Battlefield 3 players on the PS3 woke up to a nice little update this morning which should have addressed some of the VoIP issues that have been interfering with online communication since launch. But what about the PS3’s input lag? And, where is the “big” patch for all platforms that is meant to go live this month? Luckily, members of DICE have commented on the issue and we’ve learnt a few more details as to what fixes will be included once the next patch goes live.
Addressing Battlefield fans’s concerns about the PS3’s input lag issues, Community Manager, Daniel Matros had this to say: “Sorry but we’re still working on it. No updates from my end unfortunately.” So it looks like PS3 users will have to practice their monk-like patience until the issue is resolved.
Matros also cleared up some confusion surrounding the MAV exploit. We reported earlier that the “MAV exploit” is to be addressed in the next patch; however, it wasn’t clear whether DICE was referring specifically to “MAV riding” or its ability to roadkill an enemy. For those unaware, MAV riding entails a player jumping on top of the MAV as it elevates said player to generally unreachable areas, giving them an unintended advantage over others on the Battlefield. As for the other issue, surely many of you have already had to deal with a pesky MAV hovering over top of you trying to get you killed in the middle of a gunfight. Recently, Matros clarified the former to be the issue being looked into. “There will be a fix for Mav riding later on,” he said in response to one concerned fan. No word on whether or not DICE will be keeping the MAVs roadkill ability.
As for further patch details, it has already been stated that the USAS-12 equipped with FRAG rounds will be receiving tweaks, as will the Mortars and M-COM ribbons. Click on the links for more details. Senior Designer, Fredrik Thylander, was recently asked if the laser designation medal would also be receiving some tweaks. Along with the M-COM defender, it can be one of the harder achievement to earn. He replied, “we aren’t fixing the medal, we are fixing the actual laser targeting,” most likely making it easier laser designate targets. “What about suppression ribbon and flag defender/attacker?” Asked another fan. “Suppression ribbon is getting easier to get. Flag ribbons are about right actually,” answered Thylander.
Which ribbons/medals do you think need tweaking? Do you think the MAV should have the ability to roadkill enemies? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and make sure to stay tuned to MP1st as we learn more about the upcoming Battlefield 3 patch.