Battlefield 1 PC players experience weird lighting issues on the Amiens multiplayer map, in some cases making the game unplayable during that round due to the issue.
So far, Battlefield 1 has seen a much better and more stable launch than Battlefield 4, something EA and DICE can be happy about. In fact, that, along with the unique nature of the game, has helped Battlefield 1 outsell Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline in week one sales.
That said, Battlefield 1 isn’t without issue. Gamers recently discovered some interesting bugs that sent flaming blimps spiraling out of control and trains launching tanks across the map. But it seems there’s another issues that’s been cropping up, at least for PC players, on one of the game’s multiplayer maps.
As can be seen in the below video, players are experiencing weird lighting issues on the Amiens multiplayer map in Battlefield 1. And interestingly, the issue isn’t always the same. In the below example, there’s a large yellow light emanating from one point on the map that seems to take over a whole area and blinds the player when they look in that direction.
Players have also reported similar lighting issues, but with white and red lights around the C flag on the map. Other gamers have experienced blue, red, or green tints on their screens that affect their whole in-game vision.
The issue doesn’t just affect players while they’re on the ground, but also seems to affect the map view as well. As can be seen both in the above video and below screenshot, entire areas of the map are blinded out by the light, though players can still see the map and player designations.
So far, the issue seems to be reserved for PC players, and is affecting both AMD and Nvidia users. So it’s likely this is some kind of engine or code issue that happens when the lighting is disrupted or influenced within a game mode. So far, no one has been able to figure out how to make it happen proactively, and when it does happen, there’s no surefire method for making it go away, aside from leaving the game.
At the moment, it seems the issue is a fairly regular occurrence, with quite a few players complaining of the issue online. Hopefully that means EA and DICE are aware of the problem and are working to determine the cause and prepare a fix. Fortunately, it only seems to be happening on one map, so players can easily leave and look for another server if they experience the light problem. And until it’s fixed, it seems that will be the best solution for PC gamers.
What do you think of the Battlefield 1 Amiens light issue? Have you experienced it?
Battlefield 1 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.