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Post by Eorl @ 02:56pm 04/12/13 | 22 Comments
DICE has sent word that their destruction-heavy FPS Battlefield 4 has now been updated with the first DLC pack, China Rising, adding in four new maps for players to go and fight it out for victory.

The China Rising pack includes four maps: Silk Road, with giant sand dunes; Altai Range, land and air battle for control of the mountains; Guilin Peaks, focused on close-quarter fighting in caves; and Dragon Pass, a reimagining of Battlefield 2's Dragon Valley map. The pack will be available for non-Premium members on December 17 for $14.99.

Sadly the news isn't all that positive, with DICE revealing earlier this morning that PlayStation 4 users anticipating the stability patch promised last week has now been delayed. "The PS4 game update that was originally meant to go live Dec 3 is undergoing some additional testing and will be rescheduled for a later date." DICE says. "We will get back with final details as soon as we have verification that the update is good to go."

The delayed patch is designed to eliminate a few problems, including unintended one-hit kills, missing sound on video capture, and crashes due to having too many friends. No further news has been provided on any other fixes in the works though hopefully we'll see more on the situation soon.

Sadly since its launch back at the end of October, Battlefield 4 has still been experiencing a number of issues plaguing all platforms, including some major server issues for PC. DICE are aware of the issues though so hopefully we'll see some more patches to fix the ongoing concerns sooner rather than later.








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Crakaveli
Posted 07:14pm 04/12/13
God this pack fucking sucks. When will Dice figure out that getting stomped by tanks and air isnt fun.
Mosfx
Posted 07:16pm 04/12/13
As long as it fixes my random crash issues I'll be happy
natslovR
Posted 08:51pm 04/12/13
Scared me. Looked like it wanted to download ~29GB again. WTF. anyway, 885MB update to BF4, 4544MB update for China Rising.
Mosfx
Posted 09:09pm 04/12/13
Yeah same here 29gb download and then went to 850mb and dlc update, well I was going to say all my issues are fixed I played 4 rounds with no crashes, but as I write this it locked up in a map change
BladeRunner
Posted 09:35pm 04/12/13
I am looking for the cheapest place to get prem membership, cdkeyshere has it for $44USD, anyone know cheaper? Not paying $60 for a bunch of maps.

Video of robbaz play in one of the new maps.
Mosfx
Posted 11:15pm 04/12/13
I picked it up from CJS Cd Keys
WirlWind
Posted 12:07am 05/12/13
I got mine via Mexican origin store for $60 or so total (inc pre-order bonus, game AND premium).
badfunkstripe
Posted 12:47am 05/12/13
Wow the quality of the maps has dropped a lot in this DLC. They definitely are sub BF3 quality. A couple of the maps like the desert one and the mountain one have reminiscent elements to a couple of BF3 DLC maps. Except they look way less detailed with way less atmosphere.

The more jungle maps which are reminiscent of BC2:Vietnam maps arguably look about that quality if not worse.

Yes it's the newer engine so there's better stuff going on, but the detail in the environment and a lot of little touches make them kind of sub par. Not up to the same level.

The ones that look like the BF3 maps though, there's no doubt they don't look as good. So not sure what has happened here. The drop of quality and polish to the maps is really distracting. Even the lighting is really bad. They also lack levolution, which I am generally fine with, but with the substandard quality of the graphics and detail. It just looks like they were rushed out and DICE is skimping on the time spent on the DLC.

Where as with BF3, arguably the game looked better and better with all DLC. This really is somewhere from BC2 part way to BF3 level. But not that good. Also with less attention to environment atmosphere and detail than BC2.

Really disappointing.
TiT
Posted 10:10am 05/12/13
I got mine via Mexican origin store for $60 or so total (inc pre-order bonus, game AND premium).


yeah i did this for the premium cost me AUD$33
ph33x
Posted 10:22am 05/12/13
^ Read that this morning. Will believe it when I see it all fixed up.
glynd
Posted 11:13am 05/12/13
I played last night for about 2 hours and didn't crash once. Loving the new maps...they have a bit of a BF2 feel to them. I think I prefer them over the original maps.
badfunkstripe
Posted 12:51pm 05/12/13
On future expansions being delayed.. what about Second Assault? That's already finished and on Xbone. They better not delay that for other platforms.
natslovR
Posted 07:37pm 05/12/13
I won't be playing it any time soon I can't even download it, keep getting error 131076:0
BladeRunner
Posted 11:15pm 05/12/13
Ill have to wait til next tuesday to buy anything. Ill check out this mexican proxy thing.
glynd
Posted 12:12am 06/12/13
Ill have to wait til next tuesday to buy anything. Ill check out this mexican proxy thing.


worked for me too. $72 = BF4 + Premium.
ph33x
Posted 09:05am 06/12/13
I won't be playing it any time soon I can't even download it, keep getting error 131076:0

See second last post. http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2955065670084031103/
natslovR
Posted 11:04am 06/12/13
delete the file Cas_01.cas, thanks ph33x I'll give that a try this weekend.
ph33x
Posted 11:06am 06/12/13
It mightn't be the same file causing your issue, but you could try renaming the half downloaded folder and starting again to remove any chance of corrupted files.
cJay
Posted 11:19am 06/12/13
This premium member for BF is bullshit, it totaly fragments the players and is money grubbing at best.
Mosfx
Posted 05:46pm 06/12/13
This premium member for BF is bullshit, it totaly fragments the players and is money grubbing at best.


You get four expansions though, I remember spending alot more with BF2 and all it's expansions at the time, at least this I can spend another $60 and get them all included .
RuleofBooKz
Posted 06:03pm 06/12/13
BROKEN BF4 DROPS EA STOCK PRICE (Escapist News Now)

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