Latest Battlefield 4 update for Xbox One fixes major problems?

December 19, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


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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Official advice for “blinking blue light PS4 issues”

November 17, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


If you’ve got issues with your new PS4 console then it might pay to check out this official thread on the Playstation support forums. Titled “Blinking Blue Light PS4 Issues” the posts refers to the following issues/problems that some gamers appear to be having:

  • The blue indicator light just blinks
  • There is no audio or video being sent to the TV
  • The console powers itself off after the light blinks blue

Sony don’t limit the blame to the PS4 and its accessories only, saying that there could be TV compatibility issues – we’re skeptical. If you want to start checking the PS4 itself, they said there might be problems with its power supply, its hard drive, or other “PS4 hardware”.

The post itself details various things you can do to try and pinpoint the problem and fix it, and we’ve heard of most successful fixes coming by way of checking the hard-drive and also booting the console into safe mode.

Safe mode on the PS4 lets you carry out a number of different operations including completely reformatting the hard-drive (which would mean you lose all your data) so tread carefully if you decide to go down that route.

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