With Black Friday a few days away many of you may be hunting for gifts for gamres, a the first place to look would be new PC games lists from the past few months, both October and the current month of November have some great games such as Call of Duty Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Total War: Rome II just to name a few. If you are looking for gaming hardware and peripherals the PC Gaming Hardware category and Top PC Gamepads are a great place to start.
DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson announced seven days of Double XP for those playing the Battlefield 4 multiplayer game starting on November 28th through December 5th. This little perk is in response to the many bugs and issues that have plagued Battlefield 4 since it's launch at the end of October. Troedsson goes on to mention that he is not "proud to see that game has experienced some turbulence during the launch period" and that resolving these issues is their top priority. In addition to the seven days of double XP, there will also be a M1911 pistol scope made available on the last day of the double XP period (Dec 5th).
Battlefield 4 released on October 29th and has been hit with a number of issues, some of which are detailed by user comments here. DICE has released a steady stream of patches and hot fixes to address many of the issues.
Electronic Arts and DICE released the official Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC trailer today showing off the new multiplayer maps that will be available to those purchasing the DLC. It includes four "fan-favorite" maps that are not named, from Battlefield 3 that are recreated in the Frostbite 3 game engine that makes use of Levolution or DICE/Battlefield 4's dynamic maps.
The Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC will be exclusive to Xbox One upon release, with Battlefield 4 Premium members gaining access two weeks early on Nov 22nd. The DLC will be available for other platforms, including the PC, in early December.
Call of Duty Ghosts was just released at Midnight on Tuesday November 5th with lots of fanfare and hoopla, midnight openings, and global launch events. All this to celebrate what has become an annual occurrence during the first or second week of November. As with many games released, it is bound to have its fair share of bugs and problems upon launch. So far just over 24 hours into the launch Call of Duty Ghosts appears to have less problems that Battlefield 4 has faced in the opening days of release. However that's not to say everything is golden in Call of Duty Land. You can head on over to the Call of Duty forums and view plenty of potential bugs and issues that gamers are facing. One issue being reported that appears widespread is frame rate shuttering issue when the game is run at 1080p resolution. This includes the PC version and the yet to be released PlayStation 4 version. This frame rate issue has also been reported to a lesser extent on the Xbox 360 version at lower resolutions.
This post is a place for you to log your complaints, potential bugs and issues in hopes of finding a solution and or recommendation from others who may have a work around.
It appears as though DICE has had a busy day pushing out day of release patches for Battlefield 4. In addition to the patch made for the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 4 Multiplayer comes a 700MB patch for the PC version of the game. Many issues facing PC gamers can be fixed by updating various hardware drivers for graphics card. DICE is recommending PC gamers updating graphics cards to the latest drivers provided by the respective manufacturer.
One major issue that has not been resolved by updating graphics card driver is the Red Screen of Death bug that seems to be hitting some AMD graphics card owners, no word on a fix for this yet. Other issues with PC version being reported are issues with Field of View graphic errors, random crashes, and audio issues.
Also released today in addition to the game was the official Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Trailer which shows off two minutes of the multiplayer mayhem that players can expect to see.
Battlefield 4 has been available for less than a day and DICE has already rolled out some fixes and improvements in a release day one patch. No word on what this day one patch fixes or if it is available for all platforms. As of the morning of Oct 29th it has only been confirmed as available for the Xbox 360 version. Be sure to check back for more information on bugs/patches and be sure to post some comments if you have additional information.
Also, initial reviews have been coming in with positive reviews for the multiplayer game, but mediocre to poor reviews for a "lackluster" single player campaign
Battlefield 4 was released on October 29th and while developers/testers try their best, it is next to impossible to test every possible configuration and scenario that would uncover all game bugs. Most bugs are detected and resolved during development and internal testing, while others are uncovered and fixed during a Beta release. However, many bugs, and in some cases major issues, end up making their way into the final release making the game or portion of the game unplayable for some. This immediately unleashes a backlash (and rightly so) from gamers who've put down $60+ for the game, followed by a flurry of hot fixes and game patches to address the major issues as quickly as possible.
This post is intended to help gamers track down the different issues that may be experience with Battlefield 4, whether it be for the single player campaign or multiplayer component. I encourage you to post a comment here with any Battlefield 4 bugs, issues or problems you may be experiencing. Many times a work around has been discovered by other gamers that may minimize the impact of the game bug until a patch is provided. I also encourage you to read through the offical Battlefield 4 Forums for updates to specific bugs the developer may be tracking and release timings for fix/patch.
Another resource worth checking out is a reddit "official bug and help thread".