Submitted by excaliburps 601d ago | news

Battlefield 4: DICE rolling out a new server “version” for all platforms, downtime expected

Battlefield 4: DICE rolling out a new server “version” for all platforms, downtime expected (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

malokevi  +   601d ago
Hopefully not too much downtime! I plan to play late into Saturday morning. Though, if this fixes the crashes, then life is good.
MWong  +   601d ago
I don't care how much downtime there is as long as it'll fix the crashes and rubber banding. I think the OHK was patched yesterday on the PS4 & PC. They really need to bring back Squad-Ups.
Dewitt  +   601d ago
This!! I am tired of the frame-locking, the random crashes, deleting the campaign save after playing, the awful server latency at times. EA should have stopped being stubborn and just used MS's dedicated servers.

Let me say that this is a great game, but these crashes, campaign problems, and not being able to enjoy the game are just ridiculous.
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FullMetalTech  +   601d ago
Yeah i dont understand the logic in them not adding in a squad party.
Septic  +   601d ago
Man the current bug is so annoying. If you go to dashboard and come back to battlefield, the game becomes unresponsive to your button presses. So frustrating. It's happening to my mate too.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   601d ago
Im going to be out later today so hopefully it will be back up by the time i get home because this game is so much fun, i love playing it. I like conquest.....but rush is where its at for me. The feeling of going for the objective while having only a few tickets remaining is a massive adrenaline rush << see what i did there?

I praise my lucky stars that i haven't been having any issues. So many people have said the game is broken for them, but apart from 3 crashes it's been 100% fine for me. Loving this game on PS4, which i never thought i would seeing as i hated BF3 for last gen. The improved framerate and player count is just what this game needed for me to like it.
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Callediceman  +   601d ago
same here, I've only had about 2-4 crashes the entire time i have played it(about 10-15 hours). oh and a few games of having the wierd sound glitch, annoying but not game breaking. hopefully this fixes the issues for everyone.
famoussasjohn  +   601d ago
They can take all the time they need to fix up this game. As long as I'm not getting booted out of games or having crashes every few matches then I'm fine with some down time.
3-4-5  +   601d ago
Game has only crashed/froze on me like 4-5 times, and been mostly enjoyable.

Hoping maybe this helps with frame rate or something.

It seems some maps it runs so smooth and others I get 10 less FPS.
UnholyLight  +   601d ago
Need the random crashes, texture pop in, and severe sound loss problems fixed.

Then this game can truly be great :)

I cant wait for that day
Dark11  +   601d ago
Thank god i don't buy online focus games from EA.
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Detoxx  +   601d ago
We don't care.
Dark11  +   601d ago
Well you cared enough to reply.
jmac53  +   601d ago
"connection issues to be expected". Has anything changed since launch.
dcj0524  +   601d ago
This why I always wait 3 months before buying a multi player focused game.
Detoxx  +   601d ago
And then after 3 months you start whining that everybody is better/has better guns then you.
famoussasjohn  +   601d ago
Then he can spend $30 to unlock them at all once he loads the game up lol. Still will have to grind for the expansion guns.
MorePowerOfGreen  +   601d ago
Too bad BF4 doesn't use the netcode of Killer Instinct. I wish there was a way for Dice to use MSFT's servers.
Drekken  +   601d ago
Can you please post a picture of your Microsoft paycheck? Killer Instinct isn't perfect... Look at the video above me.

Plus, even if it was perfect you are comparing the netcode of a 2 person fighter to a 3D 64 team multiplayer. You really can't be serious.
qu1ckset  +   601d ago
I've logged about 60hrs in this game and rank 34 and I'm loving it , DICE fix the single player save issue which is really annoying , after the last two patches I never crash anymore , but the in game sound bug on conquest is pretty annoying when it happens!

Lastly wtf is up with not letting us squad up with are friends before joining a game , so hard for 3 or 4 of us to join the same game!
famoussasjohn  +   601d ago
60 hours and only at rank 34? I'm at 17hours and am up to rank 39. Make sure to use your bonus xp time that you earn in battlepacks. I got 2 200% bonus xp, I was getting like 150-200K in xp for 2 hours straight.

In regards to the squad up, they completely removed it because it wasn't up to their quality. I preferred that method instead of the "try and join your friend race before someone else does" crap that they're pushing.
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qu1ckset  +   601d ago
I play more TDM lately to rank up gun unlocks and attachments for my guns, and I didn't even know what the battle packs until recently I have tons, I notice you rank up much faster in conquest.

Feel free to add me on PSN: Qu1ckset360
famoussasjohn  +   601d ago
qu1ckset - lol I hear ya. I didn't know much either until I went on the website to redeem them and see all the details behind them. I'd say keep the 200% xp boost if you have them until another double xp weekend so you get the absolute most out of it.

Also, you can't double up on your xp boost, so if you have like 11 25% boost, you can only use one for that one hour and then reapply a new one after the one hour is used up.
Ya conquest is great for xp. I just run as a engineer and try to destroy as much vehicles as I can. I leveled up my anti-air vehicle in one round lol.
Detoxx  +   601d ago
Rank 51 here after 34,5 hours :D
mastershredder  +   601d ago
EA sent out a survey at 3 am this morning concerning Battlefield 4.

"Make Your Opinion Count!

As a valued customer, we'd like your input to help us improve your gaming experience.

We've created a short survey to help us better understand your gaming needs and preferences. Please take a few minutes to make your voice heard."

I was rolling at 7 am this morning. Clicked the link, because I had some input concerning my experiences with it. And:

"We're sorry, but this survey is now full. Thanks for applying!"

Seriously? Better be "down time".
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famoussasjohn  +   601d ago
lol how can you have enough feedback? They should be taking in all the feedback they can considering they're putting themselves up for a 3rd campaign of being the worst company in the world again. (May not be the worst, but if you piss off enough gamers, they'll make sure you know it.

They've yet to keep their promise of releasing quality games and have done nothing but release broken games and push DLC down our throats.
Elwenil  +   601d ago
I left my feedback when I filed my complaint with the Better Business Bureau.
sovietsoldier  +   601d ago
hopefully it will fix the shutter on many servers that user have been having since last patch.
310dodo  +   601d ago
Game is a mess on PS4, and has been since launch day.

everyone hates on COD, but honestly based on launch games for PS4 Ghost is way more impressive right now.

Battlefield does have moments of jaw dropping awesomeness but they are far and between right now
qu1ckset  +   601d ago
Lol Cod and the word impressive don't belong in the same sentence!
310dodo  +   601d ago
if you havent played it how would you know?

because 15 ppl on N4G said it sucks?

nah I actually play games before talking about them
VENOMACR1227  +   601d ago
You have a better chance of seeing Jesus on a skateboard.

This isn't going to fix jack squat.
n4gamingm  +   601d ago
once the crashes are fixed i think we need upgraded reviews this game has a large set of customization options available
KratosSaveUs  +   601d ago
I lost my patients with this game. Its not even fun anymore. I'm done. I wish I got AC4 instead.
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   601d ago
mannn....shut up!
DeadMansHand  +   601d ago
ACBF is awesome. Battlefield outshines it for mp though. I got ACBF for my SP fix then when burnt out on raping hunter ships I go kill people in my boat.
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mochachino  +   601d ago
I've currently have no uptime so roll away DICE.

Last update removed any ability I had to play MP. Can't connect at all now. Shame too, because, for me, it worked perfectly before.
DeadMansHand  +   601d ago
Ugh so frustrated. I'm actually getting pretty good at flying a chopper but with so much rubber banding I can't hit jack squat...again...lol

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