Many gamers have been having problems with Battlefield 4 on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 when it comes to online matches. Gamers are upset, after buying a new console and spending so much money problems as big as these one should not be happening. New information has become available about the problems people are having while playing online. So far DICE has delayed the patch to fix the issues because they haven’t figured out how to fix them yet.
Even though they have fixed some of the small problems they have the big problems to still deal with. On the plus side they have come out with downloadable content, China Rising. DICE has also announced that it will be the only downloadable content to come out until they fix all of the current problems with Battlefield 4. The China Rising DLC comes with four new maps, high tech military equipment, and new vehicles. All premium members get the expansion for free, that does of course include Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players. Below is a trailer showing more of what you can find within the expansion pack.
As part of an apology DICE is giving away an in-game kit that was previously only available to developers as well as a small patch that fixes a few of the issues such as game crashes occurring when opening the Options menu, creating decals, leaving vehicles, using specific gunner incendiary weapons, and transitioning from one mulitplater round to a new multiplayer round.The weapon that comes new to players is the M911 pistol scope.
That is a good start but the big issues still remain. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 might be experiencing slightly different bugs but everyone is having problems it seems, mostly with one hit kills. Hoping to shed some light on the matter, a technical scripter from DICE elaborated on the current problems via Reddit. “There were two issues. One was an actual OHK (you shoot someone, they die from one bullet). That one was fixed.”
Speaking under the username sliced_lime, the technical scripter also said, “The other is an issue with how deaths are communicated from server to client, which means you can sometimes appear to die instantly, but whoever shot you still actually shot the appropriate amount of bullets. The fix for this is a server-side fix, and we are looking at getting it out as soon as possible.” To clarify what all that means, here is a gif that explains step by step what is happening and what should be happening.
The entire situation is more sloppy than DICE would prefer but they are working towards fixing all current problems. Unfortunately this stands as a prime example as to why buying new consoles at launch may not be the best idea. Many gamers out there decided to wait for game bugs and console problems to be resolved before spending their hard earned money. However, Battlefield 4 has still received excellent ratings from critics.
Even though everyone now knows more about the situation and the problems present that doesn’t really help when the you continue to encounter the same problem over and over again. When Battlefield 4 finally gets this delayed patch to fix such problems PlayStation 4 fans as well as Xbox One fans can stop dropping excuses for why they are so bad.
By Garrett Jutte