October 9, 2013
Obliteration comes to the Battlefield 4 Beta
Winding down into its final week, DICE has upped the mode count to three today by adding in Obliteration. Obliteration is now available on all platforms hosting the beta. The new mode is a 24 players on current gen and 32 players on PC and next gen. The two sides battle over a bomb that spawns in a random location and must take it to one of three objectives. Once there, you arm and protect the package. After the detonation, the process starts over. This sounds like it could be a blast, and reminds me of a Halo like game type. I played nothing but objective based games in Halo, for Battlefield on the consoles it has always been about Rush. Obliteration will take place on the Siege of Shanghai map that is currently available. I am off to go try the mode out for myself. I have been playing the beta since the 1st, and have enjoyed myself despite the map being a little too large for just 24 people; it feels a bit empty from time to time. Enjoy the public beta, it ends next Tuesday, October 15th.