Battlefield 1 Apocalypse Problems: 5 Things to Know

The new Battlefield 1 Apocalypse DLC delivers a ton of new content, but it’s also brought some frustrating problems to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC players.

DICE’s fourth and final Battlefield 1 DLC expansion is finally out of testing and available to those who purchased the game’s season pass, known as the Premium Pass. Premium Pass holders get DLC content two weeks in advance.

Apocalypse features new weapons, new maps, a new game mode, and new challenges for players to conquer. It also, as Premium Pass holders have found out, contains bugs and performance issues.

The DLC went through testing behind-the-scenes and in DICE’s CTE (Community Test Environment), but the downloadable content is plagued with various issues, issues that’ve forced the developer to investigate.

Battlefield 1 Apocalypse Problems

As we push away from the Apocalypse release date we’re hearing about an assortment of problems across all three platforms. Some of these issues are minor nuisances, but for others the DLC is unplayable in this state.

Apocalypse issues include issues with the DLC’s new Assignments (they appear to be more noticeable on consoles), installation and download problems, crashes, lag spikes, black screens, connection issues, various issues with the graphics, abnormal frame rate drops, and various sound issues.

We’re just a few days removed from the DLC’s release so we expect the list of bugs and performance issues to grow as more people download and try out the new expansion. Remember, the public release arrives in early March.

If you want to avoid these issues, you’ll want to wait for DICE to roll out a new bug fix update to address some of these early Apocalypse problems.

How to Report Apocalypse Problems

If you do run into issues with the Apocalypse DLC make sure you report them to DICE in the proper place. This way, the developer can get to work on fixes. There are a few ways to do this.

You can report your issues on EA’s Battlefield 1 troubleshooting forums. You can also outline your issues on the Battlefield 1 Reddit where the game’s developers are still extremely active.

You can get in contact with EA on its official Battlefield social media accounts. You can also try relaying your problem to EA’s official support account.

How to Fix Apocalypse Problems

If you can’t wait for DICE to fix these issues you can try fixing some of the problems yourself.

If you’re having problems with Apocalypse Assignments, try completing the new assignments in-game. This should automatically resolve the issue.

If you’re having trouble launching Apocalypse on your PlayStation 4, you might need to restore your license. If you’re playing the DLC on the Xbox One and you’re having trouble launching it, you might need to delete and re-download the content.

If you’re dealing with another performance issues like lag or repetitive crashes, you’ll want to check out our list of fixes for common Battlefield 1 problems.

How to Track Apocalypse Problems

If you want to track the current list of Apocalypse issues, you can do so via the Battlefield 1 Bug Tracker.

The Battlefield 1 Bug Tracker outlines the bugs and problems DICE is currently investigating and you’ll notice a ton popped up immediately after Apocalypse’s release on February 20th. For instance, the Zeebrugge Dreadnought sometimes spawns out of bounds.

This chart will help you keep track of DICE’s progress and help you set some expectations for the company’s next Battlefield 1 bug fix update.

New Battlefield 1 February 2018 Update

Speaking of that, DICE says its “aware of performance issues affecting some players with the release of BF1 Apocalypse” and that its “teams are working to resolve these as soon as possible.”

The company says it plans to roll out a hot fix update on February 26th to address Apocalypse performance issues. The patch will also fix issues with the Hellriegel sights.

As usual, the deployment will require some down time across all three platforms. Here’s what you can expect for your console:

  • PS4 – Multiplayer will be offline for 1h starting at 0900 UTC / 1AM PST
  • Xbox One – Multiplayer will be offline for 1h starting at 1000 UTC / 2AM PST.
  • PC – Multiplayer will be offline for 1h starting at 1100 UTC / 3AM PST.

This is a mandatory update for all players.

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