Battlefield 4 New Weapons and Gun Master Mode Coming in Spring Patch

Posted May 17, 2015
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DICE continues to constantly improve Battlefield 4 to make the best gaming experience possible. In the Spring Patch (releasing late May for all platforms), they offer what players wanted, more guns.

FIVE NEW WEAPONS

Some of the weapons are old fan favorites, others are picked based on their unique gameplay aspects. These are the five new weapons:

New fan favorite Assault Rifle
Picked based on its unique burst gameplay and massive fan desirability

New Carbine
A unique bullpup carbine with built-in vertical grip

New PDW
A unique PDW with built-in silencer

New Sidearm
Unique long range “sniper” sidearm using magnum rounds

New LMG
Magazine fed LMG, which with the new weapons balance, plays in between a belt-fed LMG and an AR – your “run and gun” LMG

FULL WEAPONS BALANCE PASS

In the Spring Patch, DICE has also revamped the damage, falloff and suppression model.

The goal has been to create distinct roles for the weapon classes, and award skill of the player through increased recoil and by bringing back the 2-bullet headshot!

RETURN OF GUN MASTER

Next up, they are bringing back Gun Master game mode – which gained its popularity in Battlefield 3: Close Quarters.

Gun Master is played like a Team Deathmatch game. The twist is that you don’t get to choose the weapons used. You swap weapons every time you get two consecutive kills on an opponent and whoever is the first player to get a kill with the final weapon wins!

The mode will contain the following five presets with at most 18 different weapons in each:

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Standard
This setup contains rifles, machine guns, shotguns and pistols and ends with the M9 bayonet

Classic
Classic rifles, machine guns, shotguns and pistols ending with a M9 bayonet

Pistol
In this preset you can only use different kind of pistols, ending with the survival knife

DLC
This mode will let you play with DLC weapons – including the Phantom bow

Troll

Seeing how Gun Master is a “party mode”, they had to make a silly weapon list too! This one starts out with ballistic shields (as weapons) and it’s downhill from there

PC STABILITY & NETCODE UPDATES

They set out to significantly improve client stability on all platforms and have applied fixes for the most frequently occurring crashes on each.

For PC crashes, the Battlefield 4 Community Test Environment was used to confirm fixes. Focusing on crashes and issues with the game client and server – not crashes related to outdated graphics drivers.

DICE urges all players to update their graphics driver to the latest stable versions, keeping overclocking to a minimum for the best results with Spring Patch.

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