DICE: Battlefield 4 Xbox One Patch This Week, Next PS4, PC Updates Tomorrow

Even by DICE and EA’s historically rocky launch standards, it’s been a rough one for Battlefield 4, especially on Xbox One.

Since Microsoft’s new console hit the shelves on November 22, Battlefield 4 has been plagued by 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
  • A “one-hit kill” bug where a single bullet applies multiple times its normal damage

The problem was compounded when, four days ago on November 28, DICE kicked off a full double XP week for Battlefield 4 as an apology for launch issues. Nice gesture, but the Xbox One patch to resolve the problems causing all the launch issues DICE is apologizing for still hasn’t arrived.

But it should sometime this week (hopefully before the double XP week ends on Thursday, December 5). In a post on the Battlefield Control Room, DICE noted the patch is now being finalized:

Just a quick note that we’re finalizing the upcoming Xbox One Game Update and aiming to have that live the week of Dec 2. We will share the patch notes for this update soon. The update will focus on stability and performance, and includes a fix for the so-called “one-shot kill bug”. Stay tuned for full patch notes.

As for PlayStation 4, which experienced many of the same issues but received the first patches since Sony’s machine launched a week earlier, another much needed update is set to arrive tomorrow. It will help stabilize the game for players in a large party of friends, but more importantly, it will fix the “one-shot kill” bug.

On the PC side, your patch is also coming tomorrow and will feature the following fixes:

Dec 3 PC Game Update Notes
-Removed the blur effect on soldiers that appeared when Commanders were using EMP attacks
-Fixed the audio bug where audio sometimes randomly dropped out while playing on certain multiplayer maps (typically Golmud Railway and Hainan Resort)
-Fixed the “one-hit kill bug” where occasionally damage from a single bullet was applied multiple times
-Fixed a common crash that would occur when exiting from the Single Player Campaign to Main Menu
-Tweaked the network and computer performance screen to show proper values. Players can now test their computer and network connection and get recommendations if they need to adjust something to improve their gameplay experience

As a long-time Battlefield player and fan, I fully expected these types of issues, but I find it particularly annoying with Battlefield 4. The game itself is more of an expansion to Battlefield 3 than a full-blown sequel, so you would think DICE would have shipped a more polished product. Then there is Battlefield Premium and the many DLC packs in the pipeline. I can’t even enjoy sequential matches in Battlefield 4 on PC without major problems and yet DICE and EA will expand the core game (with Second Assault already out for Xbox One and China Rising hitting PC tomorrow for Premium) before the fundamental issues are addressed.

Your $60 game doesn’t work as it should, and yet you want me to shell out more money for it. That makes perfect sense… if I’m an EA accountant who has never actually seen a game of Battlefield.

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13 Comments on DICE: Battlefield 4 Xbox One Patch This Week, Next PS4, PC Updates Tomorrow

sirglogg

On December 2, 2013 at 9:34 pm

I think the biggest problem that isn’t mention is the the netcoding. It shouldt take a full clip to kill someone. Hit markers don’t register sometimes

StevieJizzle

On December 3, 2013 at 6:47 am

They just announced PS4 update will be delayed.

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/forum/threadview/2955064769617349290/

Drawdown

On December 3, 2013 at 7:31 am

So sick of this dice. I paid you grand total 160 dollars and every game you come out with Bf-4 BF-3
Lag lag lag garbage lag lag. This is a new generation and you can’t even get a video game right. Do I really have to buy Call of duty

Draw down

On December 3, 2013 at 7:40 am

I 100% agree with sirglogg Cause ya These are bullets we are talking about. And the one shot is fine It’s a 50.c sniper rifle for the love of god. The round would cut u in half ??? Me I’m sick of not being able to join games conquest of course. And now u need premium to play jet superiority and steal the flag. THIS GAME ISNT worth another 50 bucks your Tripping. I’m SOOO
Disappointed in EA and Dice For ing this game. Far as I’m concerned take your double xp and shove it up your ass’s

UnBuckingBelievable

On December 3, 2013 at 8:17 am

WTF!!!
Servers ALL DOWN!
WILL NOT BUY ANYTHING FOR BF4
WILL NOT BUY PREMIUM! WILL NOT BUY MAPS!
WHY WOULD I WASTE MORE MONEY ON A PRODUCT THAT RARELY WORKS MORE THAN ONCE?
Step 1. Pay $65 for “new” game.
Step 2. Play, freeze, crash, laaagg agggg agggg.
Step 3. Buy PC, give up on consoles entirely, besides the damn console is just a crappy 5 year old computer anyways. even the “next gen” of consoles are already cheap outdated computers by the time of launch…

Conclusion- Consoles= Too lame and way too controlling of content, game styles, maps, and pay schedules for content you should get WITH THE DAMN GAME. Microshaft should be taken out and shot for selling me all the games i cannot play unless im currently connected to LIVE GOLD. Tetris, frogger? Really? NO MORE DIGITAL COPIES PEOPLE, YOU’RE NOT BUYING THE GAMES, YOU’RE BUYING THE RIGHT TO RENT THEM!!!!!!!!

PC- actually runs games at stated FPS and has a multitude of other uses. Along with the fact that you don’t pay extra every month to play.

MY XBOX 360 has become nothing more than a glorified Netflix player that I pay $9 a month to use Live on top of the $60 I pay monthly for Internet AND the original $10 a month that Netflix charges………

truevip

On December 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Yea, I bought a PC, and I use it for real life things… because im an adult, and im not about to buy a pc for games and then watch it slow down and crap out because of all my other software. Consoles dont crap out like all computers do, and they are specifically for games witch makes it much more reliable and consistant in performance. And using a mouse and keyboard is just and unnatural
graphics are only as good as the game developers make, and eyes can see, so no matter how advanced a graphics card on a pc is, its never used, and anything over 30fps is undetectable to the human ocular system. Consoles, even if obsolete, provide almost the best current possible experience that is even able to be seen.

truevip

On December 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Yea, EA ed up this time
but even if this was some other game and it worked nearly perfect, you’ll find everybody ing about something because everybody thinks every game is riddled with glitches when they have no idea how much time and energy and programming goes into a game, that it is simply impossible to make a game that does not have glitches
its just physically impossible so everybody needs to just stop whining

EA just doesnt seem to play their finished products, cause a retard would have caught this in 5 min

Reality check

On December 5, 2013 at 7:44 am

Truevip if you weren’t an idiot you would know how to stop your computer from slowing down…a. in fact having a gaming computer made me a better computer builder If your computer slowed down then you should stop being a sheep and making excuses or buying another pc and start fixing them or get someone smarter than you to fix it.

Furthermore I’ve had 7 Xbox 360s because of ridiculous hardware failures that I could have simple swapped out on my pc. So many that I was forced to learn how to fix xbox’s. 1 or 2 I would chalk up to a bad unit, 7 and I’m thinking your argument is dead backwards. Consoles are dead, u just don’t know it yet. by the time they get through all the red tape of making a console it’s already obsolete.(aka just an outdated and cheaply made gaming computer). Wait until your Xbox one needs repairs? I have a work pc also, now I’ll get myself a decent gaming rig which won’t even be used For other things. you are uninformed and out of touch with reality. Good luck being average!

Name*

On December 5, 2013 at 7:52 am

P.S. the creators of the game don’t play on consoles… They are smart and know the many limitations of a gaming console. Like how you can move so fluently and 20x faster with a mouse, or maybe just the ability to not be pigeon holed into only 4 hardcore game types, not dealing with consoles BS servers!!! They also like running them at full 60fps and full 1080p which neither the Xbox one nor the ps4 can handle although they are both Just Released. Lol. RIDICULOUS! Here is a clue, just for YOU, don’t misplace it.

truevip

On December 9, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Yeah, it sure sounds like you’re smart.
Fluid mouse movement? Are you crippled or something? Nothing is as unnatural to gaming as a mouse is.
nerd

truevip

On December 9, 2013 at 4:27 pm

And smarter than me is almost an impossibility. Only fewer than 50 people in history have a government security clearence, and DNA patented for a natural biological anomoly such as my IQ and my blood…

truevip

On December 9, 2013 at 4:30 pm

But, I need not argue…. I cant fix ignorance, or stupidity- sorry about life, must be hard.

truevip

On December 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I didnt know Mcdonald s employees needed computers… no self-respecting adult plays computer games, and spends a bunch of money to buy a computer for gaming. Its entirely a waste of money, when they can buy a console that works just fine, and pay two months mortgage. Especially when, my work computer makes a “gaming” computer look like a calculator.
60 fps!!? You can read a spec sheet, and nieve enough to think that makes a difference. Humans can barely see more than 24fps, 30 at best. Resolution is only as good as the graphic detail its representing. 720p, and 1080p are nearly identical when the graphics are limited by software as 95% of all games are. Until graphics are as good as video, resolution is irrelevant as detail isnt much improved on.
When you get older, albeit wiser- you wont waste your time on such things when something as a console gets the job done, cheeper, and with less hassle.
Unless you are a visual communications expert, dont talk fps and resolution thinking its the cats pajamas of graphical representation. It makes you sound stupid. And developers use computers because paper doesnt work, and how else would they develop a game.