Welcome to November! This'll be the first blog of a News Roundup series that I'll be starting here on the wiki. The blogs will cover any notable news regarding Battlefield for the upcoming month, be it official announcements, community events, or happenings here on the wiki, and hopefully will go up during the first or second week of the month. As always, if anything else comes up, me or Awyman13 will be sure to keep you posted!
Anywho, we've got a decent chunk of Battlefield news to get to for this month, so let's get started!
The next free expansion for Battlefield 4 was officially announced earlier today, Legacy Operations! Like the last two Operations, Legacy will be including one new map, Dragon Valley 2015, a remade version of the Battlefield 2 c…
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Today I want to tell you guys about one of the most craziest (and possibly the best) Battlefield 4 match in my two years of playing it...
The round, which was Caspian Border 2014, started with me in a F35 jet, gunning down several enemies in aircraft and on ground. Then I jump out of my jet and I randomly get a kill after tossing an RGO Impact grenade. I was on the ground, screaming and laughing in shock and surprise. After respawning, I happen to be inside a burning AC-130, I jump out just moments before it exploded. I miracuously land on top of an enemy sniper, which gives me the idea of taunting him. As soon as he notices me, I take out my knife and I stick it to him. Then, I get jet rammed. I laughed so hard I cried. As soon a…Read more >
A recent update to the Community Test Environment has FINALLY added Noshahr Canals to Battlefield 4 .... well sort of. Its actually the team deathmatch version of Dragon Valley, though the resemblance to the TDM variant of Canals is uncanny, albeit with some changes. Westie produced a video of his time on the map and what he thinks of it. Enjoy! -- 04:44, October 19, 2015 (UTC)Read more >
The fairly recent subsidary of EA DICE, Digital Illusions CE Los Angeles has long since been a support studio of both DICE and Visceral as seen in Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline ever since its founding in 2013 and with said studio's busy with Mirror's Edge and Battlefront, it could be highly likely that DICE LA will create their own Battlefield title, I mean they have been extremely successful ever since they took the helm of creating free content for Battlefield 4.
Gaming News website IGN had a recent interview with EA Studios Executive Vice President Patrick Soderlund who said, "When you start something new, sometimes it's actually good for them to test the waters, try a couple of explanation packs. You've got to have a good idea for a gr…
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SuperData analyst and CEO Joost van Dreunen have released a statement pertaining to the Battlefield series supposed decline with the release of newer installments.
He stated "Even as the console user base expands, sales of each new addition to the Battlefield franchise has seen faster post-launch-month drops and digital earnings keep dropping faster," he said, noting that he sees the upcoming Star Wars shooter as a cousin of Battlefield, being "based firmly" in the franchise.
Dreunen also told of how Star Wars: Battlefront should be expected to earn Electronic arts 200 to 800 million on low to high ends in revenue though this will remain to be seen due to the many other highly anticipated titles that are set to be released this year.
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Visceral and EA have FINALLY acknowledged the persistent Loadout reset glitch in Battlefield Hardline. Right now its so bad that class loadouts will reset after each and every round, requiring re-customization for each match. It should be noted that the glitch does not affect a small percentage of players. Luckily though Visceral is working for a solution as we speak through they have yet to announce when the next patch will be released. Considering the fact that the Robbery expansion was just released, it may take Visceral longer to find the cause of the glitch as there are now many new factors to consider.
In other news Battlefield Hardine is set to be released into EA Access service this October on Xbox One and PC, making it free to all subs…
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I have been away for quite awhile. Do not fret, I was simply k̶i̶d̶n̶a̶p̶p̶e̶d̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶I̶S̶I̶L̶ ̶g̶o̶o̶n̶s̶ busy with real world matters and still am. I am posting this as a promise to you all that I will become active again in the future. A new Battlefield announcement would expedite that, no doubt. In the mean time, Awyman has and, undoubtedly, will continue to do an exemplary job at keeping this Wiki in order.
Every single one of your contributions helps this wiki flourish, so keep on editing. :)
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After my little trip to Chicago Wizard World 2015 a few weeks ago I have a list of my top 5 moments from the show as well as what I learned during my stay.
This is a no brainier. I 100% had no idea that I would be meeting this amazing guy, let alone taking a picture with the guy. What was better about the Photo Op we did was that Bruce Campbell and his body guards strolled on by our line to meet Amell and started playfully cracking jokes about him. To top it off I also got front row seats to panel where he talked about his awesome show Arrow as well as his role in TMNT 2 and of course Summerslam 2015, all of which I am an avid fan of.
I absolutely love this guy. I attended his panels for his game show The Last Fan Standing and for the Ash vs…
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A few weeks ago I attended the 2015 Chicago Wizard World Comic Con and man it was awesome. I got to meet and see some celebrities, get a sneak peak to new shows and comics, and much more. Now I'm here to give you tips if your ever granted the opportunity to attend a convention.
The convention is going to be packed and even if you manage to get a parking spot around the convention, you'll still be doing a lot of walking. We also don't want anyone passing out on our hands from dehydration or anything and just because your not doing any strenuous activities doesn't mean it can't happen so keep hydrated and take a brake if you need it. Also feel free to bring a shield because you'll need it to pass through the crowd!
The lines are long and the f…
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The newest free expansion for Battlefield 4, Night Operations, was released for all platforms this morning, September 1st, 2015 (Night Operations will be releasing on September 8 for PS3 and PS4 players in Europe). The expansion includes a new nighttime map, Zavod: Graveyard Shift, and several updates to game mechanics. Full patchnotes are here, but below are a few notable gameplay changes you may want to know before heading out into the Battlefield.
- Spotting now requires greater accuracy, groups can no longer be spotted with one spot action
- Audio Obstruction improvements to increase viability of flanking and stealth.
- Team balancer implemented on larger team based gamemodes (Conquest, Obliteration, Rush)
- Players cannot spawn on squadmates who are…
The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago Illinois holds a special event each year and I was given the opportunity to attend such an event thanks to Wikia. What event am I speaking of? Why Wizard Word Chicago Comic Con of course! For those of you who don't know of Comic Con, it is a number of annual events held across the word each year in which fans of entertainment genres gather to see new comics, upcoming films and tv shows, cosplayers, and even celebrities.
While it is one of the smaller cons held throughout the year, that still did not detract from its scale. I mean this event held thousands of people, from little kids to the elderly, it didn't matter. It was a center of fandom!
The first day for us consisted of getting the "l…
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Battlefield 4 newest expansion, Night Operations, has been given a worldwide release date of Monday, September 1, 2015. European players on the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 will have to wait a couple more days, however, as the expansion is being released on September 8, 2015 on those platforms in Europe.
Night Operations is a free expansion, and will be available to all players upon release. The expansion features the new nighttime map, Zavod: Graveyard Shift, and will also be accompanied by the Summer 2015 Update for the game. We'll be sure to post the full patch notes once the expansion and update are released. See you on the Battlefield!
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Hey Battlefield Wikians, just here to update you on the Chicago Wizard World (AKA Comic Con) starting this Thursday in none other than the Windy City. Why am I telling you this? Well as it turns out Wikia is sending myself and others to the event.
As of now here is our Mission given to use by Wikia:
- Film a first impressions Fan Reaction video as soon as you arrive at the event, to tell people what it’s like to *first step into this celebration of fandom.
- Film a Fan Reaction video for the five (5) biggest panels you attend.
- Film a Fan Reaction video for every other panel you attend.
- Film a Fan Reaction video at the close of the event, recapping what your full experience was like and how you were able to represent Wikia and your community.
- Take at…
DICE LA have announced a new expansion DLC for Battlefield 4 named Night Operations, set to be released in September 2015.
Night Operations will feature the public release of Zavod: Graveyard Shift, a redesigned night version of Zavod 311 that has been on the Community Test Environment for a couple months now. Graveyard Shift is focused on stealthy and tactical gameplay, with passive and active spotting as well as footstep sounds being touched on to improve flanking and audio tracking of enemies. Night time gadgets, like the IRNV, FLIR, and Flashlights, have also been overhauled to be much more useful in darker environments like Graveyard Shift. The map will playable in all standard gamemodes along with a speciality Gun Master preset tailored …Read more >
Earlier today, Visceral officially revealed details for Battlefield Hardline focus is on Criminals trying to pull off the "Big Score", with Criminals trying to pull off large scale heists and Law Enforcement trying to stop them on four new expansive maps; The Docks, Break Pointe, Museum, and Precinct 7.
Robbery will also be introducing a new 5v5 gamemode called Squad Heist, a smaller-scale competitive version of Heist made in homage to Squad Rush. In Squad Heist, Criminals must take two drills and consecutively break into two vaults, steal the loot and get an escape location. The Criminals only get 25 tickets per stage, however, and Law Enforcement will win by completing depleting the Criminals spawn tickets.
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Patch notes for the update have now been released. As expected, it was a small technical patch and does not majorly affect gameplay.
- (PC) Removed requirement for Google Chrome plug-in support as Origin now provides the functionality that the Google Chrome plug-in used to handle.
- (Xbox One) Fixed a known client side crash.
- Bank: Fixed an issue where players could climb a Grappling Hook shot into the ceiling above the offices on the 2nd level of the Bank.
- The Beat: Fixed an issue where players were able to float in the sky.
- Fixed an issue where correct Server Types were not being filtered properly in the Server Browser.
- (PS4) Fixed an issue where the game crashes when navigating through the CUSTOMI…
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Anyone ever notice that the Battlefield FIM-92 Stinger model reads "Tracking Rainer" on the side? Well did you know that the real Stinger used by the US Military actually reads "Tracking Trainer".
Turns out that a few days ago Russian supported Rebels of Ukraine found US Stingers at Luhansk International Airport which the rebels had recently overtaken. The finding of these stingers suggested that the United States was supplying Ukraine with weapons. This was further proven by propaganda videos that the rebels had produced.
It wasn't until the internet discovered the numerous inaccuracies the Stinger held such as reading "Tracking Rainer" on the side! Eventually someone put the two and two together that the Stingers where actually fakes modeled …
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Visceral has finally revealed new information pertaining to Battlefield Hardline, pertaining to the Robbery expansion which will be shown at Gamescom 2015 in August.
Lead multiplayer designer Thad Sasser revealed on Twitter that the expansion would include a new game mode for multiplayer saying, "Headed to GamesCom next month to show off DLC 2, Robbery! Some great new stuff to show off, including a sweet new game mode. Any guesses?"
While nothing else was revealed, it is known that the expansion will introduce new maps, weapons, and gadgets like Criminal Activity and that it will release in late Summer 2015. Stay tuned for more information. -- 04:05, July 21, 2015 (UTC)Read more >
As previously announced back in April, the games Battlefield Heroes and Battlefield Play4Free were slatted by EA to be shutdown permantely on July 14. Unfortunately, that happens to be today's date, and the servers for both games have been closed and the titles have been added to EA's (long) list of shutdown services.
Both games were little over five years old and were the remaining two free-to-play titles in the Battlefield series. Up to it's shutdown last night, players of the Battlefield Play4Free community were attempting to convince EA to keep the game online through a petition on Change.org, which aquired just over 6,900 supporters. Despite the petition's organizer also sending a letter to EA proposing several different alternatives t…Read more >
Visceral has released the 1.03 patch notes that will release tomorrow with the Criminal Activity expansion for Battlefield Hardline. Some notable updates include the additional of 10 new music tracks to the Radio Soundtrack, the change of 100% health to 60% health in Hardcore, Viral Patches becoming viral (available to all who obtain a successful takedown), and the replacement of the Tanker on Hotwire on Riptide with a Sedan. Among other things it includes other various tweaks. -- 04:10, June 16, 2015 (UTC)
- 4 new Maps – Backwoods, Code Blue, Black Friday, The Beat
8New Game Mode – Bounty Hunter
- KSG-12 – Pump Action Shot gun Enforcer – Good for close quarters. High capacity. Holds 14 rounds of 12 gauge ammo.
- FN FAL – Battle Rifle Enforcer – High r…
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According to Tweak Town, who had an inside industry source, EA will possibly unviel the previous announced Battlefield (2016) during their press conference at E3 2015.
While many (including myself) are looking forward to this, it probably would be more likely for it to appear during E3 2016 next year as it was stated to release a bit afterward and because Battlefield Hardline released almost 3 months ago. It could still happen, though, as it is currently known that EA will have Star Wars: Battlefront, Mirror's Edge 2, etc. and possibly Mass Effect 4 and Visceral's Star Wars game as well as others.
If the next Battlefield does appear, it poses the question of what it will be. May I remind readers that EA confirmed the next Battlefield would be militar…
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Well guys, these last 5 years have been a blast here on the Battlefield Wiki from when I joined on June 10, 2010. Hell I even got the once in a lifetime opportunity to attend E3 2014 last year. I met many great people on this Wiki and even though many of them are no longer with us, our community will continue and will grow stronger. As your only active Bureaucrat here at the Battlefield Wiki, I plan to continue to support it until the time comes when I too must move on.
Until next time Wikians, see YOU on the Battlefield! -- 03:00, June 11, 2015 (UTC)Read more >
DICE LA has finally released foliage textures to the Community Map Project in Battlefield 4 as well as a basic story surrounding the map with Patch #50. It looks like we're getting ever closer to having the map released on all platforms for free! Take a look at YouTuber Pixel Enemy's trailer below and stay tuned for everyone Battlefield. -- 05:17, June 1, 2015 (UTC)Read more >
Earlier today, EA released the first trailer for Battlefield Hardline's first expansion, Criminal Activity. The trailer gives players their first look at the four new maps, Code Blue, The Beat, Backwoods, and Black Friday, along with the other features coming with the expansion. No release date has been announced yet, but as expected Premium members will have two weeks early access to the expansion at its release.
In other Hardline news, Visceral has also detailed the Backwoods map coming with Criminal Activity in a recent blog post, which is set within an abandoned lumber mill and will be the largest of the four new maps. As well, a Community Test Environment has recently been launched for Hardline; if you're a Premium member for any platform with …Read more >
Squad Conquest is a new gamemode that has been added to Battlefield 4 in the Community Test Environment and is currently in testing phase. Youtuber Westie has the breakdown of the mode in this video but I have managed to sum it up below.
Squad Conquest is a variation of Conquest Assault. As the name implies, the gamemode pits two opposing squads of five players against one another as they try to capture and hold all flags until tickets have been reduced to zero. Similar to Conquest Assault, defenders start with control of all flags while attackers on the other hand hold none. Upon losing control of all flags, the defenders are unable to respawn and lose the match by default if all players have been killed.
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A Visceral Dev has posted on Battlelog the next series of changes being introduced to Battlefield Hardline in the next patch. Some of the big changes include making it easier to obtain Tier levels of the Reputation track, ability to obtain Camera and Shield coins easier, etc. Here's the unofficial notes he posted.
- The Reputation system has received an overhaul. The Tiers are greatly reduced in cost (esp. T4, which went from 11k to 6k) and easier to obtain during a match. The trees also got some massaging to make them more interesting and better, and this was changed based on Battlelog user feedback (thanks for the input!). In addition, we've added the ability to Pre-Select your Rep perks so that what you want is automatically applied once you…
With the Spring Patch quickly approaching, DICE has revealed more information on the presets of the Gun Master game mode set to be introduced in Battlefield 4 in the Weapons Crate Pack. -- 08:25, May 17, 2015 (UTC)
Gun Master is played like a Team Deathmatch game. The twist is that you don’t get to choose the weapons used. You swap weapons every time you get two consecutive kills on an opponent and whoever is the first player to get a kill with the final weapon wins! - DICE
This setup contains rifles, machine guns, shotguns and pistols and ends with the M9 bayonet
Classic rifles, machine guns, shotguns and pistols ending with a M9 bayonet
In this preset you can only use different kind of pistols, ending with the survival knife
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Battlefield Hardline multiplayer producer Zach Mumbach revealed new information on the first expansion pack for the game, Criminal Activity, on the "Don't Revive Me Bro" podcast.
He revealed that the expansion will feature four maps, two of which will take place at night. All of them will be set in both California and Florida and will be urban in layout and designed for close quarters combat, though map size will vary.
Despite this, the expansion will feature new vehicles though Mumbach did confirm that planes would not be added to the expansion. He also confirmed that the expansion will feature much more destruction compared to the base game though what this will entail was not revealed.
Criminal Activity is expected to release in Summer 2015…
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The Mobile Commander App for Battlefield 4 has been pulled from the iOS App Store as well as the Google Play Store, meaning new players can no longer download and access the feature. For those who have already downloaded the app, they can still use it until August 11th, 2015 when the support will officially end permanently.
DICE has explained the reason behind this decision by stating that "This is not an easy choice, but we believe the time is right to retire the mobile app as we're seeing more of our Commanders playing on PC and console." They also went on to say that the Commander mode on PC and consoles will be unaffected by this shutdown.
The community's reaction to this is generally negative, as many felt that it was an important part of t…
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Jack Frags, DannyOnPC, and many more youtubers have found the well known Megalodon easter egg on on Paracel Storm! The prehistoric shark was first found on Nansha Strike in Battlefield 4: Naval Strike.
Many months later, it was announced by DICE that they had been working on a Giant Squid easter egg for the Paracel Storm map but that it was cancelled due to time constraints. Despite this, however, DICE seems to have added the shark to the map anyway after long speculation that the map was the first to hold the easter egg.
While it is currently unknown how to trigger the event, it does seem to have something to do with the USS Titan and what appears to be either a weather balloon or UFO. Jack Frags has stated that he is currently developing a…
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The 1.02 patch has been released today for all platforms for Battlefield Hardline. Heres an non inclusive list of all the changes. -- 03:56, April 29, 2015 (UTC)
- Fixed an issue where the Hotwire game mode was showing as available for the Hollywood Heights MP map.
- Adjusted Team Death Match spawns so player is closer to friendlies and further from enemies.
- Adjusted tickets to 600 for Conquest Small and 999 for Conquest Large.
- Added Conquest Large to the Growhouse map.
- Fixed an issue with server customization settings for certain game modes.
- Rent-a-Server functionality added.
- Kit Shortcuts added.
- Updated game to support all items granted in Shortcut Kits.
- Fixed an issue were a squad leader gets disconnected and the new leader cannot kick members of th…
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DICE LA has teased the upcoming map for Battlefield 4. The map features a jungle location as voted by fans and is currently in development, being added to the Community Test Environment soon.
It has been confirmed, however, that map will NOT BE APART OF SPRING UPDATE OR Battlefield 4: Weapons Crate Pack. Instead itll be added in the Summer update. More information on the map will be revealed today or tomorrow by DICE.
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EA has announced that free to play titles Battlefield Heroes, which released in 2009, and Battlefield Play4Free, which released in 2011, will be shut down on July 14, 2015 forever. Here's what they had to say:
"On the other hand, some of our other PC free-to-play games are not as popular as they once were. So we find ourselves announcing the tough decision today that we are stopping development and winding down support for four PC free-to-play titles: Battlefield Heroes™, Battlefield™ Play4Free, Need for Speed™ World and FIFA World. These games will be live for another 90 days, after which they will go offline."
The Battlefield Heroes website had this to say over the matter:
"The war is over! You have fought long and hard but the time for peace…
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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."
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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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