Battlefield 4 PS4 patch rolling out now, pledges to fix "one-hit kill" bug

DICE releases new game update for PlayStation 4 version of the military shooter; PS3 game update coming later today.

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DICE is currently rolling out a new Battlefield 4 PlayStation 4 game update that aims to fix the "one-hit kill" bug that users are reporting, the developer announced today on its forums. The Swedish studio cautioned that you might be booted from an ongoing game before you can reconnect to the new server versions where the patch is applied.

The "one-hit kill" bug is an issue where damage from a single bullet sometimes was applied multiple times, meaning some players were killed with one shot instead of the normal number. This bug is not to be confused with another issue that players are reporting, where they run around a corner of a building or structure and say they die instantly.

"It is important to understand that this is not the 'one-hit kill' bug, that is another issue that we are working on addressing," DICE said. "We use a term called Interpolation in reference to where you are in the game world. There are instances where the death camera is initiated before the correct internet packets have arrived to be interpolated by your camera. This gives the impression that you were killed by 'one shot' as someone came around the corner of a building. We have identified this issue and will address it in upcoming updates."

The Battlefield 4 PS4 patch released today also fixes a crash that could occur when you have a "very large amount of Friends"; it also enables audio in PS4 video captures, DICE said.

DICE said it pushed this latest update out "as quickly as possible" so as to ameliorate the "one-hit kill" bug expeditiously. The studio is now working on the next PS4 update that promises to bring "more fixes and have a bigger focus on game stability."

A game update for the PlayStation 3 version of Battlefield 4 is also launching today, DICE announced. This patch is primarily focused on increasing game stability and features a number of crash fixes. It also addresses the "one-shot kill" bug. Check out the full patch notes for more.

Yesterday, DICE addressed the numerous issues besetting multiple versions of Battlefield 4, saying, "We will not stop until this is right." To that end, DICE has halted work on all future projects and Battlefield 4 expansions until the issues are remedied.

Discussion

34 comments
NotLukos
NotLukos

EA is on a roll as usual, I see.

AdamLeBlanc
AdamLeBlanc

Happy they are aggressively pursuing patches, but it's always disappointing that this amount of fixing needs to happen in the first place. Still, no game is perfect, and I am having a lot of fun with relatively few issues on PS4.

theKSMM
theKSMM

Dying from one gunshot or dying randomly while rounding the corner of a building... ultimate realism!

Zloth2
Zloth2

"...meaning some players were killed with one shot instead of the normal number."


Wait, what??  Are you folks using wooden bullets or something!?

x_hunter00
x_hunter00

So is this how EA and Dice planned to take down CoD this year? With a flood of bugs? Maybe next year, ha!

DarkLord
DarkLord

The killed around a corner bug is called BAD NETCODE!! They fix that and the game gets A LOT better!

spenta
spenta

Thank gawd!  I know I suck but that one shot kill business only made things worse. 

wookiegr
wookiegr

I can't help but wonder if the game would be in better shape had they not squandered resources supporting last generation hardware and just focused on next gen solely.

Lostat
Lostat

My PS4 is on order but I won't get it until just after xmas or early new-year, which actually works out fine for me because if the server stability & bugs are ironed-out then I'll buy BF4, and if not then I'll just spend my money on another game instead which has stable online gameplay.

Flubbbs
Flubbbs

already sold my copy :)

Razor10000
Razor10000

one less problem, 99 more to go. keep going dice, when bf4 is completely fixed, i buy it.

RicanV
RicanV

One hit kill is what CoD Ghosts is based on.

xolivierx
xolivierx

one hit kill...if only shooters had that feature it would be a lot more fun. Health regeneration and medi packs = LOL

untouchables111
untouchables111

Happy to see that they have been working quickly to fix the issues. That one hit thing deff made me stop playing online. I just started the campaign and it's really good looking. I haven't had nearly any other issue as others have.

goutetsuo
goutetsuo

I want my f*king money back on this damn battlefield 4 on ps4! I started the Campaign at LEAST 10x and it keeps f*king up, and makes you start from the beginning.....ontop of the multiplayer 1 hit kill bug...man give me my money back on this unfinished P.O.S! They need to outlaw developers from releasing unfinished games....this makes no sense! Same for NBA 2k14! the game is buggy...the online is jinky as hell and you cant even get into a decent online game and locker rooms still not working?!?!? This is really NEXT GEN??? WTFFFFFFF

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

I've been a victim  quite a few times to the one hit wonder.

Lacarus
Lacarus

@Zloth2 Multiple shots to the body to kill another player is probably the best way to simulate the effects of body armor. 

Lacarus
Lacarus

@Gatts1978 So have I. On games that has extensively less complex code. Multiplayer can have so many more issues than singleplayer due to how the data is being send from one machine and received by another. And I dare say you don't know the first thing about game development.

Maverick6585
Maverick6585

@wookiegr It would still have bugs, but they would have two less consoles to have to patch. They would have lost lots of sales though, with the amount of people that are still on (now) last gen

mellow09
mellow09

@xolivierx Health regen =/= One hit kill. They are seporate and there are many online games and game modes that do not feature health regen.

Moegitto
Moegitto

@goutetsuo Guess you forgot the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC versions were having problems too right? It's not the consoles but the EA rushed developers that are the problem.

Manatassix
Manatassix

@goutetsuo 

Oh I had no problems with the single player at all… the crash to Desktop bug thats plagued every version especially the PC happened a couple of times and i think I died by jumping on a building that had already collapsed but otherwise the PS4 version seems pretty stable. the not streaming audio thing was annoying. I haven't played the Xbox one version so can't speak to that the PC version crashes every single match for me I just gave up trying all sorts of crazy lag and bug issues… a complete mess. 

As for the next gen thing… dude its a launch game ported over from a hugely unstable PC build. EA fucked up this has nothing to do with 'next gen' and everything to do with a publisher forcing developers to push games out the door too early. Killzone runs perfectly and I have had not a single issue online as with pretty much the rest of the games I have played.

Jumping on the reactionary popularist lets be negative train fixes nothing. Undirected rage is completely pointless as the real issues aren't being addressed. This is entirely indicative of poor decisions made by a publisher interested only in making more money and not allowing their developers the chance to make the quality of game they could.

Aside from the issues they are patching Battlefield is actually a spectacular multiplayer game, its obvious what went wrong.

timthegem
timthegem

@goutetsuo This is the reason why I point and laugh at people who buy new consoles and software right away. Of course there will be ridiculous bugs. It's hilarious that anyone has the nerve to poop their diaper over such a standard issue. I'm happy that some of the people who made fun of Skyrim's bugs so much are now getting a taste of their own clotted load.

Techtroll
Techtroll

Skyrim bugs were nothing try oblivion and fallout 3 bugs you could lose your saves going in the wrong cave or shelter

garysingh34
garysingh34

@timthegem @goutetsuo you my friend made a sensible decision. But from a consumer law perspective, gamers should not have to go through this.

Manatassix
Manatassix

@timthegem @goutetsuo 

I bought a new PS4 fully knowing and expecting some launch issues as I have bought most other consoles at launch… why? because I find games as an industry and art form highly compelling and like to experience the culture and learning process surrounding the industry.

I also loved Skyrim one of my favourite games of all time and am eagerly awaiting the release of Dark souls 2 on my 360. Meanwhile I'm hugely enjoying Killzone Shadowfall, Assasins Creed 4 and others on my shiny new platform. I would agree its a little silly but understandable that people are freaking out at every little thing that does not go completely perfectly. Aside from all the social media inspired negative hysteria thats bouncing around from a vocal bitter minority, I have been extremely happy with my informed decision to buy a PS4 at launch… If i could justify the expense I would happily have bought both new consoles and a WiiU because I love the medium and like to experience as wide a range of experiences as possible. 

Half of the people freaking out on the forums are spreading completely inaccurate information and the other half are just poorly informed consumers who are completely over reacting to comparatively absurdly insignificant problems that, had they done 5 minuets of research on google, would have been easy to predict. 

The vast majority of people I know who bought a new console have been happy with it and thus aren't sitting on comments sections like this having a tantrum… as for the idiots who troll the comments making patently absurd statements, they just need to grow up and get a life.