The next Battlefield will be for Mac. And it is completely free.

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by luffytubby, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. luffytubby macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    EA might be on a turning point, even though it's hard to believe. Like the rest of the PC gaming industry, EA is trying alternative business models to publish and release their games.
    The latest trend from Korea, is free games that are driven by advertisment.

    Thus the new Battlefield has been born. A Free to play, free to download light version of Battlefield 2, for the PC and Mac, Battlefield: Heroes as it is called, is a more simple and arcadey version of BF2, boosting lower system requirements and cartoon graphics, similiar to the incredible popular and loved Team Fortress 2.

    General Information:
    2 Armies: National Army vs. Royal Army, All stereotypes used for comic look
    At release, 2-3 maps with more rolled out in updates
    Pick one character and you level him up through the game.
    Maps do not have insertion points, and the game chooses where to put you on the battlefield, although maps are a lot smaller than regular Battlefield maps.
    Known Weapons: Sticky Bombs, Rocket Launcher
    Taunts and death-freeze-cam included
    3rd person rather than 1st person. Update: 1st person as well according to this. French gaming site, No Frag is reporting that Battlefield Heroes will not only be 3rd person, but 1st person as well depending on the "phase".
    Vehicles in the game unlike Team Fortress 2
    Historical war setting
    Much simpler than Team Fortress 2

    Modified Conquest Mode:
    At the start of each round each team has 2 flags and 100 tickets
    Killing enemies reduce tickets, but if you hold more flags then your enemy you receive a multiplier giving you more tickets.
    You can win even by killing less enemies and owning more flags
    Killing enemies is less important than capturing and holding flags

    Observed vehicles: Spitfire, M4 Sherman, PzKfzIV
    The character size relative to the vehicle differs quite a bit. Comparable to "an adult on a bobby car".
    Planes have no bombs, used mainly for dogfights

    "I Eat Grenades" Ability - Throw back 7 grenades at once
    Life-Points Boost
    Inflammable Ammo
    New abilities at level up
    Each solider class has this
    Sort of like spells (not like fireballs)

    Achievement System:
    Mission system - choose a badge you want to get and go out on a mission to get that badge
    You can get new weapons
    As you play the game you get experience points
    As your level increases you get access to better clothing items etc

    Advertising on the website, press button on website to play, website has stats
    In-game menus have advertising
    They expect 95% of people never to buy items
    Selling convenience items
    Example of an item being sold: item ups the multiplayer on your score for increased experience points

    Match Making:
    Play with level equal players, but not 1:1 Ex: Level 2s could play on a level 1 server. Rule seems to be "level X ±"
    New players separated from hardcore players
    Levels as high as 40 or 50








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    This is not the first time we have seen a free online action game, but this is very good for the mac gaming community. Battlefield is one of the strongest franchises for the computer, and one of the main reasons why the computer is still the king over online gaming, compared to the consoles.

    This games seems to be simple enough to attract a wide amount of users who where put off by BF2s many complicated gameplay mechanics, aswell as seem fresh with its alternative art style. Let's face it... Shooting Nazis in the face will never become old.
  2. NATO macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    I'll be having a bit of that thank you very much :)
  3. luffytubby thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    I thought there would be more hype for this. hmm.
  4. iTeen macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2007
  5. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2005
    Sounds good. I wonder how invasive the advertising will be. If it's just ads while the game loads then that will be cool. Even in game 'sprayed' onto buildings that wouldn't be too bad.
  6. marclapierre13 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2005
    Sounds OK. I will stick with 2142 though thank you :)
    I might try it, and if it s good play for an occassional fast paced pick up and go game. (like starcraft :))
  7. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    hey it's team fortress... oh wait... It's an EA game.
  8. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    I hate the way they edit all the swastikas out of the games nowadays. So stupid, and counterproductive as well.

    No one had a problem with them for forty years after the war and then a couple of middle aged French women get upset about it and within two years they are edited out of every TV show and game around the world.

    Crazy. :(
  9. swruler9284 macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2007
    where does it say it will be available for mac?????
  10. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2007
    Southern California
  11. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    I cannot wait for this model of gaming to be released. I'm poor, and hate copy protection.

    ps- love the german.
  12. Mrbill317 macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2007
    It looks great

    Cant wait for them to get this out
  13. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
  14. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    This is an ad in a German publication it looks like, and any Nazi propaganda is banned.
  15. giganten macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2006
  16. luffytubby thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    summer most likely.
  17. swruler9284 macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2007
    WHERE DOES IT SAY THAT THIS is available for MAC? I can't find it anywhere!
  18. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
    Same :\
  19. luffytubby thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    I forgot a link , but I may have mixed this up with the rumors about battlefield 3. the next battlefield. not battlefield bad company(360, ps3) but the actual battlefield 3, running on the frostbite engine. but im sure I saw that it was confirmed for mac. arghh annoying that i cant find the link:/
  20. Fatum macrumors member


    Feb 14, 2008
    Battlefield Heroes.

    The game is called Battlefield Heroes and is in development for Windows only. See the official site of the game.

    Best regards
  21. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
    3 Battlefield games in one year! Yes!!

    Oh, that's too bad. But I heard it can run on crap so maybe it'll work the ol' dell.
  22. redsteven macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2006
    "Battlefield Heroes™ is a brand new Play 4 Free game from the people that brought you the multi-million selling Battlefield 1942™ and Battlefield 2™" ....

    how come it doesn't say "from the people that brought u bf 1942, bf2, AND BF2142?

    was 2142 a different development team or something? I mean... it uses the bf 2 engine....

    (this is taken from
  23. iProgrammer macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2008
    Ohio, United States
    Is it for the Mac or not? I've seen way to many opposing posts
  24. farqueue macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2006
    you guys should read...

    It will be released for the PC only as a free download in Summer 2008
  25. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816


    Mar 28, 2007
    Can I read a news article or press release confirming this?

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