Battlefield 4 double XP event rescheduled for tomorrow

Premium subscribers can earn double experience points for 58 straight hours starting January 3.

Battlefield 4's latest double XP event for Premium subscribers will now take place January 3-5, developer DICE announced today. The event was previously scheduled to begin in December, but was delayed last week as connectivity issues continued to beset the online shooter.

The double XP event starts Friday, January 3 at 8 a.m. EDT and runs for 58 hours until Sunday, January 5 at 6 p.m. EDT. A Battlefield Premium subscription is $50 and also includes access to five expansions and other new content released on a weekly basis.

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 hit-markers, and general crashing bugs.

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smackdowner360
smackdowner360

Why have a double xp event when the online is still broken?EA is the worst company i have ever seen so glad they are getting sued.Battlefield is the only EA game i buy because their games are always broken and now cant even play that.Glad respawn is doing Titanfall and EA is just the publisher or they would fuck that up.Please respawn wise up go to microsoft let them publish the other ones you will sell more and have a better publisher

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Anyone gullible enough to pay $50 MORE for an already broken online experience gets what they deserve.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Cool I can get to max lvl now if I force myself to play this shitty ass game for another 55 levels.

garysingh34
garysingh34

Make no mistake, this game is broken as hell at the moment. BUT, when running smoothly, its stunning! That's the only reason why I am still playing it. If it was shit I would have got my money back ages a go. Like everyone else here.

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

Pay to win seriously this is Sad you need to be premium to get double xp sounds like EA is just getting worse.

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

I agree that BF4 is as buggy as hell. but it's quite an ambitious game for the scope of it's detail and content. And Frostbite3 is a BEAST of an engine. so I can kind of "get" why every server assigned to it is strained to hell. doesn't make it any less annoying. 

BUT...! I'm still enjoying the game. and do not foresee me being put-off playing it on account of it's obvious connectivity and lag issues. I think DICE need to invest in a LOT more servers. my most niggling gripe regarding this game is the difficulty in connecting a whole squad of friends to one game and cuing-up together for Map access. Get this Fixed Dice. I'm looking forward to a lot of fun hours on a smoother game please. 

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

Great, still can't join any games though.

berserker66666
berserker66666

One must have no XP in the head if one submits to EA's microtransaction, "premium membershit", day one dlc and other nonsense. In such cases, double XP is for them. However.......0 x 2 = 0 = EA sheep

danielcliment
danielcliment

meanwhile, on my old 360, BF4 still have every single glitch, lag, freezing game, etc, etc, etc...

pozium
pozium

I can imagine Activision sitting on their chair made of guns, laughing, with the DDOS hackers standing by them

DossHogg
DossHogg

Anyone know when Second Assault will be available for PS4?

cwizzle112
cwizzle112

I cant even get the main menu to load now. This is BS!

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

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berzerk0912
berzerk0912

We're in 2014 now, and this game is still broken. So who's ready for Betafield 5?

hastati4
hastati4

Most of the problems are rather minor now, but they are still numerous, and can add up to become quite frustrating. The rubber-banding and lag is easily my most hated.

dhaag740
dhaag740

Funny is, EA's online server and the Battle-log website are experiencing technical difficulties. 


Jesus H. Christ....

strothers101
strothers101

Sooo what time is that here in Aus. 11pm?

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

Oh boy.


What do you get if you pay another 50 bucks? More guns? More bullets? More cheats?


Cheats! Cheats as faaar as the eye can see. For cash, lol.

axhuntur79
axhuntur79

The server browser on the Xbox One says there is only one person per server, and whenever I try to join, it brings me to a "buy premium" screen. I guess DICE just doesn't care about customer satisfaction anymore, because I never had any of these problems in Battlefield 3.

brockelley
brockelley

it's not like it's hard to unlock everything...I did it one week. Not saying I'm good or anything either.

gtaguy77
gtaguy77

Almost every EA games requires an expansion pack, That is so EA!

STrugglingFool
STrugglingFool

No matter anyway. Game has still some annoying lag. I reckon the game will be playable October 28th 2014. Which should have been the original date.

korn7809
korn7809

For everyone complaining about DLC, would you rather they don't make any new content for the game?  At least Dice makes new engines for there games unlike other companies.  Making new engines requires a lot of work so the money from DLC can help advance futures games.  


About day one DLC... It is still DLC and is in no way something ment to be part of the base game.

BottleOp
BottleOp

I still cant join a server on X1, what a waste of $60.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

@TheGreyAreaDid they EVER get it fixed during the first several months of BF3?  No, they did not. 


Did everyone just pay AGAIN for ***EXACTLY*** the same piss-poor experience?  Yes, they did.


I'm glad I learned from being burned last time -- EA and DICE have not.  (...or perhaps they DID learn -- they learned that they can repeatedly deliver buggy, oversubscribed, failing MP gaming and people will continue to reward them with millions of dollars.)

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@TheGreyArea Uh. no. And no. And no. Frostbite 3 is nothing but a tweaked Frostbite 2 - it's the same engine, not a new one. This game is anything but ambitious at all - the destruction is virtually identical to BF3, the player models and details are no more intricate, the maps are actually smaller than vanilla maps from BF3 (even the dlc maps).


There is absolutely no excuse for this shitty shitty game. They didn't even read the feedback from closed or open beta last year before release - the game literally was finished and published 3 weeks after beta ended meaning they didn't change shit.

wpeyton18
wpeyton18

Try joining multiplayer games through the battle log app

Uncle_Rell
Uncle_Rell

I find that every hard to believe that you can't "join any games though". We all know that the game has bugs but it's playable.

wpeyton18
wpeyton18

I had the same problem but it turned out to be a disk read error. Clean off your disk and see if that works

Tanares
Tanares

@gameroutlawzz They got attacked by DERP =/ Along with LoL and a few other game servers. What a bunch of jackasses -_-

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Tripwolf Some guns and maps and game types. Basically shit that belonged in the game in the first place but people will pay 120 for the full package.

Hammershock6
Hammershock6

@korn7809Exactly, imo they should have made playing chinese as day one DLC.  then it would not be part of the base game. all guns should be day 1 DLC aswell.  if its not part of the base game it shouldent matter.

dmastor
dmastor

@BottleOp I find it funny how X1 can'y connect to servers when they are to have "better" servers! 

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

@PyrosaI know. It's tragic. And EA "are" the devil. And as I've already mentioned, the tornado of shortcomings this game has been delivered with are pretty disturbing, especially considering the upfront payment made by DICE's community. Greed for that precious November release window (and I'm sure there is no small amount of sightless insistent pressure shat down the ladder on DICE from EA to deploy their cash-cow for that very variable) very obviously saw-to-it that an unfinished / fault ridden product was sold before it was tested to destruction and fixed. And frankly, I'm not completely disagreeing with either of you two posters. Except on the point of it being a piss poor experience. I'm still having fun playing it. Yes, I'm still frustrated by it's problems, but yes, I'd still rather bare-with those problems and continue to enjoy the game, having already spent the money I have on this MP shooter, than the current alternatives available. But..! as you've said, you've applied your own wisdom to avoiding disappointment, and haven't been lured-in to purchasing this latest release. Good stuff.


TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

@Grenadeh can't fault your criticisms. but personally, I'm still enjoying it as a PvP shooter a hell of a lot more than what else is currently on offer.

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

@wpeyton18 No, doesn't matter from where I join its the same. Did  a trace route to one of the servers and the returns were all below 60ms yet it could not be joined. Also premium does nothing (at least on the Xbone) my friend has premium and I don't but when he followed me into a queue he stayed behind me the whole time. So no priority there. Its been a few days now too and its still bad. EA/DICE are a joke tbh.

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

@Uncle_RellNope, on the xbox one the servers are shagged, in an hour it eventually connected me to one but that server was lagging so bad it was almost funny. If I hadn't been trying for an hour to get in. Its utterly screwed at the moment.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@dhaag740 @STrugglingFool But CoD 11 will be out this November. They'd have missed an entire games worth to compete with, earlier rather than later.

okassar
okassar

DICE/EA refused to let Microsoft provide their servers. Those idiots.

gEiStToG
gEiStToG

@collingtonuk @Uncle_Rell Well, they did say that premium members get preference in ques...so maybe they really do shove non premiums to the back of the line..