It seems that despite EA and DICE’s best efforts to squash as many Battlefield 4 bugs as possible, they just keep popping up, and the latest one has been discovered which gamers are referring to it as the death shield bug.
Basically for those who haven’t played Battlefield 4, when you are killed in the game, there’s a small window of time in which your team mates can come and revive you, and during this period you would be protected by an invisible shield, temporarily.
However this bug seems to extend that shield and basically the shield is bigger than expected meaning that players standing behind the recently revived player are protected by the shield as well. In fact this could be used as a tactic where players could let their team mate die, revive them, and stand behind them to absorb attacks and launch their own attacks on the enemy.
According to DICE’s QA lead, Jaqub Ajmal, the bug is currently being looked at although there is no mention as to when the bug could be fixed. However to EA and DICE’s credit, after all the flack they have received over the Battlefield 4 bugs, they have been hard at work trying to patch things up as quickly as possible, so hopefully this bug will be fixed ASAP.
In the meantime if you’re wondering how this bug works and how it affects the game, check out the video below to see it in action.