Battlefield 4 is a great game, but it is a game that is not free of problems at the moment. As we saw with the launch of BF3, gamers have been complaining of similar crash and freeze issues when playing Battlefield 4 on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC platforms.
As expected though, DICE are working around the clock to fix up issues asap and we’re now pleased to give you an update on current progress. Last week, we told you that many gamers were branding the game ‘unplayable’, due the game crashing at frequent points, causing them to lose their stats and unlocks for that respective round.
You’ll be relieved to know that progress is ongoing. DICE has detailed a lengthy update on Battlelog, listing and acknowledging some of the trouble-maker bugs that have been giving some players problems since launch.
One of these is the infamous mid-round crash, which unfortunately can strike at any time and results in stats loss and any vehicle unlocks that you may have acquired in that round. DICE has said that a fix for this will be coming soon and will happen via a server update which may happen automatically on DICE’s side so you won’t have to install a big update to see the changes reflected.
In relation to out and out crashes which freeze up your system on all platforms, here is what DICE had to say on that:
“Note that crashes come in different types, and therefore this is technically not one single issue. There are two kinds of crashes and two types of updates that can address them: server-side updates that we can release on the fly (four of these have already been released since launch), and game client updates that require more in-depth testing and certification before they can go live.”
Pay attention to the last part, as that tells us that any new patch on PS3 and Xbox 360 may take longer to come out on console compared to PC – as certification and approval is first required by Sony and Microsoft before they’ll appear ready to install on your system.
At the moment, it looks like PC is being prioritized as that is where the bulk of the issues are happening. If you have a copy of the game on any platform, let us know your day to day experience and if you can play problem-free throughout your session.