Rumor: Battlefield 2018 to be Battlefield: Bad Company 3

Oct 27, 2017
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While Battlefield 1 just had its latest expansion, Turning Tides, released today, franchise fans (like me) are already looking forward to what Battlefield 2018 will be.

Well, if this recent video is anything to go by, it’ll be none other than Battlefield: Bad Company 3! This info is courtesy of AlmightyDaq, who also leaked a ton of Battlefield 1 info that turned out to be legit. Here’s some of the info we’ve compiled from the video.

Various locations in the campaign will be “mid and post-Vietnam conflict” and not include the Cold War, and will not be “historically accurate.” Game modes confirmed to be in it are: Conquest, Rush, Operations, Domination, Team Deathmatch. There will be a 5v5-centric game mode similar to Squad Obliteration.

Maps will allegedly focus on “tighter gameplay” rather than “all-out warfare” and will be similar to Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3 maps like Oasis Grand Bazaar, Harvest Day and so on.

Regarding gunplay, there will be Vietnam and Cold War era guns, and the gun customization will supposedly rival that of Battlefield 4, which means it’s going to be robust compared to the more simplistic approach of BF1. The character, gun and vehicle customization will also be improved (think: BF4 than BF1), which should be good news for lots of players who are into that.

When it comes to vehicles, players can expect modern tanks, LAVs, helicopters and the like to make a return, The kits (classes) in Bad Company 3 will be the Engineer, Support, Assault and Recon classes, which, if true, will be similar to BC2. Allegedly, the overall gameplay will be a “faster tempo” than BF1, and will have a higher skill gap.

Finally, microtransactions won’t be a thing (at least for now), and it won’t follow the same path as the highly controversial Star Wars Battlefront II! Let’s hope this is true, and that EA has learned a lesson or two from what happened to BFII.

AlmightyDaq mentions that we should expect a reveal at E3 2018, which is where EA typically announces their big games, and that a lot of YouTubers already know of BC3’s existence though aren’t talking about it for now.

You can watch the video below to hear it all firsthand, but remember: all of these things are rumors, until proven or debunked by EA and DICE. Even if Battlefield 2018 is indeed Bad Company 3, there’s a lot of things that can change which could make the info inaccurate. We’ve reached out to EA and will update the post if and when we get a statement about this.

http://mp1st.com/news/rumor-battlefield-2018-to-be-battlefield-bad-company-3

AlmightyDaq did release alot of info of Battlefield 1 in early 2016 wich was correct.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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With the destruction that came back properly in BF1, I'd be really happy about that.
Now hopefully the solo will be as ridiculous, and the multi as good as BC2. Still my favourite one.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Haven't bought a battlefield in a long time.

If it is actually BFBC3 and not just "Battlefield with the name Bad Company" I'll be happy.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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IIRC a lot of the Bad Company people are still at DICE LA, so it's not wholly unbelievable.

Mind, I wouldn't necessarily read "no microtransactions" as "no microtransactions", and more as "no Battlefront style microtransactions". I'd be surprised if they dropped the Battlepacks given no one complained for the last games.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I'm only interested if the lack of microtransactions thing pans out. Also no DLC map packs. If they want more money, I want a proper expansion pack like BC2:Vietnam and a completely separate community that only has access to that content.

Also, I agree with the first reply that we should've gotten 2143 after Final Stand BF4 DLC hinted at it.
 
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Oct 26, 2017
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Please don't. I don't want to see a series that I love so much being dragged through the dirt like that again. Get your dirty hands off, EA!
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Feeling a bit excited for this, and I might play through and complete Bad Company 1 and 2 on PS3 in preparation.

Though I'll be very wary of any shady MTX nonsense from EA.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Make it 12v12/16v16, with GOOD rush maps by having the Rush gametype being the focus and I'll be there day one.

Bad Company 2 is still the best goddamn Battlefield I have ever played. Despite 4 rearing it's head around to be the #2.

Oh and smiley face grenades. Revel in the fact that Bad Company is, at it's heart, a light-hearted series.
 
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I was thinking the other day if they wanted an in-between game, then they should aim for something like R6 Siege. Imagine BF Hardline went that way instead of trying to be a cop skin of vanilla Battlefield.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Maps will allegedly focus on “tighter gameplay” rather than “all-out warfare” and will be similar to Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3 maps like Oasis Grand Bazaar, Harvest Day and so on.
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BAD COMPANY 2 WAS THE BEST SHOOTER OF ALL-TIME COME AT ME MOTHERFUCKERS
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I hope they bring back Laguna Presa. I know it's unbalanced but I probably put 100+ hours into a 24/7 server of that map alone.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Good news if true. The last two mainline games have been way too po faced.

BF1 for me fell off quite quickly didn't have enough to keep me engaged like BF4.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I would have guessed that. Battlefield seems due to a 'good-will restoration' iteration in the series.

And getting to the lighter take that Bad Company embodies will allow them more cosmetic monetization opportunities, smiley face key-chain grenades included.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Interesting if true. No way it doesn't feature a Battle Royale mode, which actually fits the spirit of Bad Company perfectly.
 

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I enjoyed BC2 at the time, even the multiplayer. It's probably the last multiplayer game I played seriously, meaning more than a few times.

But I'd be incredibly naive if I expected current EA/Dice to replicate that kind of game in 2018. I don't even expect the campaign to be any good.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Sounds like it'll be Bad Company 3 in name only, which would be disappointing (I know 2 had a Vietnam themed expansion), if it's not going to continue from 2, might as well just be Battlefield [insert whatever is most fitting], instead of bringing back Bad Company and slapping 3 on the end.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Good to see smaller maps and tighter gameplay. Battlefield 1 has turned Operations into 64 player clusterfucks with no room to breathe. Fuck DICE for ruining THE best game mode in the game. I want my money back.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Holy shit my friends and I were discussing what the next Battlefield should be the other week and I mentioned a historically inaccurate cold war/Vietnam would be dope. It being Bad Company would be all the better.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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IIRC a lot of the Bad Company people are still at DICE LA, so it's not wholly unbelievable.

Mind, I wouldn't necessarily read "no microtransactions" as "no microtransactions", and more as "no Battlefront style microtransactions". I'd be surprised if they dropped the Battlepacks given no one complained for the last games.
Nothing wrong with battlepacks IMO