Battlefield 4 is Getting A Big Update In September

By Fabian Ortiz

August 7, 2014

Battlefield 4 really is a complicated game. The game didn’t work at launch, then started working, and gamers were finally getting back into the action. The game itself is pretty awesome, as always with these titles, but due to all of the issues, it took a while for it to heat up.

So with all of that progress made, you would think that EA and Dice would do their best to make things pretty secure until Hardline releases, right? Sadly, no, as a recent Title Update has once again, broken the game.

So once again, the rage began growing all over the forums, and we’re promised a fix. Lets hope that this update actually fixes the game, unlike the last one. You can check out the details of the patch below, which will be rolling out sometime in September:

  • Game Mode Improvements: General improvements and tweaks have been made to the following game modes: Rush, Obliteration, Obliteration Competitive, Capture the Flag and Carrier Assault.
  • Visual Recoil: Close and medium range optic reticules do not move with the gun any longer, however both bullet spread and bullet drop are still present
  • Soldier Movement: Changes have been made to soldier movement so that it closely matches the one in Battlefield 3, but without compromising the visual fidelity. This change also makes it easier to get away from undesirable firefights. Additionally, we’ve dampened third person hit reactions where the soldier previously moved his head around a lot when getting shot at
  • HUD Triage: Focusing on clarity, and de-cluttering the HUD/UI to only show what is important – we have added several options and functionality to make your screen much less cluttered (and give you a lot of choice in making it the way you want).
  • Revive Mechanic Improvements: A special effort went into making revives easier to use, more robust and easier to understand. Additions include a “fully charged” paddle sound, UI indication on revive time and better networked ragdolls.
  • “Netcode” Improvements: Making ping differences, trade kills and kills behind cover less of an issue by lowering the time allowed to damage on the client side. Automatic High Frequency Update setting enforced with the intent of release to all platforms, including Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Improvements to bullet damage times from client to client, “dusting” and de-syncs.
  • Vehicle Balance: Identifying and tweaking the top vehicles in need of buffs and nerfs.
  • Weapon Balance: We’ve focused on maintaining a consistent Time To Kill (how long an average engagement lasts for). With the changes to visual recoil, the third person hit reactions and improved “tickrates” has been sped up somewhat as we still need to balance this with damage and recoil changes. Suppression systems has also been re-tuned and made clearer.
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Fabian Ortiz

One of the few Anime Nerds that won't scare you off during a conversation. A gamer that is, and has always been open to trying new experiences regardless of the resolution or company behind the game. You may think that you enjoy fighters, but this guy has played them all & still spends his time looking for more. Whether he's fighting pink stretchy aliens as Goku, battling reanimated ninjas as Naruto, or warding off swarms of hollowed soldiers as the Chosen Undead, this gamer loves to take the role of the hero in any genre.

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