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Battlefield 4 update detailed

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I told you yesterday that 4 months on and Battlefield 4 was still – for many – quite a buggy experience. DICE said that fixing it all was a top priority The game’s getting some decent patching today – though none of it really affects any of the problems outlined there.  Here’s a list of what’s being fixed on PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360 today. 

March 4 Game Update Notes

  • Several crash fixes and stability improvements
  • Various improvements for Spectator Mode
  • Tweaked timing for how long the killfeed stays on screen
  • Fixed an issue where the message "Joining Server" sometimes didn’t appear when the user tried to join the server
  • Added default player slots to server browser filters
  • Fix for an issue on Silk Road where players could deform the terrain to create a big, water-filled hole
  • Fix for a bug that occurred with the end-of-round camera if the player was in the bomber in China Rising
  • Fix for an issue on Rogue Transmission where it was impossible to capture a flag while riding the quad bike
  • Prevented players from interacting with an M-Com on Siege of Shanghai after it had been destroyed
  • Fixed an issue where audio for disarming M-Coms could get stuck in an infinite loop
  • Added minimap details for missing carriers in Rush on Paracel Storm and Hainan Resort
  • Fix for an exploit that would allow players to shoot two tank shells with not enough delay between shots
  • Removed a bug where squads would get split up when transitioning between Conquest and Air Superiority
  • Fixed an issue where Defuse could get stuck in an unplayable state between rounds
  • Removed a bug that would cause players to sometimes get stuck in the killcam after having been killed
  • Fixed an issue with revive icon not being greyed out in-game on map and minimap, when the player died after getting revived in Defuse
  • General improvements and bug fixes for the Battledash and Mission create screens
  • Fixed a bug where red laser dots would get stuck on textures
  • Zoom dispersion fix. When zooming in while firing the dispersion did not lower to the new max value
  • Fixed a bug where the enemy health always displayed as full in the kill-cam
  • Fixed an issue in Defuse so killed bomb carrier can’t plant a bomb in the next round without picking up a new bomb
  • The MAV has been updated to prevent players from exploiting it
  • Improved repair rates for vehicles with different base healths
  • Tweaked volume balance and other ambience parameters on the majority of base game and China Rising maps
  • Improved the track vehicles wheel friction so vehicles don’t get stuck at relatively minor hills
  • Fixed an issue with faulty zoom levels that occurred when using click to zoom in. While sprinting and zooming, will mess up the zoom levels, from hip to zoom.
  • Improved boat physics and handling, including implementation of a system that lets players push stuck boats back in the water

Weapon tweaks

  • The SRS bolt action time has been tweaked and the rate of fire has been lowered
  • The GOL bolt action time has been tweaked
  • The muzzle velocity for the MP7 has been reduced
  • The MTAR21 muzzle velocity has been reduced
  • Updated the handling of the 1x scopes for Type95B1, A91, SteyrAug, SAR21, QBZ951, FAMAS, UTAS, MTAR, L85A2 and F2000
  • Updated rate of fire for the RGP7 and NLAW

That is an awful lot of patching, that doesn’t even fix many of the problems that people are still experiencing with the game. When it works, it’s actually a pretty damned good multiplayer shooter – but it honestly shouldn’t have been released in the state it was in October. And now, 4 months later, it shouldn’t still be in the sorry state it’s in.

It’s not broken – but it’s certainly not bug free. For many, who’ve not encountered a BF4 or crash, this all seems like silly whining – but for those who’ve had the game eat their saves, lose their unlocks or kill their entire families in a murderous rage,  Battlefield 4’s bugs are serious business.

Naysayers. I, however, have enjoyed my time with the Battlefield 4 Beta, and I’m really looking forward to Battlefield 4’s actual release.

Last Updated: March 5, 2014

39 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 5, 2014 at 13:39

    Lol header lulz

    Reply

  2. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 5, 2014 at 13:40

    • RinceThis

      March 5, 2014 at 13:47

      HAHAHAHAHA!

      Reply

    • Double-O-Six and a half

      March 6, 2014 at 10:23

      That, in game is usually followed by the mysterious “Killed in Action” thang which happens when you step over a pebble and fatally break your small toe…!!!

      Reply

  3. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 5, 2014 at 13:42

    What the hell…..How long is that list!……………………

    Reply

  4. Hammersteyn

    March 5, 2014 at 13:44

    LOL “looking forward to Battlefield 4’s actual release. “

    Reply

    • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

      March 5, 2014 at 13:45

      I lol’d at this too. Oh Geoff, you crack us up

      Reply

      • ToshZA

        March 5, 2014 at 13:46

        Me too. Too much of lol. 😀

        Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 5, 2014 at 13:46

      I giggled at that too.

      Reply

    • ToshZA

      March 5, 2014 at 13:47

      Actually, thinking about it. Can comment of the week go to Geoff for this one? Because lol!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        March 5, 2014 at 13:58

        Got my vote

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        • Gustav Willem Diedericks

          March 5, 2014 at 16:14

          Seconded!

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  5. RinceThis

    March 5, 2014 at 13:47

    And these are only being address… FOUR FUCKING MONTHS AFTER RELEASE?!

    Reply

    • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

      March 5, 2014 at 13:48

      It’s their priority now

      Reply

      • RinceThis

        March 5, 2014 at 13:49

        Ohhhh, their last and first being to milk the consumer? Gotcha 😉

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          March 5, 2014 at 13:50

          FULL CREAM!!!

          Reply

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 5, 2014 at 13:50

            2% Long Life

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 5, 2014 at 13:51

            2% value, lol yeah

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 5, 2014 at 13:52

            Lolz! Exactly, more like skim. Or even soy, blegh

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 5, 2014 at 13:56

            Blegh, soy.

            I’m glad I don’t have to destroy you. Since this wonderful jest would not have taken place should your TRUE HL affiliation not have emerged

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 5, 2014 at 14:23

            LOLZ….Don’t worry Admiral , I’m a fanbooooy

          • KB

            March 5, 2014 at 14:10

            No 1%, it is like 2% just healthier.

        • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

          March 5, 2014 at 13:50

          Obviously, you know this, milk first,fix later. How to EA 101

          Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 5, 2014 at 13:54

        TOP priority. The monkeys are on it.

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        • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

          March 5, 2014 at 13:56

          Monkeys in suits, I trust them

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 5, 2014 at 13:57

            The clothes maketh the code-monkey.

    • Hammersteyn

      March 5, 2014 at 14:01

      $100 says BF5 get’s announced before they fix everything

      Reply

      • ToshZA

        March 5, 2014 at 14:03

        BF5 is their fix.

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        • RinceThis

          March 5, 2014 at 14:05

          lol

          Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          March 5, 2014 at 14:10

          BF4.1?

          Reply

          • Lourens Jordaan

            March 5, 2014 at 14:37

            Don’t you actually mean BF3.1.1?

          • HvR

            March 5, 2014 at 14:42

            BF project FUBAR

      • RinceThis

        March 5, 2014 at 14:05

        That is a bet I would lose, NO!

        Reply

      • diceair

        March 5, 2014 at 15:47

        Actually BF5 is sort of leaked. The name is bf5 armageddon lol..

        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3355554/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          March 5, 2014 at 15:56

          hehe, so is their net code at this point and time

          Reply

  6. Laby

    March 5, 2014 at 15:18

    Im tired of these patches, I bought the game on release I’m still lvl 10 because I got tired of the game crashing and kicking me out.

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    • Rags

      March 5, 2014 at 15:20

      I had the same, had not experienced any crashes in a while now.

      Reply

  7. Maxiviper117

    March 5, 2014 at 23:12

    Ive had some of the best online matches of any online games i have played, playing BF4. I hardly notice glitches and such and if I do I just ignore it and get on with playing the damn game, unless it crashes of course.

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  8. Charl van der Merwe

    March 6, 2014 at 08:40

    Dunno what issues you are referring to, I haven’t had an issue or unstable game in battlefield for months, the first 2 months was a totally different story though….It’s hands down the best shooter on the market right now.

    Reply

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