Battlefield 4
Battlefield 4 'Top Issues Tracker' Strives to Fix the Game
Written Wednesday, December 11, 2013 By Richard Walker
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DICE has launched a 'Top Issues Tracker' forum page for Battlefield 4 in a bid to get the game's most pressing issues fixed as quickly as possible. The aim is to keep Battlefield 4 users informed concerning the latest updates, with visible status on what DICE is doing with each known issue.

DICE has compiled a list of the issues it's currently working on below, but notes that some smaller fixes are also in the pipeline in addition to these. Each issue has one of three statuses and DICE is committed to fixing all of the issues listed in the Top Issues Tracker.

The developer has suspended work on all Battlefield 4 add-ons while it whips the game into shape. You can take a look at the current list, and head to the Battlefield 4 Top Issues Tracker forum page to keep yourself abreast of the latest developments.


  • EDIT DEC 11: EMP Blur effect fix is live on some platforms, and will be live in next patch on remaining platforms. PS4 quit and restart save corruption is live in next PS4 patch
  • Bug accounting for a quarter of the crashes on PS4
    • Platform(s): PS4
    • Status: Fix live
  • EMP blur effect
    • Platform(s): All
    • Status: Fix live/in next patch
  • One-hit kill bug where players sometimes take damage twice from the same bullet
    • Platform(s): All
    • Status: Fix live/in next patch
  • Loss of SP progress that can happen after quit and restart on PS4
    • Platform(s): PS4
    • Status: Fix live in next patch
  • Game Mode ribbons are counted twice
    • Platform(s): All
    • Status: Fixing
  • 4X damage from miniguns when using Defensive specialization
    • Platform(s): All
    • Status: Fixing
  • Players sometimes get stuck in kill cam after revive
    • Platform(s): All
    • Status: Fixing
  • Bug accounting for a majority of crashes on next-gen/PC
    • Platform(s): PC, PS4, X1
    • Status: Fixing
  • Players sometimes become spectators while still alive in Defuse mode
    • Platform(s): All
    • Status: Fixing
  • Players sometimes get stuck in revive screen
    • Platform(s): All
    • Status: Fixing
  • Desynchronized game world where objects have different states for different players
    • Platform(s): All
    • Status: Investigating
  • Join queue disabled on consoles
    • Platform(s): All consoles
    • Status: Investigating
  • Bug accounting for a large amount of crashes on X360
    • Platform(s): X360
    • Status: Investigating
  • Squad spawn sometimes positions you under the terrain
    • Platform(s): All
    • Status: Investigating
  • Hit markers and crosshairs sometimes disappear
    • Platform(s): PC
    • Status: Investigating
  • Rubber banding issues for some players with solid Internet connections
    • Platform(s): All
    • Status: Investigating
  • Some instances of no hit effects and no damage to opponent in your sights
    • Platform(s): All
    • Status: Investigating
  • Damage received is sometimes delayed by a few frames
    • Platform(s): All
    • Status: Investigating
  • Incorrect matchmaking on Xbox One
    • Platform(s): X1
    • Status: Investigating
  • Server browser filters are not fully functioning
    • Platform(s): All
    • Status: Investigating
  • Sudden frame rate drops during certain in-game events
    • Platform(s): All
    • Status: Investigating
  • The "Sound Loop Crash"
    • Platform(s): All
    • Status: Investigating

Statuses explained

  • INVESTIGATING means we are aware of a specific issue and working to reproduce it. Often, getting a solid reproduction is what actually allows us to eliminate a bug in the end.
  • FIXING means that we have been able to reproduce an issue and are working on a fix. This might be a simple line of code or a larger task. Once we have the solution, we code, test and get it live. An issue with the label FIXING is on its way to being resolved.
  • FIX LIVE means that we have fixed the issue in a patch that has already gone live. For example, we had a bug that accounted for a quarter of all crashes on PS4. That issue was fixed in the latest PS4 game update that went live Dec 5. Many other issues are already addressed.


User Comments

Forum Posts: 45
Comment #1 by GetInTheVanIHaveCandy
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 10:27:00 AM
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This is the main reason I've held back getting battlefield on Xbox one.
I'm a huge fan and the thought of 64 players on a console really excites me, but I already have it on the 360 and am not sure if i want to spend any money of the xbox one version until they actually fix it.

Forum Posts: 26
Comment #2 by stuSAFC87
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 10:32:49 AM
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This top issues tracker is irrelevant for X1 users, when were still waiting for the 1st patch.

Only update regarding X1 patch week of Dec 2nd, it is now the following week and still no update.

This situation is beyond pathetic and as a customer who has spent £90 I am disgusted by Dice/EA, never again!

Forum Posts: 5
Comment #3 by Stig Semper Fi
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 10:50:29 AM
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I won't be getting Premium until the problems with the One version are fixed.

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Comment #4 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 11:01:28 AM
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Couldn't get in to a game all night last night, which sucked.
great fun when it works though.

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Comment #5 by wes coas 4 life
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 11:13:41 AM
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I have had 0 problems on the XB1. 360 version is terrible.

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Comment #6 by Yourburntstar
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 11:16:03 AM
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Yeah they really need to hurry up and fix all of these MAJOR bugs.

I still don't understand how they failed to see these issues while they were testing the game prior of it being released.

Forum Posts: 30
Comment #7 by Astrex
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 11:18:04 AM
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what about the problems with the xbox one SP issues!! not just the ps4!!

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Comment #8 by Jate
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 11:23:04 AM
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Anyone else had problems with the QBU-88 DMR? Theres a really offputting animation bug when you hip fire.. hope they know of this

Forum Posts: 233
Comment #9 by Slim Shady
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 11:35:08 AM
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screw u dice - still no single player loss fix for xbone & i dont even see it on the list. I am posting my game on craigslist right now & will never buy a battle field game again. customer lost.

Forum Posts: 1
Comment #10 by TheGreatKoala
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 12:46:07 PM
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And people slagged off the GTA online release...

Forum Posts: 256
Comment #11 by calex deus
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 01:41:48 PM
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Anyone with premium should look for a refund

Forum Posts: 193
Comment #12 by LordBunnyHunter
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 03:02:32 PM
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How could they only get this THAT WRONG..

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Comment #13 by loz488
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 03:47:37 PM
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Im glad EA have such a great testing team or this game could have been released virtually unplayable!

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #14 by AchievementWh0re1
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 04:35:37 PM
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Thank God they are investigating incorrect matchmaking, and hopefully it'll get fixed. Try to join squad deathmatch and got placed in a team deathmatch game then next I try to join team deathmatch and got placed in a match of domination lol.

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Comment #15 by AchievementWh0re1
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 04:37:09 PM
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^On my Xbox One

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Comment #16 by Creazil
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 06:39:31 PM
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So SP loss is only for PS4? Wow...

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Comment #17 by gravelandx88
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 07:50:21 PM
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Does anyone else get the feeling that BF4 on xbox360 feels clunky? I was playing yesterday for the first time (after dl'ing all the updates), I noticed right away the picture quality is terrible (I'm playing on a Samsung 1080p 120hz 40" LED HDTV btw). I feel like BF3's picture quality was better. Idk maybe its just me.

Forum Posts: 2
Comment #18 by Oblivion70
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 08:14:24 PM
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Not seeing where they are addressing the totally broken map "Dawnbreaker"

I also freeze up more with the 3rd patch than I did before it.

#17, online yes, single player no. Online is pretty sad visually.

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US November 22, 2013
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