Battlefield 4 double XP event postponed as problems persist

DICE confirms that 2XP event for Battlefield Premium members will run at a later date.

Battlefield 4 players hoping to ring in the New Year with double XP are out of luck. DICE said on the game's support site today that the promotion for Battlefield Premium members has been pushed to a later date.

"The end of December 2XP event for Premium members has been postponed and will be run at a later date. Stay tuned for more information," DICE said. "We apologize for the inconvenience."

The announcement comes just a day after DICE acknowledged that Battlefield 4 players on various platforms continue to suffer from "intermittent connectivity issues." It remains unclear how widespread these issues are, and DICE has yet to provide greater clarification on the matter.

DICE has released numerous patches and updates for every version of Battlefield 4, though the PlayStation 4 version of the game appears to have been the most adversely affected. The developer continues to investigate a range of problems, including dips in frame rate, disappearing crosshairs, and rubber-banding issues, among others.

The bugs affecting Battlefield 4 are not only a headache for players, but for EA as well. A class-action lawsuit has been commenced against the publisher, claiming senior EA executives knew--and failed to disclose--that the game would be buggy.

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mourato
mourato

I'v given up on BF4. will be staying with COD.

Xanitra
Xanitra

I play bf 4 on my x box 360. No trouble whatsoever. Headshottin noobs with a shotgun and having a blast. Happy new year Ps owners.

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

I spent about an hour last night trying to get into games but couldn't. EA are a shambles, everything they touch turns to shit.

indiexanna
indiexanna

Guess who's running for that golden poo award for 3 consecutive years?

gowofwarKratos
gowofwarKratos

In the PS4 version, I had only one problem while playing in single  player campaign. The game just froze and gave me an error message. As for the multiplier, I did not had issues into now. I don't blame Dice, but EA for fucked up and rush it. The game  is really fun and I hope they fix whatever needs to be fixed asap!    

sgt_hunter
sgt_hunter

best games have the release date - When it's ready! 

55584623
55584623

well since the year is over let's take a look back.


Crytek and EA- Crytek launched 2 pretty solid "Crysis" games, but took a long time due to the engine development. EA rushed them to make Crysis 3, result was the weakest of the series.


Visceral and EA- Visceral made Dead Space, blending well horror and action. EA rushed them to make a franschise, result was two weaker sequels that doesn't casue the same scares, in the end both games feels like two pretty generic modern TPS.


Bioware and EA- Bioware found huge sucess with Mass Effect, and the hype for the third game was reaching the skies. EA rushed them to make it, result was an ending so rushed that it had to be fixed through DLC.


Dice and EA- after Bad Company 2 DICE showed that it had the balls to fight for the COD market, EA rushed them to make BF3 and 4. forcing both games to be release earlier just to be ahead of COD launch date.


anyway it's easy to always blame the publisher, but i have to say EA has quite the story to tell.

madgame23
madgame23

i've been critical of dice and ea for the whole life of bf4.  I know everyone has been having issues with the game, but I still see players who don't have issues in game and I don't understand why?  I play on PC and I have to have visual settings on low and I adjust the network slider to 0 and lowered my resolution scale to below 100 to increase performance and I now have somewhat decent games but still have terrible netcode issues.  I play the game a lot on Brazilian servers because the netcode there seems fine, where US servers suck so bad its unplayable most times for me, ie; thousands hit markers with no results and instant death.  However, its still better than COD Ghosts!  That is a really bad game that should be added to the crappy games of 2013 list.  Its now designed for camping, suppressed weapons with multi-floor levels equal camper mazes.  Lets not forget the COD hackers either!

Zicoroen
Zicoroen

Gamers will have better options for FPS in 2014: Titanfall and Halo 5. Lucky people...

mattcake
mattcake

Hope it was worth ruining their reputation to cash in on the early console sales, because no ones gonna be looking forward to BF5 at this rate.

tansei
tansei

BF4 might be full of bugs, but it's a damn fun game. I blame EA for rushing Dice.

npgr
npgr

On ps4 launch night I flipped a coin. Heads bf4 tales CoD. So glad I got CoD

Gabe_Logan_666
Gabe_Logan_666

For a game that was put on a such a high pedestal compared to COD, this game sure seems to be plagued with many technical issues and bugs. So far I have not encountered any serious technical issues or bugs in COD except occasional lag.

firehawk998
firehawk998

It is clearly evident by the amount of bugs and game crashes that this game was rushed by EA to get a foot hold in next gen systems and try to beat COD again. I know people are pissed for Watch Dogs getting postponed but now looking at these reports it was a good thing that it did, If this game is a indication of how EA will be using DICE in the future ( rushed way too quickly) than I am very afraid of what will happen to the SW franchises,

xerxes5678
xerxes5678

Good thing I quit after BF3. I was quite underwhelmed with the game, and ended up skipping BF4. Really dodged a bullet there.

Alex4789123
Alex4789123

Online doesn't work at all for me on Xbone. If by a miracle I actually manage to get into a game, I find my kits have been reset.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Just run it as normal and have a second double XP for that month if need be. It's double XP, not the lottery, I don't get why these things have to be classified as an "event." You level up twice as fast, big deal. DICE really lost a lot of respect with this game (EA might have rushed it, but DICE wrote the sloppy code they still can't fix), but double XP has always worked fine. Frankly, the only thing I see as inexcusable at this point is singleplayer failing to save your progress.

Evdne971
Evdne971

All you keep doing is giving them money, every time you buy their game, just so you can get the answer you already know, "is the game gonna suck"

Spend on a game that you KNOW WILL WORK, if you have to gamble on a game with a bad publisher, it's not worth buying.

It shouldn't even be a question, would you buy from a person on E-bay with bad feedback?

Keep buying their games, they will keep releasing unfinished games knowing that the money their so called "loyal fans" AKA "stupid spenders"

will be there to coushin their fall, thus the dev will never learn.

Give your bad employee money and will always perform the same, take away that money and he'll have no choice but to kick his quality of work into high gear.

JIMDOG444
JIMDOG444

I really think I'm done with FPS games,atleast for a while I am.

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

Battlefront is so fucked, as is is Star Wars as a whole. I suggest everyone find a way to move on or remain in the past with our good friend, Nostalgia. Continuing down this path can only lead to anger... and we all know where that leads.

deadpen
deadpen

It is odd, while playing bf4 on the ps4 I have certain problems that I'm not having on the xbone but on that note I'm having just as many problems on the xbone that do not occur while playing it on the ps4.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

i have an alternative. RIGHT NOW, since its so stupidly underrated its just sad. Even though it has won MP game of the year


Red Orchestra 2 Rising Storm on STEAM. its the true  successor to Call Of Duty 1,2 and BF1942. I never played it before, i just played it, its epic, you need to play this, if you are looking for an alternative to BF and COD.


Its going for a stupid price of $4.99 and its the best MP fps ive played since COD2 and BF2. (ARMA aside, since thats a different beast all together)

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

They never even fixed half of the problems in Battlefield 3, and you expect them to fix BF4. Good luck. Im so happy i never bought BF4, but i also feel sorry for the people who did buy it. All im hearing is problem after problem.

lesson to learn from this, DONT buy EA games. I dont and wont be, even for Battlefront 3 'GOD DAMN U EA''. They have the power to turn once gr8 developers 'DICE from bf1942/ bf2' into rushed monkeys. Same goes with every other studio under them, Wait for Mass Effect and DragonAge, just wait. 

OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE. EA DONT care about us, the paying customer. All they care about is making money. Do what i do and many of my friends. Support the Independent Developers. So many games out there that are 10times better than BF3/4 'Rising Storm, for one'. For one Indie devs make games for US, not for some horrid publisher pushing them around for dead lines and profit making mojo. The devs stay in contact and ask the community what needs fixing, suggestions and feed back and always give us updates on projects to help make the game a better game for us.


to name a few, 


ArmA III

ProjectCARS,

Interstellar Marines

Star Citizen 

Planetary Annihilation

NextCarGame

Door Kickers

Insurgency

OverGrowth
Satellite Reign
Gun Broz
and mods like Brutal Doom. The DarkMod 

then you have very good Free 2 Play games, WarFrame, WarThunder, WarFace, MechWarrior Online, Planetside 2, Path of Exile. And EA already messed up C&C. what more proof do you need. DITCH THEM like they have with you.

danielcliment
danielcliment

so far not a single bug/glitch fixed... not a single one... non, nada, zero, this is getting too painful. What an embarressment for EA, Greedy white necks, Fother Muckers...... 

t_julius23
t_julius23

Well my game glitched out and now I have two sets of c4 for my recon class. Thanks dice.

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

Just give up, give everyone their money back and move on Battlefield 5 in about 3 years.

perceptive_yoda
perceptive_yoda

If you ruin Star Wars Battlefront ill castrate you. 

TheSargeGuy
TheSargeGuy

This is what happens when a publisher rushes a game: Too many problems for what they call a finished game.

DaRadRussian
DaRadRussian

You better not ruin Battlefront is all I have to say.

strothers101
strothers101

I can't believe I was stupid enough to buy premium. I had premium for bf3 and the experience kind of justified the price. My only redeeming thought is that I couldn't have known that they were going to drop the ball so utterly and completely with this iteration. Next time though, ill wait a month or two to get premium to see if its worth it...thats if there is a next time.

steverl22
steverl22

Had a problem where I was capping 'D' on a 4 wheeler and when I tried to dismount I was stuck in a endless ocean cycle.

What a crappy-buggy game indeed.

yoda101280
yoda101280

so is it just the console versions of BF4 that has issues or is the PC too?

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

@sgt_hunter Diablo III had that release date... 

We all know how that turned out...

DynamiteGA
DynamiteGA

@madgame23I've played on various PC hardware and haven't had any issues since about the 2nd week.  Laptop and desktop, Intel Core i7 and AMD FX, and always using the auto setting.  Only similar piece between all the configs is that all Nvidia graphics cards were used.  8800 GTS (barely played it), GTX 560, GTX 570, GTX 770, and GTX 675M (laptop).

noladem504
noladem504

@tansei

couldnt agree more; DICE does a fantastic job giving gamers what they want. What we are seeing with this terrible launch is a studio being rushed by their notorious publisher. 

toshineon
toshineon

@xerxes5678 Same here. I used to really love the Battlefield series, and I started playing around the time that Vietnam came out. But lately, it's just been a huge let down. I'm glad that the earlier BF games still are played online to some extent, and even if they weren't, you can LAN.

toshineon
toshineon

@TERMINATOR-SSD I definitely agree. I've been playing some fantastic Indie games lately, like Starbound. Those games are usually cheap and way better than anything EA will come with anytime soon. I'm also ditching EA, and I don't feel like I'm missing out, thanks to some great offerings from all the indie developers.

Evdne971
Evdne971

You're just giving them money.

Ooo look at you with a DIGITAL WEAPON, that should've come with the game.

ziproy
ziproy

@strothers101 What justifies buying the game twice?? A new knife and dog tag?? Do you unlock everything when you buy it or was that something else you could buy for BF3??

Tanares
Tanares

@yoda101280 All of 'em.  People exaggerate it though, there has been far worse and buggier games out there. Star Trek anyone?

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

Don't know. Since the patch, I've only had one crash in hours of playing on PS4

walmonger
walmonger

@ziproy @strothers101 I got premium just after I bought the game on PS3 and I love the game. Apart from a few times my cosole froze I never have a problem. I recently upgraded to PS4 and I can honestly say I've not had one bit of grief. I love premium. I get all the dlc's and extra stuff (though the dog tags are really useless) I did prefer it on PS3 though as I got used to using L1 and R1 as shoot and aim. I can't seem to do that on PS4 and I'm finding hard to change. It doesn't feel right. But, love it on PS4 at the moment. No issues.