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10th Nov '17 6:15:47 AM Wuz
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* AKA47: The Armsel Striker is again called [=DAO-12=], as per series tradition. The Cheytac Intervention is called SRR-61, after the Jordanian army sniper team. The Heckler & Koch [=HK416=] is called [=M416=]. The Beretta [=ARX=]160 becomes [=AR-160=]. Averted with the Ares Shrike machine gun - the [=AWS=] label is part of the Shrike's full designation.

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The Armsel Striker is again called [=DAO-12=], as per series tradition. The Cheytac Intervention is called SRR-61, after the Jordanian army sniper team. The Heckler & Koch [=HK416=] is called [=M416=]. The Beretta [=ARX=]160 becomes [=AR-160=]. Averted with the Ares Shrike machine gun - the [=AWS=] label is part of the Shrike's full designation.



* ObviousBeta: Despite hopes that [=BF4=] would be 'polishing' [=BF3=] and be near perfect, it is not. The game has tons of bugs, some returning from BF 3 and the single player apparently haven't been playtested, choppers fly into the mountainside during scripted events, in multiplayer the tv guided missile blowing up your own helicopter still exists. Singleplayer FOV is hardlocked at 60°.

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Despite hopes that [=BF4=] would be 'polishing' [=BF3=] and be near perfect, it is not. The game has tons of bugs, some returning from BF 3 and the single player apparently haven't been playtested, choppers fly into the mountainside during scripted events, in multiplayer the tv guided missile blowing up your own helicopter still exists. Singleplayer FOV is hardlocked at 60°.
31st Oct '17 7:41:45 AM Wuz
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* GunPorn: Including all [=DLCs=], ''Battlefield 4'' has over 100 guns from all over the world.
24th Oct '17 6:59:53 PM nombretomado
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* MeleeATrois: The multiplayer maps can be played with some combination of the [[EagleLand United States]], [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain Russian Federation]] and the [[ChineseWithChopperSupport People's Republic of China]], though the maps can only be played with two factions duking it out at once.

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* MeleeATrois: The multiplayer maps can be played with some combination of the [[EagleLand United States]], [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain Russian Federation]] and the [[ChineseWithChopperSupport [[UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport People's Republic of China]], though the maps can only be played with two factions duking it out at once.
7th Oct '17 5:38:24 AM Kadorhal
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* FeaturelessProtagonist: Unlike previous ''Battlefield'' campaigns, the player character is never shown, nor is any detailed background information given about them other than the name "Recker." The game takes place entirely from a first-person perspective, and the player never speaks.
** The whole silent protagonist shtick stops working after you become squad leader but still never say a word. It gets pretty stupid when all the conversations happen through your second in command and even when making your "final decision" not a word is said.

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* FeaturelessProtagonist: Unlike previous ''Battlefield'' campaigns, the player character is never shown, nor is any detailed background information given about them other than the name "Recker." The game takes place entirely from a first-person perspective, and the player never speaks.
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speaks. The whole silent protagonist shtick stops working after you become squad leader but still never say a word. It gets pretty stupid when all the conversations happen through your second in command and even when making your "final decision" not a word is said. Even Pac complains about it after Irish decides on his own to bring in nearly four-hundred Chinese refugees the recently-EMP'd ''Valkyrie'' would strain even under the best of conditions to accommodate, stating that unit cohesion gets ruined when subordinates go against what the leader decides like that - not that Recker apparently decides that applies to Tombstone in any way.
* FourIsDeath: Every time you have a full four-person squad, something very, very bad happens to one of them. In order: [[spoiler:squadron leader Dunn loses a leg and then is KIA; CIA agent Kovic gets hit by an incoming attack helicopter on the Valkyrie's flight deck and bleeds out; Pac is left for dead after the squad is caught in the middle of a friendly airstrike in Singapore; then Dima is killed after the cable car the group escapes the prison in is shot off of its cables.]]



* {{Jerk with a Heart of Gold}}: Irish is [[SirSwearsaLot foul-mouthed]], [[AngryBlackMan blunt]], and is often rude and distrustful towards Hanna. However, he acts the way he does towards Hanna because she's: A) replacing Dunn, whom Irish and Recker had known for years; B) joining the team under rather suspicious circumstances, which no one seems inclined to inform the rest of Tombstone about; C) from a country that is, at this point, basically at war with the U.S. [[spoiler: Once he realizes Hanna's motivations and that he was wrong about her, he does show a genuine desire to make up for his behaviour.]]

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* {{Jerk with a Heart of Gold}}: Irish is [[SirSwearsaLot foul-mouthed]], [[AngryBlackMan blunt]], and is often rude and distrustful towards Hanna. However, he acts the way he does towards Hanna because she's: A) replacing Dunn, whom Irish and Recker had known for years; B) joining the team under rather suspicious circumstances, which no one seems inclined to inform the rest of Tombstone about; and C) from a country that is, at this point, basically at war with the U.S. [[spoiler: Once US. [[spoiler:Once he realizes Hanna's motivations and that he was wrong about her, he does show a genuine desire to make up for his behaviour.]]



* LifeOrLimbDecision: You have to cut off the leg of a fellow Marine in order to escape. [[spoiler: He ends up dying 10 minutes later anyway.]]

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* LifeOrLimbDecision: You have to cut off the leg of a fellow Marine in order to escape. [[spoiler: He escape near the end of the first mission. [[spoiler:He ends up dying 10 minutes later anyway.]]



** A cable car being shot up by an attack helicopter and crashing down a snowy mountain, and conveniently [[spoiler: only [[RussianGuySuffersMost Dima dies]]]]

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** A cable car being shot up by an attack helicopter and crashing down a snowy mountain, and which conveniently [[spoiler: only [[spoiler:only [[RussianGuySuffersMost Dima dies]]]]dies from.]]]]



* MeaningfulName: Your squad of Marines is called Tombstone. Irish's real name is also revealed to be Kimble ''Graves''. This may or may not become significant, depending on [[spoiler: whether or not you decide to sacrifice Irish at the end to destroy Zhang's flagship.]]
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Your decision to to send Irish instead of Hannah [[spoiler: to plant the C4]] becomes harder after you learned in the campaign that Irish has a [[IHaveAFamily wife and three kids back home waiting for him.]]

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* MeaningfulName: Your squad of Marines is called Tombstone. Irish's real name is also revealed to be Kimble ''Graves''. This may or may not become significant, depending on [[spoiler: whether [[spoiler:whether or not you decide to sacrifice Irish at the end to destroy Zhang's Chang's flagship.]]
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Your decision to to send Irish instead of Hannah [[spoiler: to plant the C4]] becomes harder after you learned earlier in the campaign that Irish has a [[IHaveAFamily wife and three kids back home waiting for him.]]



* NoodleIncident: Pac would rather not elaborate on how he [[spoiler:barely survived the bridge crash in Singapore after everyone thought he was dead]].

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* NoodleIncident: Pac would rather not elaborate on how he [[spoiler:barely survived the bridge crash in Singapore after everyone thought he was dead]]. All he'll say for certain is that it apparently involved [[spoiler:crawling through actual shit with untreated wounds]].



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Irish is the only member of Tombstone Squad who goes by a call-sign instead of just his name. Hannah wrongly guesses the name comes from him being incredibly lucky, a scotch drinker, or an alumni of Notre Dame. It's strongly hinted that the name comes from him having a fear of heights.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Irish is the only member of Tombstone Squad who goes by a call-sign instead of just his name. Hannah wrongly guesses the name comes from him being incredibly lucky, a scotch drinker, or an alumni of Notre Dame. It's He gets interrupted before he can flat-out say it, but it's strongly hinted that the name comes from him having a fear of heights.



* RememberTheNewGuy: Somehow, the game manages to do this with an ''actual'' reoccurring character in Agent Kovic, who comes back from Sergeant Blackburn's interrogation in ''Battlefield 3''. Problem is he's not recognizable by name because [[NoNameGiven the previous game never thought his name was important enough for the player to ever learn it]], and he's not recognizable by personality because his personality was/is that of a cookie-cutter ObstructiveBureaucrat who stubbornly refuses to entertain such silly notions as [[TwoDecadesBehind the Cold War having been over for two decades]] or that [[spoiler:a CIA agent known to have committed multiple atrocities, some ''on-camera'', could possibly be rogue]]. The best he's got is that they didn't change his voice and appearance on top of it, like with [[spoiler:Dima]].



* ShaggyDogStory: In the words of the [[http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/2z61g8/battlefield-4-fishing-in-baku-gameplay-demo Fishing in Baku trailer]]:

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* ShaggyDogStory: In the words of Originally pointed out in the [[http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/2z61g8/battlefield-4-fishing-in-baku-gameplay-demo Fishing in Baku trailer]]:trailer]], it turns out the entire first mission is this.
5th Oct '17 9:23:44 PM Kadorhal
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The latest 'modern combat' entry in the ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' franchise, and the 20th installment overall, ''Battlefield 4'' is a direct sequel to the 2011 game ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}''.

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The latest 'modern combat' entry in the ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' franchise, and the 20th 12th installment overall, ''Battlefield 4'' is a direct sequel to the 2011 game ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}''.
5th Oct '17 8:31:47 PM Kadorhal
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* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: Unlike [[VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany The Legionnaire, Colonel Kirilenko]], or Solomon from the previous games, you never actually get to confront Admiral Chang face to face. At the end you do blow up a destroyer that he was supposedly on, though.]]

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* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: Unlike [[VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany The Legionnaire, Colonel Kirilenko]], or Solomon from the previous games, you never actually get to confront Admiral Chang face to face.face, except in a situation where you are at his mercy and unable to do anything until long after he leaves. At the end you do blow up a destroyer that he was supposedly on, though.]]
4th Oct '17 9:51:09 PM Kadorhal
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* OneBulletClips: Played straight on normal servers, though server owners can choose to avert it by using a magazine pool instead, where rounds left in the mag will disappear when reloading.

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* OneBulletClips: Played Normally played straight on normal servers, the same way it has been since ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany'', though server owners can choose to avert it by using a magazine pool instead, there's an option (toggle-able normally, permanently on in Hardcore mode) where the game goes back to the classic way of dropping all the rounds left in a magazine (except for the mag will disappear when reloading.one in the chamber) on a reload.



*** All of the above can be chalked up to the developers fictionalizing small details of the small island nation, but then there's the fact that there is somehow a ''tropical typhoon'' occurring during the events of the mission. In a region that has not seen a disaster of that scale since, ''ever''.

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*** All of the above can be chalked up to the developers fictionalizing small details of the small island nation, but then there's the fact that there is somehow a ''tropical typhoon'' occurring during the events of the mission. In a region that has not seen a disaster of that scale since, scale, ''ever''.
9th Aug '17 1:15:35 PM CosmicFerret
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** A dead goat in a cage in the out-of-bounds area of Rogue Transmission, as in JurassicPark. Evidence has shown that Rogue Transmission may have a hidden dinosaur easter egg somewhere in it, furthering the shout out.

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** A dead goat in a cage in the out-of-bounds area of Rogue Transmission, as in JurassicPark.''Film/JurassicPark''. Evidence has shown that Rogue Transmission may have a hidden dinosaur easter egg somewhere in it, furthering the shout out.
25th Jun '17 7:28:50 AM Wuz
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[[caption-width-right:300:Turn around, every now and then...]]

->''Only in Battlefield.''

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[[caption-width-right:300:Turn around, every now and then...[[caption-width-right:300:Only in Battlefield.]]

->''Only in Battlefield.->''Turn around, every now and then...''
1st Jun '17 11:37:25 PM Wuz
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** There is lots of unsubtitled Mandarin dialogue, though certain key bits are story-relevant[[note]]for example, [[spoiler:Hannah]] telling the Chang-aligned troops that [[spoiler:Pac]] is already dead so they should just grab [[spoiler:Irish]], one of the Chinese assault troops onboard [[spoiler:the ''Valkyrie'' during the final mission]] comming to other Chinese troops that [[spoiler:Jin Jie's still alive and aboard the ''Valkyrie'']], and even "''Chang''" actually being surnamed Zhang[[/note]]. Also some Russian dialogue in the 2nd-to-last mission when you fight Russian soldiers in [[{{Qurac}} Tashgar]].

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** There is lots of unsubtitled Mandarin dialogue, though certain key bits are story-relevant[[note]]for example, [[spoiler:Hannah]] telling the Chang-aligned troops that [[spoiler:Pac]] is already dead so they should just grab [[spoiler:Irish]], one of the Chinese assault troops onboard [[spoiler:the ''Valkyrie'' during the final mission]] comming to other Chinese troops that [[spoiler:Jin Jie's still alive and aboard the ''Valkyrie'']], and even "''Chang''" actually being surnamed Zhang[[/note]]. Also However, the quality varies quite a bit, from being "mostly alright" to "hilariously broken". The final story-important exchange on the ''Valkyrie'' is actually completely and [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign utterly screwed in its grammar]], becoming a minor meme on the Chinese community.
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some Russian dialogue in the 2nd-to-last mission when you fight Russian soldiers in [[{{Qurac}} Tashgar]].
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