Over the first week of Battlefield 3 beta gameplay we’ve seen some players amazed at the graphics, normally a PC user, and those that are disappointed with both graphics and bugs in the game. When it comes to PC graphics we’ve seen Nvidia and ATi receive results from reviewers, which included a few benchmarks while playing the BF3 beta, and this was followed up with a driver update from ATi to improve performance.
Towards the end of this week players got the first Battlefield 3 open beta update, which was designed to update users on a number of bugs and problems in the game. The final game will include improvements with the squad list, an issue with the crosshair disappearing, framerate stability fixes, tweaks for rank progression and scores of service stars and medals, and a low health screen effect has been added that warns you subtly.
The list of fixes also includes some Battlefield 3 beta bugs that were corrected, which includes spawning on dead squad mates, a killcam glitch is gone, and some client crashing has been fixed when reviving. You can see the full list via the official blog here. You will notice a lot of comments on that page and these are reporting more bugs being found in the game after this update, although players must remember this is still a beta so there is still a lot of work needed.
One recent tweet by Daniel Matros points out that the bugs being found in the beta are not in the “main game already”, and that the retail game is ”well ahead” of the beta with many more bug fixes in place. Are you still finding more bugs in the Battlefield 3 beta after this first update?
Article Updated October 2nd.