news\ Sep 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm

DICE Outlines Battlefield 3 Open Beta Bug Fixes, Tweaks Before Official Release


The Battlefield 3 Open Beta has been open for a few days now and already DICE has received some very valuable feedback from those participating.  While the majority of feedback from Battlefield 3 Open Beta has been positive, there have been a few reports of bugs.  That's to be expected from a game in Beta though.  After all, that's what Beta is for.

Using player feedback, DICE has outlined some fixes and changes that will be fixed in Battlefield 3 between now and launch.  Below is the first part of a series of bug fixes planned by DICE.


  • Fixed occasional client crash when reviving.
  • Fixed killcam showing glitched area under map if your killer is dead.
  • Issue with spawning on dead squad mates fixed.
  • Fixed a bug where shooting at a moving enemy could cause more than the intended amount of damage.
  • Crosshairs for shotguns have been replaced with a new, thinner, art.
  • A subtle low health screen effect has been added.
  • Tweaked scores of Medals and Service Stars.
  • Tweaked the Rank progression.
  • Pushing prone on console will not play the animation twice.
  • Fixed loss of Squad Leader after EOR at some times.
  • Framerate stability fixes.
  • The 3D spotting icons has been tweaked to better match the target’s visibility. Icons will show frequently less on mostly obscured targets.
  • Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after round transition.
  • Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after trying to deploy while the countdown timer still active.
  • Squad list now shows specializations chosen, VOIP activity and dead squad mates.
  • Non working options in squad menu fixed: "Private" flag and "Switch Teams".

Expect many more changes in the coming weeks as player's continue to report bugs.  Overall, this Beta has gone pretty smooth, despite a few server setbacks.

If you haven't yet joined, Battlefield 3 Open Beta signups are now available to everyone.

What are your thoughts on the Battlefield 3 Open Beta?  Is it everything you were hoping for?

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