The Battlefield 1 release is here and we’re starting to get feedback about the game. While there’s a ton of positive feedback out there, gamers are also running into Battlefield 1 problems on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Earlier this year, Battlefield 1 went through a closed alpha where select participants tested the game for bugs. EA DICE used this data to squash bugs and tweak parts of the game in an effort to improve it ahead of the final release.
Shortly after that, the company released a public Battlefield 1 beta and encouraged gamers to provide feedback about problems with the game’s balance, game modes, and more.
While the Battlefield 1 alpha and beta helped the developer squash a number of issues ahead of the game’s highly anticipated release, Battlefield 1 problems have slipped through the cracks into the final version of the game for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
The Battlefield 1 release is here. And while much of the early feedback is good, we’re also hearing about some of bugs and issues plaguing the game at launch.
This roundup looks at these Battlefield 1 problems, shows you where to find potential fixes, and tells you how to report bugs so that EA DICE can tackle your problem in a future Battlefield 1 update for Xbox One, PS4 and/or PC.
Battlefield 1 Problems
As we push away from the Battlefield 1 release date we’re hearing about a number of issues impacting the game.
As for the game itself, we’re hearing about a number of early problems including crashes, issues starting the game, problems installing Battlefield 1 on the PC and Xbox One, a white screen problem, a black screen problem, issues getting into vehicles, cheaters with aimbots, FPS issues, and problems getting past the loading screen.
We’re also hearing about DirectX issues, an aiming bug, problems with the Dreadnought, issues with Kill/Death ratios, lag in the game menus (we’ve seen this issue on our Xbox One), and more. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
It’s still early and we expect this list to grow, immensely, once the full version of the game is released for PS4, PC and Xbox One owners around the world.
Battlefield 1 problems will plague all versions of the game on day one. So if you think you won’t be able to handle early server issues or bugs, you might want to wait a few days before jumping in with the game.
How to Report Battlefield 1 Problems
If you run into an issue with Battlefield 1 on the Xbox One, PS4 or PC you’ll want to report this problem to EA DICE so that it can fix the problem in a future update. There are a few ways to do that.
If you use social media, you can get in contact with the official Battlefield account. Report your bug to the official Battlefield Twitter account and there’s a chance the good people operating it will relay your issue to the game’s engineers. You might also contact EA’s official support account.
You can also report your issues on the official Battlefield 1 forums. There are currently two official forums setup for troubleshooting and bug reports. One is on the official Battlefield website, the other is on EA’s Battlefield 1 website.
EA DICE is also responding to complaints on the official Battlefield Reddit. Just make sure you read the rules before posting.
Where to Find Help
If you do run into an issue with Battlefield 1 there a number of resources at your disposal.
The first two places to go are the official Battlefield 1 forums. We’ve already seen a number of solutions emerge on both the EA forums and on the official Battlefield forum. EA’s also got a Battlefield 1 troubleshooting site that will be continually updated after the game’s release.
If you’re having server issues, you’ll want to head to EA’s website and check the health of Origin, Xbox One, and PS4 servers.
We’ve also put together our own list of common Battlefield 1 problems and fixes for those problems on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. We’ll be building on the list in the days ahead so keep an eye on it.
If you encounter a problem on Xbox One/PS4 and it doesn’t directly relate to Battlefield 1, you’ll want to check the PS4: Error Codes website/Playstation Support website or Xbox One: Error Codes website/Xbox Support website.
For now, those are our top resources for fixes for early Battlefield 1 problems.
Battlefield 1 PC Requirements
If you’re playing Battlefield 1 on your PC and you’re having problems you’ll want to make sure your rig is capable of running the game.
Battlefield 1 Minimum Specs
OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350
Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard-drive space: 40GB
Battlefield 1 Recommended Specs
OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith
Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent
Memory: 16GB RAM
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ RX 480 4GB
Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB
DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard-drive space: 50GB
If you don’t meet the minimum requirements, your game might not work and it definitely won’t run properly.
If you aren’t sure how your computer fares next to these specifications, take a look at Can You Run It. It will help you determine if your PC meets what’s required.
If you’re confident your PC should be running Battlefield 1 and running it well, you’ll want to make sure your graphics drivers are up to date.
If you’re using a GeForce card, you’ll want to head over to NVIDIA’s site and check for the latest updates. If you’re using a Radeon processor, head to AMD’s site and make sure you have the latest drivers.
Battlefield 1 Updates
You’ll be able to fix some Battlefield 1 problems yourself. Others, like vehicle and weapon balancing issues, will require tweaks from the game’s developers.
EA DICE recently confirmed its first major bug fix update for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC and that update is now available. It delivers numerous bug fixes for Battlefield 1 problems.
This client-side update is only the beginning. Be on the lookout for more Battlefield 1 updates later this year.
When EA DICE is ready to update the game it will likely announce the patch on social media and on its forums. Remember, this is a marathon and not a sprint and that the size and frequency of EA DICE’s Battlefield 1 updates will vary.
Battlefield 1 Problems & Update
Now that the game is out we're starting to hear about some of the early Battlefield 1 problems.
Battlefield 1 players are noticing issues with Battlepacks, issues accessing the Battlefield 1 trial, crashes, invisible players, installation issues, various issues with the weapons, texturing issues, lag, and a whole lot more. We expect complaints to continue as we push away from the game's release date.
In response to these complaints, EA DICE has issued the first Battlefield 1 update for Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC. The latest Battlefield 1 update tackles some of the glaring issues with the game's UI, graphics, and more.
For more on the October Battlefield 1 update, take a look at our roundup.