View Full Version : Battlefield 1943 FAQ (taken from EA/DICE)

07-02-2009, 08:09 AM
Q.Is Battlefield 1943 a WWII game?

A.Yes, it is set during WWII. Mainly on Island maps.

Q.How many players is Battlefield 1943?

A.24 players online

Q.Is Battlefield 1943 strictly a online game?

A. Yes.

Q.I heard this is a arcade game, is this true?

A.Yes, it is a PSN and Xbox 360 Arcade game avalable via download only. Also it will be on the PC.

Q.How big will the file be when downloading Battlefield 1943?

A.It is said to be 350mb.

Q.Will there be a demo of that game?

A.Yes. A trial version will be available once the game comes out. PC status of the trial is is unknown though as is what the trial version will feature. But Both PS3 and xbox 360 versions of the trial will be available when the game launches.

Q.What gaming Engine is it using?

A.Frostbite engine. Similar to the one used in bad company.

Q.Will it still have destruction of buildings and enviroments (like battlefield bad company)?

A.Yes! It even goes further by allowing FULL destruction of buildings.

Q.How many maps is there?

A.3 maps. Wake Island, Iwo Jima and guadalcanal (Skidillydoo Edit: Plus Coral Sea after the 43 million community challenge has been reached. This doesnt activate till the Friday after the release. The game mode on this map is Air Superiority, i am still unsure what the requirements are for this game mode, but i assume it involves KILLING in PLANES :))

Q.Will There be vehicles?

A. Yes! Tanks, light vehicles and fighter planes

Q.is there a class system?


Q.What classes can I choose from?

A.Scout(has sniper rifle and TNT and sword if you are japanese, beyonette if american) Rifleman(has semi-auto rifle and rifle grenades as well as a beyonette) and infantry(has sub-machine gun, wrench for repairing vehicles/melee as well as a bazooka).

Q.How much will it cost?

A.Since it is a small game, it will cost 15 dollars or 1200 MS points on the xbox 360.

Q.How does the health and ammo system work?

A.You have unlimited ammo and regenerating health. Ammo when it runs out, Has a replenish timer and health regenerates only when you are not getting shot at basically.

Q.Which factions are there?

A. Imperial Japanese army and American Marines

Q.Will there be downloadable content?

A.There is no plans for any, but things could change.

Q.What game modes will there be?

A.Conquest, head on conquest! Which means both sides have uncapturable bases and must capture flag points and hold them until a ticket system runs out to win.

Q.how many planes are spawning on the maps?

A.Five, two per carrier and one at a controlled base.

Q.Is there modern warfare vehicles in the game?

A.No, this game is historically correct in that sense at least.

Q.Is there a commander like previous bf games? (excl. bf:bc)


Q.How long is the average game do you think? are we talking 2142 / bf2 conquest games?

A.Typical Head-On Conquest round time of 15-25 minutes.

Q.In 1943 what will the american Sniper have for a melee weapon?

A.The American sniper has a long bayonet, M1942, pretty similar to a short sword.

Q.What is the Jap. sniper melee weapon?

A. A sword

Q.The Jap. and Amer. rifleman what will their melee be?

A.The riflemen have shorter bayonets mounted on their rifles

Q.Will be able to spawn on the squad leader like in BF2?

A. We have improved squad support in 1943. Four man squads, with the option to spawn on any squad member instead of flags. You can either join open squads or create your own squads by inviting friends.

Q.When people get kicked from the squad......if the game is full, will they be kicked from the match for someone else to play?

A.The way it's set up now you can't kick people from squads, and you'll have to remake the squad (which is fairly simple). For squads you create yourself you just put set them to Private so only people you invite can get in.

Q.Could you Please clarify the team chat issue?

A.If you choose not to join a squad then you are in team chat. But if you are in a squad, Squads can either be in private squad chat, or remain in team chat.

Q.Say your tank gets hit with a rocket launcher, does the tank health regenerate?

A.No regen on vehicles. Engies fix them with their wrench. There are also the classic repair stations in some places.

Q.How many people can be seated in landing craft and How much armor does it have (landing craft)?

A.One driver, two MG gunners and three people in the hold (these can use their weapons).There are four landing crafts on each carrier and on Wake there is one or two placed in the lagoon.
They're pretty heavily armored and can stand a tank shell. They're more vulnerable to planes so the two guys in the MG seats needs to stay sharp.

Q.Do the japanese sniper carry a arisaka or a german Kar 98?

A.The Japanese are using a German K98 instead of an Arisaka. This choice was made not out of ignorance but rather because of budget constraints and we could not afford to build the correct rifle. We had a German rifle and had to go with it.

Q.Are 24 players enough,For the maps the size of most Battlefield maps there are too many areas where just not enough action happening.

A.You're right about the size of the classic BF-maps and 24 players on the original Wake Island would be a cascade of fail. But it's also important to keep in mind that the maps are built specifically for 1943 - we only used the old maps as reference and in many cases we have added or taken whole features out.

We did a lot of testing early on to get the right size. Me and Gustav (our gameplay designer) used to sit with a stopwatch clocking each other and the time it took to travel between bases to get them absolutely right. A good conquest map needs to hit that sweet spot: far enough to make vehicles useful, but short enough to keep the tempo up.

I think we did a pretty good job and hit that spot, but of course that is ultimately up to you guys to judge when you get to play it.

Q.how long untill it comes out?

A.June for consoles and September for PC (Skidillydoo Edit: Obviously not June as intended, looks increasingly like July 8th/9th depending on wether you own an xbox or ps3. Dont hold me to these dates thou. Nothing has been confirmed.)

Q.For fighter planes, I was just wondering how well the Frostbite engine will do on the PS3/xbox360 as far as control, maneuverability, and targeting?

A.You use both sticks, one for pitch/jaw and one for rudder. Amount of throttle effects turning radius and there is a sweet spot where you get optimal turning, meaning it does require skill without being insanely hard to stay in the air.There is a tutorial level where you can play around with all the stuff on your own to hone your skills. This includes planes.

Q.how will spawning be handled?

A.Three different ways to spawn in BF1943. Auto (close to the action), Flag (of your choosing) or Squad (any member).

Q.will you be able to spawn on somebody that's in a vehicle?

A.If there is a free seat in the vehicle, yes.

Q.What sort of PS3 trophies 1943 will have?

A.For the 360 version it should be limited to 12 achievements that add up to 200 GS, as per Microsoft rules regarding all XBLA games, right?We do have trophies. They are similar to the 360. But we also have our own awards, postcards and stamps.

Q.What are we going to see in regards to what frostbite 2.0 can do in Battlefield 1943?

A. I'd call it Frostbite 1.5 since we started before BFBC2 did, you'll get buildings destroyed tot he foundation, but not like BFBC2 awesome Destruction 2.0! We have tried to make it better and with less issues than BFBC1.

Q.Will there be blood in the game?

A.No, BF1943 will not have blood.

07-02-2009, 10:39 AM
Intresting info, can't wait!

Louis BCFC1875
07-02-2009, 12:58 PM
12 v 12, awesome!

YouTube Freak
07-02-2009, 06:20 PM
cool, where did you got it?

King Agam
07-05-2009, 05:05 AM
Can't wait. Went and bought a $50 card for this and all the other stuff coming this summer.

07-05-2009, 10:23 AM
Sweet. Thanks for posting this up

07-06-2009, 01:42 PM
Q.How does the health and ammo system work?

A.You have unlimited ammo and regenerating health. Ammo when it runs out, Has a replenish timer and health regenerates only when you are not getting shot at basically.

Umm is it me or does this not make sense?

This game looks and sounds awesome but its not silver friendly so I have to go buy gold and points!!!

EDIT: Ok I understand its as if the gun over heats and you have to wait a while for it to restore. Right?

07-07-2009, 11:55 PM
Q.Will there be downloadable content?

A.There is no plans for any, but things could change.

I just looked at the BF:1943 page on xbox.com and it had a mark for Content Downloads!:p

JC Elite
07-08-2009, 04:20 AM
I would be SHOCKED if more maps weren't made for the game and slapped on Xbox Live for $5 or something. There will be DLC for this game.

I would bet a case of 'High Life' on it. lol

07-08-2009, 07:55 AM
When exactly does this game comes out?
8th July at 00:01 in Australia or 8th July 23:59 in Los Angeles?:drunk
I'm in Europe and still waiting..

KNUCKS x360a
07-08-2009, 08:01 AM
When exactly does this game comes out?
8th July at 00:01 in Australia or 8th July 23:59 in Los Angeles?:drunk
I'm in Europe and still waiting..

2am PST, 5am EST, 10am GMT
(approx. Confirmed from DICE/EA)

07-08-2009, 08:05 AM
10:00!?!?! dammit, just come off Wanted and bought the points ready to download now I have to wait another whole hour :eek: I want to kill Japs now! :woop:

KNUCKS x360a
07-08-2009, 08:07 AM
Taken from the OfficialBF1943 Twitter 9 mins ago:

#BF1943 in about an hour on Xbox 360! We're ready, the servers are ready, but are you ready the BF1943 moments? Go time coming warriors!

Soon people, soon! :Bounce:

Louis BCFC1875
07-08-2009, 08:09 AM
Taken from the OfficialBF1943 Twitter 9 mins ago:

Soon people, soon! :Bounce:

I was panicing when i didn't see it on the MP at 9, thanks for this piece of news.

Louis BCFC1875
07-08-2009, 09:02 AM
It's 10:02AM, where is it. :mad:

Louis BCFC1875
07-08-2009, 09:19 AM
Game is now available, move, move, move people!

07-08-2009, 09:23 AM
^^ Did it pop up in the new arrivals section? I'm having trouble finding it.

Edit: Ah, didn't realize it was only on xbox.com. I'll have to wait a little for the console marketplace release.

07-08-2009, 09:29 AM
Aint on the market place yet for me and im in england. :(

07-08-2009, 09:30 AM
Yeah, it didn't show on the marketplace on the console so I followed the link posted on here and downloading now at 8% :woop:

07-09-2009, 05:36 AM
the next battlefield game's FAQ should be like.

Q. Will this game have enough servers and allow people to acutally play without hours of waiting and lag?

A. Probly not, Why would we. WE ARE EA! / DICE!

04-17-2010, 04:13 AM
First let me say that I know I'm bumping an old ass thread, but it's better to post my question in here then to make a whole separate thread.

My question is, is there any news on DLC? I'd love to get back into playing this game but it's boring with only 3 maps, and 3 classes. Hopefully DLC will be urban with a shotgun and LMG class.

Medic - has a shotgun, health pack like in bad company, and smoke grenade? or possibly a defibrillator.

Heavy - has a LMG, ammo box, C4, and maybe a rpg too?