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Battlefield 4 February Deployment Brief

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It’s February, and love is in the air. Love for the Battlefield, that is. This month there are some Community Missions to check out, a Zodiac Dog Tag up for grabs, and plenty of reasons to check out Battlefield 4.

Schedule of Events

Every Friday

#FridayNightBattlefield
Get ready to show off your skills against… us. Every Friday, you can jump online to play against some of the Battlelog moderators, Answers HQ members, and several of the folks from the Battlefield community team. We’ll Tweet out the server details on our Twitter account, so be on the lookout at twitter.com/battlefield.

February 9 – February 15
Zodiac Mission: Aquarius
Jump into any Battlefield 4 multiplayer mode and map and score 5 Kills with the SMAW to get the Aquarius Dog Tag. This mission is active between February 9, 2016 9AM PT and February 15, 2016 9AM PT*.

February 12
Free* Gold Battlepack
We love you, too. Log in to claim a free* Gold Battlepack on February 12 starting at 9AM PT.

February 12 – February 15
Double XP
Spend the weekend with the ones you really love and get Double XP. From February 12 at 9AM PT until February 15 at 9AM PT, all matches played on Ranked and Official servers will earn you Double XP.

February 23 – February 27
Community Mission: M40A5
Jump into any Battlefield 4 multiplayer mode and map and score 5 Kills with the M40A5 to get a Gold Battlepack. This mission is active between February 23, 2016 9AM PT and February 27, 2016 9AM PT*.

*THIS OFFER IS BEING ISSUED TO YOU FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CREDIT, CHARGE, DEBIT OR GIFT CARD. PARTICIPATION AND ACCESS TO IN-GAME CONTENT REQUIRE BATTLEFIELD 4 ON APPLICABLE PLATFORM, ORIGIN ACCOUNT, INTERNET CONNECTION, AND (FOR CONSOLE PLAYERS) AN XBOX LIVE GOLD OR SONY ENTERTAINMENT ACCOUNT. YOU MUST CONFIRM COMPLETION OF COMMUNITY MISSIONS ON THE BATTLELOG COMMUNITY MISSION PAGE BEFORE THE END OF THE COMMUNITY MISSION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE GOLD BATTLEPACK. DOG TAG MUST BE REDEEMED THROUGH BATTLELOG BEFORE THE END OF THE MISSION.

Battlefield 4 Tips & Tricks from the Community

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Battlefield 4 is a massive game, and whether you’re jumping into the battle for the first time or you’re a seasoned veteran, there’s always new stuff to learn, and new skills to master. To kick off the New Year (and to welcome all of the new players joining with the recently released Origin Access* – hello new players!), we gathered some of the best tips and tricks videos the community has put together since BF4 released.

XfactorGaming has a series called “How to Be a Better Noob”, and it provides a great crash course on the fundamentals of success in Battlefield 4. You can check out the playlist here, or jump into the first episode.

LevelCapGaming‘s video on Basic Tactics 101 does just what the name suggests – it gives a brief overview of some of the most important mechanics of the game. Want to learn about the mini-map, reloading tips, and how to find cover in a firefight? He’s got it covered.

JackFrags has some tips for players looking to up their skills from noob to pro. In the video above, he gives out some map-specific tips, but also provides some really strong feedback that can improve anyone’s game.

DooM49 has some advice for players having trouble in the skies. In the video above, he dolls out some solid advice on improving your pilot skills once you find yourself in a jet.

Westie, on the other hand, has a killer video for prospective Battlefield 4 snipers (Recon class) out there. His advice isn’t a one-size fits all approach, but he definitely has some strong advice for anyone looking to attack from afar.

There you have it! Hopefully, with these tips in-hand, you’ll be able to take on the New Year with some new skills under your belt.

*CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS APPLY. SEE WWW.ORIGIN.COM/ORIGIN-ACCESS/TERMS FOR DETAILS.

Battlefield 4 January Deployment Brief

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We hope you’ve been enjoying your time exploring the revamped and remade Dragon Valley 2015, which released just a few weeks ago as part of Battlefield 4 Legacy Operations*. But if you didn’t find the time to see what the classic Battlefield 2 map looks like running on 2015 Frostbite tech, you’ll have plenty of reasons to check it out in January – there are weekly events to enjoy, as well as a few Community Missions that’ll reward you with Battlepacks and more.

Schedule of Events

Every Friday

#FridayNightBattlefield
Is there any better way to kick off the weekend than with a few matches of Battlefield 4? Every Friday, you can jump online to play against some of the Battlelog moderators, Answers HQ members, and several of the folks from the Battlefield community team. We’ll Tweet out the server details every Friday, so be on the lookout at twitter.com/battlefield

January 5 – January 11

Zodiac Mission: Capricorn
Jump into any Battlefield 4 multiplayer mode and map and score 4 Kills with C4 to get the Capricorn Dog Tag. This mission is active between January 5, 2016 9AM PT and January 11, 2016 9AM PT**.

January 21 – January 24

Expert Community Mission: Revives
Jump into any Battlefield 4 multiplayer mode and map and score 50 revives to get a Gold Battlepack. This mission is active between January 21, 2016 9AM PT and January 24, 2016 9AM PT**.

January 26 – January 30

Community Mission: MTAR-21
Jump into any Battlefield 4 multiplayer mode and map and score 21 Kills with the MTAR-21 to get a Gold Battlepack. This mission is active between January 26, 2016 9AM PT and January 30, 2016 9AM PT**.

THIS OFFER IS BEING ISSUED TO YOU FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CREDIT, CHARGE, DEBIT OR GIFT CARD. PARTICIPATION AND ACCESS TO IN-GAME CONTENT REQUIRE BATTLEFIELD 4 ON APPLICABLE PLATFORM, ORIGIN ACCOUNT, INTERNET CONNECTION, AND (FOR CONSOLE PLAYERS) AN XBOX LIVE GOLD OR SONY ENTERTAINMENT ACCOUNT. YOU MUST CONFIRM COMPLETION OF COMMUNITY MISSIONS ON THE BATTLELOG COMMUNITY MISSION PAGE BEFORE THE END OF THE COMMUNITY MISSION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE GOLD BATTLEPACKS.

*REQUIRES BATTLEFIELD 4 FULL GAME ON APPLICABLE PLATFORM.

**Be sure to redeem your rewards through Battlelog before the Community Mission is over.

A New Champion was Crowned for the ESL One Battlefield 4 Winter Season

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Cologne, Germany was the setting of last weekend’s ESL One Battlefield 4 Winter season finals, where eight teams battled it out for the title of ESL One champion and the lion’s share of the ‎€35,000 prize pool.

A new champion

The weekend was filled with exciting and nail-biting matches, but none were as close as the grand finals between INTZ e-Sports and Epsilon eSports. The two titans went head to head in one of the closest series in Battlefield 4 history. However, after five maps it was Epsilon who claimed the victory and were crowned champions of the ESL One Battlefield 4 Winter season.

The second place curse

INTZ once more fell short of the trophy, losing out to Epsilon in the grand finals, but the team also yet again proved their skill, reaching their third grand final in a row.

  • First place: Epsilon eSports
  • Second place: INTZ e-Sports
  • Third/fourth place: PENTA Sports, InFamouS
  • Fifth/sixth place: SYF Gaming, Evolution Gamerz
  • Seventh/eighth place: LeiSuRe, ReVo Esport

The end of the winter season finals also marks the end of ESL One Battlefield 4 in 2015. 2015 was an incredible year for Battlefield 4, with over ‎€120,000 given out over the course of three fantastic seasons. It also brought us teams from the Americas as they joined the league and showed their strength.

ESL One tournaments are organized and sponsored by Turtle Entertainment GmbH. Information on tournament rules and setup can be found at Battlefield.ESL.eu and ESL-one.com/Battlefield.

Dragon Valley 2015 Survival Guide

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With Battlefield 4 Legacy Operations, we set out to create a modernized version of the original Dragon Valley map from Battlefield 2, both visually and gameplay alike. In Dragon Valley 2015, this translates into one of our biggest maps in the game – with a heavy focus on vehicles.

Dragon Valley 2015 features 8 flags, more than any other Battlefield 4 map. This creates unique gameplay, and captures the pacing and gameplay of the original map. It’s a big map, and you tend to commit to an area of the map per round.

Here are some examples of favorite focus areas and pastimes of the dev team on Dragon Valley 2015.

GO ISLAND HOPPING
The most obvious focus of all is to commit to holding the infantry heavy island, featuring the Hilltop Pagoda and the Temple flags. There are several good spots to hide a spawn beacon for quick insertion behind enemy lines to make sure you keep these flags blue. Make sure you have some anti-air and anti-tank support to make sure you can handle the vehicles that are bound to arrive at some point…

BECOME A VEHICULAR MONSTER
Dragon Valley 2015 is built around vehicle play. If you are the best Tanker, Attack helicopter pilot, or Jet pilot, you will have so many things to try. The destructible bridges add a dimension to the vehicle play, and you’ll find yourself constantly finding new nooks to utilize to your advantage. We hope you will love playing vehicles on Dragon Valley 2015 as much as we do!

JUMP ABOARD THE FLAG CAP EXPRESS
Any veteran of the Battlefield series knows the older map layouts feature a lot of capture points. The original Dragon Valley had a total of 10 flags for instance! This amount of flags allows your squad to focus on capturing as many flags as possible. You travel to potential points using fast transports, capture them, but there is little time to stay and defend – you are constantly on the offensive. This might not be one of the most effective tactics, but it’s loads of fun!

LOCK DOWN THE HILL VILLAGE
Playing as the US, focusing efforts on D flag (Hill Village), and playing a guerilla kind of game is a lot of fun! Start by assembling your squad, make sure you bring a spawn beacon and an engineer or two. Place the spawn beacon in a smart position fairly close to the flag, but far enough to not be obvious, and start locking down the access road to the east side of the river. Your mission is stopping all tanks from reaching the Island!

TAKE A TDM WARMUP
Team Death Match is a great warm up for many, and Dragon Valley 2015 features one of the best warmup layouts of Battlefield, inspired by Noshahr Canals. Hop into a game of TDM to dial in your aiming before you go for that epic Conquest session with your friends.

CAP QUICKLY, CAP OFTEN
As the Chinese team, focusing on quickly capturing and trying to hold the A (River Valley) and B (Pagoda) flags is a viable (and fun) tactic. To increase your chances of success, make sure you grab the IFV at F (Wood Yard), or bring a tank with you to long range support the defense. Expect heavy resistance, especially from heavy vehicles like tanks and attack helicopters.

Those are some of the dev-team’s favorite playstyles and tactics… but what will you do?

See you on Dragon Valley 2015!

*REQUIRES BATTLEFIELD 4 FULL GAME ON APPLICABLE PLATFORM.

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY CREDITED, NO WEAPON, VEHICLE OR GEAR MANUFACTURER IS AFFILIATED WITH OR HAS SPONSORED OR ENDORSED THIS GAME

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Battlefield 4 February Deployment Brief
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Battlefield 4 January Deployment Brief
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Dragon Valley 2015 Survival Guide
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