DICE Addresses PC ‘Kill Trading’ Issue in Battlefield 4
According to a recent post from Battlefield 4 developers, DICE, they’re finally releasing a new update for the PC versions of the game. The update is said to fix a great number of things, and one of those including the game’s ‘kill trading’ issue. “We’ve addressed the so called “Kill trading,” the developer stated. “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 timeframe when players with high latency could get a kill, even though they should be dead according to the server.”
A list of what exactly this update fixes, can be found below:
- Fix for a crash that would cause the game to stall, resulting in a sound loop. This should eliminate most of the problems relating to this.
- 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.
- Fixed one of the issues related to the so-called “Netcode” (see below for details).
- 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.
- Fix for player tags not always showing when needed to, resulting in players shooting team members.
- Fix for graphical flickering appearing on terrain.
- Fixed the instance where players suddenly would transition into Spectator Mode while playing the Defuse game mode.
- 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 after being killed.
- Fix for players getting stuck in the kill camera after being revived.
- Fix for the game mode specific ribbons being counted twice in the multiplayer progression.
- Made NVidia 331.82 or later driver versions mandatory for all players.
- Disabled DirectX 11.1 on NVidia cards that have outdated drivers.
- Fixed driver version not being properly detected on NVidia Optimus systems.
- Fixed a minor crash that could occur when bringing up the scoreboard
Although DICE may have addressed these problems, a number of players have also been experiencing more problems caused by this update, such as graphical flickering, for any of you who have SLI enabled. Aside from that issue, some of you have also been experiencing the revive bar frozen on the screen, and DICE explained that they’re still looking into these problems.