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Rumor: EA to offer free Battlefield 4 DLC for game issues

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EA is getting ready to release a free DLC as an apology to players for all the BF4 problems.

EA to offer free Battlefield 4 DLC

Battlefield 4 has been through a lot of issues since launch. And while developer DICE has fixed many of the problems with countless patches, the game is still far from perfect.



After all, the first month or so with Battlefield 4 has been a nightmare, and the only compensation DICE has given to those dealing with the game has been a week long of double XP and a pistol scope.

Many players were insulted by this meager gesture for all the trouble they’ve been through with the game — spending $60 on a broken game, and another $50 for Premium.

EA and DICE have been facing a lot of heat from gamers and the press over Battlefield 4 and how it was rushed to market. Last week, game host Kevin Pereira raged about Battlefield 4, calling it “buggy bullshit”.

It now seems that EA is trying to smooth things out with those who purchased the game, and this time, it won’t be just a pistol scope.

According to a rumor, EA is getting ready to offer a free Battlefield 4 DLC as an apology to gamers. We’re not sure if this is the China Rising DLC, which most gamers have access to anyway since they pre-ordered the game, or the upcoming Second Assault DLC.

DICE has stopped working on Battlefield 4 DLC in order to fix the game, and its unknown if this will delay the release of Second Assault, which is rumored to be released next month.

EA is also facing two lawsuits over the Battlefield 4 problems, both are class-action lawsuits that allege EA misled investors about the condition of the game.

99 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. PestY
    December 22nd, 2013 at 11:30 am

    What about players that already bought premium then? EA are a bunch of idiots

  2. WOOT FTW
    December 22nd, 2013 at 11:46 am

    They’re in a lose lose situation here. If they give away a free DLC, then premium players will be upset. But if they don’t give anything, everyone will be upset.

    • awi5951
      December 26th, 2013 at 4:10 am

      You are all stupid they already gave china rising dlc away to millions who preordered so giving it away to some more wont hurt premium people at all. Your just being a bunch of babies that fell for EA schemes so its your own fault. I bought premium from india last time because i knew it was too damn high of a cost for DLC i may never see.

      • Bardghost
        December 30th, 2013 at 11:32 am

        The shop I got bf4 in had preorder versions on shop floor so people who didn’t even preorder got china rising for free

        • Nicholas Blankenship
          February 9th, 2014 at 3:22 am

          Exactly. I’ve never pre-ordered a game but will usually buy it within the first month if I do end up getting it and I always find a “pre order bonus content edition”. Especially Battlefield games.

  3. TheGamerBeast
    December 22nd, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Exactly 100% with you in this, if this happened i would be really pissed off

    • Mr_Assault_08
      December 22nd, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      So your insulting Dice for a rumor, which doesn’t even have a source or any mentioned of a credited source. Nice one genius!

      • Rusty
        December 23rd, 2013 at 2:39 am

        Arariel, please provide your source that EA rushed DICE. I’m tired of hearing that. One person said it, and then everybody assumed it was accurate. It’s hard to imagine DICE said it, because it would be terminally bad for their relationship with EA, so who did? I wouldn’t call 2 years “rushing” in any case.

        Also the game released wasn’t known to be broken until after release. That’s kind of a Catch-22. If you want to argue that the beat wasn’t sufficient, that’s entirely different. I’d agree.

      • Matt
        December 23rd, 2013 at 11:29 pm

        Rusty. They had the Beta weekends a couple of weeks before release. Most, if not all of the bugs, were present then. They knew before going live.

        While the comments about EA rushing DICE to release an incomplete buggy game may not be fact, it really does make sense when you realise that their closest competitor (Call of Duty : Ghosts, in this case) was also due for release around the same time.

      • steve
        December 24th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

        Rusty, the game was alpha during e3 and the other event, the game was running on pc when they said it’s on Xbox One hardware, the game still crashed at those events, our beta lasted 2 weeks with one patch, the game was rushed and EA wanted to beat COD, use common sense.

      • Avi
        December 25th, 2013 at 4:10 am

        My dear friend this is why there are 5 dlc packs, DICE knew shit would hit the fan so chucking in another dlc pack would make the players happy, (so they think) example cod bo1 only had 4 dlc see packs same with black ops2 and cod ghosts. DICE knew this would happen so they thought of a way to soften the blow.

    • Mark
      December 22nd, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      Bettlefield 4 is a huge scam!! Just to think about: why would anyone make better dog tags and than hide them so the are almost invisible, same goes for emblems and other stuff… it’s a fast money scam! nobody thought about nothing we care, just sell it quick…

    • ASDF
      December 22nd, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      It’s not DICE you should be insulting if this rumor proves true (ad that’s a big IF), it’s EA who deserve your rage.

    • EA Games: Fuck Up Everything
      December 24th, 2013 at 10:14 am

      It’s not DICE’s fault. EA made them release the game soon. DICE made an amazing job in this game, but it was unfinished… Ea wants to beat activision on sales. It’s already better than CoD, it doesn’t matter which game sells more.

    • Chacale47
      December 27th, 2013 at 4:56 am

      not DICE it’s EA!!!!

  4. Relentless
    December 22nd, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    You’re all pretty stupid. If they give free DLC they will refund premium members for that DLC. People are so ignorant these days. GROW UP, its only a game. Cant believe you guys get so butt hurt over a game. Grow up,get over it and get a life and stop crying over a game. Bunch of babies I swear

    • WOOT FTW
      December 22nd, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      Doesn’t matter if it’s a game. They’re upset because the product is faulty. Do you think game developers get a free pass when they screw up just because it’s a game? How about you buy a car and it just snaps in half when it hits a pot hole? They should have done the pot hole test before they put it out, but they really wanted to beat the competitor. And they did beat the competitor but it’s faulty.

    • John
      December 23rd, 2013 at 9:41 am

      How exactly are they just going to refund part of it? Premium is sold through multiple outlets… It would be a huge mess trying to figure that payback scheme out.

    • Midtower
      December 30th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      Relentless…

      Do you work for EA?
      If not, how do you know for certain that those who purchased Premium will be refunded?
      Telling people to grow-up certainly fits say during gameplay but this issue involves money many people spent.
      Just out of curiosity, would you be okay with having spent money on something/anything that was later given away?

      • pilotFoxtrot
        December 30th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

        I once bought a dog at a horse and tack sale at around 2pm… Come 7 or 8 the Guy was just trying to give the pups away. This is basically what you’re saying, right midtower

        • DragonBane
          January 31st, 2014 at 4:39 pm

          i bought black ops 2 collectors edition, one month later 3/5 of the exclusives i had were given away for free or $5.00…. so i know how it feels…

    • electricblooz
      January 23rd, 2014 at 9:33 am

      how are they going to refund us? I bought premium through GameStop, what are they going to do, send me a coupon for stuff that will probably be buggy and that I probably don’t want?

  5. Hi
    December 22nd, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Glad I never got Premium!

    • Viccurs
      January 22nd, 2014 at 11:22 am

      It’s cheaper if you want all DLC’s but want to spend less money. Premium you pay $50 for 5. Buy them separate you pay $15 each which adds up to $75. At least that’s how it is on the Xbox.

  6. SamRock
    December 22nd, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I know EA screwed up with BF4 and are already facing the heat for that, Do u think they will be dumb enough to give out an already announced DLC for free inspite of knowing millions already paid for Premium?

    If there is any truth in this rumour then I am sure it will be a new DLC or 100% sure it will be a fee MAP PACK. Yes… new Maps added to the vanilla game.

    • Damon
      December 22nd, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      Only China Rising should be given out. Paying $50 for something they might give away for free would most likely end them up in court again.

  7. Sebianoti
    December 22nd, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    If they do this then they would really need to offer something 50x more significant to Premium members… since it’s giving something for free we paid for, something $15 worth…

  8. SlowClap
    December 22nd, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    If this is true then I’m going to be sooo happy that I bought premium. Thanks EA. Hopefully it will be a collection of maps that were cut from the final list and then fixed up for release rather than screwing over people that pre-paid.

  9. Trooph
    December 22nd, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Its seems that Ea is about to get slapped by investors for pushing it so early. Thats a good thing. Maybe they ll finnaly learn to respect gaming community and not just their wallets. And on the topic of a free dlc. I would say do it. And repay premiums with vouchers that are 10 bucks worth (5 dlc x 10 bucks= premium) just a thought. They ought to do something one way or another. Double xp and a scope aint gonna cut it

  10. Nicholas Argus
    December 22nd, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    “DICE has stopped working on Battlefield 4 DLC in order to fix the game…”

    So, hey we stopped working on the DLC until the game’s fixed, but were gonna give it to you for free when it comes out, but it wont come out any time soon, because the game isn’t fixed yet, and when we try to fix it, it breaks something else, so it will be a neverending cycle of tweaks and balances and patches, and youll basically never get your DLC, even though you should just trust us and be happy were giving you a promise.”

  11. Anonymous
    December 22nd, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Well if you ask me the way people have been acting on the dice posts saying “FIX THE GAME!!!1!!” the only thing they deserve is the game in a playable condition.

  12. Erin K
    December 22nd, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    It’s a rumor, don’t crucify EA/DICE before there is any kind of official announcement. I’m sure they will take care of Premium members (which I am) and people who only purchased the basic. It’s obvious to me that it would be insulting to Premium members to proceed as this post suggests, so it’s obvious to EA/DICE as well.

    Hopefully they do something nice for all customers and take care of those that have been frustrated. The latest patches have been great at fixing some of the big issues, they are trying… I will reserve judgement until there is something official.

  13. Mr_Assault_08
    December 22nd, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Any source or cite from where the rumor comes from???

    I can’t take this article serious as the forum posting on battlelog.

    A compensation may come, but it being a DLC of map packs seems unlikely. Hey maybe a week early from the early beta access of BF5

  14. BL
    December 22nd, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Seems like they will be releasing one free expansion pack not all of them, Calm down you spoiled premium people. Its you’re fault you jumped the gun too early when you knew it was many months out for each pack.

    • Takki
      January 16th, 2014 at 8:40 am

      Spoiled Premium people?! Oh please, you’d be just as upset if you were the one who spent money for a product in advance because you trust the company. Then later realize EA’s screwing up and might give away part of the ”said product” away for free. You’d basically lose money, how about that?

      And just to make it clear, I’d be glad for those who didn’t have Premium and get a free DLC. The point is, what I’d be mad about is actually trusting a company that then failed me and many others.

  15. Yadier
    December 22nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Why everytime i play with a frien the roud ends and it kicks me, it doesnt happen when i’m playing alone in inline games

  16. ScreamFace
    December 22nd, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    If they take a premium one and make it free for everyone, it’ll just piss off more people. They aren’t that stupid… one hopes.

    However they may take one and say they’ll work on a new premium DLC for later in the DLC release cycle. I would be fine with this.

    The problem is they kind of need to do this fast. They can’t do it with China Rising because it’s already out. Those that have it won’t get anything. With Second Assault, which is presumably the closest to being finished. That’s already out on xbone. So that platform will then not be getting anything.

    So it’d really have to be something else. Maybe Naval Strike? But I would think that’s a complicated DLC.

    So I assume it’ll be ported over BF3 maps which haven’t been altered. A rushed job. Maybe they’ll just take a BF3 DLC and stick it over. Maybe it’ll be more ‘fan favorites.’ Or just Close Quarters.

    Hell maybe they’ll gift everyone BF3 and port BF4 maps to that.

  17. KyaTT
    December 22nd, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Altough this is most likely not going to happen, it would be great for eSports if Second Assault is added to vanilla. Imagine to have the 4 Maps in competition.

    DLC Stuff is not in eSports for those who don’t know.
    But you people are worst than EA, you keep saying stupid stuff without even thinking.

  18. Justice League
    December 23rd, 2013 at 12:29 am

    If they will give a free DLC, what will get the Premium players? If im right, I have already paid my DLCs.

  19. Vergeltungswaffen 2
    December 23rd, 2013 at 2:20 am

    I WANT KHARG ISLAND AND NOSHAR CRANECAMP TDM FOR FREE !!!

  20. SamRock
    December 23rd, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Strangely I think EA/DICE took my Thread about Free Maps seriously

    READ THIS:
    http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/forum/threadview/2955065670177946330/

    I created this thread after DICE announced the free scope and Double XP

    • Polarjoe
      December 24th, 2013 at 2:05 am

      What makes you think EA/DICE took your thread about free maps seriously? Unless I missed it, I didn’t see a comment from either of them saying, “Great idea Sam!”….

      • SamRock
        December 25th, 2013 at 4:54 am

        Thanks for Visiting my thread and making it alive again! :P

  21. hooargh
    December 23rd, 2013 at 5:08 am

    It’s pretty simple.
    Some platforms got China Rising as part of preorder. some got second assault. So give them the opposite one free.
    For the Premium dilemma, Add in a new DLC later where the Premium members vote for old maps to be ported across.

    It is only a rumour and it isn’t rocket science to work out something that will keep all customers happy!

  22. Rich
    December 23rd, 2013 at 5:44 am

    It isnt just BF4. EA screwed up the Sim City release to and they are taking an awful hit on their stock values. believe me they could care less what any of us think but “stock values”? Now thats something else.

  23. Marauder
    December 23rd, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Even “If” they did give one dlc away it wouldn’t be a slap in the face, we paid for 4. In perspective itslike buying a set of tires and and the guy behind you gets 1 free.

    • Gabi L.
      December 23rd, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      Exactly. Wouldn’t see a problem with that. People just got to suck it up lol.

  24. Will James
    December 23rd, 2013 at 10:24 am

    People who got premium will probably be given an exclusive new DLC which no one else will be able to get. Or a refund. Trust me, they won’t give away Second Assault for free.

  25. Tyrane
    December 23rd, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    so playstation and PC still haven’t gotten second assault yet? wow I’m already ready for the next dlc lol

  26. Gabi L.
    December 23rd, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I think EA should give away a free DLC Expansion pack for us users that went through a lot of problems including: Server disconnecting, bugs, lag, and especially freezing console. A lot of us don’t have Premium, so It would be nice having a free DLC pack for us. Hope EA can make something happen.

  27. Arithon
    December 24th, 2013 at 2:57 am

    DICE/EA should refund those who purchased Premium and give it to everyone else for free.
    It will damage their bottom line less than the current state of affairs.

    • Josh
      December 30th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      Best solution I’ve heard so far… everyone deserves premium. Bf4 is the only game I could afford after buying the xbox one so they’re wasting my subscription and time.

  28. Lifelong Battlefield
    December 24th, 2013 at 4:52 am

    I don’t consider us people that bought premium a waste of money. Premium gives out alot more than just dlc’s which normal users cannot use. Personally I say yes give everyone second assault for free. But give us premium users something different for our troubles. ie exclusive weapons, gear, battlepacks and a remade wake island map. Now that would be cool

  29. Lifelong Battlefield
    December 24th, 2013 at 5:03 am

    And as for the sim city botched launch I was very happ cuz they gave us a free game of our choice out of a selected game list on origin. So I was happy with that. But for years on end now I still get a laugh at people who absolutely freak out when a game has a bad launch or bad bugs. Its like its the only thing in their lives and life as we know it is over cuz a game wont work for me .boo hoo . Usually in the end most good game developers fix their gamrs. And you know what.. be you bitchy or not over a buggy game we still all play it no matter what and deal with the painful headaches cuz buggy or not its a great fun game and those that have patients and stick it out and continue to support the game have tge best payoff anyway because at the end of the day we are almost always satisfied when we logout from a big sesh of fraggin..

  30. Lifelong Battlefield
    December 24th, 2013 at 5:18 am

    And I really really really get a good kick out of the people who act so dramatic and say things like oh I didnt buy bf4 cuz of what I went through during the bf3 launch. . Or things like I want a refund cuz of what ive went through on the bf4 launch.. oh all the pain and the suffering. I really want to know wtf kind of pain and suffering and agony these ppl went through at both launches. Like really its a friggin video game and I cant fathom what kind of hardships any person would have or experience during a bad video game launch. What has our world come too lol. Its like drinking alcohol. U get so sick Saturday morning and u swear u will never drink again. But next weekend comes around and………… same as the mad ppl who walk away from bf4.. they still always come crawling back.. or they just haunt all the bf4 related websites to post to everyone about how bad the game sucks and how we are all idiots. Hence me saying in some form of way they always come crawling back. Hahaha

    • ben
      December 24th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      dude… good call… im getting pissed off with all these retards bitching and moaning about the game and DICE… if they arent happy with it, then go out and GET A LIFE!!! got to uni, do programing, create your own game and see if you can compete with the complexity of BF4, if people actually realised how much goes into a game like this, they may realise that searching for one line of buggy code is like looking for a needle in a haystack, i personally enjoy the game and fully support DICE. give them a break guys, remember, it was all of us that were pushing for BF4 to be released… if they had delayed the release, do you think that would have stopped ppl bitching? no, ppl arent happy unless they got something to moan about

  31. Anderson
    December 24th, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I hope you’re pissed for not getting anything, rather then pissed that no-premium people will get you’re precious exclusive DLC.

    • bob
      January 16th, 2014 at 12:02 am

      sour apple, buy premium if you dont like how they get “exclusive” dlc. that’s how it works.

      • DragonBane
        January 31st, 2014 at 4:36 pm

        “sour apple” some people don’t have the money to spend on premium… some of us only have enough to spare to get the blade and not the sharpener…

  32. GFB
    December 24th, 2013 at 9:11 am

    They should set up a whole new set of DLC and not just release the ones they already planned on releasing. That way premium won’t be such a rip off.

  33. Rich
    December 24th, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I now put this company, actually beneath, the COD bunch. They can stick their free DLC bunch up their poop shoot. Im sick of issues with this POS game.

  34. John
    December 25th, 2013 at 5:05 am

    I love the game! Thanks Dice

  35. Nice beats
    December 25th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Forget all the free DLC stuff, the next game half price, i.e battlefield 5 with two free DLC’s to completely satisfy the mess they’ve left their reputation in?? :-D

  36. Puzzla
    December 25th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    EA have really made a mess of it this time! Don’t release anything until it is READY!!!!!!!! Both alpha and beta showed the flaws and now we’re waiting for DLC expansions that will take months! Packs that we’ve paid good money for! Guarranteed loss of players from this f$#*%k-up!!!!! DICE do yourself a favour and seek a new company to release what is an awesome game. Free yourself of this menace if it is at all possible or suffer the consequences later.

  37. IgotPremium Refund
    December 26th, 2013 at 9:22 am

    This is true. I bought Premium and last week got my money refunded. I am still a premium member! So I’m happier than others. I got my refund on Xbox One through Microsoft citing Premium didn’t work properly. They initially tried to fob me off but I wouldn’t have it. They then changed tack and said they weren’t happy I wasn’t happy and gave me a full refund on Premium but I am still a Premium member. Gonna cost them loads but I suggest all Premium members ask for the same refund as I did instead of taking it up the botty n moaning ;-)

  38. PokerNick
    December 26th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Yes, if it´s true then us Premium buyers are gonna get something else, hopefully.
    Who knows, maybe everything unlocked w. all the Battlepacks. I say that is atleast what the can offer us. Or we get BF 5 for free….

    • EA Sucks
      January 22nd, 2014 at 7:45 am

      EA will make them screw that up intentionally just so we don’t get a free game

  39. Purgatory Lord
    December 27th, 2013 at 4:43 am

    C’mon, guys. The game just launched, of course it is gonna have some issues. It happens with every game. No game is perfect at release. Just be patient and wait it out. Most gamers have to learn to do that. You can’t go judging a game at launch. If it still the same way in, like, 5 more months, then we can start complaining. Just be patient. DICE is working their asses off just to make their fans happy. We should respect that they care about us so much.

  40. Nice beats
    December 27th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Ok I agree give them a break, the game has loads of amazing qualities! But if they are looking to wipe COD off the map, sell the next game at no profit, give the disseffected audience something to shut them up, get loads of users playing BF5!! Two free DLC’s, damage is done with this release, and there in a catch 22 situation, come out and say something like I’m proposing they do will satisfy all, and bring in loads if not millions of the new!! i.e new BF users :-D, I would say this move will have an exstreamly devistating effect on the COD membership, if the next game was brilliant, iv been looking forward to TDE (totally distructible environments) which BF has the potential already there (multiplayer is a must for TDE!!!

  41. ARISEN
    December 27th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    BF4 wont install properly on my sons xbox 360,to say he is disappointed is an understatement.Ive tried everything to get it to work(deleted and re installed,cleared cache etc) but no joy,as a result of this I’m returning it tomorrow for a refund,this will be the last ea game i buy.

  42. Ooops
    December 27th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Hey gang, I’m from the superior race of the PC and my BF4 has run flawlessly since release sans a few crashes. The trick? Don’t be technologically ignorant. If it says next gen game, build a next gen computer or don’t bitch. Fun fact PS4 and xbox one are NOT next gen, more like 2011 mid-high. You should be more upset about he pathetic specs of your so called next gen consoles.
    Peace and Love

    • Derp
      January 14th, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      Really? You PC eliteist, I have the PC, ps3, and Ps4 version of the game and the PC copy crashes the most, the ps4 crashes moderatly, and the ps3 version dosen’t crash that much at all. Be honest.

  43. Cypheri0n
    December 28th, 2013 at 7:51 am

    I hope this teaches the legitimate FPS franchises that it costs too much to dine at the EA trough. EA does not care about the gaming community, their core market has been sports/driving games. FPS were built up on the foundation of a robust relationship with the players and modders. It simply isn’t a good fit.

    Console players didn’t understand what the impact of not having extensive alpha/beta tests on PCs was until now. Now they are getting a taste of what a rush job looks like. Hopefully now they can at least understand that they are direct beneficiaries of PC gamers commitment to passionately push developers for better and more reliable content. It would be great to finally have a united front speaking the same thing together. Especially when now investors are also at the table.

    EA should stick to genres that don’t require a dialog with the consumer, outside of focus groups sitting in corporate lounges. Leave FPS to those franchises willing to deal with the messy, but obviously productive/lucrative, relationship that is the FPS consumer market. Bottom line is we spend cash, but we’re high maintainance. You can’t treat us like a bunch of serfs begging for crumbs at your table. We come to the table with the full knowledge that we are more than just consumers, we have always been co-contributors. When you try to diminish our role in the process, you do so at your own risk.

  44. Jase Cooper
    December 28th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    What a waste of money I want a refund play call of duty ghosts no problems there

  45. HAHA IM A LUCKY BASTARD
    December 29th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Haha, I got lucky, I went to buy the call of duty ghosts season pass. (I’m new to battlfield) and they gave me the code for Btf 4 premuim so I got $100 worth of passes and premuim for $50 so I could care less if dice gave ONLY 1 free DLC

  46. This is BS!
    December 29th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Ok, honestly it doesn’t matter who’s fault it was . The fact is that they released (at least in my view) an unfinished game. Thanks to whoever decided to rush the game out even with these patches, we still get screwed in the end. If the rumors are true about EA giving away a free dlc that is a slap in the face to anyone that bought the premium pass like myself. And even with all the patches, there are still problems with it. Hell it’ll still get frozen during game play and out of nowhere my character will just start switching between weapons and gadgets at random. They need to fix that as well as release a completely new dlc and give that to anyone who bought the game within the first month for free.

  47. Josh bbc
    December 31st, 2013 at 12:46 am

    When I was typing this comment I understood what you were saying. However, there aren’t that many Premiums to Normal Players, as most are little kids who got bored of COD and then now their parents won’t let them buy shit, so they are literally gonna give a dlc for free, but maybe us Premiums can expect something else, like a few gun camos, or a new weapon, some Battlepacks or something that we get bonus as well as the DLC

  48. Ryan
    January 1st, 2014 at 4:56 am

    ITS EA, they’ll give us battlepacks lawl.

  49. Dingleberry
    January 1st, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    They should give us 4 more maps from BF3 in the same vein as Second Assault.

    Death Valley, Sabalah Pipeline, Kharg Island and Azadi Palace would be great.

  50. TiSoZtyle
    January 5th, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Yes, maybe its not even possible to build a complex game in short time, but these patches get even more bad and not fixixing. F””k off freezes and it destroy my ps3 more and more. i know EA don’t give me and the other bf4 warriors a new ps3 or ps4. which b!tch paid for the personal damage??
    activision made it with his noob engine better. but i hate infinity ward.
    we need a good solution for all damaged gamers. second assault or naval strike for free for non premium members. and an extra dlc just for premium user. or the best dino mode ever. its the decision of EA. or 2014 were EA the worst company global.

  51. Tater
    January 5th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Man I loves the Battlefield series. ’42 was good. Vietnam choppers were like flying a caddy. Anyone play the L33T chopper server? BF2 was an excellent game after they settled on the rules. Anyone used to load up a transport with mechs and support and be invincible?Anyone use a support gun like a sniper rifle? Anyone used to throw C4 a half a block? The patches took away things that were hilarious, but they weren’t scrambling to make the game playable at a basic level Same in BF3.
    And now here comes BF4. OMG this is gonna be so friggin cool! I cant wait!!! Take my money!!!
    The Beta had me worried.
    This game could be (and I pray still will be) amazing. It just hasn’t sucked me in like previous offerings. I’m just too distracted. I play PC FPS to be immersed. To escape. Its not that the real world is awful,I just like to set it aside for a while and shoot some people :)
    The crashes/disconnects etc have for the most part been addressed but there are really 2 core issues remaining for me that keep the game from being immersively (?) fun:

    The Spawns – I have never been spawn killed so often in any game in my entire life. The idea that it’s OK to spawn you right in front of an entire squad of enemies is probably not a good one. I can see if you spawn on a squad member who’s in a firefight but not when you purposely choose to just spawn “safely”. Making you vulnerable immediately – literally before you can lift a weapon is…..just awful.

    The second thing is what we used to call “hitboxes.” (The lag/netcode/core code/server code whatever) makes the game unplayable at times.It spikes up and down. People running in place, rubba band etc. I recorded some of the ridiculousness but you have all seen it. Emptying a clip into the back of a guys head (while hes laying down with his back to you) without registering a single “x”. I’d rather be angry at the guys ownin me (whom I silently suspect are hacking) in a functioning game. At least my rage is immersive.
    Instead, I am left outside the game. In the real world. Shakin my head at the circus on my screen. Angry at Dice. Angry at EA. None of the previous releases were this unfinished. So I’ve supported them all along. Big deal. I got my moneys worth of fun out of every single release. I played the hell out of those games.I got what I wanted. EA doesn’t owe me a thing. I have no sense of entitlement.Just a sense of disappointment. It’s like getting a gift in July but being told “Don’t open it till christmas”
    I dont work at Dice or EA. I dont know what goes on there. I know that I like Dice’s work for the most part so I hope for the best.
    I was looking for another game to play till it’s fixed and TitanFall caught my eye for some arcady fun. Oh look. Same 2 vowels on the box.

    SIGH

  52. alex
    January 6th, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Ea Losers!!!! give away free

  53. Ed
    January 11th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    To those of you who says DICE sucks,why don’t you guys try to go and get a degree in computer programming.When you’re done,try making a game like BF4 and also while you’re at it,make it perfect while being rushed by a greedy-ass company.My point here is that DICE cares about their gamers unlike others.Have you guys seen CoD change constantly and giving updates?Pretty sure you haven’t.EA is the one that’s supposed to be in account for the hate and anger,not DICE.Sorry if I wasted your time on reading my rant.Have a good one! :)

  54. Derek
    January 11th, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Sim City, also published by EA, had a butt load of issues at launch. As a result EA gave everyone who had Sim City on Origin a free game… granted it was one of five or six games that they picked.. still not a bad idea or gesture to see come back.

  55. Chris
    January 13th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    If this is true and they do offer a free DLC drop as an apology the customers that bought premium would it ?

    If they are serious about making an apology they would offer this so called “FREE” DLC to none premium members and offer a full refund to existing premium members who became premium within the first month of launch.

    Tbh I can’t see them doing but this will be the only apology that will be acceptable to me. Am I wrong ?

  56. Lmc
    January 14th, 2014 at 8:48 am

    I took EA to a small claims court got my money back left it a while and played again with updates was still poor. So I play finished games like COD.

  57. connor
    January 17th, 2014 at 3:45 am

    i think we should stop raging to dice it is EA fault they should just give us a dlc that other people cant have unless there premium they will fix it at some point so dont worry guys

  58. Ru5h666
    January 18th, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Well they should give us something thats out of the question. The question is what. The premium members already have all the map DLCs, so why would we want a free map? I think they should give the maps to normal users and some sort of exclusive weapons or weapon mods for premium. I you agree raise your hand lol

  59. Mothhalo
    January 20th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    It’s not just the Premium subscribers who have suffered all the bugs, freezes, and glitchy gameplay. It’s affected those who pre ordered, and those who didn’t. It affected those who rented the game, and those who purchased the premium. It also affected those who could only afford to buy China Rising and
    not premium. So, no matter how EA and Dice attempt to please all the fans who have had the misfortune of being part of such a buggy experience, their apology will only feel like a slap in the face to some.
    With all the recent failures in gaming, It’s time to realize that quality has given way to greed. It’s not about making the best product possible, it’s about gamers spending billions of dollars a year on tripe.

  60. Viccurs
    January 22nd, 2014 at 11:08 am

    This is just a rumor why is everyone so upset…
    They probably won’t do this anyway. If they did do this it probably will not be part of the premium DLC’s already promised but another free pack with some bogus attachments and crummy looking camos (maybe a new gun if were lucky). I do love this game though even if EA is a bit silly at times.

  61. Ducky
    January 27th, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Keep an eye out for posts from EA employees, or as I call them the mob squad.Everytime some thing bad is said about the bullshit that they sold us ,no matter how true it is, they post against us. The way you know it’s them is that they don’t give a logical respond but they attack you personally. Either your grammer, your lack of typing skills,Calling you names, and just plain insulting you. All i say is “Fidle Away Nero”.

  62. michael
    January 30th, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I love how all these premium players are moaning and saying they should get a refund or a new map pack entirely, heck I’ve even seen a few say they should get the next game for free. No you shouldn’t get the next game free, why? Because then they would be unfair to everyone else. Yes the game is buggy and I hate playing it at times but when it’s not being the biggest pos ever created it’s actually a really fun game. Yes I understand that some compensation is due, I think releasing a map pack for free is great idea however they should only do that once the major issues have been dealt with. Now for the premium players yes they shouldn’t get something for free after they’ve already paid for it but they should get a refund for that particular pack if dice/EA choose to do that. Just because you’ve paid more to get extra perks doesn’t mean you should be compensated more. I love the bf series and I absolutely love bf3 and bf4 will get better you all just need to give dice some time to sort the major bugs and issues out first. Have most of you forgoten why you play these great games. Yes they should’ve pushed the release date back but even then there still could have been problems if they’d spent longer on the game. Stop being so but hurt and just wait to see how dice/EA handle this big mess they’ve made.

  63. Toni Salminen
    February 5th, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Cry and whine all the time. Nothing will satisfy you people. The time and effort made into these games makes the price rediculously cheap. First ppl cry for not releasing it alrdy and then they cry for it released incomplete. You ppl make me sad… and laugh at the same time. Kids these days. Ha!

  64. Jack
    February 11th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Oh great. DLC that half of the players already have, which is also pointless to the other half considering they can’t even get into a game. “I can get into a game with no problem” says the 1% of players who don’t see an issue with the game

  65. Lovelysocks
    February 15th, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Close quarters was free for a limited time. So it’s not impossible that they would do it in bf4.

  66. UHBUBBA
    February 18th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    i have premium an today is the 18 an i still cant play the new DLC

  67. bryan
    February 25th, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    okay the free dlc are weapon kits so you unlock everyweapon

  68. Gottaburnemall
    March 12th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I have bf4 for my Xbox 360 and one and I’ve never had a single issue with it other than dawn breaker freezing my 360. And keep in mind no matter how buggy and bad you say this game is call of duty is hundreds times worse that game is a complete pos and yet no one rips at that wtf.

  69. andy
    March 17th, 2014 at 7:44 am

    @Gottaburnemall are you retarded? he posted that before you posted yours..

  70. Alex
    July 11th, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    They won’t give solely China Rising for free since most people already have it. If anything they will be giving Premium members a new DLC for only Premium members, as well as a new DLC for both regular and Premium members. Makes more sense to me.
    Maybe even a Premium discount for regular members.
    Regardless I’m sure they are working on it, and none of us are aware of the stress that comes along with developing these games and trying to hit a quota and what not.
    I think what would be best for people is to Keep Calm and BF On, you will get what you paid for in due time.

  71. Satayut risri
    October 18th, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I make a redeem code BF4 I make every code but is can’t I don’t know why !!!!!! He say the code you entered May not be correct or may no longer be valid !!!!!!!

  72. Satayut risri
    October 18th, 2014 at 9:21 am

    I want to have DLC weapons

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