Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC delayed on PC

DICE has temporarily pulled the plug on Battlefield 4's Naval Strike DLC on PC, citing an unspecified quality issue.


Battlefield 4's Naval Strike DLC was scheduled to release on March 25. But while console owners are set to receive the game's latest expansion on time, DICE has temporarily pulled the plug on the PC version just hours before it was set to arrive, citing quality issues.

DICE did not specify the issue, simply stating on the Battlefield blog, "We've detected an issue and it needs to be solved. Quality is our number one priority and we will not release Battlefield 4 Naval Strike on PC until we feel it meets the highest quality level possible."

To try and make up for this latest in a long line of problems, DICE is looking to release a larger update for PC owners to go alongside the DLC, which will issue a fix for the Tablet Commander. A new release date has not been given.

Battlefield 4's Naval Strike DLC is set to release to non-Premium members in two weeks.

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    March 24, 2014 11:55 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC delayed on PC.

    DICE has temporarily pulled the plug on Battlefield 4's Naval Strike DLC on PC, citing an unspecified quality issue.

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      March 25, 2014 12:14 AM

      Wow. Something must have really been broken for DICE to delay due to a quality issue.

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        March 25, 2014 1:30 AM

        True, true

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        March 25, 2014 5:38 AM

        Actually, there was nothing broken, so they are figuring out what to break now.

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          March 25, 2014 6:44 AM

          This is probably closer to the truth. "Can't have something working properly. Makes the rest of the game look bad!"

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          March 25, 2014 8:30 AM

          That said PC Premium members should be offered another month of double xp for being shat on again.

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          March 25, 2014 10:28 AM

          They need further time to study it.

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        March 25, 2014 6:23 AM

        Must be the fun factor was missing.

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        March 25, 2014 6:26 AM

        Yeah, I have to wonder if it did something crazy like permanently delete all of your unlocks.

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        March 25, 2014 6:27 AM

        It must have literally started murdering puppies or something. NOTHING ELSE MAKES SENSE!

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        March 25, 2014 8:33 AM

        dude.... "Quality is our number one priority...."

        HAHAHAHAHA oh that is so damn funny.

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        March 25, 2014 10:27 AM

        I heard it deletes the c: partition if you throw a grenade at the right angle.

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      March 25, 2014 3:26 AM

      Goes i'll go to work

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      March 25, 2014 6:53 AM


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      March 25, 2014 8:19 AM

      Fix my fucking crashes! It's the only game I'm having problems with and it's been going on for months now.

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        March 25, 2014 8:24 AM

        Are you running Ultra visuals or something?

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          March 25, 2014 9:33 AM

          I'm running maxxed out apart from supersampling yeah, because my system should have no trouble with it.

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            March 25, 2014 9:39 AM

            Your system may be able to handle it but I don't think BF4 can. Knock down the visuals a tick and see what happens. If it's the difference between seeing every blade of grass and getting to play which do you choose?

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              March 25, 2014 9:45 AM

              Well, that's lame. I think lowering settings is one thing I didn't try, funnily.

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        March 25, 2014 8:30 AM

        what's your specs & settings?? I haven't had a crash in BF4 in about 3 months.

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          March 25, 2014 8:51 AM

          Also I did have some crashing issues back in Dec with BF4... but I had read slightly overvolting your memory fixes it. I ran my 1.65v memory at 1.66v and my crashes were completely gone. I haven't had an issue since increasing my memory voltage.

          I think BF4 is a lot more memory intensive and can expose memory issues that other apps/games don't have any issue with.

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          March 25, 2014 9:36 AM

          i5-3570k @ 4.8Ghz (but I've tried setting back to stock, still crashes)
          8Gb G.Skill 1833Mhz (not overvolted or anything)
          EVGA GTX 780 Ti
          Crucial M4 SSD

          I've tried everything I can think of to fix this fucking game, I can barely manage more than half a round now since Second Assault came out.

          It was stable as hell for ages as well, and some patch just completely fucked the game for me. A complete reinstall hasn't solved the issue either.

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            March 25, 2014 12:06 PM

            I am running the game ok on my comp:
            amd phenom 9950 @2.8ghz
            4gig ddr2
            Geforce 450 GTX

            I had issues in Dec - Jan, but now I can get owned a few hours a day without it crashing.

            Your comp should blow the game away, but if you really want to play we can always trade comps :D

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            March 25, 2014 12:25 PM

            try setting your Ram back to 1333Mhz or 1600Mhz... you might not be overvolting for 1866Mhz but might still be an issue if the Memory Controller on your CPU sucks balls.

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              March 25, 2014 12:30 PM

              If the memory controller sucked balls it would show errors up during stress tests I think.

              1866Mhz is it's rated speed as well, so I'm not dropping just for BF4 :/

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                March 25, 2014 12:44 PM

                not necessarily... why not just try overvolting slightly to like +0.1v over stock. I know doing a very slight overvolt seemed to solve my crashing issues and I'm using DDR3-2400 @ 2400Mhz.

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                  March 25, 2014 1:27 PM

                  I'll give it a go, thanks.

                  I still think this is BF4 being shitty though. Have exactly zero troubles with any other game.

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                    March 25, 2014 1:28 PM

                    yah just try it... if it doesn't fix it, then just put it back to the standard voltage. a +0.1v overvolt is within the spec. They usually account for a variance up to +0.2v

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                      March 25, 2014 1:30 PM

                      It's odd that my game was stable for months though before a certain patch seem to start causing issues. The same patch that other people complained reintroduced crashes, only my crashes never went away after others did lol.

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                        March 25, 2014 1:40 PM

                        yah mine was stable for all of Nov & Dec... then started crashing in Jan. Then I saw a thread on the Battlelog forums saying if you run higher than DDR3-1866 to overvolt your ram slightly. I did that and it was fixed!!

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        March 25, 2014 1:56 PM

        Just an anecdote but I just recently got BF4 for PC (last week) and it's been running surprisingly excellent for me. Way higher than expected FPS, zero crashes.

        My specs for reference:
        GTX 660 ti
        i5 4670k @ 4.2Ghz
        8gb ram
        Windows 8 (<- I've heard this one nets some decently large performance gains with BF4)

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      March 25, 2014 8:31 AM


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      March 25, 2014 10:43 AM

      Good, gives me more time to hit Gen 10 in Titanfall.

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      March 25, 2014 10:55 AM

      paying in advance for the privelege of delayed DLC! yeah, that premium was a great use of my money.

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        March 25, 2014 1:32 PM

        It's not like they are going to not give it to you. All premium did was give you access to all the dlc at a cheaper price than individual.

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          March 25, 2014 1:47 PM

          Yup, right here^

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          March 25, 2014 5:04 PM

          As stupid as it is, premium does give you a two week head start over non premium players (though this is negated with the assignments being put out early for all) weeks ahead of the DLC release.

          It is a horrible and flawed system.

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      March 25, 2014 5:45 PM

      Guess this is the last time I pre order the BF series. This shit is too much.

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      March 25, 2014 6:55 PM

      UPDATE: We wanted to provide more detail about the delay of Battlefield 4 Naval Strike. We have delayed the PC version of Naval Strike because we are concerned that the combination of the pack and planned PC updates would increase performance issues on mid-range to high-end PCs. We are working hard to resolve that issue now. Additionally, we have decided to delay the Xbox One version of Naval Strike because we want to address issues in the animation system that hinder players from engaging targets in set circumstances using popular weapon configurations.

      We know that many Battlefield 4 Premium owners wanted to play Naval Strike today. However, we didn’t want to release the new content until we believed it was quality content.

      We are trying to resolve these problems as quickly as possible and hope to release the update in early April for Xbox One and PC. We also want to remind Xbox One and PC owners of Battlefield 4 Premium that they will have two weeks early access for Naval Strike once it’s released. Thanks for your continued patience and passion for our games.