DICE Will Reveal BF3 Patch Release Date Tomorrow, PC Patch Won’t Come Sooner, And More

It was only a couple days ago a recent server update went live in order to lay the groundwork for the upcoming Battlefield 3 patch. This naturally got many Battlefield fans excited as the highly anticipated patch inches closer and closer to a release date.

By the way, for a full guide detailing how the new console server browser update works, read here!

Today, some special announcements were made by DICE members. While we aren’t receiving word of a patch release date, we are learning the next best thing: A release date for the patch release date. Confused?

DICE Global Community Manager Daniel Matros, stated on his Twitter account earlier today, “hopefully I’ll be able to drop the patch date tomorrow.” Similarly, DICE Lead Designer Gustav Halling mentioned, “BF3 patch date will be released tomorrow.” He later added, “we will release a feature list tomorrow together with the date.” These notes should most likely include the tentative notes stated earlier and much more.

Many PC gamers have been looking to DICE, asking why the PC patch can’t be released before the console patches, even by a couple days. Many are comparing to patches released by Bethesda for their latest multiplatform epic, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, where PC players have been receiving their patches before console players, as they’re ready.

Gameplay Designer Alan Kertz stresses, “I think it’s important we have as close to the same game at the same time on all platforms.” Halling similarly mentioned it is because Because DICE wants “to have the same game out on all platforms, not 3 different ones.”

Fan’s have also been wondering where the patch notes for the latest server update are. Many have reported unannounced changes to playlists. Halling clarified that “Playlists isn’t really the patch changelog, its backend.” On top of that, DICE is “patching servers 2-4 times/month…”

Naturally, stay tuned to MP1st on Twitter and Facebook to know when the next Battlefield 3 patch and release notes finally drop! Also, let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Do you agree with DICE’s philosophy of keeping the game similar across all three platforms?

  • ClaspedMars

    Lolz I just tweeted you guys saying this, but you have way more info :) thanks keep it up

    • http://mp1st.com/ David Veselka

      Haha damn. Thanks anyways though. That’s awesome to hear!

    • ClaspedMars

      Also i would like to add that i don’t believe they should not keep the game the same on all 3 platforms because the PC version could be so much more so i think there just being lazy and also trying to not spend more money then they have to. hence again its EA’s fault for holding the game back :(. DAMN YOU EA, DAMN YOU TO HELL haha.

      • ClaspedMars

        DICE might as well be indentured slaves to EA and be bent to the will of it as it’s master haha. DICE is the Brains EA’s the money, i salute you DICE for playing ball with them lolz

        Althoughhhhh i could be wrong about who to blam…    haha anyways later.

      • ClaspedMars

        DICE might as well be indentured slaves to EA and be bent to the will of it as it’s master haha. DICE is the Brains EA’s the money, i salute you DICE for playing ball with them lolz

        Althoughhhhh i could be wrong about who to blam…    haha anyways later.

  • Anonymous

    In before the PC crowd bitching about console players. ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌

  • Anonymous

    In before the PC crowd bitching about console players. ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌

    • Anonymous

       Too late.

    • Anonymous

       Too late.

    • http://twitter.com/PR0TENTIAL PR0TENTIAL

      PC players love to think they are superior to console players. It’s funny to hear them complain sometimes.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002367454310 Jonathan Stoffregen

         i hate the elitist PC users we all know PC is better then consoles but we dont need to be reminded 200,000 times per second!

        • Ryan

          on that note, INPUT LAG DESPITE THE ARTICLE HAVING NOTHING TO DO WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

           and 

          WHY WOULD I BUY MoH 2 WHEN DICE CANT FIX THIS SHITTY GAME !!! RAMBLE RAMBLE

          • Guester

            MOH2 is Dangerclose all the way. buy it.

          • Ryan

            @0937026041739fc0e8695fcb03ea3968:disqus  it wont let me comment on you directly.  I was being sarcastic, I love MoH and play it pretty regularly still.  So pumped about the new one

      • Duhasst123

        I play on PS3. Quite frankly it’s true in every way. It’s funny to watch people like you in denial.

        • Glock Lover

          HAHA!! Comments like your comment make me happy that consoles get the patch first.

      • Duhasst123

        I play on PS3. Quite frankly it’s true in every way. It’s funny to watch people like you in denial.

      • ostrichbean

        They love to bitch at us.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/POOKBQ5EAU4A7BRX362LL4OBRU dick

         Yeah we have Evey right to complain we upgrade how PC’s to the highest stand’s to play BF3 where as you buy shit console worth 1% of my PC cost so yeah we bitch when some thing don’t work how it should of 3 months ago when it was sold ..Dice promise to the PC community that there would be things in the game to match that of BF2 but you wont no that because your console player that never had BF2 so yeah we bitch and i love bitching ..What you console fannyboys need to under stand is we was here first you came in last and all ways will come in last .People say the PC is dying far from it In fact its at the top of the list you have 5 year out of date hardwear for me i have the newest ,go get your self a PC and play BF3 and look how much better the GFXS are .And as for Alan Kertz  “I think it’s important we have as close to the same game at the same time on all platforms.” he works in a company and cant tel the PC and CONSOLE game are nothing alike .That’s just plan sad he needs to find another job ..That is the guy that broken this game on the last patch so thank him Evey one ..

        • http://www.showtimeforfree.com/ miDnIghtEr20C

           Hey that’s cool dick.   You cool ass PC snob came first.   And you’ll wait last for your BF3 patch.

          Have fun gaming on your PC that is top of the line.   I’ll be having fun playing the game on my console that is patched correctly.

      • moose

        clearly you have no concept of the issue.. its not the PLAYERS, its the SYSTEMS.. Battlefield as a franchise has been completely DESTROYED by having to accommodate the limited capabilities of consoles.  Adults who actually played the PC-only battlefield games are outraged at the watered down child’s game that has been created for the console generation.  The worst thing about it is the obvious console players who developed the game… they have no concept of there being more than 10 fucking buttons to use

        • Glock Lover

          jajaja, you have no idea what you talking about man. Battlefield DESTROYED as a franchise? wtf? BF3 is the best seller of the BF franchise.
          You guys on PC have to let BF 1942 behind. Is 2012 for fck* sakes, BF have to evolve in pace with the times and with the people that keep the gaming industry alive to this date, CONSOLES, NOT PC, pc gaming is death as techno music in the U.S. son. THIS IS NOT the old BF1942, this is BF3. And why you need more than 10 buttons to play a BF game?

          • The Pumple Pie

            you do realize that bf 1942 wasn’t actually released in 1942…. 

          • Nrage

            Is Pumple Pie serious? whahaha

          • Niosus

            You do need a lot more than 10 buttons for BF3 fyi ;) I don’t feel like counting them but in a typical match you will need at least 15, maybe even more

          • Logansascot

            lol…they need 6 just to jump, go prone, and walk around.

          • Kurosch

             you do know it has so many sales thanks to consoles smacktard bf2 had more sales than bf3 pc wonder why?

        • rofl

          yep.. watered down childs game..but look at all the butthurt pc fanboys like you crying like a damn 4 year old

    • http://www.nickartwork.com/ Loner

      I dont mind waiting a bit longer, but it would’ve been nice if they released PC patch when it’s ready. Not because “PCs are superior”, but just because they can, and because it’ll make some BF3 players happy a bit earlier. Though I suppose patching on all 3 platforms simultaneously has its merits too.
      In the end we have many years ahead of us, so the difference in release dates doesn’t even matter that much.

      • Kurosch

         i am not sure about those many years since end of the year will be commping “end blabla” dlc so i assume next year bf3 is eol, quiete a shame considering how long bf2 lived. i wished they would bring mod tools even if we would have to pay for mods later they would be superior to anything they did, remember how bf2 is just bf1942 + desert combat

  • Senn

    This would make sense if the game was actually the same on all 3 platforms.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7GXTTHU5N3ZS2ITOKSTNIGJJRM derek

      Exactly lol, because the PS3/360 and totally on equal footing as far as graphical power and input….I mean they are so identical it only makes sense to limit other platforms because the other two aren’t able to keep up lol. Oh oh wait no no the PC is the lead platform thats right…

      /sarcasm off 

      • Senn

         I was more talking about color blind mode and weapon balance changes still being different since dec 6th.    So they must NOT care about the balance being the same across all platforms.

  • Senn

    This would make sense if the game was actually the same on all 3 platforms.

  • moose

    no its completely ridiculous: Why should PC be held back after launch by the console version?  DICE could have had 2 teams working on changes, things like an improved UI and interface for PC SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED.. WHO CARES IF CONSOLES CANT HAVE IT.. ITS A CONSOLE

    • ShitBurger

      Boo hoo boo hoo hoo

    • mondrianaire

      improved UI? Are you serious? One of my favorite things about BF3 is the UI, it (along with it absolutely sucking) was one of the reasons I switched from COD to BF3. 

      • Wout Dekoster

        Are you talking about the PC UI now? Because that thing, not UI, but thing is just crap, complete bullshit. I have never seen a worse UI in the BF series than this one.

        Almost no options, very slow, so much unused space… It’s not far from a mobile app if you compare the features.

      • moose

        CLEARLY A CONSOLE PLAYER

  • Nate

    The pc is already a patch or two ahead of consoles… why stop patching it first now? Btw, im a 360 player

  • http://www.DCS905.ca/dubcomm/ Ty Dubcomm

    “Do you agree with DICE’s philosophy of keeping the game similar across all three platforms?”
    yup.

    • 25727Mom

      That’s retarded. Ask yourself this, does it matter if the games are the same? No, we don’t play cross platform. DICE is doing this because it’s easier to manage 1 game, rather than 3 personalized versions.

      • http://www.DCS905.ca/dubcomm/ Ty Dubcomm

        And where did you get your sense of entitlement? A $60 purchase? 

        That makes me laugh.

        • QwietStorm

          I don’t think you got his point

          • http://www.DCS905.ca/dubcomm/ Ty Dubcomm

            I’m a fan of BF3 and the work dice is doing, and I have my reasons for wanting a level playing field across the 3 versions, but when its implied that my opinion is “retarded”, its likely that I’ll disagree.

        • QwietStorm

          Well yea, if that’s what you were talking about, it was pretty stupid to say retarded.

    • Wout Dekoster

      Indeed, it’s not more than fair to keep the platforms even if they state it remains 1 game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emanuel-Whitley/821346831 Emanuel Whitley

    PC Patches are prone to more errors and bugs then console patches because of the huge array of system types and operating system configurations. With this in mind they might want to see the patch go live on console to test the balance changes before PC release. And I would imagine PC testing takes longer then console testing also. Some companies like to focus on the hard stuff first and work out the errors with the PC crowd. I personally don’t like the idea of using my PC as a first test subject.

    Xbox bf3. I have a custom computer but I don’t play FPS’s on the PC anymore because it’s too appealing for hackers. Can’t stand cheaters, especially cheaters in FPS games.

    • a random stranger

      Some of the servers do a good job taking care of hackers though, but the keyword here is ‘some’.

  • Bob

    A release date for the patch release date. thats crazy…they are making it such a huge deal. basically they are releasing fixes and are super proud that that are making a huge deal out of it….just patch the damn game already…stop giving us excuses and release dates for patch release dates…

    • Michael Kelley

      Yo dawg… 

    • http://www.nickartwork.com/ Loner

      It’s not them that are making a huge deal out if it, it’s us, players. Read the comments and you’ll see how many impatient little whiners here cry “WHERES TEH PAWTCCHH”. These little bits of information are probably like pacifiers, meant to calm the kids down. There already was an attempt for blackout, so this is better than complete silence.

      • Realm13

         I just love the fact that they “communicate” with players through site like twitter rather than their official site. Maybe they are saving it for the paid version. LMAO.

        • http://www.nickartwork.com/ Loner

           You know, since it’s EA – I wouldn’t be surprised if they actually did that. :S

        • Skrying

           Well what do people check more now a days Social networking sites (facebook, twitter, ect.) or developers websites?

      • Outlawz

         Impatient? How long was this game out? I think its time for us to play the retail version of this game. Its been in beta for far too long. If squad stability is not in the list then OMFG.. I have nothing to say..

        • http://www.nickartwork.com/ Loner

          My point is that when DICE say the patch is coming in spring – people demand it this month.
          If they say it’s this month – everyone wants it this week. If it’s this
          week – everyone cries “we want it right this instance”.

          I’m not saying they should take 5 more months to release the patch, but I think they at least deserve some understanding from the community considering that things aren’t as simple as *SHAZAM* patch released, rainbows and marshmallows everywhere. There’s certification process for consoles, there’s hardware tests on PCs, there’s server maintenance, there’s a lot of other things that many people are completely clueless about.

          Also stop crying about squad stability already. You made your point, everyone heard it. Repeating this over and over isn’t gonna make things any better. Bottom line is – nobody is perfect and nothing is perfect, some things in your life you just have to -deal with-. This isn’t a game-breaking problem and most players are doing just fine.

      • Yatin17

        Have you seen the f’ing fix list ??   
        You would think that a studio such as DICE would release a game that does not require so many things to patch in the first place.  If the dedicated community is pissed of they have a very good reason for it. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002367454310 Jonathan Stoffregen

    even after this patch  people will still find something to b*tch about that,s just how gamers are cant wait to hear “the AN 94 is OP and the PKP is the new USAS”

    • guest

       That makes absolutely no sense.

    • Dungchristian

      thats make no sence idiot

      • QwietStorm

        That makes no what?

      • Cammanron

        ….sence is spelled “SENSE”

    • andy b

      Yes, there will always be a “most popular” weapon, but that has nothing to do with the ridiculous OP’d-ness of the Famas+grip and USAS+frag. Nice try though.

      • QwietStorm

        OP’d-ness haha..sorry.

        • andy b

          It’s a perfectly cromulent word.

        • andy b

          It’s a perfectly cromulent word.

  • Anonymous

    BATTLE RECORDER! 
    BATTLE RECORDER! 
    BATTLE RECORDER! 
    BATTLE RECORDER! 
    BATTLE RECORDER! Please.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002367454310 Jonathan Stoffregen

    maybe why the PC version isnt coming out earlier is cause COMMA rose 2.0?

    • ostrichbean

      I don’t think so

    • Wout Dekoster

      Haha, would be great. ;)

  • Puckrazy1

    I’m still looking for the thread or reddit post where people were screaming for mixed playlists. This come completely out of left field. In all my time playing the BF series, never once have I seen anyone request to go back and forth between rush and conquest.

    • Arendsb

      I like the idea of switching- but it should be an option. Rush sucks w/o a good squad, so Id only be down to do this if I had my buddies with me. Otherwise- it’s CQ only.

  • Puckrazy1

    I’m still looking for the thread or reddit post where people were screaming for mixed playlists. This come completely out of left field. In all my time playing the BF series, never once have I seen anyone request to go back and forth between rush and conquest.

  • @TonetheBone925

    I Just want to know how the consoles are holding this game back? Not with the patches though. But with gameplay, visuals, dlc.etc? 
    I don’t get it lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darrah-Ford/100000213765587 Darrah Ford

      Trolololol aren’t you clever, but for anyone else reading its the hardware limitations of consoles combined with the fact there are more console players than PC players = tiny maps for all.  BF2 was an awesome game with massive maps, now the COD kiddies with their A.D.D. and hot pockets have gone and f_cked everything up.

      • moose

        MOM.. MORE HOT POCKETS

      • andy b

        CoD is a PC series that was ported to consoles, Darrah. Thus that style of play did not come from consoles. Your hardware argument is somewhat legitimate, but not completely, given that there are BF3 maps on PC that are approximately the size of the typical BF2 map.

      • QwietStorm

        Keep trying. You’re almost there.

  • Evan7830

    Wants the same game on all three? The. Y dose ps3 get CQ a week early?

    • Realm13

       Exactly, next time try better excuses DICE.

    • QwietStorm

      PS3 gets everything early. That’s the contract. What he’s talking about is anything that changes the core of the way the game runs.

  • Ketchupzz

    Freaking Finally! I heard CUSTOM SQUAD abillity will be added on this patch!! cant wait this patch is promising!

    • Jesper Rex

      where have you seen that ?

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  • ipwn

    Sony and Microsoft have a large investment in their own consoles along with a lot of lobbying power.  Their not going to easily let another platform seem more attractive, which might make them loose customers.  Plus it seems like they are really trying to make the console versions more popular with the close quarters expansion, so that’s another possibility.  That might not be the reasoning, but it seems logical.  Maybe they just want to be fair?

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  • Dungchristian

    So does morning comes the Patch? p.s just write yes or no please my english isnt so good :( 

    • Arendsb

      No :(

    • QwietStorm

      Not even laughing at you, but that was like night and day. Your second sentence sounded like a different person.

      • Dungchristian

         what u mean with it :o? sound like a different Person ?

  • Arendsb

    Wondering if they could release a “Battlefield 3 Limited: Input Lag Enabled” special addition for the other platforms.

    That ways, this “same game” could really be the same game. Oh and they could release a follow up patch that reduces it to 12 v 12 max for pc; a follow up that reduces graphics to Ps3 level; etc…

    We want the “same game” across all platforms. Lack of individual experience is what we desire.

    maybe they could just release the above versions as one, and call it:

    “Battlefield 3: Communist Version”

  • TTRedRaider27

    stop making such a big deal about it. Why wait until tomorrow when you know today? At least give us either the patch notes or date today, the other tomorrow. They don’t seem to know how to interact with fans/people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darrah-Ford/100000213765587 Darrah Ford

    “to have the same game out on all platforms, not 3 different ones.”

    Except its not the same game on all platforms.  It IS 3 different ones.  The game itself may be offered on several platforms but each one is its own closed universe and xbox players don’t come in contact with PC players in multiplayer rounds and vice versa.  

    Let’s face it DICE just doesn’t want to upset the apple cart of console players – their largest market,  and were given a mandate by EA not release anything sooner for PC so the hot pocket eater console kiddies wouldn’t get upset.

    • andy b

      Your post is ironically immature given your attempt to paint console gamers as children.

      • QwietStorm

        Exactly. “Hot pocket eaters.” Jesus christ..sad new era of gaming indeed.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FQ5KIKLT5FZW5PRA4YMP6WSSFY John O

        I don’t know about you but i’m sick and tired of hearing about PC elitists complaining about console gamers.  Just because you can’t have a PC and a console because you spent outrageous money just to play a game, doesn’t give you the right to bash on console gamers.

        • Nrage

          Yeah… pc fanboys needs to stop complaining and bitching aboud console players.. Just play the damn game or dont.. but dont just sit here and say console is wack and pc is the shit.. 
          But I know why y’all complain.. because you guys spent so much money on your damn pc’s you dont have money left to buy other games.. so y’all just can play BF3 and no other game meanwhilewaiting for the patch..
          Hahahah..

          There are console players.. and there are PC players.. just suck it up and live with it!

    • PCisMYthing

      you are so right about that

    • Commander Shepard

      Skyrim on PC gets patches way ahead of console and no one who plays Skyrim on console even cares. Your argument is invalid and this conversation is over. I’m Commander Shepard, and you are the biggest bitch on the internet

  • andy b

    I hope they have the common sense to not make vehicle armor stats the same on consoles as on PC. For example, choppers on PC need highly effective countermeasures and armor because there could be 10 people firing stingers at them. On consoles, choppers are almost impossible for infantry to take down, because generally there just aren’t enough people running with stingers. Not such a big deal on jet maps, but on maps without jets, it can be a slaughter.

    They got this right with the BC 2 Vietnam expansion…hueys took less to take down on consoles.

    They need to get over this “keep it all the same” stuff.

    • Devin Nash

      Are you serious? They got it WRONG in BC2 Vietnam a Huey could get shot down in less than 20 seconds unless you have two engineers there was no point in flying that thing

      • Devin Nash

        on console

  • Jc_99

    previous statements by dice said that they would not know when microsoft would authorise a release. this reinforeces the fact that ea / dice bullshit all the way to the bank.  at least the eye of horus isnt a blatant perk like mw3. tho it does appear in bf3. sell-out cunts. <> 

    • Yellow Ninja

      Where does the Eye of Horus appear in Battlefield 3 may I ask? I haven’t noticed it as of yet.

      On topic, this patch has been a long time coming. I’ve almost given up with this game! Next up; input lag fix hopefully, although I think that it is never going to see a fix…

  • Xander_B312

    Yo dawg I heard you like release dates so I put a release date for your release date so you can rage while we troll.

    Man I have so much anger for DICE right now. I love their games, but seriously, what is this?

    • andy b

      Yo dawg I heard yo and yo dawg like yo yos so we put yo dawg in a yo yo so yo can yo yo yo dawg while yo dawg yo yos, dawg

    • andy b

      Yo dawg I heard yo and yo dawg like yo yos so we put yo dawg in a yo yo so yo can yo yo yo dawg while yo dawg yo yos, dawg

  • http://twitter.com/RobbieShenton Robbie

    To all people moaning about DICE releasing a date for a patch most companies do it as a matter of fact EPIC also released a date for the Gears 3 patch a few days ago.

    • Devin Nash

      That is true, i actually think it was just two days ago

    • Bla

      it is about annoucing an announce date for the release….that is what makes the company so ridiculous.

  • Hygfnjdu

    The release date for the anouncemente of the release date of the release date of the patch!

    Release date Inception!

  • Outlawz

    I HOPE TO WHATEVER GOD IS OUT THERE THAT THE PATCH BE RELEASED NEXT WEEK. ME NO WANNA WAIT FOR APRIL 

  • Outlawz

    I HOPE TO WHATEVER GOD IS OUT THERE THAT THE PATCH BE RELEASED NEXT WEEK. ME NO WANNA WAIT FOR MID APRIL 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Jimenez/744909576 Junior Jimenez

    WTF is a patch not a map pack, is dice on crack?

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  • PS3 Fanboyus Maximus

    Well Microsoft is said to be shortening their certification process after the release of Minecraft, which releases soon….even if, that means people still would have to wait on us at Sony muwhhahahahahahahah! EAT IT!

  • Moustafadahhan

    how much does it cost

  • Xander_B312

    Well, it’s tomorrow.

  • Anonymouse (-_-)

    If it’s ready, they should release it. 

  • Anonymouse (-_-)

    If it’s ready, they should release it. 

  • Tludt888

    Matros just tweeted that he had to “pull it back”, referring to the announcement of a release date.

    *sigh*

    • Sounds Awesome

      not totally surprised.
      he said he could still send the release date, just not the notes.

      i like the conversation bf3blog was having with him though, hahahah

      https://twitter.com/#!/bf3blog

    • Xander_B312

      What an anus.

  • Xander_B312

    Matros just spewing shit from his anus with him and Gustav saying they will release the patch date today, then him claiming that he said “hopefully” as a defence as to why they didn’t, despite like 6 hours before him issuing forth the same shit and I quote “Today is the big day.” This is a total farce, he shouldn’t be issuing statements on behalf of DICE if he can’t back them up, and won’t bother to say what purported “complications” prevented him from releasing the DATE of the patch.

    • Xander_B312

      https://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0
      This is a joke. The guy issues and retracts statements like he has some bizarre form of media press release related premature ejaculation.

  • Daniel Pires

    stupid game feedback and poor support if you ask me. game is shit and it takes them half a year to do something about it at which point the game will pretty much have a different feel post patch. buh bye EA and so long DICE!

  • ChemHazMatusa

    If someone can help me out, I was wondering if the developers can add a gilly suit for the recon class since this class does not have alot of unlockables it would really set the score for those recon fans like myself.

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