Battlefield 4 Spring Patch includes 5 new weapons and more

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Believe it or not there’s still a very big Battlefield 4 player base after the release of Battlefield Hardline. I guess the Cops and Robbers themed shooter isn’t doing it for majority of the Battlefield crowd.

Developers DICE recently detailed the new Battlefield 4 Spring Patch, letting fans know what’s being changed and added.

Below are main changes included the new patch:


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

A unique PDW with built-in silencer

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

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


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).

The new patch will also bring back the ‘Gun Master’ mode A.K.A Gun Game from Battlefield 3. The mode will include the 5 presets detailed below:

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

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

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

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

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

It’s great to see developers still supporting their old games, I still have my copy of the game and will hopefully give the game another try when the new patch is live. The patch doesn’t have a set release date yet but as the name suggests expect it sometime in Spring.