Is this the patch to fix Battlefield 4 on PS4?

UPDATE: Out now for Xbox One.

UPDATE: DICE has released a patch for the Xbox One version of troubled shooter Battlefield 4.

Like the recently-released PS4 patch, the Xbox One patch focuses on improving stability and fixing crashes.

Patch notes are below:

  • Fixed three common crashes that could occur during map transitions
  • Fixed a common crash that could occur when using the in-game Battlelog in the "end of round" screen
  • Fixed two crashes related to destroying vehicles
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when the player lost connection to a server
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the scoreboard
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when players were using the voice chat
  • Optimized performance when shooting destroyed Levolution objects on some levels
  • Removed the blur effect on soldiers that appeared when Commanders were using EMP attacks
  • Fixed the "one-hit kill" bug where damage from a single bullet sometimes was applied multiple times. This could lead to firefights where normal rifles sometimes dealt one-shot kills, which is not as designed
  • Fixed a memory leak that could lead to crashes at certain points
  • Further reduced the probability of getting a corrupt save file in the single player campaign
  • Fixed the audio drop outs that could occur when playing on large maps. Typical map affected was Golmud Railway in Conquest with 64 players. Ambient sound would sometimes cut out, like foley sounds from player running, vehicle engine sounds, vehicle movement sounds, and map ambient sounds
  • Fixed an issue with going online after resuming your Xbox One from suspended mode
  • Fixed some issues with the handling of Xbox One parties
  • Made the icons used to signal voice chat status more reliable

ORIGINAL STORY: DICE has released a new patch for the PlayStation 4 version of Battlefield 4 that sounds like it addresses many of the complaints players have had with the shooter since it launched.

The game update notes discuss stability fixes "that should remove a large amount of the client crashes we are currently seeing on the PS4", DICE said on Battlelog.

Crashes had been one of the biggest issues with the game, with many unable to play for a prolonged period of time without one.

The update also addresses the audio issues that have plagued the PS4 version. According to the patch notes:

"Fixed the audio drop outs that could occur when playing on large maps. Typical map affected was Golmud Railway in Conquest with 64 players. Ambient sound would sometimes cut out, like foley sounds from player running, vehicle engine sounds, vehicle movement sounds, and map ambient sounds."

Another issue causing widespread consternation is save file corruption, with players reporting losing hours of progress after suffering a crash in multiplayer.

From the patch notes:

"Further reduced the probability of getting a corrupt save file by doing miscellaneous changes to the save file system. These include removing the save file saving again when quitting multiplayer."

Also addressed is the blur effect on soldiers that appeared when Commanders were using EMP attacks.

And the rest:

  • Fixed multiple crashes that could occur when bringing up the in-game Battlelog during round transition.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the BattleScreen.
  • Fixed a random crash related to destroying vehicles.
  • Fixed minor destruction issues in the terrain.

DICE recently halted development on all other projects to address Battlefield 4's troublesome launch. Earlier today reports came in that Microsoft had offered refunds on Xbox One Battlefield 4 Premium to some players.

The fightback continues. "We are already working on the next update based on your feedback," DICE said today.

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