The Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Beta Experience : Should you buy Battlefield 4 ?

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After more than two weeks of providing gamers a peek into the upcoming Battlefield 4 Multiplayer , The battlefield 4 multiplayer beta has successfully concluded today . I have been playing the open beta since these two weeks and i have many things to share with your about the upcoming battlefield 4 multiplayer .

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Battlefield 4 Domination mode in the Seize of Shanghai map .

What’s new in Battlefield 4 Multiplayer

To begin with my Battlefield 4 beta experience ,The battlefield 4 beta was very much different than the Gameplay of battlefield 3 .The battlefield 4 beta consisted of only one map , which was Sieze of shanghai and had three gameplay modes which were domination , Conquest and Obliteration . The Seize of shanghai map not much large , but it can be compared with the size of the Nosahar canals map in Battlefield 3 .

Battlefield 4 also includes a new commander and spectator modes . The commander mode allows you set attack order for individual squads . there will be a total of two commanders , one for each side .

[ Week 1 ] Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Beta experience

On the first day of the multiplayer beta , i was very much excited to jump into the game . Though i didn’t like the new interface for battlefield 4 , most probably it was because of the color scheme . But i was surprised to see server from Mumbai in the server list . It was the first time in the battlefield history that we Indians at last had servers hosted in our country . Previously the best choice we had was to play on Singaporean or Japanese servers and if we were lucky enough , we would manage to get a server with a minimum ping of around 150ms .

The new Indian servers were the only reason i made up my mind to buy Battlefield 4 , inspite of the high price of Rs 4500 , which is actually the half of my room rent . Being a student it was actually going to create a big hole in my pocket , but battlefield being my weekends entertainment and i was ready to invest Rs 4500 for that .

Gaming configuration

Everything was set , i geared up with my gaming gear and fired up the battlefield 4 beta .The first thing to bug me was the game loading time itself . My gaming build comprises of an Hexa Core AMD 1055T processor , coupled with 8 Gigs of ram and a Radeon 7950 GPU with 3GB of buffer memory . Which were pretty much above the recommended system configuration .But inspite of having these hardware , it took a staggering 10 minutes to load the Game level and get inside the game .

By default when the game launched , the game’s graphics settings were set at ultra . When i finally joined the game i had this excitement that getting frags would be a breeze in battlefield 4 , since i had been a battlefield veteran . But it didn’t end up as i expected it to be . The game was running at around 30 FPS on my PC and to add to that the game was very laggy . I said what the hell , How am i supposed to play when i am not even able to move smoothly . Getting killed and knifed was kind of humiliating and i thought that my system was not meant to play the game at ultra settings .

Next i tried setting the graphics at the custom High , medium and low settings and played at each settings for about an hour . Well it was kind of a disappointment , as even with the lowest settings i was never able to cross the 30 fps mark and the lag was always there . That was the end of the battlefield beta for me . After playing the beta for 3 days , getting humiliated by being knifed all the time and ending up with a negative score , i thought its time for me to skip battlefield 4 and wait for battlefield 5 or whatever .

Week 2 ] Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Beta experience

After my shameful fail at the battlefield 4 beta multiplayer , i resumed playing battlefield 3 Multiplayer . Since i was subscribed to the official battlefield accounts on twitter and Facebook , i was still being up to date with the latest information regarding the battlefield 4 multiplayer beta . That is how i noticed that battlefield 4 had an patch for the Multiplayer , which had reportedly increased the game’s performance for most gamers . The very next second i started up origin and i was greeted with a update for battlefield 4 multiplayer , which was around 50MB in size .

Within minutes the patch was updated and i was searching for the servers . I joined a domination server hosted in Mumbai and with great hope i was inside the game . This time around everything had changed , the lag which i experienced previously had gone and i was getting an constant average of 50 Fps in the game . I entered the game and played for an entire game without any hiccups . The game was pretty much smooth , although there were many bugs in the game . Let me sum up my entire game with these pros and cons . Since it was a beta , i have more cons than pros so please bear with me .

Cons

  1. The ammo dropouts were not visible on the minimap and being an assault , most of the time i would be busy scavenging for ammo dropouts and i the end i would end up being killed .
  2. With the addition of working elevator , there were lots of roof campers , whom i hated the most .
  3. The evolution concept is great , but we need to see how it is implemented across all the maps in the final game itself . In the seize of shanghai map , there was just a single building which could be destroyed completely and it doesn’t make much of a difference even if the building is there or not .
  4. Still in the battlefield 4 beta i was able to spot a hacker . this is not a good sign , which means we are going to see more hackers in the final multiplayer .
  5. The battlefield 4 beta was a resource hogger , the game itself was occupying more than 2GB of RAM and 90% of CPU resources on my hexa core .
  6. Snipers now leave a bullet trail , which kind of bugs me , because you have to wait for the bullet trail to disappear so that you can aim at your enemy player again .
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That was a bug to lol at .

Pros

  1. Lots of new guns are added up in the multiplayer . which is really great . Since i didn’t play the beta in the first week , i could not level up much inside the game and all i could unlock was two new guns in the assault class .
  2. The new battlelog now allows you to share your match score to facebook directly . another great way to brag about your awesome score  .
  3. The levels are very much realistic now , in the size of shanghai map , there were lot of objects in the map to make the game interactive .
  4. With battlefield 4 , now you can save yourself from getting knifed and knife the enemy itself . No more humiliations 😀 .
  5. The spectator mode is great for creating gameplay montages .
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The new battlelog is much better .

Like the Battlefield 3 beta , the final gameplay of battlefield 4 multiplayer will be entirely different from the beta . This time around EA is already aiming on making battlefield 4 a Esport . Though right now all we can do is wait and watch how the final version of the Battlefield 4 would be perceived by the gamers all over the world , but one thing that i am sure is that every battlefield player would not want to miss battlefield 4  . Overall battlefield 4 multiplayer is great , which makes it a must buy . Right now all i am waiting is to experience how the new the new naval warfare is in battlefield 4 .

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Lovejeet

Lovejeet is a Proud Geek and tech. enthusiast, who is ardent to learn more about the technology that surrounds us. He loves to tinker around with his gadgets and when he find something new and exciting, he shares it with you on this blog. Last but not the least he is a true gamer by heart. Connect with him on and Twitter

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