Every Battlefield 4 game mode revealed

DICE confirms upcoming military FPS will ship with new modes Obliteration and Defuse, as well as Conquest, Domination, Rush, and Team and Squad Deathmatch.

Battlefield 4 will ship with seven different multiplayer modes at launch, DICE has confirmed. Returning from Battlefield 3 are Domination, Conquest, Rush, Team Deathmatch, and Squad Deathmatch. The two new game modes are Obliteration and Defuse.

Defuse is a 5 vs. 5 close quarters mode described as "highly competitive." Each player is given a single life per round, though they can be revived once.

Teams can win by eliminating the opposing squad or arming and detonating a military objective (similar to the M-COM stations in Rush mode). Commander mode is not supported.

The Obliteration game mode for Battlefield 4 is designed for 24 players on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and 32 combatants on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. In this mode, a bomb spawns at a random location on the map. Both teams must fight to pick it up, drop it off at one of their opponent's three objectives, arm it, and destroy the objective.

Once the bomb has gone off, the next one randomly spawns in a new location. The game runs until one team has destroyed the other side's three objectives. Commander mode is optional for Obliteration.

"Since there's only one bomb at a time, you will often find yourself going from attacker to defender in the blink of an eye. You need to be able to predict enemy movement to defend at the right place at the right time and reclaim the offensive--or intercept the enemy to reclaim possession of the bomb," DICE said. "The constantly shifting playing field from offense to defense is partly inspired by American football--with the detonation of an enemy installation being the Battlefield equivalent of scoring a touchdown."

A Battlefield 4 beta begins next week, ahead of the game's launch for current-generation consoles and PC on October 29 and November release for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The Battlefield 4 beta features the Siege of Shanghai map in Conquest or Domination mode. New features and elements like Levolution and Amphibious Assault will be featured in the beta.

Gamers who preorder the Battlefield 4 PC Digital Deluxe Edition, Battlefield 3Premium members, and owners of Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited or Digital Deluxe Edition can begin playing on October 1.

On October 4, the Battlefield 4 beta will be opened to all Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC players.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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141 comments
brok
brok

Still no return of Co-Op and CTF modes. I want my bots, dammit.

0rr3n1
0rr3n1

Am i the only one around here who liked the squad dm in Bad Company 2 but not in BF3

kinetyqq
kinetyqq

rush is the one i care! the rest modes are rubish!

GONtheSKYLORD
GONtheSKYLORD

I only care about Rush and Conquest. Rush was such a great idea when they introduced it in BC. They were really thinking outside of the box then.

danielcliment
danielcliment

Looks great, but I hope BF4 doesnt loose that big map and destructive qualities that is known for and starts getting into fast paced hyper active/red bull over dozed kind of game play like the "other" one.... Keep it real!!! I love this game!

scottenman2005
scottenman2005

Can't wait for the 7 maps, and maybe if I pay another $60 I will get 5 more!!!! 

Why I play Skyrim modded ... 10 Billion amazing mods made by passionate smart fans all for FREE... 


Halloll
Halloll

you forgot DLC mode, a mode where the players have to pay money to get the fun maps and vehicles, the winning team is always EA.

Vozlov
Vozlov

So long as they don't start churning out all the half-assed modes in BF 3 like scavenger and gun game it'll be good.

Need an air and tank superiority mode though, something more indepth than BF 3, perhaps even a tank AND air superiority mode.

xSlugox
xSlugox

Preloading on Sunday just to play a quick game or 2 Monday morning before work.

theAllez99
theAllez99

Splitscreen? PLEASE DICE! THAT'S A DEALBREAKER FOR ME AND EVERYONE I'VE TALKED TO IRL!

BadMrSnake
BadMrSnake

hmm.  what will they copy off of CoD this time!

Gamesfetch
Gamesfetch

Operation firestorm is the best map for all classes especially for snipers

Wraith3
Wraith3

I hope we don't get assignments that force us to play the crappy game modes this time...

Pukshd
Pukshd

Defuse remembers good times of CS!

Raisiine
Raisiine

who the fuck plays squad death match

_BobVilla_
_BobVilla_

So Conquest is the ONLY mode with 64 players?


Oh well, Conquest IS Battlefield anyways.

leandrro
leandrro

they should release a map named aztec and other named inferno

leandrro
leandrro

so no 40 50 or 64 players for almost all game modes on next gen consoles? console bf4 still sucks, much more fun on my 300 dollar pc

93ChevyNut
93ChevyNut

Of all the game modes, I would have liked to see bots.  I had so much fun at LAN parties with BF 1942.

CorkeyFord
CorkeyFord

"Defuse" sounds like an attempt to cater to the CoD crowd, but there are already too many of those morons on BF3 with stupid names like xXxLegit_ScopezzxXx and no idea of what it means to work as a team or play the objective.

1CaM1
1CaM1

@scottenman2005  

itS 10 mapS at launch buDDY which I think is MORE than enough until a month later when 4 more maps come out so thats 14 maps within the first 2 months I would SAY thats plenty dONT u THink??

giantming
giantming

@Vozlov 

A bit like the batlle of Kursk? But modern? that's epic metal madness, man!

TrialMonkey
TrialMonkey

@Vozlov What was wrong with Gun Game? Half-assed? I thought it was pretty fun...

TheKeeper346
TheKeeper346

@xRedbeardx  The PC version will probably have multiplayer mods with so much more content and roleplay gamemodes like SA:MP for GTA SA PC with up to 500 players online. 

Halloll
Halloll

@theAllez99 you can forget it, it took DICE a whole console generation before they even added the vehicle testing range. and they even bots mode.

madgame23
madgame23

@Gamesfetch 

Maybe for the big game modes like conquest and such.  In tdm, it sucked, the main building was a big camp spot and it had the sun glare in its favor. 

Darkelflord
Darkelflord

@_BobVilla_ Even if the others are intended for fewer players you'll find servers that play them with 64 people just like you'll find 48 or 64 player SQDM or TDM servers in BF3.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@leandrro x1 and ps4 have already been confirmed to support 64 players. of course it is still much more fun on pc still since keyboard and mouse actually requires more skill and is more precise for aiming. this makes sniping and long range assualt's a lot more enjoyable of course. then you also have the better graphics, depending on your pc system of course.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@CorkeyFord listen to this guy, he knows what makes a truly enjoyable gaming experience. lone wolfing is so dull, working as a team against all odds is much more fun.

madgame23
madgame23

@CorkeyFord 

Most players play S&D in COD usual in s scrim game.  Its one life and when your whole team is dead round is over.  Players used to play it for that purpose but then it was easier to just kill all players and be last man standing.  So it just stuck, BF is more tactical so you should def see games where players actually try to score with the bomb and not just run and gun everyone.

stealthyninja81
stealthyninja81

@CorkeyFord What? you get one life only. that seems like the opposite of what most "Cod morons" like. seems more like trying to attract the CS crowd to me. also, I really don't think they try to cater to the Cod crowd as most people enjoy both and agree that BF is overall better.

spindie3
spindie3

@1CaM1 @scottenman2005 Thats one thing i've always liked about DICE, they do not skimp on content, BF3 has 32 maps.. Not to mention ONE bf3 map is bigger and more detailed than ALL the maps in one single cod game combined

solidusnyc2k9
solidusnyc2k9

@Halloll @solidusnyc2k9 hmm i see..well as long as they put TDM back..my favorite mode in all FPS games..i'm looking forward to Obliteration..that sounds so intense!

Vozlov
Vozlov

@TrialMonkey @Vozlov It was just a distraction from the main game imo. Did anyone actually ever play it once you came first once?

The fact there were so many people and ( if I remember correctly ) it actually had teams was just ludicrous.

leandrro
leandrro

@Aaronp2k @leandrro some maps on rush are much better with 40 50 64 players, in others 32 is already too much, 

on next gen consoles its not customizeble, so max of 32 players in most game modes and many wont be fun on consoles because of this limitation

CorkeyFord
CorkeyFord

@stealthyninja81 @CorkeyFord "defuse" is pretty much the exact same thing as Search & Destroy, which I think is a popular CoD mode. Also, the smaller amount of players also resemble the CoD experience. But I hope you're right, because CS players, at least back in the day when I played it, were somewhat more tactical.

leandrro
leandrro

@CorkeyFord @leandrro not like they are willing to die for it over and over in a rush map