As we push away from its release date Xbox One, PS4 and PC users are complaining about Battlefield 1 problems.
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 issues ahead of the game’s highly anticipated release, Battlefield 1 problems have slipped into the final version of the game for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
The Battlefield 1 release has come and gone And while much of the feedback is good, we’re also seeing numerous reports about Battlefield 1 bugs.
This roundup looks at these Battlefield 1 problems and shows you where to find potential fixes. It also shows you how to report bugs to the developer so that EA DICE can tackle your problem in a future Battlefield 1 update for Xbox One, PS4 and/or PC.
Current Battlefield 1 Problems
As we pull 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 with the Xbox One version of the game), and more.
This is just the tip of the iceberg and we expect Battlefield 1 problems to continue to emerge in the weeks ahead.
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 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.
Where to Find Fixes for Battlefield 1 Problems
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.
How to Track Battlefield 1 Problems & Fixes
If you want to track EA DICE’s progress with Battlefield 1 bugs, you can do that.
The Battlefield 1 bug tracker gives you a glimpse into the various issues the developer is looking at and fixing as we push toward the end of the year. You can sort the bugs by Bug Type, Status, and Severity.
If you’re dealing with an issue that you think requires an update from EA DICE, you’ll want to keep your eyes on the tracker.
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 next major bug fix update for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The update will arrive sometime in November with new features and a host of tweaks and fixes.
If you’re dealing with issues, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the update in mid-to-late November. It might arrive around the time the developer kicks off BattleFest.
After that, the company plans to release a December update alongside the free Giant’s Shadow map. The map arrives a few days early for those that pre-ordered the game.
We expect the December update to deliver more bug fixes for Battlefield 1 problems so keep an eye out for details as we push away from the November update’s release.
When EA DICE is ready to update the game it will announce the patch on social media and on its forums.
Buy It If You Want the Battlefield 1 DLC ASAP
If you know you'll want access to the Battlefield 1 DLC as soon as its released for Xbox One/PS4/PC, you'll want to think about picking up the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass now.
The Battlefield 1 Premium Pass comes with several perks but the best perk is the early access you get to the game's downloadable content.
If you're a Premium Pass holder, you'll get the game's four expansion packs two weeks before non-Premium Pass holders.
So if you want to get a bit of a head start on learning the new weapons, new classes, new modes, and new maps, the Premium Pass is the route you'll probably want to take.
The first Battlefield 1 DLC add-on, They Shall Not Pass, arrives in March 2017 for Premium Pass holders. We don't have a specific release date yet but it looks like the first details will arrive in the near future.