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BF3 patch update: Highlighting PC problems before release

We have just informed you about a welcome patch update for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that is on the way shortly, but now we have some good news too for PC players of Battlefield 3, as EA DICE has confirmed that a significant update is in the works too.

We have spoke last week about plans to tweak the tactical light and IRNV scope in the online multiplayer mode, and now DICE has offered some additional notes on what will be their main areas of focus in the forthcoming update.

Here is a portion of the message at the official Battlefield blog:

”You’ll see improved polish, stability, weapons balancing, squad control functionality, user interface enhancements, and several feature enhancements that address feedback the community has provided to date – plus we’re removing the so called “negative mouse acceleration” that some of you have experienced.”

You’ll be pleased to hear that DICE hasn’t forgotten about the frequent cheating and boosting going on either, as they again added that they are doing their best to catch those responsible and issue them with bans and stat wipes when found guilty. They also advised players to click ‘report’ next to the offender’s name in Battlelog if you do come across some cheaters in-game so it is refreshing to see them take such a firm stance on cheating as you’ll all agree that there’s no place for it.

Personally, we’re pleased to see that squad functionality is being addressed in the game as well, as the current menu is rather sluggish and doesn’t work ‘as smoothly’ as a squad lobby should do. The invite system could do with some improvements as well, so we’re looking forward to seeing how DICE improve this aspect of the game.

The patch will be going live on the PC first, but DICE also confirms that another patch will follow for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Battlefield 3 afterwards. Don’t forget that PS3 players will also get the chance to play the upcoming Back to Karkand DLC pack first, as part of a one-week exclusive deal between Sony and EA. Look out for that at somepoint during December.

If you have the PC version of the game, what areas do you think need to be addressed the most?



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