Battlefield 4 Spring Patch Details Revealed, Includes Five New Weapons

May 16, 2015 Written by Alex Co

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While Battlefield 4 might have been a heaping pile of bugs when it first came out, DICE has been steadily improving the game with patches since release. 

Fortunately for BF4 fans, DICE isn’t done just yet and is rolling a new title update set to roll out this spring. 

Listed below are the stuff fans can expect from the Battlefield 4 spring patch, which sees the addition of five new weapons, and a full weapons balance pass.

FIVE NEW WEAPONS

Some of the weapons are old fan favorites, others are picked based on their unique gameplay aspects. These are the five new weapons:

New fan favorite Assault Rifle
Picked based on its unique burst gameplay and massive fan desirability

New Carbine
A unique bullpup carbine with built-in vertical grip

New PDW
A unique PDW with built-in silencer

New Sidearm
Unique long range “sniper” sidearm using magnum rounds

New LMG
Magazine fed LMG, which with the new weapons balance, plays in between a belt-fed LMG and an AR – your “run and gun” LMG

FULL WEAPONS BALANCE PASS

In the Spring Patch, we have also revamped the damage, falloff and suppression model. With this pass, we’ve touched every single weapon in the game – and how they play.

Our goal has been to create distinct roles for the weapon classes, and award skill of the player through increased recoil and by bringing back the 2-bullet headshot!

A representation of our new damage, falloff and suppression model in Spring Patch

If you are interested in more details on what has been changed in relation to weapons, please visit our Community Test Environment subreddit (Open Weapon Balance wikipage).

In addition to the gun changes, DICE is also bringing back the Gun Master mode, which was introduced in Battlefield 3. The mode will have five presets, with “at most 18 different weapons in each.”

Standard
This setup contains rifles, machine guns, shotguns and pistols and ends with the M9 bayonet

Classic
Classic rifles, machine guns, shotguns and pistols ending with a M9 bayonet

Pistol
In this preset you can only use different kind of pistols, ending with the survival knife

DLC
This mode will let you play with DLC weapons – including the Phantom bow

Troll
Seeing how Gun Master is a “party mode”, we had to make a silly weapon list too! This one starts out with ballistic shields (as weapons) and it’s downhill from there

Not a bad update for an “old” game, no? Are you looking forward to booting up BF4 when the spring patch hits?

[Source: Battlelog]