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If you’ve been playing Battlefield 3 online since it’s release, you’ve no doubt noticed a huge amount of annoying bugs and glitches. From the extreme damage you’ll suddenly take from dropping down a few feet to the weird deaths happening immediately after spawning, it’s pretty tough to deny that Battlefield 3 is far from a perfectly tested and optimized game.
EA and DICE’s responses to the issues have been fairly weak and poorly planned. After installing representatives on popular forums and sites like Reddit in an attempt to appease the community, the developer ignored most of the advice they received and continued pumping out DLC rather than a much needed bug fix. Today, it appears that DICE is changing their focus and working on the bugs.
At Battlelog, the official blog of the series, EA announced that it’s aware of the issues and that it’s implemented a series of fixes and patches for gamers. The total list of bugs and fixes is hundreds-long and fairly uninteresting, but for most gamers it has one meaning: you’ll no longer be playing a fundamentally broken game.
While it’s a little later than we would have liked, and certainly a follow up to a series of annoying and somewhat arrogant shuns to the gaming community, it’s good to see EA and DICE finally take a more proactive approach to their own community. You can view the entire list of fixes here at EA’s Battlefield blog, as well as a very rough schedule on the latest patch’s release date.