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Here are the details of the Battlefield 1 Update 10242016. Unless specifically noted, these updates apply to all platforms.

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General

  • Fix for one common and one uncommon client crash.
  • Fixed a potential soft freeze in single player campaign connected to AI.
  • Fixed an issue where players experienced getting stuck in the globe screen when cancelling matchmaking.
  • Fixed an issue when trying to join multiple servers.
  • Fixed an issue where players experienced weapon skins not being removed when scrapping items.
  • Fixed an issue where players were missing “The Insider” Dog Tag.
  • Tweaked calculations of values in End of Round.
  • Fixed issue where Class Rank was incorrect.
    Note: This fix may result in players going down in Class Rank to the correct rank. In this scenario, any unlocks purchased at a higher and incorrect rank will not be lost.
  • PC: Fixed an occasional crash when a user shutdown the game.
  • PC: Fixed an issue where players experienced troubles with A and X button functionality on PC while using an Xbox One controller.
  • PC: Fixed an issue where players experienced crashing while closing the client during streaming installation.
  • Xbox One: Fix for the "Trench Raider" Dog Tag not unlocking on Xbox One.

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UI

  • Fixed two issues in the “Through Mud and Blood” War Story where no new objectives would appear.
  • Fixed an issue where players experienced wrong info in loading screen.
  • Fixed an issue where players were missing the Dog Tag counter.
  • Fixed an issue where English text would appear for players in non-English regions.
  • Fixed an issue where players experienced a placeholder image when opening the Operations menu for the first time.
  • PC: Fixed an issue where players were missing an option to display controller button prompts.
  • Fixed an issue where players experienced End of Round screen not loading.

Graphics

  • Fixed a crash related to soldier animation.
  • Fixed a graphical glitch when exiting a War Story and going to the main menu.
  • Fixed an issue where players experienced player icon overlapping while matchmaking on console.
  • PC: Temporal anti-aliasing is now the default anti-aliasing mode on medium graphics quality.
  • PC: Fix for a graphical issue causing artifacts in shadows.

Source: https://forums.battlefield.com/en-us/discussion/44346/battlefield-1-update-10242016


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We’re excited to share with you the Battlefield 1 Fall Update. The below changes are for all platforms unless specifically noted.
You can view the notes below, or review them via PDF
HERE: https://eaassets-a.akamaihd.net/dice-commerce/battlefield1/Patch Notes Assets/Fall Update/FallUpdate_EN.pdf

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General:
OPERATIONS CHANGES:

Going forward we are addressing the balance issues with the Operations game mode. It’s clear that attackers need a boost. To increase the effectiveness of the attacking team, we are increasing the overall tickets for both Operations & Grand Operations. In addition, we are also making it somewhat easier to capture sectors as an attacker by reducing the amount of time it takes to capture a flags in Operations & Grand Operations. We’ve also increased the minimum tickets regained in grand operations to from 30 to 50, as well as increased the amount of tickets regained from killing retreating defenders. This will give more of a fighting chance to capture the next sector after previously capturing a sector while having very few tickets left.

 

64 player
  • Increase attacker maximum tickets from 150 to 250
  • Increased the amount of tickets regained from killing retreating defenders after capturing a sector from 2 to 3.
  • Increased the amount of minimum ticket regained when capturing a sector in 64p Operations from 30 to 50.
  • Slightly reduced the time it takes to capture flags.

40 player
  • Increase attacker maximum tickets to 200 from 150
  • Increased the amount of tickets regained from killing retreating defenders after capturing a sector from 2 to 3.
  • Slightly reduced the time it takes to capture flags.
CONQUEST CHANGES:
We’ve listened to your feedback in regards to the Suez Conquest layout in regards to balance. We will be adding two more flags to the layout, this should result in one team not being able to capture and lock down all flags as easy as before. In addition, we also noticed that it was very difficult to re-capture flags within the capture areas located in the village areas. To solve this we’ve reduced the capture size of these areas to include less buildings. The result of this should make the flags somewhat easier to capture and make sure that a team that has lost and been pushed out of the villages can easier re-capture them and get back into the fight. In addition, to help a team that has been pushed back all the way to their HQ, we’ve added an armored car that players can use to break out of the HQ and flank the opposing team.
  • Added two additional flags on the Suez map, giving it a total of 5 flags.
  • Added 1 armored car for either team to spawn in their HQ.
  • Reduced the size of the capture volumes on the flags located in the villages, old A & B flag. This is to reduce the amount of building interiors located within the capture area. The change should result in the flags being easier to capture.

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  • You can customize your soldier from within the UI by selecting either the icon on Home or on Soldier
  • If the squad leader ignores requests for orders the leadership is transferred to another member of the squad.
     
  • When a squad member requests an order (and there is no active squad order), the requesting player is added to the want-to-be-leader queue for that squad and a 60 seconds timer starts (the timer is not reset if there are other squad members waiting in the queue already).
  • When the 60 seconds pass, the first member in the squad queue (the one who requested order earliest) is promoted as a squad leader. If there are other members in the queue after him, the timer is automatically reset to 60 seconds and if the new leader doesn't give orders over that period either, then the next waiting in line is promoted and so on.
  • If the current squad leader issues an order, then the queue for the squad is cleared.
  • Equal weather in Rush. Now uses same weather sequence and trigger conditions for both rounds in a match
  • Changed default player count of operations to 64 from 40
  • Made the pigeon visible from a longer distance in the War Pigeon game mode
  • You can purchase Battlepacks in the Get Battlepacks menu - COMING SOON!
  • Two new tabs have been added to the store: RSP and Battlepacks
  • You can rent a server via the RSP tab
  • You can buy Battlepacks in the Store - COMING SOON!
  • You can join Custom Games from Multiplayer
  • The Quit button is now available at any given time when in the End of Round
  • Added tutorial videos describing each gamemode that can be rewatched in Quickmatch
  • Squad XP boost has been added, you may receive this item when opening a Battlepack
  • Prone soldiers can no longer be pushed by other friendly soldiers
  • Fix so both teams have the correct motorcycles in Conquest on Sinai Desert
  • Added minimum resolution scale when dynamically scaling
  • Fix for some environments causing unsmooth killcam experience
  • Fix for elite class dog tag not being unlocked correctly
  • Fix for graphical issue while ADS with various weapons on multi monitor setup
  • Fixed respawning issues on auto-spawning vehicles in Operations. E.g. missing defender torpedo boat on Empire's Edge
  • Fixed any issue with the cloth popping when ragdoll settles
  • Repair tools can now damage the Fortress Gun
  • No longer playing foot plant VFX when prone
  • Fixed an issue on Amiens where a player could fall through the level if exiting a light tank next to the Mark 5 wreck.
  • Scout spotting flares did not work if the player died and airplane spotting flares did not work if the player exited the vehicle, this has now been fixed.
  • Added ground collision on capture flags
  • Fixed so soldier collision does not block pigeon release
  • Improved TAA on PS4 and Xbox One
  • Fix for soldiers running on terrain with the wrong angle.
  • Fix for an issue where a player could be catapulted if moving while proning between two structures
  • You will no longer get points for destroying your team's Behemoth
  • Fix for battle summary logic being broken if the player died right before the operation ends.
  • Fixed an issue where a horse could die in mid sector transition if it didn't have a rider and was out of bounds
  • Fix for an issue that could cause incorrect aiming while on the horse
  • Fixed so writing message sound is not started when picking up a pigeon with fully written message
  • Fix for black bar on the side of the screen when equipping gas mask
  • Fixed capture point flags not matching the actual state of the capture point for late joiner
  • Fix for extreme weather desync between players after rejoining server
  • Fix for missing score when attacking a Behemoth
  • Fix for fire damage being canceled if the player got damaged by barbed-wire fence
  • Fix for incorrect number of vehicles for each team at the start of a Conquest round
  • Several localization fixes
  • Removed invisible collision behind the horse
  • The syringe's damage now scales with how long the player has held down the button
  • Players can no longer switch teams near end of round
  • Several CPU optimizations
  • Several DX12 optimizations
  • Weapon reloading is now aborted when climbing ladders
  • Fixed 3p animations for the horse
  • Fixed an issue where a player could be thrown up in the air when approaching the top of a ladder
  • Fixed so soldiers in stationary weapons can be road killed
  • Fixes for several DX12 crashes
  • Fixes for several client crashes
  • Fixed flame thrower visual artifacts when using flame thrower in tunnels and under terrain
  • Critical gameplay hints will now show 3 times in Multiplayer and then never again
  • Fix for several video crashes related to window size, hardware detection, and multiple monitors.
  • Fix for squad orders not being reset between rounds in Operations
  • Fixed issue with toggle ADS setting in combination with toggle sprint setting. If a sprinting soldier triggered ADS it would immediately exit both sprint and ADS after starting the ADS animation
  • Fixed an issue where the scroll wheel would rotate the view after disabling raw mouse input
  • Fixed an issue where the horse would not take damage from gas grenades, incendiary grenades and debris.
  • Fix for end of round transition not always triggering correctly when dead
  • Artillery shell stacks now deal damage corresponding to their FX radius
  • Slightly lowered the loading times between maps
  • Fix for an issue where the player could spawn in with the wrong kit. E.g. tanker kit when spawning in an airplane
  • Fixed an issue in Operations where a player joining their party leader to a different map would end up with a black screen after opening the in-game menu
  • General performance improvements related to edge models
  • Fix for players sometimes skipping levels in class rank progression
  • Fixed so all vehicles are available during pre-round ready phase
  • Fixed an issue where destroyed buildings would severely affect CPU performance resulting in low frame rates
  • Fixed a faulty 3p soldier animation related to entering and exiting a vehicle
  • Fixed and issue where the end of operation screens could be displayed over the deploy screen if the player died right before the operation ended.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could lose control over vehicles after opening Origin overlay two times
  • Fix issue with emblems being able to color the entire character
  • Fix for players not being able to switch team in TDM
  • Fixed a problem where a player on a horse could get stuck in the debris after the mountain bridge on Sinai Desert collapses
  • Fixed an issue where underwater VFX would trigger when taking damage above water
  • Squads are no longer auto locked if less than three players join a server as a party.
  • Fix for an issue where if a player accepted a friend’s invitation to a full server the player would be stuck in the lobby with "reserving slot" message
  • Fixed an issue where the game would freeze when entering certain parts of the UI
  • Fixed an issue where your in-game rank and the one in the UI were not the same
  • Fixed a couple of issues related to the wrong items being highlighted in the UI
  • Fixed an issue where you could not scrap puzzle pieces
  • Fixed an issue where the vehicle stats would not update
  • Fixed an issue when trying to "Quickmatch" for the second time
  • Fixed an issue where you could not open the pause menu after joining another round
  • PC: Fixed an issue where you could not see all the party members
  • PC: Fixed an issue where you would get multiple dialogs when deleting a filter
  • PC: Players can now disable aim assist for controllers
  • PS4: Fixed an issue where joining on a friend that is already in the same party and on the same server would result in the player being stuck in a hang state
  • PS4: Fix for "Decorated" trophy not being awarded correctly
  • Xbox One: Fixed an issue where a bad rep player is not taken into party and the gamercard disappears form Com Center after accepting a party invite
  • Xbox One: Fix for bad reputation users being able to communicate with non-friend users when in the same squad in online modes
  • Xbox One: Fix for a crash to the Xbox Home screen after attempting to join a game session via the Xbox One Guide whilst the title is suspended on the main menu
  • Xbox One: Fixed an issue where users could get stuck in an endless loading loop when attempting to return to the main menu from the Campaign screen following an Xbox profile sign-in change during suspended state.
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Maps:
  • Fixed terrain destruction depth issues on Monte Grappa and Empire's Edge.
  • Several fixes for floating props on all maps.
  • Tweaked combat areas on Empire's Edge and Monte Grappa, players can no longer access backdrop assets.
  • Fixed several spawn point issues for War Pigeon.
  • Tweaked the spawn points for planes on Empire's Edge, Operations to be less vulnerable to the Behemoth.
  • Fixes for artefacts in the water material on Suez.
  • Adjusted the terrain on several maps to avoid terrain gaps.
  • Fixed several erroneous collision volumes on all maps (“invisible walls”).
  • Fixed graphical artefacts on Ballroom Blitz pond water.
  • Reduced sun flare intensity on Suez and Ballroom Blitz.
  • Removed seam in sky texture on Ballroom Blitz.
  • Fixed several objects causing vaulting problems.
  • Fires on the ground on Amiens now deals damage to players.
  • Removed Heavy Machine Gun near flag G (conquest) on Empire's Edge.
  • Fix for client/server desync problem allowing players to be shot through the bunker double doors on Monte Grappa.
  • Several minor graphical fixes.

UI:
  • No longer drawing vehicles or horses with 0 health on the minimap.
  • Minimap size option now resets correctly when selecting Reset.
  • Changed title in minimap options from HUD to minimap.
  • Fixed interaction prompt buttons not showing correctly for all vehicle kits.
  • Nametag of local player in squad selection screen is now correctly orange.
  • Fixed several spelling errors.
  • Fixed several overlapping texts.
  • Fix for poor performance in the calibration screen.
  • Train Behemoth icon now have the correct red color for the enemy team.
  • Updated weapon images shown in Battlepacks.
  • Updated the join/leave in squad screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong weapon and skin could be displayed in the squad screen.
  • Fixed pre-round timer sometimes showing two timers above each other.
  • Fixed a bug where "Under fire" would show up in the deploy screen for non-highlighted squad members.
  • Fix for score log showing incorrect icons.
  • Fixed tooltips for vehicle functions not showing for some vehicles.
  • Fix for flag capture visual element not showing properly in all cases.
  • Fixed erroneous kill bonus score for incendiary grenade.
  • Fix for showing the wrong amount of collected awards at the end of an Operation.
  • Added hints for both teams in Operations on what to do when a sector falls.
  • Fix for an issue where the HUD could be visible on screen while transitioning to globe.
  • Removed order UI in deploy screen and replaced it with an order marker on the objective.
  • Fix for squad and team revive colors being switched.
  • Fixed death icon jitters on the deploy screen and minimap.
  • No longer shows the soldier crouch/prone icon when in vehicle.
  • Fix for incorrect ammunition amount displayed in weapon customization for the Lawrence of Arabia SMLE.
  • Fixed so weapon skin option is visible in weapon customization screen even if the player hasn’t unlocked any skins.
  • Added visible stats for the Villar Perosa.
  • Solved problem with overlapping screen when end of round is triggered when the players is watching intro movie.
  • Added missing front line visuals on globe for Operation Kaiserschlacht, Conquer Hell and Iron Walls.
  • Adding an option to filter the kill log in the HUD. You can now choose to show all, squad, self or nearby.
  • HUD - Attack/Defend Order Complete is now correctly green.
  • Fix for wrong squad being selected in the squad screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the background would turn black when in the pause menu.
  • Fixed an issue where your tracked medal would not show up correctly in the pause menu.
  • PS4: Fix for missing highlight in Options sub-menu.
  • Xbox One: Fix for distorted fonts.
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GAMEPLAY:

Weapon Balance
  • Light Machine Guns were less attractive than other weapon classes, we have given them various forms of adjustments to make them more viable mid-range weapons.
  • Increased LMG and SLR bullet suppression at medium range.
  • Increased aimed accuracy of support machine guns.
  • Decreased Lewis first shot recoil multiplier.
  • Decreased Huot first shot recoil multiplier.
  • Increased BAR M1918 horizontal recoil.
  • Low Weight machine guns now also gain accuracy faster during fire.
  • Added bipods to Low Weight LMGs.
  • Reduced effect of recoil direction slightly and made it scale correctly with recoil modifiers like bipods.
  • Adjusted accuracy values of SMGs and LMGs in customize to better represent differences.
  • Hellriegel now overheats a little bit slower and has increased horizontal recoil.
  • Slightly reduced Mle 1903 reload time.
  • Reduced deploy time of Mle 1903 and Repetierpistole M1912 and sped up the deploy animation for a higher energy feeling.
  • Slightly reduced the rate of fire of the Russian 1895 Infantry and Sniper and made the time when you can fire again more readable.
  • Changed damage multipliers for buckshot to be more consistent. This will eliminate some unintentionally high and unintentionally low damage hits.

Gadget Balance
  • Limpet Mines are now indestructible until they detonate. This prevents other players from “stealing” the Limpet Mine with explosives. The Limpet Mine is intended to be timed detonation only.
  • Increased number of magazines for gas and incendiary Tripwire Bombs to 2 to make them more attractive over HE Tripwire Bombs.
  • Mortars have had a balance pass. Players now have to pick more clearly between slow, accurate fire, and rapid, inaccurate fire.
  • Mortars now require a time after deploy before they are fully accurate.
  • Increased the inaccuracy penalty for firing multiple mortar rounds quickly.
  • Reduced the max damage radius of Support Airburst mortars. Mortars will need to land closer to do their full 65 damage.
  • The minimap targeting function of Mortars now shows the current accuracy level of the strike. The red dot only appears when the strike is at maximum accuracy
  • Both Support Mortars can now fire 2 smoke rounds in addition to their default round. A Hint has been added to explain the feature.
  • The HE Mortar now correctly has the same range as the Airburst Mortar.
  • Rifle grenades have a delay after firing.
Frag:
  • Decreased time until explosion after collision from 1.1 s to 0.7 s
  • Added minimum time of 1.0 s before it can explode after firing
  • Reduced collision speed multiplier from 0.15 to 0.12 to make it bounce a bit less
HE:
  • Reduced blast radius from 7 m to 6 m
  • Increased minimum time before explosion after firing from 0.3 s to 0.75 s

BUG FIXES
Weapons
  • Removed the delay before being able to fire primary or secondary again after deploying a gadget or throwing a grenade.
  • Changed Madsen shell eject VFX to the bottom, which is the correct position.
  • Fixed too high reload threshold on the Lewis MG which lead to accidentally cancelling reloads.
  • Reduced reload times of Autoloading 8 Extended to better match the animation.
  • Fixed left recoil direction not working on BAR 1918 Telescopic.
  • Fixed issue the Hellfighter Trench Gun having no visible iron sights in ADS.
  • Fixed the reload animation for Autoloading 8.25.
  • Fixed chevron reticle not showing up on Gewehr 98 Marksman.
  • Selbstlader 1906 Factory, Autoloading 8 .35 Factory and Marksman now resupply 10 bullets at a time.

Gadgets
  • Improved behavior when switching between primary weapons and rifle grenades when going ADS.
  • Fix for pickaxe clipping through the hand.
  • The distance scale in the Trench Periscope is now visible again.
  • Corrected velocities of Rifle Grenades when using the Autoloading 8 Marksman.
  • Fixed so only the player who placed the mortar can use it.
  • Fixed the Mortar sometimes deploying inside objects.
  • Made the Mortar and Trench Shield easier to deploy.
  • Fixed issue where players using Toggle Zoom could get stuck when using the AT Rocket Gun or Tankgewehr.
  • Increased the time required to draw and keep out your melee weapon after an attack. This avoids players accidentally ending up with an active melee weapon during heated close quarter fighting.

FEATURE UPDATES
Ricochet
  • Tracers that ricochet off armored vehicles are now more easily seen
  • Added hit indicator sound for glancing hit on vehicles.
  • Added hint prompts to soldiers that explain the explosion damage reduction in prone.
  • Many important hints will now show up to 3 times before never showing again.
  • Added additional hints for some vehicle gadgets that players were having a hard time understanding.
  • Scoring for Behemoth damage no longer comes only in 20 point chunks. Smaller damage amounts will register a point value. The total damage point value of a Behemoth has not changed.
  • Fix for player occasionally being teleported when exiting the field gun during reload animation
  • Added non-gamepad Joystick support.
Vehicles:
Vehicle Balance
  • Fortress Gun does greater damage against vehicles and has a bigger lethal area against infantry.
  • AA
Decreased damage of AA cannons against planes and plane parts.
Reduced AA Truck range to better align with stationary AA and prevent HQ camping.
Fixed badly aligned shell eject VFX of the stationary AA.
  • Planes
Increased blast damage and radius of Ranken darts.
Reduced damage of Scout rifles against plane parts.
Increased damage of K Bullets against attack planes.
50 kg bombs can now deal a little damage to planes and tanks when landing a direct hit.
Increased Bomber Killer bullet velocity to improve this pattern’s dogfighting.
Improved Bomber Torpedoes vs land targets, making it useful as a heavy bomb even on maps without boats.
  • Reduced the damage a Cavalry soldier takes from headshots.
  • Increased the range that AT grenades can be thrown from horseback.
  • Increased the damage hand grenades do vs transport vehicles.
  • The Armored Artillery Truck now does slightly more damage up close, and less damage at long range. The bullet drop has also been reduced to enable players to hit at longer ranges.
  • Vehicle deployed mines can now have up to 6 mines alive in the world at one time (was 3).
  • The Train on Suez now has a Heavy Mortar on the front turret instead of the 57mm AT gun. This gives it more impact on the flags.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the soldier would enter the AA gun from the wrong direction.
  • Fix for explosion fire being present for too long after an airplane crash.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could hide in a damaged armored car turret.
  • The tank hunter attack plane now reloads automatically when idle, comparable to tanks.
  • Fixed players spawning into the Armored Train when spawning should be unavailable.
  • Fixed Rumpler Attack Plane to properly gain health when using the Wing Repair ability.
  • Fixed collision problems with wrecked Mark 5.
  • Fixed so torpedo boats are immortal when spawned until player has entered them to prevent an exploit.
  • Fixed some vehicle tooltips appearing even after the player has left the vehicle.
  • Behemoth overview HUD now displays broken weapons and turrets on all Behemoths. When in a Behemoth seat that is broken, you will now see an indicator for the repair progress.
  • Fixed so all airplanes can deploy Emergency Repair for any damage amount.
  • Fixed some aircraft being able to activate Emergency Repair despite not having it equipped.
  • Reduced amount of blur effect when using artillery weapons
  • Aligned camera on beckers guns better with the ironsights.
  • Added support to decouple passenger aiming from being affected by turning the vehicle.
  • Improved visuals for zoom scope and bomb scope views in vehicles.
  • Bomb sight and artillery aiming now uses the water surface to display range instead of the ocean floor.
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Audio:
  • Fix for a problem where ragdoll screams on velocity can start stuttering if a series of ragdoll impacts happen in succession.
  • Fixed several VO timings.
  • Fixed a bug where the gas alert VO would trigger in faulty situations and was heard too far and long.
  • Fix for a VO issue where EoR could double-trigger when changing team after the first attempt.
  • Fix for a crash related to switching from Atmos to non-Atmos too quickly.
  • Adjusted engine sound behavior over terrain on motorcycles.
  • Removed shell eject sounds for pieper carbine.
  • Tweaked timings on BAR M1918 fire sound.
  • Fixed phasing sound for the Fortress Gun.
  • Changed incoming sound for armored train artillery shell.
  • Fixed issues where the Operations introduction music would start playing late on PS4 or Xbox One.
  • Fixed a case where the music would not loop after finishing the last round in an Operation.
  • Adjusted several subtitle timings.
  • Added diagonal raycasts and tweaked calculations to improve indoor/outdoor detection.
  • Fixed issues with first person Foley sounds playing when moving the camera in third person view in some vehicle.
  • Fixed an issue where the loading music would carry on into the game and never stop.
  • Fixed an issue where quitting to menu and then starting a level would not stop the menu music.
  • Turned off doppler effect on horses.
  • Fixed issues with the underwater sound state getting stuck until player dies.
  • Fixed timing on the deploy sound for Pieper M1893 and BAR M1918.
  • PS4: Fixed an issue where the audio could stutter for high rate fire weapons.
  • PS4: Fixed an issue where selecting reset audio would not reset the audio language.

Server:
  • Improved server performance and bandwidth usage for airplanes.
  • Improved handling of network jitter, packet loss and packets arriving in the wrong order.
  • Improve server performance of barbed wire objects in the levels.
  • Added grenades to the high frequency updates to avoid problems with players taking damage from explosives before they visually detonated.
  • Improved hit registration for airplanes, especially in close proximity dogfighting.
  • Improved message if disconnected from server.
  • Fixed match making issue for servers with no round time limit.
  • Balance players based on their skill in the current game mode instead of global skill.
  • Several server performance improvements.
  • Improve server metrics for detecting networking problems of specific players.
  • Fixed issue where players were not being placed in the same squad when joining on friend that is in a full squad or not in a squad at all.
  • Several fixes for common and uncommon server crashes.

Campaign:
  • Horses no longer take damage from collisions with soldiers.
  • Fixed the bullet tracer glow on stationary turrets in Fog of War.
  • Fixed an issue where the airplane could get stuck in terrain.
  • Updated several subtitles.
  • Fixed an issue on Young Men's Work where AI deployed from armored vehicles could see the player through terrain and keep firing.
  • Several minor graphical fixes on all levels.
  • Fixed several erroneous collision volumes on all maps (“invisible walls”).
  • Fixed several floating objects on all levels.
  • Fixed several typos.
  • Fixed an issue in The Runner where AI would disappear when reaching the objective "Defend the Frontline."
  • Fix for missing water in Carry your Friend.
  • Several minor VO fixes.
  • Removed delay on primary weapon after throwing a lure.
  • Fixed AI walking through certain gates in Breakdown and Steel on Steel and opening them in the wrong direction.
  • Removed the continue playing button when a chapter is completed.
  • Fixed Wilson dangling in your face if you restarted the checkpoint during the finding the plane cut scene in Fall from Grace.
  • Fixed alarms not getting deactivated when the speakers get destroyed.
  • Objective in beginning of Fall from Grace now only show once if the player load from checkpoint.
  • Player is no longer allowed to back track after entering the trench area in Fall from Grace.
  • Heavy Machine Gun on top of train cart in Hidden in Plain Sight now spawns properly.
  • Fixed no objective appearing if loading into the last checkpoint in Steel on Steel, and fixed the player not getting an objective update if they entered Bess before the Return to tank objective.
  • Fixed an issue in which jumping could break the enter AA gun animation in Friends in High Places.
  • Fixed an issue where game objectives would show up with delay in pause menu.
  • Fixed a performance problem related to AI on Steel on Steel at Hill Top.
  • Fixed crosshair would sometimes disappear when taking damage in the FT Tank.
  • Fix for player being unable to get on a horse if it's blocked by a wall.
  • Adjusted barbwire material to allow AI see-through/shoot-through behavior.
  • Fixed issues where dialogue from inside the tank played on the player’s position while being outside the tank in Steel on Steel.
  • Fixed hit indicator being in the incorrect position when in scope view while flying airplanes.
  • Fix for AI going out of combat if they don't see the player for a while even if the player is damaging them.
  • Fix for rare cases of the AI not seeing the player if the player is on a horse.
  • Fix for a crash that could occur if playing SP for a long time.
  • Fix for no visual effect when shooting after the player interrupts tank repair.
  • Fixed occasional glitch with ammo display when picking up a weapon from an AI on Hidden in Plain Sight.
  • Fixed an issue where AI tanks would not engage the player in Steel on Steel.
  • Fixed an issue where AI soldiers in Fog of War's artillery base would fall through the wooden tower.
  • Xbox One: Fixed crash that could occur when driving the tank.

 


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Battlefield 1 Giant’s Shadow Release and Update 12-13-2016


Welcome to the Battlefield 1 December Update. We’re excited to share with you all the changes that we are bringing to the table, headlined by the new map Giant’s Shadow. We’re also bringing a ton of important balance changes and fixes, as well as an exciting new Custom Game setting with Standard Issue Rifles that we can’t wait to try out together with the community. Finally, we’re happy to announce that our new Spectator Mode is available in this update, and we are all really excited to see what the community will do with it.

So sit back, grab a hot beverage, and enjoy reading about all the changes in detail below or here. Changes include all platforms unless specifically noted.
See you on the Battlefield!

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Introducing Giant’s Shadow*
With a massive crashed airship casting its shadow onto the battlefield, Giant’s Shadow brings fierce combat on the open ground and river banks alongside the Cateau-Wassigny railway.
Fight in the shadow of a crashed giant
The Battle of the Selle, 1918. Cold autumn. British forces have broken through the Hindenburg line and are heading towards a strategic railway center. The outcome is uncertain. An armored train can still turn the tide.
*Available December 13, 2016 for pre-order and Premium Pass customers. Giant’s Shadow will drop for all Battlefield 1 players on December 20, 2016 as a free map pack. BATTLEFIELD 1 ON APPLICABLE PLATFORM (SOLD SEPARATELY) AND ALL GAME UPDATES, INTERNET CONNECTION, EA ACCOUNT, AND (FOR CONSOLE PLAYERS) AN XBOX LIVE GOLD OR PLAYSTATION PLUS ACCOUNT REQUIRED FOR GIANT’S SHADOW. Retail preorder customers will need to enter their code on the PlayStation®Store/Xbox Store/Origin Store to download the Giant’s Map content starting on December 13, 2016. Early access ends December 20, 2016.

Spectator Mode
With great pleasure, we would like to introduce everyone to the new Spectator mode. In Spectator, players will be able to join a live BF1 match as an observer. From there, observers can switch between first-person and third-person camera views of all the players on the battlefield through our Player View mode, get an overhead bird’s eye view of the battlefield in Table Top mode, or fly a camera through the world using Free Cam mode.
Our goal was to improve Spectator from previous versions of Battlefield. We gathered feedback from the community and focused much of our efforts on improving the usability and flow moving from player-to-player and switching between the different view modes (Table Top, Player View, and Free Cam). Another key design emphasis for us was to make Spectator a viable tool for the community to create content which includes a moveable third-person camera, depth of field, and camera filters.

New Custom Game setting – Standard Issue Rifles
A new Custom Game option has been added: Standard Issue Rifles. In SIR all kits are granted access to their faction’s standard issue rifle. For example, the British are granted the SMLE MKIII. These rifles are not equipped with optics, and are intended to provide players with gameplay inspired by the WW1 trenches. As a Custom Game option, this can be enabled or disabled with other weapon types to create a variety of experiences. SIR is not available as part of the base game experience. We feel that the ability to equip SIR in vanilla would negatively impact the combat roles of the classes. As a clear WW1 fantasy, we hope that SIR scratches an itch for our broad and diverse player base.

 

Soldier

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Movement
We’ve made several fixes and tweaks to the controls and input handling for the soldier experience. Most of these are bug fixes that should generally ensure a higher response level for players. This includes fixing the inability to sprint out of crouch and prone in certain situations and fixing issues with toggle zoom. While we are confident we have improved the situation, we are eager to hear the community’s feedback to see if there are any outstanding or new issues that can be discovered.

Aim Assist
An update has also been made to the controller Aim Assist system in BF1. We now require the player to be actively giving aim input in order to get aim assistance. It was possible in some previous cases to get help on a target when simply strafing past them, which was unintentional. We’ve also exposed additional control options on console, including the ability to tweak the central dead zone. Please note that setting the dead zone too small may introduce unintentional aim movement. We have not made any adjustments to the snap-to-target feature of our Aim Assist. While we are aware there are players who are actively petitioning for the reduction or removal of Aim Assist, we feel that this would be to the detriment of the global player community. As this is an area of high passions, we expect additional feedback on our Aim Assist systems to surface, and we are open to that feedback. We are especially interested in appealing to those players who wish to play without assists, and are sensitive to their needs.

 

Vehicles

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Vehicle Deployment
This update includes some new additional logic to address the problem of spawning as a Tanker, Pilot, or Cavalry soldier without your mount. We have also made some fixes that should prevent the player from getting the incorrect kit when spawning into a vehicle, for example spawning as a Cavalry soldier when spawning into a Tank. In some extreme cases, the player may be blocked from spawning if a vehicle cannot be spawned. This can happen due to positioning of other soldiers and vehicles in the world, and should be rare. Previously the player would be spawned without the vehicle; in the new case, the spawn flow will be aborted and the player given a “spawn not available” message.

Landship
Looking at the way the game is played, the Landship is underrepresented in gameplay. We wanted to enhance the role of the tank as a teamplay vehicle, as well as give additional incentives for tank drivers to pick up and play the Landship. The biggest change here is the ability to allow teammates to spawn into the Landship directly, like they do the Heavy Tank today. This will help keep the Landship full of teammates, in a way that makes it a far more effective vehicle. We've also applied buffs to the driver abilities and the armor of the Landship, making it as armored as the Heavy Tank. The shape of the Landship still makes it easier to knock out treads and weapons compared to the Heavy Tank.

Air Vehicles
Several adjustments have been made to the combat experience for Air Vehicles. We’ve removed an exploit that allowed instant killing of airplanes with the Ranken Darts; these are intended as ground attack weapons, not air to air weapons. Fighter airplanes now have slightly higher damage to their MGs overall and Bombers take more damage from MGs specifically. Rockets have also received a velocity boost to make their usage more consistent. Combined with some additional reductions in overheat, this should make Fighters more viable in the air to air role without having to resort to exploits or lucky rocket hits. We’ve also reduced the damage of rear gunners in airplanes, in order to prevent players from easily switching to the rear gun and killing pursuers. This tactic is, of course, still viable, but now is more difficult to perform, making it a skill move. The damage reduction should not be extreme enough to significantly decrease the intended teamplay benefit of having a full airplane.

Line of Sight
We’ve added a “Head Glitching” style fix to vehicles that prevents players from shooting over objects that block the weapon’s line of sight. This is most noticeable in 3P, and is intended to fix players being able to fire their tank at targets while remaining entirely behind cover. It is our intent to provide a balanced 1P and 3P vehicle experience, and this fix goes a long way towards ensuring 3P does not become the dominant play style.

Detailed Vehicle Changes
  • TankGewehr now does increased damage, from 120-150 to 160-180. Change is on both the Landship and Tank Hunter. Damage against planes is virtually unchanged
  • Landship mortars have had their range increased slightly
  • The Mortar Pattern of the Landship now has 5 seats, adding two additional side LMG seats to the package
  • The Squad Support Pattern of the Landship now features a front firing 20mm cannon like the Light Tank Flanker Pattern, instead of an LMG
  • The Landship now takes the same damage as the Heavy Tank
  • Decreased amount of health restored by emergency repairs on the Heavy Tank from 30% to 20%
  • Increased the amount of health restored by track repairs on the Landship from 15% to 20%
  • Decreased amount of health restored by emergency repairs on the Landship from 30% to 25%
  • Decreased damage of Case shells against planes by 50%
  • Reduced stationary AA range from 400 m to 334 m
  • Fixed inconsistent damage of plane rockets against other planes
  • Reduced plane rocket impact damage from 120 to 100
  • Increased plane rocket initial speed and reduced time to live
  • Reduced Ranken Dart damage against planes
  • Made bombers take 20% more damage from bullets
  • Increased Dogfighter and Trench Fighter MG damage by 4% and slowed down the overheat
  • Increased Bomber Killer MG damage by 3%
  • Decreased Airship Killer MG damage by 18%
  • Decrease plane tail gunner damage by 23% (far) to 42% (close) and sped up damage drop-off slightly
  • Reduced boat torpedo range to approximately 400 m, matching the behemoth AA range

 

Weapons

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Shotguns
Shotgun balance has been addressed in this update, with the primary goal of evening out the advantages and disadvantages of each type of shotgun. We noticed that some shotguns were unintentionally strong at certain distances, most obvious with the Model 10-A Hunter and Factory, which could kill a full health target at long range (for a shotgun). Players were naturally preferring these shotguns over others. To prevent this, we reduced the range for the buckshot variants of the M97 Trench Gun, Model 10-A and Sawed Off Shotgun, reducing the maximum one-hit kill distance. To make the M97 Trench gun more attractive we added an extra pellet to all variants and slightly improved the damage drop-off for the Sweeper variant. The Backbored shotgun variants had their range improved, as previously you took too big of a hit for the improved recoil. We increased the accuracy of the 12g Automatic to allow users to make use of its high rate of fire more effectively. Tweaked crosshairs will make it easier to land your damage consistently for all shotguns.

LMGs
Adjustments were made to have LMG performance much more consistent at close and medium range. We tweaked how much inaccuracy you get when you start firing an LMG while aimed. Previously, Optical configurations had a significant advantage over the rest unless a bipod was used. Now the accuracy of the second shot is the same for all variants of one LMG and just slightly above the level previously held by the Optical setups. Using a bipod will still give you a significant boost to your accuracy while firing. Additionally, we added a small bonus to horizontal recoil while aimed with Optical variants, improved reload timers to better match the animations, and made the Lewis Gun overheat slower.

Bayonets
Players may now bayonet charge while reloading or when out of ammo with their weapon. The reload will be aborted if the player still has rounds in the magazine. If the weapon is empty, the reload will restart automatically at the end of the charge.

Detailed Weapon Changes
  • Reduced reload time for the Lewis MG from 3 to 2.85 s and 4.5 to 4.2 s for fast and slow reload to better match the animations
  • Slowed down Lewis MG overheat from 35 to 50 bullets
  • Increased Madsen MG fast reload from 2.45 to 2.65 s to better match the animations
  • Reduced tactical fast time for the BAR from 2.9 to 2.8 s to better match the animations
  • Increased MG15 reload time from 4.3 to 4.45 s to better match the animations
  • Corrected an error where LMGs and rifles zoomed in too fast when used with iron sights and 2.00x magnification
  • Increased the throwing velocity of the Light AT Grenade to the same value as used by the Frag Grenade
  • Improved accuracy and recoil of M1903 Experimental
  • Made revolvers and the Howdah Pistol recover faster from dispersion
  • Flares no longer set the player on fire immediately after firing them while looking down
  • Reduced the damage of mortar shells when hitting an object immediately after firing
  • Fixed Martini-Henry dealing too much damage to most body parts. It is now affected by a 0.9 multiplier to the lower torso and upper arms and a 0.75 multiplier to the legs and forearms, like the other rifles with sweet-spot mechanics
  • Martini-Henry now resupplies 5 bullets at a time
  • Reduced No.3 revolver reload time from 2.666 s to 2.3 s
  • Increased No.3 rate of fire from 150 rpm to 164 rpm
  • Reduced Repetierpistole M1912 aimed stationary dispersion from 0.4 to 0.3
  • Reduced Repetierpistole M1912 horizontal recoil from 0.8 to 0.5
  • Increased Hellriegel first shot recoil multiplier from 1.8 to 2.0
  • Increased Hellriegel horizontal recoil from 0.76 to 0.8
  • Reduced MP18 first shot recoil multiplier from 2.1 to 1.8
  • Improved shotgun crosshair size and scaling
  • Sawed-Off shotgun now resupplies 4 rounds at a time
  • Reduced 12g Automatic dispersion increase per shot from 0.3 to 0.15
  • Fix for dispersion of Model 10-A Hunter decreasing too quickly
  • Fix for dispersion of Model 10-A Factory decreasing too slowly
  • Moved up damage drop-off from M97 Trench Gun Hunter, Model 10-A Factory and Hunter by 1
  • Reduced 12g Automatic post reload delay from 0.5 to 0.3
  • Improved hip fire of M1903 Experimental
  • Changed SMGs and LMGs to use damage curves
  • Huot, Lewis, M1909 and BAR minimum damage increased from 21 to 23
  • LMG damage drop-off happens at farther distances
  • Reduced effect of suppression on LMG vertical recoil
  • Changed LMG base ADS dispersion increase per shot from -0.12 to -0.085 so they are slightly more accurate on the first shots
  • Reduced Lewis horizontal recoil from 0.36 to 0.34
  • Reduced Huot horizontal recoil from 0.32 to 0.16
  • Reduced M1909 horizontal recoil from 0.3 to 0.24
  • Changed post reload delays on Gewehr 98 from 0.4 to 0.8 to better match animations
  • Changed post reload delays on SMLE from 0.8 to 0.6333 to better match animations
  • Changed post reload delays on M1903 from 0.8 to 0.7 to better match animations

 

Gadgets

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Mortars
We’ve reduced some of the inaccuracy added by the last update. Mortars will be more accurate when placed, and slightly more accurate during sustained fire. The damage amounts remain unchanged. We felt that it had become too difficult to hit even large targets like tanks, and the inaccuracy in combination with the damage adjustments to the airburst mortar reduced mortar effectiveness more than intended. In addition, in Hardcore players will now get the Large Map for aiming indirect fire weapons. Spotted players will not show on the map unless Minimap Spotting is enabled in Custom Games.

Syringe
We’ve added a short cool down between syringe uses and added the ability to ignore the cooldown if near an ammo crate. Together a Medic and a Support can team up to quickly revive a large amount of soldiers. The cool down is minor, and is intended to only prevent the near instant revive of several soldiers in a very short time. Reviving a single soldier is unaffected. We feel this is a good balance to prevent “revive trains” from a single Medic, while not reducing the usefulness of revive, with a bonus of additional teamplay.

Ammo & Medical Crates
Medic and Support players should find it much more reliable and useful to deploy their Large Ammo and Medical crates. We’ve added additional healing and resupply power to those crates, so they serve more teammates before being depleted and being destroyed. Additionally, we’ve added a feature that will deploy the crates at the player’s feet if the space immediately in front is blocked by an object or slope. This should drastically reduce, but not entirely eliminate, the situation where a crate fails to deploy. It is still possible for the player to occupy a space where the crate cannot be deployed, for example a very tight corner or a steep slope.

Explosive Icons
We’ve updated the in-world icons for explosives to properly reflect their team, and to fully scale over distance so they don’t unnecessarily dominate the field of view, especially at close range. We’ve also identified an issue whereby it can be difficult to determine if a nearby grenade is in front or behind the player. This update does not include a fix for the issue, but we hope to address it in the future. Finally, we’ve implemented proper scaling on the large crates for both medic and support players, so their icons are not as obstructive at longer ranges.

 

Hardcore

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Thanks to the Community for their feedback on Hardcore mode, we’ve introduced some additional changes in this Custom Game. A large map is now available, as in the base game. In Hardcore the map is will not show the position of objectives, players, etc. We intend for players in Hardcore to only have UI interfaces for things a real soldier could reliably know, for example: how many grenades he has left, but not how many bullets are left in his magazine. For this reason, we have decided to continue down the path without having kill confirmations or a kill log in Hardcore. However, we have added Team Kill confirmations as a nod to the need of accessibility and player learning. In BF1 we changed Hardcore from the reduced health of BF4 to increased bullet damage, in order to retain balanced explosion damage. In this update we’ve adjusted the damage amount in Hardcore from 200% to 125% damage. While on paper this looks like a huge change, 125% damage will still create far more lethal up close damage, for all kits, but will prevent bolt action rifles from being one hit kill at all ranges vs all body types. Other weapons will retain their intended ranges, while still being far more lethal than the base game. These changes help us steer Hardcore down the path of feeling like a faster, meaner, more realistic base game

 

Stability & Performance

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Stability and performance is always critical to us, and in this patch we’ve done a number of improvements to ensure a solid gameplay experience. Below are some of the major changes.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a hang when pressing J/K/L on console keyboard
  • Added a new Framerate Limiter option that limits the maximum framerate the game will run at to a specific amount. Limiting your framerate to a lower number can help improve performance if you are experiencing high CPU usage
  • CPU optimization to improve high framerate operation on high end video cards where there is no VRAM pressure
  • Fixed an issue where the game would sometimes crash when loading levels
  • Fixed an issue where the game would sometimes crash when dying in a vehicle
  • Fixed a server crash related to trip wires
  • Fixed an issue where outdated game clients could still connect to EA servers without receiving an error
  • PC: Forced v-sync to on during loading movies on PC to prevent screen tearing and stutters
  • PC: Fixed some issues that could lead to GPU hang on DX11
  • PC: Fixed ghosting issues
  • PC: Borderless full screen now works as intended
  • PC: Fixed an issue with full screen causing other windows to be resized and/or moved around
  • Xbox One: Fixed a rare VOIP related crash
  • Console: Tweaked dynamic resolution min cap scaling to improve GPU performance over loss of resolution

 

General
Below you’ll find the list of general fixes not included in the things we’ve already covered above.

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Gameplay

  • Monte Grappa, Suez, Ballroom Blitz & Argonne Forest - Made tweaks to certain areas of the map where attackers had a very difficult time capturing specific sectors
  • Fixed an issue where players could get team kills when killing an enemy who has joined on a friend in your team
  • Netcode improvements to apply pose changes faster. Before it was only applied when standing and going from stand to crouch. Now it is applied for all pose transitions and while walking as well
  • Wrecked Airship parts left behind by a destroyed airship should no longer occasionally kill soldiers
  • Fixed rubber banding issues and non-smooth movement of airplanes in MP
  • Slightly adjusted the matchmaking ruleset for Operations to reduce the chance of entering an Operation that is about to end
  • Re-worked how the behemoth enters the map in Operations game mode. The Behemoth will no longer appear if a team is in a significant lead. This affects both attackers and defenders in Operations
  • Defenders will no longer get a behemoth on a new level if attackers are on their last battalion
  • Reduced attacker behemoths to prevent them from getting one on each retry on second and third maps
  • Increased score difference between teams needed for behemoth to appear
  • Fixed camera jitter during deploy transition to airborne vehicles
  • Binoculars in Single Player are now working if click-to-zoom option is selected. In multiplayer if click-to-zoom is selected, the zoom clicks are not lost anymore if happening during weapon switch or reload transitions
  • Added kick of player if spawning with restricted weapons to prevent usage of weapons not allowed in Custom Games
  • Split the click/hold-to-zoom weapon option into separate ones for vehicles and soldiers
  • Fixed an issue where the player was not being awarded score for capturing a conquest point after exiting and reentering the capture area
  • Reduced mortar dispersion increase per shot from 3 to 2.75
  • Prevented the possibility to spawn with the wrong class when switching class at the time of deploy
  • Fixed an issue where grenades didn't rotate correctly or at all when thrown from the player
  • Fixed an issue with camera transitions when dying
  • Fixed an issue with horse twitching from explosives
  • Fixed an issue where trying to place a limpet charge on a door resulted in a crooked, floating charge instead
  • Fixed an issue where prone aiming constraints were not properly applied after respawn
  • Fixed an issue where players sometimes became invisible when exiting certain vehicles
  • Fixed an issue where soldiers would get stuck on top of vehicles
  • Fixed an issue where captured flags could be stretched by shooting them with shell projectiles
  • Fixed 3p stuttering of Behemoth when viewed from the ground
  • Fixed an issue with the placed collision on the tunnel ceiling on Monte Grappa
  • Fixed an issue where the rifle on cavalry would appear with the sabre animation
  • Fixed an issue where destroying turrets on behemoths with explosives would sometimes disable the wrong turrets
  • Fixed an issue which caused part destruction on airships to not work as intended
  • Fixed an issue where Elite Classes in vehicles or stationary turrets took the same amount of damage as normal soldiers
  • For players using the click-to-zoom option, sprint is now properly interrupted on zoom and re-engaged on un-zoom
  • Fortress turret wrecks now stay forever, or until a new turret respawns to prevent issues with vehicle and soldier collision
  • Minor adjustments to Ballroom Blitz battlement gate damage behavior
  • Destruction tuning to avoid floating lamps
  • Adjusted Sinai desert rock bridge debris damage and health for consistency
  • Fixed object on Ballroom Blitz that improperly caused collision damage to tanks
  • Fixed strange looking enter animation on QF1 AA Stationary Weapon
  • Added more spawn variations to the C flag in Conquest on Empire's Edge
  • Soldiers can no longer enter the tower on Ballroom Blitz after it has been destroyed
  • Grenade throws will no longer be canceled by pressing Zoom while holding the grenade button. Instead they can be canceled with Reload
  • Fixed flare projectiles penetrating aircraft
  • Flare projectile now breaks glass
  • Soldiers can no longer switch to rifle grenades when they are out of ammo. The C96 Carbine now automatically switches to secondary when out of ammo
  • Fixed the beam reticle for the Cei-Rigotti showing the cross reticle instead
  • Corrected occlusion and collision issues on Ballroom Blitz
  • Resized the Ring Reticle for improved shooting experience
  • The mortar can no longer be deployed on bushes
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes matchmaking from recommendation did not show the loading screen
  • Fixed an issue where players would sometimes be taken to an earlier check point when rebooting the console while playing the campaign


UI

  • Improved overall UI performance and stability
  • Fixed an issue of Medics not seeing 3D revive/minimap death icons of team mates who died behind them until they look at the body
  • Hardcore now shows team kills in the score log
  • Made it simpler to report offensive emblems by adding reporting functionality in the EoR scoreboard
  • Improved latency in End of Round when scrolling through the scoreboard
  • Fixed an issue where vehicle crosshairs would disappear in Hardcore when using the Armored Train or Dreadnaught
  • Gadgets now take priority if pressing dpad up and dpad left or right at the same time
  • Fixed an issue with the Operation Outcome screen that caused it to display the wrong information about the result of the Operation
  • Crosshair visibility can now be adjusted in the gameplay options
  • Fixed an exploit where a player could steal Squad Leader status from an active squad leader
  • Fixed an issue with the number of service stars always showing as zero in the customize screen
  • a gas mask in stationary weapons and other vehicle seats where it was previously hardcoded
  • Fixed an issue where customization submenus would automatically close while selecting equipment
  • Fixed an issue with the current soldier not displaying in the squad screen in Team Deathmatch
  • Squads with players in a party now stay unlocked if there are only two players in the party
  • Prevent squads having too many players when running map rotations with mixed game modes
  • Joystick now works without setting the controller layout to Custom
  • Fixed an issue causing delays in game chat
  • Fixed an issue where hints would get stuck on the screen
  • Skins unlocked from Battlepacks now properly indicate they are for all patterns of a specific weapon
  • Fixed an issue where friendly mortars would sometimes appear as deploy points
  • Player can now select squad spawn points with the dpad
  • Fixed an issue where a tech hang was caused by joining an Operation's session while in progressive installation
  • Fixed an issue where no error messages were displayed when accepting a Multiplayer invite during progressive installation while playing
    Singleplayer.
  • Fixed an issue where joining a multiplayer game invite resulted in a black background
  • Fixed an issue where no queue information was provided after accepting an invite to a full server, while on another server with the option menu open
  • Fixed an issue where the round bonus score bar in EoR personal tab was counting up and then disappearing
  • Fixed an issue where spamming the options button in EoR lead to a technical hang in the next round
  • Fixed an issue with Model 10-A Slug that was tracked as Artillery kills in the EOR screen
  • Fixed an issue where the EoR countdown stopped when quickly navigating through tabs
  • Fixed an issue where a tech-hang was caused after selecting the shovel and bayonet in Weapons and gadgets
  • PC: Added server info in the "..." menu
  • PC: Pressing "ESC" while in customize now properly takes you back to the deploy screen
  • PC: Exposed Gas Mask key bind in vehicle section. This allows you to rebind the button to put on
  • PS4: Fixed an issue where User Created Media Restricted users were able to see server names created by other users
  • Xbox One: Fixed an issue where the LB/RB buttons had no functionality in the news menu


Audio

  • Fixed so that master and music volume fades nicely to the saved settings when starting the game
  • Fixed an issue with in-world sound heard briefly when going into the Deploy Screen

 


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Battlefield 1 Winter Update 02-14-2017

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Welcome to the Winter Update!

We've brought back Ribbons, upped the Class Rank, added Elite Codices that earn you insane XP, RSP updates, and more.
For the details of the Winter Update, head over to https://www.battlefield.com/news/update-notes
Once you've checked out the notes and played a few matches, come back to the forums and let us know what you think.
Thanks and we'll see you on the battlefield!

The Teams at EA/DICE

Source: https://forums.battlefield.com/en-us/discussion/87941/battlefield-1-winter-update-02142017

Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass Update 03-14-2017

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Welcome to the release of the first expansion for Battlefield 1, They Shall Not Pass, and base game update.
With this update, we're bringing a slew of fixes, tweaks, adjustments, and new features to Battlefield 1, as well as releasing They Shall Not Pass for Premium Pass members 2-week early access.
Please note: This update is required by all Battlefield 1 players. Previously we have pushed out updates and then expansion packs as separate downloads, but going forward, there will be one download for the update and content. One of the reasons for this is to allow non-Premium members access to the content via Spectator mode. You can check out the maps and gameplay before you buy. (On March 28th, They Shall Not Pass will be available for a la carte purchase.)
One new feature we've brought is the Scrap Exchange.
In short, the Scrap Exchange will let the player exchange their Scraps for Battlepack items. The Scrap Exchange will offer a few selected items available every Battlepack revision, with various rarities and Scrap prices. These items will rotate together with Battlepack Revisions, so the offers are time limited.
For full game update notes and details on They Shall Not Pass, check http://battlefield.com/news/update-notes.
Thanks and we'll see you on the battlefield!

Source: https://forums.battlefield.com/en-us/discussion/94424/battlefield-1-they-shall-not-pass-update-03142017

Battlefield 1 User Interface & Live Service Update 03-29-2017

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Greetings, Battlefield 1 players!

We’re excited to share with you the Battlefield 1 User Interface & Live Service Update 03292017 today.
With this update, we’ve added more rewards for playing and easier ways to jump into Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass matches. Let’s dive in!

First, when the update goes live, you’ll be able to Quick Match into Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass matches.*
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*Requires Premium Pass, Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass ownership, or joining via Premium Friends.

Next up, we’ve made a better way to deal with your scrap duplicates – all at once.
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With a single button press/click on the Inventory screen, you can scrap all duplicates simultaneously.
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Speaking of scraps, we’ve now adding a Daily Scraps reward just for playing Battlefield 1.
How does it work? You’ll earn scraps for playing a round, winning a round, or being in the highlights – up to 100 Scraps per day.

The player will get:
• 50 Scraps for completing a round. (These will be added at the End of Round screen after the first completed round of the day.)
• 25 Scraps for winning a round. (These will be added at the End of Round screen for the first won round of the day.)
• 25 Scraps for being one of the highlights. (You will only get Scraps the first time you appear in highlights of the day, it doesn't matter if you get 1 or 3 highlights in that game, you still only get the amount once.)
Please note: There is a maximum of 100 Scraps per day, so play daily to keep earning scraps.

We've also improved the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass page in the UI to include more details and be more comprehensive.

Bug Fixes:

  • Pause Menu Performance – Significant improvements to the loading time of the Pause Menu on all platforms.
  • Fixed issue where Battlepack skins could be inspected while the unboxing animation was playing
  • Recommendation cards could appear with the wrong localization
  • Various UI bug fixes and small improvements
     

We have a lot more things coming in the next few months, so stay tuned to official Battlefield channels for more information.

Thanks and we’ll see you on the battlefield!

The Teams at EA/DICE

Source: https://forums.battlefield.com/en-us/discussion/98410/battlefield-1-user-interface-live-service-update-03292017


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Battlefield 1 UI Update 05-11-2017 Update Notes

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Hello fellow Battlefield 1 players,

Today we’ve rolled out a Battlefield 1 UI Update that improves visibility in player progression, stats, Operation matchmaking, and more.
This update is a required download for all platforms and regions. If you see the message in your Battlefield 1 main menu regarding a new UI Update, Battlefield 1 will be updated the next time you start up the game.
What was changed? Let’s take a look:

User Interface Improvements

Class Rank Progression in EOR
Players will now see their class rank progression on all classes in their personal tab during end of round.

EOR New Top & Mode stats
Players will now see their top stats in their personal tab during end of round.

Quickmatch to 40/64p Operation
Previously the quickmatch was to 40 player servers only. Quickmatch now shows 64p servers.

Operation Matchmaking Card
Click on the card to start matchmaking directly into an Operations server.

Expansion Pack Offers in Store
Possibility to buy the latest Battlefield 1 expansion pack in the Store.

Spend Your Warbonds Recommendation Card
When clicking the "Warbonds to spend" recommendation card the user is taken to the customize soldier screen.

Premium Pass Information Screen Update
Various updates and improvements.

Additional Quickmatch Options
Operations and War Pigeons options for Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass on the Quickmatch screen.

See you on the Battlefield!
The Teams at EA and DICE

Source: https://forums.battlefield.com/en-us/discussion/106666/battlefield-1-ui-update-05112017-update-notes

 

Battlefield 1 UI Update 05-18-2017 Update Notes

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Hello fellow Battlefield 1 players,

Today we’ve rolled out a Battlefield 1 UI Update that features Battlepack suggestions and adds confirmation screens to RSP server changes. If you see the message in your Battlefield 1 main menu regarding a new UI Update, Battlefield 1 will be updated the next time you start up the game.

What was changed? Let’s take a look:

User Interface Improvements

  • Battlepack Suggestions
    • We’ve changed the “Get Battlepacks” message in the UI. Now, you’ll see one of four new messages that are triggered by in-game events. As usual, if you have an unopened Battlepack, the UI will display that in the server loading screen. However, we do have four new messages will indicate more options.
      • Exchange Scraps – This will alert you that you have Scraps available to trade in for new skins in the Scrap Exchange
      • Get Superior Battlepack – This will alert you that you have enough Scraps to purchase a Superior Battlepack.
      • Scrap Duplicates – An indicator that alerts you there are duplicates in your inventory that can be scrapped.
      • New Revision – A new Battlepack Revision has been released. Head to the Battlepack store to check out the new skins and items.
  • RSP Confirmation Screen
    • This message will pop-up in the RSP Configure screen if you attempt to leave the configure screen without saving your options.
  • Various UI Improvements

See you on the Battlefield!
~ The Teams at EA and DICE
Source: https://forums.battlefield.com/en-us/discussion/107660/battlefield-1-ui-update-05182017-update-notes

 

Battlefield 1 Live Service Update 06-01-2017 Notes

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Hello fellow Battlefield 1 players,

Today we’ve rolled out a Battlefield 1 Live Service Update that adds features to the in-game UI, including tweaks and fixes. If you see the message in your Battlefield 1 main menu regarding a new UI Update, Battlefield 1 will be updated the next time you start up the game.

What was changed? Let’s take a look:

  • Added ability to have clickable links in in-game articles for more information.
  • Added Update Notes to News in-game.
  • Fixed issue where using the "Name" field of the Server Browser page wouldn't work.
  • Reduced time of kick/ban list populating to increase functionality for server admins.
  • Fixed issue where mortar kills were not being tracked.
  • Improved UI performance and speed for in-game menus for all platforms.
  • Fixed black screen issue.
  • Fixed Avatar cloning issue.
  • Fixed issue where Battlepack Collector Dog Tags were not being granted. This will now work retroactively.

See you on the Battlefield!
~ The Teams at EA and DICE

Source: https://forums.battlefield.com/en-us/discussion/109740/battlefield-1-live-service-update-06012017-notes

 


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Battlefield 1 Live Service Update 06-29-2017 Notes

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Greetings, Battlefield 1 community!

Today we’ve rolled out a Battlefield 1 Live Service Update that adds features to the in-game UI, including tweaks and fixes, and the much-requested Community Mission tracker. Next time you start up the game Battlefield 1 will ask you to update to access online features.

What was changed? Let’s take a look:

  • End of Round screen
    • Moved Battlepacks reward to the Personal tab.
    • Added new Battlepack progression handout.
    • Changed the layout of Class Ranks on the Personal tab.
    • Updated animations on the Personal tab.
    • Moved stats from the Squad tab and the Personal tab to the new Stats tab.
    • Removed the Highlights tab, instead showing the new Personal tab first.
    • Removed the Squad tab.
  • Battlepacks 2.0
    • With this update, we’ve tweaked the way you earn Battlepacks. We have made it more predictable and fair in how you are rewarded a Battlepack.
      • Each player will have a progress bar towards their next earned Battlepack.
      • Your progression to your next Battlepack is based on time played, match quality and performance.
      • Once the bar fills, you’ll be awarded a Battlepack and the progress bar will reset.
      • This will replace the previous Battlepack drop system.
  • Medals
    • Added a message on the home screen when new medals are available.
    • Added sequential numbers for criterion.
    • Various minor bug fixes.
  • Community Mission UI
    • The community missions will be shown and tracked in the UI. This will activate with upcoming Community Missions. Current missions will not be tracked.
  • Various UI Bug fixes.


See you on the Battlefield!

~ The Teams at EA and DICE

 

Battlefield 1 Live Service Update 08-16-2017

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Greetings, Battlefield 1 community!

Today we’ve rolled out a Battlefield 1 Live Service Update that will require all Battlefield 1 players to update when they start the game.

  • Resolved issues with Game Recommendation card on Home screen.


See you on the Battlefield!

~ The Teams at EA and DICE

 

Battlefield 1 Update 08-21-2017

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Hello Battlefield community,

We are excited to share the game update with you, available now.
Update notes will be deployed at the end of the EA Livestream from Gamescom, so make sure to tune in at 6:30PM CEST/4:30PM UTC/ 9:30AM PDT.
We’ve got some exciting information to share from the show floor, so make sure to catch it at http://ea.com.

Update notes will be live at 7:30PM CEST/5:30PM UTC/10:30AM PDT.

Thanks and we’ll see you on the battlefield!

The Teams at EA/DICE

 

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