Battlefield 4

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

Battlefield 4 story trailer punches a dog

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 22, 2013 8:30am PDT

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 dec...

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'High-end' Battlefield mobile game in the works

By Steve Watts, Oct 21, 2013 12:15pm PDT

EA's Frank Gibeau says they are working on a mobile Battlefield game that will be "high-end and high-performance."

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

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 21, 2013 11:45am PDT

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.

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Battlefield 4 performance and balance improved thanks to beta

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 17, 2013 6:30am PDT

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, thou...

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

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 15, 2013 3:30pm PDT

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 you have up to 15GB of free space.

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Battlefield 4's spectator mode aimed at catching eSports fans

By Steve Watts, Oct 11, 2013 11:45am PDT

DICE has shared more details about the Battlefield 4 spectator mode, and how its viewing options are aimed at capturing the eSports market.

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

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 11, 2013 11:00am PDT

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 phen...

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Battlefield 4 beta 'Obliteration' mode deployed

By Steve Watts, Oct 10, 2013 7:30am PDT

The Battlefield 4 beta has started rolling out the new "Obliteration" game mode, in which teams try to grab a bomb and detonate it on enemy ground.

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

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 25, 2013 1:00pm PDT

A $10 fee to go from a current-gen game to a next-gen upgrade might sound enticing on paper, until you realize that you won't be able to bring your single-player save progress with you.

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Battlefield 4 details asynchronous Mission challenges

By Steve Watts, Sep 23, 2013 10:45am PDT

DICE has detailed changes coming to Battlefield 4's Battlelog, including the ability to challenge your friends to 'Missions' with your own special criteria, letting you compete even when you're not all on at once.

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PS4 will recognize PS3 game discs for cross-gen upgrades

By Steve Watts, Sep 19, 2013 2:20pm PDT

Sony has provided a detailed walkthrough of how to upgrade your disc-based and digital purchases from PS3 to PS4 versions for $9.99. Games included in the promotion include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, and Watch Dogs.

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Battlefield 4 open beta start dates clarified

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 17, 2013 9:00am PDT

EA said last week that Battlefield 4's open beta testing would begin on October 1 but neglected to answer one small important question: what about for people who are owed early access? Oh, the publisher has now explained, October 1 is when they'll get to play. The actual pro...

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Next-gen Battlefield 4, Madden 25, and FIFA 14 dates announced

By Steve Watts, Sep 16, 2013 7:15am PDT

EA has announced the official release dates for the next-gen versions of Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25, and FIFA 14. Each is coming a few days before their respective console launches.

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Battlefield 4 open beta begins October 1

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 13, 2013 4:30pm PDT

The open beta for Battlefield 4 will begin on October 1st. It will be available on all current-gen platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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Battlefield 4 PC system requirements revealed

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 09, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Battlefield 4 may be pretty, but it has surprisingly lax min-spec requirements for PC players. Looks like supporting both current and next-gen consoles resulted in an engine that can support a pretty wide range of PC tech.

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