Battlefield Hardline’s First Title Update Will Bring Private Servers To Consoles

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Battlefield Hardline is getting the attention it deserves nearly one month after launch.

Visceral Games Lead Multiplayer Designer on the project, Thad Sasser, has provided fans with more details on the game’s first title update, coming soon, in the form of a ‘Top 5 Community Most Wanted List’. The following items are what will be addressed in the upcoming patch:

  1. Punkbuster fixes – We’re addressing some of the heavy CPU usage seen by players
  2. Nvidia DirectX driver fixes – We’re working with our partners at Nvidia to create new drivers to prevent the most common crash issues
  3. Extended Conquest time – We’ve extended the length of Conquest matches by increasing the number of tickets on both Large and Small
  4. Fixed TDM spawns – We’ve adjusted spawn points and the spawn system for better TDM spawning
  5. Multiple weapon balance tweaks – We’ve addressed some common complaints with the weapon balance, there will be more coming soon

While these are the priorities that are at the top of Visceral and the community’s list, remember that Sasser also provided a much more detailed compilation of fixes and tweaks late last month that will also be making it into the game’s first update.

In today’s news post, he adds that, first and foremost, Visceral is still focused on ensuring stability. “Our view on the importance of this hasn’t changed,” he said. “While the launch has proven stable, we can always get better and you’ll see some miscellaneous fixes for the most frequent crashes in this patch.

Furthermore, Sasser revealed that EA’s Rent-A-Server program will also make a return, giving console owners the opportunity to rent private, customizable servers in Battlefield Hardline, as was the case with Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 before it.

“If your favorite fix isn’t listed here, don’t despair,” Sasser explained in closing. “Just remember that fixes will always run behind community sentiment; we’re still working hard every day to improve the gameplay experience to make Battlefield Hardline even more fun.”