We are pretty sure that some gamers were let down by both EA and DICE but hold your horses guys because we have some good news for you. It seems that the companies are listening to the fans this time around as they rolled out the first update for Battlefield 3’s Beta. This update fixes some issues that were reported, such as the framerate stability and the loss of Squad Leader after EOR at some times.
EA has also stated that more issues will be addressed in the coming weeks so be sure to visit the official forum often for updates. Oh, and make sure to report your issues guys.
Here is the complete changelog and lets hope that DICE will include – in the next update or in the final version – an option to actually choose which squad team you want to join.
Battlefield 3 Beta Update Changelog:
-Fixed occasional client crash when reviving.
-Fixed killcam showing glitched area under map if your killer is dead.
-Issue with spawning on dead squad mates fixed.
-Fixed a bug where shooting at a moving enemy could cause more than the intended amount of damage.
-Crosshairs for shotguns have been replaced with a new, thinner, art.
-A subtle low health screen effect has been added.
-Tweaked scores of Medals and Service Stars.
-Tweaked the Rank progression.
-Pushing prone on console will not play the animation twice.
-Fixed loss of Squad Leader after EOR at some times.
-Framerate stability fixes.
-The 3D spotting icons has been tweaked to better match the target’s visibility. Icons will show frequently less on mostly obscured targets.
-Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after round transition.
-Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after trying to deploy while the countdown timer still active.
-Squad list now shows specializations chosen, VOIP activity and dead squad mates.
-Non working options in squad menu fixed: “Private” flag and “Switch Teams.”
According to DICE themselves, these fixes will be included in the final version of the game and not in the beta phase.
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