Incoming Battlefield 4 Patch ‘Fixes a Number of Different Issues You Have Helped Identify’

Lots of new updates for Battlefield 4 fans concerned with a few of the game’s launch issues.

According to a recent Battlelog forum update, developers DICE are hard at work on client patches for the all three versions of the game.

“We are testing and finalizing upcoming client patches for PS3 and X360. We will be able to give you an ETA on these at a later date,” writes the DICE team. “The PC client patch for Battlefield 4 will go live in the near future and fixes a number of different issues you have helped us to identify, including a number of the most common crashes and freezes. We will get back to you with a full fix list and a specific date for this update soon.”

In preparation for these upcoming client patches, some maintenance downtime across all platforms is planned for tomorrow, November 13 beginning at 9am UTC/1am PST and lasting 2 to 3 hours.

During the maintenance, the latest server update will be applied to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, so console users can expect the following fixes once everything is back online:

  • Temporarily disabled the ”Indirect Fire” and ”Perimeter Defense” Field Upgrades on PS3 as they caused the game to crash when spawning. This is a temporary workaround while we work to solve the issue altogether.
  • Fixed a number of dog tags that were showing up as blank in-game.
  • Lowered the damage caused by Mobile AA Active Radar missiles to aircraft. The previous damage was incorrectly set too high.
  • Improved server crash reporting and performance tracking on all platforms. This should further help us identify and fix server crashes going forward.

We’ll have client patch notes as soon as they are up, so be sure to keep your sights on MP1st.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/rivaLxfactor Xfactor

    Looks like a client side PC patch is going to end up on my Christmas list after all…

    • ThePoolshark

      Maybe Thanksgiving….or sooner

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/rivaLxfactor Xfactor

        soon™

        • xHDx

          WT fan?

        • ThePoolshark

          Matros definitely trademarked that word

          • Zheka

            No, that word is from BFP4F. Look into it, it dates all the way back to 2010!

    • iSpiRiiT

      Youtube is broken by google plus. So better use Disqus.
      Good idea Xfactor.

    • awkenney

      I bought the game two days ago on PC and was immediately put off. Not only is the game not much better looking than BF3, it crashed at least 6 times in the first day of play.

  • xHDx

    They could have sent out the fixes for crashes and the rubber banding, I mean it’s been 2 weeks already.

    • jnesss

      i remember in bf3 on the ps3, it took them 6 months to address the input lag issue.

  • jj16802

    My game has been stuttering and then freezes up too often on PC… not sure if I need even more RAM or not.

    • Yevgenij Pekurovskyy

      is 8Gb of ram not enough. I might go back to bf3 or bad company… Sick of this shit

      • jj16802

        I have 6 GB now, one stick is 2 and the other 4. I might switch out the 2 GB stick for another 4 GB. I’m still debating whether to buy it or not unless it is a software related issue and it is easy to fix.

        • Yevgenij Pekurovskyy

          I have freezes as well and i have 8gb. it might have something to do with cpu optimisation as well. my i5 2500 is not good enough as it looks. Dice hasnt optimised the game for different hardware yet but they have a deadline and must release it.

          • jj16802

            I got a Phenom II and I tried unparking my cores the other day. It had no effect on the game. So for now, I’m going to wait for the patch to come out. If that doesn’t work, I’m getting the extra RAM.

            • Yevgenij Pekurovskyy

              Does it freez in the loading menu or mid game?

            • jj16802

              After two or three matches, a slight stuttering begins. In a matter of minutes, the stuttering increases until the point the game freezes/goes through the frames slowly and I have to Ctrl-Alt-Delete to get back to the desktop. Sometimes it will even freeze up my PC and I have to turn off the power.

            • Yevgenij Pekurovskyy

              Anf whats your gpu?

            • jj16802

              ASUS HD 6770

            • Zheka

              That is a memory leak. The “new” amd drivers do that.

            • jj16802

              The beta drivers?

            • jj16802

              I looked it up online, and this seems to be a common problem for other people as well. Thanks for the info, you just saved me some money!

          • Pavlov

            Do you have the 2500k version? If so it’s still one of the best CPU’s on the market by far… As for others RAM configs and CPU’s no wonder your game isn’t running well when you’re playing on basically a prebuilt (dell type computer). As long as your drivers are up to date and you have a properly set up PC you’ll be fine. 30+ people on my friends list are fine and have crashed MAYBE once in the last week or two.

            tl:dr don’t complain about the game when you have a VERY outdated setup or it isn’t configured correctly…

            • Yevgenij Pekurovskyy

              So what you are saying is blame your shit pc for not running this perfect and well optimised game but the game itself is perfect. Yes, sure go get your cash from EA, you have earned it

          • Tyler Dominick

            Best if you get a slight over clock on the i5. Also I noticed a jump in performance going from win 7 to 8.1. I know not all will want to go to win 8, but for modern gaming works well. Also a fresh install of windows is always good. Check to see about bios updates for your hardware and driver updates for graphics card and chipset drivers for motherboard

            • Yevgenij Pekurovskyy

              everything is up to date, its runs at 70+ fps thats ok but it crashes fo no reason thats not normal. I’m not the only one whos complaining about crashes/freezes

        • awkenney

          You really should not run RAM in this configuration. It’s best to have two or four RAM modules that are the exact same model and size. Some PCs will even fall back to single-channel mode if this is not the case, which suffers enough of a performance penalty that you might as well not even have the 2nd RAM module installed.

          • jj16802

            The reason I got the 4 GB RAM was for the beta, and it ran better than it did with two 2 GB sticks. In the final release, it runs decent until the stuttering happens.

            If this is the case, then I may have to get the other 4 GB stick. Thanks for the info!

        • Tyler Dominick

          I would run just the 4 g stick till I could get a dual channel set with the fastest speeds your mobo and cpu will allow. No more then a 8 g set is needed

          • Graham Lyons

            Perimeter Defense when will this be fixed so we can use it? ive unlockedit but cant use it

  • http://pixelenemy.com/ Mark Remo

    This is good because I have a lot of common crashes and freezes.

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  • Yevgenij Pekurovskyy
    • awkenney

      Who can blame him?

    • jj16802

      He ain’t the only one!

  • swipe_06

    Maybe its just me, but my biggest issue with this game is the poor level design. Every dice game I own has at least enjoyable maps if not spectacular ones. The vanilla BF3 maps are all amazing. Even the Moh2010 ones are great. Sadly, that wont ever get patched. And I don’t have high hopes for Second Assault either cause the “re-imagining” will be done by Danger Close aka DICE LA.
    BF seems to be heading down the NFS route: bouncing back and fort between studios, going into different directions every time. BF fans bash on CoD fanboys all the time, but honestly I envy them right now. At least they have the comfort of knowing what they get every year: the same game they love.

    • John Doe

      I enjoy all maps except Zavod. If they would fix the crashes and technical problems everybody will be happy. I think BF4 is amazing it is just a really rough launch. Hope the PS4 version does not crash as much.

    • Jamic

      By danger close ? Oh my god….
      I hate them but… MOH WF map desing was just flat out terrible.

      • cwatz

        WF did have quite a few bad maps.

        With that said, I think Danger Close gets more crap than they deserve. Warfighter could have been a hell of a game if EA actually let them ya know… get out of alpha… and beta… and have a finished product.

        • Jamic

          Yeah and I was supposed to say “I dont hate them” but for some reason left the “dont” out…
          You would think that with the amount of angry people and rage they got with MOH 2010 being “incomplete” they would make sure the next MOH is in top shape when it releases ? LOLNOPE. Then they come out with the statement “people didnt like the autheticy”

          • cwatz

            The problem is the strict release date. They ship a week or two before CoD and thats it. Under no circumstances will they push the project back.

            4 games now, MoH, Warfighter, BF3 and BF4 have come out clearly unfinished (some worse than others).

            I think EA needs to sit back and evaluate what it is doing. They have destroyed a massive brand in MoH, which could still be very strong to this day had they given it the time it needed.

            A quick cash in, over long term quality and profit. They can spin it however they like (and they do so in hilarious ways), but this is the truth of it.

            • Jamic

              MOH isnt dead yet.

              But, If you have seen the news about BF4′s “new” weapons you may have also seen that they have Danger Close written all over them with the animations and all.

              My theory is that EA realized DC needed more experience and time with Frostbite engine so they merged them to DICE (as DICE LA) and since they are making the DLC’s, they are getting better with FB3. Once BF4 is done they either give DICE LA a secondary project like downloadable BF arcade tittle or new MOH.

      • swipe_06

        Just compare the park area on Metro, on Flood zone and the outdoor areas on the MoH maps. Those steep hills are a dead giveaway. These guys never heard about erosion.

  • Kyle Jackson

    So when does this game actually come out of beta again?

    • DerpSlayer

      Aren’t you clever

      • Kyle Jackson

        Is that a question or a statement? Because if so, I was going for sarcastic, hope I pulled it off.

      • Kyle Jackson

        I was going for sarcastic, I hope I pulled it off.

        • SangheiliSpecOp

          You were being sarcastic? With the amount of problems and glitches this game has, I honestly couldn’t tell…

    • awkenney

      Solid point. The game is still broke after all. I had 22 ribbons coming one round and the game crashed while I was bailing from a vehicle to assault an objective. I literally had to get up from the computer and take a walk outside.

      • Kyle Jackson

        I’m sorry to hear that, I would too find it frustrating, you’ve paid your money and you’re getting what appears to be, an unfinished game. I’m buying my copy in the new year, as this isn’t the experience that I want from a AAA game, plus I’m in need of a new card upgrade, and am very eager to see what Mantle can do for AMD.

    • jj16802

      In 2 years?

      • Kyle Jackson

        I want to see Bad Company 3 by then :)

        • jj16802

          Unfortunately, that’s when the BC3 beta comes out. :(

          • Kyle Jackson

            So it will be ready to play 3 months after release then :O

            • jj16802

              Yep, pretty much! :/

  • Hodor

    Hodor

  • mechcell

    All map names for China Rising revealed. The expansion includes 5 new weapons and 10 new assignments. The maps called:Taklamakan, Altai Range, Guilin Peaks, and Dragon Pass.

  • Aaron Williams

    About time, the Xbox version needs a patch badly. Sad to see in correct damaged it through final production lol.

    Let’s just hope the next patch makes the game more polished.

    And personally I hope they up the suppression. It’s making everything watered down.

  • OnlyWar

    because PS4 is better

  • Hot-Wire

    I just got a text from gamestop stating i can go pickup my bf4 for ps4.

    • NinoBr0wn

      You’re just getting that now?

      • Hot-Wire

        Yes?

  • zakrocz

    So nothing about fixing the rubbish console tank controls…

    • uwantSAM0A

      Seriously. I gave up on driving vehicles because I’m terrible with them now lol.

      • creampie

        i like the controls better

  • Tyler Dominick

    Even with its hiccups it’s still the most breathtaking FOR to date. The patch for PG comes out on the 14th. Game is quite playable… and you will never rage unless you only care about points. If you are having anything other then a graphics driver crash or a bf4.exe / app crash it is your PC. We should see patch improve performance and both and and nvidia need to release a second set of drivers. All is well and in comparison much smoother then BF3 … remember we didn’t get first patch till karkand. Hooah DiCE

  • roland0811

    I won’t make the same mistake with BF4 that I did with BF3. They just don’t finish their games at all anymore, it seems like. Hell, they still haven’t fixed or finished BF3.

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