DICE Reveals All Battlefield 4 Game Modes

Amidst all the influx of news on Battlefield 4, if you were wondering what is the game about, what the game modes are and where you could find them all; here’s where you can. DICE has rolled out all the game modes and their descriptions.

Seven in total, the different game modes will take you into “the most diverse and fun multiplayer experience yet.” All the seven modes will be playable on any of the 10 maps that will come with the game; this includes some that will come with the Beta and others that will arrive later.

Here goes the detailed description based on the official post by DICE:

Conquest – Playable in the Battlefield 4 Beta
Combat type: The definitive Battlefield mode – All-out vehicle warfare mixed with intense infantry action across land, air and sea
Designed for: 24 players (X360, PS3) / 64 players (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Commander mode: Optional

This will include vehicle warfare across land, sea and air with the prime objective being capturing flags, killing your enemies and bringing down their respawn “Tickets” to zero. At which point you will automatically win. The same can happen to you too so you’ll have to balance off between defending and attacking.

Domination – Playable in the Battlefield 4 Beta
Combat type: Fast-paced infantry variant of Conquest
Designed for: 20 players (all platforms)
Commander mode: No

Similar to Conquest, you will be capturing flags to boost your respawns while destroying your enemy and making them use up all their tickets down to zero. Except that this time around it will an infantry only combat. Capturing flags will be more frequent so the game will be faster and more fatal.

Combat type: Mad dash in vehicles and on foot to deliver explosives
Designed for: 24 (X360, PS3) 32 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Commander mode: Optional

Probably the most violent of all the Battlefield 4 modes, it will involve 3 bombs that spawn randomly on the map and simultaneously your race starts with your enemy. The one who gets the bomb first drops it at one of the objectives at enemy’s base one by one. The game keeps going until all three bombs have been placed and detonated onto either side’s base camp.

Combat type: Competitive close quarters combat
Designed for: 5 vs. 5 players (all platforms)
Commander mode: No

Lethal and highly competitive, Defuse will give you one life per round. You win by eliminating the enemy or detonating an objective that your enemy owns. Once a player is shot dead he will not be able to change what happens in the game after that other than watching from the sidelines and suggesting.

Team Deathmatch
Combat type: The classic shooter mode, Battlefield 4 style
Designed for: 20 players (all platforms)
Commander mode: No

This one is as simple as it gets, you get a predefined number of kills and stand victorious. The catch is, your enemy will be doing the same so brace yourselves for a lethal yet short lived game.

Combat type: Fight deep into enemy territory by detonating their M-COM stations
Designed for: 24 players (X360, PS3) 32 players (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Commander mode: Optional

You take up the role of either the attackers or the defenders. The attackers will be tasked to take down two MCOM stations of the defenders from each zone of the map while the defenders will attempt to stop that from happening without running out of respawn tickets. The game will go on until all six MCOM stations have been blown or the attackers have run out of respawns.

Squad Deathmatch
Combat type: Four squads fight on the ground with limited vehicle support in a race to the top of the leaderboard
Designed for: 20 players (all platforms)
Commander mode: No

This is an extension of the Team Deathmatch mode with the addition that this time around there will be four squads facing off against four on their enemy side. You reach the preset number of kills before your enemy squad does and you win – in short it is just a more complex version of the Team Deathmatch mode.

The game releases to current generation consoles on October 29 while the Open Beta version starts on October 4.

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