Final Stand reveal – play it early on the CTE

Final Stand

Today, Battlefield revealed the theme for the Final Stand DLC slated to release later this Fall. Final Stand will be the last (scheduled) DLC package of Battlefield 4 (there has been some speculation of a pack of re-imagined maps, but it has been no more than a rumor to date).

Final Stand will take place in snowy Russia, and the fiction involves scientists working on experimental weapons. One map is said to include a battle pick-up that will be a rail gun firing powerful bursts of kinetic energy. In the trailer released today, the map Operation Whiteout is shown to include the prototype hover tank. The Battlefield Blog post states that players will discover these prototype weapons and vehicles, which makes me wonder if the hover tank will be unlocked via capturing a point (expect that capt...

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Upcoming Battlefield Patch: Core Gameplay Improvements

Releasing next month, DICE has announced a new Battlefield 4 client patch that should address a number of core gameplay issues as well improvements to several game modes, such as Rush, Obliteration, and Capture The Flag.

Pulled from Battlefield’s official blog post:

Core Gameplay Update

The current CTE initiative revolves around making the core gameplay of Battlefield 4 even better. This initiative has been in full swing for a little over two months now, and we’ve made a lot tweaks and changes that we hope you have enjoyed. As we’re nearing the end of this initiative and the release of the next Battlefield 4 update, these are the major fixes that it will include:

Game Mode Improvements

General improvements and tweaks have been made to the following game modes: Rush, Obliteration, Oblit...

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Phantom Initiate Password and Tutorial for Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth

phantom-initiate

DICE has included an Easter Egg in their Battlefield 4: Dragon’s Teeth DLC which allows users to complete an assignment called “Phantom Initiate” and unlock a unique camo dubbed Phantom.

To unlock the assignment, you’ll need to do a few steps outside of the game itself. Here are the steps needed to unlock the assignment and the requirements needed to complete it.

You’ll first need to complete the previous two tasks in the “Phantom Program”. Don’t worry about completing the in game portion, just the steps within the “program” window.

Step 1: Complete the Phantom Prospect portion
Step 2: Complete the Phantom Trainee portion

Step 3: Now you are ready for Phantom Initiate.

First off, go to the Leaderboards on your Battlelog and note the tiny phantom icon near the bottom left of the page...

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EA Launches EA Access, a Subscription-Based Gaming Platform for Xbox One

ea accessLike Netflix and Playstation Now, Electronic Arts just announced the beta launch of EA Access, an “all you can play” subscription service for $5 per month or $30 per year, for Microsoft ‘s Xbox One.

The service will give gamers access to last year’s top games, including Battlefield 4 , FIFA 14 , Madden NFL 25 , and Peggle 2 , along with 10% discounts on EA games, DLC, and in-game currency. EA Access pass holders also get early access trials to EA sports games and Dragon Age: Inquisition up to five days before the retail release. Saved files from the early access trials will carry over to the full retail versions.

EA Access passes will be sold on Xbox Live, in GameStop stores, EB Games in Canada, and online for European gamers via GameStop and Amazon.

Posted on their website:

EA Access lets...

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Battlefield Hardline Delay Pushes Back Battlefield 4′s Final Stand DLC

bf4-final-standDuring a call with Electronic Arts investors, EA CEO Andrew Wilson mentioned that Final Stand is now delayed and “coming Q3.” The company’s fiscal Q3, to which he was referring, runs from October 1 and December 31, 2014.

Visceral Games has said that Hardline’s delay turns out to be the right choice as it will allow them additional time to work on results that may have surfaced during the playable beta released last month. “It was not our original intention at that time but it’s been actually a blessing [...] Over time, games are living longer and longer and becoming bigger and bigger, and you only get one chance to come out.“. Feedback from the beta required the team go back and rework significant parts of the game. “This work is really iterative,” he said. “You think you’re making one t...

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Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth Levolution Triggers

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Guided tour of Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth maps, all of them [VIDEO]

Do you love YouTuber LevelCapGaming? Ya, we do too. Today he released a guided tour of all 4 Dragon’s Teeth maps with EA’s blessing.

Pearl Market:

Click in to view the other 3 maps.

Propaganda:

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Leaked Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth Map Layouts

Images from the map titled “Propaganda” have not yet leaked. We’ll be sure to update this post as soon as it does. Be sure to check out our recent post, “Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth DLC Details. New maps, game mode, dog tags, more” for more info on the upcoming DLC.

Sunken Dragon Pearl Market
Lumphini Garden

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Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth Teaser Trailer

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