Battlefield 1 July update released, adds new map, prevents map voting from repeating maps, more

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 21 July 2017 09:27 GMT

The Battlefield 1 July update was released yesterday across PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

The biggest new addition is the Prise de Tahure night map, which had been shown off previously. The map is available to Premium members and owners of They Shall Not Pass.

The other big addition is the launch of Premium Trials, a feature that allows non-Premium owners to play DLC maps without the need for a squad member to own the content. They won’t be able to earn XP or spawn in DLC vehicles, though.

Finally, the map voting system saw a change that prevents the previous map, and the one that was just played, from showing up as options to prevent repeats.

The update is around 4GB, depending on your console. You can find the full list of patch notes below:

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Maps and modes

  • Soissons: Adjusted Flag D capture area in Frontlines to improve map balance.
  • Nivelle Nights: Fixed a bug where the Out of Bounds grayscale screen-effect would sometimes fail to enable.
  • Nivelle Nights: Fixed an issue where field kits in sector five in a Rush game could be used before the sector was active.
  • Fort de Vaux: Players should no longer be able to get on top of the fort around the courtyard area.

Other fixes

  • Updated the Map Voting system to exclude the previous map (as well as the current map) from the random selection pool to prevent the possible A-B-A-B map play pattern.
  • Game will now cancel matchmaking whenever backing out of the Operations globe screen. This to prevent a lingering blur state of the globe.
  • Synchronized damage taken effect to the actual shooter networked state. Previously it lead to out of sync effects where the shooter was not yet visible.
  • Fixed a rare client crash that could occur when a player joined late and a player just dropped/picked up a weapon.
  • Fixed a disconnect issue that could occur when loading a map.

Premium

  • Premium Friends – Non-Premium players’ score will now show 0 throughout the match on all Scoreboards and End-of-Round screens.

Rent a Server Program

  • Added new setting to allow for limited number of specific kits.
  • Added setting for round time limit multiplier.
  • Added setting for Unlimited Magazines.
  • Countdown stops if players drop: Lowered the required player count for countdown to start game round to the minimum number of players required to finish a game if pre-round is enabled. The player count is unchanged if pre-round is disabled.
  • Implemented a latency soft lock option where players with a ping higher than 100ms higher get kicked automatically.

UI

  • Fixed issue where the “Player-Created Content” option was grayed-out, unusable, and set to “Hide” after booting the title without a network connection.
  • Fixed the wrong transport driver chase camera caption in the controls UI.
  • The networking issues icons will not show up in Spectator Mode anymore.

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