DICE awarding double XP for all Battlefield 4 players after technical hiccups

Double XP will kick in for all platforms November 28-December 5; players will also receive DICE-exclusive pistol scope.

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The Battlefield 4 worldwide rollout was not without technical difficulties, so players may be happy to learn DICE is attempting to make good on those issues by offering double XP. From November 28-December 5, players across all platforms will earn double XP in every multiplayer match they complete, DICE announced today.

"We understand that the launch issues may have impacted your progression, and we want to do everything we can to help you get back the XP that you may have lost," DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson said.

In addition, when the double XP week ends on December 5, DICE will give all players who have logged into the game a M1911 pistol scope. This special sidearm scope was previously reserved for DICE developers only. It has 3X zoom and is available for all classes in Battlefield 4.

"You are the heart and soul of Battlefield," Magnus Troedsson said. "We thank you for your support in these early days of the launch, and will continue to show our appreciation as time goes on."

Discussion

56 comments
wizzzer_thy_133
wizzzer_thy_133

shot a guy with a tank, direct hit! i saw the shell explode on him, there was no hitmarker! so he jumped on me with C4 and suicide bombed me...  and the game crashed.... now i play with a very crappy microsoft mouse because i threw my G-500 so hard on the wall it exploded to pieces.

thank you EA for making me destroy things in a fit of rage, i thought those days are behind me, but i guess only you can one up my Prozac!

gamespotpanayis
gamespotpanayis

Thanks for that.. but I'll take my refund and may consider buying again when you sort your game out.

MatthewSnyder86
MatthewSnyder86

Give us the Premium members a nice incentive. All I have to say is, all hell will break loose on November 28th.

SCImonTemplar
SCImonTemplar

What about the Premium members?  Do we get anything extra during that time?

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

Thumbs up DICE. Thanks for not forgetting about us. Not only do they update their games constantly, but they provide an outstanding online experience. The crashing was getting on my nerves but I never abandoned the game because it's such a quality product

snacky_smorez
snacky_smorez

I've not had any issues and have been playing close to everyday since release on PS3. Great game.

mixamppp
mixamppp

So no "exclusive" double xp event for Premiums? Unless we get x4..

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

Big wow! double XP DICE?, don't strain yourselves,How about a free game code for Origin? or some bacon sandwiches?

devilzzzwin
devilzzzwin

Double xp just makes the game in some ways get over quicker and as for an exclusive pistol scope uh ... yeah ... uhmmmm an item that will not be very exclusive.

 This is all so stupid.  How about Dice/EA give coupons to save money on other games or just credit on Origin?  I think that is better and more meaningful.

danielcliment
danielcliment

Uuuu....they better do an amazing on Star Wars......

digitm64
digitm64

Guess I'll have to skip the single player initially and play MP first just for the double XP.  They better not fuk up the Star Wars Battlefront game like they have done with this one.

Fabian85
Fabian85

Bought it this week on pc. Played 2 hours single player and 1 hour multiplayer, No issues so far but the game is not very good, i play on ultra settings but arma 3 looks way better then this, much much better campaign also. Will give it another try sometime but right now regretting my purchase. Supported Dice since 1942 but this is prolly last time i buy Battlefield. 

DVONvX
DVONvX

played BF4 today on x1 for a few hours without a single problem. 

hastati4
hastati4

As a heads up, I found BF to be significantly better today on PS4. Conquest is up and running, as is Commander mode. Still got a few crashes, but no corrupted saves. Plenty of crap left to sort out, but I believe after the patch they promised in a few days, Battlefield should be getting to top form.

Whiskey3romeo
Whiskey3romeo

Hiccups!?!?!?   BF4 is coughing up bloody pieces of lung.

fatee
fatee moderator

To those of us with limited spare time: double xp is more of a slap to the face than an apology.

I'd much rather a finished product when I purchase it - but I guess that is getting increasingly difficult to ask for.

danjammer69
danjammer69

That is how you treat your customers....Well kinda. Ok, not really. Instead treat your customers to a superior experience from the get-go.

But at least they acknowledge that the game has had its share of issues. But it is sad that I am even saying that. But good start Dice, good start.

I think a better bit of compensation would be Free China Rising! Amirite?


emacdaddy08
emacdaddy08

Game is fun, but it still needs some work, those intermittent lag spikes every half minute or so have got to go.

Techtroll
Techtroll

We were already supposed to have double xp since its a new game and every other current gen console got their double xp already this isn't even a reward or a bonus just another illusion

hampton2003
hampton2003

a (what was a dev exclusive) attachment for my favorite sidearm? yes please :)

I just hope the patch hits PC before the event and fixes most of the crashing, otherwise the double xp wont matter much if I cant finish 4/5 games.

gilldominic
gilldominic

I suppose that's nice of them. I literally didn't play the game on my PC for the first two weeks because it was so unstable that it was simply a waste of my time. I got no enjoyment or progression out of it whatsoever, so just left it in the hopes that patches (client and server side) would eventually improve things.

STILL regularly drop out of matches for no apparent reason every now and then, but at least I can actually play the game now....

lorider25
lorider25

LMAO that's all? Good thing I never bought this game, I knew better after falling for BF3

pyro1245
pyro1245

remember shooters without xp....yeah that was cool

silversix_
silversix_

I don't give a fuk about double XP. This is not CoD... keep your xp shit and give me a free DLC because i bought BF4/ps4 day one and had my saves corrupted 14 times, crashed over 30 times, lost progress of campaign and match points and still to this day  CAN'T PLAY 64 PLAYERS. wtf

MatthewSnyder86
MatthewSnyder86

@mixamppp  I agree, if we forked out the extra 50$ for Premium, we should get an (Premium apology.)

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

@pete420630 You wont rank up fast with double XP. It takes a lot to rank up especially if you turn on boosters. You might unlock a lot of stuff but ranking up is something else. 

Whiskey3romeo
Whiskey3romeo

@danielcliment Dices talent level has been in steady decline over the past 4 or 5 years.  BF4 is an absolute mess.  Those of you with high hopes for Battlefront need to start preparing yourselves to be disappointed.

roman4545
roman4545

@digitm64 why ? dont you also want freebies ? if they screwed up again with Battlefront then maybe DICE can..... well ok sound like you dont want freebies nor double xp for Battlefront.......bah

Sarg1010
Sarg1010

@DVONvX If you'd had gotten it when it first came out, on the 360/PS3/PC, you would've had plenty of problems. It's been getting better, but still isn't completely fixed.

LS-Chaos
LS-Chaos

Already free for everyone who preordered.

k9kal85
k9kal85

@danjammer69 I can barely get through one game without losing connection to server

jameston80
jameston80

@lorider25 and what was wrong with BF3, great game for it's time, BF4 is even greater!!

Techtroll
Techtroll

Seriously double xp doesn't make up for a week of frustration and not being able to play

Nightdragonist
Nightdragonist

@godonholiday @danielcliment And if they can make EA delay if it's not finished so tehy won't release buggy games like this.

But I still want to buy this... maybe i'll get a discount on Amazon at Christmas. The game looks promising if there's no bug

danjammer69
danjammer69

@LS-Chaos 

Forgot about that.

Like a total schmuck, I didn't preorder. Oh well, I am saving for Premium so i will get it then.

I made a mistake with BF3. I never bought Premium and then wound up buying almost every single DLC anyway, paying much more than I should have if I wasn't an idiot. 

I am not making that mistake again.

danjammer69
danjammer69

@k9kal85 @danjammer69 

Really man? Damn that sucks. Sorry to hear that. I know just how frustrting that is, as I had the same issue with BF3.

I guess I have been lucky with BF4. It has been hands down a much better experience than BF3 ever was. That goes for technical the and gameplay side of things.

RicanV
RicanV moderator

@bledsoe45sbc @silversix_ Ive been able to finish CoD matches. 


But I don't even want to. CoD continues to have the same problems. 

Nightdragonist
Nightdragonist

@danjammer69 Well. I hope that EA CAN FINALLY OPEN THEIR EYES. Rushing a good studio to create a game that is broken. What a pity...

But... TBH, I'm planning to get premium too, but after they fix their bugs