Battlefield 4 PS4 patch delayed, China Rising DLC out now

Game update requires additional testing, DICE confirms; new content now available for Battlefield Premium subscribers.

The patch for the PlayStation 4 version of Battlefield 4 schedule to arrive today has been delayed due to a need for additional testing, DICE announced today.

"The PS4 game update that was originally meant to go live Dec. 3 is undergoing some additional testing and will be rescheduled for a later date," DICE said on its forums. "We will get back with final details as soon as we have verification that the update is good to go."

The patch aims to address, among other issues, the Battlefield 4 "one-shot kill bug," where bullets were sometimes applying incorrect levels of damage to a character. The PC patch scheduled for today remains on track, as do the updates for the Xbox One and PlayStation 3 versions of Battlefield 4.

In related Battlefield 4 news, the game's second expansion--China Rising--is now available to download for all Battlefield Premium members.

It includes four new multiplayer maps (Silk Road, Altai Range, Guilin Peaks, and Dragon Pass), as well as five new weapons, two land and air vehicles, and two additional gadgets. What's more, the China Rising expansion packs in the Air Superiority game mode and 10 new assignments featuring their own unlocks.

The China Rising expansion for Battlefield 4 is the second DLC for the game, following Second Assault. All content is exclusive to Battlefield Premium subscribers for a period of two weeks, after which all players can download the DLC. For more on Battlefield 4, check out GameSpot's review.

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DFresh202
DFresh202

I got BF4 for PS4 but getting Ghosts tomorrow, and I really didn't want to but haven't heard nothing wrong with that game yet. BF4 loss some respect. Can't even get through the campaign without save data getting corrupted making me start all over again smh. Plus getting kick offline by errors every now an then isn't cool either. BF4 is a waste of money right now... other than that it's a great game and online is awesome besides the crazy bugs. I'll stick to playing Warframe for now...

KHAndAnime
KHAndAnime

It's either pay premium and get fucked (by paying $60 extra for a broken game, and get 1st in Queue despite there NOT BEING A QUEUE outside of PC version), or don't buy premium and get fucked (watch all these assholes play this DLC that you already bought and you don't get to use).

EA and DICE are the kings at fucking everybody over. And gamers love'm for it!

RussellGorall
RussellGorall

"We haven't finished the game yet, but in the meantime here is some DLC that was done before retail release."

with_teeth26
with_teeth26

Its pretty silly that I own China Rising from pre-ordering BF4 but can't play it until the 17th because I didn't shell out an extra 50 dollars to have the 'complete' game.

Does Activision do this was Call of Duty map packs and their elite service or whatever it is called? Such a low brow business practice. 

TheJamin
TheJamin

Not to rub it in...

I'm on on Ultra with 120fps with no crashes yet.


... rub rub rub rub rub rub...

suade907
suade907

Alright, what the hell EA fix the PS4 version server browser. It's broken! Can't find a dlc server so I can't even try my new dlc and then I'm still getting adds in the game to buy it. WTF EA fix your crap beta software. 

Bexorcist
Bexorcist

Did Infinity Ward hire some chinese farmers to post negative comments on BF4 topics? I never had any problems at all on my gaming  rig (maybe a few glitches in the beginning but no significant ones).

MatthewSnyder86
MatthewSnyder86

I love BF4, but I hate it when my Campaign data gets corrupted on my PS4, and the error occured when I'm in MP, I thought that was patched up?

RoadBlockDriver
RoadBlockDriver

Does anyone else have the DLC version of BF4? 

Does it randomly crash on you? Does this happen with the disc based version too?

xwingman29
xwingman29

I 100% agree. EA is a mess right now, even Madden 25 is buggy as hell. EA used to be an industry leader, now it seems they are just complacent on being mediocre and taking your money. I bought BF4 and the game is a mess, especially online. I blame EA way more than I blame DICE.

themc_7
themc_7

wait till they fix the problems before buying any premium or dlcs packs.

digitm64
digitm64

Second DLC?  I have a PS4 and I'm premium but I haven't even seen the first downloaded.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

This game sounds like a mess, glad i am not getting this. Will get BF 5 though

devileyeyesxxx
devileyeyesxxx

Hey guys, If are PS4 user, You have to Store>Search>China and it should be available to you. It is only available to premium members. For non premium, It ll be avaiable on 17 Dec :)

emptycow718
emptycow718

this game is so over rated  its art style is boring and the AI SUCKS BALLS 

Agame914
Agame914

does anyone have an issue in the PS4 version when you go to the server list it says there is literally zero people on every server?

Whiskey3romeo
Whiskey3romeo

7:30 pm EST, PS store has updated today and still no China Rising dlc available for download.

Just another epic fiasco courtesy of Digital Incompetence C.E.

dope_monkey_
dope_monkey_

So how do I actually download this for ps3? (Yes im premium I just dont know how to actually download it >.<)

twisted_sith
twisted_sith

@DFresh202 You haven't heard anything wrong about Ghosts yet? Then you haven't heard anything about the game at all. It's no better or worse than BF4. They are both doing terribly.

djpetitte
djpetitte

@TheJamin

I play the game on high/ultra with a pretty good FPS average of around 50fps.  Ive have well over 60 horus into the game on pc, my experience has been good so far.

djpetitte
djpetitte

@Bexorcist

yea same here, I think theres a pc crowd that just savvy enough to make the game run smooth and other people just don't know what it takes to get a hardware intense game to run right on their hardware. 

I have over 60 hours into bf4 on pc with no major complaints.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@xwingman29 DICE make good games, but EA push them through QC, so YES, the publisher is mostly to blame.

nickpeck36
nickpeck36

@digitm64 Because the first is only out on the XBO for right now.  I'd love to play both DLC's but considering it takes 3 tries to connect to a server to then get booted.... I'm holding off until the patch, and I hope said patch actually fixes the major issues.

arcaias
arcaias

@Gamer_4_Fun  

I actually have never had a problem with the game. I play for hours. Connect to servers just fine. So do plenty of others. You have to remember that the small % of people having problems make the most noise because the rest of us are enjoying the game and quiet. This game is awesome, challenging, and fun as hell. If you don't have this game you are missing on of the best MP FPS games on the market PERIOD. ... and if you can't play this game I feel SO sorry for you. Build a PC.

untouchables111
untouchables111

Well ur deff missing an awesome game. These bugs are way more dramatic sounding than they are actually affecting the game.

untouchables111
untouchables111

I thought if I preordered this game I got that dlc as well?

zizikamikazi
zizikamikazi

@devileyeyesxxx It didn't work. I type C, there is no H available as the next letter. It's not on the BF 4game page either. It does suck I have the Limited Edition and am premium but I'll get to play it eventually.

s1yah
s1yah

@Whiskey3romeo On PS4, select Battlefield 4 on the main screen, don't click it yet, press down to "related items", the DLC should be in there to download. That's the only way it worked for me, hope it works for you as well.

tunafishsam
tunafishsam

This isn't DICE's fault, EA's execs pushed for this game to be released around the same time as the new consoles came out. It was really rushed, poor DICE, all they want to do is make awesome engines - BF3 was flawless. Can't wait to see their next engine that's geared especially for the new consoles only!

unfreak-believ
unfreak-believ

@dope_monkey_ If it's anything like Premium for the 360 BF3, launch the game and go to some sort of 'Premium' option on the main menu.  If you go and select the China Rising pack from within that store (as opposed to the PSN/XBL marketplace), it should come up as costing $0.

untouchables111
untouchables111

That's strange I haven't had any problems connecting. Buy what's the point of premium if there is nothing to get. And whys it $50. That's a whole game

digitm64
digitm64

@nickpeck36 @digitm64 I might do the same as you and hold off as well.  Tried playing tonight again and I got one shot killed a few times.  Dice have really screwed up this time with BF4.  They are now on my official "Do not trust nor believe this developer" list.

MISTMAN77
MISTMAN77

@arcaias @Gamer_4_Fun Yep, not one problem here and I've played for over 30 hours online now from last Friday. Bought the new dlc today and it works perfectly. Being on European servers maybe the difference?

Techtroll
Techtroll

Bf3 was not flawless your smoking crAck

Whiskey3romeo
Whiskey3romeo

@tunafishsam Can't blame EA for everything.  There's far too much wrong with BF4 to blame EA.  Dice has known for years when this game would be released and they couldn't even get the little things right.  How do you make the main menu, soldier customization and the server browser less functional than the previous game?

Now we're how many client and server side updates into this game and Dice has fixed absolutely nothing.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

@tunafishsam  BF 3 was flawless? When did you come to play it, it was a junk until about several months after with tons of patches. DICE has no excuse on bs like this

g0ddeity
g0ddeity

@tunafishsam Are you seriously retarded? EA has no say over the release date if DICE shows the game wasn't ready. DICE should have tested the game more so issues would be so overwhelming. BF3 was flawless? Are you joking? That game was also plagued with bugs when it got released back in 2011.

Gen007
Gen007

They are right Dice needed more time and EA said no that's just how the game industry works unfortunately. So it is EA's fault because if given the time DICE would have fixed everything they are some of the most talented people in the world when it comes to this. Making games isn't like growing a fruit or something that can be accurately determined with precision. When they start out to make a game they try to put a time table on it and they have to for money reasons right but in reality development is unpredictable and problems will arise especially in a game as complicated as BF. The set release date is almost always pushed back. Now a small company i can understand maybe they really cant afford that delay but a company like EA as huge as they are its nothing really and taking the time to put out a quality product is way more beneficial for them in the long run. Once apon a time the game industry had that type of behavior but now its all greed. How they can make more money for less work and effort its sad.

arcaias
arcaias

Nope, I'm on US servers, usually on a server east of New Mexico.

Bexorcist
Bexorcist

@Gamer_4_Fun @arcaias It really is the case. I never have any problems. Yeah in the early launch phase, but problems were solved very quickly. BTW, I buy all my games on G2play.net and I payed 69 dollars for the full game + premium, which I think is quite fair, lookin at all the fun and hours of enjoyment I had with BF3.

djpetitte
djpetitte

@g0ddeity

You don't know much about how software works these days do you? of course it was rushed to release by ea.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@g0ddeity Um, we've heard this horror story plenty of times this generation; Publishers dictate release, and if you can't provide, it costs you money.

jagfin1
jagfin1

That's not necessarily true. Even if the engineers at DICE showed off BF4 and showed that there were bugs, that may not have stopped the guys at EA to push for release. They are the ones that injected the capital for its development. They want their return. If that means a quicker release to coincide with a large console launch, then so be it. They will release the game with fewer features (or more bugs). They are equally concerned with their money as they are with the quality of the game.

As a software engineer myself, I feel I speak from experience. The mindset of the higher-ups almost always differs from that of the engineers.