DICE Reveals “Next” Battlefield 3 Patch Details

The Battlefield PC patch has been out for a full day now but already, fans are craving more, and perhaps rightfully so.

While the November 22nd patch looked at many issues, including hefty tweaks to balancing, it still left much to be desired. Many of the more sought-after changes were left out, like the much desired tweaks to flashlights and IRNV scopes. Though these two were addressed in a previous post which you can view here, DICE is beginning to reveal what sort of things we can look forward to in the next patch.

Of course, if you’ve missed what was included in the last update, you can view the entire list of patch notes here.

First, just to reassure, Daniel Matros, Global Community Manager at DICE has once again stated that though changes to the flashlight and IRNV “didn’t make it in this one,” they will be “coming with the next.” This should hopefully put out the fire burning in many BF fans’ eyes. On top of this, he was also asked if there are any plans to change the chatbox on PC, to which Matros responded, “there are plans to that, yes.” As for issues players are experiencing with the servers, Matros mentioned that he has “raised this with our team here.” I think we can all agree DICE wants us to play their game and so they will be doing everything in their power to make sure these game-restricting issues will be dealt with. On the topic of upset fans, Matros had this to say: “I think people have different opinions as to what Battlefield 3 should be. We’ve gathered fantastic feedback though.” Make sure to keep the feedback (hopefully constructive) coming.

Updated: On Reddit, Ian Tornay, EA Community Manager for Battlefield 3, has also cleared up many concerns that fans are having with the recent patch. This should also give a good idea as to what will be included in the next Battlefield 3 patch.

So, here’s what I’m seeing.

We’ve made progress that most of you appreciate and the fixes we are making are welcome. That being said, there are still some issues that you’ve been asking about that weren’t included in this patch. These include, but are not limited to:

  • In-game VOIP
  • Various nerfs including Taclight
  • changes to chat window (size, positioning)
  • Additional changes to squad interface, including the ability to make squads
  • Beep beeps (Which will be implemented, just not in this patch)
  • Squad and in-game interface changes (mostly revolving around the proposed fan-designed interface)
  • EDIT: TV Missles – definitely known (can’t believe i left it off)
  • EDIT: Spectator/Battlerecorder – Another very popular request. (I can’t believe I left it off! I’d like this too)

Please know that these are definitely on our radar as top issues for community requests.

Some of the issues addressed in this patch were brought to our attention by you guys, including the “negative acceleration” issue. We’re committed to continuing to act on your feedback!

Not all of the issues we’ve solved are as impactful or sexy as some of you were hoping for, but I hope everyone appreciates how hard the DICE team has been working.

Keep in mind that we’re still awaiting a patch for consoles which will most likely include similar balancing tweaks, but obviously other fixes specific to console issues.

What other issues would you like DICE to look into for a second patch? Let us know in the comments below!

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