Some Xbox owners struggling to download Battlefield 4 DLC

Microsoft working with EA to resolve issue relating to problems downloading China Rising DLC on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Battlefield 4's China Rising downloadable content launched yesterday for Battlefield Premium subscribers, but its release is not going smoothly for all users.

A status update on the official Xbox website warns users that "purchase and content usage" is currently limited on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 for the expansion. Microsoft assured gamers that it is working with Electronic Arts to resolve the matter.

"Hi Xbox members, are you having difficulties trying to get the new China Rising map pack for Battlefield 4? We are currently working with our partner to get this issue resolved," Microsoft said. "Thanks for all your patience while we work. We'll update you when work is complete."

What's more, EA has outlined a series of issues with the China Rising DLC in an update on its support site. These issues appear to affect all platforms.

"While exploring new battlegrounds in the Battlefield 4 expansion, China Rising, you may run into an occasional hiccup, issue, glitch, or problem that could interrupt or prohibit your gameplay," EA said.

In addition, some PC Battlefield 4 players who have installed China Rising are reporting getting dropped from multiplayer matches "within seconds" of joining. DICE has identified this issue, EA said, and a fix is in the works, though it's not likely to arrive anytime soon.

"This fix will take some time to be fully completed, but players should be noticing normal gameplay behavior soon," EA said.

Coinciding with China Rising's release, DICE has also launched a new patch for all Battlefield 4 players, though it is unclear what the update addresses specifically. A patch for the PlayStation 4 version of Battlefield 4 was scheduled to arrive yesterday, but DICE delayed it for additional testing.

The China Rising expansion for Battlefield 4 includes four new multiplayer maps (Silk Road, Altai Range, Guilin Peaks, and Dragon Pass), as well as five new weapons, two land and air vehicles, and two additional gadgets. What's more, the China Rising expansion packs in the Air Superiority game mode and 10 new assignments featuring their own unlocks.

China Rising is the second DLC for the game, following Second Assault. All content is exclusive to Battlefield Premium subscribers for a period of two weeks, after which all players can download the DLC. For more on Battlefield 4, check out GameSpot's review.

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102 comments
XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

It definitely isn't easy. Try quitting the app, restart etc, whole thing is a bug, eventually worked for me, still a very annoying experience to say the least.

rasterror
rasterror

At least BF4 is universal in sharing its problems with all next gen consoles. I'm glad I cancelled my pre order. Seeing that the same team is developing Battlefront 3 has me really worried.

thisBlueDude
thisBlueDude

EA is dropping the ball everywhere. EA = FAIL

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

Second DLC? I have yet to see any on Xbox 360. Not even Second Assault. 

glassesboy
glassesboy

I thought XBL was the godsend of all online gaming services? Huh... well I guess not 

mahern8
mahern8

if you aren't a premium member, when does china rising come out?

should china rising work today or do I have to wait two weeks ?

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

What kind of idiot even buys DLC?

mikemaj82
mikemaj82

Welcome to the future. You gotta be nuts to want to completely get rid of disc-based anything.

ryan_ghr2
ryan_ghr2

Where do you go to "attempt" to download the expansions on the XB1?

leandrro
leandrro

the POWER OF THE CLOUD cant prevent this from happenning?

djpetitte
djpetitte

Ive have nearly 60 hours into bf4 on pc and it runs smooth for me. Ive been playing since day 1 without one time I could not join a server and play a full game.

Davhut
Davhut

Well its all irrelevant to me, as I am still unable to pass the issue of the browser plug in.  Ive turned off my anti virus. sorted out permissions, turned on my anti virus ( all helpful suggestions by the way, thanks to those who provided these solutions, however they haven't worked ).  So here's the thing, is there a solution to this browser plugin issue for battle log or am I doomed !   Starting to wish I hadn't bought the pc version.  If I get past the browser plugin issue then may be by then the dlc patches will have been sorted.

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

Fanboy nonsense aside... BF4 is having problems on both next gen systems. EA rushed to get this game to market. PERIOD. They even said they considered delaying it shortly after the GTA V launch when Watch Dogs disappeared from the line-up. The evidence speaks volumes. This push for launch was based on meeting their sales budgets, no putting out a finished game. Yet the EA's fanboys, "the walking dead", will come on here and defend them. Like Ron White always said, "you can't fix stupid".

Alucard1475
Alucard1475

I played this expansion on PC a few hours ago and I didn't notice any hiccups. 

Mayleene
Mayleene

EA!  Error Appreciated software.  Where gamers FLOCK to purchase software full of errors!

Blank2k2
Blank2k2

People are actually wanting to buy the DLC ?.... yikes, I refuse to hand over another penny untli the games fixed & even then I'll feel like I've been taken for a mug.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Soooo glad I skipped this Rushed for Release Pre-Alpha build.

Ill sit and wait for BF6 thanks : )

Merseyak
Merseyak

i can only speak for pc version its useless bf3 was still broken when they released this it will always be broken

virtualskill
virtualskill

1. Buy on PS4. PSN now has more players than Live and is the overall better experience

2. Fix crappy broken game before releasing DLC

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

Sucks but I recommend you keep trying...i downloaded china dlc yesterday on xbox1, no issues, got it on the first attempt. Same thing with 2nd assault. Have not had any issues in game either, only problem is quick match is broken but I just use browser ....hope it gets better for the others as this is a superb game.

anhonestfanboy
anhonestfanboy

We all should stop buyin EA games. They don't listen and never will as long as we keep throwing money at them and then complain afterwards. Luckily I didn't get a BF4 yet and I have seen the game is broken and laggy as hell. And now a DLC when the game isn't fully functional and worth 60 bucks? I learned to let go of EA and hopefully you guys do the same because they can't seem to understand.

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator moderator

Pumping out the DLC early and fast I see O.o 

ivanchiz
ivanchiz

I still don't see a reason to stop playing BFBC2

walterg74
walterg74

Congratulations.. You just won stupidest comment of the year... Gues you can't read and didn't see that it affects all platforms, and you're just trying to bash xbl for a faulty game/code just because you're a moron...

leandrro
leandrro

@djpetitte you work at DICE and play from their internal network? 99% of people say the opposite, that they couldnt finish any matches, im going to play plants vs zombies 2 now...

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

@Davhut Good ole EA. They've messed up the game on PC, and all consoles. But give them another $50 if you please. That way you can be a premium member of this wonderful product. LOL

justkickinittt
justkickinittt

@Xx_DemonSoul_xX I haven't played the game but I agree with you in principle. I wish they'd realize that we wouldn't mind waiting for a game as long as it is what is promised/expected.

noladem504
noladem504

@SkyAboveThePort 

 EA has a 300k server cloud? WOW man you must really have some inside information! 

...dumbass

noladem504
noladem504

@Sefrix pretty ridiculous. They came out with an unfinished product and are pumping out DLC before the game even works as it should. Its insulting really.

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

@Sefrix Where meeting yearly sales projections take higher priority than releasing it error-free.

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

@ivanchiz Maybe because it's not only outdated, but the maps are super duper old and hardly anyone is on it's servers

imrangr1
imrangr1

@ivanchiz : I would say graphical fidelity if you are playing in a powerful PC because Battlefield 4 is probably the best looking game ever made. If only Ryse was made for PC then it could challenge BF and BF4 graphics is just jaw dropping.

justkickinittt
justkickinittt

Of course the DLC's ratio of content isn't equal to the amount of content you get in the full game because you aren't paying for a full game. You're paying for extra content. And "proper price/content ratio" would be dependent on the individual because only they can determine if the amount of content is worth the amount they pay. If they don't think so then they don't buy it. Simple as that.

djpetitte
djpetitte

@leandrro @djpetitte 

Im the servers I play on are always full.  I play will several friends, and like I said we have all been playing since day 1.

I have seen the occasional disconnect but it is always at the end of a match for me.  Idk my experience has been good. I also use the recommended video card, which is ati so not sure if my luck has been there or what.  But then again both my friends use NVidia so I dono, they play fine well too. so Idk...

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

@ryan_ghr2I have premium so  I had to go from the in-game  store menu, from there you can download it for free.

ivanchiz
ivanchiz

Outdated? Lol what? How do maps get outdated? What does that even mean? You must be a console gamer if you think a game shouldn't be played after 3 years and that I should give it up for inferior products just because it's new. Yea, there are not as many people playing as before, but its not hard to find populated servers.

Merseyak
Merseyak

@imrangr1 @ivanchiz hahaha best looking game ever made where can i buy tickets to your stand up your hilarious :)

ivanchiz
ivanchiz

Better graphics is the reason I should move from a game that is complete and bug free to one that isn't?

ivanchiz
ivanchiz

Nope. Bf3 wasn't that great and bf4 is an unfinished game. Why would I move on from bfbc2?

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@RT-XD @Thanatos2k There are no DLCs out there that are the proper price/content ratio compared to the main game.  Every single DLC is a rip off, and only an idiot would get ripped off.

RT-XD
RT-XD

@Thanatos2k @RT-XD well, it depends on how much the DLC costs and how much 'extra content' it actually gives. I buy DLCs, but usually when they are on discount or if I see that it's really going to add to the game that much, i consider buying it when it's out.

RT-XD
RT-XD

@djpetitte @leandrro It's true...the servers are swamped with players. Many people have issue, but with the new patches many of them have been fixed 

nicobott
nicobott

Dont see how its an unfinished game. I own the game and it looks finished to me