BF3 Game Update will drop on the 27th of March for PlayStation 3. Xbox 360 and PC will come soon.

Battlefield Blog - "We’ve been hard at work collecting and working on your feedback and suggestions, and are now happy to report that the next patch for Battlefield 3 will be released for PlayStation 3 on the 27th of March. More information on Xbox 360 and PC will come soon.

This patch includes many gameplay tweaks and balances; several suggested by you. The full list of changes and updates is as follows. This update will also bring the “Rent a Server” functionality to Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. For more updated information on this functionality, check back next week."

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F7U122434d ago (Edited 2434d ago )

I guess it's safe to assume that the reason for the hold up is because of MS. PS3 has a release date, PC was probably ready to go before the patch for consoles was even submitted.

So in order to not make MS look bad they're holding off on PC release date.

F7U122434d ago (Edited 2434d ago )

MS is purposefully dragging their feet with this update because they realize that by delaying this very much needed patch it'll help to continue to stoke the flames of frustrations/anger towards DICE and EA and as you know COD's direct and only challenger at the moment is BF3 and considering the little arrangement that MS & Act have together, I don't think MS is going to do much in the way of helping one of its partners main competitors.

DICE has stated many times in the past that the PC certification process was the quickest out of the three and that was one of the main advantages of coding for the PC, but now for some reason it's lagging behind and there's still no ETA, it just seems a little suspicious.

/conspiracy theory

Series_IIa2434d ago (Edited 2434d ago )

Keep believing that but maybe, just maybe its DICE being as useless and slow as ever to sort a patch out.

If you've played BF2 before you'd know this...

Or in a twist, Sony has paid DICE to release patch on PS3 first, the pieces fit, date for PS3 non for 360 or PC... It's obvious Sony fronted more cash.


F7U122434d ago (Edited 2434d ago )

Didn't have a gaming PC when BF2 was out but BC2 was never this bad. I'm guessing that Gustave had a lot to clean up after he replaced Demize99. He's actually the one to blame for the state of BF3 being in it's current state. I feel bad for the guy and I'm sure he never wanted any of this to happen but they should have never put a guy with such little expense into that kind of position.

EA community manager for BF3.
"The only reason that Sony's patch is going out first is because it's the only one that's ready right now.
We're putting the finishing touches on the other patches and working as hard as possible.
This has nothing to do with favoritism for a platform and is NOT related to DLC coming to Sony first.
This just as well could have been PC or 360 first."

CoolBeansRus2434d ago (Edited 2434d ago )

So let me get this straight. You think they are holding off on the PC update until MSFT approves the patch for the xbox 360? Wow. How did you connect those two? You are amazing. Can you link the jfk assassination to...idk...Ceasar assassination? I believe in you.

Somebody2433d ago

I was surprised to see the title saying the PC patch will be DELAYED after the PS3 seeing that the PC doesn't have to ask anyone any permission to do so.

"Improved the accuracy of the Attack Helicopter’s Rocket Pods, both guided and unguided." Tanks are already useless against regular rockets from high flying low moving strafing helo, now this?

"Below Radar will now also prevent the lock on of Stinger and IGLA missiles." Oh great. The length of time for a missle to reach a high flying helo is about the same/longer as the flares and fire extinguisher reload time and now the missles can't lock on to them at lower altitude too?

CoolBeansRus2433d ago

yes, that made me wonder too. How in the hell is anything going to be shot down? When you first get locked all you have to do is hit the flares then lower you altitude and just wait for the flares to come back. How in the hell is anyone going to be able to shoot the dam thing down!?! ohh well, lets see how it works before going crazy. :D

Somebody2432d ago (Edited 2432d ago )

Half of my team of 16 were carrying Iglas but none of us could take down the enemy while playing Wake Island the other day. They stole our jet and helo so we were pounded by F35, Havoc, Su35, Cobra and Huey. All I see are flares and fire extinguishers being spammed around making our efforts futile. I resorted to using a T90 as an AA station. Scored a number hits but it still take more than one shots to kill a helo. I missed Bad Company 2 where there are those who can shoot helos from a far away with tanks.

I appreciate that tanks soon can kill these pests will one shot but tanks are still too weak against their rockets. Even the Mobile AA is merely used to harass tanks and infantry instead of actually doing any anti-air (its guns is pitifully inaccurate and the missles just kept getting jammed). Why does state of the art missles are fooled by fire extinguishers anyway? They chase heat signatures hence the name IR missles, and if I'm not mistaken extinguishers aren't supposed to be emanating heat. I never heard that technique in real life combat as far I know.

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jizzyjones2434d ago (Edited 2434d ago )

PS3 owners can now turn off AA to help input lag........I still havent noticed input lag, but least it seems to speed up alot of other areas. My biggest gameplay issues aren't on the list tho.

Being revived in battle than having a delay til i can shoot/change weapons pisses me off the most.
An also when it cancels your grenandes if you get killed.

Hufandpuf2434d ago

"Being revived in battle than having a delay til i can shoot/change weapons pisses me off the most."

That's for balancing purposes.


face palm

"An also when it cancels your grenandes if you get killed."

not all the time.

eak32433d ago

Your grenades get cancelled if you havent released it yet. Its stupid but as long as its in the air when you die it will still go off.

GamingManiac2431d ago

What exactly does it mean to turn off AA? How will this change the graphics??

ninjahunter2434d ago

Yay for making PC player wait.

gypsygib2434d ago (Edited 2434d ago )

So I bought the PS3 version because it was supposed to be slightly better, now to have the game control properly I have to turn off AA and make the graphics worse!?

DAMN! Somehow, I'm ALWAYS dealing with the inferior version of multiplats.

Crysis 2 - got it on 360 and half the game suffers from a grain glitch that make the graphics look like a low quality streamed video. PS3 didn't have that problem

Red Dead Redemption - got my GF to pick it up for me, she got the PS3 version and I was too impatient to delay playing so I couldn't exchange it.

Black Ops - got it on PS3 because all my friends switched over to PS3 when their 360s died and no one ended up playing online because they got into BFBC2

Now BF3, it never ends...

I'm cursed.

Dojan1232434d ago

Please tell me what plat you buy for on the next game. I will get it on the other ;)

gypsygib2434d ago (Edited 2434d ago )

Lol bubbles for being funny Dojan

I forgot to mention I got AC2 on PS3 because it was on sale for $20 and the 360 version was sold out and I bought AC Revelations for 360 thinking from AC2 and AC Brotherhood, that it would be better on 360 but it turns out the PS3 version is better.

torchic2433d ago

Crysis 2 on PS3 was the worst version I thought :/ broken AI, horrid resolution & framerate in the initial chapters...

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