Battlefield 4 “Death Shield” game-breaking bug discovered

Monday, 14th April 2014 10:12 GMT By Dave Owen

Yet another bug has been uncovered in Battlefield 4, related to an invisible hit box that can block projectiles and prevent a kill being made. It was discovered by YouTuber Jack Frag, and there’s a video to demonstrate.

It stems from reviving players with the defibrillator. In multiplayer there is a short window after death when a player can accept a revival. This bug makes it so that if a live player stands behind a player waiting for revival, it acts as a shield, blocking bullets and even tank shells. The video makes it a little more clear.

A DICE QA lead has now said that they’ll be looking to fix the bug as soon as possible.

Thanks, MP1st.

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  1. matirishhh

    Well…there is only one way to comment on this
    Long time ago (BF3) I decided not to buy any DICE experience within at least one year from being released, otherwise I will be just another game tester…

    #1 3 months ago
  2. Obernox

    Blame EA not Dice. Game was obviously rush to compete with CoD.

    #2 3 months ago
  3. Panthro

    Both are to blame, stop defending either side.

    EA may have set a short deadline but DICE should have organised said time appropriately and delivered on a playable experience.

    #3 3 months ago
  4. El_MUERkO

    Still, over six months after launch. I wonder if they have the nuts to announce BF5 at E3.

    #4 3 months ago
  5. NocturnalB

    6 months later and I’m still blown away by how big a train wreck this game became, it was probably in my top 2 most anticipated games then. I was genuinely saddened when I finally got my hands on it. I don’t understand why it turned out the way it has.

    #5 3 months ago

    BuggyField………this is why i dont support any EA games anymore,

    #6 3 months ago
  7. RocknRolla

    @matirishhh Aah for fucks sake people like you really need to shut the fuck up yeah? one bug and you start crying wtf??? show me ONE game I fucking triple dare you to show me ONE game that is completely bug/glitch free? now very carefully think about your dumbass comment and learn for the future comments… This was a free and healthy advise for you …

    #7 3 months ago
  8. Panthro


    You sound like you have been living under a rock, the game was a buggy mess at release and is still considered by many people to be unfinished and poorly developed.

    He is obviously speaking about the game as a whole and not just about this one bug.

    #8 3 months ago