Major patch coming to Battlefield 3

Swedish developer DICE planning comprehensive patch for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC to fix a host of issues across weapons, vehicles, and game types.

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Battlefield 3 is getting patched up. Swedish developer DICE has released a comprehensive list of fixes currently planned for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions of the modern-day shooter.

DICE is cleaning up Battlefield 3.

The tweaks run across the entire Battlefield 3 experience and include general, vehicle, weapon, weapon accessories, and game type updates.

Some of the updates include players no longer taking damage from short falls, guided rockets only tracking ground targets, the removal of an animation glitch for the L96 sniper rifle, recoil and accuracy adjustments to many weapons, and the correction of spawn issues in Team Deathmatch and Squad Deathmatch game modes.

DICE reminded users that the list is not complete and is subject to change. Additionally, the developer said there is no estimated time of arrival for the patch. For the full list of fixes and tweaks coming to Battlefield 3, check out the detailed post on Battlelog.

Discussion

87 comments
valium88
valium88

Chat window while loading next map would be nice too, to pass the time..

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

@105506 pretty late for that. If you have put anytime into the MP you should be able to drive the jets and helio by now. You aboustly have to have some of the upgrades to be able to take on even a "crappy" pilot.

Gruug
Gruug

BF3 on the PC is great....that is when the "next map loads". Many, many, many pages on the forums at EA about the issue and lots of work arounds that don't work. My game worked fine up until the Nov. 22 patch....now....loads forever and never stops loading. Game plays just fine otherwise. It is total BS that you can have a working game and yet one month after release they break it and STILL no fix. Can't get my money back and can't really play the game as is. XBOX version is merely "ok". Controls suc though.

NARUtotheFISH
NARUtotheFISH

@Alexanderone Dude calm down the xbox 360 is a great console ! I know the PC's graphics are ten times better don't worry most of the console players know that the PC has better graphics I just think the controls on xbox 360 are easier.

Mike47912
Mike47912

Bout stinking time!!! im getting sick of the crap that i see on daily bases in BF3!..and they need to do something about the weapons..everytime i shoot at someone i feel like the bullets that im firing ain't real...they're rubber or something!

Fluxburner_
Fluxburner_

Playstation 3 Battlefield 3 Australian Servers currently do not work correctly and cause this game to virtually be unplayable due to latency issues and bad connection and not to mention EA servers have all disappeared since 1st Feb when they had a window of server maintenance.Please take the time to read this 60 page thread here http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654347870507942/ EA and DICE seem not to care about this part of the world as they have given no answer yet? We wait, impatiently.Lets be heard as a group of Aus gamers and post these guys until they do something about this obvious FAIL.

ollism
ollism

I want to be able to change my soldiers weapons etc straight after a map has finished, not wait till the next map has started to change or even quit the game.

samus_my_life
samus_my_life

Sorry DICE ...... BFBC2 is way different than BF3 .... i already played bf3 and i like it but the style and movement are not my type so i resign BF3 and i get back to BFBC2 .... :) , also i already feedback EA lolz and i found in BFBC2 a lot of people are playing it ??? so this is not only me with this idea :) thanks a lot

Khoo1992
Khoo1992

They've fixed the exploit of using MAV as elavator, finally!!!

gameking5000
gameking5000

@Stonecutters908 Looks like the BF3 and MW3 players are no different - filled with 13 year olds.

105506
105506

Add a way to practice driving air vehicles

Stonecutters908
Stonecutters908

If only there was a patch to filter out all of the d-bags who enter a Rush game and completely ignore the charges like it is a f-ing deathmatch. Go back to COD you idiots.

MrMisanthrope
MrMisanthrope

@ tigerblue: Amen, brother. I wouldn't change a thing, except for the USAS + frags, and MAV surfing/roadkills. Those two almost make me wish for Call-of-Duty-style voice chat so I could tear into the douchnozzles who use them all the time.

106473
106473

@tigerblue abuse of the autos with frag rounds made most CQ maps distasteful with the amount of people use the weapon. took a break from the game most of my friends have over 3 thousand kills with the the damn things probably over 4k now. The MAV is retarded with people using it as a transportation device. Make it so you can't jump on it or run people over with it.

kangaox
kangaox

4 months for some of these fixes... the power of Frost Bite 2....

MrGoldfish1
MrGoldfish1

@buying1999 Xbox360 is less than PS3 which is less than PC

tigerblue
tigerblue

1. Frag ammo 2. MAV road kills Fix these two things, and all is right with the world.

controlfreak25
controlfreak25

Glad to see a patch is coming. What was that DLC that they said they were going to release?

lorider25
lorider25

I would love to see rockets from engys do minimal dmg to infantry. Snipers need to have more recoil they shouldn't be that accurate in medium to close range combat with a their rifle, standing, strafing side to side and not even prone. This isn't CoD. getting shotgunned at long range is pretty annoying too. the list can go on, but I know Dice will do what they want.

buying1999
buying1999

Please Dice, make it more like the No. 1 selling game of all time MW3!! Make it run at 60fps, make it fun, speed up the game play, make it not have a M A N D A T O R Y 2 gig install (well at least on the over priced internet ready blu ray player), take full advantage of the SUPERIOR Xbox 360 modern GPU and unified RAM and stop dumbing it down for the inferior over priced internet ready blu ray player to keep up in parity. Stop programming for the lowest common denominator ps3 and take full advantage of the SUPERIOR Xbox 360 hardware. "Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made" --John Carmack

jpl83061
jpl83061

Please DICE, no frag rounds in any automatic shotguns, no MAV surfing and no MAV roadkill. The underlying theme in BF3 is realism and MAVs are spy devices not offensive weapons.

solo1g
solo1g

Good to see more patching being done as this game is great....any ideas if any new DLC is on the way?

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

Good news! Seriously needed, gonna be very interesting to see how easily aircraft will be shot down now... If they can fix people walking away from being shot in the face with shotguns, that would also be welcome... AND LEVEL CAPS ON NORMAL MULTIPLAYER SERVERS!!!

ValleyofDoom
ValleyofDoom

Impressive list of fixes. Looking forward to not being shot by shotguns from 200 feet away.

coolkid93
coolkid93

Thank you. I've seen the update list and it's good. Unfortunately they aren't getting rid of the frag rounds but they're doing something with them.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Better late then never I guess

firehawk998
firehawk998

Does anyone have any idea how big this patch will be ? in terms of MB.

jedediahpelland
jedediahpelland

Voice chat is a big issue for me, sometimes it works, but most of the time it doesnt.

Takeno456
Takeno456

Finally they are gonna fix those bugs and annoying glitches. If they really go through with all the fixes I think I may start to enjoy the game like I have with all the past BF games.

Gen007
Gen007

I just want the usas 12 with frag round sto get sorted out. It really has made the game unenjoyable for me and many others as of late.

Draken_Domingo
Draken_Domingo

@Spartan_418 bawls! I get the PC version is the version that gets the most focus (for obvious reasons) but I kind of feel left out...dammit, I guess it really is time to build a new gaming rig.

y3ivan
y3ivan

@YoungSinatra25 i dont think the devs are going to do that. This patch is just to game stability and fix balance issues players have been complaining for a long time. heck even my dx10 pc constantly crash playing BF3

ranger2012
ranger2012

And please, PLEASE, make Frag rounds less powerful.

ChaosUndivided
ChaosUndivided

They could fix some graphical errors. The game runs worse on my new graphics card then it did on my old one. The game will just freeze after about 20mins of gameplay. Even though it has no problems running on ultra.

snake2215449
snake2215449

I am so glad that DICE listens to its customers. Thank you so much! BF3>MW3

YoungSinatra25
YoungSinatra25

It better change the whole experience since as of now I'm not impressed with Bf3. Bc2 is was and I'm pretty sure will be the better game(even with the patch)...Period. This is one of those times I really reall REALLY want to be wrong.

Agent-M
Agent-M

This is a tiny list considering all the problems this game is infested with.

fallin75
fallin75

"Attempting to Crouch (like Prone) will now properly interrupt Sprint", I wonder what they mean by that?... I hope they don't cut the animation where you go prone while sprinting and kinda "jump"to the ground, that looks and feels amazing, I really like it so I hope they don't ruin it completely stoping you when you go prone. sorry english is not my native language.

Karpola
Karpola

Awesome patch, now all we need is chat while loading.

Armyboy5
Armyboy5

We want the option to chat while the next round is loading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nzilla
Nzilla

every time i log into that game my charachter data gets reset and i have to re-customize all my stuff. so annoying i've stopped playing.

shaks101
shaks101

I ain't playing Battlefield 3 again until a DLC comes for it once more.