Big Battlefield 3 Patch Coming Tuesday, Addresses VOIP Issues

DICE is rolling out another big Battlefield 3 patch on Feb. 7 that should deal with a few issues that continue to plague Electronic Arts’ Call of Duty-challenging shooter.

The patch reportedly will fix some voice issues for Battlefield 3, which may finally make it possible to talk to your team, and irons out some balance issues and camping troubles as well. For example, the M-COM Defender ribbon will be easier for players to earn, as DICE Senior Designer Frederik Thylander noted on his Twitter feed. Players also will no longer be able to set up mortars in spawn points (hooray!), and flares will no longer break missile locks.

So what do you guys think — looking forward to the patch, frustrated about the changes or annoyed the DICE isn’t fixing more stuff?

Via GameRevolution.

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7 Comments on Big Battlefield 3 Patch Coming Tuesday, Addresses VOIP Issues


On February 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

If flares won’t break missile lock then wtf are they good for? DICE has had trouble with balancing anti-aircraft since BF1942. You would think they’d of figured it out by now.


On February 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

Right…because aircraft have had it so bad. Have you seen the little bird recently? With one guy fixing it’s basically God mode unless someone breaks out the Javelin or Guided shell/CITV/SOFLAM.


On February 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

if flares wont break lock, they are useless. ECM will be far better now. Stupid idea if you ask me.


On February 7, 2012 at 7:05 am

its a great idea. the flares are to divert the rockets not the locking system, you turds


On February 7, 2012 at 7:08 am

obviously you have to use the flares once the rockets have been fired.


On February 7, 2012 at 9:03 am

Anybody who thinks that’s a stupid idea is probably just….stupid. If you haven’t noticed, the lock-on tone changes once a rocket is actually fired. So for all those pilots out there who pop their flares prematurely, be prepared to get killed.. ALOT. as of now it takes a TEAM of engineers in order to take down aircraft with the “lock-break” on. Seems it will be more balanced after the patch.


On February 7, 2012 at 10:50 am

well said johnnyPAYSO couldant agree more.