New Battlefield 4 Patch Live For PC and Xbox One, New Shortcut Kits Available

DICE has started to roll out more updates for Battlefield 4 on the PC and Xbox One as February comes to close.

In addition to the now expired free Hand Gun and DMR Shortcut Kits, DICE is also launching free Shortcut Kits for the Grenades and Shotgun weapon class. They are available today through to March 4 at no extra cost and can be found either in the Battlefield 4 in-game store or on the Battlelog.

As with previous updates on the PlayStation and Xbox 360, Battlefield Veterans should now have access to their Veteran Battlepacks.

Now, let’s check out some of the new patches released for the PC and Xbox One

Battlefield 4 February 25 PC Patch Notes

  • Fix for the so called “sound loop crash” issue that caused the game to freeze
  • Fix for an issue that sometimes prevented players from shooting while in the gunner position of a vehicle -Fix for the headshot icon appearing incorrectly at non-headshot deaths, such as suicide or dying of an explosion
  • General stability improvements

Mantle Update

  • General stability and performance improvements -Fix for an issue that caused the sky/fog to be either too bright or too dark when Mantle was used -Added on-screen video memory utilization statistics with “Render.DrawScreenInfo”

Battlefield 4 February 25 Xbox One Patch Notes

  • Fix for an issue where spawning into, or switching to, a gunner seat in an IFV/MBT sometimes could cause the game to crash
  • Fix for a crash that could occur when signing out as an active user
  • Fix for missing sound in Team/Squad Deathmatch
  • Fix for an issue in the Defuse game mode, where a bomb carrier would be permanently spotted
  • Decreased the rate at which the kill card would incorrectly display 0 health, while the enemy was clearly alive
  • Fix for an invisible wall that was incorrectly present in one of the fallen concrete pipes on Zavod 311
  • Fix for an issue where bullet impact sounds weren’t properly matching the actual number of impacts, causing the players to feel that they died too quickly.
  • Fix for an issue where the “Draw” message would not display on-screen once a Conquest round ended with both teams having the same amount of tickets
  • Fix for an issue where long IDs wouldn’t scroll on dog tags
  • Fix for missing grass physics in terrain
  • Fix for an issue that would appear if a 10 users party would join a game with 8 available slots, leaving 2 of the players stuck on the loading screen
  • Fix for an issue where the player camera would be positioned inside of the soldier when parachute spawning
  • Fix for a MAV exploit that let players reach various out-of-map locations

UPDATE 1: Furthermore, DICE has also launched a few smaller server updates for Battlefield 4, R26 and R27, for those who are keeping track. (Thanks, Tyler!) Here are the notes:

R26 Server Update

  • Fix for missing audio on Squad/Team Deathmatch after one of the squads/teams reached the 100% ticket count

R27 Server Update

  • Included various server optimizations
  • Fix for a server crash that could occur when loading Second Assault maps
  • Added a player.onDisconnect RCON event that let’s server owners and anti-cheat notify players why they were disconnected from a server

UPDATE 2: While we’re at it, here are the patch notes for the latest Battlelog update as well:

Battlelog February 25 Patch Notes


  • Look forward to more details on Platoons coming today

Features & Improvements

  • Awards and Assignments will now show the “amount completed” out of “total amount” for each category
  • Some Awards (Medals and Ribbons) are now placed in more accurate categories
  • Capture the Flag total score is now shown on the Stats -> Details page (Air Superiority will be re-added later)
  • The progress bar for Kit Unlocks (if it’s unlockable) will now be shown in the details box even after it’s been unlocked
  • Various other tweaks and improvements


  • Fixed an issue where Weapon Battlepacks from Second Assault weapons didn’t show up properly
  • Fixed an issue where the total amount of kills for Soldier Equipment wasn’t shown on Stats -> Vehicles (the remaining values will still be empty for now)
  • Fixed an issue where some texts for e.g. Specializations under Unlocks -> Kits didn’t properly line-break (this issue apparently persists; it will be fixed in the next release)
  • The “view all players” button in Battle Reports should now be working again
  • All unlockable accessories via progression or Battlepacks will now be shown in Unlocks -> Weapons, even if you have unlocked all the accessories available
  • Fixed an issue where the details box (right column) wouldn’t always scroll with the page on the Dog Tags page
  • Fixed an issue where the medals and ribbon counter in the overview wasn’t shown if it had been awarded just once
  • Fixed an issue where the Service Star progress bar for Stats -> Vehicles didn’t display properly in Firefox
  • Fixed an issue where some Battlepack items in Loadout were marked as being unlocked by expansion packs
  • You can now click the small bullets in the Premium tile on Home to change tile content, and not go to the Premium page
  • Chat windows are now hidden properly when setting BattleScreen to display in full-screen mode
  • Progress bar for medals will no longer show after you’ve earned 100 of the same Medal (as this is the cap)
  • Many other minor issues fixed
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