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justin
..needs sleep
Australian
join:1999-05-28
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bf4 on consoles

firmware upgrade today on ps4, 1.52 I believe.

now bf4 crashes after every round, pretty much



shinjuru
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join:2000-10-29
West Coast

3 recommendations

I guess they wanted to be sure to bring the BF4 PC gaming experience to consoles.



C0deZer0
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reply to justin

It's an EA/DICE game. what did you honestly expect?



cbrigante2
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reply to justin

I heard there was a 600MB update to BF4 this morning as well on PS4? Have you applied that yet?



justin
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haven't seen one but it tends to do those quietly so they are easy to miss.



cbrigante2
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»battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/fo···8877614/



Hazy Arc

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reply to justin

I have the game on Xbox One, and I have to admit - it's pretty damn fun when it works.

Luckily, I haven't ran into many bugs that seem to be plaguing a bunch of folks, but that's not to say I haven't had any. My biggest gripe(s) stem from what DICE removed from the game that was present in previous Battlefields - the ability to "party up" prior to joining servers and the ability to change your loadouts without having to be in a game.



cbrigante2
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said by Hazy Arc:

the ability to "party up" prior to joining servers

Amen to that. That is the single biggest complaint when trying to play with friends right now.


Kulldar
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join:2008-11-11
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reply to justin

I picked this up for ps4 and it's my first battlefield game. It's a lot of fun, but I've had a ton of bugs also. Sometimes I get the "can't join server". I have to close the application and relaunch the game. Other times it just sits at the loading screen.

A little off topic...
I admit I'm not the best at the game... but I swear some players have some sort of aim bot. It amazes me how accurate they are with a pistol.

Also.. how do I play capture the flag? Is that like DLC you have to buy in order to play?



cbrigante2
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Cap the Flag comes with Second Assault DLC (not released yet on PS4). I ended up going Premium (BF4 version of a season pass) using the $10 PSN credit that came with my PS4 to get the price down a little. I've already got about 50 hours in the multiplayer alone so I know I'll get the mileage from it.



cbrigante2
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reply to Kulldar

I will say give the mode "Obliteration" a try. Each team has 3 high value targets to defend. A "bomb" becomes available in the middle of the map. Basically it's a frantic game of "hot potato". My best moments in BF4 so far have been in that mode.



jimonthy

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bf4 is a bilithering unplayable mess on xbox one



justin
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reply to justin

I play it regularly, which is why I was suspicious that the firmware upgrade has made it unstable again on PS4 but maybe DICE were doing things with the servers, I noticed radically different numbers of servers appearing before each match last night, perhaps when they reboot the servers you get the application crash.

Anyway it is great fun but nobody talks, almost nobody. Perhaps because of the random way you get thrown into a squad, and a side. It will show you what your friends are doing but I haven't got any PSN mates with the PS4 + BF4 yet so I'm not sure if that helps you stick together.

The frustrating thing is sitting through the large conquest (my favorite mode) load, only to get 10 seconds of the game then "Your team lost" or "Your team won". Then another minute+ wait.

There are still sound bugs, golmud railway or whatever, the sound cuts out, and it happens on the other maps as well.

In the public normal unranked dice servers, almost nobody works as a squad beyond the odd spawning on the nearest green guy thing. Certainly the squad leaders rarely understand or bother with commander objectives let alone request or receive orders. But a squad that works together even just 3 guys inc a medic can rip things up.

Too many people playing want to go recon and snipe from a "Safe" tall structure somewhere, and too many others just want to play assault style where they run laps like it is Quake taking out random people as they find them.

At least they removed that EMP fuzzy effect.



justin
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reply to cbrigante2

Yeah I haven't had that patch applied yet. Hopefully my game will pick it up today because that list of fixes would be nice.


MuDvAyNe
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reply to justin

I bought this game on Black Friday for 25 bucks for the 360. I have only played it twice. Why do you ask? It freezes my xbox almost every freaking game. I feel bad for the people who spent 60 bucks on this game. Sure they will fix it eventually but it has been out for over a month and a half now. This has to be the worst glitched game of all time released. I can't wait to actually be able to play it when it's fixed because it was loads of fun.
--
Mets, Cowboys, Devils



justin
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I read that MS are giving refunds for those that bought premium BF4 but they get to keep the premium...



Mastr Blastr
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reply to justin

I'm loving the game but also have my frustrations as well. I've got almost 60 hours of multiplayer in. I've been mainly playing Domination and Team Deathmatch because they've been the most stable it seems.

I find it very frustrating at the lack of squad play and the ability to hook up with friends. I just don't understand the lack or functionality of this for a game that is built around teamwork. If I can get in a squad when where the leader knows how to give commands and the people use their mics, it is much more enjoyable. I'm not sure if it's just on PS4 that people aren't talking but I'm afraid it's more widespread than that until they implement a squad function.

I also bought the Premium, I just hope they continue tweaking and make things better. I think this game is so much more fun than Call of Duty even with the problems and issues.



Mastr Blastr
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1 edit

nevermind



Grimm

join:2011-05-23
reply to justin

That would be awesome.



Grimm

join:2011-05-23
reply to Mastr Blastr

Yes, the silence is on all systems and it sucks. I've said it before I think but before the X1 released, I convinced a group of buddies who've stuck with COD the last few years to give this game a try. After one or two games and figuring out there was ZERO way to party up, they returned the game.

I'm honestly having a tough time continuing to put my time into this game. The last few days I can barely join anything. I sit at both the server browser and quick match screens continually trying to join and nothing happens. Every once in a while I'll get in a game, but heaven forbid I get on a team that doesn't consist of a bunch of fuckin retards.

Ugh...I think I may be outgrowing FPS' regardless how fun they are. Shit's just not fun when you've got almost 70+ hours in multiplayer but have never played with a friend.



cbrigante2
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I have zero problems finding a game. The server browser filter is a little picky about how it wants to find servers though. Yeah a lot of silent players out there though. If everyone is quiet, it's best to play the less team focused modes like straight up deathmatch.



justin
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I was listening to my random squad chat and one guy who cleans casinos in in Texas at night was telling his mate that he has both xbox one and ps4 and bf4 is pretty unplayable so far on Xbox one.

the last patch cleaned up a lot: got sound on the maps, no crashes during a few hours of large conquest and no magic bullet kills either.

but I did notice more bursts of juddering warping lag, perhaps the downloading of the patches is from the same data center who knows. I would sometimes get killed by a sliding squatting enemy facing the wrong way.

played commander mode on the tablet it is boring, just tap tap tap no cams, little sense of what really is going on. constantly sending out scanning uavs.



Grimm

join:2011-05-23

said by justin:

played commander mode on the tablet it is boring, just tap tap tap no cams, little sense of what really is going on. constantly sending out scanning uavs.

Ahh but it is fun when you have squad leaders and teams that do what you ask them to do. 2 days before the Xbox One released(so wed nov. 20) my father had a heart attack about 2 hours away from home while on the road (salesman). With the holidays and him being down at that hospital before a transfer closer to home I was stuck away from my consoles for a few weeks, save a night here and there I'd come home to get supplies. I was, however, able to stay connected and play using the hospital's wifi. THIS is one of those few features of new technology that really amazes me and to be honest, it's so simple to use it was fun.

I will however agree that it sucks only getting a topdown view. It would definitely be awesome if they could implement some sort of spectator viewing so you could swoop down to players' level and get a better idea of whats going on, or atleast some way to communicate with your team.


justin
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yeah if the squads work it's better.

I still don't understand promotion of a squad and "field upgrade lost" though.

Expand your moderator at work


Grimm

join:2011-05-23
reply to justin

Re: bf4 on consoles

said by justin:

yeah if the squads work it's better.

I still don't understand promotion of a squad and "field upgrade lost" though.

I'm not exactly sure on the squad promotion or fast deploy, as in what exactly they do.

However, the "field upgrade lost" that shows up when you are playing as a soldier (ie not commander mode) is that when you and your squad score points, you fill up the little bar on your HUD which contains the 4 perks for your class specialty. When each point is reached on the bar you gain that perk(such as faster sprint, less incoming suppression, more grenades, etc). As long as your squad doesnt get wiped out and atleast 1 person is still alive, it continues to fill up. However, if your squad gets wiped out, the bar empties, to I believe the next lowest perk point(so if you're 1/2 way to perk 3 and your squad gets wiped, the bar empties down to perk 2). I think subsequent wipes will empty it completely, but I'm not too sure.


justin
..needs sleep
Australian
join:1999-05-28
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oh i see so that's what that little green bar is all about.

Wow DICE did a really bad job explaining multiplayer to everyone. No wonder nobody works as a team and miss out on so many easy points.



Grimm

join:2011-05-23

Yup. It took me a while to figure some of it out and even after just under 70 hours in MP I still have questions.

The game is a mess, but with the only alternative being COD, I choose to play this rather than twitchy-city



justin
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Australian
join:1999-05-28
kudos:15

When I get curious about COD I watch some ps4 live streams of addicts. And listen to their chat, and watch their one on one fights. Then I don't get curious anymore.



Grimm

join:2011-05-23

Hahaha

I get my curiousity fix by watching my brother kick ass at the game. Sadly, my twitch reflexes just aren't what they used to be.