Battlefield 4

PC, PS3, XB360, XBOX ONE, PS4 / Action / Release: Oct 29, 2013 / ESRB: RP-M+

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Battlefield 4 PC bug-fixing underway

Battlefield 4 PC bug-fixing underway

Battlefield 4 has had about a week out in the wild, and sure enough, the wild has found a host of bugs to fix. Developer DICE has responded to reports of various bugs in the PC version, and made a thorough outline of its progress on squashing them.

Read more: Currently investigating save losses, game freezes, and crashes »

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Battlefield 4: Second Assault DLC maps revealed

Battlefield 4: Second Assault DLC maps revealed

One of the upcoming map packs for Battlefield 4 Premium is "Second Assault," which takes "fan-favorite" maps from Battlefield 3 and remixes them to support key features from Battlefield 4. Today, during a Europe vs USA showdown, DICE revealed exactly which maps will be remade.

Read more: Four maps first on Xbox One »

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Battlefield 4 'China Rising' coming on December 3

Battlefield 4 'China Rising' coming on December 3

The China Rising expansion for Battlefield 4 will start deploying on December 3 for Premium members. Non-Premium members will have to wait another two weeks past that point.

Read more: Four maps and new vehicles »

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Call of Duty and Battlefield are higher-res on PS4 than Xbox One

Call of Duty and Battlefield are higher-res on PS4 than Xbox One

Initial reports pegged PlayStation 4 as more powerful than Xbox One. But, will the differences between the two consoles make much a difference? Apparently, two big multiplatform games both run at a higher resolution on PS4 than on Xbox One: Call of Duty and Battlefield.

Read more: Time to pixel count! »

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Battlefield 4 video review: current-gen combat

Battlefield 4 video review: current-gen combat

This review is specific to the current-gen console version of Battlefield 4. All video and screenshots are taken from Xbox 360.

The console versions of Battlefield have always played second fiddle to their bigger, badder PC brother. Less players, less pretty, less everything. And while Battlefield 4 is ready to go "next-gen" on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 outings will nonetheless be played by a significant audience. How have EA and DICE fared on the current-gen?

Read more: Breaking the mold? »

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Battlefield 4 story trailer punches a dog

Battlefield 4 story trailer punches a dog

Call of Duty: Ghosts, we know, likes dogs. But as the Great FPS Throwdown of fall 2013 approaches, we've all been dying to know: what is Battlefield 4's stance on dogs? As a new trailer released today shows a soldier chap punching out a pooch, I'm willing to go ahead and declare BF4 this year's winner. See you again in 2014.

Watch: The new story trailer »

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'High-end' Battlefield mobile game in the works

'High-end' Battlefield mobile game in the works

A high-end Battlefield game for mobile devices is in the works, according to EA Studios president Frank Gibeau. The news should be unsurprising, given how DICE has been working on a mobile version of its Frostbite engine.

Read more: 'High-end and high-performance' »

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How Battlefield 4's scoring system teaches new players and encourages team play

How Battlefield 4's scoring system teaches new players and encourages team play

Chances are, if you're a hardcore Battlefield vet, you've played the beta and already know the ins-and-outs of the multiplayer game. But, there are still people that have to learn the ropes. So, how does DICE plan on training new players to "do the right thing" in a game that demands cooperative with a team? Through points, of course.

"One of the major design goals going into Battlefield 4 was to use the underlying scoring system itself both as a friendly guiding tool and as a strong incentive to great gameplay," DICE detailed.

Read more: 'Make everyone willing and able to contribute to the greater cause' »

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Battlefield 4 performance and balance improved thanks to beta

Battlefield 4 performance and balance improved thanks to beta

The term 'beta test' has been somewhat diluted over the years, now often simply letting people play an essentially final version of a game a few days early to raise a little hype. DICE actually collected and is acting upon feedback from Battlefield 4's multiplayer beta, though, and a new blog post details improvements to performance, balance, and more coming thanks to the public testing.

Read more: Fixing that elevator teleporter too »

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Battlefield 4 requires 2GB of space on Xbox 360, but 15GB is recommended

Battlefield 4 requires 2GB of space on Xbox 360, but 15GB is recommended

The Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 4 will require an installation, like many games as of late. While you can get by with just 2GB of space, EA recommends having over 15GB of space available. If you don't have the space on your Xbox 360 HDD, it may be time to invest in a USB drive.

Read more: Two discs, up to 13GB of additional installs »

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Battlefield 4's spectator mode aimed at catching eSports fans

Battlefield 4's spectator mode aimed at catching eSports fans

DICE first showed off Battlefield 4's spectator mode at E3. Today, DICE has now taken the wraps off of it with much more detail, and explained why it was so important to get into eSports spectating.

Read more: Moves 'will allow BF4 to take a big step into the competitive gaming scene' »

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Weekend Confirmed 186 - Battlefield 4 beta, Beyond: Two Souls

Weekend Confirmed 186 - Battlefield 4 beta, Beyond: Two Souls

It's a power trio for this edition of Weekend Confirmed. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata are joined by Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia and they briefly muse about last week's League of Legends World Championship, as they all consider jumping back into the world of Riot's MOBA phenomenon. Discussion turns to Grand Theft Auto Online, including some listener stories about their experience in the game. Then everyone talks about the upcoming next-generation of consoles and the Battlefield 4 beta before Jeff talks about his brief experience with Beyond: Two Souls and Ozzie reels off the best of what he saw at this year's IndieCade. And to send you into your weekend, everyone breaks out a new round of Finishing Moves before the post-show Tailgate.

Listen: Weekend Confirmed Episode 186 »

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Battlefield 4 beta 'Obliteration' mode deployed

Battlefield 4 beta 'Obliteration' mode deployed

The Battlefield 4 beta has rolled out the "Obliteration" game mode on all three platforms. It joins Conquest and Domination as three game types you can sample in the beta (at least so far), out of seven that will be available on the full game.

Read more: Mad bombers everywhere »

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Single-player saves won't transfer in cross-gen games

Single-player saves won't transfer in cross-gen games

To ease the transition into the next-gen, both PS4 and Xbox One offer ways of upgrading cross-gen games on the cheap. And while games like Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts will allow players to transfer their multiplayer stats between generations, single-player data will be lost when moving between generations.

Read more: The games affected »

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Battlefield 4 details asynchronous Mission challenges

Battlefield 4 details asynchronous Mission challenges

A new version of Battlefield naturally means a new version of its surrounding support structures, like the 'Battlelog' social layer that launched with BF3. DICE has outlined the changes coming to Battlefield 4's iteration in a lengthy Battlefield Blog post, including giving more detail on the asynchronous 'Missions' you can set for your friends.

Read more: 48 hours to complete player-set missions »

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