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.”

Sigh.

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20 Comments on Double XP Apology Ending, Battlefield 4 Still a Mess on Xbox One

mike

On December 5, 2013 at 11:38 am

I Don’t play games very hardcore anymore. I enjoy popping on and off xbox live every now and again. But these glitches render me incapable of making it through a match without being booted to the home screen. I know people work hard to get this stuff out and I don’t want anyone to be upset, but this product was clearly not finished before released. Honestly this home boot thing that hundreds are complaining about did not exist before release?! DICE may have felt more pressure from time to get this game out than actual quality gameplay. Hope everything works out. I just can’t really enjoy the game right now. Rather than focus on the game, I’m hoping I can get through a full match of conquest before I’m booted out.

adam

On December 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Up until this past Monday I would crash consistently in game on the xbox one. Since Tuesday I havent crashed at all and can actually find conquest games in the quick match feature. I have my system set to update passively, so never saw the update, but something is definitely better with my game time now on BF4.

BooHoo

On December 5, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Tear,sniffle,sniffle.You people and your disposable income spending on games that continue to have problems with every release.It’s like living through multiple hurricanes in Florida and continuing to build your home on the same spot.Sheesh!

Jarrod

On December 5, 2013 at 4:41 pm

EA needs to do something I’m pissed. Bought as a lunch game and my only game still (besides KI) for X1 and I can’t even play the single player w/o it getting deleted the next time I try to play. This is BS, FV@k YOU EA. You better be handing out Premium BF4 memberships if you want people to keep playing… my copy will be at EBgames used this Friday- I am going back to COD after being a long time player of BF2 and BF3… hopefully TitanFall won’t have these issues too- F**king EA.

Zing 45

On December 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm

How has Battlefield 4 on PC still having problems? I know there are a few bugs here and there but I haven’t crashed in weeks.

jIrIsHxxDiSaStEr

On December 5, 2013 at 7:13 pm

has any one else not been able to play any dlc maps and some of the original maps. I CAN only play very few maps such as flood zone-very rarely (Hainan resort) (operation locker) (Golmud Railway) and that’s basicly it all the other maps crash when I join in to them

Justin

On December 5, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Look, I’ve come to expect this from DICE with Battlefield. Everytime. The gameplay when I am actually able to connect is great. I cannot stress that enough. But I sit for up to an hour bouncing in and out, against my will, until I get lucky and play two or three matches in a row in a server. Battlefield 3 had bad connection issues consistently as well. I buy the game and I know this will happen. I just deal with it. I find that I have enough fun when its working to brush off the connection problems. Yea, I spend some time cussing it out; but at the end of the day this is what I look forward to spending my time on anyway. In a perfect world, it wouldn’t be this way. But hey, what am I gonna do? The best I got is- maybe good isn’t your maximum potential, DICE. This could be great.

Chris F

On December 6, 2013 at 12:44 am

“…especially those who have already shelled out $120 for the game itself and a Premium membership.”

Try $180 for Premium, Xbox One copy, and Xbox 360 copy. For a clearly unfinished product. I, like many others, bought the Xbox One version of BF4 because I expected it to actually work. I figured the 360 version was crashing and bugging out because the game was made for next-gen and the 360 couldn’t keep up. How wrong I was. Turns out the game is broken, and nobody seems to care about fixing it because they already have our money. So instead they’ll just go on making DLC to continue making money off an incomplete base game. Battlefield 4 was the only reason I bought the Xbox One on the first day, and frankly, DICE needs to get their together and take care of their many fans whom they’ve screwed over. I’m really very disappointed in the Xbox One as a whole, and Battlefield is just the icing on a cake.

stevec

On December 6, 2013 at 6:42 am

This game kills me..about ready to trade in..the only game I pre ordered with my x1 and can barely play it..didn’t save any of my campaign and now my China rising code won’t work or let me install..junk game and huge waste of money..don’t waste your time or money

Patrick

On December 6, 2013 at 5:56 pm

EA service is EXTREMELY terrible on Xbox One so far. There are many instances when the game tells me that I can’t access the EA servers. Sometimes when I DO get in a multiplayer match, the damn game crashes. And when I try to get back in, the game tells me I can’t access the servers YET AGAIN.

A message to EA and Dice,

I’m a fan of the series, but I’ve been playing Call Of Duty Ghosts lately (which isn’t a bad game to bargain for) because of these issues. You guys really need to step up your game and fix everything ASAP. Lots of people have flushed down money for a Next Gen experience, not a joke. Finish your damn games and forget about the competition. You don’t realize how these problems are affecting your consumer base. Many core fans haven’t even gotten the game yet. You think they”re gonna want a broken game? Seriously, hire better software engineers to make sure you produce quality, not garbage.

Andrew

On December 7, 2013 at 9:00 am

I’m done !!!! This to this guy ????? Dice pressure hahahahahahaha They are backed up by the multi million dollar company called EA. And still they take you for your money. Look how horrible this game plays wow you make millions and yet Fail !!!!! I’m done with you Gamethrownoutwindow

Jones

On December 7, 2013 at 10:08 am

BF4 wont even start on my xbox one randomly!! Unacceptable!

Name*

On December 7, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Like everyone else, I paid a lot for this game, thought bf3 was great from the off, but really disappointed. When the game works its awesome. But those moments are so few and far between. Its a damn shame, but for now I’m giving up trying. I understand that this is a business and has to turn a profit, but in this digital age fan/customer loyalty is key to longevity. I cant help but think that somewhere along the way this has been forgotten.

Paul

On December 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Not surprised. More or less same thing happened on BF3. Hell any big EA game release honestly. Its why I wait till there is a sale first, like this black friday, before I buy.

Never buying an EA game at full price or on release day ever again.

Brian

On December 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Just got the game. Switched from Ghosts which I traded in, and even with the problems in this game it’s better than Ghosts. I’m a COD fanboy through and through especially Infinity Ward games and Ghosts is just boring. DO NOT TRADE THIS IN FOR GHOSTS, YOU WILL BE EVEN MORE DISAPPOINTED.

Luke

On December 9, 2013 at 10:50 am

Its a total shambles. Cant get online, cant play campain as its deleted all my progress. What a waste of such a beautiful game

kev

On December 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm

What’s the point if double XP WHEN YOU CAN’T PLAY THE BLOODY GAME

Dann0

On December 10, 2013 at 7:07 am

Double XP? Ugh, makes up for nothing. Give us some free DLC. Put your money where your mouth is DICE.

Dann0

On December 10, 2013 at 7:10 am

Ugh, makes up for nothing. Give us some free DLC. Put your money where your mouth is DICE.