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New Battlefield 4 Update Coming To All Platforms

New update will help improve the connection for the servers.

Battlefield 4 launched back in October 29th, 2013, and spawned many glitches, netcode issues, and bugs. When DICE, the developer for Battlefield 4, tries to fix some of these issues, they accidentally create a new problem for the game. However, some of the latest updates have improved the game's netcode, but there are still a few bugs in the game that haven't been fixed since launch.

The new update will focus on the connection problems many players have been expriencing. DICE is calling this update the "High Frequency Bubble," and it will be located within the "Gameplay" settings. This update is design to give players an option to help control the way Battlefield 4 communicates with the servers, making the connection more stabilize.

How it works is you will be able to customize the bandwidth connection from low, to medium, and to high. DICE also states that people who want to set the settings to high, to make sure their connection is over one megabyte a second.

Posted on Battlelog, DICE released the list of changes that are coming to Battlefield 4 on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. The "High Frequency Bubble" setting will only be available to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of the game.

Here are the patch notes:
PC Update:
  • Improved/reduced explosion induced camera shake.
  • Character collision improvements.
  • Fix to reduce object damage mismatch between client/server.
  • Fix explosion packs not being able to be shot sometimes.
  • Improvements for client side packet loss.
  • Client crash fixes.
  • AMD Mantle multi-GPU improvements.
  • Carrier Assault game mode reports bug fix.
  • High Frequency Network update.
  • Added option to control client side update rate.
  • Added High frequency “bubble” updating player movement, stance, rotation, damage and projectiles at a separate rate on foot and in vehicles setting.
PS3 Update:
  • Improved/reduced explosion induced camera shake.
  • Rental server bug fixes.
  • Character collision improvements.
  • Reduced object damage mismatch between client/server.
  • Fix for explosion pack not being able to be shot sometimes.
  • Improvements for client side packet loss.
  • Added controller option to swap functionality of the bumper and trigger buttons.
  • Carrier – Invisible walls stopping bullets fix.
Xbox 360 Updates:
  • Improved/reduced explosion induced camera shake.
  • Rent A Server bug fixes.
  • Character collision improvements.
  • Reduced object damage mismatch between client/server.
  • Fix for explosion pack not being able to be shot sometimes.
  • Improvements for client side packet loss.
  • Added controller option to swap functionality of the bumper and trigger buttons.
  • Physics optimization for Naval Strike Wave Breaker rocks.
  • Carrier – Invisible walls stopping bullets fix.
  • Fix for issue where clients with low bandwidth would not be able to enter squad menu.
PS4 Update:
  • Improved/reduced explosion induced camera shake.
  • Rental server bug fixes.
  • Character collision improvements.
  • Fix to reduce object damage mismatch between client/server.
  • Fix explosion packs not being able to be shot sometimes.
  • Improvements for client side packet loss.
  • Added controller option to swap functionality of the bumper and trigger buttons.
  • Physics optimization for Naval Strike Wave Breaker rocks.
  • Carrier – Invisible walls stopping bullets fix.
  • High Frequency Network update.
  • Added High frequency “bubble” updating player movement, stance, rotation, damage and projectiles at a separate rate on foot and in vehicles.
  • Added option to control client side update rate setting.
Xbox One Updates:
  • Improved/reduced explosion induced camera shake.
  • Rental server bug fixes.
  • Character collision improvements.
  • Fix to reduce object damage mismatch between client/server.
  • Fix explosion packs not being able to be shot sometimes.
  • Improvements for client side packet loss.
  • Added controller option to swap functionality of the bumper and trigger buttons.
  • Physics optimization for Naval Strike Wave Breaker rocks.
  • Carrier – Invisible walls stopping bullets fix.
  • Fixed issue when using standby in Campaign.
  • Fixed issue when using standby and reconnecting to game servers.
  • Fixed issue with snapped application and matchmaking.
  • Playgroup Matchmaking fix for Xbox One.
  • Fixed incorrect error message for lost Xbox Live connection.
  • Fixed issue for user name mismatch in rental server, in-game scoreboard and Squad Join menus.
  • High Frequency Network update.
  • Added High frequency “bubble” updating player movement, stance, rotation, damage and projectiles at a separate rate on foot and in vehicles.
  • Added option to control client side update rate setting.

The update is now available to download for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, the PS4 and Xbox One versions will be available sometime later this week. Again, the "High Frequency Bubble" setting is only available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions, and will be turned off by default--be sure to turn on this setting when downloaded.

Published Jun. 3rd 2014

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