The Battlefield 4 multiplayer mode will go offline later today, November 13, in preparation for the launch of several updates across the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 platforms designed to solve the variety of bugs and glitches that are affecting the shooter.
Battlefield 4 came out several weeks ago and, while it delivered a great first-person shooter experience, the actual gameplay was plagued by different bugs and issues, both in the single-player and the multiplayer.
Developer DICE promised that it would issue updates and patches for the game but, as of yet, it's only rolled them out for the multiplayer servers, in order to stop their crashing.
Now, the studio has revealed on Battlelog that it's going to take down the Battlefield 4 multiplayer mode for 2-3 hours today, November 13, starting at 9am GMT (1am PT). The experience will be offline across the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 platforms intermittently during the downtime.
The maintenance period is required, as DICE is currently preparing to debut a client update for Battlefield 4 on all platforms. Check out the details below, via the official forum post.
Client patch (PC)
The PC client patch for Battlefield 4 will go live in the near future and fixes a number of different issues you have helped us to identify, including a number of the most common crashes and freezes. We will get back to you with a full fix list and a specific date for this update soon.
Console Server Update (PS3/X360)
During the Nov 13 maintenance window mentioned above, we will roll out the latest server update for X360 and PS3. This server update will include the following fixes:
• Temporarily disabled the ”Indirect Fire” and ”Perimeter Defense” Field Upgrades on PS3 as they caused the game to crash when spawning. This is a temporary workaround while we work to solve the issue altogether.
• Fixed a number of dog tags that were showing up as blank in-game.
• Lowered the damage caused by Mobile AA Active Radar missiles to aircraft. The previous damage was incorrectly set too high.
• Improved server crash reporting and performance tracking on all platforms. This should further help us identify and fix server crashes going forward.
Upcoming console client patches (PS3/X360)
We are testing and finalizing upcoming client patches for PS3 and X360. We will be able to give you an ETA on these at a later date. You can always find the latest info in this thread.
In the following days Battlefield 4 PC owners will also get special live scoreboards in the live scoreboards section of the PC server browser.