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PS4 & Xbox One High Tickrate Release

EHondaK9
US Enlisted: 2011-12-22
2016-02-07 00:01
t1gge said:
Today we are happy to announce that we are increasing the default simulation (tickrate) of our 32 player servers for Battlefield 4!

This means ALL PlayStation 4 & Xbox One small servers (32 players and smaller) will now run at 45hz compared to the previous default rate of 30hz.

This increase improves ALL networking delays of the game by ~11ms per action – a massive impact on the second-to-second gameplay.


DETERMINING A NEW DEFAULT TICKRATE

There are several factors to consider when looking at this data and picking a new default tickrate:
• Client bandwidth increase
• Server bandwidth increase
• Server/hardware load increase
• Number of players on the server & compound impact

With the Holiday Update (released just before Holiday 2015) we included several features to improve upon these factors, both on the server load and bandwidth usage side. This enabled us to run several tests in which we filled up servers running various tickrates (45hz, 50hz, 55hz).

After looking these results, we decided to go with the more cautious choice (45hz @ 32 players). Even though higher rates works pretty well for most players, we need to make sure this change affects all players in a positive way.


WHAT ABOUT 64 PLAYERS?

We are not increasing the default rate for 64 player for the same reasons. We did see issues for both players, and sometimes the server in certain circumstances in our testing – even at small tickrate increases.

On top of this, we also crosschecked by looking at our data from 64 player servers used in the High tickrate PC beta (which share the same exact hardware setup), and this cemented our decision.

We did not feel confident that 64 players will work flawlessly on all maps for ALL players if we increase the default rate for 64 player games.


ROLL OUT & CONFIRMATION

As changing the default rate is quite a big change, we need to take extra precautions in its roll out.

To ensure everything works as intended and it improves the game across the board, we are going to confirm our assumptions with a final testing period.

February 9th:
45hz default tickrate will be enabled on all 32 player (and smaller) servers in the North American East coast server pool (PS4 and Xbox One).
This rollout will start at 10AM CET.

February 9th-February 10th:
Confirmation testing period, ensuring the change works as intended

February 11th - :
Full roll out globally (if successfull) - timings to be decided.


DISCLAIMER: If any unforeseen issues are introduced by this change during our testing period, or in the immediate time after release we will have to revert the change. We do not believe this would be a likely outcome, but it is a possibility nonetheless.


FEEDBACK

Please use this thread for both questions and feedback during this period. We will try and answer as many of the questions as possible!


See you on the Battlefield!

/David Sirland
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tiggr_ [twitter.com]
Battlelog is still not working? It just comes on once in a while?
mmarkweII
CX Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2016-02-07 00:37
@ehonda. If you are referring to the in game battlelog, it always works when closing the app and restarting the game.
BadcuzTremysaid
US Enlisted: 2012-02-06
2016-02-07 20:07 , edited 2016-02-07 20:09 by BadcuzTremysaid
Sweet...now if we can do sometjing about high pingers
"I remember when I use to have graphics like this then my dad got a job"-BFF PC Elitist. <---- Proof PC players depend on parents.
1UP_GonzoTheBest
DE Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2016-02-08 09:38
BadcuzTremysaid said:
Sweet...now if we can do sometjing about high pingers


^
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kenpokillz
US Enlisted: 2011-12-21
2016-02-08 19:53
1UP_GonzoTheBest said:
BadcuzTremysaid said:
Sweet...now if we can do sometjing about high pingers
^



all you have to do is lead an oor lagtard 3 to 4' and they drop! its very realistic when you actually do it. surreal is more like it.
_Zwooshed
US Enlisted: 2015-06-18
2016-02-08 20:02
Shepard78910 said:
And if it doesn't work we will get a free gold battlepack with x25 XP boosts for everyone!!!

gg dice
BadcuzTremysaid
US Enlisted: 2012-02-06
2016-02-08 21:52
mmarkweII said:
@ehonda. If you are referring to the in game battlelog, it always works when closing the app and restarting the game.
But i shouldnt have to do that.Hell my friends list doesnt even show up in the main screen anymore ;_;
"I remember when I use to have graphics like this then my dad got a job"-BFF PC Elitist. <---- Proof PC players depend on parents.
KDNS
AU Enlisted: 2013-04-01
2016-02-08 22:19
BadcuzTremysaid said:
mmarkweII said:
@ehonda. If you are referring to the in game battlelog, it always works when closing the app and restarting the game.
But i shouldnt have to do that.Hell my friends list doesnt even show up in the main screen anymore ;_;


I've NEVER seen my friends list work in-game, and restarting the game never fixed in-game BL for me either. Thing has literally never ever worked at all.
_Zwooshed
US Enlisted: 2015-06-18
2016-02-08 22:45
KDNS said:
BadcuzTremysaid said:
mmarkweII said:
@ehonda. If you are referring to the in game battlelog, it always works when closing the app and restarting the game.
But i shouldnt have to do that.Hell my friends list doesnt even show up in the main screen anymore ;_;
I've NEVER seen my friends list work in-game, and restarting the game never fixed in-game BL for me either. Thing has literally never ever worked at all.

And when it does start to work it just

Can not connect to battlelog
mightygregu
Enlisted: 2013-01-28
2016-02-09 15:43
NepikFA1L said:
What does this mean for rental servers? Are we able to adjust the tick rate after the full roll out?
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t1gge
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2016-02-09 18:32
mightygregu said:
NepikFA1L said:
What does this mean for rental servers? Are we able to adjust the tick rate after the full roll out?
this


Currently it means they will run 45hz by default if you start them at 32 players and down as well.
SnipedArm
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-30
2016-02-09 19:07
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II_Nepik_II
CA Enlisted: 2011-12-28
2016-02-09 19:24
t1gge said:
mightygregu said:
NepikFA1L said:
What does this mean for rental servers? Are we able to adjust the tick rate after the full roll out?
this
Currently it means they will run 45hz by default if you start them at 32 players and down as well.

"Currently" so does that mean there's still a chance server owners can increase the tick rate on larger player counts?
Club-Pleasure
AU Enlisted: 2012-04-29
2016-02-09 19:44
Wow, might even get to play something other than CQL!
Australian servers are for Australians... https://twitter.com/PleasureMaster1 Console: The neglected platform. Why don't Australians play DLC?. Why do Australians only play CQL on Vanilla?
KDNS
AU Enlisted: 2013-04-01
2016-02-09 20:12 , edited 2016-02-09 20:13 by KDNS
LOL yer dreamin' mate ;)
Next thing you'll expect a map rotation that doesn't have shanghai or locker in it, and actual DLC maps. HAH!
mightygregu
Enlisted: 2013-01-28
2016-02-09 21:53
NepikFA1L said:
t1gge said:
mightygregu said:
NepikFA1L said:
What does this mean for rental servers? Are we able to adjust the tick rate after the full roll out?
this
Currently it means they will run 45hz by default if you start them at 32 players and down as well.
"Currently" so does that mean there's still a chance server owners can increase the tick rate on larger player counts?

I suppose the two words that are curious are "currently" and "default". Is there any chance current Gen console players will some day have the option to play bf4 on conquest normal or large maps at higher than 30 hz tickrate, perhaps paying a higher rental fee for example?
chl007
US Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2016-02-09 22:10 , edited 2016-02-09 22:34 by chl007
I'm noticing a lot of lag for myself and other players in the high tick rate servers. I have a very strong internet connection so that doesn't seem to be the problem. My server, which is usually full every day is now empty because of this issue. What can I do? (XBOX ONE)
Ben8D8over
IS Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2016-02-09 22:58 , edited 2016-02-09 22:59 by Ben8D8over
KDNS said:
BadcuzTremysaid said:
mmarkweII said:
@ehonda. If you are referring to the in game battlelog, it always works when closing the app and restarting the game.
But i shouldnt have to do that.Hell my friends list doesnt even show up in the main screen anymore ;_;
I've NEVER seen my friends list work in-game, and restarting the game never fixed in-game BL for me either. Thing has literally never ever worked at all.

Works 80% of the time on PS4 master race :)

I´m renting 2 servers, so how can I see at what hz they are running ?
̿̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿'̿'\̵͇̿̿\з= ( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀) =ε/̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ DO YOU FEEL LUCKY.... PUNK !!
chl007
US Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2016-02-10 00:20 , edited 2016-02-10 00:27 by chl007
[quote Ben8D8over said:
I´m renting 2 servers, so how can I see at what hz they are running ?

1st) Right now theyre just doing East Coast servers
2nd) Sign into the game and in the spawn screen in the upper left corner you'll see:
MAP
MODE
PRESET
TICK

Look at the tick rate. It will either be 30 or 45
Ben8D8over
IS Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2016-02-10 02:30 , edited 2016-02-10 02:30 by Ben8D8over
chl007 said:
[quote Ben8D8over said:
I´m renting 2 servers, so how can I see at what hz they are running ?


1st) Right now theyre just doing East Coast servers
2nd) Sign into the game and in the spawn screen in the upper left corner you'll see:
MAP
MODE
PRESET
TICK

Look at the tick rate. It will either be 30 or 45



Thank you sir
̿̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿'̿'\̵͇̿̿\з= ( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀) =ε/̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ DO YOU FEEL LUCKY.... PUNK !!
 
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