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 Vehicles: 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 Abilities: "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: 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 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.