October 29th 2013 3:06 pm PT

How to see the Battlefield 4: Showdown Live – Europe vs USA

Later this week, I am headed to London for the Battlefield 4: Showdown. I’ll be commanding the US troops while Graeme Boyd, my counterpart in Xbox Europe, will lead the European team. The entire event will be played on Xbox One and streamed live on Xbox Live on Friday November 1st at 6:00pm local time in London (2 pm ET/11am PT) and available on demand shortly after the event. Tune in and get a first look at the Battlefield 4 Second Assault expansion pack, which debuts during the broadcast and brings four re-imagined Battlefield 3 maps to Battlefield 4.

Hit the Battlefield blog for more details on the team members.

If you want to get started, Battlefield 4 for Xbox 360 is now available


Events, Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Glen Patrick

    looking forward to watching this ^^

  • todd Wright


  • Kieran

    Friday, i’ll watch this should be fun

  • Steve

    Major will BF4 be available for digital download on 360?

    • gtx

      sure,i guess maybe on day one or shortly after

    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      That is up to EA. I certainly hope so..

      • http://thescienceethusiast1130.tumblr.com/ TheScienceEnthusiast1130


        Oh no…

  • Daniel

    Major have you any Infos for the Next Xbox Live Free Games on November to share with us ?

  • Brian

    is there a way to buy BF4 on 360 digitally now and then upgrade for $10 to X1 in November?

    • roozbeh, again

      Yeah, I think there was a post about it here a few weeks ago

      • DavidinCT

        Yea but, when is the question…. No updated info…I have been trying to find out info on Ghosts, buying it on release day on my xbox but, after a ton of tweets and facebook posts to Activistion, Major Nelson, Xbox support, Nothing accept for “stay tuned” on a game that is less than a week away from release….

    • Will

      Gamestop allows you too.

  • Gabrielsp85

    Will the tournament be played on final or most recent build? is it true that the final version will be 1080p? After the day one update?

    • xjumper

      final build wont be 1080p. Get over it. If you want a better resolution, buy the PS4 or a PC.

      • Jason Ressler

        actually it will with a day one patch…. the review build is over 10 weeks old… you wonder why noone official has given battlefield final build resolution. you’ll see there bud there is plenty of insider information supporting this some if the insider information coming directly from redmond. MS is keeping tight lipped to just let the games speak for themselves no need to try and slander sony they are on the brink of financial collapse and are selling ps4 units at a cost of $60 per console. microsoft knows sony can’t sustain that it’s a smoke and mirrors game by sony that wil have a lot of people angry later on you’ll see.

  • Abraham Soto

    Major, MS needs to address the bad PR around the resolution of games, I have a lot of friends that after the 720p stuff are really angry with their reservations. Maybe you can start a plan C strategy because if the games are going to cost the same, the Xbox brand maybe in danger. Look what happen to the Dream-cast after the PS2 comes out.

    • Andrés

      If future updates can improve performance or ad more power to the whole architecture sure, but I wouldn’t hold my breath…

    • EldritchWarlord

      If you want to talk about 6th gen consoles both GameCube and Xbox
      were significantly more powerful than PS2 and for equal or lesser price. Forget “50% more powerful” (which is no longer true by the way), this is 60-140% more powerful.
      Yet PS2 sold more than twice as much as all it’s competitors combined, why? Well, what sold the PS2 initially was a non-gaming feature (it could play DVDs).
      I don’t meant to predict anything, but which 8th gen console has notable non-gaming features it’s competitors lack?

  • Andrés

    We (Europe) will Win, always do :P

    • Will

      Good luck with that dream! XD

  • DavidinCT

    Disapointed to see that the PS4 will get 1080p and the Xbox one will only get 720p…What happened to Xbox one to support 4K and it cant even get Ghosts or BF4 in 1080p ?
    I preordered a Xbox one but, starting to think a PS4 would of been a better choice for better graphics…
    Sad, very sad for a “claimed” top end $500 game system that has not even been released yet.

    • Andrés

      Hopefully they will cut the price shortly in order to increase sales, they did it with the first Xbox, despite I paid the full launch price I’ve never regret, but things are way diferent this time around,..now xbox isn’t the most technologically advanced hardware.

      • Byyys

        Xbox one = 500euro, PlayStation = 400euro, Is the kinect really worth the extra 100euro? with the xbox controller you need to buy batteries or fork out another 40-50euro for a charger pack, it dosent come with one! the PlayStation has a build in charger in controllers. that 100 you saved would buy you a new game. xbox one really need to cut the price! or at least give a charger pack with it and 12months xbox live included!

        • Will

          Well if it makes a difference the Xbox one controller works 2 ways batteries or plug in. Has a port on it to just play via USB 3.0

          • Byyys

            It’s either batteries or keep a cord plugged into the controller! should come with a rechargeable pack, they are being cheap and at 500euro id expect to have a rechargeable battery pack,
            than going away buying my own batteries that wont be included!

    • xjumper

      The Specs were already an indication which Console would see the better ports… it wasnt a secret at all

    • PromKnight

      No-one has announced the BF Resolution yet, It’s still not finished yet

  • Kinectamaniac

    The gameplay better impress the heck out of me.

  • Nas Naseer

    Already posted this… but.

    I am okay if someone has to say something, but please use your brain.

    reason that some of the games are not 1080p is because of the devkits,
    Sony was very quick with their devkits and Microsoft has alot of bugs in
    their devkits.

    Forza Motorsport 5 is 1080p Native and 60FPS,
    Turn 10 is a very smart talented developer. Turn 10 did very well with
    the new programming language that Microsoft is using now for Xbox One.
    Some people don’t understand how hard it is for developers to work with
    the new “stuff”

    I am 100% sure that every other Call of Duty will
    be 1080p Native, Ryse 2 will be 1080p Native, TitenFall 2 will be 1080p
    Battlefield 5/ will be 1080p and so on….

    If you don’t know something please don’t blame someone if you don’t know the reason.

    • Timothy Monica

      Don’t worry, just cancel and pre order the games for PS4, it’s easy. LOL. I am still getting the Xbox, but waiting for games like Titanfall and Halo.

      All the games I am getting now, is basically for PS4, but Dead Rising 3, since that is a exclusive.

      • Nas Naseer

        I am getting Xbox One for sure and I don’t mind if Call of Duty is 720p as I am not getting it.

        I am not agains’t Sony, I just don’t like their controller… and I have been an Xbox guy since 2003.

        • Timothy Monica

          All should hail to the Xbox Controller, that’s for sure, nothing is like that puppy!
          Totally agree, I think we are going to see how you said, at first these 3rd party games are catering to the Devkits they were given and were able to optimize for. We will see and hope that that is what the future holds for Xbox. But I also am getting a Playstation since their exclusives look sweet as well. But since I am getting it, I might as well make use of it with the titles that are coming out, that seem to play at higher resolutions but in other cases smoother, and without any upscaled jaggies. Which in watching the comparisons there wasn’t many jagged rounded things, several here and there. So must won’t notice. But when it comes to battlefield 4 and COD Ghosts, I am going with PS4. Hopefully a 3rd party will come out with a Xboxish controller.

    • xjumper

      No its because the Xbone is weaker, you have to accept that.

      • Nas Naseer

        Okay… if that makes you happy than I will accept it.

      • Kieran

        PS4 is more powerful, that’s fairly clear now. But, i decided to stick with XB1 because i think overall the Microsoft will be better overall experience online and offline.

        I’m only getting two games at launch Fifa 14 and Battlefield 4.

        Fifa runs at 1080p 60 frames. Battlefield 4 720p and 60 frames, both games look great on xb1. So i am happy.

  • Elit3 Nick

    It barely has more jaggies than the PS4 version, the texture look better on the X1 though

    • xjumper

      no they dont. Stop taking this Digital Foundry as a fact. They fucked up with their Sharp filter and crushed black. PS4 and PC share the same textures. According to your Logic the Xbone version looks better than the PC version lol

  • xjumper

    Forza 5 doesnt look that hot at all..

  • xjumper

    better than more blurry 720p mode

  • Nic727

    Whats the link to see the livestream?

  • Joseph

    We can’t. It’s really sad what with launch so freaking close. I managed to get into the One Tour, that should help me make up my mind. If the games don’t look like what I’m expecting then it’s PC for me…I love xbox but I want to be playing @ 60fps for a lot longer than 2 years at most..

  • Guest

    I’d give x1 some time. Spec boost came late and it was reported to be more difficult to develope on. Let’s see multi platforms games 6 months from now. Even now the differences are minor to the human eye.

  • Will

    USA gets the Sweep! Was fun to watch what I could from work.

  • kierangunn

    BIg reveal during the broadcast is that BF4 supports Kinect during gameplay. It detects your head orientation to help you look around while driving vehicles.

  • Andrés

    A little offtopic.

    MS owns Rare, an it owns a bunch of fantastic IP’s such

    Grabbed by the Ghoulies

    Conker: Live & Reloaded

    Kameo: Elements of Power

    Perfect Dark

    Viva Piñata



    Why on earth is not any sequel for any of those games?, people have been claiming for years for a new Kameo, Banjo etc.

    You want to sell Xbox one ? make it happen!!!,

    It is so hard to understand?

    I’m willing to buy a Xbox One, but I ( and many people) need reasons to do that, So If MS provide such great games, the underpower of the console does not matter, the important thing are GAMES.

    Sure, Halo, Gears Forza etc are great, but Why keeping burried so many fantastic Ip’s? would Nintendo stop making Mario or Zelda games? would sony stop making KZ, Uncharted, etc games?

    NO, cuz that’s what people want and they provide, it’s a nonsense to own worldwide acclaimed IP’s and letting them collect dust in some desk.

    You don’t have enough resources/dev’s to do so? then contract some external development studio.

    Do you want to melt down the whole internet? pay sega and make Shenmue come back, who drive this kind of companies? monkeys? cuz players know what players wants, and we want GAMES, new ones, sequels and those who have been in coma for years.

    Sorry for the post but I need to share my thoughts

  • Kinectamaniac

    I need to know if the Live Stream on Xbox LIVE was the true video quality we’ll see when the Xbox One is plugged into my 1080p tv. Cause if it is…I’m cancelling my preorder. Cause the graphics quality is barely better than 360 quality…and all we are paying for is the boost to 64 players and 60 frames per second.

    I’m not paying 500 dollars for a console I’ll have to play for 9 or 10 years and is barely a graphical upgrade from the 360.


      That’s why I’m going ps4. Just take a look at the order 1886 trailer.. the graphics are all in game on the trailer characters everything looks amazing same with infamous. I haven’t seen one game so far for the X one that looks that good. Not including. The 3rd party games are 900p to 1080p on the ps4.. X One is only 720p.. Why pay more for less. When you can pay less for more.

  • Kinectamaniac

    I’ve decided what I’m going to do.

    I’m keeping the Day One Edition Pre-Order…

    …and selling it on Ebay for at least 1,000 dollars before Christmas.

    I’m so disappointed, Xbox.

    Way too under-powered.

    I’m going PC gaming…at least 1440p on Ultra settings. Yeah, I’ll have to buy a fairly pricey PC…but I don’t care.

    I’m NOT buying an under-powered console that I’ll have to use for another 9 or 10 years.

    You messed up Xbox…bad.

    • Master Troll

      Useless they have standard editions on amazon that will shop out before New Years

      Why is the release date showing December 31, 2013? The manufacturer (Microsoft Games) announced a release date of November 22, 2013 for the Xbox One. Due to high demand and limited initial inventory, orders will ship based on inventory availability, but may not ship until December 31, 2013.

      • Master Troll


  • Roberto Merino

    Will the Livestream be in Full720p?

  • Will

    No But the games could be optimized better which was the point.

  • Kinectamaniac

    Well…my friends have once again talked me into giving the Xbox One a chance. They’ve talked me into seeing for myself what the console will look like plugged into my tv. They’ve convinced me that there are no videos on the internet that could truly represent what the graphics will actually look like, with the console plugged into my tv.

    I hope I’m not making a huge mistake.

    You haven’t quite lost me yet, Xbox.

  • Abraham Soto

    This 720p stuff is out of control. MS need to step up, FORBES, CNN, ENDGAGET, GIZMODO, CNET, and almost all news media are reporting bad press because of CALL OF DUTY.