BF4 running even worse now after patch

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#1 Edited by NaveedLife (17172 posts) -

Apparently this is a common issue? They released a client side patch yesterday in attempt to fix many crashes and other issues. mine still crashes all the time and it has way worse performance, with some dips being so intense it is almost unplayable.

I am very unimpressed by DICE and kinda annoyed right now that I bought this at launch. Anyone have any solutions to my problems, or do I just need to wait and hope they fix it some day?

#2 Posted by KHAndAnime (13142 posts) -

Can always just pick it up on the PS4 for buttery smooth gameplay

#3 Posted by NaveedLife (17172 posts) -

and no KB+M? I will skip on it before I do that.

#4 Posted by gigatrainer (2028 posts) -

What hardware do you have? I got a i7/GTX760 and I can sustain 40-60FPS at max settings (slightly lowered AA) at 1080p

#5 Edited by Postmortem123 (7566 posts) -

I've noticed this too, I used to be getting around 90 fps average but it's gone down quite a bit. I haven't been crashing as much, though.

#6 Posted by biggest_loser (23980 posts) -

Its getting embarrassing now. The game still freezes, it still has a hugely obvious sound bug on some maps.

#7 Edited by Arthas045 (5047 posts) -

GET IT OUT THE DOOR!!! EA still hasn't learned...

#8 Posted by nutcrackr (12266 posts) -

Mine still runs fine, but I had like 5 crashes in the space of an hour. 3 during loading. Barely had any client crashes before.

#9 Posted by NaveedLife (17172 posts) -

What hardware do you have? I got a i7/GTX760 and I can sustain 40-60FPS at max settings (slightly lowered AA) at 1080p

I have an i5 750 OC'd to 4 GHz, GTX670 FTW, and 8 GB RAM. and I am running it on Windows 8.1 (on an SSD). It was running amazingly well at max settings at 1080P before this patch. I had probably 50 - 60 FPS most the time with dips into the 40's depending. only in extreme cases did it ever get worse than that. I had a crash and such here and there the first few days, but it wasnt enough to stop me playing, then the crashes got awful and I stopped playing altogether. Now with this patch it crashes just as much (almost never finish a game) and it runs like crap.

#10 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

Mine still runs fine, but I had like 5 crashes in the space of an hour. 3 during loading. Barely had any client crashes before.

That doesn't sound fine to me.

#11 Posted by n00bkid (4161 posts) -

I'm having a lot of problem myself even with a monster computer. They need to fix ASAP!

#12 Posted by KHAndAnime (13142 posts) -

and no KB+M? I will skip on it before I do that.

Don't needem, all you need is buttery smooth gameplay - method of control takes a back seat to performance.

#13 Edited by nutcrackr (12266 posts) -

@nutcrackr said:

Mine still runs fine, but I had like 5 crashes in the space of an hour. 3 during loading. Barely had any client crashes before.

That doesn't sound fine to me.

What I meant was that when it works, performance is fine.

#14 Edited by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

@Elann2008 said:

@nutcrackr said:

Mine still runs fine, but I had like 5 crashes in the space of an hour. 3 during loading. Barely had any client crashes before.

That doesn't sound fine to me.

What I meant was that when it works, performance is fine.

Sounds good then. Eventually, bugs will be ironed out. Then again, this isn't anything new. Like with BF3, it was pretty buggy - crashes, disconnections, punkbuster, battlelog bugs and all. By the time I buy BF4, it should be more than okay.

#15 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (3671 posts) -

In terms of performance mine is fine but I do get sound issues almost all the time and every once and a while I can't connect to a game. Once I am in game I get a solid frame rate with no issues aside from the sound.

It's pretty annoying but like most BF games the first several months are basically extended BETA experience.

#16 Edited by robokill (1060 posts) -

I gave up on this game, waste of money imo. Never again will I buy any battlefield product. Game crashes once per round.... so every single round the game crashes, fun times.

#17 Edited by with_teeth26 (5986 posts) -

I put this game down a week and a half ago to wait for a patch/get through a busy patch of school work, sounds like its not worth returning to yet since my PC and pre-patch experience is similar to the TC's.

#18 Posted by wis3boi (30881 posts) -

Buttery smooth here, max settings, barely any crashes...maybe one when loading in a span of about 3 hours

#19 Posted by Woe2spread (280 posts) -

it was buttery smooth for me when I played but now I cant even log in. ugh. but ya im totally missing it lol. I never had any problems but now I cant even log in ugh.

#20 Edited by wis3boi (30881 posts) -

it was buttery smooth for me when I played but now I cant even log in. ugh. but ya im totally missing it lol. I never had any problems but now I cant even log in ugh.

DICE had massive DDoS attacks on their offices and servers this weekend

#21 Posted by soolkiki (1710 posts) -

Well, by the time that I get it, it should be good. Hope it's fun once you do get to actually play.

#22 Edited by Postmortem123 (7566 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

Buttery smooth here, max settings, barely any crashes...maybe one when loading in a span of about 3 hours

Lucky, mine runs like crap and I must have had 50 crashes.

Last night I was getting constant rubber banding.

#23 Posted by MBirdy88 (7139 posts) -


Its DICE they have never been good at these things, that being said, they are getting worse. what do you expect when they have to churn out a new game every year now?

This is the last battlefield for me. invest that premium money, and tons of time into it only to get redundant after a year. these games need to evolve into an mmo forumular or persistant character across games or something.

Now i feel like im just paying for another fifa.

#24 Edited by wis3boi (30881 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

Its DICE they have never been good at these things, that being said, they are getting worse. what do you expect when they have to churn out a new game every year now?

This is the last battlefield for me. invest that premium money, and tons of time into it only to get redundant after a year. these games need to evolve into an mmo forumular or persistant character across games or something.

Now i feel like im just paying for another fifa.

After your backfired troll thread on system wars, do you think people here still care what you feel? XD

#25 Posted by biggest_loser (23980 posts) -

Another 3 crashes last night. Could barely connect to a friend's game either. They're running out of time.

#26 Edited by redskins26rocs (2674 posts) -

I am now crashing every game within 3-10 minutes after the latest patch, therefore it is unplayable. I understood it was going to have launch issues but this is just ridiculous

#27 Posted by Zoso813 (310 posts) -

I'm getting rubber banding all the time during bigger maps like the one with the islands. And yes, it does seem to be worse than it was before the patch.

#28 Posted by Geminon (1095 posts) -

@NaveedLife said:

and no KB+M? I will skip on it before I do that.

Don't needem, all you need is buttery smooth gameplay - method of control takes a back seat to performance.

thats a load of bullshit if ive ever seen any....

#29 Edited by marcthpro (7926 posts) -

Console Gaming ? smooth gameplay ? 30FPS ? 30HZ ? i don't even ... Even a Fluctuating 33-50FPS gaming with a poor video card at all high would make so much more sense

anyway Back to topic will ya ? I really can't stand BF4 Current 4-6 Time crash i hardly can make a whole match of 20 minute without crashed 4 time and it doesn't keep my K/D stats in the game i just look on battlelog then im like no way ? im negative..

why do you alway crash on me when i finally securised a strong push with my Squad or Got The Chopter and was on a killstreak of 7+. then it crash and point and reward didn't even count

it like ur at 2 kill 4 death : you go on a streak 11 kill 4 death :server crash : battlelog think you still 2 kill 4 it like wow no point gain : no unlock : all gone

BF3 early was kind of like that but much less worst

#30 Edited by Gooeykat (3345 posts) -

The first week I couldn't even join a game. Finally fixed that and was able to enjoy the actual game for about two weeks. Now this latest patch has caused freezing/crashing, not every match but probably every 1 out of 3 match will freeze and than I have ctrl/alt/delete and end the process via task manager.

#31 Posted by MBirdy88 (7139 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

@MBirdy88 said:

Its DICE they have never been good at these things, that being said, they are getting worse. what do you expect when they have to churn out a new game every year now?

This is the last battlefield for me. invest that premium money, and tons of time into it only to get redundant after a year. these games need to evolve into an mmo forumular or persistant character across games or something.

Now i feel like im just paying for another fifa.

After your backfired troll thread on system wars, do you think people here still care what you feel? XD

you were complete retards in that thread... was wondering what the hell was wrong with you. do you thinki care what you think? you care enough to respond.

Nothing I've said is unreasonable.

#32 Edited by KHAndAnime (13142 posts) -

@marcthpro said:

Console Gaming ? smooth gameplay ? 30FPS ? 30HZ ? i don't even ... Even a Fluctuating 33-50FPS gaming with a poor video card at all high would make so much more sense

anyway Back to topic will ya ? I really can't stand BF4 Current 4-6 Time crash i hardly can make a whole match of 20 minute without crashed 4 time and it doesn't keep my K/D stats in the game i just look on battlelog then im like no way ? im negative..

why do you alway crash on me when i finally securised a strong push with my Squad or Got The Chopter and was on a killstreak of 7+. then it crash and point and reward didn't even count

it like ur at 2 kill 4 death : you go on a streak 11 kill 4 death :server crash : battlelog think you still 2 kill 4 it like wow no point gain : no unlock : all gone

BF3 early was kind of like that but much less worst

Why would 33-50 FPS at high settings make more sense than 60 FPS average at a mix of ultra and high settings (PS4)? Maybe if you're a SW troll or a really dumb hermit. The game handles fine with a controller - it's a much more enjoyable experience to play with no framerate dips irregardless of control method (unless you're a complete baby about your input methods because you have malformed hands or something).

Anyways, DICE screwed the pootch. Looks like almost every platform is experiencing unplayable server issues. Tis a shame.

#33 Posted by KHAndAnime (13142 posts) -

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@NaveedLife said:

and no KB+M? I will skip on it before I do that.

Don't needem, all you need is buttery smooth gameplay - method of control takes a back seat to performance.

thats a load of bullshit if ive ever seen any....

You'd have to be a really stubborn, greasy PC nerd to want to give up a playable game experience before giving up the mouse+KB. But given the forums, I'm not surprised...

#34 Posted by Geminon (1095 posts) -

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@NaveedLife said:

and no KB+M? I will skip on it before I do that.

Don't needem, all you need is buttery smooth gameplay - method of control takes a back seat to performance.

thats a load of bullshit if ive ever seen any....

You'd have to be a really stubborn, greasy PC nerd to want to give up a playable game experience before giving up the mouse+KB. But given the forums, I'm not surprised...

bullshit opinion. mouse and keyboard is by far the best control scheme for shooters, and provides such a vastly improved experience in terms of reaction time and accuracy that yes, any PC gamer would give up constant 60FPS for a mouse/keyboard config.

controllers are garbage for shooters.

#35 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23362 posts) -

ty for beta testing this game 4me

#36 Posted by gcfreak898 (1719 posts) -

Yeah all pc users on BF4 no matter what your spec.s are you are having these common issues. Do you play BF4 on pc you may experience these common side effects which include but are not limited to:

  1. Random crashes
  2. Screen blur like your drunk
  3. Sound glitches
  4. Battlelog not saving progress online when you experience crash
  5. Unfinished product
  6. Feeling ripped-off
  7. Getting banned from their forums for telling them to fix game
  8. Really wanting to go back to COD.

That about sums it up. We all feeling it been a month almost after release still ain't fixed. LOL

#37 Edited by nutcrackr (12266 posts) -

I thought my crashes were bad, but people are getting hundreds...

Go to start menu, type "All Problem Reports" and find Battlefield 4. How many crashes do you see?

I have 11 crashes in 31 hrs of gametime, so my CTH ratio is 0.35. Can you beat me? :P

#38 Edited by KHAndAnime (13142 posts) -

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@NaveedLife said:

and no KB+M? I will skip on it before I do that.

Don't needem, all you need is buttery smooth gameplay - method of control takes a back seat to performance.

thats a load of bullshit if ive ever seen any....

You'd have to be a really stubborn, greasy PC nerd to want to give up a playable game experience before giving up the mouse+KB. But given the forums, I'm not surprised...

bullshit opinion. mouse and keyboard is by far the best control scheme for shooters, and provides such a vastly improved experience in terms of reaction time and accuracy that yes, any PC gamer would give up constant 60FPS for a mouse/keyboard config.

controllers are garbage for shooters.

More accuracy =/= more fun

A controller is perfectly fine for shooters. Not half as accurate as a mouse+KB, but if you're playing against other people who are also using controllers...who gives a shit? Why not open your mind and embrace multiple control schemes and the different challenges they have to offer?

Don't get me wrong, BF4 on PS4 (or any platform) is broken. It's buttery smooth, but crashes and is just as unplayable as any other platform unfortunately.

#39 Edited by Geminon (1095 posts) -

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@NaveedLife said:

and no KB+M? I will skip on it before I do that.

Don't needem, all you need is buttery smooth gameplay - method of control takes a back seat to performance.

thats a load of bullshit if ive ever seen any....

You'd have to be a really stubborn, greasy PC nerd to want to give up a playable game experience before giving up the mouse+KB. But given the forums, I'm not surprised...

bullshit opinion. mouse and keyboard is by far the best control scheme for shooters, and provides such a vastly improved experience in terms of reaction time and accuracy that yes, any PC gamer would give up constant 60FPS for a mouse/keyboard config.

controllers are garbage for shooters.

More accuracy =/= more fun

A controller is perfectly fine for shooters. Not half as accurate as a mouse+KB, but if you're playing against other people who are also using controllers...who gives a shit? Why not open your mind and embrace multiple control schemes and the different challenges they have to offer?

Don't get me wrong, BF4 on PS4 (or any platform) is broken. It's buttery smooth, but crashes and is just as unplayable as any other platform unfortunately.

more accuracy=more kills

more kills=less frustration

less frustration=more fun

therefore

more accuracy=more fun

sorry, but you are wrong. and my PC runs BF4 smooth... and i have the superior controls... soooooo.

#40 Edited by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@NaveedLife said:

and no KB+M? I will skip on it before I do that.

Don't needem, all you need is buttery smooth gameplay - method of control takes a back seat to performance.

thats a load of bullshit if ive ever seen any....

You'd have to be a really stubborn, greasy PC nerd to want to give up a playable game experience before giving up the mouse+KB. But given the forums, I'm not surprised...

bullshit opinion. mouse and keyboard is by far the best control scheme for shooters, and provides such a vastly improved experience in terms of reaction time and accuracy that yes, any PC gamer would give up constant 60FPS for a mouse/keyboard config.

controllers are garbage for shooters.

More accuracy =/= more fun

A controller is perfectly fine for shooters. Not half as accurate as a mouse+KB, but if you're playing against other people who are also using controllers...who gives a shit? Why not open your mind and embrace multiple control schemes and the different challenges they have to offer?

Don't get me wrong, BF4 on PS4 (or any platform) is broken. It's buttery smooth, but crashes and is just as unplayable as any other platform unfortunately.

more accuracy=more kills

more kills=less frustration

less frustration=more fun

therefore

more accuracy=more fun

sorry, but you are wrong. and my PC runs BF4 smooth... and i have the superior controls... soooooo.

He's just mad because his PC can't run BF4.

#41 Edited by KHAndAnime (13142 posts) -

@Nibroc420 said:

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@NaveedLife said:

and no KB+M? I will skip on it before I do that.

Don't needem, all you need is buttery smooth gameplay - method of control takes a back seat to performance.

thats a load of bullshit if ive ever seen any....

You'd have to be a really stubborn, greasy PC nerd to want to give up a playable game experience before giving up the mouse+KB. But given the forums, I'm not surprised...

bullshit opinion. mouse and keyboard is by far the best control scheme for shooters, and provides such a vastly improved experience in terms of reaction time and accuracy that yes, any PC gamer would give up constant 60FPS for a mouse/keyboard config.

controllers are garbage for shooters.

More accuracy =/= more fun

A controller is perfectly fine for shooters. Not half as accurate as a mouse+KB, but if you're playing against other people who are also using controllers...who gives a shit? Why not open your mind and embrace multiple control schemes and the different challenges they have to offer?

Don't get me wrong, BF4 on PS4 (or any platform) is broken. It's buttery smooth, but crashes and is just as unplayable as any other platform unfortunately.

more accuracy=more kills

more kills=less frustration

less frustration=more fun

therefore

more accuracy=more fun

sorry, but you are wrong. and my PC runs BF4 smooth... and i have the superior controls... soooooo.

He's just mad because his PC can't run BF4.

I think so. If you have to get kills to have fun, then we're not even from the same Universe :P Besides, his argument makes no sense - if you want the most kills, you'd still play the console version. Most console players are terribad compared to PC players (no matter the control scheme) - so if you want to do extra good VS other players, it's definitely a better idea to pick up the PS4 version (unless you're JigglyWiggly). Console players simply play the game more casually (and for fun), so getting kills isn't exactly a frustrating experience.

#42 Edited by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

@Nibroc420 said:

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@NaveedLife said:

and no KB+M? I will skip on it before I do that.

Don't needem, all you need is buttery smooth gameplay - method of control takes a back seat to performance.

thats a load of bullshit if ive ever seen any....

You'd have to be a really stubborn, greasy PC nerd to want to give up a playable game experience before giving up the mouse+KB. But given the forums, I'm not surprised...

bullshit opinion. mouse and keyboard is by far the best control scheme for shooters, and provides such a vastly improved experience in terms of reaction time and accuracy that yes, any PC gamer would give up constant 60FPS for a mouse/keyboard config.

controllers are garbage for shooters.

More accuracy =/= more fun

A controller is perfectly fine for shooters. Not half as accurate as a mouse+KB, but if you're playing against other people who are also using controllers...who gives a shit? Why not open your mind and embrace multiple control schemes and the different challenges they have to offer?

Don't get me wrong, BF4 on PS4 (or any platform) is broken. It's buttery smooth, but crashes and is just as unplayable as any other platform unfortunately.

more accuracy=more kills

more kills=less frustration

less frustration=more fun

therefore

more accuracy=more fun

sorry, but you are wrong. and my PC runs BF4 smooth... and i have the superior controls... soooooo.

He's just mad because his PC can't run BF4.

I think so. If you have to get kills to have fun, then we're not even from the same Universe :P Besides, his argument makes no sense - if you want the most kills, you'd still play the console version. Most console players are terribad compared to PC players (no matter the control scheme) - so if you want to do extra good VS other players, it's definitely a better idea to pick up the PS4 version (unless you're JigglyWiggly). Console players simply play the game more casually (and for fun), so getting kills isn't exactly a frustrating experience.

Actually, his argument makes perfect sense.
Playing with a keyboard and mouse means more precision, and less anger directed at a broken control scheme (controller).

It's no fun dying because the sensitivity of the control sticks are too high/low, or because the console decided to lag for a moment. Which is why PC is better.

#43 Edited by superclocked (5815 posts) -

What settings and resolution do you play at, what CPU are you using, and what videocard are you using?

#44 Edited by KHAndAnime (13142 posts) -

@Nibroc420 said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@Nibroc420 said:

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@Geminon said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@NaveedLife said:

and no KB+M? I will skip on it before I do that.

Don't needem, all you need is buttery smooth gameplay - method of control takes a back seat to performance.

thats a load of bullshit if ive ever seen any....

You'd have to be a really stubborn, greasy PC nerd to want to give up a playable game experience before giving up the mouse+KB. But given the forums, I'm not surprised...

bullshit opinion. mouse and keyboard is by far the best control scheme for shooters, and provides such a vastly improved experience in terms of reaction time and accuracy that yes, any PC gamer would give up constant 60FPS for a mouse/keyboard config.

controllers are garbage for shooters.

More accuracy =/= more fun

A controller is perfectly fine for shooters. Not half as accurate as a mouse+KB, but if you're playing against other people who are also using controllers...who gives a shit? Why not open your mind and embrace multiple control schemes and the different challenges they have to offer?

Don't get me wrong, BF4 on PS4 (or any platform) is broken. It's buttery smooth, but crashes and is just as unplayable as any other platform unfortunately.

more accuracy=more kills

more kills=less frustration

less frustration=more fun

therefore

more accuracy=more fun

sorry, but you are wrong. and my PC runs BF4 smooth... and i have the superior controls... soooooo.

He's just mad because his PC can't run BF4.

I think so. If you have to get kills to have fun, then we're not even from the same Universe :P Besides, his argument makes no sense - if you want the most kills, you'd still play the console version. Most console players are terribad compared to PC players (no matter the control scheme) - so if you want to do extra good VS other players, it's definitely a better idea to pick up the PS4 version (unless you're JigglyWiggly). Console players simply play the game more casually (and for fun), so getting kills isn't exactly a frustrating experience.

Actually, his argument makes perfect sense.

Playing with a keyboard and mouse means more precision, and less anger directed at a broken control scheme (controller).

It's no fun dying because the sensitivity of the control sticks are too high/low, or because the console decided to lag for a moment. Which is why PC is better.

Lol, PC's don't ever lag? Good one.

Adjust the sensitivty of your sticks and get more skill. The skill is associated with being able to aim properly. If you get angry at a controller because you lack skill, sounds like a problem on your end...

Anyone not good using a mouse+KB could make the same argument (frustrating because raised skill ceiling and no auto-aim) - no control scheme is inherently more frustrating than another. Skill ceiling of mouse is too high for many players (they view it as frustrating just as you view controllers frustrating).

#45 Edited by superclocked (5815 posts) -

Keyboard and mice are far quicker and more accurate than dual analogs. It's why we don't use joysticks to control desktop PC's..

I do keep a 360 controller at my PC for some games, though. I prefer a controller for racing games, platformers, some RPG's, etc...

#46 Posted by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

@KHAndAnime: Anyone who's used a pc, at all, has used a KB+M. They're more precise and allow for quick and accurate shots in fps games.

There's nothing to argue, it's the reason devs dont do cross-platform multiplayer, pc controls are simply better overall.

#47 Edited by KHAndAnime (13142 posts) -

@Nibroc420 said:

@KHAndAnime: Anyone who's used a pc, at all, has used a KB+M. They're more precise and allow for quick and accurate shots in fps games.

There's nothing to argue, it's the reason devs dont do cross-platform multiplayer, pc controls are simply better overall.

Why are we beating around the same bush again? Better is subjective. To me, what's better is what's more fun to use. Precision isn't the sole factor of fun, nor is it the determinant factor. You might fight it more fun to use a KB+Mouse, I might find it more fun to use a controller. Accuracy = irrelevant. Sorry.

It's funny because I actually think KB+Mouse is more preferable, I just don't have my head stuck far up my ass like many of you do. It's simply a matter of what you find more comfortable for use and what type of challenges associated with the aiming style you prefer. Using a controller provides a different type of challenge than aiming with a mouse+KB, just depends what type of challenge you find more preferable.

#48 Posted by KHAndAnime (13142 posts) -

On topic posting: Has DICE been rolling out patches for the PC version? PS4 version received a couple of patches (which did nothing), and said the significant patches are coming early next week...

#49 Posted by superclocked (5815 posts) -

On topic posting: Has DICE been rolling out patches for the PC version? PS4 version received a couple of patches (which did nothing), and said the significant patches are coming early next week...

I'm waiting to play, so I'm really not sure. I do know that the AMD Mantle patch is dropping in December, though...

#50 Edited by rogelio22 (2342 posts) -

@KHAndAnime: I have the ps4 ver. And its anything but smooth.... games crashes to xmb even on sp, got corrupt data after 3hrs of campain so I quit that, and still cant get into any conquest matches. Also looks like medium settings at 900p