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DICE has promised to resolve issues reported by Xbox One Battlefield 4 players, and offered up a double XP week and "special sidearm scope" as compensation for their troubles.

Multiple players have reported experiencing crashes with the Xbox One version, which boots them back to the Xbox Home screen during or after matches, while others have also experienced problems with Battlefield 4: Premium, which doesn't appear to register on certain users' Battlelog profiles.

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A bug in the game's save system is also reported to corrupt some users' single-player progress.

"At DICE, we are committed to you, the fans, and view the game as a live service," said the studio's general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson. "I am extremely proud of the people at DICE and everyone across EA that contributed to the development of Battlefield 4. However, I am less proud to see that the game has experienced some turbulence during the launch period. While some platforms have had only minor problems, others have had more than their fair share of issues.

"Resolving the launch issues is our #1 priority. In fact, we are so serious that we have the entire team working to stabilize the game and we will not move on to other projects until we are sure that Battlefield 4 meets – and exceeds – your expectations. It is the right thing to do.

"To show our appreciation for your patience as we work through these issues, we are announcing that from November 28 through December 5, we will reward all players with Double XP for every multiplayer match they complete. We understand that the launch issues may have impacted your progression, and we want to do everything we can to help you get back the XP that you may have lost.

"Also, to cap off the week, on December 5 we will give all players that log in to Battlefield 4 multiplayer a M1911 pistol scope. This special sidearm scope, previously reserved for our DICE developers, has a 3X zoom and is available for all classes in Battlefield 4."

Unfortunately, DICE doesn't offer any indication as to when the issues should be resolved.

The faults with the Xbox One version follow a major issue with the PS4 version, which was reported to prohibit users from playing 64-player games. That issue is expected to have been resolved.


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Ajp212's Avatar


I agree with the first comment. It seems like the game wasn't tested at all. I mean how can these problems just appear after development, how can a game be released with problems such as these that I've experienced in other games but never really in battlefield up until bf4. I love battlefield and choose it over any other game and it's very frustrating not being able to enjoy my favorite game. I hope the problem gets fixed soon or I think the battlefield franchise will be in trouble. And to me that's a pretty big let down.
Posted 18:56 on 04 December 2013
knturner's Avatar


My xb1 would crash back to the home screen too. The first time I installed it I played single player missions while the rest fownloaded. I reinstalled it completely before playing it and it hasn't done that since.
Posted 02:29 on 27 November 2013
Lalaland's Avatar


EA Next Gen launch Guide:
1) Commission game
2) Receive project time lines 18 months to develop, 6 months to test
2a) Cut levels to reduce development to 12 months + 6 months for post launch DLC
2b) Testing??!? What the hell are the lazy players for if not bug testing, cut that!
3) Release game = profit!!
4) Release 'contrite' apology and promise $0 of value as 'compensation' = profit!!!

Seriously this is getting beyond a joke with EA they just don't give a flying one, most of the issues at launch were in the beta and the 'beta' was too feature incomplete to test anything worthwhile (no 64 player Conquest i.e. the most technically challenging element!?!).

At the next EA/DiCE event please ask them 'Why should I buy this at launch given the appalling track record of EA/DICE for releasing incomplete games?'
Posted 12:50 on 25 November 2013

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Release Date: 01/11/2013
Developer: D.I.C.E
Publisher: EA
Genre: First Person Shooter
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