The Battlefield series, at least recently, has earned a reputation for its weird and wonderful bugs. The latest game in the series is no different, though there's quite a gap between a funny graphics glitch and "Oh dear, my save is corrupted, my life is over". Recognising this, DICE has posted a list of critical bugs it's aware of and the steps it's taking to address them.
The thread, entitled "Known Battlefield 4 Issues and Next Steps", can be found on the official Battlefield 4 forums. It notes that the developer has already taken care of a number of problems via a server-side patch deployed on November 1, but that other issues will have to be sorted out by a client-side update, which is coming "soon".
Here's the list of niggles DICE is currently tackling:
Progress in Multiplayer Lost INVESTIGATING Players have reported losing their progress in multiplayer. This is probably related to crashes stopping the game reports from being sent to Battlelog. We are still investigating this issue in more detail. Note that your progress sometimes can seem to be reset during server maintenance windows. In these cases, your stats will be just fine and reappear later.
Single Player Save File Corrupted INVESTIGATING We are still investigating the issue of single player save files being corrupted for some players. If you have experienced this problem, please describe below the steps leading up to the save file being corrupted, your platform (PC, PS3 or X360), and when the issue occurred. If you’re on PC, please also list your OS and system specs.
Miscellaneous Audio Bugs FIX UPCOMING We are aware of the issues with missing/corrupted audio in multiplayer and have created a fix for them. This fix is planned for release in the next PC client patch (see “Upcoming Updates” below.)
Magazine Reload Bug on Normal FIXED On all platforms, some players were experiencing a bug when playing on Normal servers. The bug caused the reload setting to incorrectly mimic the behavior from Hardcore servers. This was fixed in our fourth and latest server update.
Xbox 360 Missions not Working as Intended FIXED There was a bug preventing Xbox 360 players from creating MISSIONS. This should now work properly, as we made some necessary changes to the backend infrastructure.
Battlefield 4 Premium “Reset Stats” Feature Not Working FIX ROLLING OUT Battlefield 4 Premium members have the option of resetting their multiplayer stats. This feature has not been working as intended. We have now identified the cause and solution, and Battlelog will perform a zero downtime fix for this that should roll out very soon.
Server Queues not Functioning PENDING FUTURE PATCH Players haven’t been able to join queues for servers, and we are actively working on the issue. We believe we have a solution to this, pending a future patch. We disabled server queues as we found a bug in the queue system, and we are working to isolate the real issue and find a solution for it.
Promotional Battlepack Items Not Appearing In-game and/or on Battlelog INVESTIGATING We are aware of this issue, and are working on a solution for it. Note that in some cases the Battlepack items will actually show up after a delay. If you’re still not seeing your items after 12 hours or so, please reach out to EA Help at https://help.ea.com/en/battlefield/battlefield-4 [help.ea.com].
Of course, if you want to stay up-to-date with the developer's progress, best to hit up the original forum post.