DICE have released the new Battlefield 3 patch details, which fixes a number of issues and tweaks several weapons and vehicles. The biggest changes include PlayStation 3 input lag fix, which has been an issue ever since the game launched last year. In addition, about a dozen weapons have been tweaked and some have received long-awaited bug fixes as well. Finally, several maps have been fixed in various game modes.
The patch will be released in the next few days across all platforms. Check out the full patch change log after the break. READ ON »
A new Battlefield 3 Armored Kill server side patch will be released later today. It will fix some issues and tweak gameplay. The main changes affect the Gunship in Armored Kill, which will now have a 60 second spawn delay regardless of server spawn settings. This is because some servers with modified vehicle respawn times made it difficult to capture the flag controlling the gunship. The gunship in the Rush mode has also been tweaked.
The new patch also fixes some bugs, like improved server stability and a fix to the radio beacon exploit where players could spawn on the roof of buildings not meant to be included in games. You can find the full patch release notes here.
DICE just announced a brand new Battlefield 3 patch, scheduled for release on June 4 and 5 on consoles and PC. The patch will fix a number of issues, including the famous M26 DART glitch, reduced suppression, improvements ot the F35 jet, colorblind addition, and more. The patch will be released for both the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, on June 4 or 5, depending on platform. Head on after the break for the full patch changelog. READ ON »
The latest Battlefield 3 patch, released a few weeks ago, was eagerly awaited by gamers, and it fixed a lot of issues and balanced out some things. However, not everyone is pleased. We all have our opinions on the new patch, and depending on whom you ask, some of the weapons have been nerfed too much, some have been buffed too much, etc. DICE’s Patrick Bach responded to patch criticism in a recent interview, saying:
“The biggest challenge when you release a big patch like this is to wait. Because we know that if you have a favourite gun that we have balanced down or you score in a certain way by doing certain things and then we nerfed that down then you will get upset, period.”
Bach continued, saying that they don’t listen to the individual complaints, but to the community as a whole when it comes to tweaking the battlefield 3 gameplay.
“People do not care and they do not know about the big picture, but we do. Because we don’t care about single individuals, we care about everyone. We try to make sure that everyone has a great time and that the balance is overarching. So we have a lot of statistics, we look at all the data and we try to listen to people and ask ‘is this really an issue?’. And in most of the cases it is not an issue.”
We hear you, DICE, but you still gotta get of your behinds and fix the M26 glitch, pronto. Oh, and consider making the tanks not made out of cardboard.
True to the Battlefield spirit, the latest Battlefield 3 patch fixed a lot of thing, but it also included a few bugs on its own. And you have most likely come across that bug while playing the game: the M26 MASS attachment for the assault class is way overpowered due to a glitch. When the M26 is equipped with DART ammunition and the underslung grenade launcher, each dart deals full damage of the main rifle. Which means instant-kills across most ranges.
But DICE is aware of the issue, and according to Gustav Halling (via Twitter), the M26 glitch will be fixed in an upcoming patch. However, he didn’t give a timeline as to when we can expect the patch. Needless to say, the patch can’t come soon enough, as the M26 glitch is getting out of hand already. Given how long it took for previous patches to be released, it looks like we’ll have to live with this for a little while.
DICE has released a new Battlefield 3 server patch that brings a few fixes to the game, including a fix for AA missiles and an additional fix for the “MAV elevator” glitch”. There is also mention of a tweak to tank armor strength, but there isn’t any mention of how much or what exactly the new tweak does. We expect it to have improved tank armor at least a bit, as tanks are practically useless in Battlefield 3 today. The full patch notes:
- Fixed AA missiles not doing damage to vehicles moving at very high speeds
- Fixed TV Missile doing much more damage than it should (it is no longer a 1-hit kill)
- Tweaked tank armor strength
- MAV elevatoring fix, round 2; proning on the MAV will now disable it
- RCON admin.say command can send to individual players
- A few invalid map+gamemode combinations in maplist.txt could crash the server on startup; these combinations are now rejected instead
- RCON vars.serverDescription was not returning anything in R20 if the string was not set; this has been changed to return “” instead
- RCON player.onChat now reports the target player subset
The patch can be downloaded here by server owners and applied as usual.
The latest Battlefield 3 patch has brought a lot of fixes, tweaks and improvements to the game, however, it did come with a few bugs as well. One such of those bugs is found with the AA missiles, which are currently having trouble locking on a target from time to time. According to DICE’s Gustav Halling (via Twitter), a PC server patch will be deployed next week, which will fix the AA issue, and include several back-end server tweaks as well. The server patch will also be deployed for consoles.
Xbox 360 owners will be pleased to know that Battlefield 3 will receive the expected patch on the console tomorrow, April 3rd. The patch will include the same fixes and tweaks as the PS3 and PC version (see full patch details). The update will also bring the server rental program to the Xbox 360, as well as the “Shortcut Items”. The patch will be released between 9 AM UTC – 1 PM UTC, the official Battlefield blog states.
It’s been a few days now with the new Battlefield 3 patch, which brought a ton of fixes and weapon tweaks to the game. What are your thoughts on the new patch? How has it affected your gameplay so far? Let us know in the comments section! Also, DICE is taking patch feedback on Battlelog, so be sure to drop them a line as well. So far, the biggest complaint seems to be that suppression is too effective.
As for Xbox 360 users, your patch should be arriving this week. Fingers crossed.
Finally, the long awaited PC patch has received a release date: tomorrow, March 29. The patch will include all the fixes we mentioned earlier (see full change log), including the updated mini map, which you can see above. The patch will be around 1.6 GB.
In addition to the updates, PC players will be getting the “Shortcut Items” as well, where players can purchase unlocks instead of having to play to get them.