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Ridiculous Battlefield 4 gun bug mutes the entire server

Fire the QBU-88 with a silencer and mute the game for every player in the match.

Bugs, glitches, and technical issues are nothing new to Battlefield 4. Both the game and the servers are having serious issues at the moment, and we might just have found one of the most ridiculous and absurd bugs in the series’ history.

According to several reports, if any player on a server uses a silencer with the QBU-88 sniper rifle, it mutes the entire server. That’s right, the sound for all players on the entire server will cut off.

We’re pretty sure the silencer on that rifle isn’t that powerful. It’s surprising how this bug wasn’t spotted during testing. But it’s not like DICE is known for the stability of their games…

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  1. Adam Z.
    November 4th, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I know that BF4 is frustrating right now, but could you guys keep the articles of this website atleast somewhat professional? We get it, you’re mad you can’t play the game normally, but no need to be whining about it in every article.

    • Flux
      November 4th, 2013 at 11:12 am

      Agreed, I also don’t want trolls to further ruin the game.

    • Paul
      November 4th, 2013 at 11:16 am

      Right. So imagine one of your suppliers provides you (once again…) with a software tool that crashes every couple of minutes – WITHOUT even making sure the work you managed getting done during those sweet but very few minutes gets SAVED. You have payed in FULL for that peace of “software”.

      Now, how do manage that? No no, not talking about your behavior right after you pointed out that “mishap” to the supplier – I am talking about how you think you would behave at the x:th day after you pointed this and that piece of “software” STILL does not fulfill one of the most basic requirements that would would think expensive sw should provide.

      Right, now go back to work and provide VALUE for the payment you already have RECIEVED instead of hanging out on online forums!

    • Derek S.
      November 4th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      Agreed 110%, putting this on here is going to encourage people to use the silenced QBU-88 to troll/mute the entire server.

    • AliGGGGGGG
      November 5th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      So a site which actually presents the state of BF4 as it actually is is no longer considered ‘professional’? Outright stating the TRUTH is the most professional way it can be! At least they skip the small talk and don’t come up with all sorts of bullshit excuses like the devs/publishers always do.

      In a big AAA game costing over $100 if we want all its content should NOT have such a huge bug that affects EVERY player should one of them decide to exploit it. The game shouldn’t have been released in this state to begin with.

      Besides, the more players abuse it, the sooner it will catch DICE’s attention, meaning the sooner they can patch it. Until then, let them stew in their own juices.

      Face it, on the PC, BF4 is an absolute mess, and this site has done wrong by stating it, because it’s true.

      • AliGGGGGGG
        November 5th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

        NOTHING wrong, I meant to say the site has done nothing wrong by stating the truth.

  2. mohammad
    November 4th, 2013 at 10:52 am

    there’s should be NO muting issue in BF4 like in bf3 when you stuck in the middle of huge firefight the sound will go off for while then return normally but damn it ea you done it AGAIN…..

  3. Tyrane
    November 4th, 2013 at 10:56 am

    *troll face*

  4. Stale
    November 4th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I have only had 1 crash, the m320 flash grenade. The various issues people sees are probably caused both by Dice SW and gfx driver bugs in combination. That is why it is hard to test 100%. They also push the limits, which we hopefully will appreciate later.

  5. Arithon
    November 5th, 2013 at 1:26 am

    As a software developer, I would expect DICE to issue a public apology and some kind of gesture of goodwill to customers after the shocking state of their game release.
    This is a revised version of an existing game, not a totally new code-base, that had a public alpha and beta in which to address these problems, which they didn’t.
    It’s a clear case of rush-to-market and quality control be damned.

    DICE should hang their heads in shame that bugs reported in the alpha are still haunting the release version.

    The server admin side is similarly plagued with features not working (move players) and features mysteriously pulled (server banners).

    • Steve
      November 7th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      Hang their head in shame dam they have it hanging down around their nuts from bbf3 .I think they should just curl it up now so they can stick it up their A$$ …Glade I gave up them after what they did in Bf3 cant believe all these guys that still believe in them ..Want to buy some swamp land I have some going for a good price lmao

  6. TheHippotail
    November 5th, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Looks like I’ll be sticking to the campaign for a few weeks…

  7. carlorossi
    November 5th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    this bug is confirmed

  8. Console420
    November 6th, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Dice you only had one job!

  9. T000LS
    November 6th, 2013 at 12:11 pm


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