Battlefield 4‘s double XP event for Premium members has been rescheduled for January 3-5.
The event was originally scheduled for December 30, but was postponed after DICE acknowledged that Battlefield 4 players across various platforms were experiencing “intermittent connectivity issues.” DICE didn’t say how widespread the issues were, but the developer has been releasing patches and updates for every version of the game to try and combat the bugs and other problems.
The double XP event will start Friday, January 3 at 8 am, and will end 58 hours later at 6 pm EST on Sunday, January 5.
A Battlefield Premium subscription, which includes five planned expansions packs for Battlefield 4 as well as exclusive weekly content, costs $49.99. But DICE announced last month that it was halting development on the remaining expansions to “sort out all the issues” with the game.
“We know we still have a ways to go with fixing the game — it is absolutely our No. 1 priority. The team at DICE is working non-stop to update the game,” a spokesperson said last month.
“Since Battlefield 4 China Rising expansion pack was already in the final stages of development by the time issues began with Battlefield 4, we decided to fulfill our promise to deliver it this week, but we’re not moving onto future projects or expansions until we sort out all the issues with Battlefield 4. We know many of our players are frustrated, and we feel their pain,” the spokesperson added. “We will not stop until this is right.”
But China Rising hasn’t been without its issues either. The DLC has been causing balance problems with the SUAV and UCAV, which can be used to score one-hit kills. The vehicles are also nearly impossible to shoot down, making them unfairly easy to use for the person flying them.
The next Battlefield 4 Premium event is scheduled for January 27.