Battlefield 4 multiplatform patch rolling out this month

DICE says it is currently finalizing latest game update with the hope of releasing it this month.

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Some of the headaches you may be experiencing in Battlefield 4 could come to an end as soon as later this month. DICE said today on its support site that it will release a new multiplatform update for the military shooter sometime in the next few weeks.

The Swedish developer is currently finalizing this patch, but it's not clear what specific problems with Battlefield 4 it addresses. DICE is currently investigating a range of problems that continue to beset Battlefield 4.

As detailed through the Battlefield 4 Top Issues Tracker, one problem currently affecting all platforms relates to a "desynchronized" game world where objects have different states for different players. Other problems affecting all platforms include rubber-banding, frame rate drops, and some instances of players not taking damage even when they're shot.

Battlefield 4 launched last fall and, despite numerous patches and updates, has suffered through numerous issues since release, though the most pronounced problems appear to be affecting the PlayStation 4 version. Publisher Electronic Arts has found itself in the crosshairs of a class-action lawsuit as a result of these issues.

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I only spent 750 on my PC and my specs slaughter the PS4 and Xboner combined. I can run just about anything.

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When you release a game Test the damn thing a thousand times before releasing it jeez..

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To everyone saying "I don't have any problems anymore since... I've updated my rig or last patch" You clearly have no idea what you're talking about, please just play the game then and stop with these stupid invaluable comments. Go watch the videos on how bad and broken the hit box registration is, random bullet deviation, revive spread bug, 10hz update rate to servers when old games like CS have 100hz update rate. The list is endless and it's no wonder the basic game mechanics feels as horrible as it does. If you can't tell the difference then you're not a PC gamer, you're just another console FPS gamer that can't tell the difference between lag free, instant input response an FPS game plays like on a PC to every other FPS game on a console cuz you're just used to it that way.


That said, this patch will fix nothing. These broken features are apart of what makes Frosbite 3 what it is. Sure it looks stunning and has a ton of features but at the cost of the most basic FPS game mechanics. Clearly they thought no one would notice because they figured they're majority market would be playing on a wireless console lag box and it would just feel like the norm experience. Wrong.


And before you claim "you just sucks at the game bro" Nope... I don't, I have about 100hrs played, over a 2.0 KDR with a SPM of just over 450. I'm a well above average player so when gamer's like myself say there's something wrong with the game, believe it, there's something wrong with the game.


Anyway, that is all I have to say, am I mad bro? Yeah bro I am, I paid $59.99 for a game plus $27.99 for Premium and I now wish I just had that money in the bank and I could buy the game again when it's finished. They shouldn't release a game of this stature when it feels like we all just bought into early access.


DICE, you sold your soul to the worst company in the world. Winner of that honorable title two times for a reason.

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" If you can't tell the difference then you're not a PC gamer, you're just another console FPS gamer that can't tell the difference between lag free, instant input response an FPS game plays like on a PC to every other FPS game on a console cuz you're just used to it that way."

You're a fucking moron.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Riiiiiight. Enjoy your Xbox 360.

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It's a shame because the game is fun to play when you can play it. Unfortunately the game was brought out way too prematurely, or maybe should not have been put on shelves at all.

The Freezing issues are unbearable (360), the Map "Dawnbreaker" should be taken out of the lineup if it can't be fixed, and if people don't think "campaigns matter", they should go over to the Forums and see the hundreds if not thousands of Threads of people who are losing their Campaign Saves in total.It's just a broken game.

However, we have to be careful what we wish for. DICE has been reported to possibly be booted from future Battlefield Projects in favor of Criterion Games, which may END the BF series, leaving us Console Gamers with COD as our only outlet for a War Game, and i don't think we want that.

We just have to hope the Game can be fixed in total (unlikely), and in addition hope BF moves to other genres then the "modern war" genre that has become played out and stale as it is (MW is becoming the new WW2). Possibly a trip back to the Cold War and the Bad Company model with the older Frostbite Engine may be a wise course.

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Well the game actually lets me access servers now and get some play time in. Its fun but I don't know if their is an issue with aiming or something but it seems a lot more spastic then in BF3. (Lining up shots require me to barely tap the R-stick to move the crosshair inch by inch while moving the stick a bit harder causes my guy to turn the gun 180 degrees.) I've lowered the sensitivity to 1% and still does this.

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i'm practically bug-free now that i upgraded my pc, weird. Dice should beef up the F-35, it's practically a s(h)itting duck.


Im not very happy with what they been doing.

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Please just fix the fps drops on Guilin peaks

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this still in alpha stage

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After having my premium membership refunded by Microsoft I no longer care for the dribble EA push out in patches.

What was the point of the beta last year - oh just to boost sales & not learn by mistakes not testing the product thoroughly. But hey EA have your money now & we'll give you a working product when we hire a sufficient developer which may be next week or could be 8 patches down the line.

Yeah I still have the BF4 disc but that's getting traded in for Titanfall in March - Oh wait that's another EA game, prepare for more server interruptions.....

And to think when all this next gen stuff came to news last year there was big support for game devs to put up game prices to supposedly deliver a better product & they didn't deliver. So now we pay even more than last gen for the same old dribble that's untested, still full of glitches & bugs but hey 'its next gen'....

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How do you "pay even more"? Prices are the same, quit spreading bs

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This fiasco made me look forward to Planetside2. Mind you, I'm an old time BF Player and loathe free-to-play.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Planetside 2 is pretty awesome, and they did a overhaul on it, and it only got better, Go try it out bro.

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more BF4 patches, they should learn a few things from Cod games solid since day 1

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<< LINK REMOVED >>shore but they look like shit

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Sweet hopefully mantle will be out soon too.

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Don't worry guys, they will fix all your issues



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Battlefield 4 was one of the biggest scams in gaming in years. EA knowingly sold gamers a half-finished product knowing that amidst the next-gen hype and a barren launch lineup their game would sell millions regardless.

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<< LINK REMOVED >>many companies have been doing this practice for years, people who bought these games, have now led us to a point where this is acceptable

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Please get it working right on xb1, I really want to enjoy the game, but for me, it has been pretty un playable...
Here s hoping it gets fixed right this time.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> are u kidding me?? i'm playing it on xbox one and it runs pretty well!!

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You must mean when the game finds servers. I have hardly played the XB1 version because I can't even get into a hardcore server as there seems to be none most of the time. Why EA's cheap asses continue to control and service the server needs of their games is beyond me. I wish they'd just allow Microsoft to service them. Anyhow I play more BF4 on PS4 than XB1 because, besides the occasional map rotation hang, it works.

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@Burniz @knightman mine runs differently every day. Sometimes it will refuse to let me in a match, sometimes it will rubber-band, shots cause no damage, etc. Its working a lot better now compared to launch for sure, but still not 100%. There have been nights however that It works great and I have a blast. Looking forward to it being reliable.


Makes me wish Titanfall was a launch title....

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Since you clearly can't read, let me tell you what the article actually says. 48 COMBATANTS. That's COMBATANTS not PLAYERS. If you actually read the article, which M$ fanboys seems to be struggling with, you'll see it says 6 vs. 6 REAL PLAYERS and the rest are otherwise known as BOTS. Again, 6 vs. 6 REAL PLAYERS and the rest are BOTS. Learn to read.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Dude.. Titanfall has 48 player online multiplayer matches. Before you write BS, go to gamespot news and you will see the official story...

I hate all of you Sony trolls, but i can sympathize.. you don't have anything to play so the only thing left gaming wise is sites like gamespot were you can easily express your psychological traumas and distress.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Titanfall will be supported by Respawn using Miscosoft's Xbox cloud servers, so should be better than the BF4 mess.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Titanfall is another EA game. I'm afraid this will have a really bad launch like Battlefield 4.

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<< LINK REMOVED >>too bad titanfall is only 6vs6 online. Thats horrible but maybe not we'll see I guess.


<< LINK REMOVED >>It's true! every time i login to play on X1 its different. some occasions i cant even get the game to load at all. Last night It ran flawlessly though. So wierd.

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So premium members get screwed again on DLC for another month because these clowns couldnt fix their game but went on vacation instead

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Is the greatest benefit of having Premium getting the DLC levels two weeks in advance?

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the best benefit is really the savings on all the DLC as a whole.

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"could come to an end as soon as later this month."

Keywords- COULD and LATER.

I COULD meet a supermodel LATER this month and bang her brains out in a Mcdonalds bathroom also. Both scenarios are highly unlikely. But I have a better chance with the supermodel.
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games these days... DLC . SeasonPass , Major-Glitch all included in one expensive package.. and yet more DLC.

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To little to late I hope EA fucking chokes on all that money they made from us the gamers for testing their "beta" in fact I would go as far to say the game is that bad you would think it's in alpha stage, yes it's that freaking bad, EA and Dice should be ashamed of them selfs with this mainly being EA though since their the ones that probably forced the game out not Dice all I can say right now though i'm really pissed off no amount of patches is going to ever fix this and even if it dose peoples trust in their franchise has been broken maybe for good I for one will never buy a Battlefield game again, and EA lol? well any game with the EA "logo" on the case is a miss i'm sick of this shit from big companies gamers need to stand up to these greedy companies using their wallets as weapons only then will this greed be challenged i'm sick and tired of half made games being pushed out the door at full retail price this shit needs to stop.

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@jayjay444 I am punching myself Y the hell i bought this $hit. I broke two of my keyboards due to this $hit.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Halo and Titanfall if you have a Xbox if not then there's killzone and a few others on PS4 but FPS games on the PS are not that good but at least there's something.

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Man, im just glad I didn't buy this. Almost grabbed it on PS4 luckily I held off. They're still patching for the issues that plagued the game at release? Ouch!

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i would play BF4 on my PS4 for hours and get no problems.. PC just sucks thats why yup i said it. come eat my soul PC elites

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Too late, you have lawsuits and pissed off gamers now EA/DICE. I am a long time fan of BF but BF4 is my last day one purchase from you guys. The quality of EA games is taking a nosedive...

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