The development team at DICE is hard at work on a brand new patch for Battlefield 3, its latest first person shooter, that will address some lingering issues reported by players, including the annoying Tactical Lights, which are designed to blind players at night but are way too effective even during the day.
was released at the end of October and, since then, more than 5 million
gamers jumped into its experience, specifically the top notch multiplayer mode that has delighted fans of the series since way back.
This doesn't mean the online mode is without faults, however, as plenty of players are complaining that the Tactical Lights, which are designed to blind enemies in dark environments, are affecting their view even on wide open maps during the day.
DICE has heard these complaints and, via PC Gamer
, its core gameplay designer, Alan Kertz, shared a before and after screenshot from an upcoming update designed for Battlefield 3.
As you can see in the images above and below, there's quite a big difference in the power of the Tactical Light after the patch is applied. This doesn't mean that it won't blind players, but its range has been drastically lowered.
Besides this issue, the studio is also considering changing the effectiveness of anti-air guns, as they can easily take down jets or choppers with just a few shots.
What's more, the development team might also make repairing a jet an easier task, as it's at a disadvantage when opposed to choppers, who can just land and have engineers quickly repair them. Landing jets, as anyone who played Battlefield 3 up until now, is a much harder task, to say the least.
Sadly, there's no word on when this patch will appear for Battlefield 3, so expect some more details in the future.