When you see the release of the 15th patch for a game in one month, even if you haven’t played it its no brainer to conclude that Battlefield 4 has been released unfinished. A new 888 MB patch has come out today for servers and PC and addresses some of the issues that has been troubling players.
However, although the fixes address stability issues, there aren’t many big improvements to the game overall (like hit detection etc). Whatever the case may be its nice to see DICE putting effort in eliminating at least some of the problems.
In the light of the previous patches we hope this patch comes bug free, and will not make this game even worse.
R15 Server Update Notes
-Various server side crash fixes, including the top seen crashes on R14
-Activated the reservedSlotsList.aggressiveJoin command that enables VIP players and server administrators directly joining full servers
-Client patch compatibility to make servers compatible with the Dec 09 client update
Dec 9 PC Game Update Notes (888.53 MB)
-Fixed one of the most frequently occurring client crashes
-Fixed broken collision on containers with open doors. The bug previously made grenades bounce back even though the doors were open.
-Fixed a bug in Defuse mode where defenders could win the round by killing all the attackers without disarming the bomb, if the bomb was disarmed in the previous round.
-Miscellaneous stability fixes further reducing the number of client crashes
-Fixed side gunner jitter when aiming in attack boats & transport helicopters
-Fixed some instances of frame rate drops when shooting at large Levolution objects after they have been destroyed (like the radar dish on Rogue Transmission)
-Fixed broken aiming for passengers on the China Rising dirt bike
-Fixed a bug where the sound when capturing a flag was not playing correctly
-Removed a bug that would double save during MP round transition and SP level transition. This fix will reduce the occurrence of corrupted save files.
The changelog looks promising and since they have stopped working on future projects and DLC’s until the game bugs have been ironed out, giving DICE more time to work on the problems related to the game. There has been mentions of other problems being faced by some BF4 players after applying the lastest patch the game has started crashing.