Newest Battlefield 4 Levolution Trailer Shows Its Not All About The Big Things

Written by Andrew Moynihan on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 4:33 PM
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Whenever you hear DICE talking about Battlefield 4's Levolution concept, the name given to maps that evolve over the course of the battle, you generally think of the crashing Skyscraper shown in the first reveals.

Although large set pieces are a part of several maps, they aren't the only way to use Levolution to your advantage, as you can see in the trailer below...

Along with destroying Skyscrapers, Wind Turbines, Levees and all manner of general buildings, there are a lot of smaller aspects of the game that can be changed - maybe shooting out the power in a room and using your night vision to clear it for example. Take a look below:

All in all, it starts to paint a picture of an environment that behaves far more realistically, and gives you more and more opportunities to turn fights in your favour - fire extinguishers will leave clouds of CO2 that you can see through with thermal sights, and car alarms can give you warning of sneaking enemies.

Are you guys more impressed with the larger events, or do you think it's the small things that really make the maps interesting to play? Tell us below!

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10:46 Aug-23-2013

COD has become the Justin Bieber of gaming
Credits: DICE

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13:20 Aug-23-2013

loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
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07:56 Aug-26-2013

Epic :D

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07:49 Aug-23-2013

the thing that struck me more than all the other stuff in this trailer is how amazing the new shaders are going to be

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07:53 Aug-23-2013

I agree. In order to win you are going to need to take into consideration EVERYTHING. Cannot wait for this.

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06:48 Aug-23-2013

Battlefield 4 is pure awesomeness
while COD Ghosts is a wildlife simulator...

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06:21 Aug-23-2013

So...uh...somebody what to help me out and get me a towel...?

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07:55 Aug-26-2013

/hands a towel

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05:03 Aug-23-2013

I'm throwing my debit card to the monitor right now. Doesn't do anything. :(

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05:11 Aug-23-2013

Yeah that's not the right way to do it.
So no wonder.

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05:13 Aug-23-2013

Well, since I've already pre-ordered it. I don't know what else I can do.

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05:16 Aug-23-2013

Im sure some one at EA would take an "Endorsement" from you if you wanted it early, they are well known for taking any money they can grab.

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01:34 Aug-23-2013

COD has the best feature evar!!!!!! a dog.

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02:38 Aug-23-2013

That's it, I'm buying CoD instead :D

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06:52 Aug-23-2013

we got a dog lover over here

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07:55 Aug-26-2013

Who doesn't love dogs? ^_^

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05:01 Aug-23-2013

I thought it's the fishes swimming away from you when you get near them. :D

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06:53 Aug-23-2013

that too

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07:54 Aug-26-2013

Holy crap! The game is gonna be full of awesome features!!11!11!!!

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06:44 Aug-28-2013

haha lol

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21:02 Aug-22-2013

Meanwhile at the new CoD title : Advanced fish AI that moves if you come closer to them.

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00:15 Aug-23-2013

Ahahaha nice one xD
Meanwhile at Call of Duty: "We have added a very cool and advanced feature, now you can see your own feet if you look down"

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20:43 Aug-22-2013

Battlefield 4 is getting too awesome... They started making the game even more realistic... oh please stop this EA stop awesoming games ;P

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22:37 Aug-22-2013

Is that praise for EA I hear?

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05:04 Aug-23-2013

I praise DICE.

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05:22 Aug-23-2013

dice are awesome, mirror's edge+BF+starwars=awesome devs.

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05:24 Aug-23-2013

Don't forget midtown madness!

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07:14 Aug-23-2013

I'm too young to know about that game, I was 1 then

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08:07 Aug-23-2013

I was just too poor to get newer games :P

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19:29 Aug-22-2013

I didn't cry at Titanic,but at Battlefield 4 i can't wary....is......too awesome..

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19:14 Aug-22-2013

****! it seems like I'll have to get this game, this levolution thing was completely absent from bf3, it's good to see them going back to bad company 2's mechanics and even further, way further.

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18:54 Aug-22-2013

Meanwhile at Call of Duty: "We have added a very cool feature, now you can see your own feet if you look down"

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19:07 Aug-22-2013

oh, i thought you can't do that even in Ghosts xD

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19:09 Aug-22-2013

+1

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18:52 Aug-22-2013

i cant ****ing wait anymore :)

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18:41 Aug-22-2013

OMG that is so f*cking awesome :D

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18:05 Aug-22-2013

Ok that light switch thing was pretty cool

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17:53 Aug-22-2013

WOW, BF4 is looking like it's gonna kick ass!

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17:43 Aug-22-2013

Call of duty is so ****ed

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17:33 Aug-22-2013

bf4 is getin better and better
cant wait to play this game.... :D

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17:07 Aug-22-2013

Levolution will only be usable in multiplayer, right?

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17:06 Aug-22-2013

Whoa..
just a simple but very effective "Whoa"

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16:59 Aug-22-2013

Great mix, makes it the game very competitive.......or an owning session for those who decide to just storm out and have their AEK while jumping across the map, if they do not decide to change that, ALL OF THOSE THINGS WILL BE FOR NOTHING IF THE RUN AND GUN FORMULA REMAINS THE SAME AS FAR AS GENERAL EFFECTIVENESS.

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18:40 Aug-22-2013

Run and Gun is only a problem on TDM or Metro, you can't really do it on 64p Conquest. Just die all the time by snipers or vehicles.

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19:22 Aug-22-2013

Not really the case unfortunately it happens no matter the game mode, even on HardCore

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