History VideoGame / Battlefield

18th Feb '17 7:04:09 AM HeyFella
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Due to its {{Abandonware}} status, Battlefield 2 and 2142 are not sold or online anymore, however the folks from [[https://bl2142.co/ Revive Project]] had provided a modified version of the two games for free and also running small but growing group of servers. Playing with bots and mods are still possible though.

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Due to its {{Abandonware}} status, Battlefield 2 ''Battlefield 2'' and 2142 ''2142'' are not sold or online anymore, however the folks from [[https://bl2142.co/ Revive Project]] had provided a modified version of the two games for free and also running small but growing group of servers. Playing with bots and mods are still possible though.



* ArtificialStupidity: The bots, especially in 1942 and Vietnam, are notoriously awful. They got marginally better in the latter series.

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* ArtificialStupidity: The bots, especially in 1942 ''1942'' and Vietnam, ''Vietnam'', are notoriously awful. They got marginally better in the latter series.



** People who purchased the "Special Forces" addon received two weapon unlocks per rank, instead of one. This was then subverted because players who ''didn't'' buy the addon could only use the SpecOps weapons by prying them from others' cold dead hands. This has resulted in some cases of Teamkilling.

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** People who purchased the "Special Forces" ''Special Forces'' addon received two weapon unlocks per rank, instead of one. This was then subverted because players who ''didn't'' buy the addon could only use the SpecOps weapons by prying them from others' cold dead hands. This has resulted in some cases of Teamkilling.



** Also unexpectedly suffered by the Assault class in Battlefield 2, which is meant to be the game's plain combat-oriented rifleman class, only to end up relatively less-played because it's ''only'' good at combat. Several other classes can do that while also having additional useful abilities. When the Special Forces expansion introduced the game breaking G36E it caused a mass exit from Assault to Medic because the medic heal ability is much more useful than the nerfed grenade launcher. Unsurprisingly later games in the series made sure to give the Assault more useful and unique abilities and equipment, Battlefield 3 eventually decided to combine the two classes into one character to give players choice over which type to use.

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** Also unexpectedly suffered by the Assault class in Battlefield 2, which is meant to be the game's plain combat-oriented rifleman class, only to end up relatively less-played because it's ''only'' good at combat. Several other classes can do that while also having additional useful abilities. When the Special Forces ''Special Forces'' expansion introduced the game breaking G36E it caused a mass exit from Assault to Medic because the medic heal ability is much more useful than the nerfed grenade launcher. Unsurprisingly later games in the series made sure to give the Assault more useful and unique abilities and equipment, Battlefield 3 eventually decided to combine the two classes into one character to give players choice over which type to use.



* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: The entire premise of Special Forces expansion pack for ''[=BF2=]'' is based on this premise.

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* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: The entire premise of Special Forces ''Special Forces'' expansion pack for ''[=BF2=]'' is based on this premise.



** The defibrillators through ''2'' to ''Bad Company 2''. Its ability is hinted at in the description in 2. One lame thing about in 2142, is that it wouldn't give you the dogtags that a knife kill would.

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** The defibrillators through ''2'' to ''Bad Company 2''. Its ability is hinted at in the description in 2. One lame thing about in 2142, ''2142'', is that it wouldn't give you the dogtags that a knife kill would.



** Also quite common is the tactic of throwing multiple explosives onto the hood of a really fast vehicle (C4 on Jeeps in most games and RDX on FAVs in 2142) then ramming it into an enemy vehicle at full speed. Usually they bail out. For added bonus, in 2142 you can get an Engineer to throw a vehicle tracking radar device on the car, giving you a guided missile. Freddie Wong and Corridor Digital used this in a TV ad EA asked them to make for the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo5-XpQ5Jkk

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** Also quite common is the tactic of throwing multiple explosives onto the hood of a really fast vehicle (C4 on Jeeps in most games and RDX on FAVs in 2142) ''2142'') then ramming it into an enemy vehicle at full speed. Usually they bail out. For added bonus, in 2142 ''2142'' you can get an Engineer to throw a vehicle tracking radar device on the car, giving you a guided missile. Freddie Wong and Corridor Digital used this in a TV ad EA asked them to make for the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo5-XpQ5Jkk



* InvadedStatesOfAmerica: The Armored Fury Booster Pack has maps set in the Eastern US and Alaska.

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* InvadedStatesOfAmerica: The Armored Fury ''Armored Fury'' Booster Pack has maps set in the Eastern US and Alaska.



* RareGuns: The Pancor Jackhammer in ''Battlefield 2'', as well as the Breda Modello 30 in ''1942''. The [=XM8=] and AN-94 in ''Bad Company 2,'' as well, but at least the latter has the excuse of being a Special Forces Russian gun.

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* RareGuns: The Pancor Jackhammer in ''Battlefield 2'', as well as the Breda Modello 30 in ''1942''. The [=XM8=] and AN-94 in ''Bad Company 2,'' as well, but at least the latter has the excuse of being a Special Forces ''Special Forces'' Russian gun.



* RecurringRiff: Most of the games in the Battlefield series base their Main Theme around the Theme of Battlefield 1942, but each has their own unique genres that fit the individual games' theme. The singleplayer campaign trailer for Battlefield 1 even mixes the main theme's beat into the otherwise unrelated trailer song, Suns and Stars.
** Orchestral: Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 2, Battlefield Bad Company, Battlefield 1943, Battlefield 1
** Electronic: Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4
** Rock: Battlefield 2142, Battlefield Hardline

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* RecurringRiff: Most of the games in the Battlefield series base their Main Theme around the Theme of Battlefield 1942, ''Battlefield 1942'', but each has their own unique genres that fit the individual games' theme. The singleplayer campaign trailer for Battlefield 1 even mixes the main theme's beat into the otherwise unrelated trailer song, Suns and Stars.
** Orchestral: Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 2, Battlefield ''Battlefield 1942'', ''Battlefield 2'', ''Battlefield 2142'', ''Battlefield Bad Company, Battlefield 1943, Battlefield 1
Company'', ''Battlefield 1943'', ''Battlefield 1''
** Electronic: Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4
''Battlefield 3'', ''Battlefield 4''
** Rock: Battlefield 2142, Battlefield Hardline''Battlefield 2142'', ''Battlefield Hardline''



* ShoutOut: You can hear broadcasts from ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'' in certain spawning points of some maps of Battlefield: Vietnam.

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* ShoutOut: You can hear broadcasts from ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'' in certain spawning points of some maps of Battlefield: Vietnam.''Battlefield: Vietnam''.



* WeaponizedCar: The Special Forces expansion pack of ''Battlefield 2'', and ''Battlefield 3'' and ''4'' all include "technicals"; pickup trucks fitted with machine guns or SPG-9 recoilless rifles.

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* WeaponizedCar: The Special Forces ''Special Forces'' expansion pack of ''Battlefield 2'', and ''Battlefield 3'' and ''4'' all include "technicals"; pickup trucks fitted with machine guns or SPG-9 recoilless rifles.
18th Feb '17 4:14:38 AM HeyFella
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* CrowningMomentofFunny: Never mind the hilarious romps of ''Bad Company''. With the sheer amount of freedom the player has in every ''Battlefield'' game, something hilarious is bound to happen in at least every match.
** When you first ram a battleship into an aircraft carrier and it tilts sending the planes on it overboard along with everyone else on the flight deck.
** Or when you ram a UAV into a helicopter and said chopper disappears. Completely.
** Any time explosives are used for their [[ExplosionPropulsion high impulse]] rather than destructive ability.
** Player incompetence is often pretty funny too. I had a straight "movie mook" moment where I got shot twice, panicked, emptied my SMG in my attacker's direction without hitting once, backed out of his line of sight in a panic...and fell to my death. Pretty sure he laughed; I did.
4th Feb '17 5:31:43 AM TYPINGVIKING
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** Player incompetence is often pretty funny too. I had a straight "movie mook" moment where I got shot twice, panicked, emptied my SMG in my attacker's direction without hitting once, backed out of his line of sight in a panic...and fell to my death. Pretty sure he laughed; I did.
12th Jan '17 11:38:51 AM Meyers07TheTroper
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Due to its {{Abandonware}} status, Battlefield 2 and 2142 are not sold or online anymore, however the folks from [[https://bl2142.co/ Revive Project]] had provided a modified version of the two games for free and also running small but growing group of servers. Playing with bots and mods are still possible though.
29th Dec '16 11:03:10 AM nombretomado
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** The latter should sound [[MulhollandDrive familiar]] to fans of DavidLynch.

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** The latter should sound [[MulhollandDrive familiar]] to fans of DavidLynch.Creator/DavidLynch.
16th Oct '16 4:16:01 AM Wuz
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** Orchestral: Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 1

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** Orchestral: Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 2, Battlefield Bad Company, Battlefield 1943, Battlefield 1



* ShootTheMedicFirst: The medical abilities of players in the ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' series follow the reason why you should invoke this trope to the letter. [[CombatMedic But watch out while trying to.]]

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* ShootTheMedicFirst: The medical abilities of players in the ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' ''Battlefield'' series follow the reason why you should invoke this trope to the letter. [[CombatMedic But watch out while trying to.]]
16th Oct '16 4:14:03 AM Wuz
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** Rock: Battlefield Hardline

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** Rock: Battlefield 2142, Battlefield Hardline
16th Oct '16 4:03:20 AM Wuz
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* RecurringRiff: Most of the games in the Battlefield series base their Main Theme around the Theme of Battlefield 1942, but each has their own unique genres that fit the individual games' theme. The singleplayer campaign trailer for Battlefield 1 even mixes the main theme's beat into the otherwise unrelated trailer song, Suns and Stars.
** Orchestral: Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 1
** Electronic: Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4
** Rock: Battlefield Hardline
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1st Sep '16 5:47:55 AM jormis29
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* GogglesDoNothing: Averted in ''[=BF2=]''[='s=] ''Special Forces'' ExpansionPack, wherein part of the player's standard equipment includes night-vision goggles which can be of great benefit on pitch-dark night time maps.



* HistoricalInJoke: During the "Battle of Hue" on ''Battlefield: Vietnam'', you can hear the infamous Hanoi Hannah.

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* HistoricalInJoke: During the "Battle of Hue" on ''Battlefield: Vietnam'', you can hear the infamous [[TokyoRose Hanoi Hannah.Hannah]].


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* NightVisionGoggles: The player's standard equipment The ''[=BF2=]''[='s=] ''Special Forces'' ExpansionPack includes night-vision goggles which can be of great benefit on pitch-dark night time maps.
1st Sep '16 4:08:03 AM NamelessFragger
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* OneBulletClips: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] everywhere except ''Heroes'' titles and ''[=Play4Free=]''.

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* OneBulletClips: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged across the series.]]
** Earlier games
[[AvertedTrope Averted]] everywhere except ''Heroes'' titles and ''[=Play4Free=]''.avert]] it completely, up through ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142''.
** Later games from ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany'' onward play it completely straight.



* {{Qurac}}: Many of the locations shown in ''[=BF2=]'' and the ''Bad Company'' series are set in generic middle-eastern locations, such as the notorious Karkand map from ''[=BF2=]''.

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* {{Qurac}}: Many of the locations shown in ''[=BF2=]'' and the ''Bad Company'' series are set in generic middle-eastern locations, such as the notorious Strike at Karkand map from ''[=BF2=]''.
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