Battlefield 4 PS4 patch fixes most pressing stability issues

Developer says three most common crash issues have been identified and eliminated.

DICE has eradicated three of the most prevalent crash issues with the PlayStation 4 version of Battlefield 4, the developer said today in a post on its website.

"We have recently identified and eliminated three of the most common crash issues on PS4 in a hotfix," the developer said. It is not clear how many issues in all DICE is dealing with for the PS4 version of the game.

"We will continue to investigate and eliminate stability issues as we find them," the studio went on. "We have a game update on PS4 in the works for the week of Nov. 25 and will be able to share details on it soon."

Battlefield 4 hit PS4 as a launch title a week ago today. Just days after launch, users began reporting various crash issues, which for some, made the game unplayable.

With the release of Battlefield 4 on Xbox One today, the game is now available on all scheduled platforms. For more, check out GameSpot's review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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digitm64
digitm64

Should I stick with the preorder or cancel?  BTW PS4 version hasn't been released in Australia yet till Nov 28th.  Thus why my questioning.

MrJskilet
MrJskilet

Is anyone else experiencing any visual problems (I guess is the best way to put it). It's hard to describe if you haven't seen it yourself but when I play BF4 on my PS4 the screen blurs for a split second and colors change slightly before returning to normal. At first I thought it was suppression but obviously suppression doesn't fade away in half a second nor slightly changes colors on the screen. It happens fast but it still bugs. I only started experiencing this problem once the conquest servers were up. I know it's not my PS4 since this doesn't happen with any other game. 

k9kal85
k9kal85

Now they need to fix the XB1 version.

Tanares
Tanares

The only thing not working is in-game voice chat. But I can live with that... or rather not live when I get back camped because we can't warn each other lol.

gamerasi
gamerasi

64 player conquest mode: on

marcheegsr
marcheegsr

Good news. Im loving the multiplayer so far despite some of these issues. I can imagine how great it will be when everything is fixed.

starjay009
starjay009

Once again PC gamers given a raw deal by DICE and EA. Makes one wonder who is the REAL "master race" here LOL. The PC version is bugged to the core with a lot of stability and performance issues to this date. I bought the game on day 1 for the PC and so far I have ONLY played the single player campaign. The multiplayer is horrible with constant crashes, random kicks, and lag issues. Good thing for me, I didn't buy the deluxe pack with the extra MP maps and weapons, saved a few bucks there. The same cannot be said about many others who purchased the complete deal. At least they fixed it for the PS4 guys and girls. The PS4 versions looks as good ad the PC version so I am sure BF4 fans on that platform are having a lot of fun. It makes me feel frustrated thinking I should have waited and got the PS4 along with this game. Very disappointing. 

razor_rj
razor_rj

PS4 ? Where is the pc patch ?

silversix_
silversix_

DiCE, STFU and give me Conquest Large. I bought the game FOR THAT MODE ONLY.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

Had Obliteration crash on me around 2:30 today eastern time. So not fixed yet.

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

I can't even get passed the 3rd campaign mission when you have to drive the boat into the back of the Valkyrie........the Valkyrie isn't even there and the game crashes once this happens and then corrupts the save.

hkymike
hkymike

HURRY THE PATCH UP!!!!! PLEASE

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

Thank god they decided to fix this , I was tired of playing TDM and Domination like call of duty garbage... Now i can officially game the fuck out tonight

atlanticmoon
atlanticmoon

The common error code hasn't popped up for me since the PS4 1.51 update. Can only play quick games though...which sucks because i prefer 10000/1 Hardcore matches

X-7
X-7

The funny thing is that they said they fixed the PC version too and it is still crashing for me  maybe even more now. DICE is such a fail dev.

smokeless_0225
smokeless_0225

Too late...I'm taking this crap game back. KZSF is way better btw.

Techtroll
Techtroll

At least they finally fixed conquest mode

wizzzer_thy_133
wizzzer_thy_133

DICE are known to fix problems and than somehow create new ones for no apparent reason, do you remember the M-26 glitch? that monstrosity mutated out of DICE fixing things that are completely unrelated to weapon balance.   ohh i can't wait to see what BS they come up with next time!

you know that part of the fun! now there is a glitch that when you use a silenced weapon, there is a potential that it might mute the sound of..... wait for it- THE ENTIRE SERVER!

goutetsuo
goutetsuo

Playing this now, its the shit.

nayce54
nayce54

it;s just because too much people played at once, just like GTA5.

mexetudo13
mexetudo13

C'mon Eddie, where's the article about the faulty Xbone disc drives ?

jakass13
jakass13

@digitm64 There'll probably be a fix by then. If not, the campaign isn't half bad. I'd say keep the pre-order.

BottleOp
BottleOp

@MrJskilet its so annoying I cant even play it because it bugs my eyes so much.

justinhawkins89
justinhawkins89

Same problem but on xbox one. Screen goes kinda multicolored for a split second kinda weird.

OMGitsFuzz
OMGitsFuzz

@MrJskilet Its a problem with the game, I herd it like enables 3D for like half a second then goes away.

kirikou97212
kirikou97212

@MrJskilet I read somewhere that it was a normal feature that occurs when the Enemy Commander deploys an EMP drone in your area.

madgame23
madgame23

Check if punk buster is up to date. I always check because that causes a lot of lag issues in game. Also check vid drivers, all windows updates theses also cause lag because of the resource hog. Make sure you have a vid card of 550 min with at least 6 gigs memory and a good quad core min CPU. The hardware stuff is not expensive but the rest is easy to ensure. Keep vid settings low until the vid stuff is fixed and its smooth sailing!

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

@starjay009 The PC version is running much better so please be quiet, hope they sort the PS4 version and is better after this,

thorn3000
thorn3000

@starjay009 lags? it's your internet...random kicks? again your internet or you're cheating...crashes? check your PC for compatibility issues...any other questions?

thorn3000
thorn3000

@razor_rj PC don't need a patch, if you know how to set up your PC properly for gaming it works fine...if not, you are not a technical user and buy yourself a closed system, e.g. a console

lowgman1234
lowgman1234

@silversix_ I concur - The classic Battlefield mode, what the game is founded upon, still doesn't work a week after purchase. I get crashing, and bugs, but not having entire MODES available is inexcusable.

danielcrescenzo
danielcrescenzo

@spartanx169x by that logic BF3 was never fixed as well. Hell, any online game was never, has never, and never will be fixed. 

glassesboy
glassesboy

@nayce54 this is not server related. The game works like crap on all systems. 

nayce54
nayce54

@mexetudo13 they are not giving any real xbox one coverage for a reason, it seems. It's obvious it flopped

spankyz
spankyz

Easy there tiger, I know piss in your kornflakes is quite common, but at least act like your parents loved you.

cantnj690
cantnj690

@thorn3000 @razor_rj some people on this message board are complete a-holes.  I mean hell, some people raise legitimate concerns and get flamed for it?  smh...

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

I do and millions of others; anyways you can't even play multiplayer it crashes so much. Now enough of the childish condescending comments.

night_drifter05
night_drifter05

@MapleLeafKush @smokeless_0225 Do you know what a opinion is? To me BF4 has one of the worst multiplayers in modern day shooters. It's pretty much running simulator 2014 unless you  play domination.

thorn3000
thorn3000

@razor_rj so what? bugs are, were and will be in every game, don't see the dozens of thousand people playing whining about some invented beta bugs present

stealthyninja81
stealthyninja81

@night_drifter05 @MapleLeafKush @smokeless_0225 I respect that you don't like the game but Im confused by people that complain about having to run. The worst mode for that I can think of is Rush and even in that there is usually at least one teammate you can spawn on and even if not its like maybe 20 seconds of running if you don't take a vehicle. All the other modes are usually even less. its not supposed to be constant action, the large maps give you room to attack from different angles rather then go through a meat grinder.