EA has let the gaming community in on a veritable treasure trove of game modes for the upcoming Battlefield 4, giving us every reason to expect that this fall’s blockbuster-to-end-all-blockbusters war game will deliver the high-intensity goods. Check out the list here for a taste of what’s to come:
It comes as no surprise that those Swedish geniuses over at Dice spent countless man-hours focusing on Battlefield 4’s multiplayer modes (although there never seems to be any love lost with their single-player campaigns – how do they do it?). The type of combat we saw – nay, felt - in Battlefield 3 looks ready to break new ground in this next iteration, and no small part of that comes from the innovation that the development studio seems to have poured into this year’s multiplayer redesign. Let’s see what we’ve got:
- Conquest: Now this one comes as no surprise, as it’s become a staple of the series and focuses on capturing and holding a series of flags. There’s an old saying: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and there’s a reason that Conquest has been the backbone of the Battlefield multiplayer experience, dating back to Battlefield 1942.
- Domination: This should lead to some high-thrills firefights, as it is an infantry-heavy version of conquest. Expect to rely on quick thinking, well-placed commands, and sheer small arms firepower.
- Obliteration: Now this one sounds especially enticing, albeit mysterious. They’re calling it “a mad dash in vehicles and on foot to deliver explosives.” Well, I’m all for that!
- Defuse: Self-explanatory. Aims to satisfy hardcore Counter-Strike fans, presumably. This mode will also emphasize competitive close-quarters combat.
- Team Deathmatch: Another ubiquitous classic. We’ll be excited to see what Dice has done to incorporate the destructibility of environments, which should make for some exciting finishes when you reach the end of a particularly heated Deathmatch.
- Rush: Fight deep into enemy territory by detonating their M-COM stations. This was always good for adrenaline-fueled charges (depending on the skill of your team) that often felt like Banzai charges straight out of World War II.
- Squad Deathmatch: For those who love working in a tight, coordinated unit, Squad Deathmatch stands to offer the excitement of Team Deathmatch on a thrillingly competitive scale. Work together to overcome the other 3 units, and you stand to gain valuable perks.
EA also released this statement to herald the near-arrival of what’s sure to be an instant classic:
On October 29, we will launch Battlefield 4 on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Experience the pinnacle of this generation of gaming with best-in-class multiplayer warfare, spectacular visuals, and massive destruction. A few weeks later, we’ll bring the ultimate all-out-war experience to the next generation of consoles. Battlefield 4 will be available for PlayStation 4 starting November 12 in North America and November 29 in Europe, and Xbox One starting November 19 in North America and November 22 in Europe.
We heard at Gaming Trend are positively giddy with excitement, as this looks to be one of the hottest releases of the fall, right up there with GTA V. See you on the battlefield!