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DICE Finally Fixing Rubber Banding On Battlefield 4

Simon O'Neill of VGamerz discusses the statement of DICE's upcoming patch and why it's ridiculous.

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Derekvinyard13824d ago

What a sad read to see this game still has problems, I hope this effects there next game, you can't treat your customers like this releasing a game that clearly has problems

porkChop824d ago

I'd honestly be surprised if it didn't have a big impact on BF5 sales.

BALLARD32824d ago

I'd probably be inclined to skip their next game if it wasn't Battlefront because BF4 has been that rough up to this point. Love me some Battlefield though, so I hope they can get it together for their future titles.

emad-E-three823d ago

To be honest I don't see myself buying it I mean no more support for Battlefield! And if I ever feel the need for that game i'll 100% buy it 2nd hand to make sure EA don't get a single $ and to make 'em regret BF4 (maybe its just me but thats how I feel about EA now)!

qu1ckset823d ago

I love all you haters on the game, yes it's had issues from launch , it pissed me off as well , but since then it's been fixed other then the conquest rubber banding which doesn't bother me to much because I don't play much of that game mode anyways. But at the end of the day this game shits on COD and I'd gladly purchase this over COD anyday.

I will gladly buy BF5 and Battlefront (not day one just incase issues at launch like bf4. Lol)

emad-E-three823d ago

Saying my own opinion makes me a "hater" you say?! Yeah because money grows on trees and yeah EA didn't steal my money by selling me a broken product!! Grow up fanboy!

Thats my opinion EA will not get my money! Sorry this maks YOU a stupid not me a hater!
I don't give a shit about CoD or BF that much to be a fanboy for neither, Again grow up please.

ScottyHoss823d ago

Wouldn't hating EA make you a hater (of EA) though? And no need for the personal attacks man, like you said just "saying" an opinion, and his was that battlefield is better than CoD. I really think you need to grow up dude, or just calm down and let it go.

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GarrusVakarian824d ago (Edited 824d ago )

Many people are going to think i am plain lying when i say this, but in all the 140+ hours ive spent on this game on PS4, i haven't had a single instance of rubber banding or lag (i only join lobbies with full bar connections).

I've had the campaign save data glitch and the glitch where it kicks you back to the UI a handful of times. But apart from those, it's been problem free. I must be miraculously lucky.

Although, i do acknowledge how broken this game is for a lot of people. I feel for people who still can't play the game properly, this long after launch after spending their hard earned money on it.

Detoxx824d ago

Same here dude.. 280 hours of gameplay and rubberbanding maybe once a week, and joining another server would fix it.

I got disagreed to hell and made fun of every time I said this on N4G.

Bennibop824d ago

me too, never had a single problem until the release of the latest DLC where I had lag for a couple of days. But even that seems to have been sorted.

Septic824d ago

You're lucky mate. I've had it happen every time now (although a few months ago it was fine for a week or so). I haven't touched the game in ages as a result.

Darth_Yoda824d ago

Rubber Banding, lags, lost saves, tons of glitches and more.
Bought BF4 with my PS4 (my firt BF btw) never going back to Battlefield.
Had to trade it in a few days ago no other option for me. Glad u guys got lucky ....

cyclindk824d ago

I think much of this had to do with distance from servers and such, geographically/regionally. Even WITHIN regions a person (thousands potentially) are much farther away than others. Makes a big difference, not to mention if there were many other issues involved, coding, "cheap"/too few overburdened servers...

Point is, yes SOME will play care free, but many others are screwed. Same with any product, if YOU end up being the one screwed YOU wouldn't sit idly by and just take it either.

AgentSmithPS4823d ago

Were you only playing TDM, DOM, and other low player count modes? I assume that's why ea/dice made it only 10vs10 (less than last-gen) because they were trying to get by with cheap servers from the start. 64p CQ was where I saw the majority of my problems.

Maybe some people had much faster internet than the rest of us and their poorly designed game would let them take most of the data and lag us, like a LPB with a plasma gun in Quake or something...

Panthers823d ago

Rubberbanding only happens in 64 player Conquest (at least for me) so if you were playing other modes then that doesnt surprise me. But in Conquest it is horrible.

GarrusVakarian823d ago (Edited 823d ago )

@agentsmith

Nope, i play Rush mode exclusively. And my internet speed is nothing special.

@Panthers

That must be why then, lol. Thankfully, Conquest bores the socks off of me. RUSH MODE FO LYFE!

Detoxx823d ago

I play CQ Large only (PS4) with no problems.

Jac5al823d ago (Edited 823d ago )

Conquest mode(64 players)is where you get the rubber-banding. The new servers have seemed to address the issue although.

asmith2306823d ago

The network issues only seem to plague large maps on conquest mode with 64 players. Try it on conquest with 64 players. It's a lot better since last week but there are still some issues. Mostly when flying jets. The ground game seems to have been fixed.

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icaruslives824d ago

What I find most disappointing is the fact that PS4/XB1 players were essentially $600 beta testers. I bought premium, BF4, and a PS4 on launch day, and I lost my save data 6 times in total. It's now 6 months later, and I still cannot play a game I bought a console to play.

-Simon

Vegamyster824d ago

I had less issues with the Beta then the "final" product lol.

cyclindk824d ago

Same here and that was on PS3.

I TRULY think this is the work of EA going cheap somehow server-side and I know JACK about how all that works, but I DO know that somehow, "magically" after the launch of games like this and companies only THEN increase the number of servers all the problems tend to go away... hmmm I wonder why... maybe don't be cheap greedy a$$es and pay for MORE than enough servers from the get go!

AgentSmithPS4823d ago

We need new laws that prevent a greedy POS company like ea/dice from selling DLC and "premium" versions of their game until their original game reaches a standardized level of quality online and offline.

And if they don't fix the problems within X amount of time then they lose their right to have pre-orders and/or pre-order bonuses. If they don't fix it past X amount of days they have to start refunding money.

These companies are like the scum contractors on the news that take the money and run without completing the work.

cyclindk823d ago

There's supposed to be a "natural law" imbedded in all of us, which says to us, "don't buy the next thing they sell until reviews and videos illustrate it is near perfect before launch," but unfortunately too many, as with CoD, keep buying either crappy games or broken games regardless so the devs never feel the pressure as much. Otherwise I guarantee it wouldn't have taken this many months for them to "fix/invest more" into the servers...

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tigertron824d ago

Great that they're fixing this but this is too little too late. The rubber banding should have been fixed ages ago, and I've already traded in my copy.

hellzsupernova824d ago

Still boycotting EA. They rub me the wrong way. I may be brought back by battlefront but if they ruin that game as well!

cyclindk824d ago

Yep, still not getting premium until things look like they may STAY fixed. Battlefront WILL be my weakness I'm afraid.. we have all been in a Star Wars drought for so long...

hellzsupernova824d ago

It will be a sad day to see battlefront ruined.
I may torrent battlefield 4 single player to test my new pc out.

BattleReach824d ago (Edited 824d ago )

When Battlefield Bad Company 3 gets announced everyone wants it though ;)

NarooN824d ago

Sadly the guys who were behind that series doesn't even work at DICE anymore, so a BC3 is pretty unlikely. Maybe it's for the best, since EA/DICE would muck that game up as well.

Rivitur824d ago

We will see dice we will see my moneys on no.

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