Battlefield 4 multiplayer details mark the arrival of Spector mode and more

By Prarthito Maity , Updated Jun 14, 2013 01:33 PM EDT
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The massively popular Battlefield 4 is approaching fast and from the likes of reveals and leaks we have seen in the past few months, it seems like the game, as expected, will be one of the top games of the year. And since Battlefield, these days, is mostly about its multiplayer mode, we have a lot to share.

BFCentral, the dedicated page for anything Battlefield 4, has managed to jot down the list of multiplayer features for the game that were revealed at the ongoing E3. The game was already shown off at E3 where as many as 64 players participated in matches all day long. And this was the time when other remaining details about the mode were also uncovered.

As far as the details go, Battlefield 4 will offer a number of different types of grenades that can now be equipped besides regular explosive grenades. Flashbangs, smoke grenades, and incendiary grenades are also on the cards.

The report says that secondary weapons (such as pistols) can now be customized with attachments such as flashlights and silences, and that there are no more different versions of the same guns as in BF3. Moreover, there are two gadget slots and they are shared for all gadgets in the class. This means that the players can fully customize what they want in those two slots.

Check out the entire list of multiplayer features below:

Infantry

Pistols: Secondary weapons (pistols) can now be customized with attachments such as flashlights and silences — no more different versions of the same guns as in BF3.

Grenades: several types of grenades can now be equipped besides regular explosive grenades. Flashbangs, smoke grenades, and incendiary grenades were spotted.

Gadgets: there are two gadget slots and they are shared for all gadgets in the class, meaning that you can fully customize what you want in those two slots.

Recon class now features the “motion ball” sensor from Bad Company 2, and the Recon also carries C4 this time.

Main weapons can be equipped with two sights — a scope and iron sights.

Grips: there are several new weapon grips in the game, such as angled grip, in addition to the fore-grip, etc.

Knives: there are different knives in the game, such as a shank knife, the regular Ka-Bar, and more.
Knife attacks can be countered/blocked.

Suppression is toned down for all weapons except machine guns.

Water: players can now shoot while in water, and they can sprint as well. Players can dive underwater as well.

Ammo / Med kit: there are two types of ammo and med kits now, the larger ones which constantly heal/resupply, and smaller ones that instantly heal/resupply, but are used up immediately by the soldier.

VOIP will be availble on PC in-game.

Battlefield 4 squads now include 5 players.

Spectator mode is confirmed.

Chinese faction confirmed.

All-new voice acting for multiplayer characters.

Reloading: if you reload a clip before its empty, you lose the bullets in the clip.

New weapons confirmed (among others): AT4 rocket launcher, RPG-7, Stinger, M320, Saiga-12K, P90, M4, M416, and Scout Elite.

“Perks” are given to squads depending on how well they’re playing.

Vehicles

New vehicle disabling feature. It’s now based on where the vehicle is hit.

Tires can be shot out, making it harder to steer and operate a vehicle.

Battlefield 4 helicopters now get night vision.

Chinese Type 99 main battle tank confirmed.

Chinese WZ-10 attack helicopter confirmed.

Commander

The Battlefield 4 commander doesn’t count towards overall player count, so it’s 64 players + 2 commanders.

Mobile Commander can only be played on tablets such as iPad — no phones are supported.

Commander can use a mini-screen to see what every soldier on the map is seeing.

Commander can give orders to squad leaders, who can accept or refuse the order”

Battlefield 4, which will run on the enhanced Frostbite 3 engine, is currently set for a Nov. 29 arrival for North America and Nov. 1 for Europe.

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