Developer DICE today released a lengthy list of tweaks, bug-fixes, and significant changes coming to Battlefield 3. The update, which has no set release window, applies to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions.
The most notable improvements include instant vehicle kills for unguided artillery rounds, higher damage for long range hits for numerous weapons, and less lethal spawning locations. In addition, players will no longer take damage for short drops, smoke grenades will explode on impact, and suppressors no longer reduce damage when equipped.
Some fans upset over the problems this update hopes to address recently began a call to arms in the form of Blackout Battlefield. The protesters state EA and DICE “have a very long list of things to work on,” and are calling for websites to shut down and stop covering the game until EA and DICE announce what’s coming.
Now they have it. These changes come alongside more than 100 major and minor changes to Battlefield 3’s core multiplayer gameplay, vehicles, weapons, attachments, and UI, and modes. Community Manager Daniel Matros notes that this is an incomplete list of what will be an even larger set of repairs when the update is finally deployed in the near future.
For the complete list, check out DICE’s Battlelog blog.