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Battlefield 4 to Bomb Bugs

By JcDent04-11-2013

For some reason, developers these days want to point out that yes, their game will be supported after release. That bugs will be fixed. Like this was something new and grounbreaking, and not something they had already been doing for a decade. But enough vitriol: Battlefield 4 – your best choice in combined arms gameplay that doesn't require actual military training – devs DICE admit to having found some bugs and are working, presumably hard, to fix them. Here's what they have to say about it:

UPDATE #2 (Nov 3):

Fixing the server queues on PC

We're rolling out a server update on PC with a fix for the join queue. As this new server version starts to populate servers, you will notice that server queues on PC will be available again in Battlefield 4. Note that it might take some time before the majority of PC servers are equipped with this fix (up to 24h). (I'm not sure why people que for servers. I mean, I played BF3 in Asia, which had little in the way of servers, and I always went looking for one that had space for me. My only recourse is to deem you all freaks. - JcDent)

UPDATE (Nov 3):

Server crashes

We have identified an issue where the game server will crash and disconnect players, causing them to lose any stats gathered during that specific round. We have a fix in progress to address this issue in a server update and will let you know once it's ready to roll out.

Since the launch of Battlefield 4, some fans playing online have been experiencing various issues with the game. Thanks to your feedback, many of these problems have been resolved, but there are still a number of bugs that we are actively working on. Below you will find a list of some of the resolved issues, as well as some of the issues we are prioritizing at the moment and what we're doing to address them.

Game crashes and freezes


Players on all formats have been experiencing game crashes and freezes while playing. We have logs of the most frequently occurring client crashes, and we are actively working to Obliterate the cause of these crashes in upcoming updates.

Note that crashes come in different types, and therefore this is technically not one single issue. There are two kinds of crashes and two types of updates that can address them: server-side updates that we can release on the fly (four of these have already been released since launch), and game client updates that require more in-depth testing and certification before they can go live.

We have found and eliminated some of the server-side crashes on PC in the latest server update (version R4) that went live November 1. There is also a planned client update on PC in the near future where we are aiming to eliminate as many of the client-related crashes as possible.

Progress in Multiplayer Lost


Players have reported losing their progress in multiplayer. This is probably related to crashes stopping the game reports from being sent to Battlelog. We are still investigating this issue in more detail. Note that your progress sometimes can seem to be reset during server maintenance windows. In these cases, your stats will be just fine and reappear later.

Single Player Save File Corrupted


We are still investigating the issue of single player save files being corrupted for some players. If you have experienced this problem, please describe below the steps leading up to the save file being corrupted, your platform (PC, PS3 or X360), and when the issue occurred. If you're on PC, please also list your OS and system specs.

Miscellaneous Audio Bugs


We are aware of the issues with missing/corrupted audio in multiplayer and have created a fix for them. This fix is planned for release in the next PC client patch (see "Upcoming Updates" below.)

Magazine Reload Bug on Normal


On all platforms, some players were experiencing a bug when playing on Normal servers. The bug caused the reload setting to incorrectly mimic the behavior from Hardcore servers. This was fixed in our fourth and latest server update.

Battlefield 4 Premium "Reset Stats" Feature Not Working


Battlefield 4 Premium members have the option of resetting their multiplayer stats. This feature has not been working as intended. We have now identified the cause and solution, and Battlelog will perform a zero downtime fix for this that should roll out very soon. (I wonder if people who do this are the ones who want a perfect K/D ratio or those who build additional challange for themselves to achieve a perfect score. - JcDent)

Server Queues not Functioning


Players haven't been able to join queues for servers, and we are actively working on the issue. We believe we have a solution to this, pending a future patch. We disabled server queues as we found a bug in the queue system, and we are working to isolate the real issue and find a solution for it.

Promotional Battlepack Items Not Appearing In-game and/or on Battlelog


We are aware of this issue, and are working on a solution for it. Note that in some cases the Battlepack items will actually show up after a delay. If you're still not seeing your items after 12 hours or so, please reach out to EA Help at https://help.ea.com/en/battlefield/battlefield-4 [help.ea.com].

(Note that I edited out console only bugs, because console players are unworthy of our attentions)

And that's the gist of it. Games always had bugs and will continue to have bugs. Call of Duty: Ghosts will have bugs, a lot of other AAA titles will have bugs. The challenge is to see which devs actually listen to the people and fix things...

...and which are Kerberos, saying that the players are making unreasonable demands and the game is (not) working as intended.

See you next time!

Comments (9)
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Posts: 3290

Posted 12-10-2013, 19:43

Still a generic codhybrid game.

NAG3LT only camps with snipers too xd

Posts: 341

Bob is so stupid its insane.

Stunt, where did I say its bad?
Putting words in other peoples mouths, youre pretty good at it.

Posts: 3290

Didn't stop him getting his parents to buy it for him either

Posts: 1548

Yes XiDiO, the game is broken (and it pisses me off) but it doesn't mean the game is bad.

Posts: 341


Posts: 3290

I mean, it's great that they're addressing everything and all. But the fact they felt the need to make a big deal out of it is a slap in the face!

Posts: 1548

It's not sad. It's outrageous. BF4 price is practically 3 time what it was for Bad Company 2 (2 times if you count in Vietnam).

What is sad, is that I bought both, BF4 and Premium :(

Posts: 267

It's extremely sad, considering that they try to ask for more money from both players and server admins.

Posts: 3290

It's quite sad that this actually counts as news