② Download & Install v1.51 Patch

This tutorial will guide you through the steps to update the game.

You may skip this tutorial if you to v1.51. Whenever you are unsure about your game's version, launch the game and you will see the version string near the bottom right corner of the login box. If you cannot , it means your game has not been updated to the latest version.

It is necessary to update the game to v1.51 because:

  • is officially removed: Game disc is no longer something required to launch the game.

  • Widescreen support is added: This makes multitasking more comfortable and enhances your gaming experience with an immersive field of view.

  • Northern Strike expansion pack content is added to the game free of charge: A final goodbye to the game as DICE moved on to Battlefield 3 and beyond.

  • All the game's final features become accessible, including various bug fixes and additional content.

  • Most existing master servers (e.g., OpenSpy), game servers (e.g., Reclamation) and mods (e.g., Project Remaster) require this version of the game.

What is DRM?

DRM is an old-school anti-piracy mechanism. When the game was first released in 2005, players had to launch the game with their game discs in order to verify their premium identity and play online.

What's special about the installer we recommend is that it completely updates your game all the way to the final version regardless of the game's current version or edition that is installed on your system.

This is in contrast with the official updater, which can only be applied . By abstracting those intermediate steps, this new installer makes patching the game to the latest version much more user-friendly and straightforward.


  1. Download BF2142_Update_1.51_Full.exe from Downloads -> Primary Sources.

  2. Double-click to run the installer. It may before something shows up.

  3. Click Yes when the dialogue Do you want to allow this app from an unknown publisher to make changes to your device? pops up.

  4. ​Click and then Run Anyway if the dialogue Windows Protected Your PC (Windows Defender SmartScreen) pops up.

  5. Follow the wizard instructions to complete the installation.​

Step 5: The patch installer should be able to locate the correct game folder for you even if you did not install the game to the .


This fan-made installer is able to patch your game directly to v1.51 , regardless of whether your game is at v1.00, v1.01 or v1.50, or whether you have the Standard Edition or the Deluxe Edition installed.

The installer we recommend is a fan-made program, meaning that you might receive virus warnings as it comes from a third-party, "untrusted" source or author. If you are worried about the safety of these files, consider downloading the mirrored official installers in the Alternative Sources tab.

The comment section and the number of downloads are often useful indicators to assess whether a file is safe or not.

BF2142_Update_1.51_Full.exe (ModDB, 2.3 GB)

[MIRROR] BF2142_Update_1.51_Full.exe (Google Drive, 2.3 GB)

Patch Content

v1.51 is the latest and final patch for Battlefield 2142. It adds the Northern Strike expansion for free, numerous bug fixes and four new maps: Strike at Karkand, Operation Blue Pearl, Yellow Knife, and Molokai.


  • Added Operation Blue Pearl by Bjorn Sundell with special thanks to Jason Brice for lightmaps and finishing.

  • Added Yellow Knife, Molokai and Strike at Karkand 2142 maps made by Jason Brice.

  • Added support for the Novint Falcon controller.


  • Added extra account security fixes.

  • Added fix for Nvidia drivers to solve the Tinnitus visual effect.

  • Hit detection bug fix: Changed so that latency compensation history takes correct stored positions from the buffer.

  • Updated as_titan_wake.tweak to allow for two attack choppers instead of the one previously allowed.

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