primary. We know that in battle royale games, where you have to do anything and everything to survive, using a single weapon throughout the whole match is a bad idea because you might end up in a situation where you are out of primary ammo in your magazine and reloading is not option. What we normally do then? We obviously switch to our secondary weapon and continue the fight. And experiencing a sudden delay during this process just because of a bug is the last thing players would want to see.

But you don’t need to worry as we have got everything covered in this guide. This fix was suggested by a reddit user with the name ‘GorrilaGrodd‘. Here is how to fix sidearm switch bug in Battlefield V Firestorm:

Battlefield V (BF5) Firestorm – Switch To Sidearm Bug – How To Fix

How to fix bug when switching to sidearm in Battlefield 5 Firestorm Step #1

  • Go to Options

How to fix bug when switching to sidearm in Battlefield 5 Firestorm Step #2

  • Select Controls

How to fix bug when switching to sidearm in Battlefield 5 Firestorm Step #3

  • Scroll right and go to Control Schemes

How to fix bug when switching to sidearm in Battlefield 5 Firestorm Step #4

  • Head over to Soldier buttons [Make sure it is set to Custom]

How to fix bug when switching to sidearm in Battlefield 5 Firestorm Step #5

  • By default it is the Y button for Xbox and the Triangle button for PS4 for switching weapons

How to fix bug when switching to sidearm in Battlefield 5 Firestorm Step #6

  • Scroll down the soldier buttons until you see the option that says switch weapon/ fire mode/ scope zeroing distance

How to fix bug when switching to sidearm in Battlefield 5 Firestorm Step #7

  • While on that option press and hold the Start button on your controller in order to remove the default button assigned to it

How to fix bug when switching to sidearm in Battlefield 5 Firestorm Step #8

  • Now select the Switch weapon option and assign a button according to your convenience

How to fix bug when switching to sidearm in Battlefield 5 Firestorm Step #9

  • Save your settings

In order to test whether the bug is fixed for you or not, just start a game and try to switch between your primary and secondary weapon. If you notice that is there is no delay while switching then it is confirmed that the bug or glitch is gone.

You are good to go!

 

 

 

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Last Updated on March 28, 2019

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