Battlefield 4 console patch released, Commander tablet updated
With the launch of Naval Strike on consoles, DICE has also released a hefty patch on all four console platforms. The patch prepares the game for Naval Strike, and includes several fixes and tweaks.
The patch was supposed to be released on the PC with Naval Strike as well, but it was delayed at the last moment due to quality control issues. For now, only consoles get the new patch.
The new Battlefield 4 console patch includes improvement to the netcode, which has been affecting console platoforms for weeks now, especially the PlayStation 4. The patch also includes general stability improvements, and some crashing issues as well. But DICE has been “fixing” these same things for months, so we’re not expecting to see any major real-world effects in the game.
The patch also has some weapon tweaks, according to the official patch notes:
- Increased the damage of the normal buckshot against targets with Body Armor.
- Reduced the vertical recoil of the M4 and M16A4 to give these burst fire weapons a tighter burst accuracy in their mid- to long range role.
- Reduced the side-to-side and first shot recoil of the G36C. This weapon now has the lowest side-to-side recoil of the carbines, giving it a clear controllable low rate of fire role, especially when compared to the AK5C, Type-95B-1 and the AKU-12.
- Tweaked the detonation time of the 40mm LVG so it bounces less before going off. The maximum damage has however been reduced to 80 like the RGO.
- Reduced the number of how many 40mm HE and LVG rounds players can carry, from 4 to 3.
- Increased the time it takes to get new 40mm round from ammo boxes. The time is longer for HE and LVG grenades and shorter for utility grenades like SMK and FLASH.
- Increased the time it takes to get new RGO IMPACT, V40 MINI, M84 FLASHBANG and M18 SMOKE grenades from ammo boxes. Since the player now carries more of these grenades, the resupply delay needed to be longer to prevent grenade spamming.
The patch also has some vehicle tweaks as well — you can find the full patch notes here.
Today, DICE also updated the Battlefield 4 Commander tablet app. Tablet commanders will now be able to see the names of squad members on the tablet, you can now see the position of all squad members when issuing orders, and it also has some general stability and bug fixes as well. You can find the full Commander app update log here.