First Glimpses of Battlefield 4 at Gamescom 2013 Battlefield 4
EA and DICE have officially allowed players to get their hands on the Battlefield 4 multiplayer today at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Players got to try out the new map, Paracel Island, on Conquest mode and got to see the power of the Frostbite 3 engine.
With Gamescom 2013 in full effect, DICE is allowing gamers to try out the Paracel Island multiplayer map for Battlefield 4. The gameplay that is being shown today is from the Alpha phase so there are likely to be differences from what players will see in October for the open beta. However, from what I have seen so far the Alpha looks pretty good in its own right.
DICE is showing off the Conquest mode today which has become a Battlefield staple for matchmaking. Tomorrow will be the debut for Battlefield 4’s new game mode Obliteration, which was announced yesterday in the EA Press Conference. For the matches this week, DICE has opened all the classes and unlocked all the equipment so players get a look at what all is going to be offered when Battlefield 4 releases.
Paracel Island’s Weather Affecting Game play
At the outset of each match, Paracel Island appears like a pristine tropic island that players could enjoy the sights of…whether it weren’t a frantic warzone right now. The Frostbite 3 engine enables foliage to respond to both wind and then any player input, for example walking with a plant or flying past it inside a fighter jet. However, the peaceful island weather is able to change immediately, and alter it will!
As you’re watching the stream, the very first demonstration of the elements altering all of a sudden happens round the 7:50 minute mark. The fighter jet is flying in good weather whenever a storm appears and you may observe how the inclement weather affects the battlefield. Rain may cause visibility to lower and can really show the rain tiny droplets around the home windows of vehicles. Even infantry soldiers will have the rain since the rain drops will obscure the sights or scope of the gun.
Another awesome feature that Paracel Island brings may be the d
estroyed warship that’s stuck to among the giant windmills towards the rear of the map. The warship appears like it’s there only for atmosphere but when that windmill is destroyed, then your warship will really run aground at Point C, Firebase Island. This dynamic moment will affect game play as either team can storm the warship and employ its cannons against enemy jets and helicopters.
Vehicle Game play
The vehicles which are featured within the Paracel Island maps contain jets, helicopters, amphibious vehicles and a few anti-aircraft vehicles too. The jets and helicopters appear to function much like the way they have in the past Battlefield games, and both could be traveled either in first-person or third-person. The jets have utilization of both cannons and missiles in addition to getting some support products for example radar and flares to assist them to stay alive. Helicopters didn’t get as much attention as jets but helicopters turn to have similar abilities from Battlefield 3.
The motorboats appear to possess altered a great deal from Battlefield 3 for the reason that players are in possession of a getaway route when the boat begins to get destroyed. Rather of getting to leap overboard and go swimming to shore, players are now able to change to among the onboard jet-skis making a quick get-away if required. Also, the gunboats have a lot of gun emplacements around the deck so there’s an abundance of firepower in it either.
Infantry Gun Play
In the livestream today, the guns which were featured all seem great there appears to become a good balance to date. The greatest problem with guns in almost any first-person shooter is ensuring nobody gun is simply too over-powered where other guns cannot match them. And from that which was proven today, it appears as though DICE has been doing a great job of offering lots of guns to test out, and keeping all of the guns balanced.
There is certainly huge-concentrate on vehicles at first from the stream and centered on the dynamic map changes, however the guns get some coverage for the finish from the Battlefield 4 livestream. For tomorrow, DICE is going to be unveiling their Obliteration gamemode so certainly start looking when for your if you’re a Battlefield fan! I’ll be doing my favorite to pay for that tomorrow once the livestream goes live.
Update: If you’re thinking about buying Battlefield 4 then I suggest you read this review made by ChizeloffdaBlock. The sport is ambitious however it comes with some issues at this time, so it may be worth waiting to purchase the sport until DICE releases a significant patch.
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