Player Feedback and Fixes
Thad Sasser, the Lead Multiplayer Designer for Battlefield Hardline has introduced on Battlelog a new system called the ‘Community’s Most Wanted’ showcasing that the team are listening to fan feedback. It’s been a week since the Beta has ended and the team has already implemented changes to the core gameplay based on player’s opinion. Here’s the list of improvements and fixes so far:
There was a lot of feedback about slow movement speed and feeling “sluggish”. We’ve increased player speed by 10%, and players will get a +10% bonus for running with your pistol out. It feels much faster now!
There were a lot of negative comments about the camera “bounce” when suppressed. We’ve changed the way suppression works – your aimpoint is no longer affected, but your situational awareness is.
We’ve heard both sides of the argument on the Survivalist gadget, it is pretty polarizing. Some of you hate it, some of you love it – either way, we agree it was overpowered. We’ve changed it to revive you at 1 health and auto-inject after 5 seconds.
HIGH TENSION – CRANE CAMERA SHAKE:
A number of people called out the camera shake from this event as being too over the top. We’re tuning this down.
HIGH TENSION – STAIRS IN HIGH TENSION BUG:
Stairs in High Tension should no longer pull players into the wall.
We’ve added some feedback to help you find the objective when it’s above or below you.
We’re working on adding more special drivable vehicles like the Fuel Truck into all maps. We’re also working on a handbrake for cars.
We’re working on the ability to “nudge” vehicles with a melee attack to help get them unstuck or to be able to move past them. No promises, but the early prototype looks promising!
HEAVY VEHICLE DAMAGE:
We’ve added “weak spots” in the rear of the heavily armored vehicles, making it much easier to bring them down!
VEHICLE OCCUPANT LIST:
We’re working on adding the Bag Carrier icon to the list of teammates inside your vehicle, so that you can tell when the bag carrier gets in your vehicle.
Looks like a great start so far especially with that crane camera shake on high tension, makes me want to pass out with too much shake. Good to see the developers listening to the fans before release – hopefully we’ll have a much stable more balanced Battlefield on release.
Battlefield Hardline arrives in-store October 23rd.