We have an update rolling out tomorrow (7th August) that will look to eliminate the most common cause of crashing across all platforms, alongside an additional and separate fix for Practice Range. This update otherwise adds no additional content, or makes further changes to Battlefield V.
This update is anticipated to clock in at around the 800MB on PC, 500MB on Xbox One and 450MB on PS4.
Deployment for this update will start in line with our usual schedule, and we won't require any downtime to drop these updates:
PC - 1AM PT // 4AM ET // 9AM BST // 10AM CEST
PS4 - 2AM PT // 5AM ET // 10AM BST // 11AM CEST
Xbox - 3AM PT // 6AM ET // 11AM BST // 12PM CEST
Eliminated the most common cause of crashing on all Platforms, across all game modes
Separately fixed a different issue, addressing a hard crash in Practice Range when interacting with Planes
One thing that we observed during our internal testing was that the download speed dropped significantly once the update hit 95%. The update will otherwise download at your usual speeds until you reach 95%. We're actively investigating this in case the issue is set to persist when we flip the switch tomorrow morning (it could just be a unique issue relating to our internal testing). In the event that you do encounter this, our best advice is to wait it out rather than attempting to restart the patching process as you won't see it behave any differently a second time around.
The Update is estimated at around 800MB in size on PC, so this will only affect the last 40MB or thereabouts, which is likely to download at around 100kb/s irrespective of your internet speed, or the rate at which the rest of the update downloaded at. We're going to work on this one through the rest of the day with our teams across EA to see if we can fix this, and will provide further updates should we learn anything new. Given what the update otherwise fixes, we ask for your patience on the slower download, rather than delay the update itself whilst we investigate that. Ultimately, the update will download and install correctly.
As always, we value your input, and we want you to reach out to us with feedback. For general feedback, please use our Battlefield V section on the Battlefield forums or join us on the Battlefield V subreddit. Should you encounter any issues or bugs we recommend that you report them on our Battlefield V – Answers HQ forum.
You can also reach out to our Battlefield Community Managers on Twitter if you have any further topics that you would like us to write about in future blog posts. You can reach them on Twitter @PartWelsh and @Braddock512.
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