We’re approaching the first month of release of Battlefield 1, and yet the PC version is still plagued with a nasty habit of crashing.
That sounds pretty reminiscent of the initial two months of release of Battlefield 4, a period where the game was pretty much unplayable for most. However, it doesn’t seem like Battlefield 1 will sink that low.
The game’s official forums are flooded with threads by players, complaining about the PC version and requesting a fix. Considering that both EA and DICE have pretty much been mum about the matter, threads have evolved from requesting a fix to mere acknowledgement of the damn issue.
However, there’s hope on the horizon. Thanks to the PC community members who went to work (for free) on narrowing down the root cause, it appears that the crashing problem is due to a DirectX function error. The latest Nvidia driver update claimed to have taken care of it but there haven’t been any major improvements at all.
With its work half-done by the PC community, EA has finally offered an update on the matter.
“We believe we have isolated a few of the DX issues in this thread and are working on fixes for those to be included in future patches,” confirmed the publisher. “We continue to work with our partners to solve these problems.”
Considering the response, both Nvidia and AMD should be preparing the next batch of driver updates to finally curb this menacing crashing issue from Battlefield 1.
On the lighter side of things, Battlefield 1 is one of the best shooters to release this year and also registered the biggest launch in DICE’s history.
We were assured that the game’s launch would not be a repeat of history. Suffice to say, the situation on PC is nowhere as bad as it was with Battlefield 4. Nonetheless, it will take a couple of additional patches to finally call the game stable.