Battlefield 4 gets 600MB update, removes EMP blur & should “fix large amount” of crashes

DICE has rolled out a new 600MB update for the PlayStation 4 version of Battlefield 4.

According to the post on the official Battlelog forums, it should fix the sound bug, EMP blur effect and a “large amount of the client crash issues” in the game.

Here’s the complete patch note:

Dec 11 PS4 Game Update Notes
-General stability fixes that should remove a large amount of the client crashes we are currently seeing on the PS4
-Fixed the audio drop outs that could occur when playing on large maps. Typical map affected was Golmud Railway in Conquest with 64 players. Ambient sound would sometimes cut out, like foley sounds from player running, vehicle engine sounds, vehicle movement sounds, and map ambient sounds
-Removed the blur effect on soldiers that appeared when Commanders were using EMP attacks
-Further reduced the probability of getting a corrupt save file by doing miscellaneous changes to the save file system. These include removing the save file saving again when quitting multiplayer
-Fixed multiple crashes that could occur when bringing up the in-game Battlelog during round transition
-Fixed a crash that could occur when using the BattleScreen
-Fixed a random crash related to destroying vehicles
-Fixed minor destruction issues in the terrain

This news comes hot at the heels of DICE releasing a top issues tracker just yesterday. Let us know if this patch fixes most of the issues, but at the very least, the EMP blur effect and sound cutting out should be fixed now.

For more on Battlefield 4, EA is currently being investigated due their statements regarding BF4 and they’re even offering refunds on their BF4 Premium service to Xbox One users courtesy of Microsoft.

Thanks to Ben Morrow for the image!