Battlefield 4 multiplayer will have armor customization, dynamic weather

By Prarthito Maity , Updated Aug 12, 2013 10:15 AM EDT

The upcoming Battlefield 4 title from DICE is easily one of the hottest FPS titles arriving later this year, alongside its nearest rival, Call of Duty: Ghosts from Infinity Ward. And with most of the popularity for the new Battlefield title based on its multiplayer aspects, the company has decided to let us know what’s new this time around.

According to recent video (seen below) demonstrating Battlefield 4’s multiplayer, DICE will offer dynamic weather in its maps with different weather conditions that will affect visibility. While it’s yet to be confirmed if the weather will be dynamic within the map itself, or if it will keep changing in the background, it has been stated that the weather changes will have an effect on naval combat, and players can expect larger waves on the seas that will impact how the player aims and maneuvers.

According to the video, DICE has confirmed that there won’t be any night cycles for the game. While the compnay wanted that, apparently the visibility levels were too low to execute the feature. However, day cycles are confirmed, meaning different times of day will be avalable during the matches.

It has also been confirmed that there will be new specializations, alongside the return of Upgraded Personal Armour. However, it's yet to be seen if this is a specialization or not.

As far as fans on PC are concerned, players will have the option to customize their UI and HUD accordingly. For example, they can change the magnitude of the mini-map, change its position on the screen, and can also enable the player to even have the ammo count right above a soldier’s head.

It has also been stated that players will also have the option to decide which faction starts on a match. Changes in factions within the map affects the weapons and vehicles that can be selected by the player. Check out the video below:

DICE has also tweaked its infrastructure to allow easier implementation of weapons and vehicles for players. While not much of it was discussed on the video, as far as in-game weapons and vehicles are concerned, a report from BF4Central back in June stated that players will now have the option to use carbines and rifles.

Also, players will be allowed to choose between either defensive or offensive roles, alongside the option to mix up the number of weapons available between classes, rather than certain weapons being reserved for certain classes.

Battlefield 4 is arriving this October for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, alongside a release on the upcoming PS4 and Xbox One later down the line.

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