Battlefield 4's Multiplayer Classes and Loadouts Detailed
Written Friday, August 16, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
DICE has detailed Battlefield 4's multiplayer classes and their loadouts, giving you an idea of what to expect when you jump online with the game. All four classes have been tweaked, according to the Swedish developer, making them more versatile than in previous Battlefields.
"We’ve tweaked them to be more versatile and more highly specialized within their fields. Now more than ever, you can explore a wide range of combat roles and sub-roles when picking your load out and kit," writes BF4's Core Gameplay Designer Alan Kertz on the Battlefield Blog.
Here's a rundown of Battlefield 4's multiplayer classes and how they've each been tweaked:
- The Engineer has a lot more variation in anti-vehicle weapons. We’ve also revamped the way we do vehicle disables and guided weapon systems to give the Engineer a broader set of tactics at his disposal. This includes everything from high damage weapons that may be more challenging to use (like RPG-7V2) to fire-and-forget smart weapons with low damage (like the MBT LAW), and the fan favorite Wire Guided Engineer Missile (the FGM-172 SRAW) that you might recognize from Battlefield 2.
- The Support kit has a few more offensive options, and thanks to community feedback will retain his C4 and Claymores from Battlefield 3. The XM25 gives him some nice indirect suppressive fire, a redesigned remote mortar allows him to use indirect fire from a distance, and the ability to equip carbines and DMRs gives him an added versatility in combat roles.
- Recon has gotten a much needed boost to mobility, as well as the return of the Spec Ops play style from Battlefield 2. Pack a carbine, C4 (or Claymores), and Motion Sensors and you’re good to go behind enemy lines. Fans of more traditional sniping roles will enjoy our revamped sniping mechanics with rebalanced Sniper Rifles, the ability to zero your sights (set an aiming distance), and additional optics and accessories. Finally, the Recon players can still utilize the MAV, T-UGS, and Radio Beacon to help out their team.
- Assault is still the frontline run-and-gun kit that also serves the role of combat medic. This was one of the major changes in Battlefield 3 compared to Battlefield 2, and one that players have really appreciated. Assault is still the go-to kit with med kits and defibrillators but has picked up some additional mobility with the First Aid Pack, which heals a single soldier over time, or the 40mm Flash Bang rounds to help clear rooms.
Check out what the four multiplayer classes will look like for each faction In Battlefield 4, with images of the Chinese, Russian and US forces (in that order) below. Battlefield 4 is out on October 29th in North America and November 1st in Europe.