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Battlefield 4 patch goes live for PC with most important fixes detailed, crashes reduced

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It’s just been announced that the latest patch for the PC version of Battlefield 4 (this time a client side patch as opposed to server side) is rolling out now for owners of the game, with the three most important fixes detailed.

Here are the top issues that DICE has addressed with the PC patch:

- 1) Reduce the number of crashes

“We believe this update will solve a large portion of the most commonly occurring game crashes, and the improvement in overall stability should make a big difference for many players.”

- 2) Eliminate a network sync bug

“If you’ve been experiencing situations in multiplayer where it appears that you are taking damage from enemies through walls, you might have been the victim of a network sync bug. In this game update, we have identified and eliminated one such bug that caused this type of gameplay experience. We are continuing to work on more multiplayer optimizations concerning network performance.”

- 3) Improve Network Smoothing

“We have made some improvements to the ”Network Smoothing” functionality that you can find in the OPTIONS>GAMEPLAY menu. The Network Smoothing slider governs a group of settings that aim to produce a tighter multiplayer experience based on your specific packet loss situation.

“If you’ve been experimenting with the Network Smoothing slider earlier, it might now yield better results. If you haven’t tried it before, please explore this setting and set it to the lowest value you can without experiencing graphical glitches in the game. By setting it lower, you can get a tighter multiplayer experience, depending on your specific network situation.”


DICE assures us that there are many more fixes included in the latest patch, but the issues listed above are the most important – we’ll be getting a full list soon.

“We understand that stability has been rocky for some players,” writes DICE, “and hope that this update will make the game run smoother and more stable for you.”

We expect the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of this patch to roll out soon, too, which will be up to the time it takes to go through certification at Sony and Microsoft – we’ll let you know when we find out.


Have you been experiencing crashing issues or any other problems in Battlefield 4? What else do you hope to be fixed and tuned?


Source: Battle Blog


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