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Video shows the “simultaneous kills” problem in Battlefield 4

A new video shows the extent of the problem with "simultaneous kills" in the game.

By now you’ve probably experienced the “simultaneous kill” problem in Battlefield 4, where two players appear to kill each other instantly. Obviously, there is a chance for a genuine simultaneous kill when players fire their weapons at the exact same time, but that’s rarely the case.

The problem with the simultaneous kills in Battlefield 4, as the video above shows, is that they can happen even long after one of the players is dead. In the video above, the player kills the enemy and gets a confirmed kill, while still being at 100 health.

What happens next is definitely not supposed to happen: the “dead” enemy manages to kill the player. As you can guess, this is the result of the recent Battlefield 4 netcode problems.

The video perfectly illustrates the problem in slow motion: the player has a confirmed kill, still with 100 health, and yet, somehow, the dead player manages to kill him.

It’s one of the more frustrating netcode problems Battlefield 4 faces. DICE has previously said that the netcode is top priority, and they’re currently working on a PC patch. Hopefully it involves a few fixes for issues like these.

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  1. kung
    November 20th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Ok i usually like what you have to say about the bf4 problems but you are just being a whiny bitch in this post. Next time flank him or get a head shot problem solved.

  2. whatever
    November 20th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    This sort of stuff happens frequently in BF3 as well. Sometimes me and my enemy kill each other at the exact same time (happened even when both of us were using knives) and at other times, the enemy is dead, yet he still kills me somehow.

    This only shows even more of BF3/4’s ridiculous netcode…and I’m typing this while DICE is hyping up the Second Assault DLC.

    Truly pathetic, already focusing on DLC instead of fixing this garbage…

    • Lordsxo
      November 21st, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Got to say, the PR people are not programers,so they wouldn’t be retasked to fix the game. Besides, the game will be fixed before it’s the DLC is out… to a point.

    • quattro
      November 22nd, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Well, since people continue anyway to pay big money for their (unfinished) products, they have no reason to not do just that do they. Expect no change in that department unless people change themselves first.

  3. ho
    November 21st, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    i wonder how it goes for opposite player is this video? If for the other guy it looks like that he killed first – then it seems it’s not actually a bug, but a fair result with bad presentation?

  4. MR Hay
    November 22nd, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Also check out this vid from JackFrags: where it would seem to highlight another issue perhaps connected but different to the ones above.

  5. NotEnough
    November 25th, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Probably, the dude who got killed first has seen the exact same thing in his screen too. Killed this man with 5 bullets or so and instantly died with no real reason. This was happening in bf3 too. When I was play 32 players Canal tdm, this simultaneous kills was occuring twice or a little bit more in a 5-6 hours of game in BF3; but in BF4, man it just keeps happening. It happened more than 5 times in a single round.

  6. Blaskotron
    November 27th, 2013 at 8:33 am

    This has happened to me at least 10 times.

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