All right! DICE recently detailed the different classes that we will get to play this time around in Battlefield 4 multiplayer. The classes as before include – Assault, Recon, Engineer and Support. This was revealed in a blog post by Alan Kertz, the core gameplay designer for BF4, where he gave some pretty good details as to what each class will entail. First thing to know is that all of these classes will be available in American, Chinese and Russian variants.
According to Kertz, even though they started creating the classes from their existing forms in Battlefield 3, by the time they were done, they ended up being quite different from what they were initially. He highlighted the Engineer class saying that,
"This time around the Engineer has a lot more variation in anti-vehicle weapons. We’ve also revamped the way we do vehicle disables and guided weapon systems to give the Engineer a broader set of tactics at his disposal. This includes everything from high damage weapons that may be more challenging to use (like RPG-7V2) to fire-and-forget smart weapons with low damage (like the MBT LAW), and the fan favorite Wire Guided Engineer Missile (the FGM-172 SRAW) that you might recognize from Battlefield 2."
As for the Support class, it is now going to have more offensive capabilities. In addition to the C4 and Claymores which will make their comeback from BF3, this class will also get additional stuff to allow greater diversity in combat i.e. an XM25 for indirect suppressive fire, a remote mortar for long range attacks, and the ability to use both carbines and DMRs. As before, Assault will still remain the primary run-and-gun class while simultaneously acting as medics. Along with med kits and defibrillators they will also receive First Aid Kit and a 40mm Flash Bang.
And finally for Recon, Kertz mentions that it has "gotten a much needed boost to mobility, as well as the return of the Spec Ops play style from Battlefield 2. Pack a carbine, C4 (or Claymores), and Motion Sensors and you’re good to go behind enemy lines. Fans of more traditional sniping roles will enjoy our revamped sniping mechanics with rebalanced Sniper Rifles, the ability to zero your sights (set an aiming distance), and additional optics and accessories. Finally, the Recon players can still utilize the MAV, T-UGS, and Radio Beacon to help out their team."
So there you have it guys. Battlefield 4 will be available on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC come October 29th in the US. As the launch date gets closer more news is definitely going to appear, so make sure to keep an eye out for our updates.