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Battlefield 4 – DICE “Always Considering” Night Maps, Level Artist On Lack Of Rush-Focused Maps

MP1st - In the latest Battlefield Blog update, DICE Level Artist Linnea Harrison answers your questions about multiplayer level design in Battlefield 4.

You might find a number of her answers rather intriguing, including what she had to say about night maps and rush-only maps in Battlefield 4. She also touched upon why randomly generated weather and time of day effects were not introduced into the game. (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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csreynolds  +   651d ago
"our maps are generally built for Conquest, as this is a game mode that is played by the majority (around 70%) of our players"

Such was the case in 2009 also, but you didn't hear the Bad Company 2 team make this excuse. They still made Rush-focused maps. The DLC maps were also FREE back then too...
sAVAge_bEaST  +   651d ago
ahh, the good ol' days....

before (YOU KNOW WHO) ruined gaming, buy introducing paid DLC.
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Nocando  +   651d ago
Seriously dude, take a break from hating, its bad for your health.
MaxwellBuddha  +   650d ago
Does "horse armor" ring any bells for you? And that was back in 2006.
PeaSFor  +   650d ago
screw rush maps, BF is all about conquest.
Detoxx  +   651d ago
DLC was NOT free for Bad Company 2, unless you call 'same maps now playable on other game modes' DLC.

The Vietnam expansion for BC2 was $15, it was worth it though.
csreynolds  +   648d ago
Was it free? Was it downloadable? Was it additional content? Then, by definition, it was free DLC.

I agree with you on the Vietnam point though. That was well worth forking out for.
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deathstriker  +   651d ago
They should focus on the game types that the majority of their fans like and actually play. I get where you're coming from, but BF is synonymous with conquest. Bad Company was a spinoff series and the maps being so urban/symmetrical and less vehicle focused lent itself well to the game mode.
ZodTheRipper  +   651d ago
Too bad that Conquest runs like crap, at least on PS4 even though I have 100mb/s internet and UPNP enabled. Conquest would be awesome if the netcode wouldn't suck so much :/
csreynolds  +   648d ago
Don't get me wrong, I'm not arguing that Conquest isn't popular - it blatantly is, but to overlook how maps play on other modes like Rush (as DICE has with BF4) is lazy. The fact that there are so many full Rush servers on BF4 is proof Rush is popular also, and when Bad Company 2's former design director steps in to question the BF4 team on Twitter, you know something's changed for the worse.

Returning to the original point, if 70% of players head to Conquest, it is ironic that the game mode lags like a mofo - on PS4, at least. The moment a building topples, a huge explosion happens or a Levelution occurs, the frame rate falls over. Could just be a Euro server issue, but who knows.
Nocando  +   651d ago
Makes one wonder why there are no night maps when there are so many unlocks for enhanced vision.
Detoxx  +   651d ago
Enhanced vision is used to spot hiding infantry and mines.
boldscot  +   651d ago
Rush is my preferred mode, but the maps in BF4 are terrible for rush. I haven't come across any jet on jet gameplay either, which there was plenty of in the BF3 rush mode. I've pretty much given up on BF4 now anyway, lots of bugs and a gimped rush mode make it a pretty poor experience for any rush players out there.
LOL_WUT  +   651d ago
TDM is even worser especially the broken spawn system ;)
MassOnesumis  +   651d ago
I still enjoy playing BF4 but Rush is near-impossible for attacker with only 75 tickets.Its still entirely possible to win.
Detoxx  +   651d ago
Can't wait for Titan Mode in Battlefield 4!
BALLARD32  +   651d ago
Their excuse for the lack of night maps is hilarious. Tehran Highway was the only night map in BF3 and it was pretty lame. No wonder it wasn't played as much as the others. On the other hand, Nelson Bay was awesome in Bad Co. 2. Night maps are always fun when they're well designed.
ZodTheRipper  +   651d ago
Fully agree, I for one think that the BF4 maps are worse than the BF3 maps and even much worse than the BFBC2 maps ...I need to leave games so often in BF4 because I just don't like the map that's coming next.
memots  +   650d ago
Death valley was a great night map
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sovietsoldier  +   651d ago
Level Artist On Lack Of Rush-Focused Maps

uh, how about lack of maps in general. one of the most annoying things for me next to the crashes.

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