Every platform has different requirements and a certification process when it comes to game updates or patches, so it can be a real difficulty releasing patches on the same day for each platform. Once DICE sends the update out to either Sony or Microsoft, it is out of their hands entirely. On PC, those problems don't exist, and traditionally that platform will receive updates more quickly.
Today's update for Battlefield 3 on Xbox 360 introduces some great new updates, including the option to rent your own Xbox 360 server!
As you are reading this, the Battlefield 3 game update for Xbox 360 should be rolling out. This update is identical to the PlayStation 3 update that went live the other week. That means you get a lot of fixes, balancing tweaks, and some new functionality – including the addition of horns in all jeeps!
Like the PlayStation 3 update, this also marks the start of the Rent a Server functionality on Xbox 360. This means you can rent your own server and create your personal gaming experience. Check out the trailer below for an idea of the possibilities of this program. To ensure a robust experience, we are launching this feature at a limited capacity and ramping up in the coming days. If you are unable to rent a server, try again at a later date.
As mentioned, the update also includes the coveted vehicle horn for all jeeps as well as IR flares for all players, to help you stay in the air for as long as possible; the threshold to receive a Suppression Medal has been reduced to encourage players to lay down suppressing fire on enemies and DICE has also implemented some changes to reward skillful helicopter piloting.
Check out all of the tweaks, features and adjustments over at http://www.enterbf3.com/, your ultimate Battlefield 3 resource.