Battlefield 4 sells 7+ million, only 2% are still playing

Battlefield 4's active player base is dwindling.

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NewMonday1538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

so I'm one of those 2%?

this is kind of a misdirection, because the number is for active users at the time. also what time was the stat taken was it mid-week? during working hours in the western hemisphere?

denawayne1538d ago

Yeah, and the 2% are the hardcore veterans who kick my butt on this occasional player. Nothing better than ending the match with a 2-18 K/D ratio and 800 pts. Kids, don't grow up and get married and have kids if you want to be good at multiplayer games.

Ok, I'm done venting my frustrations.

ThatOneGuyThere1538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

I've got 2 kids who I spend a TON of time with, and am happily married. I rarely finish below 5th place. Usually 1-3.

1. Play as a team.
2. Play with someone you know.
3. Play the objectives. Don't just snipe or try to go around killing everyone alone. You're going to fail. You get way more points playing the objectives.
4. If your squad leader isnt giving orders, find/make a different squad. If he is, follow the orders.

P.S. It helps to have been playing Battlefield religiously since BF1942. ;-)

Razputin1538d ago

Dude, I'm 26 years old, just finished college, have had a demanding part time job - actual manual labor, a girlfriend and 2 nieces that I'd have to pick up from school and watch till my sister got home from work.

Have maybe a total of 100-150 hours in BF4 and still have a 1.8 KDR. So I have to say with all due respect, and I mean with all due with respect, you just suck.

To get on point, I'm happy this is the issue. I am a huge Battlefield fan, but BF4 just feels like Medal of Honor Warfighter but expanded a bit more.

You see the issue that still persist with BF4, yes its only a few months out, but that isn't an excuse. We should have had a full working game since day one.

What DICE should have done is told EA no, give us another year and we will release it. I still enjoyed BF3.

The sad thing is BF3 had its issues and you would assume they'd be fixed in BF4, but they weren't.

BF4 didn't even have platoons at launch what sick joke is that.

Omegasyde1538d ago

IF you are 2-18 you are doing something seriosly wrong.

If you want to improve your stats do any of the following:

Stay in tanks
Stay in Helicoptors
Learn to Flank
Stop sniping from super far or hot spots
Put a silencer on your weapon
Shoot move communicate.
Learn to camp conservatively
Use your team as decoys
Stop playing like your playing CoD
Avoid people with better positions than you

I usually get a 2:1 KDR and still score alot of points by following that advice. I pray on people that come after me looking for revenge too and I always, always, always carry C4.

Bf4 is a thinking man's game. If you outgun me, I'll just get a tank. If you're in a tank and i'm not, I'll flank and avoid you. It's really that simple.

Sci0n1538d ago

2-18 K/D Ratio, Elpresador is that you!? lol!

Nafon1538d ago

lol at everyone replying just to tell you that you suck. Some people haven't been playing for long. I was terrible at BF when i first played it. everyone is, unless you started at the beginning. jumping into a game after it has been out for a while is never easy

KING851538d ago

LOL! Man all too true. Slowly but surely you just start losing those skills.

denawayne1538d ago

I'm glad I got the replies I did. I'm really not as bad as I said. It was more of a joke. I still suck though. My K/D ratio sits around .75 but it's mostly because since I play so randomly, I don't have anybody to play with and I tend to play alone. I do go for the objectives and try to help my team as much as possible. I usually end up in the middle when the match is over.

Anyone wants to play with a 40 year old, hit me up. Calibus is my tag on Live.

NewMonday1538d ago

advice for newcomers..

- start off with supporting actions
- let the veterans go to the front lines
- like what @Omegasyde said, stay in vehicles.
- learn the geography and combat tendencies.
- move from cover to cover, switch positions frequently.
- if outnumbered, run
- stick to your squad

also look at these..

AgentSmithPS41537d ago

There is a major team balancing problem in bf4 and to make it worse it seems to carry over to the next round (maybe it's just me, sometimes I assume it puts me on a garbage team to 'help save them' since my stats are good, but 1 vs 32 doesn't work out well). There's probably many reasons for this, ranging from the k/d sensitive quitting a challenging match, to players switching to the better team, to the worst players not knowing when to quit and find a more fair game, etc.

I don't mind a challenge but especially when I'm alone without friends or anyone using the mic I'll just find some way to have fun if I know my team has zero chance, it's not worth getting riled up because of dice/ea's failures.

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pwnsause_returns1538d ago

guess the lag and rubber-banding issues got to them. Good job dissapointing your fanbase EA

NovusTerminus1538d ago

This is on DICE as well. EA doesn't take the blame alone.

BattleReach1538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

I think it's still EA's fault, if they gave DICE a year more, the multiplayer worked fine.

NovusTerminus1538d ago

And DICE who has failed to fix it.

pwnsause_returns1538d ago

If DICE were defiant, they would of Just said Nope to EA for launching the game the way it was.... So yea Blames on DICE as well.

killzone6191538d ago

i agree

Dice made the mistake of deciding to take down the titan known as CoD. In order to do so, they had to limit their development time to compete (since CoD releases every 2 years)

Omegasyde1538d ago

Dice is owned by EA. People need to blame both.

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n4rc1538d ago

I enjoyed it.. Simply stopped playing when titanfall came out..

Planning on getting back into it tho

Neonridr1538d ago

I still play it, however I am guilty of milking Infamous for all it has. Once that 100% is mine (working on the evil side on expert), I will go back to playing BF4. I do have the Season Pass so I will want to try out all the DLC as they become available. But I don't play it nearly as much as I did when I first got my PS4.

Thatguy-3101538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

First and last time I buy a battlefield game at launch. People like to give crap on COD but at least matches are playable there. The new maps for battlefield 4 look really fun but I need to prohibit myself from purchasing them until things become more stable.

Ripsta7th1538d ago

As of recent like 2 days ago I started rubberbanding on most matches. I hate it. Hadn't experienced this before maybe once or twice

AgentSmithPS41537d ago

Try adjusting your options/gameplay/'lag compensation'(or whatever it's called) it's probably set to 50, try it lower if your connection is good, I use 40 or more if I play in Europe from Florida.

Yesterday my bf4 on ps4 crashed twice in a row, but it hasn't happened again, yet.

The RB isn't infuriatingly noticeable to me anymore, I only have lag now sometimes. I hate getting behind cover then magically dying by a shot through a ceiling or other impervious object a 'second' or so later.

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