Multiplayer mode will throw you headlong into battle as one of three factions: China, Russia and the US. Veterans of the Battlefield series will find old favourite game modes present and correct, including the classic Conquest game mode which pits teams against each other on huge, destructible maps in a fight to control various objectives. Vehicles including tanks, helicopters, boats and fighter jets are all at the player’s disposal in Conquest, providing many different ways to rain destruction down upon the enemy positions.
Other game modes include the classics Team or Squad Deathmatch, Obliteration which sees teams fight for possession of a bomb, Rush, an all-out fight for sequences of dual objectives, Domination for close-quarters fighting and Defuse, comprising of multiple fast rounds with no redeploy and no vehicles.
Before deploying into battle you’ll have to choose one of the four classes to fight as, each with their own weapons load out. The Assault class is equipped with an assault rifle and grenades as standard, while the Engineer has a rocket launcher strapped to his back and the ability to fix damaged vehicles. The Support class can take out enemies at long range with a sniper rifle, and Recon can plant explosive devices at tactical positions on the battlefield. Your prowess in combat will be rewarded with XP that unlocks new weapons, gadgets and support abilities as you progress, that can be used to customise each class to suit your fighting style.