Heading into fall 2013, Battlefield 4 was easily one of our most anticipated games of that year. That anticipation soon transformed into disappointment after, to say the least, Battlefield 4‘s launch went off with plenty of hitches.
Yet, DICE has vowed to improve their retail product, specifically on the multiplayer side of things. That shouldn’t overshadow the game’s missteps at launch, or the wider implications that might have, but the good news is Battlefield 4 is getting more stable.
To that point, we bring word of a forthcoming multiplatform update for Battlefield 4, one that should hit later this month or in early February. Said update will include a wide variety of fixes and stability improvements for DICE’s game.
We are aiming to get a new update live for all platforms at the end of January/beginning of February (timing might change.) This update will include a number of stability improvements, tweaks, and fixes. We will get back to you with the change notes as the update goes live.
As of this writing, there is no official change log for the Battlefield 4 update, but that shouldn’t matter too much considering it’s right around the corner. Gamers who have been struggling to get into online servers or to stay in those servers are hoping for relief, and hopefully this next update will be the answer. Luckily, some players have already reported improvements to their online experience thanks to prior BF4 updates, of which there have been many.
DICE also teased an update for the gameplay side of things, but wouldn’t say too much more than that. After several months of collecting data they are presumably ready to make some balance changes, which, according to them, may or may not include tweaks to DMR performance and anti-air equipment. Obviously, first things first: get the game as stable as possible, but after that it’s time to start making the multiplayer more fun, or at least more fair. In any multiplayer experience, balance tweaks are an essential part of the process, but they’ve likely taken a back seat to more pressing matters as far as Battlefield 4 is concerned.
By and large, multiplayer updates like these are so common that they aren’t worth reporting, but when it’s Battlefield 4, a game so broken that DICE halted DLC development, it’s important to give affected players some indication as to when relief might come. We can’t say this update will fix all problems, but it certainly sounds like a big one.
What issues do you have with Battlefield 4 that you hope get fixed with this next update? Have you been noticing any improvement with the game’s multiplayer experience?