DICE has revealed the second part of The Road to Battlefield 4, revealing the first bit of details regarding multiplayer kits in Battlefield 4. The four classes detailed are Assault, Recon, Engineer, and Support, four playable classes from Battlefield 3 that have been "tweaked to be more versatile and more highly specialized within their field."
"Now more than ever, you can explore a wide range of combat roles and sub-roles when picking your load out and kit," said core gameplay designer Alan Kertz.
The Engineer class has "a lot more variation in anti-vehicle weapons." Additionally, DICE has "revamped the way we do vehicle disables and guided weapon systems to give the Engineer a broader set of tactics at his disposal."
The Engineer will have a wide range of weaponry at his disposal, ranging in everything form high damage weapons like the RPG-7V2 to fire-and-forget smart weapons with low damage (MBT LAW). The fan-favorite Wire Guided Engineer Missile from Battlefield 2 also makes a return.
The Support class has been given a few more offensive options. He will retain his C4 and Claymores from BF4, but will also see the following improvements:
"The XM25 gives him some nice indirect suppressive fire, a redesigned remote mortar allows him to use indirect fire from a distance, and the ability to equip carbines and DMRs gives him an added versatility in combat roles."
The Recon class has received a boost to its mobility and returns to the "Spec Ops play style" of Battlefield 2. Players can choose a kit that allows for going behind enemy lines or fill the traditional sniping role.
"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," Kertz said. "Finally, the Recon players can still utilize the MAV, T-UGS, and Radio Beacon to help out their team."
The Assault class returns with the "frontline run-and-gun kit" which will also fill the role of combat medic. Assault is now the "go-to kit" with med kits and defibrillators, but also has some additional mobility with the First Aid Pack, which heals a single soldier over time, or the 40mm Flash Bang rounds to help clear rooms.