DICE explains Battlefield 4 Spectator Mode

Details for Battlefield 4's Spectator Mode revealed.

Developer DICE has released details for Spectator Mode in its upcoming first-person shooter, Battlefield 4.

Posting on the official Battlefield blog, assistant producer Daniel Matros and junior gameplay designer Dennis Brännvall detailed the options Spectator Mode will offer.

Battlefield 4's Spectator Mode will feature four different views; first-person, third-person, tabletop and freecam view. Servers with Spectator Mode enabled will be able to accommodate up to four spectators in addition to the number of players allowed in the game.

First- and third-person views will allow the spectator to follow a specific player. In freecam view, players can switch between five cameras laid out on the map and move them to cover larger areas quickly.

Spectators will be able to switch freely between each type of view. The display will allow spectators to see every player on the squad they have switched to and view relevant game details, including score, remaining time, and objectives. Squad bars on each side of the screen will show each squad member’s health and class.

Additionally, spectators will be able to see each participant's Player Card, which details current weapons, attachments, gadgets and relevant vehicle customizations. Viewers will also be able to toggle off and on the layers of display.

Battlefield 4 launches on October 29 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The PlayStation 4 version will be released November 15, while the Xbox One iteration hits November 22. A beta for the game began last week and runs until October 15.

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Zorine “harli” Te is a long time competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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35 comments
Kalifornia
Kalifornia

Great now someone is going to be telling me how to play, and admin's have more ways to cheat. Not sure about this idea.

Rage638
Rage638

Nice? lol You people obviously have never played css (counter strike source) Its going to be nothing but ghosting from here on now...Just buy css its way better anyway...

ENGDragon83
ENGDragon83

That beta is still sitting on my dashboard, should I fire it up?#

Angelitö Mörais
Angelitö Mörais

before it was possible to search by category games, now does not ... the site was actually very limited, visually beautiful but terrible for navigation

dyze
dyze

That's cool and all, but am I the only one who feels this is going to increase the cheater and camper call outs?

Also, are they going to notify the player if someone is spectating you?  talk about pressure o.O

wookiegr
wookiegr

I don't like the idea of giving away free training as I am a master killer and to to learn my secrets would cost you.

notinghamii
notinghamii

Ok...Gamespot! FIX YOUR SITE! Its not working.....cant even watch videos much less log in to old accounts...

themc_7
themc_7

How is this not going to be exploited by cheaters? Player in game, spectator watching game.....the 2 of them in private chat. A constant UAV in the sky

Stebsis
Stebsis

Looks like Gamespot hasn't fixed those facebook comments yet, they're still here :D

Sorrow_316
Sorrow_316

I thought freecam meant the camera would be free to move around, up or down left or right in any direction. Is it really that hard to let the camera move around freely?

lazerethjones
lazerethjones

Am I the only one who's video player doesn't work?

iampenguin
iampenguin

I don't I'll be using this feature, still it's cool

arqe
arqe

So i can join from my iPad and basicly see where all my enemies are ?

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

Do i miss something?
Release for the X1 at 19th of November...console at 22th of November.
Release for the PS4 at 12th of November...Console at 15th of November.
Dunno,maybe its me...i just woke up :)

Christoffer Treyz
Christoffer Treyz

dice: "yeah, you can watch the gameplay of others and we hope you get thrilled so much that you run to your parents and ask for them to buy that awesome game you just saw in full motion."

Kisalon
Kisalon

@dyze You are being specced! Crap screw it im gonna sit here and look into a wall untill he goes away! :)

ninjasorus
ninjasorus

@themc_7 As long as there is a delay in the feed like with CounterStrike this will be a non issue.. unless of course you are a camping noob in that case I hope this get's you killed.. 

Jimzeel
Jimzeel

@Sorrow_316 You can move them freely around the whole map. What gamespot quotes is the idea that the 5 camera's can be switched between so that you can see 1 camera's point of view and then switch to the other side of the map to see the other camera's pov without the need to move around first.

johns30002
johns30002

@Zorine @sladakrobot Just wanted to mention the release dates are off. Battlefield 4 for PS4 releases on November 12th and for Xbox One it releases on November 19th. That is from the official B4 website. They are keeping in line with the traditional Tuesday game releases. But yea neither will officially launch until the consoles are out.