New patch on its way

#1 Posted by mosdl (3259 posts) -

Link.

Tons of weapon tweaks (damage and reload speeds).

Best part for me: Helo gunners no longer have access to flares!

Patch is 2.2 gigs (live tomorrow the 4th), Armored core will add another 3 gigs.

#2 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

@mosdl said:

Armored core will add another 3 gigs.

They're adding mechs?! Hellz yeah!

#3 Posted by Ubersmake (754 posts) -
@Akrid

@mosdl said:

Armored core will add another 3 gigs.

They're adding mechs?! Hellz yeah!

Battlefield 2143?! Oh yeah.
#4 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I'm glad they buffed the M5K and PP2000. The other changes aren't very significant to me.

#5 Posted by GS_Dan (1397 posts) -

No flares for chopper gunners is the biggest change IMO.

#6 Edited by kgb0515 (405 posts) -

Just downloaded this on PC after playing on Xbox for nearly a year. I hope my learning curve won't be too steep. I'm glad they are nerfing the range on the SOFLAM though. It's hard enough to drive tanks right now as it is. I think DICE might actually listen to their customers too well sometimes with as much as they flip flop on their updates.

#7 Posted by AlexW00d (6435 posts) -

@Jack268 said:

I'm glad they buffed the M5K and PP2000. The other changes aren't very significant to me.

They've buffed the M5K? Fuck man, that thing is already bullshit on CQ maps.

#8 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -
The Laser Designator unlock on the Scout Helicopters has been changed from a Pilot Upgrade to a new stance in the Copilot seat (position 4). Like the CITV turret on the Main Battle Tanks, the Scout Helicopter’s Laser Designator is permanently available to players who have received the unlock.

That's a pretty big change as well. 3-man choppers!

#9 Posted by Funkydupe (3321 posts) -

I'm buying BF4, which is totally going to be similar to BF3 by the way. In a patch post-launch, they'll add prone and the ability to get your TF2 hats ingame.

#10 Posted by Solh0und (1849 posts) -

If only CoD could do this much tweaking. I would like that series alot more.

#11 Posted by DelroyLindo (387 posts) -

battlefield asks too much of my hard drive, so fuck it

#12 Posted by Fire_Of_The_Wind (172 posts) -

Wow they threw the vehicle balance right out of the window. It was already hard to kill jets, unless you're another jet, but now it is the only air vehicle that is of use.

"FIM92 and IGLA now lock on to air vehicles at both lower altitudes and longer distances."

"Removed flares from gunner position in helicopters. With the right combination of unlocks, an attack helicopter could be effectively invulnerable to lock on missiles. Removing the flares from the gunner balances the attack helicopter against ground fire."

Who thought that this was balanced? I thought Battlefield was about team work and they're punishing the most teamwork demanding thing in the game. Lock on missiles take no skill they shouldn't be effective, they should act as a deterrent and drive choppers away from an area. Choppers already have to be wary of Jets, their most dangerous enemy, other choppers, lock-on weapons, dumb fire rockets, tanks, and don't forget laser painters + Javelin/Guided shell, if all else fails get a jet and fly it into the chopper. How is a chopper supposed to survive now?

It takes a lot of work and constant communication to keep an attack chopper alive and be effective, the payout equalled the work. Now any kid with a no skill lock-on weapon can take you out no matter what you do. How about nerfing the invincible jets? A good jet pilot can ONLY be taken out by another good jet pilot. I was looking forward to AK but now I don't even want to update the game.

#13 Posted by big_jon (5783 posts) -

@Akrid said:

The Laser Designator unlock on the Scout Helicopters has been changed from a Pilot Upgrade to a new stance in the Copilot seat (position 4). Like the CITV turret on the Main Battle Tanks, the Scout Helicopter’s Laser Designator is permanently available to players who have received the unlock.

That's a pretty big change as well. 3-man choppers!

They are already four man choppers...

#14 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

@Jack268 said:

I'm glad they buffed the M5K and PP2000. The other changes aren't very significant to me.

They've buffed the M5K? Fuck man, that thing is already bullshit on CQ maps.

Eh, there were stronger options for CQ maps anyway. Even some ARs meant for mid-long range would outdo it at close range.

#15 Posted by Redsox44 (487 posts) -

My 360 hard drive can't handle these Battlefield updates!

#16 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

@big_jon said:

@Akrid said:

The Laser Designator unlock on the Scout Helicopters has been changed from a Pilot Upgrade to a new stance in the Copilot seat (position 4). Like the CITV turret on the Main Battle Tanks, the Scout Helicopter’s Laser Designator is permanently available to players who have received the unlock.

That's a pretty big change as well. 3-man choppers!

They are already four man choppers...

3-man attack choppers!

#17 Posted by big_jon (5783 posts) -

@Akrid said:

@big_jon said:

@Akrid said:

The Laser Designator unlock on the Scout Helicopters has been changed from a Pilot Upgrade to a new stance in the Copilot seat (position 4). Like the CITV turret on the Main Battle Tanks, the Scout Helicopter’s Laser Designator is permanently available to players who have received the unlock.

That's a pretty big change as well. 3-man choppers!

They are already four man choppers...

3-man attack choppers!

It's scouts only.

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