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Battlefield 4 expansion development on hold until issues are fixed

EA says developer Dice is "working non-stop to update the game"

Dice has put all expansion pack development on hold until it fixes the multitude of errors that have plagued Battlefield 4 since launch.

"We know we still have a ways to go with fixing the game - it is absolutely our #1 priority. The team at DICE is working non-stop to update the game," an EA spokesperson told CVG.

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"Since Battlefield 4 China Rising expansion pack was already in the final stages of development by the time issues began with Battlefield 4, we decided to fulfill our promise to deliver it this week, but we're not moving onto future projects or expansions until we sort out all the issues with Battlefield 4," said the rep, confirming that all other development is currently on hold.

"We know many of our players are frustrated, and we feel your pain. We will not stop until this is right."

BF4 has been plagued with various critical issues since launch, including server instability and lag during gameplay, corrupt save data, XP loss and complete system crashes on an alarmingly regular basis.

Developer Dice said it has fixed the "most common" stability issues with the PS4 version of Battlefield 4 via a server-side 'hotfix' last month, but many issues persist.

The glitch-induced woes continued for BF4 players this week as Dice released the China Rising expansion to a new slate of game-breaking errors, including a complete inability to play the DLC content for some platforms.

We said in our Battlefield 4 review: "A triumph on a multitude of levels, Battlefield 4 is the series' most compelling package to date, a delightfully slick introduction to the next-generation of consoles and more than a good enough reason on its lonesome to pick up a PS4 or Xbox One."

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