Battlefield 3 players to get hefty 2GB patch tomorrow

By Matthew · 40 replies
Dec 5, 2011
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  1. Come this time tomorrow, PC gamers will be able to traverse Battlefield 3's virtual warzones without sunglasses. DICE is preparing a weighty 2GB patch that addresses a host of issues,…

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  2. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    2GB is going to take forever to download, they should have broken it up a-bit. Can EA's server even handle it? I'm glad to see the fixes, still think planes need a 2-3x boost in speed tho. They need to fix a problem where you jump behind cover and then get shot and when you view the replay you were in the open. It's a lag issue, I know CSS had the same problem, but I can't think of its name.
  3. The PS3 patch was a waste of bandwidth and this will be no different.
  4. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 781   +235

    It's called interp
  5. Prosercunus

    Prosercunus TS Booster Posts: 166   +40

    I wonder if it will fix the performance drop that some people have been experiencing.

    I have 10 fps less when running AA than before the most recent patch with same drivers.
  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    I hope they fix the hangs and freezes on load up issues, really annoys me when your mate says "Join me on this server" your 6th in queue and you go make a cup of tea and eat some biscuits while reading techspot, then finally you get in just to find the game has frozen loading and now you have to start all over again! then it will always work the second time, you'll join the squad that your mates are in and 30 seconds in... it crashes, then when you do it a third time, everything works fine? its not my PC either and my friends get the same issue.

    On another note I really hope this makes getting into the game much better, Its great when it is working even with the glitches, Although it would be nice if they could fix the lag issues and hit recognition, I really hate it when my ping is usually 12-17 yet when I shoot a guy in the back with half a round of my assult rifle he still lives as he jumps over into cover, it doesn't happen too often but still really annoying.

    2GB is a bit much? Luckily (touch wood) the EA servers have been good to me here in the UK and I've only ever been dissconnected once (well twice but the second time was because my router crashed) so hopefully this won't destroy the relatively good rep I currently hold for EA's servers.
  7. The 2gb file size should be available via torrent.

    When looking at patches, the file size is the least i'd worry about...but some people think differently.
  8. Awesome, still no change to the chat box or any tinkering with it, at 1280x720 it touches the fukn crosshair.
  9. Is this only for pc?
  10. GunsAblazin

    GunsAblazin TS Enthusiast Posts: 75

    Who cares about those changes? In my opinion they'll only make the game worse. I definitely won't be able to fly a helicopter for more than a few seconds before being shot down.

    When are we going to be able to customize our kits and vehicles without starting a game?
  11. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    okay dumb question, what does "most of return to Karkland" mean? do you not have to purchase this add now?
  12. The 2GB contains the Back to Karkand maps too. Just like with BC2: Vietnam, you will download the whole expansion pack regardless if youre using it or not.

    Im pleased with these changes. BF3 really feels unfinished in its current state. Its like they rushed it out the door to try and beat MW3, when Call of Duty players dont give a rats about Battlefield anyway.

    Next thing they need to do is fix the commo rose!!
  13. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    okay thanks :) I thought that back to karkland was a paid DLC
  14. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    2G isn't much when you consider I tested the new star wars game and it was 20G and I downloaded it twice.
  15. seanp789

    seanp789 TS Enthusiast Posts: 111

    This patch should have been the release version. There has been a huge drop off of the veteran players waiting for them to balance the game out.
  16. I don't know if it will fix my game but I'm unable to play the multiplayer since launch.
  17. 2GB is nothing nowadays, I downloaded the whole game (12 GB I think ?) in 2h, so stop whining, we have the technology now and its affordable.
  18. I just want the patch to come with the re-introduction of destructible ground eg: craters from c4 etc...
  19. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,040   +678

    Awesome patch. Yea dudes right, it should have been the release patch, but no one is perfect. I watched the live chat from DICE headquarters yesterday, and sadly I had no idea this patch was coming. The patch notes haven't really done anything that disappoints me, so that leaves connection issues. *crosses fingers*

    "Fixed a problem where you could get green flashes on screen."
    How many of you have had someone say its a driver issue? Doesn't matter now, I'm just glad its fixed... though on very rare ocassions I would get red flickers. Quick ones, but still a little annoying. DICE wasn't kidding when they said they were listening to the community.

    See you on the Battlefield!
  20. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,040   +678

    If you pre-ordered or got the Limited Edition, Kirkland DLC is free. Otherwise they are $15/1200 MS points, in the XBOX Marketplace and PSN Store if you have neither.

    The only content that was free for everyone (eventually), were the DAO-12, the supressor for the SKS, and another gun, I forget the name of it and I'm too lazy to google.
  21. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    okay, so when they say that "most of return to kirkland is included in the patch", that means it's there should you pay for it to activate it?
    (assuming you did not pre-order or get the LTD edition)
  22. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Oh snap! I forgot I had BF3 since Skyrim came out.
  23. jeffz6

    jeffz6 TS Rookie Posts: 79

  24. DanUK

    DanUK TS Booster Posts: 211   +9

    Some nice changes, especially the flash lights as those are just ridiculous.

    It's a shame I don't see any mention of the auto squad join when you join a game? No idea why they took that out, seemed like a step backwards :S
  25. It is actually a 3.9 gb patch....downloading it now

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