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Battlefield 4 to launch with seven multiplayer modes and ten maps

There sure is a lot of DLC planned for Battlefield 4--that's to be expected in a world where Season Passes exist. But what will actually be on the disc when the game ships in October?

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There sure is a lot of DLC planned for Battlefield 4--that's to be expected in a world where Season Passes exist. But what will actually be on the disc when the game ships in October?

There will be seven modes to play through, many of them familiar with Battlefield vets: Team Deathmatch, Squad Deathmatch, Rush, Domination, Conquest, Defuse, and Obliteration. These will be played across ten maps.

Two of these modes are new to Battlefield 4. According to CVG, Obliteration has "two teams face off on medium-sized battlegrounds where one bomb spawns in a random central location," and the teams try to detonate the bomb on enemy ground.

Defuse is a more intimate affair, focusing on "infantry-only" with players not being able to respawn.

Here's a video of Obliteration in action:

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    August 26, 2013 4:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Battlefield 4 to launch with seven multiplayer modes and ten maps.

    There sure is a lot of DLC planned for Battlefield 4--that's to be expected in a world where Season Passes exist. But what will actually be on the disc when the game ships in October?

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      August 26, 2013 4:16 PM

      I'd prefer conquest only with 20 maps.

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      August 26, 2013 4:19 PM

      10 included on the disc? I'm actually surprised by that.

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        August 26, 2013 6:37 PM

        10 on the disc. 3 playable without paying for "DLC".

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        August 27, 2013 3:28 AM

        Are they counting 1 map with a conquest and rush mode as 2 maps again?

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      August 26, 2013 4:26 PM

      Im sure lots of complaints incoming, truth is, I dont care, this is best series in gaming ever, I upgrade my PC based on these releases, I dont play COD or any of the other games, this is all I need for military shooters.

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        August 26, 2013 10:23 PM

        Modern Battlefield is pure crap compared to what it used to be. The gameplay in this is not much different than CoD - run n gun. Throw some objectives in there, doesn't make much difference. There used to be as much pensive exploration and planning in Battlefield as combat, but now it's mostly non-stop action, which is lame and boring. DICE have gone to shit.

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      August 26, 2013 4:46 PM

      10 maps is pretty weak when they are already planning to sell you 15-20 more over the next two years.

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        August 26, 2013 6:20 PM

        I think that is more than was at lease of bf3.

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          August 26, 2013 10:24 PM

          Battlefield 3 had a crap number of maps on release, and most of them were and are crap. I predict that most of the new maps will be crap as well.

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      August 26, 2013 4:47 PM

      Is jeepathon_2k among them?

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      August 26, 2013 5:01 PM

      Considering how much map you're getting with each one, ten is a pretty okay number, in my opinion.

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      August 26, 2013 5:19 PM

      Didnt BF3 also launch with around 10?

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        August 26, 2013 6:42 PM

        9, and half of them were small scale & infantry focused.

        Really hope they don't pull the same shit with BF4. The only reason they may not is because the next gen versions also support 64 players so perhaps they'll actually do some playtesting and realize how terrible tiny maps are with that many people. Hard to give DICE the benefit of the doubt, though.

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      August 26, 2013 5:21 PM

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        August 26, 2013 6:44 PM

        Yep. There will end up being some version of the BF4 Metro/Nuketown map, because that's what people want!

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        August 26, 2013 10:24 PM

        and why is that? DICE is well aware of what BF'ers want. Close Quarters is the least played xpac and they know it. Sure Metro is coming back, but that will be part of Second Assault.

        I'm not sure how you can say this when the first two MP maps they've shown are ... humongous.

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      August 26, 2013 5:42 PM

      Congratulations EA. You have succeeded in turning the Battlefield franchise into Call of Duty (aka just another generic game series that I don't give a single fuck about).

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        August 26, 2013 5:57 PM

        youd just be another easy target anyways...

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        August 26, 2013 6:14 PM

        Still the best modern FPS.

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          August 26, 2013 10:25 PM

          That doesn't say much. CoD/Bf - two sides of the same shit coin. Games for dumbass 12 year olds.

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            August 26, 2013 11:35 PM

            They really aren't similar, unless you think Grid and Forza and Burnout are all the same game because they have cars in them.

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              August 27, 2013 12:01 PM

              They really are similar. You may think otherwise because your known online FPSer spectrum consists of the likes of modern Bf, CoD, Halo, or whatever else. Bf2 and other earlier Bfs are completely different beasts, and EA and DICE made a deliberate decision to move closer towards CoD in order to capture some of its player base, and it worked. People paying attention during the pre-release of Bf3 know full well how compromised the series now is, and DICE's then-forums were completely flooded with complaints and criticisms over their chasing after the CoD crowd.

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                August 27, 2013 12:08 PM

                Their forums were flooded with so much criticism that they dealt with it by shutting down and deleting the entire forums. If you knew Battlefield before, then you'd see how big a move it's made to be closer to CoD.

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            August 27, 2013 1:39 AM

            Another stupid comment made by a someone that can't play a shooter. Don't hate on it just because your shit at it dude...You like your shit, other people like their shit. Deal with it.

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              August 27, 2013 12:03 PM

              Hi 12 year old kid. You wouldn't know what you're talking about because you're 12 and only know CoD and CoD-inspired modern Battlefield. You were possibly too young to even be around during the pre-release of Battlefield 3, when the entire community was pissed at DICE for chasing the CoD crowd. Well, almost all of the previous Battlefield community left because if it, and now it's been replaced with dumb 12 year olds, like yourself. No, you're not good at games, you just run your mouth like a 12 year old. And your argument... again, 12 year old. enjoy your CoD-imitating Battlefield.

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            August 27, 2013 8:49 AM

            Newsflash: Action games - all kinds - old and new - are for dumbass 12 year olds. You want actual adult games? Play Sid Meier's Civilization.

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              August 27, 2013 9:18 AM

              I know some 12 year olds that play that!

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              August 27, 2013 10:15 AM

              what? Action games are fun for adults too (although you do get pwned by kids with fast reaction time etc)

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              August 27, 2013 12:04 PM

              What about Battlefield 2, or the Arma series?

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      August 26, 2013 5:44 PM

      I'm confused: Do I get the premium season pass for free here? http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/battlefield-4-limited-edition-pc/10207654.aspx

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        August 26, 2013 6:09 PM

        No, you just get the first expansion for free. Premium is all the expansions (Battlefield 3 had 5 expansions).

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          August 26, 2013 6:25 PM

          But they are listed as 2 separate thing! One is China and the other Premium.

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      August 26, 2013 6:03 PM

      i hate to admit it but i loved, loved, loved my time in BF3....... in all the wrong ways. i eventually settled on pure TDM or whatever variant of conquest could get me in the most fights. i feel the gunplay and combat in BF3 was just really really well done, it felt great and there was an actual skillcap to it. its so vastly beyond CoD.

      it is ironic to me that BF3 does so much better the thing that CoD sells itself as, yet they only sheepishly push that aspect of it. i worry that if they deliberately do, it will loose its self. dont get me wrong, i enjoy the conquest and all that jazz but lets face it, there is 0 teamwork aspect to BF3 outside of the 1 or 2 hours a week you get to play with your small group (IE Shackers) unless your in a guild or something. on pubs, which is where the overwhelming majority of people play the majority of the time, its all just TDM wrapped in different packages. but those layers are the thing that gives the game enough separation from the TDM formula to make the combat stand out so well. its weird. scrap out all the objectives and vehicles and I feel that BF3 is the game that Counterstrike would have become on its third or fourth iteration, if it had become an actual franchise.

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      August 26, 2013 6:06 PM

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        August 26, 2013 7:27 PM

        idk, I think its some round rock thing that your supposed to attach your hard drive to or something. I've always had digital games so I could be wrong.

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        August 27, 2013 2:03 AM

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      August 27, 2013 12:12 AM

      10 new maps, or 3 new and 7 recycled classic maps?

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        August 27, 2013 9:04 AM

        id still pay full price if that were the case

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      August 27, 2013 8:37 AM

      Not gonna lie, flying around in a jet owning people or cruising along with my tank was always fun.

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