Battlefield 4 **Official Discussion Thread**

WhyYouLoveMe

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Stuck on updating an 86mb patch. Worked fine on my laptop earlier today. gg EA/DICE/Origin

Just.... wow.
 

Wildace

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the SR338 is useless. it shoots slower than any of the DMR's and has wildly inconsistent accuracy.

p.s. Naval Strike maps are damn good looking.

and no grip unlocks, an angled grip might help with the accuracy but we will never know
 
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Naval Strike and Carrier assault are worth the $37 I paid for Premium...I'm serious.

That said, the rubber banding, shot behind corners, unloading into someone and having them live, bugs in battlescreen not showing map flags, screen shaking, and overall STILL instability INTRODUCED with the new patch FOR ME is completely unacceptable. Sadly, there really isn't anything I can do about it. Guess the only option is to place 2x the importance on the good stuff and just ignore the negatives. :D
 

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Naval Strike and Carrier assault are worth the $37 I paid for Premium...I'm serious.

That said, the rubber banding, shot behind corners, unloading into someone and having them live, bugs in battlescreen not showing map flags, screen shaking, and overall STILL instability INTRODUCED with the new patch FOR ME is completely unacceptable. Sadly, there really isn't anything I can do about it. Guess the only option is to place 2x the importance on the good stuff and just ignore the negatives. :D

when did that patch go live?
 
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Couple days ago? Yesterday? I don't remember cause I haven't slept in a day or so, lol...too much BF4 stuff going on!

MAD SHOUT OUT TO SHIZNILTI FOR BEING YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD MORE FPS HELPER!!!

If you get the privilege to play w/ this fella and his buddy Wild, you would be wise to listen up!
 

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Post naval strike patch anyone else Mantle support now have less performance than dx11.1? My mantle performance used to be higher than dx11 but it was unstable. Now it's stable as heck but I'm getting fewer frames per second on it versus dx11. VERY odd. I'm using the latest cat 14.3 btw.
 

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Has anyone tried to reinstall the game to get better performance?

I'm still getting stuttering using Mantle. Wondering if I should uninstall and reinstall to see if it cleans up anything.
 

F.E.A.R.

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We were rubber banding last night really bad on a SoC server. Sigh...this is the last time I pre-order from DICE. BF3 had issues, but not this bad and not this many. Let's see we still have issues with:

Late hit markers on mortar
Boat TV missiles show late hits even when missing boat lol
FLIR and IRNV scopes sometimes will not give the effect when zooming in. Zoom out then back in and the FLIR and IRNV are back?
Get on a boat on Naval Strike to start the game and guess what NO sound! Had to wait around 20-30 secs then I hear stuff...

So much for their focus on quality.
 

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Are you using mantle or are you stating these to be still general bugs still in the game?
 

WhyYouLoveMe

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We were rubber banding last night really bad on a SoC server. Sigh...this is the last time I pre-order from DICE. BF3 had issues, but not this bad and not this many. Let's see we still have issues with:

Late hit markers on mortar
Boat TV missiles show late hits even when missing boat lol
FLIR and IRNV scopes sometimes will not give the effect when zooming in. Zoom out then back in and the FLIR and IRNV are back?
Get on a boat on Naval Strike to start the game and guess what NO sound! Had to wait around 20-30 secs then I hear stuff...

So much for their focus on quality.

Don't forget...

Dying well after going behind cover
Audio cutting out in other situations
Double-clicking on a near-gone spawn point only to be spawned at main
RPGs flying through objects
Dropped grenades while dying do not explode
Jumping from moving transport choppers results in death 80% of the time

I need to re-focus my attention on the good stuff in BF4 but it's getting tedious!
 

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Are you on catalyst 14.3? I would try that first if you aren't.

Yeah. And the latest BF4 patch notes said they improved the stuttering under mantle when using a lot of VRAM, but my performance seems unchanged

Are you using mantle or are you stating these to be still general bugs still in the game?

I am using mantle, but i'm wondering if anyone, mantle or dx11, has tried to reinstall to see if performance improved. I know that after you patch a game 10 times, sometimes the game can be worse off than just installing the fully updated game from scratch.
 

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Free at last. Free at last.

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Dudes...

I can't tell you how much better this game is for me now that I've accepted a few things:

1. Fuck stats
2. Help your teammates, ask them what they need/want from you
3. Fuck the bugs, this ain't CS:CS, you have to laugh @ it

If you wanna really set yourself free, treat it as an exploring simulator. Don't attack anyone. Just run around and look @ stuff. Watch others fight. I promise you'll be pooping rainbows.
 

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First round I joined, booted for excessive team kills.

The damn "no team icon" bug is still there, sigh.....
 

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This has always been my attitude towards all games. Its just another form of entertainment and a stress reliever for me sometimes. You can log in, put on your headphones, and disappear into another work for an hour once or twice a week.

Nothing more and no different than a good game of Pacman or Candyland with my son.

Dudes...

I can't tell you how much better this game is for me now that I've accepted a few things:

1. Fuck stats
2. Help your teammates, ask them what they need/want from you
3. Fuck the bugs, this ain't CS:CS, you have to laugh @ it
 

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Are there any servers like the old CTU Call of Duty MW 1?

Team kills are active, must use sites (no spray and pray with any weapon), and once you are dead you are done for the match.
 
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This has always been my attitude towards all games. Its just another form of entertainment and a stress reliever for me sometimes. You can log in, put on your headphones, and disappear into another work for an hour once or twice a week.

Nothing more and no different than a good game of Pacman or Candyland with my son.

I have always been extremely competitive. If I own and my stats are high, I is happy. If not, I is unhappy.

I went to a LAN over the weekend and had an interesting experience.

1. Made fun of by the dude next to me for being eccentric. Seriously, like 4x per hour! It was non stop! I just went along w/ it, lol. Still, douches gonna douche.
2. A couple others joined in on the 30 FPS is myth, hardware has nothing to do w/ how well you can do @ a game or enjoy it.
3. I got fed up, loaded up BF4 w/ a new friend. Dude walked me through installing Shadowplay, took 30 minutes. Had a BLAST w/ him. While he is competitive, it is friendly.

It was interesting to watch him looking over @ me while I was laughing and having a great time despite him trying to bring me down. Even better, the host of the LAN (cool guy) came up behind me and said, yeah, he's a really good team player. I felt vindicated, lol!

Tl;dr
You gotta have a light, chill spirit w/ this game guys. There's too much wrong w/ it to be competitive. We have CSGO for that. :D

Cheers,

Your friendly neighborhood Jod :p
 

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1. Made fun of by the dude next to me for being eccentric. Seriously, like 4x per hour! It was non stop! I just went along w/ it, lol. Still, douches gonna douche.

From a psychological standpoint, that other guy (the "douche") was probably just projecting some insecurities of his own. It's more about him and not so much about you. You handled it well, to be honest. Someday, he'll take a keyboard across the skull if he keeps it up.
 

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Are there any servers like the old CTU Call of Duty MW 1?

Team kills are active, must use sites (no spray and pray with any weapon), and once you are dead you are done for the match.

I haven't looked for one. You might try searching defuse mode and seeing if there are any custom servers.

There are some bolt only servers, both hardcore and normal, which remind me a lot of the COD, UO and COD2 days. There are also a bunch of pistol only servers, both hardcore and normal, and the same goes for shotgun and pistol only.
 
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From a psychological standpoint, that other guy (the "douche") was probably just projecting some insecurities of his own. It's more about him and not so much about you. You handled it well, to be honest. Someday, he'll take a keyboard across the skull if he keeps it up.

I sent him a message and let him know that if I attend another one of these LAN's, I don't want him near me or speaking with me.

To be completely honest, I really don't care if he is OK w/ that or not.

The LAN's that I'm referring to have a WIDE mix of folks. TOO WIDE.
 
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That is a fantastic video and I am so happy to see it.

The amount of "bitching" going on about this seems to be @ an all time high for any PC game that I can remember.

Hopefully we will see some changes in the future. For now...try Hawken! Super fun!!!

edit: alternatively, you could not allow it to frustrate you and just laugh when you die...no matter the scenario. At least for me, this has made so that the dying behind cover or rubber banding or whatever have no impact on whether or not I'm having fun.
 

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edit: alternatively, you could not allow it to frustrate you and just laugh when you die...no matter the scenario. At least for me, this has made so that the dying behind cover or rubber banding or whatever have no impact on whether or not I'm having fun.

I seriously need to employ this strategy. I get too high strung sometimes and then I play worse. :D
 
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That's because you're wasting energy when you should be focused on strategy.

This is going to sound ridiculous...but try to imagine a Navy SEAL w/ a great sense of humor. IMO, that's where you wanna be. The end result is that you tear into the opposing team, make them cry, leave the server, etc. But when you die, it's hahaha, ns *insert n00b name here*. Now they're pissed, but not angry...it's hard to explain. :D
 
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Just played a round and didn't notice any rubber banding either.

Wild: Can I order a copy of SRAW Terror on Blu Ray?

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