It’s been almost 8 years since EA released Battlefield: Bad Company 2, but could the long wait for a third entry in the popular series soon be over?
While many players are likely enjoying Battlefield 1‘s latest and third expansion, Turning Tides today, some will be switching their attention to 2018’s Battlefield offering. Skipping a year to allow for the release of Star Wars Battlefront 2 and the ensuing microtransaction fiasco, the shooter series will return again next year, but will we at long last get a Bad Company 3?
The answer to that and the previous question is a resounding yes if known insider AlmightyDaq is to be believed. According to the YouTuber who correctly predicted many of Battlefield 1‘s finer details prior to its announcement, Bad Company 3 is on the way in 2018. He goes on to tell us in his latest video that various locations will appear in the campaign, which will be set in both “mid and post Vietnam conflict” but doesn’t include the Cold War.
Battlefield: Bad Company 3 will feature 4 classes: Engineer, Support, Assault and Recon and its maps will focus on “tighter gameplay” as opposed to “all-out warfare” we’ve come to know from the series. The game will feature Vietnam and Cold War era weaponry and customisation will be on par with that of Battlefield 4. Multiplayer modes confirmed to appear in Bad Company 3 include Conquest, Rush, Operations, Domination, Team Deathmatch; there will also be a 5v5 mode similar to Squad Obliteration. Additionally, players can expect tanks, helicopters and LAV’s all to make a return in 2018.
The YouTuber also mentions that microtransactions aren’t going to appear in Bad Company 3, at least for now. Which, if true and that’s a stretch, will come as a mighty relief to owners of Star Wars Battlefront 2.
Lastly, AlmightyDaq alleges that we should expect a reveal at E3 in 2018, which is a big possibility with EA hosting its own annual conference during the expo in Los Angeles.
Having enjoyed Battlefield: Bad Company 2, we’d love to see a long-awaited follow up to 2010’s acclaimed shooter.
As always with rumours, we urge all readers to take the above information with a huge pinch of salt until an announcement is made by Electronic Arts.