DICE Launches New Battlefield User Interface

New Battlefield User Interface Coming Soon

New UI Begins With Battlefield 4

Dan Mitre, Global Lead Community Manager of Battlefield just recently announced that we could anticipate a new Battlefield user interface coming soon and beginning with Battlefield 4.

The new Battlefield UI is designed to improve the experience of playing with friends. Dan said that while the team is currently hard at work creating Battlefield 1, they’re still focused on improving the experience for previous Battlefield titles. The new UI changes will help unite Battlefield players regardless of whether they’re playing Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, or Battlefield 1 in October.

The new Battlefield user interface is designed to improve the experience of playing with friends and to bring relevant content to your attention. Battlefield players will actually be able to create a Squad before entering a server. Be on the lookout for other new UI features as well like a new recommendation engine that will suggest modes, maps, and even more.

This new Battlefield UI update is currently rolling out in beta form in Battlefield 4 for a select audience. More information on additional testing opportunities will be announced in the coming months as well. Once it’s rolled out for all three Battlefield games, players will easily be able to swap between the games as long as they own them.


About The Author –

3MOB Battlefield PC Edition Community Manager/Founder Mark is DICE approved and a distinguished recipient of the “Friend of DICE Dog Tag”. Along with organizing and founding one of North America’s largest and most successful Battlefield Series PC Communities he’s played the series on PC since 2005.

BF1, BF4, BF3 & Squad Designated Gaming Nights via 3MOB

BF1, BF4, BF3 & Squad Designated Gaming Nights

Introducing “designated community gaming nights”. While real life can often be challenging, setting aside some free time to game with your friends shouldn’t be.
It’s a simple concept that will hopefully allow better coordination when scheduling that rare commodity known as “game time” with your friends in our community.

We’ve all experienced the disappointment and frustration of coming online to play only to realize you’ve just missed playing with the group. It’s like rolling the dice as you load a game up and look to see if others in the community are currently playing as well. Sure there are times we don’t mind playing alone and sometimes may actually prefer to play alone due to circumstances. However… we’d like to think that not playing the game alone is likely one of the main reasons you joined our community in the first place.


Everyone in the Battlefield & Squad Community is invited to participate in Designated Gaming Nights!


This schedule is merely a “guideline” for which games we “collectively play together” on the designated nights. No one is dictating what we must play. However it is a great reference for those of us who wish to participate “collectively with the group”. So it’s Thursday for 3, Friday for 4, and Saturday for Squad! Times are posted in the image above. Meetup happens each designated game night via the 3MOB VOIP Discord Server.

Battlefield 4 On PC

The Battlefield 4 Experience On PC

Battlefield 4™ on PC, powered by the advanced technology of DICE’s proprietary Frostbite™ 3 engine, blurs the line between game and glory. With dynamic destructible environments, vehicular combat, and the chaos of all-out-war with 64 players, Battlefield 4 on PC is an unmatched interactive experience.

In addition to its hallmark multiplayer, Battlefield 4 features an intense, dramatic character-driven campaign that starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad’s struggle to find its way home.

There is no comparison to Battlefield 4 Game-play on the PC. Immerse yourself in the glorious chaos of all-out war, found only in Battlefield.

BF4 PC EDITION KEY FEATURES

  • Only in Battlefield can you experience Levolution on the PC, changing the landscape in real-time with interactive environments that react to your every move to ensure no two matches are alike.
  • Only in Battlefield will you find the awe-inspiring power of the next generation Frostbite™ 3 engine, delivering unmatched visual and audio fidelity, superior character animations and dynamic destruction.
  • Only in Battlefield can you experience an unmatched level of all-out war that grants you the freedom to play to your strengths and your own path to victory.
  • Only in Battlefield do you have the power to dominate land, air and sea with all-new, intense water-based vehicle combat on the PC.
  • Only in Battlefield will you lead your squad in Commander Mode, which lets you take point and turn the tide of battle from both the edge of your seat or on the go with your tablet.

BF4 PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum PC Requirements –

  • OS: WINDOWS VISTA SP2 32-BIT (WITH KB971512 PLATFORM UPDATE)
  • PROCESSOR: AMD ATHLON X2 2.8 GHZ  INTEL CORE 2 DUO 2.4 GHZ
  • MEMORY: 4 GB
  • GRAPHICS CARD: AMD RADEON HD 3870 or NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT
  • GRAPHICS MEMORY: 512 MB
  • HARD DRIVE: 30 GB

Recommended PC Requirements –

  • OS: WINDOWS 8 64-BIT
  • PROCESSOR: AMD SIX-CORE CPU or INTEL QUAD-CORE CPU
  • MEMORY: 8 GB
  • GRAPHICS CARD: AMD RADEON HD 7870 or NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660
  • GRAPHICS MEMORY: 3 GB
  • HARD DRIVE: 30 GB (Base Game Only – DLC’s Expansion Packs Will Require More)

Battlefield 1 Tentative Release Date Set For October 21, 2016

The next Battlefield may be closer to being launched than what some sources have speculated. Back on December 2015 Dan Vanderlind, Dice’s Director of Development first broke news of the latest addition on tap for the Battlefield Series.

Battlefield 4 Dragon Valley 2015 Gameplay Guide

Battlefield 4 Legacy Operations, is based on the original Dragon Valley map from Battlefield 2. In Dragon Valley 2015, this translates into one of the biggest maps in the game – with a heavy focus on vehicles.

Dragon Valley 2015 features 8 flags, more than any other Battlefield 4 map. This creates unique game-play, and captures the pacing and game-play of the original map. It’s a big map, and you tend to commit to an area of the map per round.

GO ISLAND HOPPING
The most obvious focus of all is to commit to holding the infantry heavy island, featuring the Hilltop Pagoda and the Temple flags. There are several good spots to hide a spawn beacon for quick insertion behind enemy lines to make sure you keep these flags blue. Make sure you have some anti-air and anti-tank support to make sure you can handle the vehicles that are bound to arrive at some point…

 

 

BECOME A VEHICULAR MONSTER
Dragon Valley 2015 is built around vehicle play. If you are the best Tanker, Attack helicopter pilot, or Jet pilot, you will have so many things to try. The destructible bridges add a dimension to the vehicle play, and you’ll find yourself constantly finding new nooks to utilize to your advantage. We hope you will love playing vehicles on Dragon Valley 2015 as much as we do!

JUMP ABOARD THE FLAG CAP EXPRESS
Any veteran of the Battlefield series knows the older map layouts feature a lot of capture points. The original Dragon Valley had a total of 10 flags for instance! This amount of flags allows your squad to focus on capturing as many flags as possible. You travel to potential points using fast transports, capture them, but there is little time to stay and defend – you are constantly on the offensive. This might not be one of the most effective tactics, but it’s loads of fun!

LOCK DOWN THE HILL VILLAGE
Playing as the US, focusing efforts on D flag (Hill Village), and playing a guerilla kind of game is a lot of fun! Start by assembling your squad, make sure you bring a spawn beacon and an engineer or two. Place the spawn beacon in a smart position fairly close to the flag, but far enough to not be obvious, and start locking down the access road to the east side of the river. Your mission is stopping all tanks from reaching the Island!

 

CAP QUICKLY, CAP OFTEN
As the Chinese team, focusing on quickly capturing and trying to hold the A (River Valley) and B (Pagoda) flags is a viable (and fun) tactic. To increase your chances of success, make sure you grab the IFV at F (Wood Yard), or bring a tank with you to long range support the defense. Expect heavy resistance, especially from heavy vehicles like tanks and attack helicopters.

See you on Dragon Valley 2015!

Battlefield 4 March 3rd Winter Update Boasts BIG Changes

Battlefield 4 Winter Update

Your Battlefield 4 Multiplayer experience may become more entertaining, intuitive, and reliable thanks to the Battlefield 4 March 3rd Winter Update. The BF4 Winter update rolled out for all platforms on March 3, 2015 and is packed with numerous improvements to Battlefield 4. The Battlefield 4 Winter Patch introduces changes to the game based on feedback from the Battlefield 4 Community.

Battlefield 4 Update Boasting Big Improvements

The Winter patch contains a lot of improvements and fixes to the game. Let’s start with some highlights of the bigger changes and features!
SOLDIER TRAVERSAL AND COLLISION
Significant improvements have been made to how the soldier traverses the world. Walking over small objects, inclines and lips is now handled gracefully by the engine – it really has to be played to feel the immense difference this makes!

NETCODE IMPROVEMENTS

[superquote]Major improvements have been made to the Battlefield 4 network layer.[/superquote]
  • Improved long range network updates by adding a cone to the High Frequency Update
  • Network prioritization and filtering has been improved, now prioritizes health/damage, enemy players and vehicles above all.
  • Vehicles now use a larger (front) hemisphere shape for collision improvements
  • Aiming down sights/zooming in sitting in a vehicle or on foot utilizes an even longer range cone for better target acquisition at a distance
  • Required bandwidth close to cut in half Players with less stellar network connections should get a significant improvement, now able to use the High Frequency Update.

NEW QUICKMATCH FEATURES

  • New player gating New players can now quickmatch into special servers until reaching rank 10, giving them a chance to learn playing Battlefield 4 against other new players.
  • Ranked Preset support Players now have the added option to Quickmatch into Ranked servers as an addition to the Official preset available in the past.
  • Premium Playlists Three new playlists are added catering to various playstyles and including maps from all expansions and base game combined.

SQUAD OBLITERATION

[superquote]We are adding a new competitive game mode called Squad Obliteration with the Winter Patch. In this mode the high paced objective based gameplay of original Obliteration is scaled down to a 5 vs 5 size – balanced and perfected for competitive play.[/superquote]

Squad Obliteration/Obliteration differences

  • No vehicles, No parachute spawns
  • Secondary base spawns are made available
  • First team to destroy two out of three bases wins the round
  • Bomb carrier position is only known to the enemy team if spotted

 

FULL PATCH NOTES: Here is the full list of changes and improvements included in the Winter Patch. All changes applies to all platforms unless explicitly stated otherwise.

GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added Squad Obliteration game mode
  • Added support for New player servers (rank 10 and down)
  • Added support for matchmaking into ranked servers (in addition to standard official)
  • Various anti-cheat improvements implemented
  • In combat system now temporarily disables squad spawning when squad mate is in combat
  • In combat system now temporarily disables Medic Bag healing based on damage taken and incoming suppression increase
  • In combat system now temporarily disables First Aid Kit healing based on damage taken
  • Decouple vehicle aiming from turning option added
  • Added Mastery Dog tags for several weapons that were previously missing
  • Added 3 new Premium playlists: ‘Large Scale Battles’, ‘The Battlefield’, and ‘Close Quarters’.
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause an error about stats not fetching, if connecting to a session after immediately being disconnected
  • Fixed an exploit related to CTF/Obliteration exploit using M224 Mortar/MAV/EOD Bot
  • PC – Several AMD Mantle optimizations
  • PC – Various graphical performance improvements
  • PS4/XBOX ONE – Fixed a case where the Battledash would not show after signing out of a profile while in the rent-a-server section
  • PS4/XBOX ONE – Fixed naming inconsistency with the server browser and quick match for Conquest Large
  • Xbox One – Fixed an issue where the user would sometimes not enter friends online session when joining through ‘Friends List’
  • Xbox One – Fixed an issue where Digital Premium Edition did not give premium access on Battlelog
  • X360 – Fixed an issue where performing a sign-in change during game would sometimes result in endless black loading screen
  • X360 – Fixed an issue where multiple users in the same squad would crash if the squad leader disconnected from a full server
  • Added option for player to separately toggle the slowdown and auto rotation components of aim assist. Server admins can now enforce a disable of the auto rotation component on ranked servers
  • All consoles – Fixed an issue where it was not possible to join a rented server that had a password set.

AUDIO

  • Footsteps: Significantly improved audio of footsteps for enemies and friendlies so that they can clearly be heard. Also fixed an issue where grenades explosions or other loud sounds would mute footstep sounds.
  • Fixed an issue where EOR music would not play in CTF
  • PC – TDM/SQDM: ‘Tension music’ now correctly playing for all teams in TDM and SQDM ART
  • Updated the shading for many of the Dog tag country flags to make them more accurate
  • Animation: Cleaned up fast side to side movement of the character in third person.
  • Fixed an issue where tracers would incorrectly show up on bullet impacts

USER INTERFACE

  • Fixed an issue where the soldier camouflage selected would change to default between rounds
  • Fixed the cropped “Ready” status on the F-35 and J-20 fighter jets so that it is now fully visible
  • Fixed a HUD related issue that would sometimes occur when players on the same server would use the FLIR/IRNV
  • Dog tags will now display stats both in game and in menus  Several hit indicator and crosshair improvements
  • Fixed an issue where a player’s health is displayed incorrectly when they get hit while regenerating health.
  • Updated HUD Logic for several weapons so that they show “overheat” messages correctly
  • Tweaked Jet HUDs to be more clear
  • Improved scout helicopter crosshairs
  • All consoles – Removed an incorrect reference to parachute in the customization screen
  • Deploy screen – Added deploy screen advanced options to show vehicle passengers, more details on occupants and squad mates.
  • Deploy screen – Improved squad mate selection when in vehicles.

VEHICLES

  • All helicopters have new more agile physics applied (you can do both barrel rolls and loops!)

WEAPONS

  • Animation updates for m412 and sw30
  • Fixed an audio bug where the air missiles or TV guided missiles would play multiple times for one shot
  • Fixed an audio bug where the FAC boat cannons would loop indefinitely
  • Adjusted the graphics for the Kobra red dot reticle to make it longer to more closely match the actual reticle.
  • Removed small animation played when going into sprint for any weapons that have a fore grip
  • Adjusted QBZ95 fore grip position in first person.
  • Fix for RPK74 bolt cycle during fire animation
  • Improved HUD clarity for red dot sights against snowy/bright backgrounds – AND improve PS3/Xbox360 look as well
  • PS3/PS4 – Fixed an instance where a player would be unable to switch back to the bow from a secondary weapon if spawning as a passenger in a vehicle.
  • X360 – Fixed an issue where Vehicle IRNV would not detect infantry on equal elevation properly MAPS HANGAR 21
  • PS3/PS4 –Fixed an issue where a user would get stuck when descending the ladder that leads to the lower Hangar.
  • Fixed a sound bug that would cause the titan engine audio to become distorted
  • Fixed various smaller sound issues HAMMERHEAD
  • Fixed an issue where user would encounter snowing VFX inside of the hallway west of objective B if spawning on squad mate.

PROPAGANDA MAP

  • Fixed several collision issues based on community feedback

PEARL MARKET MAP

  • Fixed a collision issue which would cause players to fall down from the big neon sign that is used as a bridge between 2 buildings.
  • Fixed an issue where a user could see through the game world after destroying part of a building situated near the CN base.

LUMPHINI GARDEN MAP

  • Fixed several collision issues that would occur after the mudslide levolution was triggered. The mudslide has also been optimized to reduce visual glitches.
  • Rush – Fixed issues with the EDO bot having no collision with several sidewalks around the US base first set of M-Coms
  • Fixed an issue with an indestructible window in the house at the center of the map
  • Fixed an issue where a player could get stuck behind the pipes at Flag C and be forced to redeploy
  • Xbox One – Various issues collision near the valves and between them after the levolution event

SUNKEN DRAGON MAP

  • Fixed several collision issues based on community feedback

ROGUE TRANSMISSION MAP

  • Made collision conform closer to render mesh for destroyed track pieces. moved collision volume in the level to accommodate the new changes to the adjusted object collision
  • Fixed several collision issues based on community feedback

ZAVOD 311 MAP

  • Fixed several collision issues based on community feedback

METRO 2014 MAP

  • Fixed an issue where users where able to get C4 kills through the roof.
  • Fixed several collision issues based on community feedback

FLOOD ZONE MAP

  • Fixed several collision issues based on community feedback

HAINAN RESORT MAP

  • Fixed several collision issues based on community feedback

OPERATION LOCKER MAP

  • Fixed several collision issues based on community feedback

SIEGE OF SHANGHAI MAP

  • Improved collision issues on several skyscrapers

DAWNBREAKER MAP

  • Fixed an issue where a user is unable to deploy Radio Beacon, MAV and similar gadgets on the boardwalk located north from the water and south from objective C
  • Fixed several collision issues based on community feedback

LOST ISLAND MAP

  • Added collision in the ceiling of the cave so that is no longer possible to hide there with the little bird

GULF OF OMAN MAP

  • Lights now no longer stay intact once building is destroyed

*THE DEPICTION OF ANY WEAPON OR VEHICLE IN THIS GAME DOES NOT INDICATE AFFILIATION, SPONSORSHIP OR ENDORSEMENT BY ANY WEAPON OR VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.

Battlefield 4 Classic Mode = WIN In BF4

BATTLEFIELD 4 Classic Mode Has Arrived

Introduced via the recent Battlefield 4 Fall Update, BF4 Classic Mode has arrived! Check out the “Classic Mode” Server Settings illustration above and use it as a quick reference for what settings to expect when playing the newly introduced Classic Mode.

Inspired By Battlefield 2

Classic Mode is obviously strongly inspired by the play style of Battlefield 2 and is designed for players seeking stronger team-work oriented game-play. Difficulty-wise, Classic Mode can be placed somewhere between Normal and Hardcore mode in Battlefield 4, with some of the assisting features removed or altered, and a heavy emphasis on working together as a team.

No 3D spotting: Spotting an enemy will not make a triangle-shaped icon appear above the enemy’s head in Classic Mode. Spotted enemies will however be visible on the mini-map as usual.

Health and no regeneration: In Classic Mode, the health level is the same as in the Normal preset. However, the health of a soldier or a vehicle will not regenerate automatically, making Medpacks and Repair Tools even more crucial. Make sure to have the Engineer and Assault players nearby!

Squad leader spawn: Your squad leader is now your lifeline to jumping into the heat of battle as you can’t spawn on your other squad members. Move as a squad and protect your squad leader in order to maintain the upper hand!

Reloading: As every good Battlefield player knows: every bullet counts. In Classic Mode this is truer than ever, since a reload results in the loss of any remaining bullets in your mag. Grab a Support player with an Ammo box and hang tight to him if you want to keep pumping out bullets!

No third-person vehicle cam: Jumping into a thrilling Classic Mode dogfight or tank battle? Then prepare to rely on your skills piloting vehicles in first person – and first person only.


[superquote]Classic Mode is a mix between Normal and Hardcore mode in Battlefield 4. Heavy emphasis is placed on working together as a team.[/superquote]

Other Features of Classic Mode

Other Classic Mode rules worth mentioning are the fact that Friendly Fire is turned off by default, and the Killcam is disabled. You’ll still see who killed you and with what weapon, but the orange silhouette of your foe and his position and direction from where you were killed won’t be there.


Finding A Classic Mode PC Server via Your Battlelog Server Browser

On PC, you can find the Classic Mode preset on Battlelog’s server browser. Scroll down to the “Preset” menu and tick the “Classic” box to search for servers running the mode. Choose “Apply Filter”, find a server to join, and get your ass on the Battlefield Soldier!


Present State of Battlefield 4 – Post Fall Patch

BATTLEFIELD 4 In Much Better State Post Fall Patch

An in-depth commentary by Dice Approved / BF Series Veteran GaWebDev. Mark shares his point of view on “The Present State of Battlefield 4” post Fall Patch. Shout-Outs to 3MOB Battlefield 4 Community Members, other BF4 Community Managers, Battlefield Series Veterans and the Battlefield 4 Community in general.


[superquote]Get Back In The Game SON![/superquote]

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Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth Game Play Review, Release Date, Release Times

BATTLEFIELD 4 DRAGON’S TEETH ALL-OUT URBAN WARFARE

Video review & commentary by DRMB.
Available for download 07/15/14 | Dragon’s Teeth – Four new maps – Lumphini Garden, Pearl Market, Propaganda and Sunken Dragon.


[superquote]BF4 Dragon’s Teeth Will Be Available For Premium Members Beginning July 15, 2014 at 4 AM EST.[/superquote]

Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth drops you into urban combat across Asian cities in four all-new multiplayer maps. Wreak havoc in a floating restaurant or drain the lake opening up for a frontal vehicle assault, all while the battle rages between the modern high rises of Sunken Dragon. Fight among the huge monuments of despots in the grey concrete Propaganda. Wage wars within the bustling alleyways and upon the rooftops of Pearl Market.

Cruise with fast-moving PWC’s on the canals in the pristine park to get the upper hand in the blazing infantry battle of Lumphini Garden. Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth also includes five new weapons, the Ballistic shield, the controllable unmanned ground vehicle R.A.W.R., ten assignments and the new game mode Chain Link, where you create chains by linking together capture points to win the battle.

NEW GAME-PLAY FEATURES


4 all-new multiplayer maps set in Asian cities
  • Lumphini Garden
  • Pearl Market
  • Propaganda
  • Sunken Dragon

5 weapons all-new to Battlefield 4


Unlock the new gadget – a Ballistic shield that blocks incoming bullets.

A new Battle pickup: The R.A.W.R., a heavily armed remotely operated ground vehicle.

Link together capture points to win the battle in the new Chain Link game mode 10 new assignments with unlocks for each.

[superquote]Join our Battlefield 4 PC Edition Community as we storm the New Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth Maps on July 15, 2014.[/superquote]

BF4 Community Warfare Sunday Night PC Edition Event

BF4 Community Warfare Sunday Night Events Are Back

Get ready for Sunday night Battlefield 4 Community Warfare Events! Beginning in late October 2014 once again we’ll be hosting our action packed Battlefield 4 Inter-Community matches on our PC Edition 64 Slot Battlefield 4 Server.


[superquote]Everyone in the BF4 PC Community is invited to participate in our Battlefield 4 Community Warfare Events![/superquote]


In our last Sunday night event we engaged in all out warfare on Hainan Resort – Conquest Mode 2 Rounds | All Weapons, Vehicles, Unlocks Allowed & Zavod 311 & Paracel Storm – Squad DM (Limit 1 Medic per Squad – Everyone else was limited to Recon Class Only Sniper Rifles & DMRs as Primary Weapons. That Sunday Night’s Event thread & rules are posted here: Sunday Night BF4 Community Event Thread

The server was pass-worded, unranked, and all unlocks were available. Teams were randomized/divided/chosen in TS3 immediately before the event began @10 PM EST. This event’s details are still posted in our BF4 Community Forums & the server password was given out in our TS3.

Get Ready… Sunday Night BF4 Community Match Events are coming back!