EA And DICE Share Learnings From Battlefield 4 Beta
Battlefield 4 is set to release in under two weeks, and the beta began early this month. It's hard to understand how anything could possibly be implemented from a testing period so close to launch, so EA and DICE have decided to share exactly what they've fixed as a result of the beta.
In a blog post, DICE's global community manager for Battlefield Vincent Vukovic explains at length. The things that will be fixed following the beta include:
- Improved frame rate on a reduced CPU usage on PC
- More controller layouts on consoles
- Eliminating empty server listings
- A bug that caused an elevator to catapult players
- Balancing fixes
- Vehicle changes including a change to way certain weapons impact armor and infantry
- A tweak to aim assist on Xbox 360 and PS3
I have been skeptical of a testing phase so close to launch. Given the magnitude of changes though, it seems that players are in for a hefty day-one title update. My fingers are crossed that Battlefield players have a much easier launch with the upcoming title than they did with Battlefield 3. The first days of that game were far messier than they should have been.