‘Battlefield 4’ Double XP Event Postponed

DICE has postponed its Battlefield 4 double XP event as the game continues to suffer from problems.

“The end of December 2XP event for Premium members has been postponed and will be run at a later date. Stay tuned for more information,” DICE said. “We apologize for the inconvenience.”

The announcement comes one day after DICE acknowledged that Battlefield 4 players on various platforms were suffering from “intermittent connectivity issues.” It is unclear how widespread the connectivity issues are, but DICE has been working overtime to update and patch every version of the game.

In the past month and a half, Battlefield 4 has suffered from a DDoS attack on its servers, dips in frame rate, balance problems in its “China Rising” DLC, one-shot kills, and more. All of those problems led to multiple lawsuits against and investigations into EA by securities and corruption law firms.

Last week, Maryland-based law firm Brower Piven announced that it was looking for shareholders to participate in a class action lawsuit against EA, and accused the company of violating the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by failing to disclose that Battlefield 4 was “riddled with bugs, connectivity issues, and several other problems.”

Another lawsuit filed by Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd accused EA of knowingly or recklessly making false or misleading statements about the quality of Battlefield 4.

Georgia-based corruption law firm Holzer Holzer & Fistel launched an investigation into EA to determine whether the game publisher complied with federal securities laws surrounding the game. The investigation will focus on statements the company made between July 24 and December 4 regarding the development and sales performance of Battlefield 4.

Not only that, but the “China Rising” DLC has been banned in the country, citing national security concerns and its portrayal of China as the enemy. The Ministry of Culture also called the game an “aggressive attack on our culture.” Battlefield 4 has even been censored on Weibo, China’s biggest social media website.

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