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Battlefield 1 patch 1.02 fixes crashes, freezing, and controller bugs

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The latest update to Battlefield 1 fixes a number of freeze and crash issues, clears up a button problem with Xbox One controllers on the PC, takes care of some graphical issues, and also eliminates a problem that would occasionally cause the game to crash upon exit. The full patch notes are posted on the Battlefield forums, but for your convenience you can just give 'em a look down below. 

Here's what's happened:

General:

  • Fix for one common and one uncommon client crash.
  • Fixed a potential soft freeze in single player campaign connected to AI.
  • Fixed an issue where players experienced getting stuck in the globe screen when cancelling matchmaking.
  • Fixed an issue when trying to join multiple servers.
  • Fixed an issue where players experienced weapon skins not being removed when scrapping items.
  • Fixed an issue where players were missing “The Insider” Dog Tag.
  • Tweaked calculations of values in End of Round.
  • Fixed issue where Class Rank was incorrect. (Note: This fix may result in players going down in Class Rank to the correct rank. In this scenario, any unlocks purchased at a higher and incorrect rank will not be lost.)
  • PC: Fixed an occasional crash when a user shutdown the game.
  • PC: Fixed an issue where players experienced troubles with A and X button functionality on PC while using an Xbox One controller.
  • PC: Fixed an issue where players experienced crashing while closing the client during streaming installation.
  • Xbox One: Fix for the "Trench Raider" Dog Tag not unlocking on Xbox One.

UI:

  • Fixed two issues in the “Through Mud and Blood” War Story where no new objectives would appear.
  • Fixed an issue where players experienced wrong info in loading screen.
  • Fixed an issue where players were missing the Dog Tag counter.
  • Fixed an issue where English text would appear for players in non-English regions.
  • Fixed an issue where players experienced a placeholder image when opening the Operations menu for the first time.
  • PC: Fixed an issue where players were missing an option to display controller button prompts.
  • Fixed an issue where players experienced End of Round screen not loading. 

Graphics:

  • Fixed a crash related to soldier animation.
  • Fixed a graphical glitch when exiting a War Story and going to the main menu.
  • Fixed an issue where players experienced player icon overlapping while matchmaking on console.
  • PC: Temporal anti-aliasing is now the default anti-aliasing mode on medium graphics quality.
  • PC: Fix for a graphical issue causing artifacts in shadows.

And it looks like Shaun got his wish: There's no mention of the psychedelic disco tornado zeppelin glitch in the patch notes, meaning that the sky will continue to blaze bizarrely for a little while longer.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.