Looks like the latest Battlefield 3 patch has broken the game 
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Darryn Bonthuys
April 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

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Whenever I log onto Xbox Live, I can rest assured that my list of friends online are playing Battlefied 3. In fact, they’re always playing it, and ignoring my invitation for them to join me in a rousing game of Hello Kitty Island Adventure.

They don’t know what they’re missing out on. Still, Battlefield 3 is as popular as it ever was, and regularly features updates and supports from its developer, DICE, that was meant to fine-tune and tweak the game towards perfection.

Except that latest bandwidth-buster of a patch may have just broken the game.

Allan Roodt sent us a letter describing how the latest patch has rendered the game to be almost unplayable, with the numerous tweaks that were meant to balance and enhance the game resulting in problems such as:

  • Gimped Sniper Rifle ranges
  • MAV-Surfing
  • Tanks are now massive targets made of wet tissue paper
  • Heat-seeking missiles are now useless
  • Recoil on guns is ridiculously high, while front grips make them highly inaccurate
  • The return of performance glitches

And more. Looking around on the Battlelog community pages also reveals dozens of pages of complaints and colourful language, with DICE yet to issue an actual response. How about the rest of you long time Battlefield 3 players, have you encountered any other bugs since you updated to the latest version?

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.

  • simon

    game’s still broken , just bought it few weeks ago
    so many bugs…
    mostly unplayable
    co-op usually doesn’t work specially not with a friend whic hseems a problem going on for years
    but the most ignorant thing is the hit detection it really screw up the entire multiplayer expirience for me