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What is your biggest Battlefield 3 problem? PC patch update incoming

We have some good news for those of you who are starting to get a bit frustrated with the PC version of Battlefield 3. EA DICE has confirmed that a patch update is on the way and will aim to significantly improve some areas of the game that gamers are having problems with.

Daniel Matros is the Battlefield Community Manager at DICE and he has recently posted an update to the Battlelog news feed, informing everyone that the PC version of the game will soon be issued with a server client update.

We know a lot of you are experiencing problems with the game ranging from lag on Tehran Highway to not being able to join squads probably and getting kicked out of game when switching rounds. Judging by feedback seen on the official Battlefield Twitter and on Battlelog news, it’s nice to see DICE working around the clock to make the gameplay on all three platforms a better experience.

Here are the areas that will be addressed in the server client update, as taken from Battlelog:

– Fix for crashes usually occurring during level switches. Server providers may see a little bit of memory leakage instead in this situation

– Game servers should no longer quit in some situations where the online backend servers are down. Server will reconnect to the backend once it’s up again

– Fix for ghost servers which didn’t accept connections

– Kick reasons should better match situations where they are issued. This will help battlelog provide more accurate information to the player

– Connection fixes to avoid players sometimes being rejected while joining the game server on one of the last slots

– Security updates

– Improved server logging

Of course, many of you will feel that many of the problems should have been fixed before the game went on sale, especially after a long public beta. We say though that the game is more than playable at the moment and should become even better once DICE fix up the game further with patch updates. Expect more on the way for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game, but for those playing on PC – Let us know your status with the game so far and what your biggest problem is at the moment.

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.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Ranger_vet
Ranger_vet

Toss the Damn in game (MP) Chat/Message screen…….It takes up way too much space and interferes with your feld of view…….It’s very closs to a wall of blue that you can’t see through…

Zuhair
Zuhair

The game crashes when it switches from level 1 to level four after that train part ends…

Joonas Valta
Joonas Valta

Hi i have all the hardware needed to play and first it was perfect and now my biggest problem is that everytime the round ends and it should show the points and prizes and badges it just freezes and you can only see the smoky backround and if i press some button it closes the game

Dewh2004
Dewh2004

the game will not play for me. you try to load it and it has no picture then quits. can some one help.
i have windows 7 with amd i7 ami video card 5700 crossfire 12mg.
thanks

Sectoid1
Sectoid1

nVidia surround problems are a must fix. I have read dozens of forum pages and googled like crazy to find a solution or a workaround. There is none. All HUD elements are scaled wrong on the left monitor. It’s all a mess.

Other than that the game runs fine, it’s a major let down for me since I pre-ordered the damn thing and upgraded my rig for double N580GTX SLI. This cant be a big problem, since everything else in the game works. FIX IT PLEASE!

Zer0Sum
Zer0Sum

Triple Screen Mode Loses Friendly/Foe Triangle Indicators: I’m a PC gamer with a computer rig with two GTX580s in SLI pushing triple monitors (nVidia Surround). Whenever I try to play BF3 using all three monitors (5760×1080) I lose all of the little blue and red triangles over all the players heads indicating friendly and foe.  This makes the game unplayable. So I have to reduce down to single screen mode and then the blue triangles over the friendly heads and red triangles over foes heads (when they are spotted) return as normal.  I have seen other posts in other forums… Read more »

Konman
Konman

I don’t see a fix for the negative mouse acceleration listed here. What gives?! 

Tobebrees
Tobebrees

I am playing on a PC with all the needed specs
The biggest problem for me is that the mp game freezes after about 5 minutes every time. I  have done everything what should be THE solution nothing works everytime after about 5 minutes all stops

Thataboy85
Thataboy85

I have alot of lagging issues with the ps3 version of the game! And also the game disconnecting from the EA. Servers! I hope BF3 doesn’t fall by the way side when MW3 comes out!!!

Vandx13
Vandx13

1-have bsod iven at their recomended setings for my gpu its a gtx 260 2-ive seen that the gpu can guet beter options but when i choose them bumm another bsod 3-nvidia drivers did somthing to my sistem that i had to reset the gpu complitley off becouse  of black airtefacts when i moved the mousse o my good texturs out of the place in last mission buy the house we can actual see some vase with trees sky high oh men i could guet on going with this but ohhhhhh and one more thing try to release a patch… Read more »

Anonymous

BF3 Issues:

1) Game Crashes after 3-5 minutes of gameplay and shows error “Battlefield 3 has stopped working”
2) There needs to be an option to hide chat window or make chatbox smaller
3) Mouse stuttering issues – Frame rate is 40+ but mouse stutter makes the game unplayable
4) Random flashes of green – Seen this both in Xbox and PC version

Duffman
Duffman

I have huge problems. 5 times out of 6 (roughly) it wont let me log in. Instead BF3 shuts down. Other times when I get in it crashes, making me having to hardboot the PC. It seems to have become worse the last 2 days too for some reason

Matt
Matt

There should be a patch that allows a player to cook grenades.

Sssss
Sssss

game closes sometimes when someone else on the same internet on a different pc joins the same server it will close the game for the person that is already playing on that server and the person that got there game closed can’t rejoin because it loads foreva sometimes its really anoying

Mattyb
Mattyb

“We say though that the game is more than playable at the moment and should become even better once DICE fix up the game further with patch updates” That’s all very well and good if you can actually play the game! I’ve had it for 5 days now and haven’t finished an online match yet, my system is more than capable of running it on ultra settings in single player but in muliplayer It crashes with a myriad of erro rmessages coming up. It even has the gall to accuse me of not having enough video memory in my 560ti!!… Read more »

Dynasty2021
Dynasty2021

I have only had 3 problems: BF3.exe error, where it goes ”Battlefield 3 has stopped working” when trying to connect after taking a break and having to login again.  First server you try and connect to, loads the level, then ‘crashes’.  Click Join again and it loads fine, provided the server hasnt filled up by the time you try again.  Amazing how quick a 45/60 server fills up. And some sound bugs, where my footsteps, gunfire or tank’s engine noises kind of cut out for a second or two, usually until you stop firing/moving, then it works fine.  Happens very rarely… Read more »

Dodo21x
Dodo21x

My BIGGEST problem?? Game is crashing after 4min gameplay (and ist not just my biggest problem)

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