Electronic Arts and DICE have confirmed that a massive patch for Battlefield 3 is coming next week, which solves all sorts of issues with the game, including the M26 dart one. The update introduces a colorblind mode to the console versions of the game, as well as a variety of other features.
Battlefield 3 has been around since last year and, while developer DICE has kept on releasing big updates and patches for the game, it still has quite a few problems that are lingering despite the best efforts from the Swedish studio.
A new update has now been confirmed for Battlefield 3, with DICE revealing that it’s going to arrive on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on June 4 (June 5 for PS3 users in Asia).
Quite a lot of improvements and changes are included in this patch, with DICE solving issues like the M26 dart one or the suppression effect, while adding a symbol for custom server rules, as well as a colorblind option on consoles.
Check out some details about these bigger zombies below.
M26 dart situation resolved
Some of you have noticed lately how a certain loadout has been overpowered. When the M26 Lightweight Shotgun System was mounted under an assault rifle with a heavy barrel, the M26 would accidentally fire assault rifle bullets instead of shotgun pellets. This is fixed in the June update.
Somewhat reduced suppression effect
Since the last update, there has been an interesting debate on the increased suppression effect we introduced. While a lot of players like the increased effect and the possibilities it introduced, some players felt suppression was becoming too powerful. Now, we are dialing the suppression effect back a notch. It will still be higher than it was prior to any of our patches. Let us know what you think of this tweak.
Adding symbol for custom server rules (console)
We know a lot of you want to know whether a server you’re about to join is running extreme custom rules (such as setting the ticket count to max, leading to marathon games). By adding a “§” symbol in the console server browser, we make it quicker and easier for you to make an informed decision on where to join and where not to.
Colorblind support (console)
Earlier, we introduced colorblind support for PC players. We are now very happy to extend this to console players as well. After installing the June update, you will find an option to turn colorblind support on in the options menu. This will affect the colors of HUD symbols to more clearly differentiate teams. You can see above what this will look like.
Improved VTOL fighter jet (F35) performance
Based on community feedback, we have improved the performance of the F35 in Back to Karkand to better match that of the SU35, particularly when it comes to turning speed.
Quite a lot of other changes are included in this upcoming update for Battlefield 3, so check them out at this link