“Battlefield 4” developer EA DICE has launched new updates for the Microsoft Xbox One version of the game, according to a forum on Battlelog. The patch will improve general stability, as well as focus on a number of player errors and glitches that users have tolerated since the game’s launch last year. The latest “Battlefield 4” patch remedied a number of bugs, including:
-Fixed various random deadlocks (the “sound loop crash”)
-Fixed flickering in map and minimap on Rogue Transmission and Operation Locker
-Fixed issue with player spawning under the map in Lancang Dam
-Fixed broken collision on containers with open doors. The bug previously made grenades bounce back even though the doors were open
-Fixed an occasional bug where players could experience intermittent engine sound dropouts when driving wheeled IFVs
-Fixed camera glitch when switching weapons while moving in crouch
-China Rising: Fixed animation glitch for motorbike passengers ocuring when aiming
-Increased damage by 25 percent 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 percent health even though the soldier was hurt)
-Fixed a bug where players’ rank icons in the scoreboard would not be updated
-Fixed issue with soldier health showing 1 HP in killcard instead of 0 HP
-Fixed a player feedback timing issue where blood was appearing before other damage indicators, and before damage was actually done
-Reduced the risk of single player campaign save file becoming corrupt
Since “Battlefield 4” launched on Oct. 29, the game has experienced major technical issues and crashes across all platforms. When players voiced their complaints, EA and DICE responded swiftly, creating patches for the game. A patch for PS4 errors was launched on Jan. 14.
The title is now available for the next-gen Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in addition to the PS3, the Xbox 360 and the PC version of the game.
DICE has promised that development on future games would be placed on hold until “BF4” was working correctly.
"We know we still have a ways to go with fixing the game -- it is absolutely our number one priority. The team at DICE is working non-stop to update the game,” an EA representative told gaming website IGN in December.
"We know many of our players are frustrated, and we feel your pain. We will not stop until this is right."
A class action lawsuit was filed against Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) in December accusing the company of failing to disclose the number of problems with the game. The complaint further alleges that the glitches caused several delays in various projects, resulting in EA being unable “to achieve the financial results it had told the market it was on track to achieve.”
The lawsuit was filed by securities law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP in the U.S. District Court of Northern California. The complaint argues that the Redwood City, Calif., company gave “false and misleading statements to stockholders.”
In its response, EA called the suit “meritless” and said it would “aggressively defend” itself against the complaint.
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