Next Battlefield 3 update will fix weapon bugs, new 2143 rumors

Earlier on this week we spoke about a few ongoing issues in Battlefield 3, some of which made their way into the game after the recent Back to Karkand DLC expansion pack was released. Well now, we’re pleased to say that DICE has officially acknowledged some of these specific problems we mentioned, and they have said that a fix is on the way soon.

If you have been playing Back to Karkand, you’ll probably know that one of the main issues we’re talking about is the strange aiming bug affecting the QBU-88 auto sniper rifle. We told you how it is pretty useless at the moment when you use the weapon on the older BF3 maps, and in almost perfect timing – DICE has issued a statement on Battlelog revealing that this fix as well as another weapon fix are two key areas that they’ll be focusing on in the next patch.

Aside from the QBU-88 bug, DICE also confirmed that a similar fix is coming for the MG36 light machine gun as well. Here’s what community manager Daniel Matros had to say on Battlelog:

”We would also like to tell you that we have picked up the issue since launch with the QBU-88 Sniper rifle and MG36-LMG in back to Karkand not acting as they should. We have identified the problem and are working on a fix. We will of course keep you posted on our progress!”

So that is great news to hear that this will be sorted out in the next update. Unfortunately, what we didn’t hear from Matros is what other areas they are planning to fix up in the update, as those two weapon bugs are not the only problems in the game at the moment. We previously told you that there’s an issue with the BTR-90 thermal vision on Gulf of Oman, while many of you are desperately hoping for a solution regarding VOIP on the PS3 version of Battlefield 3 as well.

Let’s hope that the next update makes everyone happy. Let us know your thoughts on the weapon fixes, and anything else that you want to see added in the next patch. On a side note, you may have read our previous article informing you about a potential new Battlefield 2142 game, after an easter egg located on Wake Island revealed the numbers ‘2143’. Well Daniel Matros has also commented on the rumors surrounding a new game by posting this message on Twitter when asked if there was any truth to the claims:

”@xdarkness06x I will let the rumors linger a bit before making a statement. It amuses me”

It looks to us like he is hiding something and can’t wait to tell everyone – what do you think?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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