E3 2013 – Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Briefing and Live Stream Replay

Battlefield 4 is turning heads at E3 2013.

We gave you our first impressions of Battlefield 4 multiplayer a few days ago, but if you happen to be watching the events of E3 from home, that still doesn’t give you a true feel of what it was like to put that mouse and keyboard in your hand and to actually play real Battlefield 4 MP on the exciting new map, Siege of Shanghai.

While we can’t share the same experience with you, we can at least show you what it was like to play the game.

Below is a four and a half-minute multiplayer briefing which was shown to all players before participating in a 64-player Conquest match. So far, the footage has not been shown to the public, or released on official DICE channels. So, while you’ll get to see exclusive E3 2013 footage, it is, unfortunately, off-screen.

Regardless, we think you should check it out!

For some direct-feed gameplay, we highly recommend checking out Twitch TV’s replay of the Battlefield 4 multiplayer live stream where you’ll also get a good glimpse of the newly introduced spectator mode.

Lastly, check out some screens from the EA/Battlefield 4 booth!

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  • pot51e

    C’mon everybody; lets do the “happy, happy, joy, joy” song……

  • Jason

    The Game looks solid, especially in it’s early stages, but I have one question – The Xbox One SP demo, was it 1080p or 720p? I know it’s 64players and 60fps confirmed, But this question has not been asked by ANYONE i have seen in an interview with Mr. Magnus and is a Good question that needs to be answered! I also want to see the PS4 Gameplay and know what the difference is if any, because Of right now most of the Xbox One games I have seen looked just as good if not better than the PS4 games? Killzone Does not look NEAR as good as it did at the Feb Unveiling which really upsets me but it’s still looks good for next gen and Forza 5 looked just like the what I thought was a CG trailer but is actually how good the game really looks! Do you have any Console Info David for BF4? Thanks!

    • paulinacio

      The new Gameplay for Killzone looks AMAZING. I like what I seen from Ryse but I just think the gameplay looked a tad weak but that might change. Forza looked good but doesn’t really differentiate itself from the many other racing games coming out and I think The Crew and Drive Club seem a bit more fresh and innovative. I think BF4 will be 720p on Next Gen which I’m fine with =) I cant wait!!

      • Jason

        I was not saying killzone looked bad by no means, it looks great and the Gameplay was good, But the Graphics were nothing like the Feb Unveiling to be honest and it seems like Killzone has lost it’s “Gritty” look as well :/

    • WarBroh

      Don’t worry most console kids don’t know what resolution means anyway, they’re not going to notice any diff between 720 and 1080

      • Jason

        ? Don’t start boy…

      • Raymond Featherston

        Don’t worry most people can’t tell the difference between a self righteous PC gamer and Bill Maher. Get it? Because Bill Maher is a smug jerk.

      • paulinacio

        The difference is actually pretty great from 720p to 1080p but isn’t in issue for me at least for BF4 since I would much prefer even more fluid gameplay

        • DanDustEmOff

          Now that it plays at 60 fps you will get a more fluid like feel.

          • paulinacio

            I know it =) So excited to play 64 man server at 60FPS/720p on Next Gen Consoles

    • http://twitter.com/swipe_06 swipe_06

      I think its indirectly confirmed. On the EA Investor meeting they talked about targeting full HD and 60fps for this generation. http://analogaddiction.org/2013/02/27/ea-next-gen-investor-meeting-held/

      Of cause, everyone believes the “Experts” on the internet, and not what insiders say.

  • meh

    If I buy BF4 on 360/PS3…. then buy it for XBox1/PS4… are my stats going to transfer over? Would love for someone in the industry to answer that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TheNeoReaper Chad Eugene Rash

      I would say yes being your using the same account.

    • paulinacio

      I dont see stats transferring over due to just how different current gen and next gen version will be. Plus if you play BF3 on PS3 and Xbox the stats will appear separate on your battlelog account

    • WarBroh

      Nope. Otherwise you could just statpad and level up quickly on ezconsole with all the noob players and then transfer in to where its harder to rank up on nextgen. No. They don’t let you do it now moving between consoles and PC, they certainly aren’t going to start with XBONE and PS4

      • the greater gamer

        i would love for u to just reread what u wrote just to see how stupid that sounds

  • http://twitter.com/TechS3ek Aria

    This video should be include in each copy of Battlefield4 for new players that aren’t familiar with things in BF …

  • Izzy Bozz

    I wonder if we’ll FINALLY get some U.S. maps in the multiplayer.

    • WarBroh

      No because we’d never get invaded on our home soil, pearl harbor was a sucker punch but nobody would even dare these days

      • James K

        Depending on the fictional story, you can make map out of any place.

      • Ryan Schulze

        Check out Homefront. The opening video, story, and whole IP is worthwhile. Unfortunately the game fell short. The sequel should be good with all US based maps.

  • Moaad Ben

    QUESTIOOOOOOOON…should i buy BF4 or GHOSTS? i’m on ps3 i never buy DLC and my connection works properly about 20 to 25 days out of 30 and my TV is small lol , a lot of my friends gonna be at BF4…… SO what shloud i get?

    • WSTCDE

      Both

      • Moaad Ben

        ONLY ONE :(

    • paulinacio

      Depends.. Battlefield is much more fun with friends in my honest opinion but COD is more NOOB friendly. Plus BF4 will have a much longer life cycle with new content coming for at least a couple of years like BF3

      • Moaad Ben

        thanks man but are you sure i can invite people in bf like in cod? cuz a lot of my friends play on it …

        • paulinacio

          yep, you can invite friends just fine on Battlefield and create a clan if you so desire

          • Moaad Ben

            battlefield here i come

      • DanDustEmOff

        I disagree that CoD is noob friendly. The pace of the game means you need cat like reactions or an organised team to do well. With no vehicles to hide in, medics to revive you, less emphasis on team work and such a large ranging skill set due to its massive community and activity CoD is the second most competitive shooter on the market only after CS which doesn’t even have an ads mechanic.

        BF4 will have a better life cycle though unless they change the dlc model.

        • paulinacio

          I have seen straight up noobs get on COD and be in 1st place. There isn’t much skilled needed to do well in a game like COD and I can get back on COD and destroy whereas with Battlefield I need a few rounds to get to normal if it has been some days

          • DanDustEmOff

            Even if they were host a Noob would not get 1st place (Noob being someone new to the game) unless everyone else had horrible lag or they were in a lobby full of noobs.

            I would like to see you jump in one of my games and destroy after not playing for a while. I hardly play either atm (Serious MCraft and Day-Z addiction), but i can also jump into a BF game and do well even though i have never been a huge BF player.

            Difference is CoD is extremely competative and when facing a strong FFA lobby or team of good players its way more difficult than BF especially in CTF and Demolition and Search and Destroy. I respect your opinion though as it may vary due to CoD being so heavily dependent on connection.

    • WarBroh

      From the sound of you, probably stick to call of doggies

      • the greater gamer

        Is your brain just dead at this point from lack of use

  • WarHero

    Played the hell out of it at E3 so far it left me a good impression to say that BF4 is an improvement over BF3.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheNeoReaper Chad Eugene Rash

    Run forever so realistic.

    • Scurvy

      I know, those people who run Marathons are totally fake. Of all the things to call out…getting shot multiple times, reviving dead teammates or magically spawning out of thin air—you choose running forever.

      • Thomas

        There is a big difference in body type between soldiers and marathon runners and I don’t think those professions overlap lol. His beef with the infinite sprint is rather ridiculous though.

        • WarBroh

          True dat

          • Thomas

            Lol couldn’t resist huh? I didn’t say the infinite sprint was not needed. Obviously with huge maps and limited vehicles, you need to be able to sprint for awhile.

            • Jason

              He is a troll

            • Thomas

              Lol very much so.

        • DanDustEmOff

          Not really soldiers run all the time its kind of what they do.

          • Thomas

            I don’t think this is the place to argue the job description of military personnel.

            • DanDustEmOff

              There is a big difference in body type between soldiers and marathon runners and I don’t think those professions overlap lol.

              Of course those proffesions overlap the run a shit ton on a daily basis. You know like a marathon runner.

            • Dirtknap

              Agreed,a friend of mine had to basically run a marathon in full gear, loaded pack included, to qualify for basic training in the Royal Marines.

            • DanDustEmOff

              My Dad, Brother, and most of my family have served in the Army and My Nephew is finishing his six months basic then training for the Para’s all the guy does is run fully loaded. Is your friend in the UK marines? Only asking cause I thought you lived in New Zeland and was wondering if they had Royal Marines too?

            • Dirtknap

              Yeah, I am in New Zealand, my friend is a British citizen, so he made the move to the UK to join. These days I pretty much only see him for a beer or training session when he’s on leave. It’s been good for him though, he was quite the loose unit prior to joining the RM.

            • DanDustEmOff

              Same with my Nephew.

    • dieger

      don’t you run forever in arma aswell?

      • Oblivion_Lost667

        Yes, and no. You can sprint forever (In ArmA 2, in ArmA 3 you have a limited sprint, but you can essentially jog forever.), but you slow down the longer you do it, to the point that you’re barely moving faster than the sprint, but still have the animation.

    • WarBroh

      Because mapsize, brains.

    • Jason

      Better than only being able to Run for 5 seconds…

  • Amedjay

    I definitely think the commander will have a decisive role in the game

  • DanDustEmOff

    As impressive as the graphics and destruction look it still looks slow paced. It may have been the weapon and class but I swear I saw a tortoise overtake the player when he was running.

    • WarBroh

      Back to COD, quickscoper dudebro. Off ya go

      • DanDustEmOff

        I forgot you guys don’t like yo hear anything slightly negative about BF.

        • the greater gamer

          Nah hes just an idiot and we are ashamed hes a part of our community.

          • DanDustEmOff

            Every school has a special needs class.

    • roland0811

      LMAO!! I haven’t seen a slow paced Battlfield game in a long time.

      • DanDustEmOff

        Compared to CoD, Halo, Crysis and Counter strike BF is a slow paced shooter. Not saying its bad. Its a day one purchase on Origin if I enjoy the beta. Just a bit disappointed by the pace but its BF not one of the other titles. So it is what it is.

    • Kingsolar

      Go back to your call of duty now.

      • DanDustEmOff

        I would if Blops 2 didn’t suck so bad.

    • B_Boss

      I swear to god….there is no way in hell we’re looking at the same game….

    • seko us

      It looks slow because the maps are very big with a lot of open areas. BF3 is actually very fast paced in close quarters dlc and small vanilla maps. I also played a lot of COD, but BF3 is sometimes faster thanks to the riddiculous revive mechanic. There were no revive pads on the BF4 multiplayer alpha, so I think everybody was playing a bit more carefully and the games were very slow paced.

      • DanDustEmOff

        I get your point, but sprint looked more like a slow jog which like I said may be because of his load out.

    • paulinacio

      Not sure how much of a fast pace you need since too much going on would be extremely annoying. I always hear how insane it is on 64 man servers so I’m excited to play it for myself on Next Gen Consoles

      • DanDustEmOff

        Depends on the map and game type on how insane it can get.
        I was refering to player speed more than action really. Like I said though it could be weapon class, others may be quicker it just seemed like the player was weighted way too much.

        • paulinacio

          Players speed?!!? Do you aspect them to move like a dang super hero lol Try jumping from a game like COD and Battlefield and then you will see just how weighted and stiff players are in COD. I hate using COD as a reference point but its because everyone is familiar with it =)

          • DanDustEmOff

            No I dont but a sprint should be a sprint, BF3 seemed to have had faster player movement compared to what I saw on the MP demo. But again it was probably determined by his load out. Are you really saying CoD’s player movement is more weighted and stiff than BF. That is just wrong its not even a matter of opinnion.

            BF tends to lean towards realistic movement, where as CoD, Halo and CS all have faster slicker arcade sytle of movement. CoD love it or hate it has the most fluid, sharp and tight controls of any FPS its just what they do well.
            I like BF I also like CoD more than BF, but I still like them both The game pace, controls and player movement are some of the things that they excel at. It needs to because CoD is a modern military arena FPS with smaller maps.

            BF has longer engagements on larger maps so it needs to reflect the scale of the map to the turn, ads and movement speeds. It seems that you are of the opinion that BF is better than CoD in every department. But its quite clear that both games do different things better than the other and both are quality FPS games.

            You need to realise that your opinion is in the minority. More people play MW3 or Blops 1 than BF3 let alone the most recent CoD and its not kids or people that have never played BF either.

  • Amedjay

    I really think the commander will be decisive in this game but let’s hope some noobs don’t start shooting tomahawks everywhere…

    • Dirtknap

      LOL, I suspect players will need to earn the privilege by performing well in game, much the same way squad leaders were determined in BF3.

    • WarBroh

      Noobs won’t even get to be commander, so there’s that. Its based on rank and also person has to be voted in (and can be voted out if they’re garbage)

  • TriPpKinGs

    Is this a launch title for next gen?

  • Jamic

    Cool thanks mp1st.

    Twitch doesnt work on my phone when I go to their site but here for some reason I can watch the livestream with no problems.

  • dieger
    • WarBroh

      So that’s why there are so many lvl1 terribads clogging up the vanilla maps last few days. You can always tell when there’s a sale on BF3 because the kiddies and casuals coming flooding in

    • B_Boss

      Thats madness.

      • dieger

        THIS IS SPAR- ah fuck it

  • Bastian Gtze

    Hey Guys I’ve seen many BF4 videos now and there is one thing I’ve noticed.
    Is the hit detection pretty bad or is it only me noticing that?
    I mean there was a video of a close quaters engagement and the Player didnt even hit him one single time and the crosshair/red dot was directly on the enemy…
    Is it because its pre alpha?

    But imho BF4 looks pretty awsome!
    Really liked all the live streams and youtube Trailers from the E3!
    I’m pretty pumped for october! :)

    • WarBroh

      Also keep in mind you’re seeing everything through spectator mode, not a stream of the actual player screen. May be a disconnect there with things like hitmarkers since that’s clientside

    • B_Boss

      I know one thing I noticed (while keeping in mind its pre-alpha(?) and not finished) is that in softcore (or core) it takes a trillion rounds to get a kill…sheesh. I am a 100% HC player anyway but I’m sure that is nothing to be concerned of even as someone who would play core with friends, etc.

      • Richie Tellez

        In one of the interview (think with Gamestop) Patrick Bach told them they toned down weapon damage on the multilayer demo. So playerswweren’t constantly dying. (not a big fan of core as well. Prefer hc no map on bf3)

        • B_Boss

          Ahhh thats why. Thanks for the info bud. Never saw that interview.

  • killzoner

    It.Looked.And.Played.Like.BF3.

    • WarBroh

      And that’s a good thing

      • B_Boss

        Precisely lol….it would be great…for everyone that says “it looks/plays like BF3…DICE should premiere BF5 with Contra from NES. Unless they go BF2142, we’re not going to see much difference regarding the combat era and equipment, etc. We will get tons of new features for example however and that will come with every game.

      • DanDustEmOff

        Not when you slate CoD for releasing the same game every year its not.

    • Kingsolar

      If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

  • MegaMan3k

    “make your squad rank up faster”

    Please explain thank you

  • Sean

    Can you play as Commander on console, or can it only be used on a Tablet

    and if you can use on a Console, how does one become the commander?

  • Oblivion_Lost667

    Has anyone seen any news on whether they’re keeping the headshot only 1 hit sniper kills in core? Also, looks like they’re adding pistol customization, there was a pistol with a red dot sight on it in the multiplayer briefing!

  • mhal

    Please….FFS….Please stop calling them “clips”…or “magazine-clips”….

    They are called magazines.

    sorry…pet peeve.

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