DICE is rolling out a server update for Battlefield 4 across all platforms and a new patch for the Windows PC version today, address several problems with stability and glitches include a bug corrupting save files according to posts on Battlelog.
Server update R15 aims to stop persistent server-side crashes and will allow server administrators and Premium players to join servers that are already full. At the time of writing, the update is in the midst of its roll-out and Battlefield 4 multiplayer on Windows PC will be unavailable.
The PC patch will improve game stability across a number of areas and rectify a bug that corrupt save files by double saving during multiplayer round transition and single-player level transition:
- 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 multiplayer round transition and single-player level transition. This fix will reduce the occurrence of corrupted save files.
This update comes after last week's series of updates on all platforms for a number fixes, including one for the one-hit kill bug. Battlefield 4 has suffered numerous issues since its October launch, including dropping and booting players from matches, issues connecting and a score of disruptive gameplay bugs. Last week, publisher Electronic Arts announced it is halting all future Battlefield 4 expansions until issues with the game as it stands now are solved.
Check our dedicated StoryStream for updates on Battlefield 4's rocky weeks following launch and updates on fixes from developer DICE.