What’s New In Battlefield 3?
Whats new? The real question is “What isn't new”? The reality is that everything is bigger, better, and more fun to play. A lot has happened in the past six years since the release of Battlefield 2.
For its time all Battlefield games have looked amazing and it looks like Battlefield 3 will not disappoint. The Frostbite 2 engine will actually debut with the launch of Battlefield 3. Using DirectX11, 64-bit processors, and Destruction 3.0 the game will definitely be mind blowing. Destruction 3.0 allows for the destruction of buildings in a way never seen before. The destruction in frostbite 2 is way better than Frostbite 1.5 from BF2.
From what is known so far Battlefield 3 will include the UH-1Y, SU-37/SU-34, F-18, M1A2 LAV-25, Blackhawk, Humvee, and the Littlebird. The Battlefield 3 tanks especially look really good. Based on some in-game footage shown at E3, the tanks look to have a more dynamic and fun role. One of the main improvements is the ability to hold your own against an air assault.
Larger maps would means larger areas to explore and figure out great strategies with. Also the larger maps increase the importance of vehicles which hint towards larger maps even for the consoles. The consoles also would be able to handle more players thanks to the Frostbite 2 engine. Very exciting to imagine 32-64 players in vast landscape battling it out- no other game can top this.
Not much is known about classes yet but you can choose from 5 classes. You can choose your army from the NATO forces or the Middle Eastern Coalition.
The Battlefield 3 weapons are going to look, sound, and work great in game-play. There are many of them in each category which include sniper rifles, assault rifles, machine guns, SMGs, shotguns, and pistols. Depending on your class you may also carry a knife, pistol, grenades, rocket launcher, and C4. There are tons of improvements which place BF3 in the running to be the greatest game of 2011. All of this definitely proves the wait will be worth it no matter your play-style!