Posted by John on November 29, 2011

Battlefield 3 client patch for PS3 hits Tuesday, Xbox 360 “shortly”

 
Today is the day that every Battlefield 3 fan has been waiting for, the first client-side patch for mega-hit FPS.  The patch will cover a gigantic array of fixes for both the PS3 and Xbox 360.
 
The news was announced on Twitter from the Battlefield official account. The PS3 patch will deploy tomorrow, the Xbox 360 version of the patch will be released “shortly after”. PC gamers were the first to get the patch already. The patch consists of multiplayer, single-player and client side work.
 
The update is a gigantic one and you might want to go grab another cup of coffee to read through it all. You can find all the patch notes below.
 
General fixes

  • Significant improvements to the Squad Join interface, full details in this earlier blog post
  • Removed FIND ME A SQUAD option
  • Allow players to join empty Squads alone, thus having 1/4 Squad members
  • Change order of options to LEAVE SQUAD, INV A FRIEND, SWITCH TEAM
  • Disable Privacy flag when 1 man Squad
  • Reset Privacy flag from Private to Public when Squad drops to 1 player
  • All occupied Squads will now show up colored blue on the Squad selection screen
  • Players who choose not to join Squads will also show up as Blue in the “Not in a Squad” line
  • Squads that are currently empty will display as white — if you wish to join an empty Squad, you can choose the first one marked with white text
  • Added round duration and ticket summary at end of round screen
  • Fixed sound for when climbing ladders
  • Fixed and issue with some weapons’ sounds in first person view
  • Fixed a swim sound loop error
  • You should no longer be able to damage a friendly vehicle when sitting in an open position
  • Grenades now drop to ground if you get killed while attempting to throw it
  • Spawn protection now should work in Conquest so you no longer should spawn too close to enemies
  • You should no longer spawn too close to enemies in TDM and SQDM
  • Fix for missing input restriction during intro movie, causing players to potentially fall and die while watching movie if moving controller (or having a controller with a bad stick zone)
  • Combat areas on Kharg Island in Rush mode tweaked in order to disallow defenders to access the carrier ship after first base is taken and being able to enter the AA gun
  • Fixed a problem with revived players not being able to get suppressed
  • Fixed a problem with the camera when being revived in co-op
  • Spotting VO now plays when spotting from MAV/EOD bot
  • Fixed several issues regarding the kill card, including showing wrong weapons used for the kill
  • Fixed that sometimes you would be stuck on a black screen when kicked from server
  • Fixed so when a team captures two flags at the same time, the UI does not show wrong owner of the flag
  • Fixed a problem where the capture progress bar was shown as friendly when the enemy was capturing
  • Fixed a problem with the bipod deploy sound
  • Fixed a problem that you could be spawned in with no weapons after being killed while using the EOD bot
  • Fixed problems with health bars not displaying health properly when using EOD bots
  • Fixed a problem with flickering name tags
  • Fixed a problem where you could damage friendly helicopters
  • Fixed a problem where you could get stuck in the co-op menu when attempting to join the session twice
  • You should now be able to spot explosives
  • You should no longer spawn in home base if your selected spawn point is disabled while waiting to spawn (e.g. if your teammate dies right before you are about to spawn)
  • Damage from bullets will now continue to cause damage even after the firing user is dead
  • Fixed several client crashes
  • Fixed a problem where players could get stuck in the join queue
  • Fixed the repair icon on the minimap
  • Fixed a problem with changing camera on certain vehicles
  • Fixed a problem with the grenade indicator when in guided missile mode
  • Fixed a problem where the machine could hard lock when joining a public coop game
  • Fixed a problem where the headset attached icon would not show up in the UI
  • Fixed a problem with the falling antenna on Caspian Border. It should now more instantly kill anyone in its falling path
  • Fixed a problem where tank turrets would turn too slow
  • Fixed a bug on co-op mission “Exfiltration” where you could end up outside the vehicle and not being able to enter it again, thus blocking the mission
  • Fixed a problem where a user can become invulnerable after being resurrected
  • Fixed a problem with the M60 reload sound
  • Fixed a hang in terrain streaming, causing the user to get stuck on black screen under special circumstances in single player
  • Fixed a problem where the enemy would not be able to get a road kill on a user that was using the SOFLAM
  • Fixed soldiers disappearing in the mortar kill cam
  • Fix for Type88 and MG36 zoom in animation offset when in supported shooting mode (using bipods)

BALANCE CHANGES can be found on the next page
 

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