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Battlefield 4 server, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 Updates increase stability

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Posted on January 14, 2014 AT 04:40am

DICE has released a new server update for Battlefield 4, alongside updates for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of the game, which increase overall stability.

The R18 server update enables a live scoreboard for all game servers, fixes a few server crashes, and changes the default tickets in Air Superiority from 100 to 200. While the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 updates increase the game’s overall stability, make a few balance tweaks, and fix several gameplay and graphical bugs.

R18 Server Update

  • Compatibility updates for the Jan 13 PC game update
  • Enabled Live Scoreboard for all game servers
  • Changed Air Superiority default tickets from 100 to 200
  • Fixes for five server crashes

PlayStation 3 Update

  • Various fixes for improving general stability
  • Fixed a player feedback timing issue where blood was appearing before other damage indicators, and before damage was actually done
  • Fix for bug where it looked like soldier was dying with 1 health instead of 0
  • Fixed a bug where players’ rank icons on the scoreboard would not be updated
  • Normalized repair rates across all vehicles. Vehicles with lower health points, like aircraft and transport vehicles, now repair more slowly than before
  • Fixed problem with killer health in kill card not being correctly updated (showing 100% health even though he was just hurt)
  • Fix for friendly marker not always showing when needed to, resulting in players shooting team members
  • Fixed a bug where the M1 Abrams Coaxial HMG ammo box was occasionally blocking the driver’s camera
  • Increased damage by 25% for the Stealth Jet 20mm cannons
  • Stealth Jets now have more similar handling attributes to eachother. F35 & J-20 are slightly more agile, Su-50 is less agile
  • Attack Jets now have more similar handling attributes to each other, and all 3 are now slightly less agile than earlier
  • Fixed camera glitch when switching weapons while moving in crouch
  • Fixed an occasional bug where players could experience intermittent engine sound dropouts when driving wheeled IFVs
  • China Rising: Fixed animation glitch for motorbike passengers ocuring when aiming
  • Fix for first and third person soldier animations being out of sync while doing transition changes. This could potentially make the player get hit while in cover behind a wall or other obstacle

PlayStation 4 Update

  • Various fixes for improving general stability
  • Fixed flickering in map and minimap on Rouge 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

EA has previously stated that all work on future Battlefield 4 expansions has been suspended until the current issues plaguing the game’s multiplayer have been addressed.

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