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Battlefield 2 is an unreleased computer game based on the Electronic Arts Battlefield franchise. Battlefield 2 was announced in the Spring of 2004. Battlefield 2 will utilize a new engine for gameplay, physics, and graphics, as well as other functions. Battlefield 2 is often compared to the popular Desert Combat mod for Battlefield 1942 as both games take place in modern times and, since the acquisition of Desert Combat developer Trauma Studios by DICE, developers that worked on Desert Combat are now working on Battlefield 2.
The game will be about a hypothetical war in the near future between three powerful factions: the United States, China, and the fictional Middle Eastern Coalition. The Battles, however, will only feature U.S. vs. M.E.C. and U.S. vs. China. Set in the near future, the armies will use modern weaponry. The Americans will use well-known American weaponry such as the Abrams tank, the Chinese will mostly use Chinese-made copies of Soviet weapons, and the Middle Eastern Coalition will use mostly Soviet or Russian weapons. The various forces will still use the trademark feature of the Battlefield series, the spawning vehicles that any player can hop into.
- New gameplay engine, realistic physics and dynamic lighting, Material penetration feature, destructible environments.
- Server admins can set maps to use 16, 32 or 64 player versions to provide the ideal vehicle-to-player ratio, custom maps can be made to scale to fit any number of players.
- Squad leader can use T key to issue commands or right click on ingame map
- Can be password protected
- Max of 6 players per squad including leader
- Squad leader can set waypoints
- Squad leader is a mobile spawn point
Commander Mode - strategic role of a battlefield commander directing his forces.
- Players must "apply" before the round. Highest rank gets the position, ties go to a vote
- Commander is like any other soldier on the battlefield in that he choses a kit, spawns in, can die etc.
- Can communicate over VOIP to squads
- Cannot see if radars are destroyed
- Commander can be voted out by team
- Four abilities, Artillery Strike, Satillite Scan, Predator UAV and Supply Drop
- Ranking from Recruit all the way to General, one's online profile will track kills, weapon usage, medic stats, engineering stats, etc
- Can have multiple profiles for account (stunt, clan, public, etc.)
- Can unlock medals, special weapon functions, decals, etc.
- Special access to forums/download servers
- Ranking only available on "official" (EA and EA leased) BF2 servers
- Ranking/unlockables can be on all servers, but only EA servers record and send back stats
- EA plans to offer more servers worldwide sponsered by ISP's, etc.
Battlefield Recorder - will allow the ability to record ingame videos
- Files are around 1Mb in size and are played within the Battlefield 2 engine
- Camera angles can be changed, as well as the speed
- Files can be exported to AVI format
Radio commands are now displayed on an ingame menu brought up using the Q-key.
- In this mode, the crosshair is replaced with gray circle with radio commands around the circle
- If menu is activated while aiming at at an object such as a tank and "Spotted" is clicked, it recognizes the tank and sends out an "enemy armor spotted" radio command
Voice-over IP (VOIP) supported, which will allow players to communicate via audio ingame without the need for third-party programs.
Fkeys (F1, F2, etc.) are now used to switch positions in vehicle, number keys switch weapons.
Minimap now shows a white triangle simulating your field of view.
Custom shortcuts can load up a server with parameters set in your profile.
Admin tools will ship with the game.
Battlefield 2 has seven classes per team, up from Battlefield 1942's five, and Battlefield Vietnam's four, with four sub classes.
- Assault: Knife, M9 semiautomatic pistol, M16A2 assault rifle with M203 grenade launcher, smoke grenades
- Sniper: Knife, M9 semiautomatic pistol, M24 silenced sniper rifle, binoculars, hand grenades, claymore mines
- Spec Ops: Knife, M9 semiautomatic pistol, M4 carbine, C4 explosives, binoculars
- Engineer: Knife, M9 semiautomatic pistol, Remington 11-87 shotgun, mines, wrench
- Medic: Defibrulators, M9 semiautomatic pistol, M16A2 assault rifle, HE Grenades, med packs
- Support: Knife, M9 semiautomatic pistol, M249 light machine gun, HE Grenades, ammo bag
- Anti-Tank: Knife, M9 semiautomatic pistol, MP5 submachine gun, Predator anti-tank missile launcher
M.E.C. (Middle Eastern Coalition) Classes
- Assault: Knife, Bagheera pistol, AK-101 assault rifle with GP30 grenade launcher, smoke grenades
- Sniper: Knife, Bagheera pistol, Dragunov SVD 7.62mm sniper rifle, binoculars, smoke grenades
- Spec Ops: Knife, Bagheera pistol, AKS-74U carbine, C4 explosives, HE Grenades, binoculars
- Engineer: Knife, Bagheera pistol, Saiga 12k shotgun, wrench
- Medic: Defibrulators, Bagheera pistol, AK-101 assault rifle, HE Grenades, med packs
- Support: Knife, Bagheera pistol, RPK-74 light machine gun, HE Grenades, ammo bag
- Anti-Tank: Knife, Bagheera pistol, PP-19 Bizon submachine gun, Eryx portable antitank missile, mines
- Assault: Knife, QSZ-92 pistol, Type 56 assault rifle with GP25 grenade launcher, smoke grenades
- Sniper: Knife, QSZ-92 pistol, Type 88 sniper rifle, binoculars, smoke grenades
- Spec Ops: Knife, QSZ-92 pistol, Type 95 commando assault rifle, C4 explosives, HE Grenades, binoculars
- Engineer: Knife, QSZ-92 pistol, Norinco 98 shotgun, HE grenades, wrench
- Medic: Unknown as of yet, probably Defibrulators, QSZ-92, Type 56 and med pack
- Support: Knife, QSZ-92 pistol, light machine gun variant of the Type 95, HE-Grenades, ammo bag
- Anti-Tank: Knife, QSZ-92 pistol, Type 85 heavy machine gun, Eryx portable antitank missile, mines
For a full list, see Battlefield 2 Vehicles
Other Battlefield Games
Mods For Battlefield 2
According to ModDB.com, there are 15 mods in development for Battlefield 2, which include (by name):
Generals of Battlefield
Kuril Island Conflict
Mech Tactical Simulation
Role of Honor
WWII: The War for Peace
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