Battlefield 4 Beta Gets New Obliteration Game Mode

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Battlefield developers DICE are bringing Obliteration to the Battlefield 4 Beta, now open for everyone to join in on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Players logging in to the official Battlefield 4 Beta will now notice the ability to select the “Obliteration” game mode in the server browser search filter.

In the full game, Obliteration is designed for 24 players on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, or 32 players on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or PC. Commander mode will be optional. DICE describes it as a “Mad dash in vehicles and on foot to deliver explosives.”

To learn a little more about the mode, check out what the official Battlefield 4 blog has to say:

We call this the ”Battlefield Moments Generator”. One of the two new game modes in Battlefield 4, Obliteration is definitely the most explosive! In Obliteration, a bomb spawns at a random location on the map. Both teams must fight to pick up the bomb, drop it off at one of their opponent’s three objectives, arm it, and destroy the objective. Once a bomb has detonated, the next one randomly spawns in a new location and the chaos starts all over. The game lasts until one team has detonated the other team’s three objectives. Obliteration can be devastatingly quick or a harrowing tug of war depending on how good your team is at staying together and delivering the bomb. Like most other game modes, there is usually also a time limit in place to make sure the match does not go on for too long.

Compared to Conquest, the action in Obliteration tends to be heavily focused on wherever the bomb is located. 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. 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.

So, hop on, give it a try, and tell us what you think of the game mode in the comments below!

You can learn about all 7 of the Battlefield 4 game modes that will be shipping with the game right here.