Battlefield 4 on Xbox One Still Unplayable on Eve of Double XP Week

DICE’s full week of Battlefield 4 double XP is set to begin tomorrow, but it remains to be seen if the shooter will be patched and playable on next-gen consoles in time for players to take advantage of it.

Particularly on the Xbox One, Battlefield 4 is still a mess. Since launch, players have been experiencing, and continue to complain about a wide range of problems, including but not limited to:

  • Not being able to connect to EA servers
  • Campaign saves and multiplayer progress being wiped
  • Regular crashes and overall stability issues
  • Not being able to join Friends
  • Hardcore mode servers being completely unplayable

While the PlayStation 4 suffered from nearly identical problems, it appears DICE tackled those first. Based on updates on the Battlefield Control Room, DICE pushed out two PS4 patches in the last week. Most recently, yesterday DICE updated Battlefield 4 on the PS4 to remove common crash problems, remove save corruption issues, and get rid of a bug related to PlayStation Plus that cause connection errors.

Hopefully that’s a sign that Xbox One patches aren’t far behind, but DICE has not updated us on Xbox One patch progress since studio boss Karl Magnus Troedsson posted an apology on the official Battlefield Blog on Friday, stating:

“Resolving the launch issues is our #1 priority. In fact, we are so serious that we have the entire team working to stabilize the game and we will not move on to other projects until we are sure that Battlefield 4 meets – and exceeds – your expectations. It is the right thing to do.”

Personally, I’ve been playing on PC and I experienced a huge jump in crashes shortly after the Xbox One launch on November 22. I basically gave up playing over the weekend because stability was so poor. DICE says a PC update is in the works, but there is no word yet on the release. Hopefully PC and Xbox One players won’t find themselves in the same hole we’re in when double XP begins tomorrow.

We’ll keep you posted.

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10 Comments on Battlefield 4 on Xbox One Still Unplayable on Eve of Double XP Week


On November 27, 2013 at 8:51 am

even on PC the game isisnt stable… im getting often crashes when server is changing map, so i went to play the campain telling my self it wasent gonna crash then 10-20 mins later the game Crashes…..


On November 28, 2013 at 10:12 am

Thanks for double XP week. A week of having my 360 freeze in the middle of matches….. How about a week of double XP AFTER you fix it? Just throwing it out there


On November 28, 2013 at 3:05 pm

i’ve supported the BF franchise since BF2, got a lot of my friends into it, and for the first time i’m telling them not to buy the game(thankfully they are listening), or at least wait until Q2 in 2014 when it might resemble a finished game.

EA because you ed up so bad, so many times with so many game i’ve made it my mission to convince my friends and family not to buy your products. It may only be a couple hundred dollars that it costs them in total, but gotta start somewhere, maybe they will listen to their consumers once it hits their stock


On November 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm

All set to play BF4 on PS4. But patch still doesn’t work — still get error “The connection with EA Online was lost.” And good old EA Origin’s site freezes up and won’t work on 3 browsers for mac. Back to COD Ghosts .


On December 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I really feel ripped right off, this bug filled game is virtually un playable, I spent 60$ on bf4 and then another 50$ for the expansion packs. Over 100$ on a game that is way to frustrating to try and play. You need to keep rejoing ever other minute because the game crashed or some medic tryed to revive you and you get killed before you stand up then you can no longer allowd redeployment. So now everyone is running around trying to revive people under heavy fire seems like they do it on purpose. And there is really nothing else to play on xbox one till dec 2014, so im selling and jumping on ps4 ship later xbox give me a call when you get you job figured out


On December 1, 2013 at 8:33 pm

It is terrible on Xbox One. Cannot play second assault, the file in the store is corrupted. Quick match randomly places you in games, i.e. select Conquest and get dropped in TDM. Random crashes and boots from the servers once you do get in. It is a mess and a shame.


On December 1, 2013 at 9:05 pm

I’ve had almost no problems with Xbox One BF4 so idk why some people are saying as such. I’ve been playing relatively unhindered since Friday, and my matches are almost always full. Fyi the Ps4 has MORE problems then the Xbox One does. Also for the guy above me, tip I figured out. Simply let your selection remain on your intended gametype in Quick Match for 10~ seconds. Its a small bug when you quickly select a gametype.


On December 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Just tried to play some matches on xbox one and the game is completely unplayable. The server browser isn’t working. Quick match will find a game but it instantly crashes to dashboard. The game doesn’t work AT ALL right now. After trying for about 20 min I couldn’t join a SINGLE game. Thanks for the double xp event prior to patch DICE….are you kidding me? Sooo glad I decided to go premium. What an absolute mess.


On December 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm

This is very frustrating I finally got an xbox one on black Friday and downloaded bf4 from the store. I was able to play through the campaign a few missions with no problems, but I would put my origin account in and it would say cannot connect to EA servers. Now I go to play after a long day and the once it got to the main menu and I couldn’t do multiplayer once again so I turned it off to see if that would help… I was wrong. I turn it back on and see that I cant even get past the loading screen in the main menu. It is sad cuz this game looks very fun and I have not been able to experience it yet


On December 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm

BF4 Premium on Xbox One. Been trying to play it since Black Friday. Even if the game crashes playing multiplayer, you lose your campaign save. I would like to one day finish the campaign and if all it took was for me to not play multiplayer until I did, I would certainly do that, but the game even crashes while playing the campaign and when it does, POOF, game save gone. If this isn’t patched by Christmas, I will demand my money back and won’t stop until I get it. Forget double XP, the game is broken, plain and simple.