The following community update has been posted
to the Battlefield 2 website:
Greetings Everyone, As many of you are now aware we have made the choice to take some extra time with the 1.4 patch before release.
During our standard final processing of the 1.4 client update we came across an issue that, although it does not compromise stability, we felt needed to be addressed in order to meet our goal of improving the overall player experience with Battlefield 2.
It has come to our attention that a beta version of the 1.4 client has leaked to the general public. It should be noted by players that this file is not final and being such could cause damage to players systems.
We want to warn players to avoid the use of any client files that are not distributed by EA/DICE or one of our trusted partners. Once we have set a new schedule for release we will communicate this information to everyone.
Unfortunately it was quickly followed by another post indicating the patch was released (since removed) which caused a number of people to mistakenly think it was time to upgrade.
No official ETA has been announced for the patch but it seems likely that it won't be in the immediate future.