The seven multiplayer modes, outlined on DICE’s Battlefield blog, features two that can be played when the Battlefield 4 beta comes out in early October, two new modes and three series standbys.
The multiplayer modes for Battlefield 4 are as follows:
- Conquest (Beta)
- Domination (Beta)
- Obliteration (series debut)
- Defuse (series debut)
- Team Deathmatch
- Squad Deathmatch
Both Conquest and Domination have similar gameplay, each with the goal of capturing enemy flags to reduce their respawn tickets down to zero, when the game is over.
The difference between the two is that with Conquest, there’s considerably more players allowed in the game –– up to 24 on Xbox 360 and PS4 and 64 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC –– while flags will be more dispersed.
In Domination, the flags are pushed more closely together, meaning respawns happen much closer together and the player feels much more in the thick of the action.
Obliteration pits two teams against each other in a fight to blow up three of the enemy’s objectives with a bomb. The bomb spawns randomly on the map, and the teams must fight to find it, deliver it and blow up the enemy objectives. The first to eliminate all three of the other team’s objectives wins.
Defuse gives each player just a single life per round, and teams win by either killing each member of the opposite squad or blowing up a military objective they own.
The images and names of the 10 Battlefield 4 multiplayer maps leaked online yesterday.
Battlefield 4 hits shelves on Oct. 29 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The game will launch a few days before the Xbox One and the PS4 in November also.