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Announcing Battlefield 4 Battlefest – Season 2

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Battlefest is back! After the successful celebrations in July, the time is right for another season of fan appreciation. For Season 2, we’ve planned a full month of giveaways, a 2XP event, community missions*, and exciting announcements.

Battlefest is our way of thanking Battlefield 4 fans, old and new, for all the support. Your feedback has been invaluable to us; we recently deployed the highly appreciated Fall Update based on your suggestions, and Battlefield 4 Final Stand is being perfected thanks to your contributions in the Community Test Environment. Of course, the DICE studios will continue to improve the Battlefield 4 experience going forward.

We’ve seen many new players hit the Battlefield recently – and we’d like to heartily welcome you all! If you’re a newbie, we’ll let you try out Battlefield 4 for free** through Origin Game Time and teach you the ropes in a series of articles. We’re not forgetting about you veterans though. There are many activities planned for you during Battlefest, and we also hope to respond to your suggestions and wishes for the future of Battlefield. So, let’s have a peek at what Season 2 has to offer:

Origin Game Time

Want to try out Battlefield 4 for free**? With Origin Game Time, new players can try the full base game of Battlefield 4 for 168 hours – at no charge whatsoever. The timer doesn’t start until you’ve launched the game for the first time, and it continues to count down even when you’re not playing, so make sure you’ve cleared out some time for all-out-war.

Battlefield 4 Game Time

Double XP Event

What’s better than a 2XP weekend? A five-day 2XP weekend, of course. Make sure to hit the game between November 6 and November 10 for double XP, making you level up faster.

Community Missions and New Dog Tags

Time to pull together! In two new Community Missions, you have the chance to collectively unlock two new Dog Tags with a Cops and Robbers theme – a nod to the upcoming Battlefield Hardline. You don’t want to miss these. Details to follow.

Gold Battlepacks

Starting November 8, we’ll hand out a Gold Battlepack every Saturday up until December 6. Inside these shiny cases you’ll find camos, weapon attachments, XP boosts, and other in-game goodies.

To keep track of all these happenings, head to our Event Calendar for a day-by-day Battlefest schedule. Here you’ll get an overview of all the events we’ve got in store for you, Battlefest Season 2 Event Calendar.

So how about it – let’s declare Battlefest Season 2 officially opened. Stay tuned for more announcements this month, check out the Battlefield Blog regularly, and welcome to the fest!

Battlefest is open to everyone who owns Battlefield 4. If you don’t have a copy of the game yet, you can Secure Your Copy of Battlefield 4 Premium Edition.

 

* THIS OFFER IS BEING ISSUED TO YOU FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CREDIT, CHARGE, DEBIT OR GIFT CARD. BATTLEFEST SEASON 2 IS FROM NOVEMBER 6, 2014 AT 9AM PDT THROUGH DECEMBER 9, 2014 AT 6PM PDT (“PROMOTION PERIOD”). REQUIRES BATTLEFIELD 4 (“PRODUCT”) ON APPLICABLE PLATFORM, ORIGIN ACCOUNT AND INTERNET CONNECTION TO PARTICIPATE AND ACCESS IN-GAME CONTENT. BATTLEFIELD 4 COPS COMMUNITY MISSION IS ACTIVE FROM NOVEMBER 11, 2014 9AM PDT THROUGH NOVEMBER 17, 2014 2AM PDT. BATTLEFIELD 4 ROBBERS COMMUNITY MISSION IS ACTIVE FROM NOVEMBER 25, 2014 9AM PDT THROUGH DECEMBER 1, 2014 2AM PDT. DIGITAL DOG TAGS ARE AUTOMATICALLY ENTITLED 2 DAYS AFTER THE END OF EACH COMPLETED COMMUNITY MISSION FROM 9AM PDT TO 8:59AM PDT THE NEXT DAY.  DOUBLE XP IS AUTOMATICALLY ENTITLED FROM NOVEMBER 6, 2014 AT 9AM PDT THROUGH NOVEMBER 10, 2014 AT 2AM PDT. ONE GOLD BATTLEPACK IS AWARDED EACH SATURDAY OF THE PROMOTION PERIOD FROM 5AM PDT TO 4:59AM PDT THE NEXT DAY AND IS AUTOMATICALLY ENTITLED WHEN YOU LOGIN INTO THE PRODUCT DURING THAT DAILY TIME PERIOD. EA ONLINE PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICY AND TERMS OF SERVICE ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.EA.COM. SEE APPLICABLE END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT AND DISCLOSURES ON WWW.EA.COM/1/PRODUCT-EULAS. VALID WHEREVER BATTLEFIELD 4 IS SOLD. CODE MAY NOT BE SUBSTITUTED, EXCHANGED, SOLD OR REDEEMED FOR CASH OR OTHER GOODS OR SERVICES. MAY NOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER, GIFT CARD, REBATE OR DISCOUNT COUPON. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED, TAXED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

 

** Conditions and restrictions apply. See https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/free-games/game-time for details.

Battlefield 4 Updates Include “Classic Mode”

2 months ago 305 comments
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Today we are excited to inform fans of Battlefield 3 that the Battlefield 4 Fall Update is live, bringing with it many enhancements and improvements of interest to Battlefield 3 players in particular. If you’ve been thinking about making the leap to Battlefield 4 there’s never been a better time.

Classic Mode

The Battlefield 4 Fall Update introduces a new preset called “Classic Mode”. Rules on these servers hone back to Battlefield 2/3 and are designed for skilled players looking for more of a challenge and seeking stricter rules.

For instance, you are able to spawn on only the squad leader in Classic Mode, increasing the challenge and need for greater tactical thinking as a squad leader.

Core changes

Below you’ll find other highlights of the tweaks we’ve made to Battlefield 4 with this update. Please note that this is only a handful of all the changes, and if you’d like to dive deeper into the full update notes they can be found through the link here: Full Battlefield 4 Fall Update Notes

- Player movement has been improved to more closely match that of Battlefield 3, while still maintaining the animation fidelity of Battlefield 4.

- The High Frequency Network Update has now been added to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and is set to default. This makes the server update the client on what is happening with greater frequency, resulting in a smoother, more “correct” player experience.

- Reduced visual recoil of guns. This includes all medium and close range sights (except iron sights, IRNV and FLIR).

- The BF4 ”Netcode” has seen several tweaks and is now the fastest in the franchise’s history, counting client-to-client values. The delay is now lower than ever, and we’re also looking to improve hit detection.

So there you have it. Joining Battlefield 4 brings you an even more intense Battlefield experience complete with Naval Warfare, Levolution, Commander Mode, and 4 thrilling expansion packs with Battlefield 4 Final Stand just around the corner. We look forward to seeing you on Battlefield!

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Battlefield 4 Naval Strike on March 25

8 months ago 140 comments
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One of the key features of Battlefield 4 is the extended naval warfare that is on offer. If you’re curious about this, and Battlefield 4 in general, you might like this first glimpse at the gameplay of Battlefield 4 Naval Strike expansion pack. Watch the thrilling trailer:

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike lets you pilot the new amphibious hovercraft vehicle through four all-new maps set in the South China Sea including Lost Islands, Nansha Strike, Wave Breaker and Operation Mortar. You can also expect all-new weapons and gadgets, like the 3GL (3 grenade launcher) and the Anti-Heli Mine. And of course, there’s the Carrier Assault game mode – a re-imagining of the classic Battlefield 2142 Titan Mode.

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike is releasing two weeks early for Battlefield 4 Premium members on PS3, PS4, X360, and XONE on March 25. The PC version for Battlefield 4 Premium members has been delayed, and we will get back to you with a final release date shortly. Get Battlefield 4 and a Battlefield 4 Premium membership.

Battlefield 4 Second Assault Rolling Out

9 months ago 123 comments
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Operation Firestorm and Caspian Border. Gulf of Oman and of course Operation Metro. Four immortal, fan-favorite maps from Battlefield 3, reimagined with the power of Frostbite 3 and Battlefield 4 gameplay. This Battlefield 4 expansion has now started rolling out across all platforms.

You can learn more about Battlefield 4 Second Assault over at the Battlefield Blog. If you would like to try these updated classics, make sure to get Battlefield 4.

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