Battlefield 4 launch game modes revealed

By Prarthito Maity , Updated Aug 27, 2013 08:53 AM EDT
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EA has more to reveal about its highly anticipated upcoming Battlefield 4 FPS. In a recent post in the official Battlefield blog, DICE has confirmed that the upcoming shooter will be launching with as many as seven game modes - two of which are fresh new content.

The launch modes include the likes of Conquest, Rush, Team Deathmatch, Squad Deathmatch, Domination, while adding two new game modes - Obliteration and Defuse.

The developers state that Obliteration is one of the most frantic and high-paced modes available in Battlefield 4, having two teams face off on medium-sized battlegrounds where a bomb will be spawned in a random central location. The mission is to pick up the bomb and arm it at one of the enemy's three military installations, and then blow 'em sky high. When the bomb detonates, a new bomb will again be spawned in a random location, and the race will continue. The first team to destroy all three bases wins.

"The single available bomb creates a strong focal point of action, with both teams risking it all to be able to bring the bomb to the enemy base. It's a game mode all about staying on the offensive and all about being a mobile team player," the blog states.

The second new game mode for Battlefield 4, called Defuse, will not offer any re-spawns to players at all for an even tighter and quicker infantry-only game mode. However, more details on the Defuse mode are yet to be revealed.

DICE has also confirmed that Battlefield 4 will launch with ten multiplayer maps, and all game modes will be playable on all of them.

Additionally, executive producer Patrick Bach has suggested that the PC version of Battlefield 4 will look better than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Mr. Bach also added that that DICE is doing as much as it can with the next-gen versions of the game, although eventually the company will "need to compromise in some places".

"PC will always be... You can just add more to a PC. There's always more. The game supports to a big extent better hardware, but not completely, so it won't be night and day," Bach told Videogamer. "I try to remember what it looked like back then. To me it's back then! It has come a long way. This is why I'm not completely sure on how to answer the question, because some people might not see the difference."

"When they look at it, [they'll say,] 'Yes, it looks exactly the same.' To me, I will see the difference because there are so many levels of fidelity that is for some people hard to spot. The experience will be very, very similar, but then what it is might not be the same," he added.

Battlefield 4 is scheduled to release for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on Oct. 29 in North America and Nov. 1 in Europe, with versions for PS4 and Xbox One arriving later.

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