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Dragon’s Teeth expansion to bring ballistic shield gadget

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Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth expansion will bring a new Ballistic Shield gadget for players to hide behind.

Battlefield 4 shieldAccording to rumors out there, the next Battlefield 4 DLC, called Dragon’s Teeth, will bring a brand new gadget, never before seen in the series: a ballistic shield. These used to be popular in Counter-Strike years ago, mainly because they were some of the most annoying gadgets players could use.

DICE has yet to officially release any details on the Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth expansion, so far we’ve only heard rumors about a possible May 2014 release date. The idea of the ballistic shield is the first glimpse of new content in Dragon’s Teeth, mainly because it comes from a reputable source: DICE’s own Ryan Duffin.

According to a GDC talk given by Duffin, he mentioned a two-handed ballistic shield that would be available in Dragon’s Teeth. Initially, he says, the team wanted a shield that players could deploy and hide behind and fire a as well, but they decided to make the shield a two-handed movable shield instead.

While players won’t be able to fire while using the shield, they will have a melee attack with a range of about a meter, according to Duffin.

Finally, Duffin said about the shield: “It turns out that stopping bullets in a first-person shooter is a ton of fun. We’re confident that it will create a new dynamic for the game”.

We can’t wait to see how it actually works in multiplayer.

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12 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. Tyrane
    March 22nd, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    thought it was kinda pointless then after I though about it I realized how cool it would feel to walk through the locker room at Metro with this thing and teammates behind me with they guns blazing and bullets slamming into my shield. or having it out when I get out the elevator on Shanghai then whack the camper with it. looking forward to it.

    • Michael Tempesta
      March 22nd, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      I can’t wait to see ChaBoyyHD and Azzy do that with the elevators XD

    • YaselCubano
      March 22nd, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Yes it would be fun what u said about metro…… until an engineer decide that is time to switch to his RPG. XD

  2. Gaddafi
    March 22nd, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Are we moving to more COD style game??
    I hope bf sticks to its roots and keep a good distance from being another COD game with enhanced graphics..

    • Really
      March 22nd, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Are you slow? Like call of duty? The shield has been popular since counter strike which was out waaaaaay before cod started using the shield

    • Adam
      March 22nd, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      You do know that these shields exist in real life right?

  3. NotCode
    March 23rd, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Hmm, Ballistic Shield to hide behind and stop bullets? Same way as the rocks and buildings one hides behind at the moment and still get killed? That’ll work….

  4. Brandon
    March 23rd, 2014 at 6:08 am

    I’m gonna give it a chance but I pray to god that this doesn’t turn the game COD and players don’t use it all the time!!

  5. BL
    March 23rd, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Bet it won’t stop many of the should launched rockets to choose from or a few well placed M40 nades behind the guy.

  6. bman9669
    March 23rd, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Remember the rumored next BF is a Police style BF so this could be hints to that as police use these all the time.

  7. mohammad
    March 24th, 2014 at 8:21 am

    shields on metro & operation locker yeah dead end for sure…

  8. exz0n
    March 30th, 2014 at 3:37 am

    support had a deployable forcefield in 2142. if done correctly it will be sweet..

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