Sometimes things go from bad to worse, and other times that assumed “rock bottom” gives way to even lower lows. Such is the case with Battlefield 4 right now.
After experiencing significant server issues and gameplay crashes, Battlefield 4 players are now reporting even more problems with DICE’s latest shooter. Most recently, there have been some “intermittent connectivity issues affecting players across various platforms.”
Obviously, it’s hard to tell whether these are new issues or old ones, but we are having trouble staying in Battlefield 4 matches as of late. On the forums, though, DICE is outlining these issues as separate from the growing list of Battlefield 4 problems, which leads us to believe the experience got a little better before it went back to being bad.
As was mentioned, it’s been a rough few months for Battlefield 4. At launch, mind you, there wasn’t much talk surrounding the game’s connectivity issues, but once the next-gen consoles launched things came to a serious head. And now, with EA having been hit with three lawsuits in the last month, it appears that gamers’, and even EA investors’, displeasure with Battlefield 4‘s multiplayer has spread outside the game.
The only good news to come out of the Battlefield 4 multiplayer problems is that DICE has halted development on future DLC and focused all of their efforts on making the retail product stable. Granted, if they had focused on making the game stable before launch they wouldn’t have halted DLC development, but that’s a can of worms that’s been opened too often recently. Rather, it’s simply disappointing that a game with a ton of anticipation prior to release could have squandered almost all of its good will — so much so that some analysts suggest the franchise as a whole has had its reputation tarnished.
Whatever the case, know that Battlefield 4 is still not stable, but DICE is (still) working on it.
Had you noticed an improvement in your Battlefield 4 experience before today? Or are these new problems just folding in with old ones?