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  1. Battlefield 1 PRISE DE TAHURE Update Notes




    BATTLEFIELD UPDATES / NEWS [HBS]
    " EA DICE " set to release PRISE DE TAHURE.

    French raiders and German storm troopers clash in an urban trench setting as the nights grow colder in the Champagne-Ardennes region. Released July 20th 2017

    Prise De Tahure
    " Gruesome Trench Combat"

    Welcome to the Prise de Tahure Update – our third monthly update and second additional map release for Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass. We’ve also brought out Premium Trials, made some changes to the UI, added features to the Rental Server Program, and added various tweaks and fixes to enhance gameplay. Let’s dive into the details of the Prise de Tahure Update.


    Jojje “Indigowd” Dalunde





    Prise de Tahure


    Prise de Tahure is our second night map and the final map for Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass. French raiders and German stormtroopers clash in an urban trench setting as the nights grow colder in the Champagne-Ardennes region. The frontline trench networks cut right through several villages facing obliteration from the constant skirmishing between German and French troops. This content will be available for Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners and owners of the They Shall Not Pass expansion pack. Non-Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners will be able to access the content via Premium Friends or Premium Trials.




    PREMIUM TRIALS With this update, we’ve introduced Premium Trials. Premium Trials are timed events that allow non-Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners to experience the maps of our fully released expansion packs before they buy. Sounds similar to Premium Friends, right? It’s the same feature, but without the need to party up with a Premium Pass owner. Earning XP, spawning in vehicles released in the expansion, and progression/unlocks will be restricted to Premium Pass owners.
    MAPS & MODES



    • Soissons: Adjusted Flag D capture area in Frontlines to improve map balance.
    • Nivelle Nights: Fixed a bug where the Out of Bounds grayscale screen-effect would sometimes fail to enable.
    • Nivelle Nights: Fixed an issue where field kits in sector five in a Rush game could be used before the sector was active.
    • Fort de Vaux: Players should no longer be able to get on top of the fort around the courtyard area.


    OTHER FIXES



    • Updated the Map Voting system to exclude the previous map (as well as the current map) from the random selection pool to prevent the possible A-B-A-B map play pattern.
    • Game will now cancel matchmaking whenever backing out of the Operations globe screen. This to prevent a lingering blur state of the globe.
    • Synchronized damage taken effect to the actual shooter networked state. Previously it lead to out of sync effects where the shooter was not yet visible.
    • Fixed a rare client crash that could occur when a player joined late and a player just dropped/picked up a weapon.
    • Fixed a disconnect issue that could occur when loading a map.


    PREMIUM



    • Premium Friends - Non-Premium players' score will now show 0 throughout the match on all Scoreboards and End-of-Round screens.


    RSP



    • Added new setting to allow for limited number of specific kits.
    • Added setting for round time limit multiplier.
    • Added setting for Unlimited Magazines.
    • Countdown stops if players drop: Lowered the required player count for countdown to start game round to the minimum number of players required to finish a game if preround is enabled. The player count is unchanged if preround is disabled.
    • Implemented a latency soft lock option where players with a ping higher than 100ms higher get kicked automatically.


    UI



    • Fixed issue where the "Player-Created Content" option was grayed-out, unusable, and set to "Hide" after booting the title without a network connection.
    • Fixed the wrong transport driver chase camera caption in the controls UI.
    • The networking issues icons will not show up in Spectator Mode anymore.






  2. The Road Ahead for Battlefield 1: Revolution is Coming




    BATTLEFIELD UPDATES / NEWS [HBS]
    " EA DICE "
    The Road Ahead for Battlefield 1: Revolution is Coming
    These are exciting times for Battlefield 1 players. As we march towards a Revolution for Battlefield 1, here’s a hint of what we have in store for you.

    Read on and be prepared. Revolution is coming.

    Premium Trials
    " Premium Trials and more on the horizen"
    Access New Maps with Premium Trials

    Premium Trials is a way for players who don’t own a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass to play on maps they normally wouldn’t have access to. Unlike Premium Friends, Premium Trials doesn’t require you to join a squad with a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owner – you’ll simply have access to Premium maps by logging into the game*.


    Access New Maps with Premium Trials

    The first run of Premium Trials will start with this month’s launch of Prise de Tahure, the urban- and trench-based night map for Battlefield 1. If you do not own a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass, you can use Premium Trials during this period to play Prise de Tahure – along with Nivelle Nights and the 4 other maps from Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass.

    Before Gamescom, there will be another Premium Trials event after this first one. In September, another Premium Trials event will be held, meaning all players will have the opportunity to play on previously released expansion pack maps.

    Also note that the current Premium Friends period is still active and will last until Gamescom.





  3. Prise De Tahure Coming Soon!




    BATTLEFIELD UPDATES / NEWS [HBS]
    " EA DICE " set to release PRISE DE TAHURE.

    French raiders and German storm troopers clash in an urban trench setting as the nights grow colder in the Champagne-Ardennes region. Coming in July 2017

    Prise De Tahure
    " Gruesome Trench Combat" Champagne-Ardennes, 1917. French troops desperately hold on to re-captured heights in the Butte-de-Tahure region. The frontline trench networks cut right through several villages facing obliteration from the constant skirmishing between German and French troops.




    FACE THE COLD NIGHTS

    As nights grow colder in the autumn after the Nivelle Offensive, this is a war of attrition between the French and German forces. Adaptability and tactics are the means to wear your adversary down.



  4. Nivelle Nights Update Notes




    BATTLEFIELD UPDATES / NEWS [HBS]
    " EA DICE " has released the patch notes for today’s Battlefield 1 update. This update is available on all platforms.

    Battlefield 1’s latest patch will update the game to version 1.06. The update also includes the following set of fixes and change for the game, as revealed by EA DICE.

    Battlefield 1 Nivelle Nights Update Notes


    Hello everyone,

    Welcome to the Update Notes for the Nivelle Nights Update. We're excited to bring you the first night map in Battlefield™ 1. The map features the French army facing off against the Germans in mud-filled trenches. The atmosphere is soothingly eerie, and the layout promotes both close quarter and long distance combat. The map will be available to Premium Pass players and They Shall Not Pass owners from today. If you do not have either, there is a chance to play the map through Premium Friends.




    NEW FEATURES:

    We have added a new screen at the end of the match, highlighting the best squad in the game. Our data has shown that players playing as part of a platoon are generally playing better than others, so if you haven't already done so, it is time to find a platoon. Earn your place in the spotlight with your platoon.



    We have also made some other changes and fixes. Here is the list of this month's items:

    WEAPONS & GADGETS


    Fixed an issue where the player's weapon got filtered audio when late-joining a game in multiplayer.

    Increased NO Killtrade distance from 10m to 20m based on community feedback.
    Corrected aiming controller settings for the Benet Mercie Optical when using 1.5x zoom. It was using iron sights settings, it will now use optical settings like the other zoom levels.
    Added blur around the Selbstlader 1906 Sniper's scope when aiming.
    Added single fire mode to the Ribeyrolles to match the description which says it's select fire.
    Ammo pouch speeds up grenade resupply if player stands close to it.
    Grenade (resupply) icon:
    - Now greyed out (lowered alpha) when out of ammo.
    - Doesn't blink anymore when out of ammo.
    - Resupply progress now shown when close to ammo crate/pouch even when player already has 1 grenade and is resupplying a second grenade (smoke).
    Fixed an exploit which allowed AT Mines to be placed on vehicles.
    Fixed issue where flamethrower audio could get stuck if killed while firing. Get it? Firing. FIRE-ing.
    Fixed issue where player was able to fire weapon while being melee-killed.


    VEHICLES


    Fixed vehicle skin descriptions not showing up in the vehicle customization screen.
    Fixed low resolution texture on Chauchat rear iron sight.
    Fixed issue where wrong players would hear vehicle Bailout voice over.


    MAPS & MODES


    Fort de Vaux:Players should no longer be able to get on top of the fort around the courtyard area.
    Fixed issue where Conquest Control scoring event was being awarded in other game modes (Operations, Domination).
    Fixed an issue where outdoor reverbs were not fully faded in when transitioning from indoor to outdoor.
    Verdun Heights: Fixed a few out-of-bounds spawns in Operations.
    Verdun Heights: Adjusted the combat area and capture area for the flag in the last Operations sector to improve the balance.
    Verdun Heights: Higher likelihood for more weather variation.
    Verdun Heights: Adjusted HQ spawns for both teams for Conquest.
    Fixed an issue where shells of the BL9 artillery on Rupture in the Rush game mode would be blocked if fired after the attackers had advanced past the second sector.
    Fixed an issue where self repair would activate without input upon entering a driver seat after leaving that seat mid repair cycle. All tank and plane parts are now fixed automatically upon the vehicle reaching full health. This prevents the confusing situation of having a healthy vehicle with broken parts.
    Implemented Frontlines on Amiens and Argonne Forest.
    Player HUD is now active during Pre-round.
    Added original lighting for Soissons to make the level brighter.


    SPECTATOR


    Camera Filters and Depth of Field settings can now be used while in Player View mode. (1st person, 3rd person, and director cameras)
    Fixed issue where all squad information was not always sent to spectator.




    RSP
    We know that the community are requesting many more features to improve the RSP program, and we continue to improve it, based on the feedback we’ve been receiving from the Battlefield community.
    - Added setting for Unlimited Magazines.


    NETCODE

    Added a tooltip on the death screen for when the player has a high latency to the server.
    Added a message about leading your shots when playing with a high latency to the server.
    Moved the latency indicator to not overlap with any other UI elements.


    XBOX ONE

    Fixed issue where game crashed after selecting several custom button mappings for the vehicle controller buttons.
    Fixed issue where game would stop at black loading screen when loading maps.


    PLAYSTATION 4

    Fixed issue where game crashed after selecting several custom button mappings for the vehicle controller buttons.
  5. Battlefield 1 May Update " Patch Notes "




    BATTLEFIELD 1 MAY UPDATE [BF1]
    " EA DICE " has released the patch notes for today’s Battlefield 1 update. This update is around 1.5 GB in size and should be available on all platforms.

    Battlefield 1’s latest patch update also includes the following set of fixes and change for the game, as revealed by EA DICE




    OPERATIONS

    We’ve received a lot of feedback from gamers regarding matchmaking into Operations servers, and we’ve made some adjustments – the first of many – to help mitigate getting matched to an empty server.
    With this change, a completed match of Operations will loop back to the same Operation rather than exiting the mode. However, you’ll be on the opposite side of the battlefield. For example, if you started as the French Army in the first Operation, you’ll be on the German side when it loops back after the “End of Operation” screen.
    By remaining on the same server with other players, instead of returning to the globe screen, we believe this will reduce the occurrence of being matched into an empty server. In the coming updates, we plan to continue to expand this feature to cycle through a complete Operation playlist.







    PREMIUM FRIENDS We’ve tested Premium Friends twice in the last couple of months, and we’re bringing it back again. It will be active as we lead up to EA PLAY.







    MAP & MODES



    • Fixed a Spectator Mode bug where the first-person camera could become stuck during the Pigeon Carrier Artillery camera sequence on the Assault Tank.
    • Changed ticket count for Domination to 200 from 100.
    • Fixed missing game mode description for Operations.
    • Tweaked scoring values for capturing flags in Conquest. Capturing gives less score now, however more capture ticks have been added and the team controlling more than 3 flags than the other team will be awarded Conquest Control bonuses.
    • Decreased the percentage of contribution to flag capture/neutralize from 50% to 30%.
    • Added “Join Any Operation” button to main Operations screen. Will start a matchmaking session to join any available operation at any size (40 or 64).
    • Spectator camera no longer missing from the map on Frontlines, Verdun, and Soissons.











    VEHICLES



    • Tweaked self-repair for A7V, FT17, St. Chamond, and Pierce Arrow.
    • Reduced health gained per self-repair cycle from 320 to 200.
    • Reduced time taken to complete a self-repair cycle from 8s to 5s.
    • o This makes these vehicles' self-repair equivalent to the self-repair of the MkV Landship.
    • Doubled the health of Field Gun and Stationary AA. Made Field Gun and Stationary AA repairable. Field Gun and Stationary AA will now enter a disabled state at 50% health where they become unusable. To use the weapons again they must be repaired back to 100% with the repair tool.
    • Increased time that the shell camera is active on the MkV mortar landship from 3.5s to 4.5s. This better suits the increased flight time of the new heavy shell.
    • Changed how max range for AA is applied. Max range now varies depending on the pitch of the gun. Shells can travel a maximum horizontal distance of 300m, and a maximum vertical distance of 450m. This applies to both the stationary AA and the AA truck. Previously AA shells timed out at the same max distance from the gun regardless of direction, resulting in a roughly spherical volume covered by the gun. This means horizontal range was as large as the max height the shells could reach, and that at very high altitudes the AA could cover very little area, even if its range was technically large. The new AA shells will have slightly less horizontal range than before at low altitudes, but they will retain that range all the way to the flight ceiling. This will make AA much more effective against high altitude aircraft without making it able to reach distant, low flying ones as well.
    • Extended Fighter and Attack Plane elevator flap scaling curves to better cover the entire speed range.
    • Reduced cooldown of speed boost ability from 30s to 15s for both the Dogfighter and Airship Buster Attack Plane.
    • Set up rear view on all planes: Albatros, Fokker, Spad, Sopwith, Rumpler, Halberstadt, Salmson, Bristol, Gotha, Caproni. To activate: Hold freelook while in third person to use rear view.




    Attack Plane Changes:




    • Retuned attack plane elevator flap scaling curve. Attack Plane turning will now be much closer to that of Fighters, but still slightly worse.




    Improved Underused Attack Plane Variants:




    • Increased damage of the Airship Buster variant's primary MG from 32 to 40. This puts its AA DPS on par with Fighter MGs.
    • With its speed boost active, the new flap scaling curves will allow this variant to achieve a higher turn rate than the Fighter for a short time. The reduced cooldown on speed boost will allow this advantage to be used more often.
    • Together these changes should make the Airship Buster more competitive with Fighters in its air to air role.
    • Increased velocity of tank hunter 37mm from 222m/s to 267m/s and reduced drag from 0.005 to 0.003. These changes should make the 37mm slightly easier to land hits with, especially against moving or distant targets.












    Changes to Fighter plane variants: Dogfighter




    • Added new secondary weapon, Incendiary Ammo. Incendiary Ammo does greatly increased damage to plane parts, allowing the dogfighter to quickly cripple an enemy plane by breaking a wing.
    • Changed active ability from emergency repair to speed boost.




    Bomber Killer




    • Changed active ability from speed boost to emergency repair.




    Swapping speed boost and emergency repair on the Dogfighter and Bomber Killer should help both variants in their respective roles. Speed boost gives the Dogfighter a maneuverability edge over the other Fighter variants, and emergency repair gives the Bomber Killer a better chance of surviving tail gun fire from Bombers and Attack Planes.
    Increased field gun damage against light vehicles. Armored cars will no longer take less damage than light tanks from field gun hits.







    Changes to FT Packages



    • Close Support Tank:




    o Increased 37mm HE ammo from 4 to 5.
    o Replaced Secondary Case shell with Coaxial LMG. These changes should help this tank better fulfill its general purpose role.




    • Flanker Tank:




    o Increased reload time on the autocannon from 2.5s to 3.75s.
    o Increased HE autocannon direct damage from 15-10.5 to 17.5-12.5.
    o This results in a 20% reduction in cannon uptime. The direct damage increase will offset the lower uptime against vehicles when targeting vehicles. These changes should make the Flanker slightly less effective against infantry.




    • Howitzer Tank:




    o Corrected primary weapon to HMG as shown in customization, this was actually LMG. The more powerful HMG should help offset its limited firing arc when compared to the Coaxial LMG of the Close Support Variant.
    o Changed driver secondary weapon from case shell to flamethrower on the A7V Flame Tank Variant. This change will reinforce this variant's role as a close range tank.
    o Added third person freelook to the FT Howitzer Variant. Missed this one with the other tanks because the normal version has a turret that can rotate 360 anyway.





    • Added rear firing Tankgewehr as driver secondary weapon for the Tank Hunter Landship Variant.
    • Enabled driving and third person camera while using driver rear guns in the Squad Support and Tank Hunter Landships.
    • Improved MkV Mortar Landship Variant Changed secondary mortar shell from airburst mortar to heavy mortar. Heavy mortar does much more damage and is effective against both infantry and vehicles, but has a much longer reload.
    • Replaced alternate smoke and gas mortar shells with track repair and vehicle smoke equipment. These changes should make the mortar Landship more viable as a combat vehicle, rather than sitting in mortar stance in the backline.
    • Fixed a bug with third person aiming on vehicles that caused a bullet to not fire in the correct direction when aiming at a soldiers head while they are on a horse.




    WEAPONS & GADGETS





    • Changes to bayonet charge:




    o Activated aiming speed modifier during prepare state as well as charge state. This means a player can rotate a maximum of 50 degrees during the prepare state. Also added an input modifier disabling strafe while charging.
    o Adding subtle boost to third person footsteps when bayonet charging to increase threat awareness. Boosted volume of Enemy VO for Bayonet Charge when close to player.
    o Slightly reduced maximum turn rate while charging.
    o Removed damage reduction while in charge. Weapons will now hit charging players for normal damage.




    • Fixed bug where Bipod Audio could persist when switching to secondary weapon.
    • Tweaked criteria for cross-class medal to require single shot rifles.
    • Added UI for grenade resupply.
    • Reduced the occluder size for the scope glint from 0.25m to 0.15m to hide it behind walls better.




    GAMEPLAY





    • Added a camera shake advanced gameplay option to adjust the amount of camera shake caused by explosions, etc.
    • Added missing spotting animation when spotting a downed allied soldier as a medic with the Medical Syringe.
    • Automatically show low on ammo icons on friendly soldiers.




    CONTROLS





    • Players using controllers can now do custom button/stick mappings.
    • Fixed “Select Operation” button not properly appearing when using the joypad or on console.




    UI





    • Moved ping widget to be below the kill log.
    • Fixed an issue in the squad select screen where no squad would be automatically selected for player not part of a squad. The first squad in the list will now be selected by default. Also added support on PC for pressing the space bar to join/leave a squad.
    • Fixed issue with the flag icons and world icons ghosting when going in and out of the customize screen from the deploy screen.
    • Added ability to disable UGC




    NETCODE





    • Implemented per region threshold settings for server side hit detection: 160ms for US + Europe, 200ms elsewhere.
    • Fixed server side hit registration interpolation.
    • Leading shot only necessary by the margin above the threshold, e.g. For US @ 180ms ping, you have to lead by 20ms.
    • Fixed latency display for server which is also responsible for decision if to perform client or server side hit registration.
    • Fixed input offsets for server side hit registration to match client side.
    • Fixed wrong hit indicator display when dying.



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