Battlefield 4 PC bug causing game to freeze, enter sound loop

PC players having a rough time at the moment, but DICE is working on a fix.

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A bug affecting the PC version of Battlefield 4 is currently causing the game to freeze for some users, resulting in a sound loop. Developer DICE acknowledged the issue on the Battlelog and said it is currently working on a fix.

Bugs of this nature can be particularly frustrating because they force you to restart your game, and the sound loop only adds to the headache. DICE says it will have more information to share regarding the implementation of a fix at a later date.

The Battlefield 4 PC bug is not the only issue the game is facing today. According to the Battlefield 4 Top Issues Tracker, DICE is currently investigating a total of seven issues affecting various platforms. Issues affecting all platforms currently include sudden frame-rate drops, rubber banding issues for players with solid connections, and some instances where damage is not applied to enemies.

Electronic Arts chief creative officer Richard Hilleman recently defended Battlefield 4's rocky launch, saying, "I think there was a lot of noise about the game, but some of that is a function of your surface area. The more customers you have, the more noise becomes available. We did things wrong. We know that. We're gonna fix those things. We're gonna try to be smart about what customers want in the future."

The Battlefield 4: Second Assault expansion launched this week for Battlefield 4 Premium members. It includes four fan-favorite Battlefield 3 maps updated using the Frostbite 3 game engine. Check out a preview of the expansion below.

Discussion

186 comments
marcdenham
marcdenham

Battlefield 4 PC bug causing game to freeze, fix found for windows 7 :) 


(1) Re-install and repair Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=40773 


(2) Uninstall the game by using Origin, by right clicking on the game and selecting uninstall. 

(don't worry by doing this you will not losses any previous progress in the game)


(3) Now re-install the game back on to your PC.


This method really worked for me, and its still work after four days playing the games.

Troutman9
Troutman9

Kudos to Gamespot for covering this issue. EA has been trying really hard to keep this "under the rug", first with complete silence to players complaints and more recently, with posts regarding this problem being stripped of their "sticky" status on their official forums, even though the problem is still not solved (after almost two weeks).
If gaming is to become the biggest entertainment industry, bot EA and Dice have a long way to go. Both in final product quality and customer service/communication.

dunkanlords
dunkanlords

I just can inform that this crash/error happens only in operation locker, breakdown and paracal storm atlest for me

hyun808
hyun808

I just found a fix. Try setting ur network smoothing factor to default : 50%

hyun808
hyun808

I think many of you are forgetting that these are just bugs.
The game itself is amazing.
Once they fix all these issues and bugs, everything will be great.

Unlike ghost, which have issues on its  own mechanism,

idiminished
idiminished

"We're gonna' try to be smart about what customers want in the future".

How about give that "try" to not rushing your game like money hungry morons and allowing your developing team to do what they were hired to do. It's sad on a pathetic level that even someone insignificant to the game business industry can tell you where you went wrong. You might as well make a community announcement that you're sorry for having the IQ of a stick of celery.

Never been so uncomfortably confused as I was ever since I found EA.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

hahaha so the game is still garbage and people still play it? WTF...

degree7
degree7

Thank god I'm not the only one experiencing this. I bought the game, fine, but this crash is affecting gameplay ever 10 minutes or so. Oddly enough, I've been able to play whole games fine on bigger maps, but on the close quarters ones like Op. Locker, it just freezes up. 


What gives EA? This is what you get for being greedy and releasing a game early, and on 6 different platforms. But maybe that was part of their cunning plan, so that they could then charge $10 each for the extra FIVE DLCs that are coming out this year. EA is simply the worst company on the face of the planet. Worse than friggin' Monsanto or Blackwater. Anyway, MY issue is with the PC version, which is damn near unforgivable in this day and age. It's 2014 people, if you're going to sell a product, make sure it frickin' works. Grrrrrrrr!...

turretx7
turretx7

people still play this game?

Zachlc10
Zachlc10

I don't see how operation Metro was a fan favorite, everyone I talk to HATES it, should've done Kharg Island instead of it

guardianofhonor
guardianofhonor

That bug was already fixed like a month ago. Nice fact checking Gamespot

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

If this is news, then take a look at Dust, it's full of news, you could fill a whole day reporting on it.

sensesfail99
sensesfail99

Its freezing on everything now.....DICE you really F'ed up with this one. I hope they learned their lesson and not to rush things out the door in the future.


bossc351
bossc351

This game is just not fun. BF3 was frustrating with the out of region players having a distinct advantage over in region players but is nothing compaired to this thrown together cash grab that is BF4. Dice just released yet another game update and again it fixes NOTHING important and has created MORE bugs further damaging the game. The main problems which break the game have yet to be addressed. Server and player lag destroys the game and EA refuses to recognize that its on their end. Thousands of players have made complaints on Battlelog that seem to fall on deaf ears. The lag is apparent when targeting an opponent then trying to lead the target when firing. On LMG's, the player can hear the stumble of the gunfire and see that horrid lack of consistency in bullet production. Another area that needs a fix is aiming in general. Why have crosshairs or even a sight when a player can aim accurately at another player and not hit anything. Be it automatic fire or burst fire, I have had still soldiers dead on in the crosshairs at center mass and not been able to get a hit on them. Hit detection can be blamed, lag, or just the craptastic bullet spread designed into the game. I have fired on players to see the bullet trail go off into a random direction not even close to where I aimed. I have also stood 3 meters from a player spraying into his back with an LMG to have him turn around and kill me with a simple burst of fire. I have attempted to knife players from the rear only to have a "delay" in which somehow I am on the receiving end of the knife with no option to counter it. I have been shot through solid walls with no doors or windows around and I am one level above the shooter and in a different part of the map. Any lock on type weapon is a sure hit. Anyone on the receiving end gets little and most of the time no warning of a lock. By the time the warning of incoming missle sounds you are already hit. Furthermore, countermeasures are useless. There is a 5 to 10 second delay between the player activating it and when it actually fires off. There are many, many more problens to this game but again I would be writing a book for you here and I really don't have the time to sit writing for hours.

fern420
fern420

BF4 is almost reaching unsalvageable proportions. BF3 is superior in every way minus the new toyz;  Fire up a game and find yourself loving battlefield again with hit detection that just works. BF4 is nothing but a crapshoot, instagib exercise in frustration. 

milanfla
milanfla

And there is another bug that causes my computer to freeze.I have to turn it off manualy when this happens and then turn it on if I wanna play it more.I hate this bug

milanfla
milanfla

It happened with me months ago.

gamerslifeguru
gamerslifeguru

Richard needs to word his comments to the press more carefully. Talk about PR nightmare. "We're gonna try to be smart about what customers want in the future" translates to many different things to many different people but none any good.

saadgb
saadgb

Having that same issue from last 2 days and I was assuming that something happened with my windows.

andr31coco
andr31coco

BF 3 was more or less in the same state when it was released on pc. I've learned my lesson then, and only spent 20 pounds for the standard bf4 edition. I'll buy expansions and premium when I'll think the game is worth it, if it's worth it and something better doesn't come out. For a full experience EA is charging double the ammount of money a normal company would. I expect a superior level of quality for that amount of money. Not an inferior one.

kik4444
kik4444

Here we see a good long-term example of what happens to a game after EA interference.

DemannameD
DemannameD

the biggest thing they did wrong as a BF fanboy was to release BF4 2 years after BF3..... That should never have happened in this franchise... They should have released Bad Company 3... and worked on BF4 and Battlefront 3... I hope they learn their lessons before Battlefront comes out... I don't need connection issues while harpooning an AT-AT.

I think Dice is awesome at what they do... but EA sucks at what they do

EG-Mist
EG-Mist

I got bf4 just after it launched. with the intention to play it befor i had to go away. was not able to play it coz it was so broke. got refunded. now i lost all interest never going back to it. the price of the game and Premium is a rip off, im glad im not a victim of EA exploiting customers on this one. you pay massive price for a product that EA forced the devs to rush it out unfinished. if im paying a big price i expect you to care and make sure that devs have all the time they need to test and finish the game. i think a dev was quoted saying that the game needed a years work still. good job EA.

Aramantha
Aramantha

@hyun808
Or the game is broken at its core and no hope of being anything close to past BF titles, with DICE saying yeah we fixed this with a latest patch only to find out that the issue is still present and in alot of cases worse than ever.

loque2g4
loque2g4

@degree7  pay 10$ extra? you kidding me! i m not paying 1 extra cent for this financial disaster, they should be happy that i don't charge them my money back  

edrcorso
edrcorso

@guardianofhonor  Nope. 

Since the 2/13 update my game freezes with sound loop. Cant play for more than 10 minutes (if i'm lucky). 

Fact check your comments. Go to the forum.

bossc351
bossc351

I tried Dust when it first came out. I went back to BF3.

bossc351
bossc351

I would hook the Elgato game capture back up and record all this but really what is the point? I have tested out weapon setups in the test area and get hits 2X the distance on the targets than many times in the game. The grouping in the test area is like this [o] but with players its like this [( )]. The test area and the server difference is totally dissimilar. Im just sick of unfair bulls@@t and the frustration. Kind of like that "Hope and Change" crap. A big swindle.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@bossc351  Where are you located that you can't find any servers with decent ping for you?

jonnyboy696969
jonnyboy696969

@fern420  Sadly I played BF 3 today and had a terrible time. I really didn't like the feel of the game compared to back in the day.

cboye18
cboye18

@fern420  Bad Company was the better game; BF3 was mediocre and a COD wannabe, while BF4 is just trash.

rhenom
rhenom

@fern420  To be fair, we are still relatively early in the life of the game. As much as I liked BF3, I played the hours, got all the unlocks, it's time to move on, I just picked up BF4 for PC recently and haven't had any problems just yet.


Also, since BF4 came out it's hard to find a good server on BF3.

West123
West123

@milanfla  are you sure its a bug? or are you cooking your pc? 

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

@kik4444  And they say they don't interfere with the development projects of their games. What a laugh.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@EG-Mist  download Renegade X for free next week,problem solved. Better,polished game, totally free.

franken_stein
franken_stein

@EG-Mist I found it, It was a QA tester that supposedly said EA rushed DICE through QA testing to beat COD. But the release date for BF4 was set way in advance of the QA testing. And all the sources ive seen were kind of low rent sites and they even said it was rumor and couldn't be verified.

franken_stein
franken_stein

@EG-Mist Find the quote I want to read it, I have looked and find it strange EA would force DICE to release early given that EA owns DICE and would suffer as well.

bossc351
bossc351

I have full bars on the servers in the server listings. Its not me but im in Texas. I guess I should have clarified that im on PS3.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@rhenom @fern420  lol the tool supporting half-finished games. ''early life of the game'' yet youre probably a sheep that already spent 60 on premium + 60 for the half-finished TURD EA gave you 4 months ago.    Renegade X which is completely free,been in development for almost 10 years and releasing next week will take a big DUMP on your fucking overrated,broken BF franchise.

bossc351
bossc351

They did and they are. There are no less than 4 lawsuits against EA for a "pump and dump" scheme with BF4.

bossc351
bossc351

If you look in the BF4 section of this site you will see various updates on the game. One of the updates is something called "Now Playing" where they play Second Assault. Its on PC but you can see at times where the reviewer is firing on a player and begind to lag skip. This is what I am dealing with too. Watch the video. Its like he is making up excuses sometimes why abnormal things are happening. Some are just plain ignorance.

bossc351
bossc351

I get the same here. I do the report to Sony but skip the scan. Either the game hard freezes or the server crashes. I know its EA/Dice because when you go back to the server, it has dumped everyone there. I give $30 used for mine at a reseller. I have some satisfaction that EA/Dice didn't get my money but I guarantee they will not get a Premium subscription out of me. Reading Battlelog, it looks like the expansions are crap too.

sensesfail99
sensesfail99

@bossc351 Im on PS3 to man, i feel your pain. but mostly I can't even play the damn game because it freezes after or in the middle of every match! so i HAVE to hard reset it, resulting in the corruption scan. If they would fix the freezing/crashing i would be able to put up with the other problems. the freezing is the most frustrating to me cause i can't even play the game i paid $60 for, and im not spending a penny more until EVERYTHING is fixed!

jonnyboy696969
jonnyboy696969

@gameroutlawzz  I don't think there's every been a game in history in development for 10 years and came out a good game....