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Submitted by Mister_V 118d ago | news

Battlefield 4 – DICE ‘Unhappy With Server Performance,’ “Rubber-Banding” Fix Incoming

MP1st - Battlefield 4 Naval Strike has officially launched for all Battlefield 4 Premium member across all platforms. But for many, the experience is being marred by a recent bout of severe server lag, or what many refer to as “rubber-banding”. (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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TheBurger29  +   118d ago
Wow.. how many months has this been going on? Never will I be a DICE game at launch
ZodTheRipper  +   118d ago
At least 5 months, this has to be a f****ing joke.
Now they are suddenly unhappy with the server performance? How many times have EA execs defended the performance of BF4? They were even sued for it back in december
http://www.videogames.net.i...
This is simply ridiculous, it's about time some eyes are opened at EA. This is NOT how you treat paying customer.
JetsFool3500  +   118d ago
If they really care they'd give us premium members a free map pack instead of sum bullshit player appreciation month that costs them nothing
papashango  +   118d ago
Glad I skipped this one. I've played BF since it launched with 1942. After BF3 I already knew the direction it was headed and I'm glad I ended it there.

I would have hated to see one of my favorite fps franchises go to crap like this.
Meatyboy  +   118d ago
Yes!! Nobody can tell you what to be man!
Dynasty2021   118d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
The_Infected  +   118d ago
Why not just call BF4 a beta.
MasterCornholio  +   118d ago | Well said
I'm seriously getting tired of developers releasing extremely buggy games at launch. I dont mind day one patches because a game goes gold a month before release so its normal that they discover some new bugs during that period. But to release a game at launch with a large amount of game breaking bugs is unacceptable in my opinion.
BlingBlaine  +   118d ago
I have been calling it Betafail 4 and considered it.....

BF4=FUBAR For months I've been stating this and have unfortunately been 100% correct.
mezati99   118d ago | Bad language | show
spaceg0st  +   118d ago
Who knows how long it'll take them to implement the new servers. My guess is 2 months from now. Which is great, 7 months after release you're game actually may work as intended.
zep  +   118d ago
too late
Philoctetes  +   118d ago
This sucks because Battlefield is my favorite FPS franchise by far. Too bad it's handled by a uniquely bad pair of developers (DICE) and publishers (EA). Nearly half a year later and the game is still semi-broken.
Sheikah  +   118d ago
Server performance on the regular servers is fine now. It's nowhere near as bad as it used to be. However, come Naval Strike's release, it seems like they rolled back all the server related fixes, cause every server is running a minimum ping, rubberbanding bigtime.

I played NS to get some of the NS specific challenges out of the way, but OI'm gonna hop back to regular maps or 2nd Assault, because the servers running those games are *much* more stabile.

Honestly, try sniping when you need to adjust for range, target movement and a 0.5-2 second lag.... It is *impossible*
Nineball2112  +   118d ago
Great song! And very fitting in this instance... LOL
badvlad  +   118d ago
10 gb of update for 360 and i have 20 gig =( haha the crap that u need to download are larger than the game hehehe ea are so greedy they want 2 new bf each year
Majin-vegeta  +   118d ago
Why not delete every BF4 update except update8?
badvlad  +   118d ago
and that wont erase my campaign save or let my box freeze all the time?
Majin-vegeta  +   118d ago
I can't say for sure but I have read on Battlelog from plenty of people that is helps with the freezing.But I'm not sure about the campaign save.
badvlad  +   117d ago
cant risk the campaign I restarted that crap 4 times on hard for guns.
Majin-vegeta  +   118d ago
If you're on PS4 go to the server search function and type in Testserver.You're welcome.Although its only one map.
ZILLA  +   118d ago
Pleeeease fix the freezing on PS3 when on Obliteration mode on only BF4 maps and not DLC ones!if that gets fixed the game is nearly perfect.pleeeeease
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jizzyjones  +   118d ago
I refuse to pay for premium til they sort out Buggfield4
MasterCornholio  +   118d ago
What the heck is rubber banding?
Sheikah  +   118d ago
When you move a set distance, only to be pulled back again..

E.g. I spawned from the AV-130 one time, parachuted onto the ground - then got rubberbanded back into the air.

Another time, I ran from a grande, only to get rubberbanded back on top of it (shame the nade timer didn't get reverted too)
Dirtnapstor  +   118d ago
PS4... I've only experienced it in NS Rush mode. Team Deathmatch was working fine. Not sure about the other modes. As far as the other maps, it's been a good experience thus far.
bamillington  +   118d ago
Im a big fan but come on get it together
BX81  +   118d ago
Ea's and dice's response. .... just in case we weren't on your sh!t list.
Dirtnapstor  +   118d ago
Pretty safe to say this is what happens when you stretch your time/resources and try to multitask on multiplats. Despite it all, I have faith that DICE will fix it... EA needs to back off in general so crap like this does not occur.
franwex  +   117d ago
I just played battlefield 4 last night for the first time. I was a little disappointed. Just like w/ battlefield 3.

The bugs I encountered where not really too bad; but I know they have been fixing the game for months now.

The main reason I was disappointed was actually the players. I would try to heal players and they would ignore the health packs, or if I was to die, I wouldn't get revived w/ the defibrillator guy standing RIGHT NEXT TO ME! The whole team based thing is gone-and it is not the developer's fault. I'll skip this one or go back to bad company 2 I suppose...
hardeepmeghera  +   117d ago
Your'e disappointed cause some random dude decided against reviving you? WOW. You sound like a 12 year old right now, you realise that right.
franwex  +   115d ago
Yes. I realized it now. I am sorry.
dkgshiz  +   117d ago
Yea, I expect them to fix this maybe in another 4 months...maybe. Its funny. I just recently downloaded Mercenary Kings on PSN due to it being free with PS Plus. This game is only on version 1.00 which means they've never patched it and that game has a fully functional party/invite system. Something they don't even have on BF4 for the PS4. It runs at 100% with no issues and its over all a fun little 2d game. Given BF4 is a much larger game as a whole but this game is esentially a $15 indie title that has better functions and performs better then a AAA game like BF4.

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