New Battlefield 4 patch for PC released
DICE has been very busy rolling out Battlefield 4 patches across all platforms over the past few weeks. Since EA decided to halt all future games at DICE and have the whole studio focused on fixing their game, there have been half a dozen patches in December alone, in addition to numerous server patches as well.
Just last week DICE released a PC patch, and today, they have another Battlefield 4 patch waiting for players. The almost 900 MB large patch fixes a bunch of bugs and improves on the netcode.
Among the updates is a fix for a sound-loop bug that would force the game to freeze. Another important update is a fix for the graphical flickering that many players have experienced in Battlefield 4. Finally, there is also a fix for players who got stuck in the revive screen — something the Operation Locker horde will appreciate.
Here are the full patch details:
-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 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-Disabled DirectX 11.1 on NVidia cards that have outdated drivers.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 patch is available now for all PC players. It’s likely that these updates will be applied in future console patches as well.