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New Battlefield 4 PC patch brings fixes and weapon tweaks

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Massive new patch includes big fixes, stability improvements, and weapon and vehicle balance tweaks.

New Battlefield 4 PC patch brings fixes and weapon tweaks

Today DICE released a massive Battlefield 4 patch on the PC, which includes the fixes introduced in the PS4 patch earlier this week. In addition, the new PC patch features a lot of weapon and vehicle tweaks, which DICE has been discussing over the past month.



First and foremost, the new Battlefield 4 patch has several crash fixes and stability improvements, in addition to a fix for some of the Battlefield 4 rubber-banding problems we’ve been seeing. The patch also includes various minor tweaks and big fixes to game modes and maps, such as an issue with the Rush game mode on Siege of Shanghai and Rogue Transmission.

The big addition in the patch are the weapon and vehicle tweaks. Over the past month, DICE has been talking about how to better tweak and balance some of the vehicles in the game, such as Mobile AAs, helicopters, and tanks.

The new patch reduces the Mobile AA (the Tunguska, LAV-AD etc.) main cannon rate of fire, and also reduces the missiles carried, from 6 to 4. Finally, the active radar missiles now require more skill to use.

On the other hand, attack helicopters have received a buff — the gunner now does more direct damage with the main cannon, and so does the pilot with the rocket pods. Finally, the main battle tank’s Staff shell has now a reduced damage by 25%.

The Battlefield 4 patch has a bunch of other fixes and tweaks — you can find the full list here.

17 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. Tt
    March 6th, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Really? The game feels alot more solid w these fixes. (ps4) i ended up raging significantly less and died less by v40’s. The game is better than ever. But still needs alot more work. Thanks Dice

    • Nonya
      March 6th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      No the game is not better or more stable on 360 patch 8 made connections worse ruberbanding and invisible guns and players on caspian border. Freezes more now than ever. Dawnbreaker is better but now all others have freeze issues. I would say fix the game but its useless your fixes make this beta even worse than it already is. Way to ruin a franchise! WAS a fan since bfbc2 and I hate these maps i have 4 in the favorites cue china rising sucks good job on new metro but can only play that and locker so much. Going back to bf3 or maybe even bfbc2 with all the other upset fans of this dying series keep you shitty battlepacks.

      • nobody
        March 6th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

        this game isnt even meant for last gen consoles, why would u even spend your money on it when u cant even get 64 player servers or above 30 fps?

      • Mason
        March 6th, 2014 at 10:53 pm

        What’s a 360? That’s still a thing?

    • A disappointed player
      March 7th, 2014 at 2:38 am

      The game’s broken as it is. Quit the optimism. I lost hope in the game. It won’t even update. Its best to be pessimistic about BF4.

      • Mason
        March 7th, 2014 at 11:19 am

        I play on pc, and i have no problems at all. i’ve seen huge improvements to the game compared to the day one release.

  2. Tn0rr1s
    March 6th, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Sound bug is back with a vengeance and worse than ever. At least with the server I play on…

  3. Mike
    March 6th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    You guys on console do realize this is a Pc only update so far? So how is it your games got worse…….

    • That Guy
      March 7th, 2014 at 2:12 am

      People are really slow. That’s what I’ve learned in my life.

    • Likeyoucare
      March 7th, 2014 at 7:12 am

      They got the SAME update a few days ago.

      For those slinging shit on users of ‘old gen’ systems – how about YOU direct your sentiments to EA for releasing it on these systems, not them.

    • George
      March 7th, 2014 at 8:41 am

      You do realize it says that this update was released on the ps4 first then on the PC. I would recommend you to read first, then comment you tart.

    • yasel cubano
      March 7th, 2014 at 9:18 am

      We are talking about last patch early this week.

  4. hekmek
    March 7th, 2014 at 12:34 am

    The game feels better with last 3 updates, but Tank is stil crappy vehicle and we still get hit behind walls, and we still have problem off bulletts going trough players withought making damage etc…netcode, hitboxes and fast kill time are still the biggest problem. Sniper nerfs in last update was unnecesary and .44 magnum and rex needs even faster response to be usable.
    But maybe with another 4-5 updates this game come close to bf3.

  5. Meggion
    March 7th, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Game is amazing, runs flawless.

  6. El_cripix
    March 7th, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Finally a nerf for the MTAR. but wait.. what about the ACE noob guns? everybody using them like theres no other weapon in the game.

  7. Steve
    March 10th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I have 360 BF4 And before the Game was RUNNING flawlessly i was absolutely doing supurb and very little glitches/ errors.

    1. Obviously the map takes a while to load in at beginning of each round.

    2. Switching glasses in middle of game play; you would spawn in without a weapon for about 5-6 seconds.

    3. Ocasional crash//// lagg on dawnbreaker/ lag dam.

    NOW after the latest “patch”

    My 360 crashes after EACH game. i can play 1 game Then the next round load screen It freezes up EVERY time.

    WOW wtf is this crap.

    I ♥ Dice but come on, this is just not playable for my console anymore.

  8. Robbie
    March 14th, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Is anyone else having trouble getting to premium from the main menu on Xbox one? Ever since I downloaded this update the game repeatedly says cannot retrieve data. Anyone else having this problem

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