Latest Battlefield 4 patch includes rebalancing and Naval Strike DLC assets

DICE rolled out a patch for all platforms this week (except the Xbox One at time of posting), which includes assets for the Naval Strike DLC (achievements, assignments, weapons, and gadgets) and a host of rebalancing tweaks that were hinted at during the Player Appreciation Month. Hit the jump to read more about the patch!

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Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC inbound for all Premium members on February 18

Battlefield 4 Second Assault

DICE announced today that the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 will be available for download by Premium members on all platforms next Tuesday on February 18. Second Assault, which was previously released for Xbox One players as a timed exclusive at the console’s launch, includes four maps from Battlefield 3: Operation Métro, Caspian Border, Gulf of Oman, and Operation Firestorm. These maps have been retooled to take advantage of the Frostbite 3 engine and include Levolution effects. The expansion will be made available to all players two weeks later, on March 4.

Read on for more details on Second Assault, as well as news about Naval Strike, the third expansion pack for Battlefield 4!

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February 2014: Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month

Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month

It’s no secret that the launch of Battlefield 4 across multiple platforms was accompanied by multiple bugs and glitches, some of which have been resolved but also some that persist. As a measure of thanks to players that have stuck with the game and incentive for those that left to come back, DICE is organizing a Player Appreciation Month for February 2014 with a giveaway every day. Some of the items being given away include battlepacks, DXP events, and weapon shortcuts. Read on for more details! Continue reading

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Battlefield 4 patched to address stability issues and glitches

DICE is back to work after the holidays and are rolling out patches on multiple platforms to address stability issues and glitches with the game, as well as balancing some weapons and gadgets. The update was deployed on January 13 for the PC, January 14 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Players on the Xbox One will be receiving the patch today, while Xbox 360 players will have to wait a bit longer (though probably not much longer). For the patch notes, hit the jump. Continue reading

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China Rising DLC now available for Battlefield 4 Premium members

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Flatty let us know today that the first expansion pack for Battlefield 4 (if you’re not on the Xbox One), China Rising, is now available for download by Premium members. Non-premium members, including purchasers of the Digital Deluxe Edition, won’t be able to download the pack until December 17. For a preview of gameplay on the new maps, have a look at the trailer above.

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Double XP Week in Battlefield 4 now live

Flatty let us know last week that DICE was planning to show their appreciation for players’ patience as they coped with game crashes by enabling Double XP in Battlefield 4 for a full week. The week begins today and runs until December 5. During this time, you’ll receive a bonus payout at the end of the round equal to the XP you earned during it (including ribbons and medals). If you log in to Battlefield 4’s multiplayer on December 5, you will also receive a DICE-exclusive 3x scope for the M1911 pistol.

If you read our previous post on the Battlefield 4 Premium drops for November, you may recall that a Premium-exclusive Double XP event was scheduled for this weekend. The event has been postponed until the weekend of December 7 to maintain the exclusivity of the event. Of course, Premium members will also benefit from this week’s Double XP event as well.

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Battlefield 4 China Rising DLC trophies discovered

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The trophy list (and likely the achievement list for Xbox gamers) for Battlefield 4’s first DLC available to all players was discovered on PSNProfiles. There are five trophies worth 105 points, and the description indicates the return of a popular gametype and vehicles, as well as the addition of a new gadget and vehicle. Hit the jump for the list! Continue reading

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Battlefield 4 Premium content drops now visible on Battlelog

Gold Battlepack Premium Customizations Premium Paint Premium Event

If you bought Battlefield 4 Premium to own more and be more, you might be interested in knowing when you will get more. EA and DICE have set dates for when content will be available for you to download in a convenient schedule, which can be viewed on Battlelog (must have Origin account to view page). The schedule is planned out until October 2014 and almost every month includes four content drops in addition to the five expansion packs. Continue reading

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Battlefield 4: Official Multiplayer Launch Trailer

The 12th game in the Battlefield series, Battlefield 4, was released today for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 platforms. A launch trailer for the multiplayer mode was simultaneously published, and showcases combat on the ground, in the water, and in the skies. If you listen carefully, you may even hear a cameo from a semi-popular character on YouTube:

Battlefield 4 is also being released on the Xbox One and PS4 platforms later in November. If you purchase a current-gen copy, you can upgrade to the corresponding next-gen version for as low as $9.99, but in most cases you have until December 31, 2013 to take advantage of this offer. For more details, check out this FAQ on the Battlefield Blog.

If you’re still undecided, check out all of our coverage on Battlefield 4. You can also join the discussion on our forum.

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