DICE hasn’t given up on Battlefield 4, new patches in the works

By Ivan Ivanoff – 27th January 2014
DICE hasn’t given up on Battlefield 4, new patches in the works

Battlefield 4 has been one of the hottest topics in the gaming community lately. From hardcore fan outrage and most of the players calling it ‘betafield 4,’ to official lawsuits because of EA’s game marketing campaign, the game’s future is not looking as bright. However, developers at DICE haven’t given up as they continue to work on new game patches and fixes.

The company is currently working on a new patch focused on the game’s balancing issues. DICE has even went as far as posting an official survey to the public entitled ‘What should we balance next?

In a recent blog post, DICE commented on the latest upcoming changes in Battlefield 4 regarding the game’s balance.  Some of the changes include:

  • Reduced total amount of missles carried by Mobile Anti-Aircraft vehicles from 6 to 4
  • Reduced the velocity of MMA’s default 20 MM CANNON from 1200 m/s to 800 m/s
  • Reduced physical impact of all Anti-Aircraft missiles
  • Increased direct damage by the Attack Helicopter’s gunner cannon
  • Reduced the “intellegence” of the MBT Law Missles
  • Fixed an issue with the Active Protection and MP-APS not managing to stop 12G FRAG rounds
  • Reduced the damage the STAFF shell does to all targets by 25%

The patch for Battlefield 4, announced back in the fall, focused on AMD’s Mantle API has been indefinitely delayed as DICE is working hard on fixing all the major issues the game has. However, a recent post in twitter by user Rubén Santana shows a chat with EA Support, which state that the patch has been pushed back to February. Although this has not been officially confirmed, it is most likely that the snapshot is legit.

It is rumored that Battlefield 4: Second Assault will be released for other platforms at the end of February. A new Battlefield game is also rumored to be in the works, this time developed by Visceral Games.

DICE is seemingly working hard on fixing every issue, yet new bugs are discovered and exploited by players every day. Do you believe that some time in the future players will finally be able to enjoy a full and complete Battlefield 4 game?
Source: DICE Official Upcoming Patch Notes

UPDATE: A recent twitter post released by AMD PR representative Robert Hallock has commented on the Mantle snapshot, saying that the information featured in it is not legit. Although he did not comment on the release date of the AMD Mantle Battlefield 4 update, it should be released in the following days, if it is not officially delayed by DICE, yet again.

Thanks to Rubén Santana for his quick note on AMD’s response.