One of the aspects from Battlefield: Bad Company 2 that may have irked some players was the fact that when a downed player was revived by a medic, he would be temporarily invulnerable for a small amount of time. Unfortunately, in combat, even a few seconds can make the difference in any kind of gun fight and can result in player frustration.
Luckily, in Battlefield 3, that problem will have been rectified.
While having the chance of coming back into the battle after being downed can be huge in turning the tide, similar mechanics are not as well received. Many Call of Duty players agree perks like Second Chance/Last Stand are annoying, for the sole reason that a downed person should just be out of the fight. Battlefield 3, like most Battlefield games, incorporates the chance of a player being brought back into the fight – provided a medic is there and ready to zap you. However, players in Battlefield who are downed aren’t able to still have their guns blazing.
The confirmation that just-revived players can be killed comes from Alan Kertz, senior gameplay designer for Battlefield 3, who replied to a tweet from a curious fan. Kertz’s statement was short and concise and will please people who find themselves in situations where their gun skill should have triumphed over luck.
“Yes, yes you can kill a guy who’s just been revived.”
Sounds like there will be no more Benny Hill style shenanigans when a shooter comes up against a medic and a downed enemy. No confirmation has yet been made available regarding if any kind of invulnerability system will be put into play. Judging by Kertz’s answer, most likely not.
There’s a bit more Battlefield 3 news that has been confirmed through Twitter, this time coming from Daniel Matros, BF3‘s global community manager. Perhaps not as much news, but potentially a feature that will be discussed at a later date. The subject? Whether or not Battlefield 3 will be supporting a battle recorder feature, something that’s been present in most big first person shooters lately.
Matros, when asked by a fan whether or not the feature would be present, gave a “no comment” answer. With a game like Battlefield 3 and its potential, at least according to EA, to become the biggest first person shooter on the market, excluding the feature would be a huge loss. Not only for players who want to trade exciting game footage with one another, but also players who want to upload footage to YouTube.
Battlefield 3 is going to be a huge game. Not just limited to the well-known multiplayer developed by DICE, but also the inclusion of ample single and cooperative campaign action. Features like the ‘Back to Karkand’ pre-order bonus and allowing additional DLC to be free to all players (eventually) show how DICE is committed to fans of the franchise and want to reward players who waited so long for a real sequel to Battlefield 2.
Battlefield 3 will be releasing on October 25, 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
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