Battlefield 4 receives netcode update this week
by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Jun 3, 2014 2:45PM PDT
The road to stable online play has been a rocky one for Battlefield 4, with a high number of bugs plaguing the game at launch. DICE promised some netcode optimization and it appears that the developer is ready to deliver, with a whole new netcode update going out this week.
"We're happy to announce that we've released an update for PC, PS3, and X360 today containing the new improved 'Netcode' for Battlefield 4," reads the Battlefield blog. "The update will be released later this week on PS4 and Xbox One. This update has been developed using the CTE (Community Test Environment) on PC, and is the first update being deployed using your gameplay feedback."
The PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of Battlefield 4 will add a 'High Frequency Bubble' that will refresh client events more often, leading to a smoother experience. Since it's still a work in progress, the feature will be turned off by default. DICE is also adding bandwidth options to suit individual players, with those on lower connections advised to place this setting on 'LOW.'
DICE is aiming to further optimize BF4's netcode in future updates, but you can check out the current look of the PC version in the video below. The full change list for the current patch can be found on the Battlefield blog.