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DICE wants you to decide what should be balanced next in Battlefield 4

Posted on January 24, 2014 AT 03:56am

DICE has spent the last few months tweaking and fixing Battlefield 4, but now the developer wants you to decide what should be worked on next.

“We have a lot of balancing items in the pipeline for our upcoming Battlefield 4 patches, and we will be able to share them and the rationale behind them soon,” the developer wrote. “In the meantime, we would love to hear your opinions on some of the additional balancing ideas that we could add to the mix.”

The first item on the agenda is increasing the air defense capabilities of the Attack Boat. “Players have suggested that the Attack Boats could have superior anti-aircraft abilities. Possible suggestions include improving the Anti-Aircraft ability of the BURST CANNON, adding a MAA style 20MM CANNON, or additional types secondary missiles with Anti-Aircraft intentions.”

Next is increasing the damage that the FGM-148 does to tanks. “The FGM-148 seems to be considered the weakest of the Anti-Tank missiles for Engineer. We have considered increasing the damage it does from 25% to 34% against tanks.”

The balance of the 20, 25, and 30mm cannons of the Stealth Jet is also up for debate. “After the most recent update players are reporting the STEALTH JET 20mm cannons are now slightly over powered. Is this a universal feeling? There has also been concern about the 25mm and 30mm not receiving any changes.”

DICE is also planning to make a few minor changes to the Fast Attack Craft cannons by reducing their splash damage. “We are considering some minor changes to Fast Attack Craft cannons: Reducing the splash damage area against infantry, requiring the player to hit closer to targets to get quick kills. And increasing the speed and the direct damage of the Burst cannon to aid hitting aircraft. No changes are being considered for the 30mm cannon.”

Finally, the developer is considering buffing the canister shells on the MBT and IFV. “Canister Shells on MBT and IFV seem less popular than BF3, and could possibly use a buff. For the MBT Canister round, an increase in accuracy and damage, while for the IFV a slight increase in damage are both being considered. Finally, an increase in the projectile speed to enable them to more easily hit moving targets.”

You can vote for which change you would like to see the most over on the Battlefield blog here. “That’s it for now. We have many more tweaks in store for you that we will share shortly,” the developer concluded. “In the meantime, please vote to make your voice heard on which of these you would like us to focus on.”

Source: Battlefield Blog

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