A good day for Battlefield!

Remember. remember, the 5th of November... but instead of gunpowder, it's flamethrowers. 
 
A new free-to-play Battlefield games with 32 player servers and BF2 maps?  
An awesome trailer for BFBC2: Vietnam, featuring a new map and a flamethrower? 
Bad Company 1 maps on the horizon for BC2? DICE teases us a bit... 
 

New Battlefield game announced: Battlefield Play4Free

 
The people who made Battlefield: Heroes announced their next game, Battlefield Play4Free. This game will be a free-to-play first-person Battlefield game with support for 32 players. It is coming out for PC later in 2011. 
 
It has maps from Battlefield 2 combined with the class set-up from Bad Company 2
 
This should appeal to a different group of people, not the hardcore Battlefield fans, but rather the more casual folks who might not have a super powerful computer, or who just don't want to spend $60 on a game.  
 
        
        
 

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam gets a sweet new trailer.

 
The trailer released on Friday shows a new map, called Hill 137, as well as a flamethrower. The flamethrower can be carried by hand, or can be used as an alternate weapon on a tank. 
 
The flamethrower can light soliders on fire, which will force them to use a med-kit, jump into some water, or suffer the consequences.  
  
    
     

Bad Company 1 maps on the horizon?

 
That title sounds familiar... oh right, I used it four months ago.
 
Anyways, PlanetBattlefield posted a screen grab of some DICE play-test servers. One server was running a map called "bc1_harvest_day". 
  
 


Additionally, there were references to seven Vietnam maps, including Squad Deathmatch and the larger game modes.   
 

 

And... some confirmation!

 
Well, maybe not "confirmation" exactly, since DICE like to tease.  
 
A post on the official Battlefield simply called "BFBC2 Playtest @ DICE" caused the Battlefield UK forums to erupt in cries of ecstasy. 
 
A lone image accompanied the post.  
 

 Look like Oasis to me...
The image has some palm trees, some tanks, and some buildings. It looks more detailed than the BC1 maps... but seems to have some elements in common with the Bad Company 1 map, Oasis. 
    
Update, November 7th: More information about BC1 maps will be released tomorrow. They have been confirmed to be part of the VIP program. Harvest Day has been confirmed, as well.
 

Whoo!


 To think a few days ago I was disappointed in the Battlefield franchise... all it took was some trailers and rumors to bring me back up :) 

What do you guys think? Which announcements/rumors are you most excited by?  
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Edited by Jayross

Remember. remember, the 5th of November... but instead of gunpowder, it's flamethrowers. 
 
A new free-to-play Battlefield games with 32 player servers and BF2 maps?  
An awesome trailer for BFBC2: Vietnam, featuring a new map and a flamethrower? 
Bad Company 1 maps on the horizon for BC2? DICE teases us a bit... 
 

New Battlefield game announced: Battlefield Play4Free

 
The people who made Battlefield: Heroes announced their next game, Battlefield Play4Free. This game will be a free-to-play first-person Battlefield game with support for 32 players. It is coming out for PC later in 2011. 
 
It has maps from Battlefield 2 combined with the class set-up from Bad Company 2
 
This should appeal to a different group of people, not the hardcore Battlefield fans, but rather the more casual folks who might not have a super powerful computer, or who just don't want to spend $60 on a game.  
 
        
        
 

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam gets a sweet new trailer.

 
The trailer released on Friday shows a new map, called Hill 137, as well as a flamethrower. The flamethrower can be carried by hand, or can be used as an alternate weapon on a tank. 
 
The flamethrower can light soliders on fire, which will force them to use a med-kit, jump into some water, or suffer the consequences.  
  
    
     

Bad Company 1 maps on the horizon?

 
That title sounds familiar... oh right, I used it four months ago.
 
Anyways, PlanetBattlefield posted a screen grab of some DICE play-test servers. One server was running a map called "bc1_harvest_day". 
  
 


Additionally, there were references to seven Vietnam maps, including Squad Deathmatch and the larger game modes.   
 

 

And... some confirmation!

 
Well, maybe not "confirmation" exactly, since DICE like to tease.  
 
A post on the official Battlefield simply called "BFBC2 Playtest @ DICE" caused the Battlefield UK forums to erupt in cries of ecstasy. 
 
A lone image accompanied the post.  
 

 Look like Oasis to me...
The image has some palm trees, some tanks, and some buildings. It looks more detailed than the BC1 maps... but seems to have some elements in common with the Bad Company 1 map, Oasis. 
    
Update, November 7th: More information about BC1 maps will be released tomorrow. They have been confirmed to be part of the VIP program. Harvest Day has been confirmed, as well.
 

Whoo!


 To think a few days ago I was disappointed in the Battlefield franchise... all it took was some trailers and rumors to bring me back up :) 

What do you guys think? Which announcements/rumors are you most excited by?  
Posted by Jeffsekai

Im pretty excited for Vietnam all of a sudden kinda wanna get the PC version, but after putting a decent number of hours into the 360 version I wish there was a way to bring my rank over to PC.

Posted by Xakura

I know they said they would not charge for maps, but I would pay good money for all the BC1 maps in BC2 .
Posted by Dedodido

As far as I'm concerned none of DICE's games have been worth looking at since BF2142, and BF Play4Free looks no different.

Edited by MrKlorox

Goddamnit. So lazy of them porting BC1 maps into BC2 instead of remaking the BF2 maps for Frostbite engine. I thought that Oasis picture was Road to Jalalabad at first. I was then immediately let down.
 
Instead they're turning BF2 into a smaller scale, microtransaction focused game.  Remember that rumor of Strike at Karkand coming to BC2? Yeah, this game killed that.
 
Fuuuuck, DICE. What the hell's wrong with you?
 

@Dedodido

said:

" As far as I'm concerned none of DICE's games have been worth looking at since [after] BF2142, and BF Play4Free looks no different. "

Fixed for truth
Posted by big_jon

Oasis and metal BF theme FUCK YEAH!

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Posted by Nadafinga

I'll gobble up any and all BC2 content. After seeing all this stuff in your post Jayross, I'm guessing they'll release Vietnam, then soon after release a map pack for the core game and one for the expansion, with maybe a discount if you buy them all as a bundle.
 
The Free to Play stuff doesn't interest me though.

Posted by Nadafinga

I was wondering, just because there's some internal playtesting going on, does that mean they're really going to release these maps? couldn't they just be fiddling around with old BC1 maps, as more of a "could we?" instead of a "we're totally doing this."?  
It's just that....I would have thought these map packs would have come by now is all....
Posted by Jayross

Information about BC1 maps will be posted on the official blog tomorrow morning! 
    
Harvest Day has been "remade", a process that took "a few weeks". 
The BC1 maps will be part of the VIP program.  
 
More information tomorrow!