Battlefield 4′s Campaign is about 4 Hours Long

According to Redditor BoomerFTW, it only took him just over 4 hours to beat Battlefield 4‘s single player campaign on normal difficulty.

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Omar911871d ago

How am I not surprised...

allformats1871d ago

For me, Battlefield = Multiplayer.

ZBlacktt1871d ago (Edited 1871d ago )

This and that is why 90% of the dev focus in on that. The life of a game is multiplayer. More so in FPS games.

Back at you iamnsuperman

Countless hours in a very well supported online "mainly" game.

Meanwhile look at the single player trophies compared to online.... looks 95/5 ratio going to the single player. Anyone can rush a game....

Now, pull up this ONE person word on the game ( yet millions will be sold ) and see just how much he did trophy/achievement wise in his well spent 4 hours.

SanMarco1871d ago

I may play it then. Fps sp should always be short and sweet.

iamnsuperman1871d ago (Edited 1871d ago )

"The life of a game is multiplayer"

I completely disagree. Its community is the social aspects but that isn't the full package. I have far more respect for those developers who make a brilliant story and tell it so well because it is so difficult to achieve. The experience some developers create out of nothing is remarkable. That is a huge part to a game and multiplayer can never create those experiences that only occur in single player campaigns (some big experiences to have). Multiplayer does its thing but don't knock the single player campaign

Blastoise1871d ago

They should have either focused 100% on multiplayer like Titanfall or put some effort into a worth-while campaign like Killzone Shadowfall

Kran1871d ago

And this is what is wrong with gaming.

It's like people who buy CoD for Zombies.


TopDudeMan1871d ago

Because they know 70% of the players are gonna just skip the single player.

Septic1871d ago

Battlefield 2 was a pure multiplayer game. I couldn't care less if BF4 had a single player portion to the game. The core of the game is MP.

Army_of_Darkness1871d ago

I'm definitely not buying this crap then.. . Bf3 campaign was fun but I found it to be to short and this is even shorter? ! F#uck that. Killzone shadow fall all the way.

joab7771871d ago

Exactly. Most wouldn't even care if they replaced sp with 3-4 new maps. But, 4 hrs is about 8-10 with higher difficulty and a little more for trophies. But, for $60 to get what should b a gorgeous high octane sp campaign in addition to the mp...definitely worth it. The trailers look pretty good.

Ju1871d ago

$60 + tax and a 4 hour campaign? Hmm....

Enemy1871d ago

Meanwhile, Guerrilla says Killzone: Shadow Fall's campaign is well over 10 hours. Some developers really don't care much for telling a story. But Battlefield 4 has always been about the MP.

minimur121871d ago

im not really a fan of FPS shooters tbh, but i thought id give one a go at the start of a new gen, why not? and i can tell you that im pretty happy ididntopt for BF4, went woth KZ SF instead,im more of a single player guy anyway, and this completely turned me off it.

Bzone241871d ago

It's a really good deal for people that don't have internet. $60 for 4 hours. $15 an hour. Should be marketed as an online only game.

Christopher1871d ago (Edited 1871d ago )

So, I might pick it up a few years down the road. Good to know.

Until then, everyone enjoy the MP. Truly. Just, not for me.

LOL_WUT1871d ago (Edited 1871d ago )

The single player is just the icing on the cake everyone knows that BF's multiplayer is where its at ;)

Sevir1871d ago

LOL DICE's Producer on BF4 said that their main focus was story and that this was about making players feel emotionally connected to the game and that shooters these days struggle and that BF4 would put more emphasis on making a stronger, lengthy campaign!... LOL and here we find out that it has a 4 hour story campaign!

Not that I had any doubt in my mind but Killzone is looking to be the FPS to own this Fall, with everything surrounding BF4 and COD I'm really glad that Ive got my head focused on that ONE shooter, built from the ground up for NEXT GEN.

ohiostatesman1871d ago

I shall be playing BF4 on Xbox One. Should be fantastic.

MysticStrummer1871d ago

If this is true, then I'll be buying it on deep discount if I buy it at all.

Zeniix1871d ago

It's the first time I actually got interested in the campaign of a bf game and now to hear it's only 4hours long made me a bit sad :/

This trailer especially got me hyped up for the story

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II1871d ago

Of course Battlefield is all about the MP it always has been.

paranoid19711871d ago

@Ju and hundreds of hours multiplayer

AliTheSnake11871d ago

It's a cinematic experience with high production, that's why it's 4-5 hours long.

BattleAxe1871d ago

The best single player DICE ever made was Battlefield: Bad Company. If they could make another game like that, and have a fully featured multiplayer suite, they would have an absolute gem of a game.

Brix901871d ago (Edited 1871d ago )


No you I would have never guessed /

Irishguy951871d ago

Thinking back for myself...I have never played a Single player of Battlefield. Its a Multiplayer game to me.

NewMonday1871d ago

never cared before, but BF4 with a short campaign may actually get me to play it this time, this should mean it's not bloated.

badz1491871d ago

4 hours on NORMAL? LOL looks like they put the SP to justify the $60 price! looks like BF4 is gonna win the shorter campaign competition over CoD this time around!

QuickdrawMcgraw1871d ago

Games like this should be $40.00.

Sono4211871d ago

I'm telling you Battlefield 4 is going the way of cod! After playing the beta i'm convinced..

The whole beta felt like batttlefield 3.5 and i'm not the only one who felt like this.. alooot of Youtubers did as well.

Just seemed like Battlefield 3 with upgrades here and there.. don't get me wrong it was fun.. I was just a bit dissapointed..

Now the same people on here that bash cod for doing the same thing (very short campaign and very little changes to multiplayer) are here defending battlefield for doing it? Really guys?... I mean i'm still getting it because I paid it off before the beta came out and i'm hoping the final version will be great but seriously the double standard on here is ridiculous... and now all a sudden it's good to buy a game just for multiplayer? What is going on here?

ZodTheRipper1871d ago

- 4 hour campaign
- Purchaseable Private Servers
- Tons of DLC
- Cross-Platform game (releases on 6 platforms?)
- and not even a big difference to BF3
Have fun with that, guys :D

R6ex1871d ago

Short campaign?

I'll pass.

VENOMACR12271871d ago


I agree, BF is all about the multiplayer. Single player games just don't have the life of a multiplayer game. Uncharted, Tomb Raider, Last of Us, all amazing brilliant games that are beautiful and have a great story, but after you beat the game once, maybe twice (to find hidden items and what not), what's left of the game? Multiplayer games stay in the gaming cycle for years. I'm still playing Ghost Recon Future Soldier online and the game is like 16 months old. I have friends on my friends list playing different COD's still. All the DLC is multiplayer related because thats the meat of the game. Titanfall has no single player and it's going to sell amazing. I've been waiting for a company to just produce a multiplayer game. Some of the most popular games are all multiplayer, COD, BF, Halo.

UltimateMaster1871d ago

Killzone's Single Player is 10 hours long.
You can also replay every map and use different tactics in them.
Some people say multi-player is important and I would agree. Killzone SF has both.
If you go off and play it, I'm sure you are going to enjoy both the single player and multi player aspect of the game.
I personally enjoy both.

MizTv1870d ago

Some games I get for sp others for mp
This is mp for me

Dude4201870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )

I honestly think most of the reactions here are hilarious. BF games at the heart were always about MP. If you're really shelling out $60 for SP, then you're in way over your head. People should have learned by now that for all BF games, SP is not the main focus here, so why try to argue whether or not buying BF4 for SP is worth it?

I've also played BF:BC2 and while the SP was enjoyable, it was still kind of short. However, I didn't care because I clocked in so many hours in MP, it was worth the cost.

My take on the SP component? It's really just an introduction to the basic gameplay mechanics of the game, just so you get a feel of it. At the same time, they want to make SP exciting to keep you engaged and learn.

You guys should know by now that MP is not a tacked on game mode, it's a completely different experience from SP and has a lot of quality to it. There are just so many things to do in MP of BF than say, in the MP of Killzone.

Buy BF4 for the MP, not for the freakin' SP. If you want a better SP, there are tons of other shooters out there.

Kleptic1870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )

well...I'm 3 hours in on normal...haven't died a single time, not rushing through it, but not taking my time either...and just started mission i'm barely half way done, mission wise...

i guess I could've got everything done in half the time it took me...but it involves what it always does...just mindlessly rushing past stuff in a speed run fashion...

The length so far is nothing to criticize...the persistence system within single player is actually pretty awesome, too...

and f* me this game is silly gorgeous on ultra...

malokevi1870d ago

The single player has even been dragging down reviews. I don't know why they even bother. Next time around, I hope they wise up and focus all efforts on MP.

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iamnsuperman1871d ago

I agree and it is bad. First they confirmed is was basically a tutorial for the multiplayer and now this. I am sorry Dice but just scrap it. Not every develop can do single player games but it doesn't mean you do this. Either do it properly or not at all (BF3's story was awful. I had hoped your learnt from that)

angelsx1871d ago

If you think bf3 story was awful you should see Bf4 story.I'm shocking

ZBlacktt1871d ago (Edited 1871d ago )

Is this really you? 13 of 64 Trophies.... again, another person on this site who talks poorly on games and the only thing I ever see poorly is their effort put in the game.

Btw, I'll save you the time...

Mine from 2012:

Base Game
36 of 39 Trophies

I was lazy and never went back to do two Co Op missions ( two brozne trophies ) the other trophy is the Plat.

Anyone want to knock them out, I'll do them anytime.

One's the sniper no alarm, the other is no alarm with the pistols.

Killustrious1871d ago

Did anyone else hear Killzone: Shadow Fall campaign is around 10-12 hours?? If so, I'm glad I pre-ordered KZ SF over BF4. Multiplayer for it looks amazing too

Applejack1871d ago


What does trophy count have to do with the effort and enjoyment of his game? I can't believe you just said that. Has this what these achievements/trophies have done to people?!?

kneon1871d ago

I got BF3 free with PS+ and that's a good thing because an hour into the SP I gave up due to boredom. I never even bothered to try the MP, there are too many other games to be played.

optimus1871d ago


What i learned from battlefield 3 was not to buy battlefield 4... It's inexcusable for a big time company like electronic arts and the millions of dollars they have not to put more effort in having a good lengthy single player what if a lot of people end up playing multiplayer more... If i was developing a game i would try to make it so it appeals to EVERYONE.

Personally, i never buy a game for multiplayer alone, in fact i barely play multiplayer on any game, mostly due to me not liking to play with strangers.

solid_snake36561871d ago

If they drop sp they better drop the price on the game.. $60 for a multiplayer plus $50 for premium that's waaay too much

ZodTheRipper1871d ago

I hope Battlefront will be MP only. DICE's campaigns aren't worth my time, just as CoD's.

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GTgamer1871d ago

I mean yeah people buy BF for the Multi but i also like to play the campaign and it looked awesome in those trailers but only 4 hours why even waste time to make a SP Campaign smh.

vickers5001871d ago (Edited 1871d ago )

"why even waste time to make a SP Campaign smh."

This is just my guess, but it's probably to give the perception of value to the consumer (casual, hardcore or otherwise). I imagine there's some people who perceive a game that has a sp mode as automatically a better game (as there are some people who perceive a game that has a mp mode an automatically better game).

From what I understand, and correct me if I'm wrong on this, but multiplayer ONLY titles don't seem to do very well sales wise. And I'm guessing EA realize this fact, so they force DICE to slap together something that can barely be called a "story mode/campaign" in an attempt to please and cater to those casual gamers who make their purchasing decisions based on some stupid checklist of features. The casual gamer does not research a game before they buy it, they look and see if it has sp and mp, and unfortunately they will make their decision to buy that game based on the inclusion/lackof those modes.

The casual gamer might see that a game has no mp and might not buy it because of it. The same can be said of sp. That's why we don't see very many mp only titles outside of mmos. So they throw together some crappy mode, even though it isn't very good, because some people will buy it based on the fact that it has that mode, they wont do research on the quality of the game like those of us who visit game websites would, they just look at the words on the box and purchase accordingly.

The same thing can be said of games that are mainly sp games with mp tacked on. A lot of people are just looking for a check in the [x]multiplayer box.

Hopefully something like TitanFall or Destiny can change this perception and people will stop buying games based on that, so that mp and sp games devs can stop wasting time on modes that shouldn't be in their game.

GTgamer1871d ago

What you said is very correct and understandable i think that's why multiplayer only games become free to play in the end.

Kurt Russell1871d ago

I play for the Multi, but even I think 4 hours is just bad... either DICE should make a good go of it, or not bother.

titletownrelo1871d ago (Edited 1871d ago )

LOL, 4 hours!? Battlefield 3's was more than 6!!!

vigilante_man1871d ago

I got mad at COD MW2 because I beat the SP in 5 and a half hours on easy - and I am crap at fps games! The story was so lame.

It seems this may be even worse. It is a shame because DICE seem like great developers with bags of talent. Getting Killzone SF anyway but would of looked at BF4 - not now.

And Killzone MP will have free additional maps.

This puts COD Ghosts back in the running, I guess...

lets_go_gunners1871d ago

Yet I don't understand how people get mad at titanfall. Does that 4hrs justify the 60 dollars more?

Ju1871d ago

No, it should be $30 or something. And if you like it so much, go buy map packs for the other $30. But this is a ridiculous trend, IMO.

MysticStrummer1871d ago

It's the same with any online only game. People complain about no story mode, then when a big multiplayer game has a short story people say it doesn't matter. It's two different groups of people, with some hypocrites mixed into both.

And no, that 4 hours isn't worth 60 bucks and I won't be paying 60 bucks for this game because of this news, assuming it turns out to be true.

assdan1871d ago

Yeah lol. jesus, no wonder they've barely even mentioned it.

Deadpoolio1871d ago (Edited 1871d ago )

Uh COD isn't much longer...BF is about the MP...If you want SP stick with COD

Steelmanner1871d ago

Sorry I am going to call fowl on this one. Although it is only 4 hours, keep in mind the battlefield series have had much stronger single player campaigns than COD has. Although it is only 4 hours, we can't say it isn't going to be a well written and designed 4 hours. However, in the same sense it could be a bad campaign, we won't know until launch.

Tsar4ever011871d ago (Edited 1871d ago )

ONLY 4hrs? Very disappointed. I was hoping for at least 10 to 15hrs!! I know well that BF series is built on MP, But come'on Dice. 4hrs is all you can give "US" single players gamers who likes your game too? How bout some NCP's or AI-bots that could be played with or commanded on all mods & MP maps? ala Unreal Tournament series.

......PSSSZZT! Why Am I even trying? Well, I decided I don't want BF4 anymore, not for Ps3 or Ps4. I'll just tune-in on YouTube for the play-through & then watch all the crazy BF4 MP Follies.

Zancruz1871d ago

I'm not surprised either, That's one of the main reasons I would like the option this Next Gen just to be able to buy the multiplayer part and save $20 or so...

showtimefolks1871d ago

i hate this idea that FPS shouldn't be judged too much for their short story when some excellent games in FPS genre have delivered as long as 10 plus hours of single player story. As someone who is mostly interested in single player story games the developers should really look into making the stories better and longer so people don't feel ripped off when they spend $60 on a 4 hours game.(grant BF4 is gonna have 100's of hours of MP)

killzone shadowfall is 10 plus hours
blackops 2 has atleast 7-8 if not longer
spec ops had 8-10

DeadlyFire1871d ago

You know Medal of Honor also had a 4 hour campaign. It didn't work out so well.

I feel like BF4 is just a quick cash in for next gen console launch pretty much. I don't mind it personally.

BF5 shouldn't come out for awhile so hopefully 4 fixes alot of stuff.

PSX041871d ago

FPS = multiplayer speciality

ritsuka6661871d ago

Gaming has changed for worst, and part of that can be attributed to developers trying to please or draw in casual crap gamers to their titles.