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New Battlefield 5 Patch Rolls Out

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DICE has rolled out a brand new patch for Battlefield 5 has rolled out for the Playstation, Xbox One, and PC.

Patch 4.4’s most notable addition is of two new maps, Lofoten Islands, and Provence.

What’s New?

  • Two New Maps – Lofoten Islands and Provence (Available on Squad Conquest and Team Deathmatch)
  • 2 New Weapons deploying across the next 2 weeks of Tides of War (Panzerbusche 39 and the Breda M1935 PG)
  • Max Career Rank increase to 500

What’s Changed?

Stability

  • General stability improvements and crash fixes
  • Resolved a performance issue that could occur when breaking enemies armor on Firestorm and cause Stuttering

Maps and Modes

  • Lofoten Islands – Available in Team Deathmatch and Squad Conquest
  • Provence – Available in Team Deathmatch and Squad Conquest
  • Marita – Fixed a window where players would get stuck when vaulting through it 
  • Marita – Improvements to spawn points 
  • Mercury – Now available on Squad Conquest
  • Mercury – Fixed an issue that was changing the behavior of Smoke grenades on this map.

Weapons

We’ve performed a balanced pass across the damage of our Sniper Rifles, and the Recoil applied to our SMGs. Relative to the SMG’s specifically, we’ve switched out some of the Specialisations on Weapons which we believe would benefit from an alternative option. In these cases, you should find that your SMG’s may require a repec so double check your loadouts before deploying!

Balance Changes

  • Improved hipfire accuracy while jumping for sidearms, SMGs, pistol carbines, bolt action carbines and assault rifles. 
  • Improved hipfire accuracy while moving when using the Enhanced Grips specialization. 
  • Increased vertical recoil of all MMGs by 150% on the first shot, decreasing to the current value starting from the fifth shot. We have further changes coming to MMGs in our next update.
  • Adjusted bullet penetration effectiveness of Bolt Action Sniper Rifles and Self Loading Rifles through materials
  • Adjusted AT Rifle Damage through materials
  • Increased melee damage of light melee weapons such as knives to 35 from 27 

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I, Ross Rifle Mk III 

  • Increased maximum damage to 65 from 60
  • Increased minimum damage to 60 from 55 

Gewehr M95/30 

  • Increased minimum damage to 66 from 60 

Kar98k 

  • Increased minimum damage to 66 from 60

Krag-Jorgensen 

  • Increased maximum damage to 60 from 54
  • Increased minimum damage to 60 from 54

EMP

  • Reduced initial vertical recoil to 0.52 from 0.55
  • Reduced maximum vertical recoil to 0.6 from 0.73
  • Reduced horizontal recoil to 0.31 from 0.35
  • Reduced recoil pattern

MAB38

  • Reduced initial vertical recoil to 0.5 from 0.55
  • Reduced maximum vertical recoil to 0.59 from 0.73
  • Reduced horizontal recoil to 0.267 from 0.3 with the Ported Barrel specialization
  • Reduced recoil pattern
  • Fixed horizontal recoil in hipfire being slightly too high

MP28

  • Reduced maximum vertical recoil to 0.68 from 0.7
  • Reduced horizontal recoil to 0.66 from 0.75 and to 0.55 from 0.6 with the Ported Barrel specialization
  • Reduced recoil pattern

MP34 

  • Replaced the Recoil Buffer specialization with Enhanced Grips
  • Increased initial vertical recoil to 0.5 from 0.48
  • Reduced maximum vertical recoil to 0.5 from 0.63
  • Reduced horizontal recoil to 0.32 from 0.4 and to 0.17 from 0.2 with the Ported Barrel specialization
  • Reduced recoil pattern slightly

MP40 

  • Increased initial vertical recoil to 0.48 from 0.42
  • Reduced maximum vertical recoil to 0.57 from 0.63

M1928A1 

  • Reduced horizontal recoil to 0.77 from 0.9
  • Replaced the Ported Barrel specialization with Custom Stock
  • Reduced recoil pattern slightly

Suomi 

  • Reduced vertical recoil to 0.72 from 0.76
  • Reduced horizontal recoil to 0.8 from 0.93
  • Replaced the Ported Barrel specialization with Custom Stock
  • Reduced recoil pattern slightly

ZK383 

  • Reduced initial vertical recoil to 0.4 from 0.42
  • Reduced maximum vertical recoil to 0.46 from 0.5
  • Reduced recoil pattern when using the Light Bolt specialization

General Weapon and Gadget Changes

  • Players can now throw back their own grenades
  • Tweaked and improved the visual effects for hand grenade explosions
  • AP Mine no longer unspawn after death
  • AP mines can no longer be placed on barb wire
  • Increased the volume the “Ping” sound effect on AP mines, to give players a better chance at taking cover once they have been triggered. 
  • AT Mines are now behaving correctly and applying damage consistent with prior updates
  • Adjusted the deploy time of the AT Pistol to better match the animation.
  • The PIAT and Panzerfaust now properly show its reload animation after many consecutive reloads
  • Corrected the Kukri range for Combat Medics 
  • Corrected the MAB 38 Mastery VI completion requirements 
  • Fixed an issue with the S2-200 Mastery IV and Proficiency VI assignments. These will now track kills beyond 50 meters correctly
  • Fixed an issue entering Aim Down Sights when resupplying and using an Ammo or Medical Pouch
  • Fixed an issue that allowed high latency players to place another AP Mine very close to another AP mine they recently placed.
  • Fixed an issue where AT Grenade Pistol did not deal enough damage to buildings
  • Fixed an issue where AT Rifle APCR rounds would destroy entire building parts when only intended to deal extra damage against vehicles.
  • Fixed the scope glint on the Boys AT Rifle with the medium range scope 
  • Fixed an issue that would cause projectiles that are not set to have ricochet properties to ricochet anyway at certain angles, which could cause less than intended damage. 
  • Fixed an issue where the ammo counter of the FlareGun was not visible. 
  • Fixed an issue where the crosshair would be locking the enemy’s head when performing a melee quick attack for a duration longer than the melee attack itself. 
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the M30 Drilling to not have a visible barrel, if the weapon was picked up from the ground
  • Fixed a rare bug that would make it not possible for a player to use reinforcements if they had been killed, and then revived while having a reinforcement selected from the reinforcement wheel
  • Fixed the “Blued” muzzle not having the correct color on the EMP 
  • Fixed an issue that would cause some gold weapon pieces to not look like gold in-game 

Soldier

  • The Parachute can now be opened a bit earlier when falling, this allows the players at full health to use the parachute for most lethal falls
  • Players can now glide slightly more with the parachute, direction and aiming slightly affects parachute direction and descent speed in regular Multiplayer (Firestorm Parachuting will not be affected by this change)
  • Increased the height at which lethal fall damage will occur when free falling and parachuting.
  • Changed and improved the uniforms worn by Pilots and Tankers 
  • Improved the audibility of nearby soldier spawns making it easier to identify when a new player has deployed on the Battlefield 
  • Improved the ragdoll behavior for soldiers that get killed while entering a vehicle 
  • Improved how Ilse holds weapons on the Company Screen to reduce clipping. 
  • Fixed an issue where soldier hitboxes could be desynced when entering a revive
  • Fixed an issue where soldier hitboxes could be desynced when vaulting 
  • Fixed a “pop” that would occur in the animation when players would vault climb up on objects
  • Fixed an issue where players could die when colliding with a health or ammo crate due to high velocity
  • Fixed an issue where players could die when colliding with another player while initiating a revive or a vault
  • Fixed an issue where melee takedowns would not be allowed when the victim is either slightly too low or slightly too high
  • Fixed a rare bug that could occur in Firestorm when soldiers would prone and spam the melee button, which could result in the melee animation getting stuck. 
  • Fixed an issue where the crosshair would be locking the enemy’s head when performing a melee quick attack for a duration longer than the melee attack itself
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused for low quality Soldier Models to be present in the Airplane when deploying in Airborne mode on Grand Operations

Vehicles

  • The Sturmtigers Flare Launcher and Smoke Launchers can now be re-supplied 
  • The Sturmtigers projectile trails no longer incorrectly linger on the map
  • The Crocodile tank now aims at the same speed in all directions 
  • The Universal Carrier front gunner no longer has clipping issues when using it’s zoom 
  • The Universal Carrier now correctly shows the 4th position on the seat diagram 
  • Fixed a minor issue with the Universal Carriers Front seat gun which would be incorrectly turned if a player switches seats
  • Fixed the spotting Scope specialization on the T38 
  • Fixed a bug that would in some cases cause top gunners to not take any damage from Infantry
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Valentine Archer’s sights to become graphically corrupt 

PC Specific Improvements

  • Improved the Commo Rose input while using a mouse which should make it easier to use  

Xbox One-Specific Improvements

Fixed an issue that was causing issues for some players on the following achievements:

  • Jack of all Trades
  • Globetrotter
  • Death from Above
  • Elite Trophy 

PlayStation 4-Specific Improvements

Fixed an issue that was causing issues for some players on the following trophies:

  • Jack of all Trades
  • Globetrotter
  • Death from Above
  • Elite Trophy 

What’s being worked on for Update 4.6?

  • New Map: Operation Underground
  • Changes to MMG Gameplay
  • Further improvements to Game Performance and Stability

Our Updates may change as we listen to community feedback and continue developing and evolving our Live Service & Content. We will always strive to keep our community as informed as possible. For more information, please refer to EA’s Online Service Updates at https://www.ea.com/service-updates 

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Heading to PC

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Square Eniq has officially announced that Dragon Quest Builders 2 will arrive on PC on December 10th.

The popular block-building RPG will be the first game in the series to officially arrive on PC, and will do so via Steam and come with all DLC’s that were released with the Playstatioin 4 season pass. That includes new content, recipes, hairstyles, clothing, and new areas as well.

Starting today and running through January 6, pre-purchasing the game will come with the following in-game bonus content:

  • Ornamental Medicinal Herb Recipe
  • Dragon Quest Logo Recipe
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Releases PC Patch

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has rolled out a brand new patch for PC that will address the longer than expected load times that have frustrated players.

Respawn has dropped the game’s first official patch, with it hitting PC today and heading to both the Xbox One and Playstation in the very near future.

Read below for the full change log:

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  • Dynamic resolution settings will now save properly.
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DICE Discusses Major Changes to Battlefield 5

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DICE is working on some major changes for Battlefield 5, and update 5.2 is slated to be the game’s biggest, and most impactful, change to hit the game yet.

DICE detailed a number of the changes in a new post on Reddit, saying that; “In the coming weeks, we’ll have full details on what it is that you should expect to see added, fixed, and changed with Battlefield V as part of Update 5.2, as well as the precise times and dates that we’ll see all of this new content go live. As ever, we’ll continue to hold back on the full information until we’ve seen it clear through the usual Finalising, Testing, and Certification steps of our processes so that we can bring you the most accurate information, and avoid setting any wrong expectations.

That said, there are some things that we want to start the conversation on before we reach Update 5.2 – some of which will help to give you an understanding on where our focuses lie in the realm of continuing to improve and enhance the experience that many of you are having with Battlefield V every single day.”

You can also check out the video below for even more details:

 

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