Latest Battlefield 4 PS4 update pledges to eliminate client crashes

New general stability update released today also vows to remove soldier blur effect and fix minor terrain destruction issues.

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DICE has deployed yet another patch for the PlayStation 4 version of multiplayer shooter Battlefield 4, which has been best with issues since launch. Today's game update promises to improve general stability by eliminating a "large amount" of client crashes.

The developer said you may need to restart your game to have the Battlefield 4 update install. What's more, DICE said it is already at work on the next update for the PS4 version, which will address player feedback.

The full change notes for the December 11 patch are available below.

  • General stability fixes that should remove a large amount of the client crashes we are currently seeing on the PS4
  • Fixed the audio drop outs that could occur when playing on large maps. Typical map affected was Golmud Railway in Conquest with 64 players. Ambient sound would sometimes cut out, like foley sounds from player running, vehicle engine sounds, vehicle movement sounds, and map ambient sounds
  • Removed the blur effect on soldiers that appeared when Commanders were using EMP attacks
  • Further reduced the probability of getting a corrupt save file by doing miscellaneous changes to the save file system. These include removing the save file saving again when quitting multiplayer
  • Fixed multiple crashes that could occur when bringing up the in-game Battlelog during round transition
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the BattleScreen
  • Fixed a random crash related to destroying vehicles
  • Fixed minor destruction issues in the terrain

For more on Battlefield 4, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

59 comments
Cpt_Cosmonaut
Cpt_Cosmonaut

I stopped playing Battlefield 4 weeks ago, this whole experience was bull$&*t

Nightdragonist
Nightdragonist

Never buy an EA game on Day 1. No matter how awesome the beta and the trailer. NEVER DO IT ON ALL EA GAMES.

Haven't bought it yet. Maybe next year

CommanderTy
CommanderTy

Very sad, This is why you don't buy a PC game for consoles. I hope they get this fixed up around E3 when they announce BF4 Premium edition all in one. I will buy it for my ps4 then just for the folks who cant play with me on PC

Alecmrhand
Alecmrhand

What a mess.  I love the game but its really kind of pathetic there are so many issues this long after release. Maybe after they get the game to work most of the time, they can fix all the problems with the server browsing interface.


I cant get it to not show me every single filled map so i have to page down for like 10 to 20 seconds every time i reload the server list when looking for a game. Then, half the time, there arent any with free slots so i have to do it all over again.


Then there are the times when it shows free slots but says "no free commander slots" when i try to enter a game.  Ironically if i try to enter the game as a commander.....blam...im in, no problem.


Still freezes up on loading screens between games, too.


Ill keep playing anyway, though, cause its dang fun. Watch out for my SLAM BIKE!

phatty88
phatty88

LMAO!!! Like many here, it crashed on my first play after installing the patch! and the ridiculous lag and netcode issues still persist. I will be trading BF4 in for CoD this week.

Techtroll
Techtroll

More lies installed the new update and it crashed on the first game on siege of Shanghai large conquest

danielcliment
danielcliment

So all these updates they being doing AFTER they release the game, they couldn't do them BEFORE, AFTER testing the game?!?!

hastati4
hastati4

Uh. Nope. I still crashed today. It sucked, I was at 20k-5d at the time I think.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

AS this new gen goes on I think we will see a lot more games that need multiple updates. Its only makes sense give how big (in terms of data files) these games are getting. I think BF4 is already over 40 GB on my PS 4. I'm not saying we should just accept this are the norm, just saying This is what we can expect.

Romayo83
Romayo83

I traded up my 360 version to X1's and its one slew of problems. Game needs a severe overhaul im pretty pissed off about it. Should of kept 360s till they fixed this crap.

DVONvX
DVONvX

You know how to prevent crappy online service on the ps4? Buy an xbox one. 

st_anger10
st_anger10

I have never seen as big of a deal as I have with this game needing updates and having so many issues.....then again I am usually playing offline single player games.

Gen007
Gen007

So that's a months and then some of the game not working. That's also a month of the game massively under performing BF3 and messing with EA's bottom line and for what? Just imagine if EA had actually allowed dice to fix the game. I mean if this patch does work that's a decent turn around while having to deal with the launch of the game and dlc development at the same time. So if they have been given time im sure they could have handled the games major issues and probably released in the first half of Nov still in time for holiday season and to much better results. Instead the tripped right over their greed.

ZOD777
ZOD777

Maybe if they scrapped the single player campaign that hardly anyone cares about anyway, they could work harder on getting the game to work properly at launch.

obsequies
obsequies

bf3 was terrible for bugs and connection problems on both pc and ps3 and what was with using a web browser for a menu. LAZY

Anxiety21
Anxiety21

Love this game, but getting tired of the poor development and the space it's taking on my hard drive to fix the issues that should have never been issues in  the first place!!

Uncle_Rell
Uncle_Rell

To all those that complain when they(this can be any company) try fix issues find something interesting to do with your time. The game is great!! IMO not that you should care.

conorhat
conorhat

I'm glad BF4 is a piece of garbage. Anyone who supports EA deserves to be handed garbage in return.

Djwolfram
Djwolfram

This game suck badly,good thing i got rid off mine pc version,DICE has become typical EA drone studio... getting back to Planetside 2 :D

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

They even said that a delay was considered for this game. But their desire for cash now rather than wait meant more to their way of thinking. The sales estimates to investors no doubt included Battlefield 4 figures. Rather than let their investors down with overall smaller sales numbers come the end of the year, by holding off releasing BF 4, they decided to launch in November and deal with the problem later. Bethesda does it all the time. How many bugs did Skyrim have post-release. Too many to count. It's pretty sad.

Patohua1
Patohua1

I literally crashed out of the PC version over a dozen times yesterday in under an hour...5 of those were back to back. I'm so tired of this BS. "New patch is coming to fix everything!"...next day nothing changes.

thomasn7
thomasn7

How about patching the Xbox One version. It has a brick ton of glitches bugs and whatever. Once Xbox One allows trading your games in online BF4 is getting traded for something better. They totally rushed this game. Very disappointing.

ZOD777
ZOD777

@phatty88 I am waiting for the issues to be resolved and a price drop, but after hearing a bunch of people say that this is the worst COD yet, I am considering changing my mind about getting COD first (it is under the xmas tree).

TenraiSenshi
TenraiSenshi

But that would cost money. Why spend money when you can get others to pay you to be your beta testers?

milsvaard
milsvaard

@DVONvX Ignorance is bliss huh? Lol, I suggest you go and read about the problems Xbone users are also having. 

electro57
electro57

@DVONvX So you can also experience BF4 crash issues on that system too?

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

@ZOD777 But I thought people love playing single player? BF started as a MP only game and I think if they did that itd be alot better EXCEPT for Bad Company which was a fun single player game

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

@obsequies BF3 didn't have nearly as many issues than BF4 currently has. Also at least the menu for BF3 was easy to use and WORKED. The ingame server browser doesn't even filter correctly. Its a giant mess.

Gen007
Gen007

the web browser for a menu is actually drm in disguise. I wouldn't call it lazy i mean the console versions have menus so it does exist just not for pc gamers.

Banefire76
Banefire76

What like play a game that has been properly put through QA and is ready for release?

conorhat
conorhat

@Xx_DemonSoul_xX It's alright to buy a broken game once. Shit happens. But if you buy the sequel expecting different results, that's the definition of insanity.

ZOD777
ZOD777

@Someguy1212 @ZOD777 I like a good single player campaign just as much as the next guy, but I think they should stick to what made the franchise successful, and stop trying to be more like COD.  I actually thought that the single player in Bad Company 2 was pretty lackluster.  There were plenty of times where I thought, "Man, why aren't there any enemies right here?  This would be an awesome place to get ambushed and have a firefight."  It was just too dull IMO.  Too many cut scenes, not enough action. 

obsequies
obsequies

@Gen007 It's amazingly hard to get past the fact that they used a web browser for the menu. If i want to use big picture and launch bf3 through steam I have to have steam origin and a browser open

Fiendvinny
Fiendvinny

SNES are not complicated to code.

Fiendvinny
Fiendvinny

Ghost--haha you mean modern warfare 1,2,3,4 bazzillion! Nothing new there move along

Gen007
Gen007

lol well like i said its a giant form of  DRM in disguise. They could easily make a menu and the menus actually exist for the console versions. Battelog basically just acts as server authentication for the game similar to Sim Citys always online DRM. Every time you want to play you have to log in and get verified on battlog it makes the game a hell of a lot harder to pirate.