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Baza has posted on the EA forums regarding the upcoming patch for client & server next week.


The changelog & details are below, with some very cool additions to the client - Zoom & Crouch Toggle!!


The next release of the game client is currently in QA.


We will perform another synchronized client/server update. It is expected to take place early next week.


The client update will be roughly 500MB in size.





Server - Some potential sources for lag/rubberbanding have been eliminated

Server - The old reserved slots has been replaced by a kick-on-demand system like in BF2

Server - Log file for server admins: all remote admin interface commands/events are logged

Server - Log file for server admins: major server events + all chat messages are logged

Server - Idle kick is controllable

Server - Profanity filter can be disabled

Server - Teamkill-kick system is controllable

Server - Ticket counts and bleed rate are controllable per-level

Server - Infantry only mode available per-level

Server - Initial spawn delay and respawn delay are adjustable

Server - Server description can be up to 400 characters, and use "|" for line breaks

Server - Banlist can contain up to 10.000 entries

Server - reduced latency in packet handling


Admin Interface - fixed the player.onKill spam that occasionally happened

Admin Interface - ensured that player.onJoin events always report the player name

Admin Interface - events triggered when people spawn

Admin Interface - much more info on kills

Admin Interface - detailed stats are reported at end-of-round


Gameplay - Various minor level bugfixes

Gameplay - Helicopter handling has been tweaked

Gameplay - Weapon tweaks have been implemented based on PC public feedback

Gameplay - Fixed technical hang when a crate was armed outside of the combat area

Gameplay - "Victory is near" message was shown for the wrong team on Valparaíso, this has been fixed

Gameplay - Countermeasures can be fired when driving a helicopter

Gameplay - The brightness of the pilot view in the Russian helicopter has been reduced

Gameplay - Advanced Spotting scope works better

Gameplay - Knifing people in the back works again (we backed out the change that we had done for Server R11)


Server Browser - Servers are sorted into 3 categories: Normal, Modified, Hardcore depending on their settings

Server Browser – Added support for retrieving update progress

Server Browser - Now refreshes information

Server Browser - Join queue system when attempting to join a full server

Server Browser - all settings are automatically saved between sessions

Server Browser - Pings are sent via an alternate mechanism, which should work for non-Administrator users as well


Client - Fixed DX9 issue, which likely caused graphics glitches and perhaps crashes

Client - Fixed some crashes

Client - Toggle/hold crouch is user controllable

Client - Toggle/hold zoom is user controllable

Client - Vsync bugfixed for DX10/DX11

Client - Rewritten how settings are written to disk; this should reduce/eliminate the spawn lag

Client - Fixed bug where a player could join a server before the stats has been downloaded causing faulty stats in "EOR- unlock progression"-screen

Client - New chat system allows chatting when dead (but not during end of round) and keeps a 100 lines log

Client - Improved Play Now functionality

Client - Removed K/D ratio and Skill Level filters in the leaderboards

Client - Any points you get while being dead will be added to your score

Client - Reduced negative mouse acceleration

Client - More informative disconnection/kick reasons


Manual, for server administrators: http://static.cdn.ea.com/dice/u/f/bf...inistrator.zip

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Baza has posted on the EA forums regarding the upcoming patch for client & server next week.


The changelog & details are below, with some very cool additions to the client - Zoom & Crouch Toggle!!



"Helicopter handling has been tweaked"

"Countermeasures can be fired when driving a helicopter"

YES!! i hope they are faster, they have been pretty useless since the last patch ...

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