PC Version of Battlefield 4 gets a New Patch

EA-Dice has put out a new patch for the PC version of Battlefield 4. The patch includes fixes and improvements based on player feedback, but also notes a couple of issues that players may experience while playing the game.

The patch fixes problems with the goal of increasing the game's general stability and also eliminates some pesky bugs. Additionally it includes an improvement to the "Netcode."

Let's start with the patch update notes;

  • 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.
  • 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  • Disabled DirectX 11.1 on NVidia cards that have outdated drivers.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.

The "Netcode" improvement addresses the problem of "Kill Trading", which refers to when two players shoot each other both die at the same time. They have decreased the timeframe when a player with high latency could get a kill even though they should already be dead.

The issues they are still working on are that players who are using Nvidia cards in SLI mode may experience flickering in the graphics, and also an issue where the revive bar gets stuck on the screen in some instances.

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Topics Gaming, Patch, Battlefield 4, EA-DICE, Windows PC
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