The much-awaited Battlefield 3 massive update is now live and available for download for Xbox 360 bringing plenty of fixes, balancing tweaks, and the possibility to rent your own server.
The Battlefield 3 game update for Xbox 360 should be rolling out now, so if you haven't yet received yours remain patient. This update is identical to the PS3 update that went live last week. It includes all of the same functions, balancing tweaks, and some new functionality – like the addition of horns in all jeeps. Patch notes can be found here, but key features in today's patch can be seen below (via).
Like the PS3 update, the Rent a Server feature will now be available for Xbox 360 users. Now you can rent your own server and create your own personal gaming experience. To ensure a smooth experience, DICE is launching this feature at a limited capacity and ramping up in the coming days.
Today's update also includes horns. By pressing [LB], you can give a friendly warning to teammates that you're rolling through. Be warned, the enemy team can also hear this.
In hope of encouraging more players to take to the skies and mix up their play stile, all players will also receive IR flares. These will automatically be available to you in all air vehicles in the game. Speaking of air, we all know how hard it is to fly helicopters. To reward more skillful pilots, DICE has increased the pilot's score for transporting passengers who make kills from the helicopter. The assist score for heli pilots is now 50 points/kill. In a fully loaded transport, four passengers who make 1 kill each will give the pilot a sum total of 200 points.
Other changes include lowering the requirement of suppressions to earn the Suppression Ribbon. Previously set at 7, players need only to perform 3 suppressions in a game to be rewarded this ribbon – meaning the Support Kit players can rack up scores by skillful use of the LMG.
For full patch notes on the tweaks and fixes coming in today's update, check out our previous post.