From shotgun suppression effects to parachute turn rates, a mess of changes and fixes are coming in the next Battlefield 3 patch.
It must be getting harder for all those crying out "OMG, DICE do not supprt BF3 lolz" to keep making that claim (though we expect they'll manage). EA and DICE has rolled out a lot of fixes since launch, and overnight a new patch - for all platforms, no less - was announced.
There's no release date for the patch, but it looks to effect pretty much every aspect of the game. In fact, the full list is literally too long to simply paste the changes here. But here's a taste:
- The Accuracy increase and Recoil reduction of the Bipod has been significantly improved for Assault Rifles and Carbines.
- The Bipod now provides similar Accuracy and Recoil benefits no matter if the weapon is fired while aiming or without aiming for all weapons. Previously only LMGs were worked this way. This especially improves the speed at which snipers can make follow up shots, and also allows effective unaimed suppressive fire with Assault Rifles and Carbines.
- Increased the Speed at which a bipod is deployed, allowing the user to obtain the bipod's bonus sooner after the deploy has started and allowing the weapon to be aimed in a far shorter time. The speed has been increased 40-50%, depending on the weapon and animation.
And that's just the bipod fixes. For the full published list - and even that's not complete, follow the link.