Battlefield 4: Soon You’ll Be Able to Rent a Server

March 10, 2014 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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A manager on the Battlelog service has confirmed that soon you’ll be able to rent a server for Battlefield 4. Although he did not have a definite release date, he advised fans to watch the Control Room and Battlefield blog for updates. Of course, we’ll let you know if we hear anything, as well.

Rented servers will be most helpful to players who always play on a specific map or who have specific game rules they like to follow. Battlefield 4 has had a lot of difficulties since its launch, but maybe this is just the thing to revive interest in its online multiplayer. Still, the news has been met with mixed feelings, as some fans have had poor encounters with server moderators in the past.

Where do you fall on the issue? Do you think this is a good move, or will this lessen your enjoyment of the game? Let us know in the comments below.

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DICE Addresses Battlefield 4’s Netcode Issues

March 3, 2014 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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Battlefield 4 has suffered more than its share of problems. The most common are the “netcode issues,” which include glitches, latency compensation problems, and more. Today, DICE released an update explaining their steps to improve the situation.

They have already improved the latency compensation and fixed some of the rubber banding issues. They also fixed a glitch where the game’s kill card displayed an active opponent as having 0 health, collision mistakes where it was impossible to shoot past a broken object, PC bugs with vanishing crosshairs and hit markers, and inconsistent bullet impact sounds. They also have added an icon to notify players when they are killed by a headshot, to reduce confusion over whether one-hit kills are correct, or produced by glitches.

They are still working on the remaining rubber banding issue, glitches with the kill camera and other features being out of sync with the player’s death, a bug where weapons stop inflicting damage, a physics glitch in which sprinting could lead to sudden death, and several other issues. They are also considering increasing how often the game’s world is updated on certain servers.

Finally, they added two new icons to Battlefield 4 to make problems clearer. One is a clock icon that will appear on your screen when you are experiencing network lag. The other is an icon made up of four squares, which means your connection is losing information between you and the server. Both of these should help you understand what might be causing problems in your game session.

You can read DICE’s full post to learn all the details of their fixes and planned fixes. It’s sad that Battlefield 4 has had so many problems, and we hope they can straighten it out soon.

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New patch update for Battlefield 4 on PS4

January 15, 2014 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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It’s just one of many patches that have been required for EA’s Battlefield 4 shooter, but here’s the details on what recently went live for the Playstation 4 version of the game. Apparently this particular game update is focused on stability (hooray!) and balancing issues. It should also resolve some flickering that you might have encountered on Rogue Transmission an Operation Locker and a pesky bug that could sometimes see you spawn underneath the actual map in Lancang Dam. Check out the full notes below.

  • Various fixes for improving general stability

  • Fixed flickering in map and minimap on Rogue Transmission and Operation Locker

  • Fixed issue with player spawning under the map in Lancang Dam

  • Increased damage by 25% for the Stealth Jet 20mm cannons

  • Normalized repair rates across all vehicles. Vehicles with lower health points, like aircraft and transport vehicles, now repair more slowly than before

  • Fixed a bug where the M1 Abrams Coaxial HMG ammo box was occasionally blocking the driver’s camera

  • Fix for friendly marker not always showing when needed to, resulting in players shooting team members

  • Fixed problem with killer health in kill card not being correctly updated (showing 100% health even though the soldier was hurt)

  • EU Players: Fixed bug where game wouldn’t start when when the console was running in any of these languages: Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Czech, Brazilian Portuguese

  • Fix for bug where it looked like soldier was dying with 1 health instead of 0

  • Fixed a player feedback timing issue where blood was appearing before other damage indicators, and before damage was actually done

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EA rumored to offer free DLC as compensation for BF4 issues

December 22, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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If you play Battlefield 4, or have been keeping up with recent news, then you’ll know that until recently it’s pretty much been an absolute shambles on both the Xbox One and Playstation 4, as well as the PC.

While the problems appear to be fixed now (several patches later…), the only compensation that affected gamers have received is a week long period of double XP rewards as well as a pistol scope. There was also reports of Microsoft allowing people to return the Xbox One version of the game for a refund, but we were unable to confirm those directly ourselves.

Both Electronic Arts and DICE have been facing some pretty heated gamer wrath over the last few weeks and EA is even being sued over the matter (something to do with it being a publicly traded company and apparently making false financial representations based on Battlefield 4 sales). There are at least two lawsuits that we’re aware of.

The latest twist in this ongoing saga is a rumor that EA is about to offer some free downloadable content (DLC) as a kind of apology to gamers. In terms of what DLC is could be, there is the China Rising DLC – but everyone who pre-ordered the game will have access to that anyway. Then there is the Second Assault DLC – it could very well be that, or otherwise EA might even let you select which DLC you wish to receive free.

While this is strictly a rumor only at this stage, given the limited compensation that EA has given to gamers in relation to the problems so far, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a further peace offering announced at some stage soon. Stay tuned to Cheats.co and we’ll bring you any updates as soon as they’re announced!

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Latest Battlefield 4 update for Xbox One fixes major problems?

December 19, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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Battlefield 4 has been experiencing some “issues” ever since it was launched on both the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. The game is renowned for constantly crashing, gamers are seriously up in arms about it (and rightly so), Microsoft is offering refunds because of the issues to some gamers, and Electronic Arts is even being sued by some of its shareholders, in a class action lawsuit, because of the debacle that is Battlefield 4 on next-generation consoles.

All that said, we finally seem to be getting closer to a stable, playable game. The PS4 update that was rolled out a couple of days ago seems to have done the trick and fixed most of the major issues, and now an update has been released for the Xbox One version of the game. You can check out the official patch notes below, but we’d also love to hear your feedback on how BF4 is now playing after this latest round of fixes.

  • Reduced the probability of the “Kill trade” issue (see below for details).
  • Fixed a common crash that could occur during gameplay.
  • Fixed an issue that could corrupt save files in the single player campaign.
  • Fix for the game mode specific ribbons being counted twice in the multiplayer progression.
  • Fix for a graphical glitch that could appear on terrain.
  • Fix for the SUAV (introduced in the China Rising expansion pack) not exploding when hitting enemy soldiers. While these indeed should be deadly, they were never designed for “roadkilling” opponents.
  • Fix for an issue where 4x the damage from a vehicle’s minigun would be applied to the chest when a player had the Defense specialization equipped.
  • Servers that friends are playing on now have a higher priority in the server list.
  • Server Browser is no longer showing empty or full servers by default.
  • Balancing jet handling across all stealth and attack jet classes.
  • Fixed a bug in Defuse mode where defenders could win a round by killing all the attackers without disarming the bomb. If the attackers arm the bomb, the defenders need to disarm it to win, even if they have killed all the attackers.
  • Fix for a Defuse bug where none of the teams would win a round by letting the timer run out.
  • Fix for players getting stuck in the revive screen.
  • Fix for players getting stuck in the kill camera after being revived. Note that you might see a graphical bug on-screen after being revived when accepting a revive within 1 second. This graphical bug will be removed in the next patch.
  • Fixed the instance where players suddenly would transition into Spectator Mode while playing the Defuse game mode.
  • Fix for the death camera/screen being displayed too early.
  • Raised the first-person camera slightly for walking in crouch to more accurately reflect the actual position of the character.
  • Fixed an issue with the party chat app not working.
  • Fixed an issue in the in-game Battlelog where non-ASCII characters would display incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue when maps were not loading properly while player didn’t have the game in full screen.

Kill trading issue

We’ve addressed the so-called “Kill trading”. This refers to when two players fire at each other and, seemingly, both die at the same time. The time window where a bullet could cause damage from an already dead player is now calculated as intended, decreasing the time frame when players with high latency could get a kill, even though they should be dead according to the server. This should reduce the probability of kill trading.

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EA DICE aiming for equal BF4 performance on Xbox One & PS4

September 30, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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EA Dice is aiming to make both the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One versions of Battlefield 4 run at the same level of performance – 60 frames per second at 720p.

Japanese gaming site Game Spark got the scoop during the EuroGamer Expo and published the news in this hands-on report. Our Google translate from Japanese to English is probably more than a little wonky, but hopefully you get the idea…

After a review of the product [during a Q&A session at the] DICE booth, it was that the frame rate and resolution of the PS4 version product version and Xbox One that is aimed at the same. The final specification is unknown until it is officially published information from EA / DICE.

So while it’s great that their aiming for 720p and 60 fps, that last part is also pretty important. Until we get the official, final specification there’s no point getting too worked up (we note that a lot of forums are filled with PS4 fans complaining the Xbox One has forced the PS4 version to be “dumbed down”…).

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Battlefield 4 for PS4 upgrade process and release date

September 15, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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If you plan on purchasing Battlefield 4 for you current generation Playstation 3 console and then upgrading it to the PS4 version once that console is released then you’ll need to watch out for specially marked retail copies of the PS3 version.

They’ll include a voucher code (good for one-time use) that will allow you to upgrade your game to the Playstation 4 digital version for a small fee. Upgrading to the digital version makes sense as it can all be done online and you won’t need to swap/trade discs.

The offer is likely to be popular with hardcore Battlefield 4 players who, if they pick up the PS3 version on October 29, will have just over two weeks extra time to hone their skills before the Playstation 4 is released and people can start playing the game on that console.

Just to confuse things, the PS4 version of Battlefield 4 will actually be available in stores from November 12 (although you obviously won’t be able to purchase a console to play it in until November 15 in the US and November 29 in the UK). The Xbox One version of BF4 will arrive on November 19.

PS: The open beta for Battlefield 4 on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 will start on October 1. If you are interested in participating, head over here.

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PS4 launch titles: what are you getting?

July 15, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 1 Comment

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We trust that you’ve pre-ordered your PS4 console by now (or are saving for it), but what about the games themselves? Here at PS4 Cheats we want to know what titles you’ll be buying on launch day for your brand spanking new console. To kick things off here’s our list:

Watch Dogs (officially WATCH_DOGS)

Run around hacking stuff in a totally open world. This looks like the single player game to grab to us.

Killzone Shadow Fall

The video for this first person shooter looked amazing at E3 and we can’t wait to play it multiplayer!

Battlefield 4

Just because it’s Battlefield and being massive fans, we fully expect it to deliver the goods!

Knack

An interesting game that Playstation 4 lead architect Mark Cerny had a hand in designing. With gameplay described as “a little bit like Crash Bandicoot and Katamari Damacy, with a touch of God of War” it should be fun too!

Free Bonus – Drive Club PS Plus Edition

Don’t forget that you have a Playstation Plus subscription, you’ll also get a special version of Drive Club for the PS4 on launch.

So what’s your list look like?

Random games related side note

Kazunori Yamauchi of Polyphony Digital has revealed that Gran Turismo 6 will indeed be making its way to the Playstation 4 eventually, stating:

We actually do have a PS4 version [of Grand Turismo 6] in mind.

Safe to say it won’t be a launch title though.

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