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DICE’s latest installment in the series, Battlefield 4, drops October 29th for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The single player story mode in this game revolves around a United States Marine Sergeant named Daniel Recker. The conflict that this game includes is a global one. Our hero is involved in a battle between Russia, China and the United States. Three side characters, Hannah, Irish and Pac are also main people in the story line.

This game features well-made scenery that offers a large array of battle types including:

Chinese rivers and seas
European and Asian cities
Wide open fields
Aerial areas

Things such as the HUD and class system have not really changed much in this game. One of the things that has changed is the ability to use two scopes on their weapons, even the ones that have automatic firing.

The Tombstone squad can now be notified where enemies are by the player, bullets can be avoided by diving underwater, a player’s side arm can be fired while the player is swimming and melee attacks are able to be countered whether the player is standing or crouching. The single player mode will also involve a large range of vehicles that player’s can use to get around the maps. Our new Battlefield 4 hacks are online now and can help you rank up and win every single round.

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While the single player is sure to capture the attention of gamers everywhere, the multiplayer is what will keep them playing for hours on end. There are minor changes to the classes in Battlefield 4 that players should be aware of. The Carbine and DRM are now included as weapons that every class can access. Assault class is mostly the same but defibrillators, used to heal allies who are greatly injured, have to be charged before using. 40Mm Flashbangs and First Aid Kits now come standard. The Support class’s weapons have more suppression abilities than other classes. A grenade launcher, called the XM25, and a RC mortar will be given to these players. C4, Claymores and the Motion Sensor featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be used by the Recon class. Those who chose Recon will also be able to zero in on their targets by adjusting their scopes.

A Personal Defense Weapon, basically a type of sub-machine gun, will take the place of Carbines as the Engineer’s primary firearm. Field Upgrades have been added to each class. There are two upgrades for each class and the All Kits have three. Each upgrade can have go through four specializations. This means that even if your whole team is made up of all Support class players, there is a good chance that each one of you will have a different upgrade and be at a different specialization level. Returning will be a large array of different types of paints and camouflages for weapons, vehicles and uniforms. There will also be the addition of customizable emblems that players can put on vehicles and weapons.  Assignments will appear again in both single player and multiplayer.

The surroundings in this game are beautifully rendered and have elements that can be completely destroyed. This is thanks to the brand-new Frostbite 3.0 engine. Judging by the 17-minute gameplay trailer released in Stockholm and the multitude of other videos from the beta that are now online, this game will be a feast for the eyes. Water combat, now greatly utilized, allows the player to see exactly how reactive this engine is. Players can now look over cover while still staying away from fire. This is useful unless the cover is one of the many dynamically destructible elements included in each level. Every map contains items, such as vehicles, cover and buildings that can be completely destroyed. This lends itself well to the new feature of Levolution that is such a big draw to this title. Levolution is the concept of the environment changing set on a timer. These changes will change the way the player continues in the rest of the level. Some of the changes that can occur are buildings being destroyed, car alarms being set off and the power going out in certain areas.

Conquest mode, the typical mode of play in Battlefield, is back along with Team Deathmatch and Squad Deathmatch, Rush and Conquest Domination. Elimination and Playground are two new game modes that are seen in Battlefield 4. Not much is currently known about these game types. Obliteration is a new mode that was revealed at Gamescom 2013. In this game type, each team is given three M-COM stations. They have to guard their stations while trying to destroy the enemy stations using bombs.

The game only allows one bomb to be active at any time. This forces each team to fight over who controls the bomb. Whoever can demolish all three stations first, or whoever has more points at the end of the time limit, wins. There is a tutorial-style mode in Battlefield 4 called Test Range. Players are able to test out weapons and vehicles in this mode. It allows gamers to get a good feel for each weapon and to know exactly how they want their settings. This also lets newer players get used to some of the more difficult to maneuver vehicles like helicopters and jets.

Five DLC packs are already planned for Battlefield 4 despite the fact that it does not come out for another couple of weeks. The first to be released will be Second Assault. This expansion will be released on November 1st on Xbox One before any other platforms. Second Assault featured the return of maps from Battlefield 3.

These maps are Caspian Border, Gulf of Oman, Operation Firestorm and Operation Metro. China Rising is the next new DLC for this game. Those who pre-ordered the game will not have to pay to get this DLC. The only information released so far about this expansion is that it will take place in China and include four new maps, new vehicles and some equipment. Naval Strike will feature aquatic battle, Dragon’s Teeth will be centered around battered cities in the war and Final Stand will focus on the end of the War of 2020. Battlefield 4 will also feature Battlefield Premium. This is a service where players can pay a fee and receive all of the DLC in addition to exclusive events and content.

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