Many of you who have Battlefield 3 may be downloading the Back to Karkland expansion pack right now to further your enjoyment of the game. We can now tell you that the BF3 Back to Karkland launch coincides with a huge Xbox 360 patch for the game.
The patch is pretty similar to those that have been released already for the PS3 and PC, which offers a variety of fixes and changes to both the campaign and multiplayer part of the game. Some of these include a fix for crashing during level load in SP, and to stop crashing happening when shutting down levels.
If you now get killed after respawning you will no longer hear bullet sounds passing around you, and the issue during a melee showing a gun instead of your knife has been fixed. Missing blood effects on a kill shot have been added, and the issue with disconnecting the controller during Gamer Profile sign out animation would mean the game to soft lock has been sorted.
There have been many improvements to the multiplayer part of the game as well, which include first person weapon sounds issues being fixed. If you get killed while trying to throw a hand grenade it will now drop to the ground. Spawn protection is now thought to work while in Conquest, which basically means you won’t respawn close to your enemies. This should also be the case in TDM and SQDM as well.
If you are using the EOD bot and get killed you should no longer respawn without any weapons, and problems with health bars not displaying the correct health when using EOD bots has also been fixed. Several Xbox 360 specific crashes and freezes have also been corrected as well as improvements with shadow rendering.
This is just a tiny fraction of the improvements for the Xbox 360 version, which can be seen in full here. Have you downloaded the update yet?