By now, some of you may have noticed some Battlefield 4 alpha invitations in your mailbox. No no no, those are not phishing emails (at least those originating from EA). These are indeed some BF4 alpha keys that were sent by EA itself. However, those keys won’t work as the keys were sent by accident since EA does not plan a second wave of alpha invites for DICE’s FPS.
According to the email, the Battlefield 4 alpha client should be visible via the Origin client. However, all those we got these latest keys cannot find anywhere this BF4 Alpha client.
Electronic Arts and DICE were quick to react, and Daniel Matros, producer at DICE on Battlefield, stated that they ‘accidentally sent e-mails about an invitation out‘ and that ‘this is not a second wave of Alpha invites‘.
Battlefield 4’s beta phase is currently planned for an August launch. This beta phase will be available for all platforms (at least that’s what DICE plans), so most of you will have to wait a little bit more before you get your hands on it. Kudos to our reader Jonathan Gustafsson for informing us.
Naturally, EA wants to bury this whole thing and EA_AgentX claimed that if specific people continue to create threads regarding this, they will be locked and they will be removed. Yes, that’s a clear threat. Still, EA has to do something about this whole thing, otherwise the frontpage of its BF4 forum will be flooded with similar stories (and we do know that some people will keep creating new threads about it, no matter how many times their previous threads get locked/deleted).
Battlefield 4’s MP mode will introduce Levolution and Commanders. Levolution creates a dynamic and emergent battlefield where gamers can use the environment to their advantage like cutting the power to a building to shroud their enemy in darkness or reducing an entire skyscraper to rubble to alter the battlefield. With Levolution, the environment reacts to the player’s every move and ensures no two games will ever be the same.
Commander Mode places two opposing players at the heart of the situation room with a birds-eye view of the battlefield. It’s a tug-of-war match between two commanders as they deliver critical intelligence and powerful assets to their troops below to the turn the tide of the battle. Gamers will feel the rush of Commander Mode on current-generation and next-generation consoles as well as PC. For the first time, commanders can also take control from their iPad or Android tablet.
Battlefield 4 is scheduled for a November 1st release on PC, X360 and PS3. The game will also appear on both PS4 and XBOne!
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