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Battlefield 4 Patched

DICE has patched the Windows edition of Battlefield 4, their military shooter sequel. The update addresses a number of bugs and issues, though it may have introduced a couple of new ones, as word is SLI rigs may now exhibit graphical flickering and the revive bar sometimes gets stuck, two problems they say they are looking into. In addition to bugfixes, they also promise improvements to what they themselves refer to as the game's "so-called 'Netcode'." Here's the list of fixes:

  • Fix for a crash that would cause the game to stall, resulting in a sound loop. This should eliminate most of the problems relating to this.
  • Fix for the SUAV (introduced in the China Rising expansion pack) not exploding when hitting enemy soldiers. While these indeed should be deadly, they were never designed for “roadkilling” opponents.
  • Fixed one of the issues related to the so-called “Netcode” (see below for details).
  • Fix for an issue where 4x the damage from a vehicle's minigun would be applied to the chest when a player had the Defense specialization equipped.
  • Fix for player tags not always showing when needed to, resulting in players shooting team members.
  • Fix for graphical flickering appearing on terrain.
  • Fixed the instance where players suddenly would transition into Spectator Mode while playing the Defuse game mode.
  • Fix for a Defuse bug where none of the teams would win a round by letting the timer run out. -Fix for players getting stuck in the revive screen after being killed.
  • Fix for players getting stuck in the kill camera after being revived.
  • Fix for the game mode specific ribbons being counted twice in the multiplayer progression.
  • Made NVidia 331.82 or later driver versions mandatory for all players.
  • Disabled DirectX 11.1 on NVidia cards that have outdated drivers.
  • Fixed driver version not being properly detected on NVidia Optimus systems.
  • Fixed a minor crash that could occur when bringing up the scoreboard.

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36. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 18, 2013, 13:28 Agent.X7
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 18:28:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 17:22:
China Rising update broke my game......awesome.

People seem to have better than average knowledge of computers/software on bluesnews, so don't be insulted, but have you tried the Repair Install function through Origin?

Of course if you have SLI, ignore the above, there is a texture issue still with SLI.


It broke mine too. I had to uninstall and reinstall (after re-downloading overnight) to get it to work again. Yes, I tried the repair function a bunch of times. Also, EAs customer service people are morons. They are literally following a script that they don't even understand. They asked me to check that my computer was ON. Yes, asshole, I'm trying to get the game to launch, it won't, but the computer is completely off. I am just describing the screen to you from my imagination.

All this to get it working just in time for them to fuck it up royally with this patch. Call of DOOOOTY!
 
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35. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 20:25 H@P
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 13:55:
I'd like it if they fixed the odd lag I get just as someone is about to kill me.

None of my friends seem to experience this. Drives me insane. And we all have very similar setups, sitting 30 feet away from each other (we're all at work, playing at lunch). Maybe I'm just more tuned to it, as I'm the more "twitchy" of the bunch.

Latest patch feels like a giant step backwards. It seriously seems like it's dropping keystrokes. It was dropping whole chunks of frustrated comments I typed, and my friend was complaining about trouble adjusting the yaw on the helicopter, like it never even saw the key presses.

And this was on *our* server, with ping ~15 ms. I'll have to try tonight at home where I get ~4 ms ping to our server.

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34. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 18:28 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 17:22:
China Rising update broke my game......awesome.

People seem to have better than average knowledge of computers/software on bluesnews, so don't be insulted, but have you tried the Repair Install function through Origin?

Of course if you have SLI, ignore the above, there is a texture issue still with SLI.

 
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33. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 17:22 xXBatmanXx
 
China Rising update broke my game......awesome.  
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32. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 14:04 harlock
 
ochentay4 wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 07:50:
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 05:42:
And I'm sick and tired of whiny black guys in games. First Lamar in GTA5, now Irish in BF4. Would have killed them both given the option.
Racist comment of the year.

most biggest overreaction of all time in history of universe
 
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31. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 13:55 Agent.X7
 
I'd like it if they fixed the odd lag I get just as someone is about to kill me. Great predictive code you have there. Instead of leveling the playing field, it ensures I will die every time someone with a shitty ping shoots at me, because I can't move until they kill me.  
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30. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 10:48 Verno
 
Having a played a bit after the last patch, it feels like the only "fix" to weird kills is the dramatic dying animation shaking your camera and distracting you from the bullshit that is going on. Though to be fair I have had less simultaneous deaths but it seems the instant lethality is dialed up even more as a result.  
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29. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 08:35 siapnar
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 04:06:
Where is the patch that removes Origin?
Here's how my regimen works:

Start Origin, click BF4 (which opens Chrome with Battlelog).
Join a server.
Once the game is up and running, exit Origin (minimize to taskbar) and close Chrome completely so the process is not running.
Once that's done, the only thing really using resources is BF4.

Redmask wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 07:24:
These dipshits need to be bathed in fire for adding the UCAV to the game, even with the nerf the thing is still ridiculous with the airburst and has no effective counter.
Agree that this is a problem.

There was a guy just sitting back in spawn using the UCAV for 3 maps in a row with one or less deaths and over 20 kills each round.
I had to quit, it was ruining the game - similar to how the Recon class generally ruins the fun
 
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28. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 08:32 InBlack
 
Esoteric wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 08:23:
Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 20:19:
I don't know why DICE even bothers to patch any of their games. They know you suckers are just going to keep giving them money no matter what. Lol!

You're a fucking retard, and the world would be better off without out. You're nothing but negative about everything. I don't even own or like BF4, but I wish I could erase your thoughts and existence from the universe. It'd be a better place.

EDIT: Forgot my Lol!

Holy crap if you want to erase Cutter for hating on DICE fans you must be a serious bad ass dude with a mean streak. What the hell would you do to me? I hate McDonalds with a passion that Cutter can hardly muster....
 
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27. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 08:23 Esoteric
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 20:19:
I don't know why DICE even bothers to patch any of their games. They know you suckers are just going to keep giving them money no matter what. Lol!

You're a fucking retard, and the world would be better off without out. You're nothing but negative about everything. I don't even own or like BF4, but I wish I could erase your thoughts and existence from the universe. It'd be a better place.

EDIT: Forgot my Lol!
 
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26. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 07:50 ochentay4
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 05:42:
And I'm sick and tired of whiny black guys in games. First Lamar in GTA5, now Irish in BF4. Would have killed them both given the option.
Racist comment of the year.
 
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25. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 07:24 Redmask
 
These dipshits need to be bathed in fire for adding the UCAV to the game, even with the nerf the thing is still ridiculous with the airburst and has no effective counter.  
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24. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 05:42 The Half Elf
 
DangerDog wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 00:17:
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 22:11:
Just picked up BF4, and dear lord I wish I hadn't bought it from GMG as I would be getting a refund. Feels like a COD version of Battlefield 3.

In what way? There's no kill streak perks, movement feels completely different.

If you joined 64 player server and got bombarded with grenade spam then remember almost all the maps are designed for 24 players since that's the max number of players on last gen consoles.


I typically stick to 16-24 player servers, as I just can't the cluster fuck of 64 player maps. Hit detection, network code is BAD, the 'scale' of the maps is just off... I'm not sure if this is to emphasis soldier scale when they get into Close Quarter Combat or what.

I love BF3, but BF4 feels like watching BF3 through a smugded window pane.

And I'm sick and tired of whiny black guys in games. First Lamar in GTA5, now Irish in BF4. Would have killed them both given the option.
 
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23. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 04:06 InBlack
 
Where is the patch that removes Origin?  
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22. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 03:41 KilgoreTrout
 
For me, the game works ok technically (no sound problems, only an occasional crash or disconnect). The friendly player tag bug is by far the most annoying, since a second of waiting with an enemy in your crosshair is more than enough to get you killed. This still hasn't been totally fixed.

But the game is excellent. So many things to do, weapons to unlock and different play styles to try.
 
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21. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 03:18 Jackplug
 
I have friends who cant even play it, its a piece of shit. Crashes all over the place, EA released it cos cod was gonna come out 1st. They didnt care about the gamer, just wanted your money. Well I know this much and that is every person who has bought BF4 and is having problems(with the exception of all the BF lovers) will never buy a battlefield game again or anything of Dice.  
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20. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 00:34 Hellbinder
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 22:11:
Just picked up BF4, and dear lord I wish I hadn't bought it from GMG as I would be getting a refund. Feels like a COD version of Battlefield 3.

like hell it feels more like a cross between BF2 and bad company 2. Which I like very much, Never liked BF3
 
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19. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 00:32 Hellbinder
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 20:19:
I don't know why DICE even bothers to patch any of their games. They know you suckers are just going to keep giving them money no matter what. Lol!

Well that could be because the game is fucking awesome even with the bugs. I love this shit. Its digital crack.
 
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18. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 17, 2013, 00:17 DangerDog
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 22:11:
Just picked up BF4, and dear lord I wish I hadn't bought it from GMG as I would be getting a refund. Feels like a COD version of Battlefield 3.

In what way? There's no kill streak perks, movement feels completely different.

If you joined 64 player server and got bombarded with grenade spam then remember almost all the maps are designed for 24 players since that's the max number of players on last gen consoles.

 
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17. Re: Battlefield 4 Patched Dec 16, 2013, 23:41 xXBatmanXx
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 22:11:
Just picked up BF4, and dear lord I wish I hadn't bought it from GMG as I would be getting a refund. Feels like a COD version of Battlefield 3.

Join a large Conquest map, fly and drive stuff - makes it way different.
 
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