As reported by us yesterday, a new Battlefield 5 patch has been released by DICE, and it’s to fix those nagging crashing issues. Clocking in at 447MB on PS4, 500MB on Xbox One, around 800MB on PC, the short Battlefield 5 update 1.23 patch notes can be seen below.
Battlefield 5 update 1.23 patch notes:
- Eliminated the most common cause of crashing on all Platforms, across all game modes
- Separately fixed a different issue, addressing a hard crash in Practice Range when interacting with Planes
And that’s basically it. No new content has been rolled out, as expected. PC players, though, make sure to read DICE’s note below regarding downloads.
A Note Concerning PC Downloads for this Update
One thing that we observed during our internal testing was that the download speed dropped significantly once the update hit 95%. The update will otherwise download at your usual speeds until you reach 95%. We’re actively investigating this in case the issue is set to persist when we flip the switch tomorrow morning (it could just be a unique issue relating to our internal testing). In the event that you do encounter this, our best advice is to wait it out rather than attempting to restart the patching process as you won’t see it behave any differently a second time around.
The Update is estimated at around 800MB in size on PC, so this will only affect the last 40MB or thereabouts, which is likely to download at around 100kb/s irrespective of your internet speed, or the rate at which the rest of the update downloaded at. We’re going to work on this one through the rest of the day with our teams across EA to see if we can fix this, and will provide further updates should we learn anything new. Given what the update otherwise fixes, we ask for your patience on the slower download, rather than delay the update itself whilst we investigate that. Ultimately, the update will download and install correctly.
Also kicking off this week are the Battlefield 5 Chapter 4 Week 7 challenges and rewards, which we’ll post once its live.
If you encounter any issues or bugs, share them below in the comments below.