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More Battlefield 4 content to come – 6th DLC?

rsz_bf4-road-ahead-1Battlefield hyped up a super special announcement for earlier today. It has finally been revealed, and the announcement is…they will announce something later! That’s right, they made an announcement that they will make an announcement.

All joking aside, what was actually announced is that there will be more Battlefield 4 content, specifically noting in the blog post that, “Final Stand is not the end.” Now, this leaves a lot of room for speculation, as “more content” could technically mean more double-XP weekends and free battlepacks. However, the reference to Final Stand, a survey about what classic Battlefield maps the player base enjoys (by the way, go vote), and hints from certain developers (namely, David Sirland, or @Tiggr_), this is intended to be a big thing meant to really please t...

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Battlefield 4 Classic Mode preset is here!

Classic Mode Server FilterOnce upon a time, we discussed what a “Classic Mode” might consist of and how the community might accept it should DICE create a server preset (like Normal and Hardcore) for this mode. Server admins have been able to set up their servers to operate with the “classic” settings, but they have been few and far between, and not always easy to find.

With the recent “Fall Patch” that implemented many things from the CTE, such as triage (revive timer), and improved HUD settings, DICE also added the Classic Mode preset. In a recent blog post about it, Battlefield explained what the preset is:

* No 3D spotting (no doritos, but you still have a minimap, and spotted enemies will show there).

* 100% health, but no regeneration.

* Squad leader spawn.

* Mag pool reloading (you lose the remaining ammo i...

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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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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 thi...

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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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Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth Teaser Trailer

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Battlefield 4 CTE – Triage and other changes

triageDICE continues to implement changes to the Battlefield 4 Community Test Environment (CTE) in an effort to test potential improvements to the game. The most recent wave of changes offer some improvements that are sure to please a number of players should they make it to the official game build.

A significant UI change that many players have been clamoring for is called “triage”. With this, the revive icon is changed to include a progress circle (much like what you get when arming/disarming an MCOM. This progress meter indicates to you how much time is left before the player becomes unrevivable. This would allow a medic to know if they have enough time to charge the paddles, as well as prioritize numerous downed allies. This will be a very welcome improvement to the game.

The CTE is also tes...

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