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New Battlefield 4 server update rolled out

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New R30 server update tweaks the AA mines and Javelin rockets.

Battlefield 4 server update

DICE has rolled out a new Battlefield 4 server update (R30) that tweaks the new AA mine. Players will not be able to pick up deployed AA mines, and from now on, AA mines cannot be equipped with rocket launchers — eg a player cannot equip the AA mines and the Stinger / Igla at the same time.

DICE found this to be too overpowering against aircraft, as players can already deploy two AA mines. Each of the AA mines fire one rocket, and it takes two rockets to disable an aircraft.

Another issue the patch fixes is the double Javelin rocket glitch, where players could have two Javelin projectiles in the air at the same time.

Besides those three fixes, the server patch doesn’t include any further updates. The update has already been rolled out across most servers, so there shouldn’t be any further interruption.

To see the kind of effect the new AA mines had when used with an AA rocket launcher, check out the video below. We’re not surprised some players thought it was overpowered.

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9 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. Minute_Man_721
    March 18th, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    When is DICE/Electronic A$$ gonna fix the lag?

    • Guest
      March 18th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Never. I have a feeling the problem is deep in their game engine architecture/networking programming, and that a major redesign of functionality would have to take place before anything can be fixed. I really don’t see anything substantial being fixed this game. BF5 and Battlefront may be in early enough design phases that they can finally address it.

  2. dave
    March 18th, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    By no AA mine and rocket, does this also exclude rpg etc? If so the AA mine is dead to me as I will always want an rpg to carry along

  3. MJ
    March 18th, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    why the EFF would Dice add another way to take out aircraft!? They need to bring back under the radar, gunner flares and reduce the time for recharge and fix the net code so that when you use countermeasures they actually WORK!!!!

    • Lucface
      March 19th, 2014 at 10:07 am

      I fully agree. Couldn’t have said it better.

    • dom
      April 18th, 2014 at 6:59 am

      Couldn’t have said it better. That’s the exact same things that me and my buddies call for. Not so much the under the radar but definitely the gunner flares and shorter reload times. The under the radar could be cool but I feel those others being done and countermeasures actually working would be sufficient

  4. Leo
    March 20th, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Agree with u cripix, and Im done with the EFFFin moderators at BF4 Forums

  5. Andrew
    April 23rd, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Oh my god are you for real dice the aa mine does little to no damage to aircraft as it is.Two direct hits gets you minimal damage to a helicopter.I should know i have using this heap of junk for a while now.What you also fail to realize is that people in aircraft gang up on you a lot being constantly harassed by people in aircraft working as a team is pretty common on bf4.We need more power to defend ourselves against them not less!!! Why do you always pander to people using aircraft and not the other way around meh

  6. Andrew
    April 23rd, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Just fix the constant freezing lagging rubberbanding can’t believe you guys took six months to admit it was a problem.

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