February Is Now Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month

It’s been a rough few months for Battlefield 4. Despite crashing and stability issues, that have refused to disappear since its launch in October 2013, BF4 has been unaffected by these glitches (from a sales point of view), and over 1.6 million players have signed on for BF4 Premium.

In light of the rocky road, DICE and EA have dubbed February, “Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month.” Beginning this weekend, DICE will be throwing tons of free stuff at the BF4 player base to make up for the less-than-perfect Levolution experience.

From DICE GM Karl Magnus Troedsson, via the Battlefield Blog:

“To thank you for your dedication and support, I’d like to announce the Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month. Starting on Saturday, February 1, DICE is saying THANK YOU to all players by hosting a month filled with fun community missions and daily giveaways that you get just for jumping into a match.

We appreciate all of the great feedback you continue to provide about all aspects of Battlefield 4. We take this very seriously, and hearing directly from you has helped to make the experience better. The latest information on our game updates can always be found in the BF4 Control Room, including a few new additions that I’m pleased to say are coming soon.”

Here’s what you can expect to see in BF4 this month, Premium account or not (except for the Premium-specific gifts, of course):

  • Battlepacks: Every day you log in and play in a BF4 match, you’ll get a free Bronze or Silver Battlepack.
  • Shortcuts: All BF4 players will get grenade and handgun shortcuts for free. No matter where you are in the ranking or unlock processes, you’ll have the option to unlock all grenades and handguns, grind-free. Premium players will also get access to DMR and Shotgun shortcuts.
  • Double XP Weekend: There will be a 2XP weekend for all BF4 players at some point in February. If I had to guess, I would count this weekend (Super Bowl), and the weekend of 14th-16th out (Valentine’s Day, and maybe a Titanfall beta event). Premium members will get a second 2XP weekend as well.
  • Community Missions: “You will be able to participate in global DICE Community Missions where you will work together to unlock Gold Battlepacks. During the first of these Community-wide challenges, we will ask you to grab a set number of dog tags during a specified time. More details on this first Community Mission in Battlefield 4 to follow.”
  • Developer Talks: Expect a slew of developer interviews over the next few weeks, with many of them being AMA format engagements.

A number of tweaks are also hitting BF4 soon, including netcode changes and stability fixes. Any and all news on the patch side will appear in the BF4 Control Room.

How has your BF4 experience been lately? Smooth sailing? Or are you still seeing crashing and error messages on your system of choice? Let us know down in the comments.

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8 Comments on February Is Now Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month

R.J.

On January 28, 2014 at 5:11 pm

I actually talked a friend out of getting this. He was enticed by the sales numbers, as if that is some actual indication of quality, and I had to point out to him all the problems this game had and continues to have.

SupremeAllah

On January 28, 2014 at 9:23 pm

I play on PC, but even though it is the least buggy of all versions, it is still pretty messed up. One of my favorite bugs is when you can’t connect to a server through Battelog, and it instructs you to “please close down BF4 using the task manager”

Though ideally, you fix that problem by completely shutting down origin and restarting it.

I’d also like my veteran battlepack, which I as well as many others, have not received. A handful of people got them, but most BF vets did not.

Another issue is many of the glitches they claimed to have fixed in prior patches, still exist. The 0 health bug, the sound dropping out on some levels while using vehicles, etc. The sound bug isn’t that big a deal since it isn’t all sound that drops out, just the engine roar mostly of the vehicle you are in. But it is still annoying.

And there are a lot of draw distance issues still. I play on ultra settings, and often times I can’t even see mines on the ground until I am on top of them. Often times, they appear as glitchy polygonal messes rather than mines when they do appear. An actual view distance option in the graphic settings would be ideal to have.

anarchy_deluxe

On January 29, 2014 at 12:29 am

Still getting some rubber banding, pretty aggravating when your trying to hit moving targets in a vehicle. Other than they I’m loving it and happy I stayed with it.

fethski

On January 29, 2014 at 10:17 am

Call me a cynic but this is all well and good until their next botched game launch.

Tom

On January 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Still waiting on my Veteran Battlepacks. Nice to know that being a loyal BF player for years doesn’t even get me the content they repeatedly promised.

Brix

On February 5, 2014 at 11:15 am

I think BF4 is good continuation previous version that game :) They can be a little longer. Now i begin it on hight level.

BigDaddyMoFrak

On February 9, 2014 at 7:39 am

I was sailing smooth prior to this patch now I am crashing on average every other game. I have a 6850 crossfire configuration and have experienced microstutter on the 14.1 Beta drivers so went to the 13.12 the microstutter is alleviated but the crashes began to occur. I am near my wits end I only play BF4 and my time is limited I may just have to give it up unless this is resolved soon..

Irate PS4'er

On February 9, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Playing on ps4
I just crashed out of 4 conquest matches in a row.
3 because I entered a vehicle
1 because I noclipped through the roof and got kicked

This game is seriously broken. I played for over an hour and was unable to finish even one match