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Battlefield 4 Premium detailed: five map packs planned through summer 2014

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 20, 2013 8:30am PDT

EA has detailed exactly what you'll get with the $50 Battlefield 4 Premium subscription.

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"Who actually purchased Secret Weapons of WWII? Total garbage."

- CplBeaker see all 81 comments

Battlefield 4 class tweaks, Field Upgrades detailed

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2013 2:30pm PDT

DICE has gone into detail about the class changes in Battlefield 4, including tweaks to specializations and the Field Upgrade mechanic.

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"I'm a support player, so I'll do what the team needs. I usually go with engineering to fix ..."

- VoodooThursday see all 25 comments

Battlefield 4 Premium confirmed, promises weekly content 'all year long'

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 14, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Unsurprisingly, EA and DICE have announced plans to launch a "Premium" service for Battlefield 4. And it will transfer from one console gen to the next.

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"Is it me,or does it seem like "new content every week" translates into,"everything is already on ..."

- Th3rdSun see all 35 comments

How Battlefield 4 attempts to encourage team play and class diversification

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 12, 2013 6:00am PDT

Not everyone that played Battlefield 3's multiplayer mode bothered to be a cooperative type. Many players opted to go Lone Wolf, sticking to the default Assault class, and playing DICE's game like Any Ol' Shooter. To encourage a bit more variety, DICE is attempting to commun...

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"Judging someone's ability on the cooperation or lack there of from teams he gets put on isn't a ..."

- Total Exodus see all 27 comments

DICE teases Battlefield 4 vehicles

By Steve Watts, Aug 05, 2013 3:30pm PDT

DICE has detailed some of the vehicles in Battlefield 4, including some new aquatic vehicles and more combat options on the water.

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"So why are we attacking China again? Because they seem vaguely threatening to 'Merica?"

- nwillard see all 3 comments

Battlescreen for Battlefield 4 exclusive to next-gen and PCs

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 05, 2013 12:00pm PDT

At E3, one of the big features DICE showed off was second-screen functionality through "Battlescreen." That feature won't be coming to PS3 or Xbox 360 versions of BF4, however.

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"Thats one of the coolest implementations of QR codes I've ever heard of in a game. Very simple ..."

- sweetnutz see all 2 comments

Get ready to buy a Battlefield 4 keyboard, mouse, headset, bag, phone case, book, and more

By John Keefer, Jul 16, 2013 4:45pm PDT

As if the Battlefield brand is not big enough already for Electronic Arts and developer DICE, the companies have unveiled a wave of new products that will bear the logo of the popular franchise leading up to the launch of Battlefield 4 in October.

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"nice. hopefully this brings the price of the game to $30 on launch."

- devpaul see all 8 comments

Battlefield 4 to support Kinect functionality

By John Keefer, Jul 12, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Battlefield 4 developer DICE has confirmed that it is building Kinect functionality into the Xbox One version of the game, but the studio is making sure that whatever features are built in add "value" for the player.

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Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC to have four fan-favorite BF3 maps

By John Keefer, Jun 26, 2013 4:00pm PDT

DICE has revealed that four fan-favorite maps from Battlefield 3 will be remade with the Frostbite 3 engine for Battlefield 4. These maps will be part of the Second Assault DLC, which will be coming first to Xbox One sometime after the new console launches.

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"So we'll get dragon valley and the awesome port map from bf2?? With the nuke plant? Loved both ..."

- dedgecko see all 65 comments

Frostbite 3's 'seamless reality' highlighted in new video

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 24, 2013 10:00am PDT

The secret sauce behind Battlefield 4's good looks is the Frostbite 3 engine that powers it. A new video showcases some of the new things that "the next evolution" of DICE's engine can do.

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"It was in the previous versions too. I just hope it works now."

- razlebol see all 72 comments

AMD: Frostbite 3 partnership won't 'prevent our competition from optimizing' pre-release

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2013 12:00pm PDT

EA and AMD have both issued statements regarding their partnership for Battlefield 4 optimization.

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"This seemed obvious from the beginning, Electroly was bang on, this just means they'll double ..."

- abrasion see all 2 comments

Battlefield 4 spectator mode detailed

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2013 11:30am PDT

A new video gives a lengthy look at the Battlefield 4 spectator mode.

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"They've been dodging the battle recorder question for a while now, likely because its low ..."

- sweetnutz see all 4 comments

Report: Frostbite 3 games to be 'optimized exclusively' for AMD cards

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 18, 2013 2:45pm PDT

Starting with Battlefield 4, all games using Frostbite 3 will be "optimized exclusively" for AMD cards, a new report states.

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"How is this good for the publisher/developer when it will only cause launch issues. Unless they ..."

- Proven28 see all 53 comments

Battlefield 4 won't include mod support

By Steve Watts, Jun 14, 2013 11:15am PDT

DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson has confirmed that Battlefield 4 won't include mod support, though he noted that it's a subject DICE is actively considering for future games.

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"Anything that's made for a primarily console audience won't have mod support really. At least ..."

- alias see all 8 comments

Battlefield 4 multiplayer preview: Commander Mode and 'Levolution'

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 13, 2013 9:30am PDT

Commander Mode and "Levolution" add interesting new possibilities to Battlefield's multiplayer.

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"I think its important to mention that commander mode is not just an addition, but a re-addition ..."

- hyperwired see all 8 comments