Battlefield 4

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Attack your enemies on land, sea, and air in Battlefield 4. The game is a 2013 first-person shooter video game developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts.

Released in October and November for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, BF4 is the direct sequel to 2011's Battlefield 3, set six years later in the fictional "War of 2020.".

Plot and location

The game is set around the year 2026 in an alternate near-future timeline. Tensions between Russia and the United States have reached an all-time high in the six-year conflict between the two countries.

In addition, China is also on the brink of war as the main opposition, Admiral Chang, plans to overthrow the current Chinese regime. If he succeeds, Chan will gain the full support of Russia and help ignite a war between China and the United States.

The player controls Sergeant Daniel "Wreck" Recker, the second-in-command of a squad of Marines with he call-sign "Tombstone". His team includes Squad Leader SSgt. William Dunn, Heavy Weapons Specialist SSgt. Kimble "Irish" Graves and Sergeant Field Medic. Clayton "Puck" Pakowski.

At the start of the campaign, Tombstone is assisted by CIA agent Laszlo W. Kovic, formerly known as "Agent W" from the Battlefield 3 campaign and Chinese intelligence agency, Huang "Hanna" Shui. The single player campaign has Recker and his crew attempting to stop Admiral Chang from pushing the conflict into another global war.


Players in BF4 can now use dual scoped weapons, including weapons with different firing modes (single shot, auto fire, etc.). There are also more defensive and survival options in combat, such as blocking frontal melee attacks while standing or crouching, the ability to fire a sidearm while swimming, or dive underwater to avoid being spotted by enemies.

All classes from Battlefield 3 are returning to Battlefield 4, but with some role changes. One key change is that weapons like carbines, DMRs, shotguns, and sidearms are designated as all-class weapons that can be used by any of the classes.

  • Assault – Combines the roles of prior Assault and Medic kits. Uses the Assault Rifle as its primary weapon and is well suited for versatile combat at all ranges. They are equipped with defibrillators and first aid kits as devices.
  • Engineer – Armed with PDWs as his primary weapon, which are ideal for close quarters combat. They are also armed with anti-vehicle missiles and gadgets such as the FGM-172 SRAW launcher and M2 SLAM mines.
  • Recon – Equipped with a sniper rifle as your primary weapon for extreme long-range combat Can use gadgets such as T-UGS, MAV, SOFLAM, beacons, motion sensors, C4, Claymore, and more strategic explosive planting.
  • Support - Uses the Light Machine Gun as the primary weapon, increasing suppression and cover fire effectiveness for medium to long range use. This class is equipped to deploy ammo crates and ammo packs to resupply their team, as well as various other support devices.

Weapon customization takes cues from previous Battlefield games. The primary, secondary, and melee weapons can all be customized with weapon attachments and camouflage "skins”.

Most weapons can also switch between different firing modes (auto, semi-auto, burst fire), allowing players to adapt to the battle conditions. The game's bullet drop system has been greatly improved, forcing players to change the way they fight at medium to long range distances.

Visuals and other features

Battlefield 4 Multiplayer has 140 ranks, each containing five Roman numeral subranks. There are 45 ribbons that are unlocked by performing certain actions.

Earn one ribbon 50 times, and the player can receive a medal. They can earn a total of 45 medals in the base game. Another award type of award is Service Stars which are awarded after gaining sufficient experience with the item. There are 130 Service Stars available, each of which can be earned 100 times.

Battlefield 4 features a total of 10 multiplayer maps in the base game, all of which are available in all seven game modes of play. Obliteration and Defuse are new additions to the series. The expansions added additional maps and game modes.

BF4 received a total of five premium DLCs, all of which were developed by DICE LA. These DLCs are China Rising, Second Assault, Naval Strike, Dragon’s Teeth, and Final Stand. After support for BF4 ended, DICE announced all DLC will be free. Additional free DLCs include Weapons Crate, Night Operations, Community Operations, and Legacy Operations.

The Battlefield 4 game also saw the return of Battlefield Premium. Similar to its Battlefield 3 counterpart, it adds expansions with no additional charges and fees. Battlefield Premium also grants access to exclusive content and events.

Release Date

Oct 29, 2013


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Play Time

6 hours

Games in Series



Mature 17+: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language

System Requirements


  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz or better
  • GPU: 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 3870 / NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or better
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 30 GB


  • CPU: AMD Six-core CPU, Intel quad-core CPU or better
  • GPU: 3 GB AMD Radeon HD 7870 / NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660 or better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 30 GB

Interesting Facts

  • The game’s heads-up display (HUD) is composed of two compact rectangles.
  • Battlefield 4’s multiplayer contains three playable factions—the United States, China, and Russia.
  • Tombstone was tasked with retrieving vital information in Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • The BF4 front cover-art depicts the city of Shanghai and a Chinese J-20 fighter jet.
  • BF4 is the first game in the Battlefield series to include gore. This is clearly exemplified by the player using his combat knife on an NPC’s leg in Baku to save him from an exploding UH-1Y Venom through amputation.
  • A number of weapons in the game share their models and even animations with the ones that appear in the video game Medal of Honor: Warfighter, also developed by DICE.
  • Battlefield 4 was released for free through the June 2021 Prime Gaming promotion.
  • Although the game was designed for the next-gen consoles of its era (Sony Playstaion 4 and Xbox One), it is also scaled down for the previous generation consoles (Playstation 3 and Xbox 360).

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Third/First Person

First person

Game Engine

Frostbite 3

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