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.
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.
Battlefield 2018 Release Date
We don't know much about Battlefield 2018, but we do know when to expect the game to arrive for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.
EA hasn't confirmed an exact release date for the next Battlefield game, but it has confirmed an official release window.
The company says it plans to release the next Battlefield game in October, 2018, assuming there aren't any delays in development.
Battlefield 1's worldwide release took place on October 21st, but there were actually three Battlefield 1 release dates.
Battlefield 1 opened up for EA and Origin Access members on October 13th. Those who pre-ordered the Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition got access on October 18th while those who bought the standard version of the game got access to the game's content on October 21st.
Don't be surprised if EA offers some pre-order incentives this year. Look for multiple editions and, perhaps, an early Battlefield 2018 release date.