Battlefield 3 June Update is HUGE… Again
Battlefield 3 isn’t perfect, and judging by that last patch, it still isn’t. On the same note, a lot of the changes in this patch incorporate fan feedback just as much as bug fixes. PROPS!
The June update for Battlefield 3 is around the corner, just in time for E3. The update will hit all platforms, Xbox 360 and PC on June 4th and PS3 on June 5th. There are a ton of fixes and tweaks in the update but the Battlefield blog have given us the highlights.
M26 dart situation resolved
Some of you have noticed lately how a certain loadout has been overpowered. When the M26 Lightweight Shotgun System was mounted under an assault rifle with a heavy barrel, the M26 would accidentally fire assault rifle bullets instead of shotgun pellets. This is fixed in the June update.
Somewhat reduced suppression effect
Since the last update, there has been an interesting debate on the increased suppression effect we introduced. While a lot of players like the increased effect and the possibilities it introduced, some players felt suppression was becoming too powerful. Now, we are dialing the suppression effect back a notch. It will still be higher than it was prior to any of our patches. Let us know what you think of this tweak.
Adding symbol for custom server rules (console)The “§” makes it easier to spot servers running custom rules.
We know a lot of you want to know whether a server you’re about to join is running extreme custom rules (such as setting the ticket count to max, leading to marathon games). By adding a “§” symbol in the console server browser, we make it quicker and easier for you to make an informed decision on where to join and where not to.
The “§” (see image above) signifies a server running custom rules. Note that this can still be either a Ranked or Unranked server, as some rule changes will turn a server Unranked, while some (such as ticket counts) do not affect the server’s Ranked status.
We are not enforcing this symbol. Instead, the “§” is a manual optional flag you can set if you are a server admin and want players to know you are running custom rules. We hope this will make it easier for server admins to get the right players flocking to their servers, while players will more easily find the type of gaming experience they prefer. Let us know what you think.
Colorblind support (console)
Earlier, we introduced colorblind support for PC players. We are now very happy to extend this to console players as well. After installing the June update, you will find an option to turn colorblind support on in the options menu. This will affect the colors of HUD symbols to more clearly differentiate teams. You can see above what this will look like.
Improved VTOL fighter jet (F35) performance
Based on community feedback, we have improved the performance of the F35 in Back to Karkand to better match that of the SU35, particularly when it comes to turning speed.
Go to the blog HERE to read the list the lengthy list of changes and the full blog post. Thank god, they are fixing that damn M26!
Also coming in June is the premium service for the game.