The patch isn’t just a serve-side hotfix, but an actual patch! It’s out already, and here are the rest of the details.
Just yesterday, we mentioned that DICE was planning on rolling out both a server-side hotfix, and a patch for some of the issues plaguing Battlefield 5. Today, the studio announced that the Battlefield 5 upcoming hotfix will be released tomorrow.
Here’s what the Battlefield 5 upcoming hotfix set for tomorrow will fix:
- Fix for hit registration which was the most noticeable when using airplanes. P Players should see improvements across the entire game, as we have learned that this was affecting all Vehicles and Infantry under certain circumstances.
- Face paints for the Axis male soldiers are once again functional
- Stability improvements to the game client
As for the stuff that are still not fixed, DICE knows about this and has mentioned some of it.
What’s not fixed?
We’re still investigating potential fixes for the ‘Invisible Soldier’ issue that appeared with the recent updates. Originally we believed that this was caused by faulty customization options, however after extensive testing we’ve learned that this is a purely random occurrence that exists on the client side only, and whilst harmful to the gameplay experience, it’s something that we’re confident isn’t something that’s able to be intentionally exploited by players.
We believe that this is caused by an engine issue that prevents the client from rendering the needed texture files, and isn’t consistent across all players on the server. Whilst it may be that you’re attacked by an Invisible Soldier, it’s every bit as likely that your Squad Mates are indeed seeing the opposing player correctly, and better able to identify the threat and engage. This remains a priority for us to resolve in our next update.
The stability issues affecting Al Sundan on Conquest have otherwise been resolved, however through fixing this we’ve discovered a graphical corruption (Artifacting) that we’re not happy with. We’re continuing to work on this one and will keep you updated this month. This won’t impact our intent to deliver Marita to you this month, and we’re working to get you out on the full version of Al Sundan as soon as possible.
As you can read, the Al Sundan map issue won’t affect the Marita map, which is a relief. Once we get news when a new patch will be released, we’ll be sure to let our readers know.