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Battlefield 4 will get practice range to test vehicles

| September 4, 2013

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If you’ve put any amount of time into the Battlefield series, you’ve likely experienced first hand the learning curve for vehicles. It’s pretty steep. One false move and you’re bailing out with teammates left to perish in the burning wreckage. You’ve just put your team at a disadvantage, and in the process, become ‘that guy’.

With Battlefield 4, DICE is introducing a new mode that allows you test out vehicles and become proficient in their controls before heading online. This “test range” will allow you to test out vehicles, learn to pilot choppers and get a feel for them with no repercussions.

According to a recent interview with IGN, Lars Gustavsson of DICE revealed the new feature.

“If you want to learn to fly a helicopter,” he continues, “you can get in there and you can find the settings that work best for you. And then start doing some stunt flights just to feel safe before you go out and get the responsibility of a bunch of other people sitting in your helicopter. So I truly hope that this will help people feel more safe about trying out the whole battlefield.”

Battlefield 4 and its new test range will arrive on current-gen consoles and PC in late-October. The game is also slated for a next-gen release in mid-November.

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  • Jonny Hercock

    This is a REALLY good idea. Everyone gets annoyed at people jumping in aircraft that they can’t control properly: problem solved! (For the conscientious gamer)


      Still no dynamic fish A.I

      Sad really

  • Allen

    Awesome! I know that the co-op mission was very helpful for my buddy in the chopper. Before that I wouldn’t even ride with him.

  • Country Boy Lucifer

    I’m gonna get some hate for this but i couldn’t care less about BF4 or CoD….

    The sad thing is even though i care about neither i know BF4 is the superior game to Cod but CoD will likely be the game i’ll get because i guarantee it’s the one the majority of my gaming friends will go for

    • Jonny Hercock

      CoD is more mainstream, and easier to pick up and play, so you’re probably right.

      Battlefield has probably always been a more realistic game, both in terms of graphics and gameplay, but it’s also harder to get to grips with, takes more effort to play and is aimed more at hardcore gamers.

      • Allen

        There was this massive comic posting on Reddit that just doesn’t work out well to post here since it was so long but it was really funny. I totally agree that BF is far more realistic and it really just is but there are some little things about BF that are not so. This commit had this guy running from a hail of bullets only to be knifed, then a couple tanks ran over him, then a jet came in and bombed him but a buddy came over and healed him. It was freaking funny, wish I could have posted that.

        Pretty much any game is more realistic than COD though, I can’t stand the constant run n gun and skill less kills. Battlefield is about skills, tactics & teamwork. Sometimes about making up for lack of teamwork like I often find myself with a team that doesn’t understand the objective of conquest apparently.

        • Jonny Hercock

          Sounds funny haha.

          I agree, the main reason that I don’t play it though is that I don’t often play online with friends, and I don’t find Battlefield nearly as rewarding to play solo.

          Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE co-op games, I just don’t have any friends that play regularly/sometimes I can’t play when they can etc

      • Country Boy Lucifer

        I just think i’d enjoy battlefield more, i’m not a fan of twitch shooters and if i HAVE to play a military shooter i prefer slowed down tactics, i tend to play search and destroy on CoD for that reason

        • Jonny Hercock

          At the risk of inducing hate, that’s why I played Halo 3. I didn’t like how stupidly quickly deaths come in CoD, and how much difference host makes.

          ‘Twitch’ shooter is definitely the way to describe it though, millisecond reactions are the difference between a kill and death.

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  • Blarg

    This will help. On BF3 I got there in the end with air vehicles, but the death toll was very high for a long time whilst I was learning the ropes.

  • Sideways M2

    Who needs Driveclub?

  • Jason

    Ever since Bad Company 2 I’ve been begging DICE to incorporate a customizable bot zone. This will have to do. It took me to rent a private server to “master” the helicopter. Still have trouble with jets. This is a much welcome addition that is way overdue.

  • Finally they implemented a training/practice mode. This is going to be great ^,^

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