Battlefield 4 PC update arrives, addresses stability and balancing issues [UPDATED]

DICE releases yet another patch for online shooter.

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UPDATE 1/14/2014: From an update on the Battlelog forums, the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 also received updates today. In addition to fixing general stability in both versions, the patches will have the following effects:

PS4 fixes:

  • Fixed flickering in map and minimap on Rogue Transmission and Operation Locker
  • Fixed issue with player spawning under the map in Lancang Dam
  • Increased damage by 25% for the Stealth Jet 20mm cannons
  • Normalized repair rates across all vehicles. Vehicles with lower health points, like aircraft and transport vehicles, now repair more slowly than before
  • Fixed a bug where the M1 Abrams Coaxial HMG ammo box was occasionally blocking the driver’s camera
  • Fix for friendly marker not always showing when needed to, resulting in players shooting team members
  • Fixed problem with killer health in kill card not being correctly updated (showing 100% health even though the soldier was hurt)
  • EU Players: Fixed bug where game wouldn’t start when when the console was running in any of these languages: Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Czech, Brazilian Portuguese
  • Fix for bug where it looked like soldier was dying with 1 health instead of 0
  • Fixed a player feedback timing issue where blood was appearing before other damage indicators, and before damage was actually done

PS3 fixes:

  • Fixed a player feedback timing issue where blood was appearing before other damage indicators, and before damage was actually done
  • Fix for bug where it looked like soldier was dying with 1 health instead of 0
  • Fixed a bug where players’ rank icons on the scoreboard would not be updated
  • Normalized repair rates across all vehicles. Vehicles with lower health points, like aircraft and transport vehicles, now repair more slowly than before
  • Fixed problem with killer health in kill card not being correctly updated (showing 100% health even though he was just hurt)
  • Fix for friendly marker not always showing when needed to, resulting in players shooting team members
  • Fixed a bug where the M1 Abrams Coaxial HMG ammo box was occasionally blocking the driver’s camera
  • Increased damage by 25% for the Stealth Jet 20mm cannons
  • Stealth Jets now have more similar handling attributes to eachother. F35 & J-20 are slightly more agile, Su-50 is less agile
  • Attack Jets now have more similar handling attributes to each other, and all 3 are now slightly less agile than earlier
  • Fixed camera glitch when switching weapons while moving in crouch
  • Fixed an occasional bug where players could experience intermittent engine sound dropouts when driving wheeled IFVs
  • China Rising: Fixed animation glitch for motorbike passengers ocuring when aiming
  • Fix for first and third person soldier animations being out of sync while doing transition changes. This could potentially make the player get hit while in cover behind a wall or other obstacle

No Xbox patches have been announced for this month.

The original story appears below:

Battlefield 4 developer DICE today launched a new update for the PC version of the game that addresses stability and balance issues, graphical glitches, and repair speeds, the studio announced today on Battleog.

In addition to general stability improvements, the Battlefield 4 patch fixes a bug where players' rank icons would not be updated and increases damage by 25 percent of Stealth Jet 20mm cannons. Check out the full patch notes below.

Today's patch for Battlefield 4 does not mark the end of problems for the PC version of the game or other iterations. The Top Issues Tracker still shows that players continue to face a number of problems, including sudden frame rate drops and disappearing hit markers, among other issues.

January 13, 2013 Battlefield 4 patch notes:

  • Fixed a bug where players’ rank icons on the scoreboard would not be updated
  • Fix for Asian users unable to start Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 on Windows 8.1
  • Normalized repair rates across all vehicles. Vehicles with lower health points, like aircraft and transport vehicles, now repair more slowly than before
  • Fixed problem with killer health in kill card not being correctly updated (showing 100% health even though the soldier was hurt)
  • Fix for friendly marker not always showing when needed to, resulting in players shooting team members
  • Fixed a bug where a M1 Abrams Coaxial HMG ammo box was occasionally blocking the driver’s camera
  • Increased damage by 25% for the Stealth Jet 20mm cannons.
  • Stealth Jets now have more similar handling attributes to each other. F35 & J-20 are slightly more agile, Su-50 is less agile.
  • Attack Jets now have more similar handling attributes to each other, and all 3 are now slightly less agile than earlier
  • Fixed camera glitch when switching weapons while moving in crouch
  • Fixed an occasional bug where players could experience intermittent engine sound dropouts when driving wheeled IFVs
  • Fix for player spawning under the map when deploying on Lancang Dam
  • Fixed flickering in map and minimap on Rogue Transmission and Operation Locker
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