EA has revealed that the Steve Papoutsis who served as the franchise executive director on Dead Space, where he worked on all five entries in the survival-horror saga. He also served as the VP, general manager and executive producer on Battlefield Hardline.
Initially reported by Kotaku, we've since confirmed its validity. "We are thankful for Steve's many contributions to EA and wish him the best," the publisher said in a statement to Eurogamer. "The Visceral team continues to be focused on new game content for Battlefield Hardline including expansion packs, as well as new development projects."
His role as general manager has been replaced by Scott Probst, who's been with EA since 2003 and most recently served as senior producer on Battlefi…Read more >
Visceral has revealed the community stats for Battlefield Hardline after more than three weeks after the game's release.
Overall, players have put in more than 2 billion minutes into Battlefield Hardline, or 3,800 years of game time. The law prevailed most of that time, with cops winning 52 percent of total of matches.
Hotwire is the most popular game mode. It is followed by the classic Conquest mode and the new Heist mode. The American Dream has a total of 80,477 kills at the time the data was released.
More statistics can be found in the image to the right. In other news, EA had confirmed that Steve Papoutsis, who was the general manager of Visceral Games for over 15 years, has left the company, though a reason for it has not been noted.…
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Visceral is looking to releases a bunch of changes to Battlefield Hardline in the upcoming 1.1 Patch. It address bug fixes and balancing and most importantly a huge nerf to The American Dream couch. See details below.
The patch will reduce the effectiveness of the multiplayer shooter's deadly couch Easter egg. Apparently, the couch was actually proving to be reliably useful to some players, and not a throwaway joke vehicle as Visceral had intended.
"Couch health reduced and repair rate decreased to a miniscule amount, making the Couch the one-off it was intended."
The couch spawns in one of several different locations, but only a single time per round--once it's been destroyed, it's gone until the next game begins. However, it can be repaired.
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The Dino and Wolf Masks are gadgets featured in Battlefield Hardline that offer only visual benifits. They are unlocked upon completing the Cash Hoarder 3 assignment which requires players to have 10 Milliom dollars of cash at once, NOT ACCUMULATIVE.
The masks themselves dont cost 10 Million, you just need to money to complete the assignment and unlock them for free.
Considering the amount of time it would take to save that money up, it would be viable to play Hotwire as it rewards large amounts of cash in a short amount of time.
Visceral stated that more Masks would be available in the future, meaning it would be up to players to discover how to unlock them.
-- 17:07, April 4, 2015 (UTC)
Development on Battlefield 4 Community Map Project continues, and DICE LA have recently released an update on the Project's progress.
The map is almost ready to leave the Concept phase and enter the Production phase, (which is when a playable prototype will be released on the CTE for testing), but there's one last community poll going up before the prototype can be made, which is asking the community which layout concept they would want to see the map use.
Using the results from the last poll, DICE has made three map concepts with several of the highest voted points of interest for the community to vote on:
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Concept A: China rallies to stop insurgents transporting weapons and supplies through the Burmese jungle river networks. US moves in to prot…
Today, news on Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline has been released on Battlelog, but I'm going to summarize it here in this wiki for those who want to read it right away. Let's get started!
Note: The "List of Events" sections are from the Battlelog pages (linked in the sources at the bottom of the article). If you want the TL;DR of this post, go down to the "End Note" section.
Battlefest has happened twice already for Battlefield 4, the first that happened from July to August of 2014 and the second in November of 2014.
From March 31 to May 4, players from all platforms will get sales on Battlepacks and Kit Shortcuts, free Gold Battlepacks, a screenshot contest, a new community mission, and a double XP weekend.
Battlefield Premium is not requir…
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NOTE:I don't hate bf4 in it's current state however, because DICE LA is trying hard to make the game much more symetrical in terms of balance like others,I think hardline is a good game and I don't intend this to be a flame blog by any means.
1.The recon class(this is very opnionated by the way,the recon class in bf4 was a travesty on battlelog I did make a thread in which I noted what I thought caused to recon class to be such a a travety,I know this class has people who are great marksmen,however! skilled recons are rare in bf3 and bc2 and 1 and 1943 I used this class as much as the others in 4 its not worth my time and with these faults I learned to finding irrtating the most class in the game, everything wrong with the recon class .Wh…
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Hardline's creative director, Ian Milham, has revealed that Visceral would like to continue developing games in the Battlefield series if Battlefield Hardline is a success.
"There's a lot more gold in those hills in terms of the thematic possibilities and all the stuff we could do," Milham explained to VideoGamer.com earlier this week, "and just now having seen what people are responding to and what we've made and what its strengths are, I think any developer would usually love a chance to double down on something successful and take the best bits and add more good on that and create something more. So yeah, I think we would [like to do more]."
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Many games now a days are criticized for being developed and released with only a faction of the content available; the rest being set aside with a price tag to be bought later as a piece of DLC. The game Evolve is one such target of criticism and with the announcement of Battlefield Premium for Battlefield Hardline, many started targeting Visceral with claims that the developer was holding back content from the main game so that they could sell it later as DLC.
The lead multiplayer designer Thad Sasser, however, quickly put these accusations to rest. The fact is, none of the announced DLC is actually even developed yet. "I don't know how it could be included in the full game because it's not built yet. So that would be a real magic trick for…Read more >
Even with Hardline on the imminent horizon next week, Battlefield 4 is still getting some love over on the Community Test Environment. The CTE has had a couple of notable patches recently and some more updates on the Community Map Project have also been announced.
First up, two more maps have been added to the Night Map Project: Golmud Railway and Zavod 311. Both maps are currently in their first lighting pass as night maps, and as of yet have no new names like Infiltration of Shanghai does. Like Shanghai, both have significantly reduced visibility and the majority of the light sources on the maps are destructible, so summon your inner Sam Fisher and prepare to shoot out some lightbulbs. To make them more useful on the night maps, the Thermal O…Read more >
As Battlefield community rapidly growing in Japan, DICE made a Samurai dog tag as an appreciation to the fan.
This is a really nice looking dog tag.
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With Battlefield Hardline going live early for Xbox One EA Access members tomorrow and officially launching next Tuesday, Visceral has announced some of the changes that have been made to the game following feedback from the beta. The short list of changes primarily concerns balancing certain aspects of the gameplay and are not wide-sweeping alterations to the game. The released blog post states to "Expect the same fun experience you had in the Beta, but even better balanced."
All the announced changes include:
- WEAPON TUNING
- · One hit kill range reduced for 870 and SPAS
- · Fire rate reduced for 870
- · More vertical recoil for 870
- · Recoil reduced for RO933
- · Damage reduced for Ro933
- · Vertical recoil added to M16A3 and M416
- · Increased P90 spread…
- WEAPON TUNING
EA has official announced Premium for Battlefield Hardline following leaks from promotion offers by GameStop. Aside from costing US$49.99/£39.99/€49.99/AU$49.99 like previous illiterations, it will be extremely similar in terms of content. -- 12:32, March 3, 2015 (UTC)
- Two weeks early access to all four story-themed expansion packs
- Exclusive Masks
- Gun Bench Access
- Member Tournaments and Ladders
- Legendary Status
- 12 Gold Battlepacks
- Double XP
- Server priority queues
The Battlefield 4 Winter Patch has been released today with a total file size of 400 MB for PC and 1.34 GB on Xbox One and PS4. It improves on the netcode and player collision as well as tweak the new 5v5 Squad Obliteration mode. It also adds three new Premium playlists: "Large Scale Battles", "The Battlefield", "Close Quarters". It also adds the new "Community Map" being developed in the Community Test Environment. The full patch notes can be found here on Battlelog. -- 12:26, March 3, 2015 (UTC)Read more >
Alongside a newly released episode guide to Battlefield Hardline's singleplayer, Creative Director Ian Milham also addressed other aspects to Hardline singleplayer as well. One, which doesn't come as much of a surprise, is that the game will feature several easter eggs about Visceral's Dead Space franchise. Milham said that their are "So many. Some obvious, some deep" when asked during a live Q&A session on Twitter regarding Dead Space easter eggs. May want to keep your eyes pealed for mysteriously placed helmets and work benches.
Milham also detailed several other things to the expect from the single player during the the Q&A as well:
- The campaign spans ten episodes, some are under an hour long, while some will be more than an hour.
- Visceral is co…
Visceral and Electronic Arts has announced that Battlefield Hardline has officially gone Gold. For those of you who don't know the term, "Going Gold" means that the development of Hardline is done and manufacturing copies of the game can now begin.
The game is set to release on all platforms in North America on March 17, 2015 and March 19 in Europe. For more on Hardline and all things Battlefield, stay tuned. -- 04:59, February 25, 2015 (UTC)Read more >
The above image was released with a tweet from the official Battlefield Twitter account yesterday, confirming that Battlefield Hardline will feature a Premium service like Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4.
The post offered no other no details regarding what content Premium will include, just that details are coming "soon" and to "keep your ears to the streets", so we'll have to wait and see what we can expect from the service. Besides the Versatility, Precision, and Suppression Battlepacks available with the Deluxe edition of Hardline, Premium has been the only announced additional content for the game so far.
What are you expecting to see from Premium for Hardline? Let us know below! Stay tuned for more information as it is released.
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Its been 9 years today that the Battlefield Wiki was created back on February 22, 2006 as the Battlefield Series Wiki by Ark93. The Wiki has grown exponentially since its inception almost a decade ago and there's more to come with Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield 4, and even a new game set to release in 2016.
This Wiki has only survived here this long because of editors and their love to spread the word about a franchise they love and write down important information about it. Before the BF Wiki, there were not that many sites that gave exceptional details on installments from Battlefield 1942 to Battlefield 2142. We changed that. A huge contributor to this is Bondpedia who joined the Wiki almost two years after its inception and became the founder…Read more >
DICE LA have recently provided some more information on the Community Map Project revealed yesterday. Namely, the studio has released their outline for the project as well as its "roadmap" through the CTE Subreddit.
The outline of the project states that the new map will:
- Be built from the ground up and guided by community feedback.
- Have new versions continuously published on the CTE for play testing.
- Be medium sized (about the size of Zavod 311).
- Focus primarily on Conquest.
- Maximize on gameplay destruction throughout the map, no Levolution set-pieces are planned.
- Should be inspired by a real location and have a reason for conflict.
Obviously, since the project just started, it is currently in its Concept phase and there is no map to try yet. The…Read more >
DICE has released a video detailing a new upcoming map for Battlefield 4. Unlike past maps, however, its development is being directly influenced by the players. As the video describes, it will be added into the Community Test Environment next month in the Winter 2015 patch. In my own words, it involves DICE and players following the "Cradle-to-the-Grave" concept which is developing the map together from start to finish.
Along with this new map, other maps are expected to be added along with it as DICE had posted a massive survey on their website detailing which maps from past installments players would like to see reimagined in Battlefield 4.
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Visceral has announced today that Battlefield Veterans that have played Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, and Battlefield 4 will be automatically awarded for logging in to Battlefield Hardline for the first time. It includes an exclusive Veteran Patch as well as one 200% Objective Boost and one 200% Team play Boost which are available for 30 minutes following their activation.
The Fastest Battlefield Ever releases on March 17, 2015. Stay tuned for more information. -- 02:35, February 19, 2015 (UTC)Read more >
Recently, ArrowTwoActual, PLR Soldier and myself spent some time at the EA offices familiarizing ourselves with the ins and outs of Battlefield Hardline's multiplayer. We created a series of overview videos that explain the different classes in the game.
Check them out and let us know what you think!
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Visceral has announced the PC System requirements for Battlefield Hardline, having similar requirements to Battlefield 4. The game will take about 60 GB of storage and requires at least 4 GB of RAM. Basically if it can run Battlefield 4 it'll have no problem running Hardline. Visceral does recommend that players close all other applications, however to improve performance.
- OS: WINDOWS 8 64-BIT (with KB971512 Update)
- CPU: INTEL QUAD-CORE CPU, AMD SIX-CORE CPU
- MEMORY: 8 GB RAM
- GRAPHICS CARD: AMD Radeon R9 290, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
- GRAPHICS MEMORY: 3 GB
- HARD DRIVE: 60 GB
- API: DIRECTX 11
- OS: WINDOWS VISTA SP2 64-BIT (with KB971512 Update)
- PROCESSOR: Athlon II/Phenom II 2.8 GHz, Intel Core i3/i5 2.4GHz
- MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
- GRAPHICS CARD: ATI Radeon HD 5770 (1…
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I've posted some new Hardline gameplay footage from the Beta event, featuring the gametype Heist on the map Bank Job!
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EA has officially announced the Open Beta for Battlefield Hardline will run next week from February 3rd, 2015 to February 8th, 2015. The beta will include 3 maps, 3 gametypes, and the ability to essentially unlock everything and level up to rank 150 if one were to play long enough.
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About to board the shuttle to EA Redwood Shores Studios! Will have a ton to share with you guys after the event (and after the NDA expires). :)21:23, January 26, 2015 (UTC) Read more >
Over the past few months, DICE had made numerous references to the mythological Giant Squid known as the Kraken in a manner similar to the Megalodon Easter Egg that was discovered a few months ago. As it turns out, there actually is ..... er was a Kraken Easter Egg on Paracel Storm according to DICE. To unlock it, it would have involved players climbing specific palm trees while holding certain items, before bolts of lighting struck the ocean, followed by a UFO invasion that would have heralded the arrival of the Kraken. DICE, however, has announced the removeal of the event as it "just didn't have the resources to finish implementing the cataclysmic map event". As such they have removed any and all references to the beast that had been added…Read more >
EA has announced that Battlefield Hardline will be released a few days early first for those on Xbox One for those who subscribe to EA Access, a $5/month subscription service that offers benefits such as discounts and free games. Considering the early access deal for FIFA 15, the early access will mostly likely become available a week before the March 17th release.
Free games on EA Access include Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25, and Peggle 2. Customers have unlimited ownership of these titles for as long as their membership lasts. EA originally wanted the service to appear on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but Sony rejected the membership deal.
For more on Battlefield Hardline, stay tuned. -- 03:35, January 21, 2015 (UTC)Read more >
As promised, Visceral has announced details reguarding the Battlefield Hardline beta.
- Open Beta - Available for all platforms (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC)
- Features Hotwire and Conquest gamemodes
- No Cap on progression level - Players can technically rank up to the max rank of 150 and unlock all weapons for the beta.
- Stats DO NOT carry over to the actual game.
The only thing missing from these details is the actual open beta release date. Unfortuately, Visceral did not provide a date due to wanting to make everything working in good order and not promising a release date they cannot meet. Fear not as they did hint, however, that it would be "sooner than you think".
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It has been revealed that Battlefield 4's Premium Calender, which originally ended in October 2014, has been extended to December 2015. The question is, what could this new content be?
Final Stand was intended to be the last expansion (hence the "Final" part) but DICE LA confirmed more content was on the way. While we dont know much, we do know the expansion will most likely feature reimagined classic maps from older Battlefield installments. In fact, DICE has a poll up right now that lets you vote on ANY map from past installments you want to see in Battlefield 4.
Due to the calender extension, its probably safe to assume new knives will be introduced as well as double XP evemts, battlepacks, and more. The inclusion of new weapons is questio…Read more >
EA has announced that starting next Wednesday on January 14, 2015 they will release behind-the-scene details of Battlefield Hardline every Wednesday until the game releases on March 17, 2015.
This will entail new gameplay footage, gametypes, weapons, vehicles, maps, and much more. First on the agenda, EA will finally announce new details on the long awaited Open Beta for the game next week. Stay tuned for more information.
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Dan Mitre, the Battlefield Community Manager, has confirmed that, due to the server outages and issues Battlefield 4 has experienced over the past few days, the Double XP boost will be extended beyond New Year's day. No end date has currently been given. Hopefully everyone's able to get some play time in now!
As a holiday gift this year, DICE has started a Double XP boost for all users lasting from today up to New Year's day in Battlefield 4. Along with that, all users have also received a free Gold Battlepack for the holidays. So, go play in the snow and get those last few unlocks while you can!
And while we're talking about gifts, Battlefield 3 is currently on sale for a dollar on Origin. Could make a good last-minute gift for…
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So, it's the 9th of December, and the announcement that DICE LA Producer David Sirland spoke about last week happened today at 9 AM PST through a blog post on Battlelog. The post reads:
It has without a doubt been a thrilling year for Battlefield 4™. We’ve deployed several expansion packs, launched the Community Test Environment, and done several updates and tweaks to constantly improve the gameplay experience. With Battlefield 4 Final Stand released, we hope and believe that you will enjoy it together with the rest of the game for a long time. However, there is one thing we want to assure you: there is more content coming for Battlefield 4.
In other words, the announcement didn't exactly confirm that a 6th expansion for Battlefield 4 is in the w…
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A DICE LA producer has revealed that a 6th expansion pack for Battlefield 4 will probably be announced next Tuesday on December 9, 2014.
While we have absolutely no details on what it could be about, we do know that a dog tag in the CTE called "Uprising" was found and was hinted by an employee of DICE on Battlelog to be related to something important.
Stay tuned for more information, until then, see you on the Battlefield! -- 08:19, December 7, 2014 (UTC)Read more >
EA has announced that the next Battlefield, the unnamed Battlefield (2016 Title) will return the series back to its military focused roots, unlike next years Battlefield Hardline.
EA CFO Blake Jorgensen made the comment today during the 2014 UBS Global Technology Conference. He said he has already seen the game and it is shaping up to be a "fun, new Battlefield."Read more >
While Final Stand releases today for Premium members, some users may not yet see the expansion in the PSN Store or XBL Marketplace. Luckily though, we have the release times for each region right here on BF Wiki, curtsey of the official website.
Remember that you have to first install a massive update before you can start playing. EA themselves also suggest doing this first before installing the expansion to avoid any problems.
- PC in Origin: 6:00AM PST, or 3:00PM CET
- Xbox One 7:00AM PST, or 4:00PM CET
- Xbox 360: 8:00AM PST, or 5:00PM CET
- PlayStation 3:
- North America: 6:30PM PST (3:30AM CET, 19.11)
- Europe: 6:00PM CET
- Asia: 10:30AM CET, 19.11
- PlayStation 4:
- North America: 6:30PM PST (3:30AM CET, 19.11)
- Europe: 7:00PM CET
- Asia: 10:30AM CET, 20.11
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The release date of Battlefield 4: Final Stand has finally been announced. The expansion releases on November 18 for Premium members and releases on December 2, 2014 for everyone else there after.
The expansion is a play on Battlefield 2142, offering futuristic weapons and vehicles along with it. As with other expansions, it includes new achievements, assignements, even an increase in level cap from 130 to 140.
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DICE has released a huge community update on Battlelog and here are the details.
"Currently, the official Quick Match servers run a pretty static set of map and mode combinations. This is something we’d like to try and mix up with some new additions, including all map and mode combinations, for Battlefield 4 Premium Membership members.
Below is our initial thoughts for what we feel the three initial experiences should be. However, this is not set in stone. We’ll consider making them available if we receive enough feedback that this is something you, the community, wants."
- "Large Scale Battles"
- "The best vehicle-focused Conquest Large maps
- 64 players
- Conquest Large
- "Close Quarters"
- Smaller scale, infantry-focused maps and modes
- 20 players
- Team Deathm…
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Battlefest Season 2 has been announced by DICE via Battlelog. The week long event for Battlefield 4 first kicked off in July and was a huge success to the fan base. As such, expect many perks of the events such as:
- A Free Trial of Battlefield 4 on Origin for 168 hours. Timer starts the moment the game has been launched for the first time and continues to count down when not in use.
- A Five Day Double XP event from November 6 to November 10
- Two New Community Missions and the chance to unlock two new dog tags with a Cops and Robbers theme (Battlefield Hardline anyone?)
- Free Gold Battlepack every Saturday until December 6, 2014. (5 in total)
Battlefest is DICE's way of thanking Battlefield 4 fans, old and new, for all the support. "Your feedback has been…
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According to Frostbite.com, DICE has been porting parts of Battlefield 4 to IOS, as seen from the photos below depicting a ported Rogue Transmission. They do stress, however that its only a tech demo at the moment and may never actually release.
"It has been quite a challenge," said Frostbite's Go program manager Kristoff Benjaminsson. "To handle dynamic features such as destruction or moving light sources, most things in the Frostbite engine happen in realtime. This puts extra demand on performance to be able to deliver large, highly detailed worlds with superb visual quality. We were making great progress feature-wise, but hardware and software limitations forced use to either scale down the number of objects and their complexity to retain …
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Its Halloween Battlefield Fans and to celebrate DICE has released a few time exclusive easter eggs for the Community Test Environment.
They are as followed.
- Jack-O-Lanterns in the loading screens
- Ghost Soldiers
- Low Gravity on maps
- Pearl Market at Night
Why read this though when you can watch a video by YouTuber Westie himself! -- 00:05, November 1, 2014 (UTC)Read more >
Following claims from analyst that the next Battlefield would be released in 2016, EA CEO Andrew Wilson confirmed that the next Battlefield, while not specifically named Battlefield 5, would be released during quarter 3 of EA's 2017 fiscal year (2016), which finishes at the end of December.
No other specifics were provided, but this release supports the recent predictions of the analysts, who said EA may wait until 2016 for the next installment. This would not only avoid franchise fatigue, the analysts said, but also clear space for Star Wars: Battlefront in 2015.
Battlefield Hardline's new release date was also announced –– the game releases March 17, 2015 in North America and March 19 in Europe. The game was originally delayed to account for u…Read more >
UPDATE! - EA CEO Andrew Wilson has confirmed the release of a new Battlefield in December 2016! See this blog for more information! -- 23:49, October 28, 2014 (UTC)
Analysts at Stern Agee believe EA will push back the release of Battlefield 5 to 2016. The wording is a little strange, since EA hasn't made any official announcement about Battlefield 5.
The firm gives three reasons for this belief. First, EA may want to avoid franchise fatigue. Battlefield Hardline, the cops and robbers spinoff, is out in March 2015.
Second, EA is apparently feeling very confident about the release of its other shooter, Star Wars Battlefront. A year and a half ago, EA said it was targeting a Summer 2015 release for Battlefront. It is unclear whether or not that is st…
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Based on feedback for the Battlefield Hardline Beta last June as well as from the Community Test Environment, Visceral, namely GM Steve Papoutsis has taken the liberty to reveal some changes that have been made following the beta.
The two factions of the game, Cops and Criminals now have faction specific weapons. RPGs and mines are now not issued to any class, instead being transformed into Battle Pickups. Papoutsis explained more on the change:
"The other big change is more around explosives and some of the heavy duty weapons. Obviously with Battlefield you have this really solid foundation of rock, paper, scissors gameplay. The heavy weapons counter the vehicles, etc. There’s a great balance that the team has created over the years. We wante…
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So first lets review the patch. First right off the bat I give this patch a 7/10. I play BF4 on the Xbox one. Theres alot the patch changed but I'm only going to talk about the things I didn't like
So the main reason Its not a 10/10 is because of weapon balanced.
1. Slow firing weapons still dont have high damage or range compared to high RPM weapons, PDW's are still being out damaged upclose, SR338 is still useless and the shotguns hipfire still sucks. Then correct me if im wrong bf4 still has ADS accuracy delay coming out of sprint. so because of this I took away 2
2. I still am getting killed around corner, still experiencing trade kills, bad hit detection and rubber banding albeit its less common since the patch. I took away 1 for this.
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Earlier today, DICE LA announced that the second phase of testing for Battlefield 4: Final Stand on the Community Test Environment will begin today, October 15, at 3pm PDT. The blog post did not set a release date for the expansion, but instead stated that it's "just around the corner," so it looks like the expansion may release soon after this test phase.
The post details a few more things about Final Stand for those of you who may have missed the first phase of testing about a month ago, such as some the new gadgets coming with the expansion, as well as few new screenshots of Final Stand as well. If you're a Premium PC player and missed out last month, go sign up for the CTE and you might get a chance to help test the expansion this time aroun…Read more >
The fabled Battlefield 4 Premium Edition is finally being released for PC on October 21st, 2014 (interesting the day that was originally set to be the release date of Battlefield Hardline) and for Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and Xbox One on October 24st, 2014,
The Edition is $60 and includes the base game as well as ALL available downloadable content for the game as well as all Premium content and even more bonus content exclusive to the Edition.
To give insight, that means:
- Battlefield 4
- 5 expansion packs featuring multiplayer maps and in-game content: Exclusive personalization options including camos, paints, emblems, dog tags and more
- Battlefield 4: Second Assault
- Battlefield 4: China Rising
- Battlefield 4: Naval Strike
- Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teet…
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I've been scrolling through Twitter and have found much new information regarding Battlefield Hardline, curtsey of Viscerals Vice President / General Manager, Steve Papoutsis. All of wish can be found on his Twitter feed, here.
Here is a small list of new features that I have gathered from his tweets.
- The game will feature 150 ranks
- The game will feature 7 games modes at launch, which are as followed: Conquest, Team Deathmatch, Heist, Blood Money, Rescue, Hotwire, Turf War
- The game will also feature two "eSports" modes
- The game will feature 9 maps at launch
- There will be 64 player gameplay on Xbox One, PS4, and PC
- Team Chat will return
- There will be no "Visual Recoil" whatsoever in the game
- The Open Beta will be available for all platforms before la…
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Battlefield Hardline was conceived some 18 months ago with the goal of reinventing the storytelling wheel through a television-episode presentation and is due to release in early 2015, and this time Visceral promises that the game will not run into the same gameplay misadventure like Battlefield 4 did last 2013.
"What you're basically asking is, 'Is your game going to work?' and the answer is yes, it's gonna work," Hardline creative director Ian Milham told GameRevolution.
Milham added, "We actually started on this more than a year before Battlefield 4 came out. We've been working with the DICE guys for a long time; some of our engineering work is actually in Battlefield 4 and things they've been doing since then."
Developers Visceral Games is con…
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On Monday, the anticipated Fall Update for Battlefield 4 was released for all consoles. It's one of biggest non-DLC patches for game so far, coming in at just over a gigabyte in size, and finally adds many of the changes that had gone through testing in Community Test Environment over the last few months.
As it's been mentioned, the patch is big, so I won't be listing the all of the patch notes. Instead, here a few highlights from the official Blog post.
- Player movement has been improved to more closely match that of Battlefield 3, while still maintaining the animation fidelity of Battlefield 4.
- The High Frequency Network Update has now been added to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and is set to default. This makes the server update the client …Read more >