PlayStation 4 Battlefield 4 Players Get New Stability Patch

by Mike Futter on Dec 11, 2013 at 03:40 AM

EA and DICE are rolling out another patch for Battlefield 4 on PlayStation 4. This one is designed to fix stability and save file corruption.

In addition to those two critical issues, the update fixes sound dropping out, crashing by using Battlog in between rounds, and crashes related to destroying vehicles. You should expect to see that downloading soon on PlayStation 4 if it hasn’t already started.

Here’s the full list of update notes:

  • General stability fixes that should remove a large amount of the client crashes we are currently seeing on the PS4 
  • Fixed the audio drop outs that could occur when playing on large maps. Typical map affected was Golmud Railway in Conquest with 64 players. Ambient sound would sometimes cut out, like foley sounds from player running, vehicle engine sounds, vehicle movement sounds, and map ambient sounds 
  • Removed the blur effect on soldiers that appeared when Commanders were using EMP attacks 
  • Further reduced the probability of getting a corrupt save file by doing miscellaneous changes to the save file system. These include removing the save file saving again when quitting multiplayer 
  • Fixed multiple crashes that could occur when bringing up the in-game Battlelog during round transition 
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the BattleScreen 
  • Fixed a random crash related to destroying vehicles 
  • Fixed minor destruction issues in the terrain

For more on the problems that continue to plague Battlefield 4, check out our story yesterday on DICE’s new Battlefield 4 problem tracker. You can also read up on measures EA is taking to expedite the fixes.

[Source: Battlefield]


Our Take
I should be surprised that Battlefield 4 had a crash problem related to Battlelog being used in between rounds (the perfect time to access it). I’m not, though. How some of these bugs, glitches, and game-breaking problems made it to retail is something for which EA and DICE should be held accountable. Double XP and a pistol scope aren’t going to cut it.