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History of the Assault in Battlefield

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Last up in our BF4 Class Weeks is none other than the legendary Assault class, which has seen quite a few changes over the years. Read on for its complete history!

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Battlefield 1942

One of five kits available to Battlefield 1942 players, the Assault was the go-to class when engaging enemy infantry. Back then, it was all about wielding the firepower of automatic rifles and light machine guns, staying close to the action in the fight between Axis and Allies. 12 years ago, the Assault didn’t have any fancy equipment or healing duties – other classes took care of that.

Battlefield 2

In the modern-day setting of Battlefield 2, the Assault class was still a general-purpose choice for medium-range combat, but it still evolved thanks to additions to the arsenal. For instance, the class gained access to the Underslung Grenade Launcher, a powerful piece of military hardware, and Assault players could also withstand an extra beating thanks to the body armor.

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Battlefield 2142

Remember when Defibrillators were single-handed? The future is sweet. As the number of classes was trimmed down to four in Battlefield 2142, the abilities of Battlefield 2’s Assault and Medic merged, giving birth to a new kind of Assault kit. This challenged us to focus both on being an assault rifle badass (made easier with rocket and shotgun add-ons), as well as healing and reviving team mates.

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Battlefield: Bad Company

With the added destruction and chaos introduced in Battlefield: Bad Company, we had a lot of fun with both assault rifles and grenade launchers (although Demolition guys were of course even more explosive) when playing Assault. The convenient LIFE-2 gadget, an auto-injector that restored the Assault player’s health, is also memorable. Other than that, the Assault class was the spear-head of the squad, throwing themselves into the all-out war.

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Battlefield 4

Jumping ahead to the present and Battlefield 4, the current incarnation of the Assault is a versatile class – not to mention an excellent choice for those just starting out with the game. The healing capabilities have evolved and the Battlefield 4 Assault has access to both a Medic Bag and the smaller First Aid Pack that can be thrown further. Again, the class is crucial for playing the objective and making sure the team stays alive.

Want to know how to be a better Assault player in Battlefield 4? Make sure to read the main Assault Class blog post for some tips.

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BF4 Class Week: The Assault

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The Assault class design in its Russian, American, and Chinese variants.

Taking Care of Business and Bruises

Even though every Battlefield class brings something unique to your squad’s efforts, the Assault class is truly a personification of team play. Think of all the times you’ve been boiling of anger after a sudden death – and then regaining your fighting spirit thanks to a timely revive. Or those narrow escapes into cover with 3% health left when you notice a Medic Bag on the ground. An Assault doing its job can’t be overvalued.

Playing as Assault is not just tending to field medic duties, though. With the wide variety of assault rifles and grenade launchers a successful Assault needs to be out there, leading the charge towards Control Points or M-COM Stations, remaining cool in the heat of battle. Creating shortcuts by blasting holes in walls with the grenade launchers or blinding the enemy by smoke should also be on the repertoire.

Community Mission: Make 25 Million Revives

The in-game challenge for this Class Week is truly one dedicated to team work. In a new Community Mission designed for the Assault class we want you to collectively make 25 million revives. Charge up the Defibs, and keep the hearts of your team mates beating. We depend on you!

This mission is active between October 28, 9AM PDT and November 4, 2AM PDT. If you reach the goal in time, we’ll award you with a wallpaper artwork featuring the Assault class*. The wallpaper will be posted on the Battlefield  blog for download after the mission is completed.

Assault Shortcut Kit Sale

Assault Shortcut Kit Sale
For those who are new to the Battlefield, or perhaps have been away from it for a while, the Shortcut Kits are a handy way of catching up by unlocking all guns and gadgets. In honor of the Assault Week, you can get a 30% discount on the Assault Shortcut Kit** between October 28, 2014 and November 3, 2014. Head to the Battlelog store to check it out.

Top 4 Assault Pro Tips

Reviving and Timing

Instinct may tell you to immediately move towards the revive icons above the heads of your near-dead team members. But as any good Assault player knows, a brief second of risk assessment is needed before you do a wild dash, defibs in hand, resulting in you getting mowed down by the very same enemy that just killed your buddy. So: before any revive, check the surrounding areas, see if your downed friend is lying behind cover, and make a quick decision.

Become a Shotgun master

The M26 MASS is a weapon unique to the Assault class, and is very handy for close quarter combat. Once you’ve unlocked it, you have a superb complimentary weapon to your main assault rifle. Experiment with the different kinds of rounds, find what range they fit for, and practice your aim to make every shot count.

First Aid Pack or Medic Bag?

Everything is a matter of taste, but there are some things to keep in mind if you’re choosing between the two health-restoring gadgets of the Assault class. The First Aid Pack is single-use but can be thrown longer, which can be an advantage on larger maps. On smaller maps, where players often circle around the same hotspots, the family-sized Medic Bag could work better. Whatever you choose, locate critical parts of the map that need your goodies, and be generous!

Rack up Those Points

You have a lot of opportunities to score points when playing as Assault – if you do it right. Apart from all the kills you’ll get with your assault rifle, your medic duties will also help to secure the win for the team, and all this earns you sweet XP. Help those who need it, but just so you know: healing and reviving a squad member gives you a point boost…

Thank you for celebrating these four Class Weeks with us! Stay tuned to the Battlefield Blog for more Assault goodies the following days. Remember to revive everyone in sight to ace the community mission, and share your best Assault tips in the comments below.

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* THIS OFFER IS BEING ISSUED TO YOU FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CREDIT, CHARGE, DEBIT OR GIFT CARD. REQUIRES BATTLEFIELD 4 (“PRODUCT”) ON APPLICABLE PLATFORM AND INTERNET CONNECTION TO PARTICIPATE. VALID WHEREVER BATTLEFIELD 4 IS OFFERED. MAY NOT 

BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER, GIFT CARD, REBATE OR DISCOUNT COUPON. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED, TAXED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

** THIS OFFER IS BEING ISSUED TO YOU FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CREDIT, CHARGE, DEBIT OR GIFT CARD. OFFER EXPIRES NOVEMBER 3, 2014 AT 12:00AM PDT. VALID FOR NEW PURCHASES OF BATTLEFIELD 4 SUPPORT SHORTCUT KIT (“PRODUCT”) FROM MICROSOFT AND SONY DIGITAL STOREFRONTS OR THE DEAL CENTER ON THE ORIGIN STORE AT WWW.ORIGIN.COM. VALUE OF DISCOUNT WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM PRODUCT LIST PRICE AT TIME OF PURCHASE.  BATTLEFIELD 4 FOR APPLICABLE PLATFORM (NOT INCLUDED IN PRODUCT) REQUIRED TO PLAY. OFFER VALID WHEREVER PRODUCT IS SOLD. LIMIT ONE OFFER PER PERSON. OFFER 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 OTHER DISCOUNT COUPONS. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SHIPPING, HANDLING AND APPLICABLE SALES TAX. RETAILERS, DISTRIBUTORS AND EMPLOYEES OF ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. AND THEIR AGENCIES/AFFILIATES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED, TAXED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

Battlelog Tablet App Improvements

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The Battlelog App for mobile and tablet devices is a great way to stay connected to the Battlefield, letting you browse stats, customize your loadout, view match results, and much more.

After consulting with testers from the Battlelog Community, we’ve now made a row of improvements to the Battlelog app for tablets, allowing for an even smoother and informative experience.

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As you can see in these screenshots the user interface has been upgraded, making overview and navigation easier. The app has also been optimized for performance, making it faster to change weaponry, check out the Geo Leaderboards, or whatever BF4 business you’re doing on the go.

We’ve also made updates of the Battlelog tablet app a smoother affair, and we will deploy updates of both the mobile and tablet version at the same time. Down the road you can expect even more features rolling out, such as push notifications informing you about Battlefield 4 events or friends joining the game.

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The latest version of the Battlelog App is 2.3.X and the Android + iOS versions can be found via the links below. Note: to start using the new version you need to sign out and restart your current Battlelog Application.

Battlelog App for iOS

Battlelog App for Android

Enjoy the improved Battlelog tablet app and make sure to keep the feedback and comments coming!

That Battlefeel – Five Epic Battlefield Moments

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Sometimes they’re unbelievable, sometimes just hilarious. Quite often they’re both. They can be that awkward moment realizing you’re on single fire mode, or when your squad buddy saves your derriere in the nick of time. We call them Battlefeels.

You’ve been constantly adding to the worldwide library of these feels by your incredible videos and screenshots and below you’ll find a handful – there are of course many more out there. So sit back with your favorite beverage and enjoy these prime Battlefeels!

“Pod Zook” – ponylionHD

Many have tried, few have conquered. Pulling off a true Rendezook is not done easily but PonylionHD has mastered this art form, time and time again. After successfully combining the move with a giant prehistoric shark (Rendolodon!), Pony has now applied futuristic equipment to perform the crazy RPG-slinging jump – using a pod in Final Stand.

“C4 is my Bae” – Fahed Abudayyeh

C4 in hand. A dozen foes at the same place. An epic ambush. We can only imagine how Fahed Abudayyeh felt coming across this golden opportunity on Operation Metro. The resulting kill streak crippled the enemy team, made the XP come flooding in, and produced a true Battlefeel. The total kill count? To quote Fahed’s own video description: “I couldn’t count them.“

“Anti-Air Dirtbike” – TheGuruGamer

Teaming up with a buddy and going on a Dirtbike ride feels good enough in its own right. But when Dirtbike magic like this happens, it becomes a Battlefeel for the books. Watch the majestic soaring of TheGuruGamer, the swift mid-air jet takedown, and the ensuing happiness of the duo.

“Warriors – BF4 Machinima” – TheS4tha

Ever felt that you’re inside a movie – but with the key difference that the outcome is in your hands? It’s a feel quite common within Battlefield 4 multiplayer. The cinematic and dynamic qualities of Battlefield 4 is captured beautifully in TheS4tha’s “Warriors”, featuring an intense clash at Hainan Resort. Epic paradropping, a lethal jet fly-by, and an explosive finale are some of the highlights.

“Epic Sax Guy Does Battlefield 4” – REC |Filming platoon|

It comes to us all. That sudden urge to lay down your weapons for a moment, and just bust a move on the Battlefield. What REC |Filming platoon| captures in the clip below is hard to describe in words. Just watch, stomp your feet, and surrender to the madness.

Make sure to share your own Battlefeels with us – whether it’s a video, screen, or story – through the comment section below. Curious about the upcoming Final Stand maps in the first Battlefeel?
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History of the Support in Battlefield

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This week is all about the LMG-wielding heroes that resupply us with ammo. As part of our third BF4 Class Week we look at how the Support class in Battlefield has evolved through the years.

 

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Battlefield 2

The Support class joined the all-out war party when Battlefield 2 came along in 2005. Alongside the game’s 6 other classes, the basic duties of the Support were similar to what they are now: provide suppressive fire and resupply teammates using Ammo Boxes. The Light Machine Gun was the signature weapon for the class and those who wielded it had to master both bullet spread and cooldown of this powerful firearm. Support players in Battlefield 2 were also equipped with a body armor, basically turning their starting health to 133%.

 

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Battlefield 2142

Though the fight took place in the future, the qualities of the Battlefield 2142 Support class were timeless. The enemy team had to watch out for the classes devastating Sentry Guns and ability to detect invisible soldiers. Getting more accurate as it was fired, the default machine gun was also a monster in the hands of a skilled Support – especially with the huge magazine capacity.

 

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Battlefield: Bad Company

Accepting even more supportive challenges for the squad, the Support class of Battlefield: Bad Company took on the role of both healer and vehicle specialist. Medkits and Power Drill in hand, Support players took care of both bullet wounds and damaged rides. Teammates with empty mags had to rely on ammunition crates, though. We have fun, explosive memories of calling in the Mortar Strike to blow our enemies – or just buildings that had it coming – into smithereens.

 

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Battlefield 3

The Battlefield 3 Support was in many ways a return to the kit in Battlefield 2, and the distribution of Ammo Boxes was once again one of the class’s responsibilities. With an arsenal of Light Machine Guns, Shotguns, PDWs and more, the Support was a diverse class that could be approached in many ways. Number 3 also introduced the suppression system, where gunfire cause reduced vision to enemies on the receiving end. And yes, the beloved C4 was now in the hands of the Support class. Good times!

 

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Battlefield 4

Paved with LMG bullets and ransacked Ammo Boxes, the road to the present state of the Support has been an interesting one. In Battlefield 4 we still rely on the Support for ammo refills and the new Ammo Pack – smaller but also capable of being thrown further – has changed up this process. A new grenade launcher of both airburst and smoke variety was also gifted upon the Support, and China Rising players have a new toy in the remote-controlled UCAV.

All in all, there’s never been a better opportunity for supportive players to jump into Battlefield 4 and try out this class. And for you veterans, we hope you keep those resupplies and LMG kill streaks going!

Learn more about the Support’s role in Battlefield 4

 

What’s your relationship with the Support class? Were you around when it made its debut? Share your Support stories in the comments section below!

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