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Battlefield 4 already has a “multiplayer update” patch

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Battlefield 4 is out in the US today, and the rest of the world on Friday – and if you plan on playing multiplayer (and you probably do), then you best download the game’s day one patch.

A standalone sort of patch, the  "Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Update 1" is available to download now from the Xbox Marketplace. It’s only about 120mb, so won’t take you forever – but DICE suggests you download it post-haste.

"This Battlefield 4 update contains improvements to the multiplayer portions of the game," DICE says. "We strongly advise you download it."

Odd; I’ve never seen a title update or patch on the marketplace, and this seems to be optional, so it cant fundamentally change the multiplayer in any really meaningful way.

On the subject; the game’s first DLC,  China Rising, will be available to Premium subscribers on December 3 – and to those who pre-ordered the game roughly two weeks later.

I have to say; I hate timed and paid-for DLC maps; there’s no quicker way to fragment a player base than to ensure that not everybody has the same maps to play on.

Last Updated: October 29, 2013

48 Comments

  1. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 29, 2013 at 13:08

    Is this xbox specific or all platforms?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 29, 2013 at 13:11

      It’s too small to be a PC patch heh.

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      • InsanityFlea

        October 29, 2013 at 13:20

        LOL!

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 29, 2013 at 13:21

        Wait scratch that. Watch this

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 29, 2013 at 13:23

        Is that what your girlfriend said about you?

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 29, 2013 at 13:23

          Seeing as i’m exclusively PC, no 😉

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 29, 2013 at 13:25

            Nice save bru

      • oVg

        October 29, 2013 at 13:24

        18gigs

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 29, 2013 at 13:25

          That’s not a patch, that’s a self-installed virus lol.

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 29, 2013 at 13:29

            thats patches in the near future!

          • oVg

            October 29, 2013 at 13:43

            Give it a year. They will want to fill up your 500gig HDs as fast as possible with 49GIG patches. So they can flog the LEMMINGS a 900gig HD instead.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 29, 2013 at 13:46

            more like 1 Tb hdd.

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 29, 2013 at 13:48

            Closer to 1Pb.

      • Captain GUZ

        October 29, 2013 at 13:27

        Hopefully it isn’t for the PC version, don’t feel like waiting to play my pre-order, that’s why I pre-order

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    • Maxiviper117

      October 29, 2013 at 13:50

      I think all platforms

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      October 29, 2013 at 13:54

      I think there’s actually a 640mb Pc patch. :/

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      • Maxiviper117

        October 29, 2013 at 14:00

        Where did you hear that

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      • JJNutter

        October 29, 2013 at 14:16

        Yup, but they have not released the change log. Other members on Battlelog say its a 32 bit patch.

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 29, 2013 at 14:46

        Eish

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  2. oVg

    October 29, 2013 at 13:13

    Its called DRM. The word Patch is just a Trojan Horse.

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    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 29, 2013 at 13:13

      HECTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!!!

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      • oVg

        October 29, 2013 at 13:14

        Please register here.

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        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          October 29, 2013 at 13:14

          eh?

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          • oVg

            October 29, 2013 at 13:15

            For your game to work on-line or you are left with a shitty $60 3hour SP FPS.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 29, 2013 at 13:16

            LOL, gimme mah FREE Planetside 2, I’ll grind for the gear

          • oVg

            October 29, 2013 at 13:18

            or the 200hours it takes to grind in NBA 2K 14 career mode. IF ONE DOES NOT WANT TO BUY FUCKING VIRTUAL CURRENCY.

            They really made that career mode suck donkey dick. Greedy Buggers.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 29, 2013 at 13:20

            You’re supposed to be ballin’ not bawling :/

          • oVg

            October 29, 2013 at 13:23

            This is me learning how to dribble in the SO CALLED tutorial.

          • Maxiviper117

            October 29, 2013 at 13:49

            Most of the gear is more of the same, take the bolt sniper rifle in PS2, the base one is one of the most powerful in PS2 no need to grind or use real money to buy another bolt action with the exact same stats.

            And you have to play like 70 hours without using any cert points on anything just to unlock the rocket pods for fighter plane. Ridiculous. they made it to give you little choice but to use real money.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 29, 2013 at 13:50

            Yeah, I’m actually saving up for those pods.

            But agreed, base level sniper is epic, only loaded the 12x scope on it.

          • Maxiviper117

            October 29, 2013 at 13:50

            Ya 12x and you can headshot for days

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 29, 2013 at 13:53

            Indeed, found a lovely little spot last night, while TR and Vanu duke it out, I pick off the stragglers. Have to lead the shot and compensate for distance, but landing a headshot at that range = priceless

          • Maxiviper117

            October 29, 2013 at 13:56

            Yep, so satisfying, I also found an awesome spot in the middle of Indar map, on top of a rock formation that resembles a giant ramp, sat at the top picking off Vanu, headshot after headsot and they kept coming back to the spot where they got killed but could never see where i was. was epic. got like 30 HS.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 29, 2013 at 14:04

            LOL, I only had to stop cuz I ran outta bullets hahaha

    • Maxiviper117

      October 29, 2013 at 13:45

      If you want to play multiplayer you need internet any way, so no… it cannot be compared to DRM as you can still play single player without internet.

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      • oVg

        October 29, 2013 at 14:14

        Are you sure? I do not believe it is that simple anymore. Modern gaming is designed to fcuk the single player gamer.

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        • Maxiviper117

          October 29, 2013 at 14:55

          Regardless, its not DRM

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        • Maxiviper117

          October 29, 2013 at 14:58

          And its not the developers fault that you feel they screw over single player gamers. Its the gamers fault, cuz these days more people play multiplayer than single player, thats what they want and so the developers shall give. So dont blame the developers, blame your own demographic

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  3. oVg

    October 29, 2013 at 13:41

    Tomorrow will be another PATCH to PATCH the last PATCH.

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    • Vampyre Squirrel

      October 29, 2013 at 13:49

      Sounds like GTA Online!

      Too soon?

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 29, 2013 at 13:54

        new patch has beach bum stuff!!

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        • Vampyre Squirrel

          October 29, 2013 at 14:02

          Perfect for you then… 😛

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        • Rock789

          October 29, 2013 at 14:03

          Coz that’s what we really want… Clothing to look like a beach bum instead of… My bloody online money! 😉 🙂

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  4. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 29, 2013 at 14:19

    Seems like the missus pre-ordered the ps3 version for me as a surprise…. 😮 Sniff! Ms Banana you’re the best. I wasn’t going to get it, and rather wait for the PS4 version, now I can practice on PS3 and be prepared for the when I get the PS4 version in December… MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH FEAR MY BOSS LEVEL!!!!

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    • JJNutter

      October 29, 2013 at 14:21

      You lucky banana. My missus heard me talking about with a mate then decided this weekend we must spend some “quality” time together (which usually means me cutting the lawn and cleaning shit up)

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        October 29, 2013 at 14:50

        Sometimes they troll us!!! 😮

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      • guest

        October 29, 2013 at 15:34

        Perhaps a “reward” afterwards for cutting the lawn and cleaning up shit?

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  5. oVg

    October 30, 2013 at 11:12

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