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DICE is working to fix the BF4 “One Hit Kill” glitch

New video shows the one hit kill glitch in the game. DICE confirms that they are looking into it.

Battlefield 4 has plenty of problems these days, but luckily, developer DICE is working to fix things. And they just got another item to add to the list: the “one hit kill” glitch, where players would sometimes get a one hit kill, and sometimes they won’t.

As the video above explains, a headshot gives a damage multiplier of two, which means if a weapon deals 25 in damage, a headshot would deal 50 damage (2x). But sometimes a headshot deals double damage, resulting in a one hit kill.

DICE has acknowledged the problem in BF4 and have said they are looking into it. At first glance though, judging by the video above, it seems that one hit kills result from a shot to the face, not to the head that’s protected by the helmet.

Either way, we’ve experienced this plenty of times in games, and it is frustrating indeed. DICE is looking into the issues, and they’ve revealed that they are also looking into the various sound issues that are found on certain BF4 maps like Goldmud Railway and Lancang Dam.

No release date has been given for the patch, but it’ll likely be deployed before the China Rising expansion pack is released early next month.

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  1. felipe
    November 22nd, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    yeah… how they worked on the netcode…ehem….ehem!

  2. Jebus
    November 23rd, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Are people seriously complaining because it takes one bullet to the head to kill someone. Tell you what, go outside and shoot someone in the head. I’m 120% positive that it takes one shot, oops i almost forgot, make sure your within 8 meters of them, idiots.

    • SkrubzMcGoo
      November 23rd, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      Tell you what, go outside and shoot someone in the chest. I’m 120% positive that it takes one shot to the chest to kill somebody. It’s a casual FPS shooter, not a simulation like ArmA. Let me make this simple for you, it is a game. Idiot.

    • battlefielder
      December 6th, 2013 at 6:27 am

      you are missing the essential point that the game already has created parameters, and this glitch doesn’t follow them. i don’t care if it only takes one bullet in real life. the game is developed and mechanically balanced so that does not happen. the game rules and logic should be consistent. if a weapon deals x damage, and there is a 2 times multiplier for hitting someone in the head, it should only do 2x damage, not 4x. it’s not about realism, it’s about math, and bad math by the server is what it seems to be.

  3. nooneone
    November 23rd, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Another day another bug

  4. Saras
    November 23rd, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Yea, looks very realistic. I think in reality if you shoot one to a head with a rifle he dies instantly. Dont wory darling i’ll hit you just one time it should take only 50% of your health then you’ll regenerate and well go shopping. lol 🙂

    • CapnPrat
      November 24th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      Right, we all understand the concept that if you get shot in the head with a gun you probably die. That’s not the complaint, people are upset because it’s a bug that’s not always occurring. If it was every time with every person it would be LESS of a big deal, but sometimes some asshole pops around the corner and you die instantly because of a GLITCH. There’s also already 100 hacks for this game which adds to the problem.

      • PROlific666
        December 3rd, 2013 at 11:44 am

        Honestly I would like to see headshots buffed for normal game mode. You could separate the head into multiple areas with certain areas receiving a higher chance of an instant kill, or if you wanted to be lazy you could break it down 75% – 85% of all headshots result in a fatal blow and a 25 – 15% chance remains that the bullet would miss your vitals. If you went with the first implementation you could set various chances to each area. (ie Anything in the upper half of the head would have a higher chance of a kill than the lower half.) I’m not suggesting it completely mirrors reality. I do think it adds more to the game play to have an area of extreme vulnerability.

  5. Sab
    November 24th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    these arent shots by a sniper rifle moron, they are shots by carbines and assault rifles……..and btw, incase you didnt notice, this is a game, not real life. douche bag

  6. Čuřil
    November 24th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Why bug ?? Thats normal if i hit someon wit m9 to helm i need 2 shots insted if i hit him into the face which ISNT protected with helm. So its normal hi will die after onw facepalm. And its anoyng when u snipe headsots and need 2 hs for kill unless u have .50cal snip.

  7. j
    November 27th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Headshots should be a kill with any weapon – small target and a reward for hitting it. But then the helmet area at an angle should be damage and perpendicular to the surface hit a kill. R side of chest injured lo upper chest kill…. etc

  8. Caio Alexandre
    November 28th, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Be hit on the head with any weapon at 2 meter, try don’t die. No necessary a bug. This ‘bug’ looks 50% of the time kill, realistic factor of head protections and luck (maybe the bullet cross ur head dont hiting a vital part of the brain ¬¬ ).

  9. Rich86
    December 3rd, 2013 at 4:37 am

    “these arent shots by a sniper rifle moron, they are shots by carbines and assault rifles” ???

    Err yeah carbines and assault rifles can kill with one shot too .. so can 9mm pistols !! hell even a 22 could kill with a headshot .. so what the hell are you complaining about ?? n yes I know its just a game but if dying isnt much fun why not practice and get better ? .. or play mario or sonic and just let the pretty colors distract you !! clearly FPS games are not for you !!

  10. keek007
    December 4th, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Pretty sad that the game crashes and freezes your system forcing a reboot and they are fixing sound glitches and taking reality out of the game so the less skilled can have yet another handycap to help them relive call of duty. Iv all but givin up on this game cause i cant even make it thru one map in the rotation without the server crashing and losing all the xp i just gained. Iv went back to bf3. Im downloading china rising now and hope it works. Iv got 100.00 into this and it does not even work ? Pretty sad. Iv been a gamer sense pong and this is lame. Least pong worked all the time !

  11. Bustos
    December 7th, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Sound glitch, issue still isn’t fixed for ps4 after china rising update

  12. Victor
    December 9th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I beat the game about 7 times seen all three endings and still haven’t got my trophey wuz up with that glitch

  13. Doug
    December 18th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    It all boils down to the fairness of the GAME not the reality of the game. Most people playing this game have not handled anything greater then a pellet gun and probably couldn’t even aim that properly
    I get pissed when i cant even a aim a sniper rifle at someone with a sniper without getting killed in a blink

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