EA Working on Battlefield Play4Free

"Leading games creator Electronic Arts (EA) will soon be releasing a free version of their popular Battlefield Heroes."

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Leading games creator Electronic Arts (EA) will soon be releasing a free version of their popular Battlefield Heroes. Dubbed Battlefield Play4Free, the new game will be based on their highly successful Battlefield 2 franchise, but without the involved cost of purchase.


The free to play online game will be a deep PC shooter that will blend together elements of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 2. It will use the same engine as Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142 and Battlefield Heroes while using maps from Battlefield 2 and weapons, classes and vehicles from Bad Company 2. So players will be able to use 16 vehicles including the Mil Mi-28 attack helicopter, its nemesis the F35 VTOL jet fighter, the massive Russian T-90 main battle tank, and the hard to catch LSV light strike vehicle. Players progress through the game to learn new combat skills, and earn in-game currency to spend on a massive array of devastating weapons and equipment.


Unlike regular games, Battlefield Play4Free will be free to play as long as players do not wish to customize their characters or get specialized, higher class weapons. EA will be using a microtransactional model to generate the revenue required to support this game. So instead of financing it through retail game sales or advertising, revenues will come through the sale of in-game customization items and other chargeable aspects.


On the whole, Battlefield Play4Free will be a full-fledged military FPS game, though with a more modernistic feel. With its advanced graphics, polished production values, depth and realism, Battlefield Play4Free should take the genre to the next level and compete with top console titles. EA expects that it will give hardcore gamers the same kick that they otherwise get from purchasing and playing full version FPS and RPG games.


“We broke new ground in 2009 with the launch of Battlefield Heroes; a game that has 6M registered players worldwide. Now we are complementing that arcade shooter with a core, realistic Battlefield shooter experience that fans have been clamouring for,” said James Salt, Senior Producer, Battlefield Play4Free. “Battlefield Play4Free is for serious shooter fans who are looking for a premium – but free – experience that rivals top console titles.”


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25-10-2010, 17:08:20

Hello, I would first like to apologize for my spelling mistakes and my modest vocabulary. I'm French and I do not practice very much your language. ;)
I have a Nvidia GTX 480. I'm perfectly happy but it heats a lot. After reading my test case, a Corsair 800D I followed the advice of Tom, who had obtained a large gain by changing the ventilation fans home. I invested in the fan pushing more air and the temperature was lowered but at the cost of greater noise.
To find a little quiet and not wanting to complicate my life with watercooling, I try to find a cooler that can successfully replace the original one.
After a quick search I found two radiators that seem interesting at Thermalright, Shaman and Spitfire. But I can not know which would be most suitable for me.
Could you help me by making me choose to enjoy your experience with these models?
Thank you very much.

25-10-2010, 17:18:11

Its not something we have tested here yet so its deffo not something I can recomend proffesionally dude.

25-10-2010, 17:40:12

to make things easy

regardez gars de refroidissement de l'Arctique, ils sont meilleurs que les vous avez choisi et ils peuvent être moins chers

26-10-2010, 06:00:28

Thank you for your answers and the answer in French. :P
I do not know much about the Artic cooling solutions. I know they are used on some graphics cards with some success. I just have a doubt about the noise they make. The Thermalright cooling solutions are delivered with a 140mm fan that seem very good for not too much noise. In addition, on the Spitfire, it is possible to add a radiator for VRM seem very effective. I will continue my research to finalize my choice. Thank you. :)

26-10-2010, 07:33:54

The Shaman is ludicrously expensive. Problem is you buy it for £55 and it's half a cooler. Then you have to buy the VRM and ram coolers and that's more. Not worth it dude.

Oh and the spitfire is crap and over priced. Custom PC did a big GPU cooler roundup a few months ago and it worked out at loads. Stay away from the Trad aswell.. Infact stay away from Thermalright.

Get one of these.


And the rest that you need can be found here (sadly they don't have any for the 470 yet)


26-10-2010, 10:39:06

Thank you for your answers.
So obviously you're not a fan of Thermalright. :D
I did some research and actually cooling solutions from Zalman and Arctic appear to be the best level for money.
I'll buy the Artic model as you advise me.
Thank you again. :)

27-10-2010, 09:07:28

They look nice I'll give them that. But that's about as far as it goes tbh.

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