Double XP Apology Ending, Battlefield 4 Still a Mess on Xbox One
The delayed PlayStation 4 patch that removes the “one-hit kill” bug from Battlefield 4 is now live and after launching the China Rising DLC pack for Premium members yesterday, DICE halted work on future BF4 DLC and its other projects to focus on finally fixing its core game before trying to sell us more stuff.
That’s the good news. The bad news is it’s December 5, the final day of the double XP week that DICE created as an apology for the many launch issues that have made Battlefield 4 nearly unplayable, particularly on the Xbox One. And the patch that’s supposed to finally fix the server connection, crashing, progress-erasing problems on Microsoft’s new console has yet to arrive. (Not to mention major stability issues persist on PC and PS4, even after their respective updates.)
Last we heard from DICE, the Xbox One BF4 update was being finalized and would be pushed out sometime this week. But as of right now, it appears that patch will come too late for those of you looking to make up for lost time via double XP.
Common sense says DICE will extend the current event or schedule an Xbox One-exclusive double XP week, but this launch has been handled so poorly across all platforms, at this point I don’t even think that will satisfy customers — especially those who have already shelled out $120 for the game itself and a Premium membership.
The right move would be for EA and DICE to release one of its planned map packs for free. Which is fitting because DICE is the company that boldly proclaimed back in 2010, “We don’t ever want to charge for our maps.”