An extensive title update came to Battlefield 1 yesterday. The players, however aren’t happy with the update and complained that the patch downgrades the PS4 Pro-enhanced version of the game.
One of the fans even inquired with DICE engineer Julian Manolov about the enhancements brought in the patch. Manolov, however replied that they were currently under an NDA with Sony and Microsoft which prevents them from sharing any details about the nature of enhancements.
— Julian Manolov (@_jjju_) November 10, 2016
Several users, on the other hand posted on the social media and forums about the game’s downgraded performances after the patch. Some have provided near conclusive evidence too. We’ve compiled the most noteworthy ones below.
NeoGAF user Arthur-Hucksake said, “Jaggy shimmer is now present and a softer image all round. The frames don’t feel as smooth, either.”
Another user named Hurley added: “Just had a few games then on the pro and it does seem like the fps and image quality has taken a bit of a hit. Fps isn’t too bad but it doesn’t feel as smooth as pre-patch.”
Jakartalado also went on to comment: “It looks bland, and soft. Textures look blurry.”
One user provided further evidence how the latest patch might have downgraded the PS4 Pro version
BLAUCopter stated: “Was playing all afternoon pre patch and not only does it look softer post patch it runs worse too. Just go play Argonne Forest and run around. There’s definitely a performance hit.”
According to some other users, the developers might have just overwritten the Pro mode flag when they were implementing the temporal anti-aliasing (TAA), which is even detailed in the patch notes. This means that the game is now launching in the base ‘PS4 mode’ instead of the ‘PS4 Pro mode’.
In the meantime, some users are still having fun with the game, this sniper is so good many people claimed he was cheating on social media: