DICE promises to fix Battlefield 4 rubber-banding woes

Battlefield 4 servers will get an upgrade to fix rubber-banding problems, says DICE.

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DICE's latest Battlefield 4 promise is that it will fix the rubber-banding issue that many users have complained about since the shooter's launch last year.

The issue, when it happens, flings players around the map when servers are feeling the strain, and is more prevalent in 64-player matches.

"We’re unhappy with our server performance," said DICE, "so we’ll be upgrading the hardware as soon as possible, investing more to deliver a better experience."

There is no current timeframe for when this patch might see the light of day, but it sounds more like a server-side fix rather than an update that users will have to download to their own machines.

"As soon as we know the exact timetable, we’ll let you know the ETA. Reducing lag for these players is absolutely a top priority for us to solve and we expect to have the solution very soon."

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117 comments
Kalifornia
Kalifornia

This fix has been delayed due to what DICE has described as "developer Titanfall addiction".  More news later....



waldaz
waldaz

one of the worth mp`s ever..

kingtrax
kingtrax

Couldn't play at all tonight for longer than 5-10 minutes before the rubberbanding went crazy.  When it works, BF4 is great.  When it doesn't (which is most of the time now) I wish I had a Wii U instead.  At least the bouncing in Mario Bros. is intentional.

bigruss51
bigruss51

Haven't played bf4 for over a month. Feel like I wasted my money on this one. Only played 29hr since buying it at launch.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

So yeah 30 mins of gameplay and never rubber banded once, but I did just crash out. So tell me how this is the biggest issue?

kboothx
kboothx

Well lets hope the bugs are getting a quick, but also a permanent fix. I think they should have waited a little bit releasing the game , but hey, I got my battlefield 4 with premium free from www.battlefield4exclusive.com  ,, cheers!

dfrost21
dfrost21

The game is gorgeous and a great idea and continuance of the BF legacy. But, the sad and distasteful part is when a company sales a game...it's glitchy and all pf these issues are happening at launch...then the company pours more add ons and in game extras on us, all while not fixing a single problem. The game plays the exact dame as the day I bought it. I am hard wired sooo, signal is not the problem. The more add ons and extra "goodies" are great...if only the game would work properly. I have put the game back on the shelf because of these problems. It is really a nightmare experience if you love BF. I LOVE THE IDEA..it's just not what DICE should have released.

They did a rush job to get it out on time with the consoles...bad move DICE, the game has suffered because of your lack of "details". I will not put the game back into my console until these issues are fixed.

I was highly upset when I found out that the premium subscription and my solder rank do not go cross-console, ps3 to ps4. Seriously! If COD and others can do it, why not you DICE?

Oh! By the way, warframe is a free to play game and runs better than the game I have over $100 in.

mrkushman23
mrkushman23

Glitches and bugs aside this game is beautiful and I love how destructive the environment is,but that being said im still not paying any money for a damn dlc or anything that contributes to this companies success who the hell releases DLC before Fixes?

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

If Battlefield: Bad Company 3 has issues like BF4 then I think a VERY large percentage of the community will leave, so I don't think EA and DICE will rush it, I hope.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

Rubber-banding is NOT the biggest issue with this game. I have almost never had rubber banding issues. When I did it was cause by bad upload speed on the internet connection. The game still crashes and net coding is still a massive issue. People who complain about rubber banding should first check their damn internet connection first and upgrade their connection first.

Wraith3
Wraith3

They took a week longer on the Naval Strike DLC and it's laggy as hell. I like the game, but start rolling out fixes already.

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

Sounds very similar to that other "we're fixing first then DLC" promise they mentioned not too long ago... Maybe someone should get them a dictionary?

gunnmetal
gunnmetal

i was going to ask is this game playable now but from the comments i guess ill wait until its better then get is used hehe

drewrobertson
drewrobertson

i bought my ps4 version for 30$ with china rising included off craigslist. I refused to buy new EA games.

lfebaggins
lfebaggins

They need to start saying something different like "plan to" because "promise" has really lost its meaning

thechuck11
thechuck11

God damn EA, this game should have been released this fall, yet here we are still waiting for it to work

headshot720
headshot720

I don't Know how people can defend this game anymore? There is huge problems with the first maps let alone the DLC's. Some maps you can't even operate vehicles on it's as though your stuck on a FUCKING stump or running over large rocks that dump into huge holes, most vehicles get stuck on clumps of grass especially the LAV's. And the fact that DICE has nerfed every piece of armor in the game it might as well be COD "run and gun for children". And unless your IIILVLCAPIII DICE won't listen to you at all. It seems everything this kid asks for happens. And the problems are across the board I play on all systems PS4, X Bone, And PC Its utter shit on all three set ups, though the PS4 has the most problems. The folks at DICE seem to piss on their fan base and tell us is raining out. Spend some of that money you have stolen and fix this shit instead of taking 2 month vacations!!!!!       

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

This game is still broken?  HEY IDIOTS!  Stop buying games from EA!

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

DICE promises to fix Battlefield 4 rubber-banding woes with a patch called Battlefield 5.

nurnberg
nurnberg

Anyone knows when the beta ends?

9garr
9garr

honestly, sure the lag and glitches can get pretty annoying, but really after a while you just get used to it. DICE is working on it. its hard to have a game like this and make it entirely perfect imediatly. plus it was kind of ea's fault. since they released the game early

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

I think they are actually taking action, because I noticed they had a few test servers the other day on the server browser.


If I guess right, these test servers will be better servers than their current ones, and then they keep upgrading the hardware until they get it right, and finally they apply the same upgrades to all their existing servers. shouldn't take more than a month if they have the funds to do it.


at any rate, I am very excited to play bf4 mp without any lag whatsoever. its rare that you get a game with no lag atm.

WhiteTulip1
WhiteTulip1

I've lost interest in the game, going to trade it in for Tomb Raider

JalalBlack
JalalBlack

"so we’ll be upgrading the hardware as soon as possible, investing more to deliver a better experience." That's a painful thing to say.

DGfishingtime
DGfishingtime

Damn, DICE can't do anything right. April Fool's Day was yesterday.

mbounce88
mbounce88

@dfrost21  But some people think warframe is 100 dollars less for a reason... I tried getting into it, same old same old.. Didn't feel any satisfaction in grinding or gameplay.. Just my opinion.. BF 4 is freaking awesome tho

angrybullbog
angrybullbog

@dfrost21  The game does shift your rank and your premium subscription i know i did it last week, also the game was rushed by EA not DICE and it was to release to compete with CoD they was marketing BF4 to the CoD community all year by getting famous CoD youtubers to play the Beta.

The game runs great if you play the smaller game modes i know you and everyone else didn't buy the game and a PS4 to be playing 24 player battles but it will keep you leveling up.

angrybullbog
angrybullbog

@Someguy1212  Rubberbanding is the hugest problem on the console i know i have 86MB/s D/s and 24MB/s U/s. 

mbounce88
mbounce88

@gunnmetal  It's playable. Its the best FPS I have ever played thats for sure. On huge matches though now and then there is problems. But when you have 64 people throwing nades, riding in tanks, flying in the sky, etc, stuff will happen. I wasn't a release date buyer so I didn't suffer to much

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

@berzerk0912 Thing is though rubber banding is not a big issue. Net coding is a far worse issue than rubber banding cause by a player's bad internet connection.

DGfishingtime
DGfishingtime

@berzerk0912 Yeah, BF5 will work..........LMFAO!!! BF4's problems still won't even be fixed by then. Hell, BF3 still has unresolved issues. Agree they think BF5 will solve it though.

angrybullbog
angrybullbog

@9garr  Immediatly, Really the game has been out 6 months. As for DICE working really hard you know they took a month holiday right. I'm amazed people can still stand up for this game i love BF and i'm happy to have spent near £200 on it for PS4 and PC but it needs fixing like yesterday.

fig56
fig56

Excited? Hahahhaha. Payed for a game only to wait 6 months for it to work right? And EA is saying that Frost doesn't work on Wii U?? Maybe they should get it to work period before they start talking trash!

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@JalalBlack I said after the first week that they had went cheap on the servers. And I was right.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

@angrybullbog @Someguy1212 Um that's your main computer speed not your actual speed when on the servers :/ EA servers have caps to keep all players on a level playing field regardless of how fast one player's internet is. You could have 1Gb/s Up and it wouldn't matter because the server is only going to allow a max amount. Again I have only rubber banded when I had low upload speed. The biggest issues with this game is the terrible net coding and the game just crashing. Tell me how rubber banding is a bigger issue than the game crashing daily? You wont even get to rubber band because the game will first just crash.

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

@DGfishingtime @berzerk0912  Kill me for saying this, but I'll buy CoD before I go anywhere near BF5. EA has my money for BF4 (And Premium, gods help me), but never again will I be fooled.

If BF5 gets ragers like "BEST GAME EVER!!" by other players 6 MONTHS after launch, then MAYBE I'll pick up a used copy somewhere.

jonnyboy696969
jonnyboy696969

@Someguy1212 @angrybullbog  Dude 40% of my matches I'm playing at 25 fps if that half the match. Packet loss, packet loss, packet loss. I'm hard wired and have plenty of internet. It's just the crappy server system and net code.