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Published on February 23rd, 2012 | by Bob


DICE Announces Over 100 Changes in Upcoming BF3 Patch

DICE has announced a forthcoming update to Battlefield 3 that should alleviate many of the annoyances that have plagued players in recent months. This update appears to be massive, targeting balance issues throughout a wide range of equipment and vehicles in both damage and gameplay mechanics (such as recoil). As such, many weapon attachment bonuses are changing to be weapon-specific in an attempt to negate potentially overpowered combinations.

DICE has also implemented bug fixes for some of BF3‘s more aggravating exploitables, such as the MAV elevator, the ability to place unlimited mines as an engineer, and C4 persisting through death. Unfortunately, this huge list of tweaks does not seem to include further adjustment to the flashlights, which are still brighter than the sun on a clear day (even despite the attempt to tone them down in the last patch).

By my count, the patch notes posted to Battlelog include well over a hundred fixes and changes (and zh1nt0 notes that the posted list isn’t even complete yet), so you may want to grab a drink before trying to read through all of them. Are there any changes coming in this patch that you’ve been dying for? Let us know in the comments!

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10 Responses to DICE Announces Over 100 Changes in Upcoming BF3 Patch

  1. BWALL says:

    Seems like to little to late…

  2. Jonochi Chan says:

    I hope this will fix some of the inconsistency in hit-detection. Probably not though. Frostbite is nutoriius for wacky hit detection.

  3. James says:

    “Bolt action sniper rounds now have a chance to kill at close range if the player is hit in the upper chest.” I can see Sgt Enigma enjoying that cause right now aggressive recon isn’t a viable playstyle unless your playing hardcore they’ve also sped up the weapon switch which means if you don’t get the one hit kill you have a better chance of cleaning up with the pistol.

  4. Duck says:

    More changes than Infinity Ward have ever done…

  5. AnToN_CheZ says:

    I’ve said it a million times. The hit notification (or lack there of) is the number one killer in this game for me. One bullet deaths, and shooting someone 10 times with nothing happening, is just the worst feeling in A SHOOTER. If the main objective of shooting people is broken, the game will have a very limited lifespan. Which we are already seeing. Love the game, but waaaay too many inconsistencies for me to continue wanting to play.

  6. Dex says:

    I don’t have a single “gamer” friend that still plays BF3. Flashlight retardation aside, the game had far too many flaws (some of which weren’t even addressed here) for many of them to continue playing. Considering the fact that solo playing is almost entirely impossible and one of the least fun things imagineable… I’m trying to figure out what some of these fixes are trying to change. Moreover, I’m trying to figure out why this wasn’t out a month ago….

  7. RavenValor95 says:

    That is a lot of changes, are they trying to get a world record for most changes that a patch has done or something?

  8. WikiSonic says:

    Too bad I can’t play because Origin won’t install the new update keeping me from playing the game.

  9. TheMightyBro says:

    Only if you agree to a pillow fight duel at PAX

  10. CharlieTango says:

    Can someone make a 2 minutes youtube video with a giant wall of text that lists all these fixes that I could find on my own? And make sure to put a plug for an iphone game at the end. Really helps me out.



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