New details on Battlefield 4 classes and weapon loadouts

All classes Battlefield 4 will be able to equip marksman rifles and carbines.

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xYLeinen1765d ago

Quote from article; "A new addition to Battlefield 4 is the “Battle pickup” weapon. These are weapons that are placed strategically throughout the map, and cannot be equipped by soldiers during spawn. The weapons, such as the powerful M82 .50 caliber sniper rifle, have to be picked up on the map by players.

No thank you DICE.. There are no hidden 50 calibers in the real battlefield either..

SITH1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

Comparing a video game to real life is ridiculous. And I am quite sure the battfield is littered with plenty of dropped and discarded firearms of all calibers.

xYLeinen1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

Not the point..

This is something you find in a Call of Duty game. I play battlefield because of the down to earth modern shooter it is. Not the arcade like CoD is stretching towards. So of course I don't appreciate the new addition as mentioned..

ZeroX98761764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

@ xYLeinen

having ammunition and armory to specific places in a map is making a secondary objective to both teams. Sure you can capture the flags to win the game, but both teams know that controlling this area could change the fight.

Having places like these will remove the freaking areas with over 40 players at the same spot just throwing grenades all the time to get cheap kills. it changes the flow of the battlefield by dispatching squads to different areas, also giving more options to the commander at the same time.

the only downfall of this is if those weapons are incredibly too much powerful, then the scenario would be more like everyone wants the special weapon to have the most kills, hence recreating the grenade-hell show.

balance is the key here. let's see how DICE will do with that new Addition.

CheexInk1764d ago

"I play battlefield because of the down to earth modern shooter it is."

Nope. You can't call Battlefield down to earth when I can hop in a jet as a grunt, do a little dogfighting, bail out, parachute onto an enemy tank, drop some C4 on it, blow it up, run off to capture the enemies flag, then grab the tank that just popped in out of nowhere.

Seriously, if tanks can be found just lying around what's the big deal with special infantry weapons?

SolidStoner1764d ago

@ xYLeinen

I totally get you! I would love to see BF game as realistic as possible..

but thats a game mode dude.. or something similar... also, if you notice almost all BF game modes are not even close to real war... (maybe RUSH mode could be somehow realistic)..... so hidden .50 cal sniper rifle is not a biggest BF issue!

Still some realistic objective based online gameplay is very welcome, also realistic fish AI!!! ;)

da_2pacalypse1764d ago

I hope you're aware that they'll probably have the same custom server options as BF3. You can probably turn them off.

Just play on servers that don't have them. Why does the option to have them there need to be a big problem?

Ragthorn1763d ago

Pls, the closest in my opinion to real life military simulation was the Arma Series or the first Operation Flashpoint, they are top-notch realism and are even being used by the army. America's Army comes close though!

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UNGR1764d ago

A .50 cal sniper perch in an active war zone isn't hard to believe.

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3-4-51764d ago

Yea there are....What happens to the guns of fallen soldiers ? They just disappear ? No they lay where they are....

It's not going to ruin the game at all it's going to make it so those that want to just camp with the best sniper rifle have to fight for that.

It keeps thinks slightly fresh and it's another element to keep an eye on during the battle.

nominal2661764d ago

Fully agree with you. I buy Battlefield over COD for a reason. I want that weighted feel of the Marine when in combat. I want team based game play, where you MUST rely on some other player for support.

I always tell my friends that I gave up on COD because all the game play reminds me of squirrels on crack with guns.

It seems like the new battlefield is trying to pander to COD players by making the game too fast, too sniper friendly, and putting guns everywhere. =/

Shadonic1764d ago

"This is something you find in a Call of Duty game. "

So false, in Cod you would be able to spawn with the sniper and a nuke for those clinch situations PLUS you would get a iron man air strike ability just from looking at the weapon in the create a class menu.

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OneAboveAll1764d ago

This sounds dumb. Why should we be forced to fight with teammates for weapons now?

This opens up camping. People who know wher the weapons are will sit miles away and shoot anyone who goes near is. Second, will the weapons show.up pn the map?

Allsystemgamer1764d ago

Nothing wrong with baiting. If anything it's your fault for running straight for it. IRL soldiers bait.

OneAboveAll1764d ago

Yea, team killing for the good weapons. I can see it now.


Yup, just like vehicles, but without the armor... If we already see stupid people fighting over an stationary AA, imagine that crazy ass weapon no one else have?

xc7x1764d ago

that sux,peeps with no clan will be heavily targeted

MizTv1764d ago

Just hope the medic class isn't changed much for bf3

BALLARD321764d ago

It has been. Defibs have to be charged now and rightfully so.

TekoIie1764d ago

Good news. There have been countless occasions on PC where I'll revive 5-8 people in the space of something like 5 seconds. Makes the Battlefield feel static and hard to take an objective.

Changing carbines to a universal class weapon I like though! Engineer needs a little less usage to makes tanks make tanks a little less vulnerable :)

Hufandpuf1764d ago

I'll wait unitl DICE confirms this, but it's be awesome if the Commander could call in weapon drops.

sAVAge_bEaST1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

you can do weapon/ammo drops, and dice has confirmed this..

Pillsbury11764d ago

Some are scared of change and some embrace it.

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