April 04, 2011 - Open Beta
|Delisting||July 14, 2015|
|Available On||None (See Below)|
|Links||Battlefield Play4Free homepage [Archive]|
Electronic Arts announced on April 15th, 2015 that several of their free-to-play titles would be shut down by July 14th, 2015. Though specific details were not given, the announcement alludes to low player counts and operating costs as the reason for the shutdowns:
On the other hand, some of our other PC free-to-play games are not as popular as they once were. So we find ourselves announcing the tough decision today that we are stopping development and winding down support for four PC free-to-play titles: Battlefield Heroes™, Battlefield™ Play4Free, Need for Speed™ World and FIFA World. These games will be live for another 90 days, after which they will go offline.
In more than five years since most of these titles launched, how we play games has changed dramatically. These were pioneering experiences, and we’re humbled that, over the years, so many of you joined us to enjoy the games and the community. While we say farewell to these free-to-play titles in the next few months, we are always exploring new concepts and ways to bring great games to more players around the world.
Thanks to the fan project Phoenix Network it is possible to play Battlefield Play4Free and Battlefield Heroes through private servers.
About the Game
“The wait is over! The Battlefield experience is now available to anyone, anytime, anywhere – for free*. Yes, for free. Today, EA launched Battlefield Play4Free, a deep, rich, adrenaline-filled Battlefield all-out war experience. Battlefield Play4Free delivers an endlessly entertaining experience on the PC that combines the most popular maps from Battlefield 2™ with the popular classes and powerful weapons of Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2, all rendered with stunning visuals. Battlefield Play4Free raises the bar in the free-to-play space even further with 16 different 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.
Play now at http://battlefield.play4free.com.
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 to propel players to victory in 32-player online battles.
Battlefield Play4Free simulates the career of a professional soldier and as player’s progress, they can upgrade their physical capabilities, available equipment and combat expertise. At every level the player is creating a more unique, more customized soldier and creating their own, personal playing style to take to the battlefield.
Players can also rock out on the battlefield to the latest song ’Age of Rage’ from Swedish heavy rockers CORRODED. This heart pounding single is featured in the game and the launch trailer released online today. ‘Age of Rage’ will be included in the band’s upcoming second album, ‘Exit to Transfer’.“