PC gamers should see the launch of a massive Battlefield 3 update next week. However, console owners will have to play the "wait and see" game while the patch goes through the approval process.
Electronic Arts reports that the DICE team is hard at work supporting the just-released Battlefield 3 game. Currently there are plans to release a huge patch for the PC version this week. Consoles will also receive a huge update, but not until after the PC patch is unleashed due to the certification requirements for console content.
According to EA, the patch for Battlefield 3 on PC will bring improved polish, stability, weapons balancing, squad control functionality and user interface enhancements. It will also feature enhancements that address feedback the community has provided to date. The "negative mouse acceleration" problem will also be addressed, the company said.
"Regarding cheating and boosting, we continue to analyze data to identify and hold accountable (ban, wipe stats) players that cheat or boost," EA states in this blog on Friday. "We’ve received questions about what to do when faced with unsportsmanlike conduct in Battlefield 3 – the best course of action is to click the warning sign next to their profile name in Battlelog, or head to the EA Help Desk and report your issue. These leads will enable us to follow up on the report."
EA said that it will reveal the actual launch date and a detailed fix list sometime week, so be sure to check back in during all that turkey eating and holiday shopping. Battlefield 3 originally launched on October 25 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. So far the PC version has received the highest score with an 89 out of 100, followed by the PlayStation 3 version with 86 and the Xbox 360 version with 84.