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Submitted by Strawmr 406d ago | news

Battlefield 4 For PS4 Suffering Crashing Issues

Yesterday, after having some stability issues coinciding with the launch of the Playstation 4, Electronic Arts posted -- and removed -- a message blaming Sony's firmware update for stability issues on the console. Now, a day later, EA is taking some heat for a crashing problem that is plaguing the PS4 version of Battlefield 4 that seems to have nothing to do with the firmware update.

According to many users on the Battlefield 4 forums, players have been getting kicked out of games, and are getting shown error code CE-34878-0. Upon relaunch of the game, the game will load fine at first before telling you, the first time after receiving the initial error, that your save file has been corrupted and must be deleted... (PS4)

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Majin-vegeta  +   407d ago | Well said
BF4 is an unoptimized POS game just look at on PC,PS3 and 360.
Enemy  +   407d ago
It actually is. Not sure why you got a disagree. The game is a completely broken mess even on PC. Anyone looking forward to buying it should wait it out a bit longer.
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hellzsupernova  +   406d ago
this is battlefield though, when have they released a non buggy version?
HelpfulGamer  +   406d ago
Battlefield 4 PS4 Japanese version release date, February 24 2014, can't wait! XD
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Comnnsence  +   406d ago
Obviously they wanted to beat Infinity Ward COD to the store. But this is a norm, EA got to be the worse 3rd party company with deep pockets! Now, all we gonna get is a bunch of patches that eventually gonna full up our HDD......bastards
IaMs12  +   406d ago
Most of the bugs and crashes are server based. The game itself is very well optimized.
IHassounah  +   406d ago
I have to agree with you both , even CoD is bad , the only good games I saw for now are KZ:SF and DR3 (yes I'm buying both consoles)
Lwhit6  +   406d ago
@laMs12 no. The whole game is broken. Servers don't run the single player which is where the floor of one level glitched out causing me to fall and die multiple times. Oh well its not like it matters because I just had to redo the campaign three times over because the game didn't save. It's a massive, fumbling, broken P.O.S. there's no way around that fact.
static5245  +   406d ago
While I do admit that I love the BF series and I do enjoy BF4 but I definitely don't play it as much as I normally would because of all the bugs.

I don't blame DICE for this at all. They have proven themselves at releasing awesome FPS. But as soon as EA got their hooks into them things have gone down hill. I guarantee DICE wanted more time to work on the game, but here comes EA and says to bad it needs to be released on this date broken or not.

I'm actually happy Watch Dogs got pushed back. There's no shame in needing a little more time to make sure your game his going to be as good as it can be for release
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Kryptix  +   406d ago
Even with PC being the main platform BF4 is being designed on...it still had reports of the game crashing. The game probably got rushed to stay competitive with Ghosts in sales. It's something a patch could fix but EA needs to give DICE more time to optimize their game next time. It gives them a bad view which results in less sales for the next game in this amazing franchise.
hakeem0996  +   406d ago
KARMA'S A BITCH
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   406d ago
Haven't played 1 f'ing game of conquest=fail.
Philoctetes  +   406d ago
Yes, this game is definitely busted, but it's so good when it's working. Which is not very often.
JsonHenry  +   406d ago
I play it on the PC and it isn't a "broken mess" for me or any of the ~20 people I play with on a regular basis.
AlexanderNevermind  +   406d ago
I've yet to get into a MP game since Friday morning. I just deleted the game install and am reinstalling it now. Who knows maybe I'll get in a game today.
Lwhit6  +   406d ago
YES! I've had to restart my campaign THREE times and I can't play it for more than hour without crashing AT LEAST 3 times
frostypants  +   406d ago
People actually play the campaign? It's Battlefield...playing the single player campaign is sacrilege. Its very presence is just to appease people uncomfortable with buying an online-only game.
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FalconR289  +   406d ago
Same thing kept happening to me. 3 times I had to restart the campaign. About a 1/4 of the way through the Singapore mission it crashed and corrupted my saved data, 3 times in the same spot.
Koyes  +   406d ago
@Frostypants

..because you speak for everyone /s
SaturdayNightBeaver  +   406d ago
lol yep , with console its nothing wrong
Evil_Abed  +   406d ago
I just love how ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING will be thrown under the bus to protect the PlayStation image on this site. It's always someone or something else's fault but never the PS brand.

Bad review for exclusive? Reviewer must be biased, a noon or doesn't understand the game.
Technical difficulty with PS version of game? Lazy devs!
Firmware bricking console? Don't switch of the console while it's still updating, duh!

Game runs better on PS console? Yeah dat GDDR 7000/cell of hope!
Majin-vegeta  +   406d ago
Maybe you should head on over to Battlelog and see for yourself.its the game and not the hardware.
Autodidactdystopia  +   406d ago
That is as true as it gets, and yours and my disagree counts will verify that.
sourav93  +   406d ago
Yet you will stay blind to the fact that some of those reason's are actually valid. Hypocrite much? With BF4, I can no longer progress on SP because the game keeps crashing on the beginning of mission 7, and this is on PC. The game is completely broken.
Mr-Dude  +   406d ago
And the same thing doesn't happen with other systems? Like for example the Xbox One or PC?

I am very curious for the 21 and the 22nd, for the reviews of the X1, and what the Xbox fans are going to say when things aren't going the way they want or hope. And the youtube vids appear online of "broken" systems etc... because they will, it's launch hardware and software!
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frostypants  +   406d ago
GGJ, in this case, it's well known that all versions of the game are buggy as hell. Your comments are misplaced.
Dee_Cazo  +   406d ago
Consoles suffering hardware issues? Foxconn had saboteurs in there to destroy Sony's launch because China hates Japan.

Although I cant find this story on any credible site nor is a picture of an open PS4 prove much.
KwietStorm  +   406d ago
I guess you haven't played the game then,and haven't played every other PS4 game that doesn't crash.
ylwzx3  +   406d ago
Agree. I have BF4 on the PC and it really is a optimized POS at the moment.
GirlOnFire  +   406d ago
I have an perfectly fine experience with battlefield 4. It was Ghost that was the problem with error code for me. It works today and it said I had corrupt data then worked fine. It was most likely an update problem because I started Ghost without the update first. ^~^
Nocando  +   406d ago
I have to agree, playing bf4 today and it crashed 3 times, not to mention this annoying glitch where the screen looks like its going into 3d mode and back. Fun game when it works, but I expect far better for the $70 "digital deluxe" premium.
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XboxFun  +   406d ago
And yet everyone was jumping for joy and dubsteppin not too long ago on N4G about dat 1080p for PS4.

Kind of hard to enjoy that 1080 when your game keeps crashing eh?

Another example of jumping the gun and celebrating before actually getting your hands on the game. And also another example of how resolution means nothing if your game is either crap or can't even work.

Both CoD and BF4 were rushed out to meet both new consoles release date. Instead they could have held these versions back and tweaked them more and released them later maybe even during Xmas time to make sure the game was working correctly.
KwietStorm  +   406d ago
Yes it's hard to enjoy it when it's crashing. What's your point?
RyuCloudStrife  +   406d ago
I got that same screen on Killzone Shadow Fall one time so far... I'm about to finish the campaign now.
Mosiac77  +   406d ago
It must be EA because my copies of killzone and COD are working fine on SP and MP so is not the firmware.
kevnb  +   406d ago
Works great on my pc
dmitrijs88  +   406d ago
runs nice at high settings on my hd7770 2gb + i5 2400
princejb134  +   406d ago
I got this error 4 times thus far
The game is still playable
trancefreak  +   406d ago
I have the PC version because I couldn't wait to play BF4 but I had already ordered the PS4 version as well. I wanted to play with a ton of my co workers whom just received PS4's. Looks like that isn't happening with this game

I have not opened the BF4 PS4 version as of yet and its being returned. I am having to much fun playing Shadowfall so I will use the credit to get a compatible gaming headset.
Skizelli  +   406d ago
Anyone who says BF4 is optimized is full of crap. The game is buggy in general, no matter what platform it's on. I've been playing it on PS3. The game played fine the first day or so, but then I started experiencing game freezes. They weren't random, however. I noticed it only happened when spawning on a squad member, but not when I was alone or the Commander. After browsing some forums and then Reddit, I found out the game's field perks are bugged and I have to use the Defensive perk until they fix the rest. Sure enough, the problem was solved and I haven't froze since.

Battlefield is fun and all, but it's been a buggy, clunky franchise ever since BF1942.
starchild  +   406d ago
I don't know what you are talking about. I haven't had any problems with the PC version. It looks amazing and runs extremely well.

I have an HD 7950 and i5 2500k and I can tell you Battlefield 4 looks at least as good as Crysis 3 (probably better) and runs a hell of a lot better. I haven't had any real issue to speak of. I think they did a pretty good job optimizing it for the PC. I can't imagine how good it is going to run after the Mantle API is made available.
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Skizelli  +   405d ago
Like I said, the game ran fine for me for a day or so, even when I chose different field perks. Maybe you're one of the lucky ones, but the problems DO exist on the PC version as well.

http://bf4central.com/2013/...
Enemy  +   407d ago
I fear DICE may soon approach the route of annually rushed Battlefield thanks to EA.
konnerbllb  +   406d ago
I love bf but "soon"? Its already happening. They have always botched the launch since bf1942 on PC.
Pandamobile  +   406d ago
Name a Battlefield game that has had a smooth launch.

You can't.

It's just the way it goes with some series. Most multiplayer games have horrible launch-period issues. They all get ironed out in the first couple patches, but the first week of a game's long life cycle is never a good metric for how good the game actually is.
aceitman  +   406d ago
battlefield is every 2 years not annually.
tehpees3  +   406d ago
We all know it will become an annual event if EA see it sell enough.
TheStorm  +   406d ago
Nah, because their next game is not even Battlefield, it's the reboot of Star Wars Battlefront
ELpork  +   406d ago
Launch games you say?
svoulis  +   406d ago
Wait wait BF4 BROKEN on another platform ....no wayyyy

/s
frostypants  +   406d ago
Dice is kind of the Bethesda of the FPS genre...they make epic games, but they also have epically bad QA.
ufo8mycat  +   406d ago
Guys you have to realise DICE had to develop BF4 for 5 platforms - PS4,XBONE,PS3,360,PC

That takes a TON of work

There is bound to be issues
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TheGreatAndPowerful  +   406d ago
Then delay the game for a month or two or however long it needs to freaking work properly on release day...what's so difficult about that?
Majin-vegeta  +   406d ago
Gotta beat COD.
badkolo  +   406d ago
exactly im getting fed up with the excuses dev's use, dont release the game until its ready
leogets  +   406d ago
the fact is that the problems are server based and can't be fully tested until its available to the masses! der
DARK WITNESS  +   406d ago
unfortunately the truth is that it's not up to the devs.

it's up to the publishers, in this case EA. ea hold the $$$$ here. EA want it out before Cod, they don't care if it works or not.

this don't have nothing to do with the ps4 or it's power.

I have it on 360 and it's constantly locking up my console.
TheGreatAndPowerful  +   406d ago
@leogets

and what do you think the purpose of the beta was for exactly?
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hellzsupernova  +   406d ago
so iron these issues out before release
OrangePowerz  +   406d ago
Especially when EA insists on releasing before CoD.
LordMe  +   406d ago
Assassin's Creed 4 did that plus the Wii U and I have not hit any issues. DICE just launches the games almost in beta and then fixes it all after they cash in.
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famoussasjohn  +   406d ago
There's too many issues that are there to even have thought of releasing it with pride of putting DICE on it. The launch of BF4 on PC has been atrocious and had endless crashes and can only assume that the consoles are getting screwed too. There's been a lot of things that shouldn't have been passed through QA but was.
svoulis  +   406d ago
I agree, but I feel like they should've waited then. I can't even play on PC without random crashes and horrible FPS I have 2x 680's. Then I get it for PS3 and PS4..(cause of the digital deal)

and it works alright on PS4 (did the whole campaign with only 2 crashes) but online crashed a few times already.
pandehz  +   406d ago
Its the first Battlefield I havent bought yet. The beta was so horrid compared to BF3 that I decided to skip this completely. Crashing is one thing, the beta was almost unplayable. Also the final version from what I hear is not that different.
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DarthJay  +   406d ago
I had this happen myself. During single player. I have yet to actually get in a multiplayer game...
elmaton98  +   406d ago
Try team deathmatch is about the best you can get.
SITH  +   406d ago
I have had corruption errors four times on my 36o. I noticed it happens when the game either locked up during loading, or I turned it off during loading. To fix it I simply copy my save file into the cloud. When it happens again, I just copy the save file again but from the cloud to the hard drive.
Idba  +   406d ago
I swear if EA knew GUhosts would be shit, theuy'd let Dice delay it
No FanS Land  +   406d ago
WOW! and I thought about buying BF4 this PM. Bought my PS4 yesterday, but still haven't decided on a game yet.
BG11579  +   406d ago
Start with Resogun, the game is pretty solid!
JessiePinkmanYo  +   406d ago
I got Assassins Creed 4 as my first title on PS4. LOVE IT, and I wasn't a fan of other AC games, but the pirate theme is awesome. I'll be getting BF4 and CoD on X1 on Friday.

Side note which may help some playing BF on PS4-It takes a bit to install the game, which I read on here or another site. AC was being buggy and corrupt for me at first because I was getting to areas not yet installed. Try leaving the game on for a bit and let it install. It MAY help, which I did for AC4 and it works flawless now. I'm sure the other issues will be fixed with a patch. Good luck guys
tehpees3  +   406d ago
You can't blame the firmware for this one. Honestly I'm not surprised by this news.
DomceM  +   406d ago
ahhh the joy of buying a video game produced by a publisher that forced the developer to release the game way before its ready.

Thank god star citizen, PC exclusive is being funded by pc gamers only and publishers can go F themselves.
SITH  +   406d ago
I must admit, I love the fact no publisher's nasty hands and overbearing needs are touching a gem like star citizen. I have pledged $720 into the game and still have at least one more ship I may buy.
DomceM  +   406d ago
my contribution will be very modest. only $150.

Ive seen some people pledge $5000+ on the forums.
we are going to get an amazing game.
xJumpManx  +   406d ago
Its not just BF4. I got this error with Madden, NBA 2k14 and Injustice. Strangely not with Need for Speed Rivals.
MorePowerOfGreen  +   406d ago
I've never seen a error code for a simple crash or freeze due to un-optimized code. Is this a PS4 feature? or a more serious system software/hardware notification? On current gen consoles those error codes mean something more serious with console software or hardware issues.

I was just hoping it was BF4 as it is a mess on 360 as well but the console does not notify you with console code errors. Maybe it's just the game(s) and next gen systems handle these things differently. I was going to get NBA 2K for XB1.
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xJumpManx  +   406d ago
When the ps4 crashes it takes you to a error code screen that lets you notify sony of the issue. If the ps4 itself completely crashes it loads a safe mode disc checker and I have been a day one adopter since the N64 and I can say this has been the worst experience on day one so far for me. I had better luck once I turned of being online and reinstalled my 6 games.
aNDROiD17_  +   406d ago
HOW DO YOU FUCKING INVITE SOMEONE!?!?!?!?
Guelly0209  +   406d ago
I been trying to figure that out since the game first came out when I played it on the ps3 smdh
TKCMuzzer  +   406d ago
You have to join a game first, then hit start and invite. Backwards I know.
idontcare  +   406d ago
lol, that's why i choose xb1
Avernus  +   406d ago
lol? the game doesn't have a party system, not the console...
aNDROiD17_  +   406d ago
lol the xbox one version wont have one either idiot. they dont have an invite system on any platform right now
willie32  +   406d ago
The game removed the party system since it was difficult to develop. BF3 had a lot of issues when it released on PS3. It is lazy development.
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NeoTribe  +   406d ago
I can't even log into a match because the network is so fucked up. Havnt even played it online yet.
Fil101  +   406d ago
I want bfbc3
leogets  +   406d ago
why do u think battlefield bad company 3 would bring n e thing different to multiplayer? campaign has its comedy yes but mp is all the same
Fil101  +   406d ago
Not sure what it would bring all I know is that I enjoyed bc2 more online than bf3 & bf4 just feels more like bf3.5
Dee_Cazo  +   406d ago
Thank god i'm not the only one. DICE made BFBC2 fantastic and inadvertently became Call of Duty's competitor.

Unfortunately they were already working on BF3 that looked gorgeous but played a lot different and less fun for me than Bad Company.

So now as they are locked in this rivalry EA won't want to ruin brand recognition and will keep pushing out regular Battlefield titles so they dont confuse consumers.

I played so much BFBC2 and loved the Vietnam expansion. Disappointing that we get these Call of Duty DLC/changes in Battlefield making it worse.
khellendros1  +   406d ago
Yeah, it's been crashing for me today too. Hopefully they will release a patch in the next few days.
Sci0n  +   406d ago
The game is so amazing on PS4 when you can actually play it. The only mode I have issues playing is conquest at the moment.
lobocob  +   405d ago
Yeah, Conquest is pretty pointless, atm, unless I'm doing something wrong.. But I'm also experiencing a bunch of other issues, about 90% of the time I don't get to finish a match because I get the error code from this article, and when I decided to go give the single player a spin, that ends with a corrupted save file, not a good look. It's a great game, I would really enjoy being able to actually play it.
leogets  +   406d ago
game is awesome for me. had 1 crash since release on my ps3.. only thing I find funny is there's no team chat option or a squad invite option.. what the actuall f**k
TKCMuzzer  +   406d ago
If you start a game and create a squad you can invite your friends, they automatically join your squad even if you make it private, otherwise you can flick between the squads in the team setup option by pressing start, it's all a bit backwards.
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TKCMuzzer  +   406d ago
I found it funny when EA blamed the PS4, it must be the PS4's fault that it keeps crashing on the PS3 as well.....typical EA.
sycnation  +   406d ago
made with no party system ?
wow.
and recently I can't figure out how to change the difficulty in the campaign
anyone?
fhizikz  +   406d ago
ive been through two ps4 already since launch both with the same turning off problem hopefully my third ps4 will work
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Deltaguy  +   406d ago
this game crashed my pc..twice....
ninjagoat  +   406d ago
Dice will fix it.
KontryBoy706  +   406d ago
haven't crashed one time on my PS4. Amazingly I have been getting CRASH AFTER CRASH on my PC though. That's why I bought it for PS4 until they sort the BS out on Origin!
Nodoze  +   406d ago
This is called ship and fix. A common issue for almost ALL software, not just games.
spike  +   406d ago
I cant play Conquest
Ben12  +   406d ago
Oh yah sing it with me. Ohhh it's an imperfect day. Thank god I Bought Xbox 1. Oh such an imperfect day it's just barely hanging on. Sing it with me people.
ATiElite  +   406d ago
LMFAO!!! Oh My! Look Who's CRASHING NOW!

In your FACE! But Only to those Jerk of a FANBOYS who ridiculed the PC version of BF4 for Crashing.

Yes I'm acting Childish just like them because some people are just too stupid to be an Adult too so I gotta stoop to their LOW IGNORANT LEVEL from time to time.

Fanboy --"BF4 PC crashing then you should throw it away and go buy the SUPERIOR version on the PS4"

Sure why not so I can loose my progress and CRASH even MORE on a PS4, OK will do.

*A Game as Big as BF4 that got ported to 5 platforms is bound to have problems, I understand this more than anyone but DO NOT run around acting like one platform is NOT gonna suffer issues because they all will*

This Post was ONLY intended for the Silly Fanboys and their ignorant comments. I have BF4 PC and have ONLY suffered ONE crash! I see some bugs and glitches still but that DOES NOT detract from the fact that BF4 is AWESOME!

If you do not OWN BF4 but wanna whine and CRY about bugs/glitches then FINE go play COD:G and let us DIE HARD BF fans enjoy OUR game without YOU! DICE is still the BEST, The Frostbite 3 is still the Best Engine out.

This is why I hate new Gen consoles because DICE had to make BF4 for 5 platforms and did not have enough time to Debug but IDIOTS do not recognize this and just want to watch the world burn.

If XB1/PS4 had BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY more Gamers would upgrade to them FASTER thus DICE could of just SKIPPED the PS3/X360 versions and had time to Debug PC/PS4/XB1 versions.

So Basically this is another ISSUE of Consoles MESSING up a Game. Also the PC version is running pretty smooth as the amount of PC Gamers is huge and like I said the Crash issue was overblown, It may be Overblown on the PS4 too and same will happen next week for XB1 as N4G loves MISERY.

Battlefield Since 1942!
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norefugee  +   406d ago
FIX for crashing Battlefield 4 on PS4: hit your PS button go to settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data in Online Storage > Download to System Storage > Battlefield 4 > Select All > Download. This should fix any crashing issues
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