Battlefield 4 will be in our hot little pretending-we’re-military hands before we know it. DICE is telling us a little bit more about what’s going to happen out there. Three factions are coming to the game: China, the US and Russia. It’s China’s first appearance since Battlefield 2. All three factions will have their own specific vehicles and weapons.
There have been changes to the classes we know too. The Engineer is getting what DICE describes as a broader range of tactics to use. They’ll have fire and forget weapons such as the MBT LAW, high damage weapons that are harder to use and a Wire Guided Engineer Missile. That’s returning from BF2 also. Might it be a Chinese faction weapon?
The support class is mainly about making your teammates better, but designers felt the class still needed more offensive power. Support will keep claymores and C4 from BF3. They will also get a remote mortar and be able to equip both carbines and DMRs.
The Recon class can go a couple of ways. A Spec Ops play style allows you to go Sam Fisher behind enemy lines if you want to. Recon is getting more mobility, so you’ll have an easier time finding your way there. Sniping mechanics are undergoing an overhaul, so if you want to play it at long range that’s still a viable option.
One of the biggest changes in BF3 was essentially combining the Medic and Assault classes. Defibrillators and medkits are still in the toolkit for this aggressive frontline trooper. Assault will get new toys in the First Aid Pack ( and 40 mm Flash Bang Rounds.
Each playable class will have four upgrade careers to choose from. Two will be usable for any class, one offensive and one defensive. The other two will be unique to your class. DICE is allowing players to vote on what one of the upgrade classes will be through the Battlefield Blog. Battlefield 4 will storm the beaches November 1, 2013 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
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