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Battlefield is a series of first-person shooter video games that started out on Microsoft Windows and OS X with Battlefield 1942, which was released in 2002. The series is developed by Swedish company EA DICE and is published by American company Electronic Arts. The series features a particular focus on large maps, teamwork and vehicle warfare. The PC games in the series are mainly focused on online multiplayer. The Battlefield series has been played by more than 50 million players worldwide as of 2012, across 11 games and 12 expansion packs released since its inception in 2002.Contents
Battlefield series games usually focus on large, online multiplayer battles (with the exception of Battlefield Hardline). Playing in squads has become a major element of games in the series.
Since Battlefield 2, the series centrally record online stats for each player allowing the players to receive rank promotions and weapon unlocks based on their stats as well as awards such as medals, ribbons and pins.
A class system has been present within all the Battlefield games. Each class features a different type of primary weapon along with different equipment, differentiating roles on the battlefield.
The ability to engage other players in melee combat with a knife has been present in Battlefield games. Since Battlefield 2142, the series has included an award of dog tags for each player killed using a knife.Games Main article: List of Battlefield video games Titles in the Battlefield series Year Engine Title Platform(s) Win macOS PS2 Xbox PS3 X360 PS4 XONE 2002 Refractor 1 Battlefield 1942 Yes Yes No No No No No No 2003 ■ Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome Yes Yes No No No No No No ■ Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII Yes Yes No No No No No No 2004 Battlefield Vietnam Yes No No No No No No No 2005 RenderWare Battlefield 2: Modern Combat No No Yes Yes No Yes No No Refractor 2 Battlefield 2 Yes No No No No No No No ■ Battlefield 2: Special Forces Yes No No No No No No No 2006 ■ Battlefield 2: Euro Force Yes No No No No No No No ■ Battlefield 2: Armored Fury Yes No No No No No No No Battlefield 2142 Yes Yes No No No No No No 2007 ■ Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike Yes No No No No No No No 2008 Frostbite 1.0 Battlefield: Bad Company No No No No Yes Yes No No 2009 Refractor 2 Battlefield Heroes Yes No No No No No No No Frostbite 1.5 Battlefield 1943 No No No No Yes Yes No No 2010 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Yes No No No Yes Yes No No ■ Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam Yes No No No Yes Yes No No Refractor 2 Battlefield Online Yes No No No No No No No 2011 Battlefield Play4Free Yes No No No No No No No Frostbite 2 Battlefield 3 Yes No No No Yes Yes No No ■ Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand Yes No No No Yes Yes No No 2012 ■ Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Yes No No No Yes Yes No No ■ Battlefield 3: Armored Kill Yes No No No Yes Yes No No ■ Battlefield 3: Aftermath Yes No No No Yes Yes No No 2013 ■ Battlefield 3: End Game Yes No No No Yes Yes No No Frostbite 3 Battlefield 4 Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ■ Battlefield 4: China Rising Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes 2013/2014† ■ Battlefield 4: Second Assault Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes 2014 ■ Battlefield 4: Naval Strike Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ■ Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ■ Battlefield 4: Final Stand Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes 2015 ■ Battlefield 4: Weapons Crate Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ■ Battlefield 4: Night Operations Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ■ Battlefield 4: Community Operations Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ■ Battlefield 4: Legacy Operations Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Battlefield Hardline Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ■ Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ■ Battlefield Hardline: Robbery Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ■ Battlefield Hardline: Blackout Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes 2016 ■ Battlefield Hardline: Getaway Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ■ Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Battlefield 1 Yes No No No No No Yes Yes 2017 ■ Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass Yes No No No No No Yes Yes ■ Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar Yes No No No No No Yes Yes ■ Battlefield 1: Turning Tides Yes No No No No No Yes Yes 2018 ■ Battlefield 1: Apocalypse Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Win macOS PS2 Xbox PS3 X360 PS4 XONE Notes:
■ DLC located directly below the title it was released for.
† Was released exclusively for Xbox One in 4th quarter 2013, then was released for the remaining platforms in 1st quarter 2014.Development history Aggregate review scores Game Year Metacritic Battlefield 1942 2002 89/100 Battlefield Vietnam 2004 84/100 Battlefield 2 2005 91/100 Battlefield 2: Modern Combat 2005 PS2: 80/100
Battlefield 1942 was released on September 10, 2002, using the Refractor game engine, also introducing the "Conquest" gameplay mode, in which players fought for "control points" throughout the map. Two expansion packs were released in 2003, Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome and Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII.
Battlefield Vietnam, released in 2004, moved the setting to the Vietnam War, and was built on an updated Refractor engine with various gameplay improvements, such as the ability to fire personal weapons while seated in vehicles, and supporting dense foliage.
The 2005 release Battlefield 2 takes place in the modern day, depicting a war between the United States fighting China and the fictional Middle Eastern Coalition (MEC). Despite requiring numerous patches due to a large number of bugs and glitches in the game upon its release, it was a large commercial success, selling more than 2,250,000 copies worldwide, by July 2006. One expansion pack, Special Forces, which added Russia, exclusive missions, and new weapons and gadgets, and two booster packs, Armored Fury (adding three new battles in the USA) and Euro Force (adding the European Union), were also released. A similar game called Battlefield 2: Modern Combat was released for consoles, with a larger single player mode but limited online play.
Battlefield 2142 was released in 2006, taking place during a global ice age in the 22nd century. While most of it is graphically similar to Battlefield 2, it introduced a variety of equippable items to unlock and battles between two giant "Titan" airships. The Northern Strike expansion pack was later released, adding new maps, vehicles, and a new game mode. Its use of in-game advertising was controversial among players.
Battlefield: Bad Company, released in 2008, followed the "B" Company's escapades and their search for hidden gold. This new Battlefield game had a variety of vehicles for land, air and sea. It had a new destruction system that allowed the player to break and destroy environments, based on a new game engine named Frostbite, which replaced the Refractor engine used in earlier releases (with the exception of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, which used RenderWare).
In 2009, EA released two download-only games, Battlefield Heroes, a free-to-play Refractor 2 engine game, supported by advertising and micropayments and Battlefield 1943, a Frostbite engine game, released in July 2009, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and was scheduled for release in Q1 2010, for PCs, but was cancelled.
In 2010, a sequel to Battlefield: Bad Company, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, was released, involving "B" Company's search for an EMP weapon. It features a larger multiplayer than its predecessor Bad Company, with updated graphics and realistic effects (e.g. bullet-drop). The game introduced the rush game mode and brought in weapons such as the AN-94 and As-Val. It features a "VIP" system of content distribution where player with VIP codes gain early access to new maps. DICE also released an expansion for Bad Company 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam, setting the game in the Vietnam War.
Battlefield 3 was announced in 2009, and in 2010 it was confirmed that gamers who pre-ordered Medal of Honor Limited Edition would receive Battlefield 3 48 hours before the open beta was released. On February 4, 2011, the first teaser trailer for the game was revealed, with a preliminary release in the Fall of 2011. Among the features that remain in the game are Jets and the ability to go prone. The game allows 64 (on the PC) players as in all previous Battlefield titles, though the consoles allow for 24 player matches. The Battlefield 3 Beta was released on September 29, 2011. Battlefield 3 was released on October 25, 2011 and has received high review scores and has received awards from IGN.
On November 5, 2010, EASY Studios announced a follow-up to its free-to-play Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free. EASY develops the free-to-play variants of Battlefield. Its latest offering gives players the same free-to-play pricing structure of Heroes, while still offering a more serious, core Battlefield experience (as opposed to Heroes' lighthearted, cartoon-styled environment). Battlefield Play4Free went into open beta on April 4, 2011.
On July 17, 2012, an advertisement appeared on EA's Origin webpage that players who pre-order Medal of Honor: Warfighter, would receive access to a Battlefield 4 Beta. Battlefield 4 was announced on March 26, 2013. A Beta for the game began on October 1 and ended on October 15. It was released on October 29, 2013.
Information about the next entry in the series, Battlefield Hardline, was leaked on May 27, 2014, and officially unveiled on June 9, 2014, during E3. The game was developed by Visceral Games and, unlike previous installments in the franchise, is centered around a cops-and-robbers theme.
In July 2015, CFO of EA Blake Jorgensen announced a new Battlefield title would be released in 2016. This was followed up by Dan Vaderlind, EA DICE Development Director, announcing that since Star Wars Battlefront has been released, he will now be focused on the upcoming Battlefield title. On May 6, 2016, Battlefield 1 was officially announced, with an official reveal trailer on YouTube, and was released on October 21, 2016.
The next game in the series is also in production and will be released in 2018 after DICE is finished up with the expansion packs for 2016's Battlefield 1. The sequel to Battlefield 1 is set to be revealed on May 23rd, 2018 and will be titled Battlefield VTV series
In October 2012, Fox Broadcasting Company announced their intentions to make a one-hour-long television show based on Battlefield: Bad Company. The show would be written by executive producer John Eisendrath and co-produced by Patrick Bach and Patrick O'Brien of Electronic Arts, and Doug Robinson of Happy Madison.
In July 2016, Paramount Television announced that it will adapt the game series for television. Anonymous Content's Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta will executive produce.References