Battlefield 4 will receive a patch for the PS4 and PC editions of the game on Tuesday (December 3). The folks over at DICE claim the fix will address a small number of nagging issues players have recently encountered.
Not only will the patch take care of the so-called “one-shot kill bug,” VG24/7 reports that the PS4 update also enables audio during video captures. If you love sharing video of your accomplishments, then you’re probably on the verge of a happy dance right about now.
“The next PS4 [‘Battlefield 4’] update will go live on Dec 3. It will go live in the afternoon EU time, and you might experience a short downtime while the update is being deployed (basically, if you’re online when the update is deployed, you might get kicked from the server and unable to reconnect in a few minutes),” the company explained in an official statement.
The recent forum post continued:
“This update was scheduled to go live as quickly as possible to fix the so-called ‘one-shot kill bug,’ where bullets were sometimes applying damage multiple times to a character. We are simultaneously working hard on a number of top issues that we will address as soon as possible in the next update that we will be able to detail later.”
In addition to fixing the problematic “one-shot kill bug” and enabling audio on those beloved video captures, the upcoming Battlefield 4 PS4 patch takes care of the crash that sometimes occur when players have a large number of friends. As noted, expect this update to arrive at some point on December 3.
DICE previously announced that the PC patch is also expected to arrive on Tuesday. Not only will developers address the “one-shot kill bug” on this platform as well, they’ll also tackle a number of additional issues currently plaguing the game.
The fix also takes care of the following problems:
- Removed the blur effect on soldiers that appeared when Commanders were using EMP attacks
- Fixed the audio bug where audio sometimes randomly dropped out while playing on certain multiplayer maps (typically Golmud Railway and Hainan Resort)
- Fixed the “one-hit kill bug” where occasionally damage from a single bullet was applied multiple times
- Fixed a common crash that would occur when exiting from the Single Player Campaign to Main Menu
- Tweaked the network and computer performance screen to show proper values. Players can now test their computer and network connection and get recommendations if they need to adjust something to improve their gameplay experience.
Battlefield 4 patches for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Xbox One are currently in the works. However, a specific release date wasn’t available as of this writing. DICE believes they could arrive by the end of the week.
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