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Battlefield Heroes

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: EA
Developer: DICE

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'Battlefield Heroes' Gets New Map Next Week

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2010 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT

Battlefield Heroes is an all-new Play 4 Free cartoon-style shooter that will bring classic Battlefield gameplay to an all new mass audience. Battlefield Heroes is EA’s first title that is offered completely for free, and features a built-in matchmaking system to ensure that players of equal skill are paired together for fair play.

With no barriers to entry, Battlefield Heroes is EA’s most recent title under the web-based free to download, free to play business model which generates revenue through advertising and in-game item sales.

Battlefield Heroes is easy to pick up and delivers all of the award-winning signature Battlefield sandbox multiplayer gameplay. The game features robust character customization and a deep ability and mission system where gamers can spend hours building up their characters. Now anyone can be a hero on the battlefield.

Players can now quickly download and easily launch the game from the official website. Before going into battle across four intense maps, gamers can create a number of personalized characters. Battlefield Heroes features a non-traditional third-person camera view so players can admire their one-of-a-kind hero while taking out the enemy. Character customisation items are available for Valor Points (points earned by playing the game) or with Battlefunds (a fictional currency bought with a credit card, PayPal or other methods such as SMS) so players can update or change their hero’s style at any time.

Battlefield Heroes is offered completely for free (requires internet connection) and with its fun cartoon-style graphics, the game caters to players of all skill levels. It also features a built-in matchmaking system to ensure that each gamer in the 16-player matches are of equal skill and paired together for fair play.

Scouts have reported that troops from both factions are in dire need of permanent reinforcements. The waves of troops coming and going from the PTE have helped forge the battlefield into the next epic warzone ready for an all out face off, but those troops were not enough to claim victory. It's time we got into the action and started to fight for the mountain side territory in order to claim our next big prize in this war, but the enemy will not let this go without a fight. Bullets will be fired, troop traps will be set, taunts will be made. but all we know is it is time for "Alpine Assault"

That's right heroes! Alpine Assault is on its way.

Join the fight in the mountain side battlefield known as Alpine Assault. Your faction needs backup and it's your duty to help them. Take the fight to the rocky hills and take out those pesky snipers, head into the trees in forest areas for cover and to excel in close combat or take your tank out into the field to wreak some mechanized mayhem over at Minto's Mill.

From Tuesday 7th September, Alpine assault will be added to map rotations and it will be available for server admins to add to their own personal map rotations, leaving an all new battlefield open for you to explore and conquer.

Key Features :

  • Friends: Add your friends so you can always see when they’re on-line. From your friends list, you’ll be one click away from directly joining them.
  • Leaderboards: They’re back! See how you stack up with thousands of other players and fight your way to the top. There’s a whole range of different stats you can look up and compare.
  • Groups: Create and join your very own Group, complete with avatar and group banner! Each group also has its very own, unique leaderboard, so you can compete with just your friends.
  • Player and Hero search: Find (or stalk) your frenemies with our new search features. Find out what Missions someone is currently on, what Abilities they’re using and loads more.
  • Permanent items: ALL appearance items and emotes that can be bought with Battlefunds are now available permanently! Don’t want to “rent” an item? You don’t have to anymore.
  • Code redemption: Be on the lookout for special, promotional codes which you can redeem on the Heroes site for Battlefunds or very cool, exclusive items.
  • Improved Store: Now easier to use: the BFH Store will show every item once, and by hovering over or clicking on it you’ll be able to see all the different price options, as well as durations that are available for that item.
  • Punk, Busted!: Yes, PunkBuster is here! Cheaters and hackers beware!
  • Reporting players: Find a misbehaving player by Hero(in-game) name or by their player(web display) name and report them!

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