YMMV / Battlefield

  • Abridged Arena Array:
    • For Battlefield 2: No vehicles, infantry only, Strike at Karkand!
      • Strike at Karkand is so popular that it was brought back for Battlefield 2142 and Battlefield 3!
    • For the franchise as a whole: Wake Island. It's in Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Vietnam, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142, Battlefield 1943, Battlefield Heroes, and Battlefield 3. That's almost the entire series!
  • Cargo Ship: The first-person Idle Animation of the American Support class in BF2 has him petting his M249 SAW.
  • Complacent Gaming Syndrome: Anyone up for some no vehicles, infantry-only Strike at Karkand? Good, so is everyone else.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: 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 high impulse rather than destructive ability.
    • Player incompetence is often pretty funny too. Such as getting shot twice, panicking, emptying your SMG in the attacker's direction without hitting once, backing out of his line of sight in a state of panic... and falling to your death.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome:
  • Cult Classic: Battlefield 2142. It's one of the lesser-played games in the series, but it sure has a dedicated fanbase.
  • Even Better Sequel:
    • Battlefield 2 was this compared to Battlefield 1942, and still seen by many as the high point of the series. Any future Battlefield will at some point be compared to BF2, with similarities often seen as a positive thing. Battlefield 2 is so beloved that even after the GameSpy server shutdown that would have normally killed the game's online multiplayer, fans took it into their own hands to keep the game alive!
    • Bad Company 2 was widely considered to be much better than Bad Company, especially the campaign.
    • Battlefield 1's release was much smoother than 3 and 4. Combined with the refreshing theme change, its critical reception and fanbase reception was much warmer than either of them.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Due to its poor reception, Hardline is largely ignored by the Battlefield fan base. The next entry in the series after 4 is 1.
  • Game Breaker: Numerous examples throughout the series, including Vietnam's M60 / LAW kit, BF2's dolphin diving, the post-boost pre-nerf RPD, claymores, and the G36E along with the insta-heal med packs, Bad Company's M60 toting medic class, the one-way portable walls the Sniper carried in 2142, anything involving Japan or China on Wake Island or the US on Strike at Karkand, attack helicopters that can survive a direct hit from the main gun of an M1A1 Abrams, jets in all modern Battlefield games, and the Voss / PK rocket combo in 2142.
  • Good Bad Bugs: Several. One amusing one was that in 2, the round would end with a stock view of the Battlefield. Since none of the players were controlling their (now-invincible) vehicles, this could lead to some amusing sights, like a cartwheeling fighter-bomber.
    • This bug was apparently popular enough to be kept in Battlefield Heroes, which is based on the Battlefield 2 engine.
    • Another one, that could be considered a glitch in 2, is when a person would go prone right next to a wall or a fence. The game would allow the model to go through if the person was right next to the wall, allowing another player to shoot (or knife) the protruding body part.
  • HSQ: The multiplayer is chock-full of it, though. Let's say, pretty much everything can and will explode in your face.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • The classic BF2 habit of yelling "enemy boat spotted" repeatedly on a map with no water. This goes as far back as BF1942, in which people often spotted submarines on desert maps.
    • The theme of BF3 and 4 are commonly compared to fart sounds due to excessive use of bass electronic notes.
  • Sophomore Slump: Battlefield: Vietnam was the lowest-selling Battlefield title to date, and with the arguable exception of Hardline and the free-to-play entries is generally regarded as the worst game in the series. Numerous Competitive Balance problems didn't help, like the aforementioned M60 / LAW kit.
  • Vindicated by History: Battlefield 3 and 4 both went through a period of being the series Snark Bait before having their problems ironed out and become far more played later on.

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