With the release of DLCs for Battlefield 3, and so far with Battlefield 4, DICE has introduced new game modes for players to enjoy. Battlefield 4 saw the release of Capture The Flag and Air Superiority with the release of Second Assault and Rising China, respectively.
DICE still has three more DLCs in the works for Battlefield 4 (Naval Strike, Dragon’s Teeth, and Final Stand) which leaves the potential for at least three new game modes or at least three returning game modes for Battlefield 4. It is rumored that DICE intends to bring back some of the classic modes from Battlefield 3, Bad Company 2, and MOH Warfighter along with some new additions.
Researching game source code, a user by the name of Th3- Chronikk at se7ensin of discovered a list of potential game modes that may come to Battlefield 4. As all the information extracted from source code, to be interpreted as a rumor and there is no way of knowing whether the introduction of any of these game modes will happen in the future – even though some of the names do seem likely as Tank Superiority, Gun Master, Squad Rush and Scavenger mode . He writes:
Tank Superiority was introduced in the Armored Kill DLC for Battlefield 3 where the objective is to control a single flag, which was often placed in an open area, using main battle tanks and tank destroyers. To aid in the destruction of the enemy, tank drivers were often Engineers or Recons so they could assist by repairing or laser painting target while not driving.
Gun Master, also introduced in Battlefield 3, is a variant of the gun game that was present in Counter Strike and Call of Duty games where players start with a basic pistol and must score kills to receive better weapons.
Combat Mission, which may be familiar to anyone that has played Metal of Honor: Warfighter, was a game mode that pits the Away team as the attackers and the Home team as the defenders. The attackers are tasked with blowing up three consecutive PETN caches without running out of tickets, while the defenders are tasked with defending the caches and reducing the attackers’ tickets down to zero. The attackers are given 75 tickets to blow up an objective.
Squad Rush was included in multiple Battlefield games. As the game mode name suggests, it’s squad based rush where a map is divided into multiple sections with M-COM stations in each. The objective of rush is for the offensive team to arm and detonate M-COM stations in the current section while the defensive team tries to defend or defuse an active bomb. Once all M-COMs are destroyed, the map advances to the next section.
Scavenger is another game mode that was introduced in Battlefield 3 in the Aftermath DLC. In Scavenger mode, weapons spawn in predetermined locations all over the map, so it pays to learn the map to stand a fighting chance. The particular weapons spawning at these points however have an element of randomness to them, so in order to survive a Scavenger round you will have to explore as much of the map as possible. Sticking together as a team means you might be able to keep enemies from claiming these few and valuable weapons that can turn the tide of a round. In all other respects, Scavenger behaves like a Conquest game. That is, the two teams battle for control over a number of bases and need to bleed their opponent down to zero tickets.
Sport. A lot is not known as to what this game mode will be, though as the name suggests, it probably has something to do with how DICE wanted to get more involved with eSports.
Fire Team Survivor, again to borrow from Metal of Honor: Warfighter, is a game mode that focused around a buddy system where your squad was simply two players. The idea was that you worked together in tandem to eliminate the enemy team. This game mode description and how it pertains to BF4 is purely speculation, Battlefield 4′s FTS game mode might be completely different.
Onslaught was introduced in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 where up to 4 players can team up against enemy AI and put their squad skills to the test across 4 enhanced multiplayer maps, fighting against enemy land, sea, and air forces. Working together to secure and hold a series of capture points in the quickest time possible.
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