As reported by GameSpot on Saturday, September 20, Battlefield 4 developer DICE has announced that a forthcoming “Fall Patch” update has been slated to release at the end of September. Described as “ fairly massive, ” the final list for all the fixes the update in question will bring will be released when the patch itself launches.
However, DICE has offered up some things to look forward for when the patch eventually releases. Alongside improved netcode, the Fall Update will also introduce the Teamplay Initiative, which is described as something that tweaks several things about Battlefield 4 to encourage you to play the objective and not just for the kills.
A full list of the highlights DICE provided have been detailed below, courtesy of GameSpot. We’ll bring you more news on Battlefield 4 should further information reach our ears.
Rush (All base game maps except Dawnbreaker), Obliteration, Capture the Flag, and Carrier Assault. Added the Obliteration Competitive sub-game mode
Close & Medium range sight reticles no longer affected by weapon firing animation, AKA “Visual Recoil”
Improved visibility for red glowing reticule pieces against bright backgrounds
Now almost identical to BF3 movement – with BF4 animation sets
Dampened third person hit reactions for player head
HUD clarification pass
De-cluttered and made customizable a plethora of HUD options to make BF4 look the way you want it to (within reason)
Made revives much more robust, easier to understand with new UI art and included a new “fully charged” paddle sound.
Lowering the setting for how much time difference is allowed when damaging other players (addressing trade kills and behind cover kills where high pings are involved)
An automatic High Frequency Update setting is now the default for all users
Added High Frequency update support to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms
Additional improvements to bullet damage delays between clients compared to Netcode Patch
Weapon attachment changes
Muzzle Brake: Reduced the overall impact of this attachment. Both its positives and negatives have been reduced
Heavy Barrel: Lowered the buff it gave to minimum moving spread and moved some of that bonus into reduced spread increase. Should be a good option for longer range tap firing
Lasers: Small buff to standing hip-fire accuracy
Weapon changes. Note that this list contains an excerpt – the upcoming patch notes will have a detailed list.
Bullet velocity increases: Improved bullet velocity for Slugs and nearly all suppressed weapons. Selectively improved base velocity for weapons that were too slow for their intended range
Damage Model: Many weapons have had their maximum and minimum damage adjusted slightly. It may take 1 extra bullet to kill at extremely close engagements and long range combat
Trigger Delay: Removed from all revolvers
Adjustments to slower rate of fire weapons to make them easier to use at longer ranges vs higher ROF weapons
Carbines and PDWs now have unique bullpup modifiers that give improved bonuses over the rifle counterpart
Ammo: Gave more ammo to the weapons that were short a mag compared to their counterparts
DMRs: Audio when being shot at by a DMR has been improved
SKS and M39EMR no longer allow you to hold breath
Grenade capacity lowered and resupply times increased.
[ GameSpot ]