Battlefield Heroes Beta Put On Hold

"EA has halted the closed beta of their free to play FPS in order to work on the game's backend"

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Battlefield Heroes Beta Put On Hold
 
Senior Producer James Salt has given word that EA will be halting the closed beta of their free-to-play cartoon shooter for the time being.  This is so that they can work on some things on the server-side, polishing up what they call "the backend."
 
We have also been working hard on the parts of the beta that aren't the game. Sound weird? Let me try and explain: You know the old saying about icebergs being 10% above water, and 90% below? Heroes is a little like that. There's the 10% game part you can see, and the hiding 90% is what we call the 'backend'. The backend does a lot of things. From running the website's features and looking after the items you have, to collecting the results from each Heroes game and matchmaking players into games.
 
The game's beta session is expected to be reopened sometime early next year.
 
Eagerly waiting to try out this cartoon shooter?
 
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09-11-2008, 12:42:14

SuB
Why is there no thread?!

Got it at 12:00 release day, first time i've ever done that..

anyone else?

(just finished it on easy WHAT a campaign!!!!) there are LOADS more achievements and things to do :)

can't wait to try horde too :D

so opinions?!?!?!?!

09-11-2008, 15:03:28

k4p84
I was expecting it to look much better than it does.

No real visual improvement over the original.

Thought the whole 'in the worm' level was poor

I am liking the greater number of enemies though.

Also they seem to have nicked the carrying of heavy machine guns straight from halo 3!!

Found a fair few glitches. In the training mission if i crouched behind any cover the whole environment vanishes, i'm crouched in white nothingness.
Blew up some bad guys and they get stuck in mid air, levitating!

haven't finished yet so i'll get back with any more.

ED

10-11-2008, 04:26:59

Kempez
Wait a sec, you played Gears on easy?!? Come on.. :ar:

I'm not gettting it any time soon, I've got Fallout 3 and Little Big Plant to scratch the surface of for the moment.

10-11-2008, 08:26:12

Nick R
I've finished campaign on Insane solo and finished horde on casual with a mate :). The match making system is quite poor and the story is a bit weak - "It's a giant worm, they're sinking cities with a GIANT WORM!", I mean seriously.

If anyone is having issues with horde; go on the map "river", get to wave 8ish and kill a mauler, pick up it's shield, go into a house and plant it on the stair case. It stops any enemies from getting passed, after that you can pick them off from a distance.

10-11-2008, 15:00:26

k4p84

I've finished campaign on Insane solo and finished horde on casual with a mate :). The match making system is quite poor and the story is a bit weak - "It's a giant worm, they're sinking cities with a GIANT WORM!", I mean seriously.

If anyone is having issues with horde; go on the map "river", get to wave 8ish and kill a mauler, pick up it's shield, go into a house and plant it on the stair case. It stops any enemies from getting passed, after that you can pick them off from a distance.



having a giant worm i could live with but a level trekking through it!!

Plus the final mutating boss thing was crap.

Lastly where the hell have the Berzerkers gone!!!

10-11-2008, 16:54:02

mrapoc
Apparently its no different to the original?

Not another over hyped epic fail game?

...

Brings back memories of Spore..mercenaries 2...gta4...so many bad feelings

11-11-2008, 04:05:57

Kempez
Not really overhyped, it was always going to be more of the same.

11-11-2008, 04:12:45

SuB
well tbh i enjoyed it, it wasn't uberwow omg this is a world ending game, but it was great.
I did notice a few engine tweaks, it doens't seem as choppy, motion blur is subtle but nice, the new lighting looks very nice in dark places and the water is kinda cool too.
I like the new weapon sounds and a few of the tweaks they have done with them.

I also like the free included multiplayer map pack that you can download with a code in the box :) much enjoyed doing Horde on Gridlock can setup a nice defensive position on that.
Overall i think it's a good release and i enjoyed it, looking forward to some more co-op options and i love that there are bots available to get the acheivements too, which are actually attainable this time round and not stupid things like 'must do x in ranked matches' sorta thing..
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