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Battlefield 4: Xbox One patch addresses ‘kill-trade’ issue, save corruption & more

Thursday, 19th December 2013 12:36 GMT By Dave Cook

Battlefield 4 developer DICE has released a new patch for Xbox One that addresses a ‘kill-trade’ latency glitch, save corruption, crashes and more issues. Get the patch notes here.

It follows a second class action law-suit raised against EA over allegations that the publisher misled investors and the public over claims surrounding Battlefield 4′s quality and stability. Read our report on the issue through the link.

Now, the latest Battlefield 4 patch for Xbox One have been posted on the Battlelog forum.

High on the list is a fix for ‘kill-trading,’ which is when two players shoot at each other and die at the same time. DICE explains “This refers to when two players fire at each other and, seemingly, both die at the same time. The time window where a bullet could cause damage from an already dead player is now calculated as intended, decreasing the time frame when players with high latency could get a kill, even though they should be dead according to the server. This should reduce the probability of kill trading.”

The full patch notes are as follows:

  • -Reduced the probability of the “Kill trade” issue (see below for details).
  • -Fixed a common crash that could occur during gameplay.
  • -Fixed an issue that could corrupt save files in the single player campaign.
  • -Fix for the game mode specific ribbons being counted twice in the multiplayer progression.
  • -Fix for a graphical glitch that could appear on terrain.
  • -Fix for the SUAV (introduced in the China Rising expansion pack) not exploding when hitting enemy soldiers. While these indeed should be deadly, they were never designed for “roadkilling” opponents.
  • -Fix for an issue where 4x the damage from a vehicle’s minigun would be applied to the chest when a player had the Defense specialization equipped.
  • -Servers that friends are playing on now have a higher priority in the server list.
  • -Server Browser is no longer showing empty or full servers by default.
  • -Balancing jet handling across all stealth and attack jet classes.
  • -Fixed a bug in Defuse mode where defenders could win a round by killing all the attackers without disarming the bomb. If the attackers arm the bomb, the defenders need to disarm it to win, even if they have killed all the attackers.
  • -Fix for a Defuse bug where none of the teams would win a round by letting the timer run out.
  • -Fix for players getting stuck in the revive screen.
  • -Fix for players getting stuck in the kill camera after being revived. Note that you might see a graphical bug on-screen after being revived when accepting a revive within 1 second. This graphical bug will be removed in the next patch.
  • -Fixed the instance where players suddenly would transition into Spectator Mode while playing the Defuse game mode.
  • -Fix for the death camera/screen being displayed too early.
  • -Raised the first-person camera slightly for walking in crouch to more accurately reflect the actual position of the character.
  • -Fixed an issue with the party chat app not working.
  • -Fixed an issue in the in-game Battlelog where non-ASCII characters would display incorrectly.
  • -Fixed an issue when maps were not loading properly while player didn’t have the game in full screen.

Did you ever get kill-traded. I did a few times, it’s a bit like a military double KO, but with bullets, and death.

Via OXM.

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  1. gamereck36

    Who would have thought BF4 would be one big cluster F*ck. I understand that no game comes out perfect but come. I think with EA trying to stay on the heels of COD they rushed this product to market instead of taking there time and putting out a stellar product and now people on Xbox One and PS4 are suffering for it.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. KineticCalvaria

    @1, ‘…now people on all platforms are suffering for it’.

    Fixed for you, although it is indeed a ridiculous situation to be in.

    #2 7 months ago
  3. Jonabob87

    Don’t understand why they’re remove kill trading to be honest, doesn’t seem like a problem to me.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. KineticCalvaria

    @3, they haven’t it was apparently ‘fixed’ on PC but it’s still there, just happens less often. Not quite so annoying.

    #4 7 months ago
  5. Blacklisted

    kinda glad that all problems i have are listed there. kill traded happens alot for example.

    #5 7 months ago
  6. Os Money

    kill trading happened alot for me. honestly now I cant go even one round without having it happen once (b4 update). In bf3, almost never happened unless i shot someone after they lobbed a tube at me.

    #6 7 months ago
  7. pukem0n

    holy hell, what a changelog list ^^

    #7 7 months ago