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Battlefield 4

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: DICE
Release Date: Oct. 29, 2013 (US), Oct. 31, 2013 (EU)

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'Battlefield 4' (ALL) Rolls Out Fall Update, Free Trial On PS3

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2014 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT

Powered By the Frostbite 3 engine, Battlefield 4 offers players a glimpse into that is more human, dramatic and believable than anything before it, where multiplayer game design elements are incorporated into the single-player campaign.

In single-player, gamers will experience huge environments, a playground of destruction, access to an arsenal of vehicles and the ability to direct squad mates. Taking a page from the social aspect of multiplayer gaming, the single-player mode will now track players’ progress, adding an element of persistence and friendly competition to the campaign.

The world is on the brink of chaos, China is the tinderbox and you and your squad are the inadvertent spark that could ignite a global conflict. This is Battlefield 4. As Sergeant Daniel Recker, you play as a member of an elite group of unlikely heroes known as Tombstone squad, navigating the turmoil around you as you fight to save the final hope for peace.

PlayStation Plus members can download Battlefield 4 for free on PS3.  You’ll get 168 hours with the entire experience, including 64 player all-out war in multiplayer, and the intense single-player campaign.

To jump on the bandwagon follow this quick start guide:

  1. Navigate to PlayStation Store on your PS3.
  2. Search for “BATTLEFIELD 4″ and select Battlefield 4 Game.
  3. Click “Full Game Trial.”
  4. Click “Download.”
  5. Download and install the trial. Please give it some time as Battlefield 4 is a big game with a lot of updates being constantly added.

Battlefield 4 Fall Update

We want to highlight a few key updates and enhancements we’ve made based on your feedback, but if you’d like to dive deeper into the full update notes they can be found at the link here: Full Battlefield 4 Update Notes

Core Changes

Here are some of the tweaks and changes we’ve made to BF4 with this update. We’ll continue to listen to your feedback to see how we can further improve the BF4 experience so keep that feedback coming.

  • 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.

Classic Mode

By popular demand, the 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.

In-Game UI streamlined

We’ve also made several improvements and customization options to the Battlefield 4 HUD. The user interface is more intuitive than ever, and you can now tinker with settings to find a display that suits your needs on the Battlefield the best.

For instance, you can change settings for the in-world icons that are visible when aiming down the sights. Some players don’t want to see their teammates in this view, and that is something you can toggle on and off. Furthermore: the size of the mini map can be increased by up to 250% and you can also change the transparency of icons to your liking. Once again, see the full update notes for details.

Again, these are just a few of the improvements and enhancements the Fall Update introduces to BF4. Thanks again for all the Battlefield fans out there and your continued support, keep the feedback coming because we are listening. We look forward to seeing you on the Battlefield!

Game On!

Fredrik Loving
General Manager, DICE LA


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