news\ Dec 5, 2013 at 9:33 am

Battlefield 4 game update rolling out on PS4


After a brief delay, the PlayStation 4 version of Battlefield 4 is receiving the latest title update.

"We are now rolling out the new PS4 game update," DICE announced on Battlelog. "You might be booted from ongoing games before youc an reconnect to the new server versions that are rolling out at the same time."

The developer notes that this is a small patch "pushed live as quickly as possible" to fix the "one-hit kill" bug. DICE is already working on the next PS4 update and promises that it will contain more fixes and have "a bigger focuson game stability."

For now, though, here's what today's PS4 game update addresses:

  • Fixed the "one-hit kill" bug where damage from a single bullet sometimes was applied multiple times. This could lead to firefights where normal rifles sometimes dealt one-shot kills, which is not as designed. 
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when having a very large amounts of Friends 
  • Enabled audio in PS4 video captures 

DICE has also finally explained the one-hit kill bug in lenght:

We are seeing reports from people that this is still present, with descriptions such as "I came around the edge of a building and died instantly". It is important to understand that this is not the One-hit Kill Bug, that is another issue that we are working on addressing. For this, it is important to understand how some of the interpretations made by the game happen so that you can understand the difference. 

We saw an issue where a bullet travelling towards an opponent would cause damage in one frame, and then again in the next frame. Therefore bullets would cause 2x damage if they hit the target between these two frames. This issue has been addressed. 

The issue of dying before you saw who shot you is a different beast. We use a term called Interpolation in reference to where you are in the game world. There are instances where the death camera is initiated before the correct internet packets have arrived to be interpolated by your camera. This gives the impression that you were killed by "one shot" as someone came around the corner of a building. We have identified this issue and will address it in upcoming updates.

Earlier this week, publisher EA said that DICE's future projects and expansions have been put on hold until all of the issues affecting Battlefield 4 have been addressed. While this is a nice start, there's still plenty left to fix.

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