First Battlefield 4 Patch of 2014 Targets Stability, Jets

It’s 2014 and DICE is getting the new year started with an old Battlefield 4 refrain: “Various fixes for improving general stability.”

The first Battlefield 4 PC patch of 2014 arrives today, and along with improved stability, it will tweak jets. Most notably, there is a 25% damage increase for the cannon on the stealth jet, and all jets in B4 are getting agility adjustments, with most becoming less agile. Here are the full patch notes:

-Various fixes for improving general stability
-Fixed a memory leak issue occurring after level shutdowns, which could result in a out-of-memory crash in longer play sessions
-Additional fix for the “sound loop” deadlock when running High/Ultra graphics settings
-Added a warning for using Legacy AMD drivers that were out of date
-Fixed a player feedback timing issue where blood was appearing before other damage indicators, and before damage was actually done
-Fixed a bug where players’ rank icons on the scoreboard would not be updated
-Fix for Asian users unable to start Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 on Windows 8.1
-Normalized repair rates across all vehicles.
-Fixed problem with killer health in kill card not being correctly updated (showing 100% health even though the soldier was hurt)
-Fix for friendly marker not always showing when needed to, resulting in players shooting team members
-Fixed a bug where a Main Battle Tank Coaxial HMG ammo box was occasionally blocking the driver’s camera
-Increased damage by 25% for the Stealth Jet 20mm cannons.
-Stealth Jets now have more similar handling attributes to each other. F35 & J-20 are slightly more agile, Su-50 is less agile.
-Attack Jets now have more similar handling attributes to each other, and all 3 are now slightly less agile than earlier
-Fixed camera glitch when switching weapons while moving in crouch
-Fixed an occasional bug where players could experience intermittent engine sound dropouts when driving wheeled IFVs
-Fix for player spawning under the map when deploying on Lancang Dam
-Fixed flickering in map and minimap on Rogue Transmission and Operation Locker

What about us? I imagine that’s the question Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gamers are asking right now. Of all the platforms B4 is available on, PC is the most stable, and there are still some serious issues on the console versions. Well, DICE is currently finalizing a big update for all platforms with plans to release it “later this month.” We’ll keep you posted.

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