Battlefield 4
Battlefield 4's Seven Multiplayer Modes Confirmed
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DICE has today unveiled Battlefield 4's seven multiplayer game types, which includes BF favourites Rush (24 players) and Conquest (for up to 64 players on next-gen, 24 on current), as you'd expect, as well as classic Team Deathmatch (20 players), Squad Deathmatch (16 players) Domination (20 players) and two new modes called Obliteration and Defuse.

Obliteration is described by DICE as a "Battlefield Moments Generator", in which players make a "mad dash" to vehicles on foot, before speeding towards one of three opposition targets on the map to deliver a bomb. Each team will compete to grab the bomb, arm it at the objective and detonate it. The first team to destroy all three targets on the map, wins. This mode supports 24 players on current-gen and 32 on next-gen.

Second new 5v5 game mode Defuse is described as "highly competitive and lethal", with each player possessing a single life that can be snuffed out in a nano second. Focused on close-quarters combat, a game of Defuse is won when one team eliminates the other or when a team arms and detonates a designated military objective, like the M-COM stations in Rush.

Also, DICE has confirmed Battlefield 4's ten multiplayer maps leaked yesterday, with proper names:

  • Siege of Shanghai
  • Paracel Storm
  • Zavod 311
  • Lancang Dam
  • Flood Zone
  • Rogue Transmission
  • Hainan Resort
  • Dawnbreaker
  • Operation Locker
  • Golmud Railway

Sounds good to us. Battlefield 4 is out on October 29th in North America and November 1st in Europe for current-gen, before coming to next-gen platforms on launch day.

[Via BF Blog]


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Comment #1 by Nutty Scouser
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 03:50:30 AM
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Cannot wait to jump into this game, im even going to put GTA 5 down to get on this..... still playing bf3, now with bf4 which has gone to new level, its going to be an imense gaming experience

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Comment #2 by SolarFury
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 03:51:57 AM
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New modes are always welcome. But (and maybe this is just the BF noob within me), you just can't beat a bit of Conquest. Especially with those next-gen numbers. :D

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Comment #3 by SweptbackFlame
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 04:05:12 AM
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Conquest is the only mode that has 64 players on next-gen which is complete bullshit to me.

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Comment #4 by eskimoletdinov
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 04:07:18 AM
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@2 agreed, to me, Battlfield is conquest. Even more so now that it's going 64 player on next gen. Always willing to try the other modes though, nice to break it up.

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Comment #5 by nothingface0
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 04:43:42 AM
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@3'the first thing this article says is Conquest and Rush have 64 players

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Comment #6 by Hudson888
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 04:54:44 AM
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Damn, I really need to find enough money to get the Xbox One and this game...

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Comment #7 by SonsOfDisaster
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 05:16:28 AM
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No, he was correct, you should re-read. It said rush (24 players) and conquest (64 players on next gen and 24 on current)

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Comment #8 by Seagal
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 06:13:34 AM
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Obliteration sounds cool. Shame demolition isn't supporting 32 players but I suppose that would have made the mcoms to easy to defend.

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Comment #9 by mark197205
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 06:30:34 AM
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Only 20 players in TDM? Doesnt BF3 have 12v12? Bit weird if true, I expected 16v16 for that mode.

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Comment #10 by Frozenghost001
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 07:12:59 AM
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ayy search and destroy!

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Comment #11 by Chuppernicus
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 07:27:34 AM
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32 on 32 in Rush is a bit much I think. I'm fine with 24 total. Maybe a few more would be nice., 32 total maybe- 16-16
Not all maps will be 32 on 32 either in conquest. Rush and conquest are my favorites. Rush with a good squad is the best.

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Comment #12 by nothingface0
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 08:15:03 AM
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@7 ah, that it does, my apologies @3

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Comment #13 by Chuppernicus
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 08:38:27 AM
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Ign has rush mode being listed as 32 on next gen and PC. That's better. 16 on 16 is a good number for a focused match like Rush.

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Comment #14 by Tsukasa117
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 08:54:49 AM
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Love the options but I feel that were going to have the same issue that CoD has, we have all these great modes but everyone is only playing one or 2 of them.

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Comment #15 by Hasenpflug
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 10:10:00 AM
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Can't afford an Xbox One so I'll get this for the 360.

Gotta say.. pretty excited for a Search style mode in Battlefield. I loved SnD on CoD1,2 & 4.. After that it just wasn't the same.

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Comment #16 by RoboSeal1
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 10:28:33 AM
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I was really hoping for Rush to have more players, I'm not a huge fan of conquest but now that there is 64 players it's gonna be badass, conquest before always felt like a test area of everyone just messing around not taking the battle serious

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Comment #17 by Creasy47
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 11:02:26 AM
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I'd like to try them out, but I'll probably stick with Rush.

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Comment #18 by DMichaels86
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 12:12:32 PM
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I've always liked conquest the best. I was planning on getting it for the 360 but I might need to upgrade to the One or PC version to get those high player lobbies like ive wanted for ages. What are the pc team sizes. Anyone know? Same as "next gen"?

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Comment #19 by The Cipriani
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 12:21:47 PM
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deathmatch, capture the flag, free for all, team games ... yawn yawn yawn

new ideas? anyone? no?

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Comment #20 by BobHarskins
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 12:50:54 PM
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So obliteration=headquarters, and defuse is basically search and destroy?

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Comment #21 by Hasenpflug
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 01:12:50 PM
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Obliteration is like One Bomb/Neutral Bomb from Halo.. Well, I'd make that connection over HQ, first to 3 points wins essentially.

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Comment #22 by Opiate42
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 02:43:59 PM
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@ 3

Conquest is the only mode that matters :)

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Comment #23 by LeviXLush
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 03:18:12 PM
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"a game of Defuse is won when one team eliminates the other or when a team arms and detonates a designated military objective, like the M-COM stations in Rush."

No you mean like Search and Destroy on Call of Duty, or like a game of Counter Strike.

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Comment #24 by oO Triple G Oo
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 07:32:37 PM
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@9: It's probably due to balance.

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Comment #25 by blleiffer
Saturday, September 28, 2013 @ 08:03:23 AM
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Defuse is a rip-off, but other than that i am happy with these modes.

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US October 29, 2013
Europe November 01, 2013

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