DICE 'strongly advises' players to download new Battlefield 3 patch

Developer releases 1.92GB update for Xbox 360 version that features various tweaks and fixes for the game's multiplayer.

Battlefield 3 developer DICE today released a new 1.92GB patch for the Xbox 360 version that the studio "strongly advises" players to download. According to the official description, the update contains various tweaks and fixes to the Battlefield 3 multiplayer component.

The patch fixes issues like a teleportation glitch, where the player could teleport using a knife and a mortar in combination, as well as incorrect spelling on Aftermath dog tags. A full list of tweaks and fixes is available at the Battlefield website.

The new Battlefield 3 patch comes on the same day the game's final expansion--End Game--arrives for Xbox 360 and PC Premium members. The content is already available for PlayStation 3 Premium members and will launch for all PS3 gamers March 19 before coming to non-members on the Xbox 360 and PC March 26.

Battlefield 3's End Game expansion adds four new maps, a new dirt bike, and two classic Battlefield game modes: Capture the Flag and Air Superiority. For more on the expansion, check out GameSpot's hands-on preview below.

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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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95 comments
Someguy1212
Someguy1212

This patch is a joke!!! The patch didn't fix anything. If anything it makes the game play worse. Glitches are still usuable such as the Op Metro glitch that allows players on top of the map, Ziba Tower on top of building on B, etc. Also many new issues have been created such hits with the MAV not even counting anymore. Its required to play online but the patch doesn't answer any questions to anything and only adds to them. Come on and give a "REAL" patch.

erix43
erix43

Played this last night. Good time. Great time. Aweeeeeeeee yeaaaaaaaah. 

SpriggsyUK
SpriggsyUK

since i patched my Xbox version I've been having a great glitch, i click on to multiplayer it then tells me i have the wrong disc and asks me to insert disc one, (which is in the machine), it then changes its mind and asks for the singleplayer disc but doesn't have a cancel option so i have to switch the discs. It did this to me 5 times before it suddenly had the epiphany that the correct disc was in fact in the drive and allowed me to play the game. it does this every god damn time, hope at least a handful of people are experiencing the same thing and dice notice as it is driving me up the wall.

nealarora96
nealarora96

this is where my 250 GB hard drive kicks in :3

100proofsoco
100proofsoco

Is there a new DICE hard drive coming out that I don't know about?

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

I know I need a hard drive upgrade for my pc for games like WOW and BF3 and more and games keep getting bigger but the thing is the only cheap hard drives out there easily available to me are mostly Seagate.  Who the hell wants to buy Seagate hard drives !??!!?!  I am badly in need of another terabyte minimum.  My two pcs are full.  One has a 650 GB hard drive and the other has a 750 GB hard drive.

Western Digital please get closer to pre-flood pricing again.  Seriously.

Halloll
Halloll

are those patches big because they contain all the DLC trailers and stuff?

West123
West123

dice has the worst coders on the planet they should really ask crytek for advice 

BlackSquare
BlackSquare

For those complaining about drive space. Would you rather have SimCity?

mediarays
mediarays

The last PS3 patch update was more than 2 GB and they force to download the patch

zpluffy
zpluffy

Did they fix the cardiovascular issue on the characters when your character gets a heart attack few seconds after going behind a solid wall or going prone to take cover behind a solid wall.

thechuck11
thechuck11

Does anyone know why BF3 updates are so big? No other game I have has updates over 100 megabytes usually

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

Everyone's complaining about HD space. Just give it a couple of more months, because BF4 is just around the corner. Then you can uninstall BF3.

ZetA_LatA
ZetA_LatA

Meh, my storage drive can take it.

BrYaNq93
BrYaNq93

EA/DICE... you guys really know how to kill hard drive space 

MrNWatson
MrNWatson

A lot of people seem shocked at the size of the patch.  Most likely, it includes the parts of the new DLC that carry over to other game modes--such as weapons.  Otherwise, there would be problems whenever the data didn't match on both ends--either people without the DLC might get locked out, or people with the DLC couldn't use it whenever someone else on the server doesn't have it.

AlphaWolF_J
AlphaWolF_J

WELL they can totally '##'# OFF!.

because for me being forced to dl DLC that i have absolutely zero chance of purchasing in the form of a so called 6.5gb patch sitting on my expensive ssd drive hogging all the space  is the final nail in the games coffin. happens every time i just wanted a quick match with some buddys  to be hit with yet another HUGE update mascaraing as a patch , ive just given up playing all together  bf3 must be over 40gigs of space already with all its stealth DLC just waiting for me to activate it.

pay to win

GothikaGeist
GothikaGeist

I'm pretty sure the patch contains the DLC itself, at least on XBOX 360. The DLCs are always released with a huge patch (1+ GB) while the actual expansion pack itself is hardly a few KB. I hate that. Oh well, I haven't even played this game since the Armored Kill release.

obsequies
obsequies

I swear these companies have shares in western digital and seagate 

megaspiderweb09
megaspiderweb09

BF3 is such a savy girl now isnt she.... High maintainace chick

obsequies
obsequies

man 360 players get all the cool sh!T..I want teleportation 

shadow580
shadow580

I hate that you have to download DLC content regardless of whether you buy it or not. It's such a waste of space and internet bandwidth. 

I also wonder if BF3 is bigger than it could be. I know that Blizzard routinely optimizes Starcraft 2 by shaving off a couple of gigs when it starts becoming too big.

Sam_021
Sam_021

@West123 Stop complaining, either that, or they will pull a Simcity on us :(

Dragon_Nexus
Dragon_Nexus

@BlackSquare Oh you've got cancer, boo hoo. Would you rather have all your limbs amputated?

Err, I'd rather not have either, tbh.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

@thechuck11 With each update, EA slips in a mind controlling code. So that when you grab hold of your mouse or keyboard, the code will signal your brain for you to spend alot of money on EA products and to pull your pants down and starts humping the screen once the payment is completed.

West123
West123

@MrNWatson yes thats probably all true but still it shouldn't be that massive because the updates don't have the maps in them so why 6GB (current pc update)? 

ragnar320
ragnar320

@AlphaWolF_J and dude they happen once every three months with some minor ones in between i think thats kinda acceptable

Elite_Bushido
Elite_Bushido

@AlphaWolF_J i have a feeling youve never truly played a real Pay to Win game.... BF3 is most def not one

MrNWatson
MrNWatson

@GothikaGeist I think the reason that happens is that, in order to make sure people can play together even without the DLC, everyone has to have it on their machine.  For instance, I've been killed by DLC weapons that I don't have access to.  But the game wouldn't work right if I didn't have the data on my end.  When you actually buy the DLC, the little bit you download is the key that unlocks it.  It's frustrating to have it all there without being able to access it, but also understandable for the sake of not locking out people without the DLC.

MrNWatson
MrNWatson

@shadow580 I'm in rather the same boat.  It's frustrating, but also understandable: if you didn't have the data on your end, you would be unable to play with people who had purchased the DLC--which would be a real pain, considering how many of them there are.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

@Sam_021 @West123 They pulled an EA on us :/ Rental Servers STILL glitch and randomly change the player cap to either 16 or 8. Check the server and scroll down to "max players". I also love that my gun still doesn't load in until after I die trying to quick spawn on a flag and defend it.

BlackSquare
BlackSquare

@Dragon_Nexus @BlackSquare Not the same. It's more like wanting only half a dose of chemo because you don't want to lose your hair. Will without a full dose the cancer will stay. So without gigs for a patch, you will have a broken game. There is no way to have a good full game like Battlefield and only make it a few MBs.

sniperwol_basic
sniperwol_basic

@1337hackz @BrYaNq93 Well u r kidding. It is about 40 GB now. Their f**king each Patch and DLC have full game space required. Just before the dlc there was 6 GB of patch now look at other games which the whole size is 6 GB or less

RAD_RADIO
RAD_RADIO

@ragnar320 @AlphaWolF_J I seem to recall people wanting more updates from them... now people are complaing at the volume and frequency of them. :/ you just can't win can ya.

GothikaGeist
GothikaGeist

@MrNWatson @GothikaGeist I knew this was the reason, but what I'm trying to say is: It sucks. Were up to 30 GB of Updates for BF3, aren't we? A friend of mine bought the game and 6 months later can't play at all because he only owns the original 12 GB HDD.

SavageEvil
SavageEvil

@MrNWatson @GothikaGeist  Good thinking MrNWatson, this is the exact reason why the patch is so big, it must contain all the element of the DLC in order to keep those who have the DLC and those who do not all playing on the same field. Forza 3 had this problem and only those with the DLC could see the cars and everyone else would see that black placeholder Jetta instead, totally ugly.

twztid13
twztid13

@GothikaGeist @MrNWatson That's why people need to understand what they're buying (whether it's through research, or common sense). Also, what country has a 360 HDD that is 12GB?