November 13th 2013 3:14 pm PT

Battlefield 4 Unlock Weekend and Game with Devs

Immerse yourself in the chaos of all-out war. This weekend, Battlefield 4 multiplayer is open to everyone (Xbox Live Gold & Silver members) on Xbox 360. Test your skills this Saturday, Nov 16th beginning at 3PM PST by playing against DICE LA, creators of the upcoming Battlefield 4 Second Assault, available first on Xbox One.

Ready to get started?  Here is how to play:

1. Send a friend request or invite to the listed gamertags.

  • DiceDev1
  • DiceDev2
  • DiceDev03
  • DiceDev04
  • DiceDev05
  • DiceDev06
  • DiceDev07
  • DiceDev08
  • DiceDev09
  • DiceDev10

2. Be ready to play at least 30 minutes before the event starts. Don’t forget your headset, so you can ask those burning questions about the game.

3. If you receive a game invite, get ready to Game with Developers!

Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Jeff Rubenstein

  • Freppy

    Does this mean we can try it out for free this weekend only for Gold and Silver members?

    • Skrilla

      only BF4 not everything I think

    • http://www.xbox.com/ Martin Davies

      If Gamers without a Gold account own BF4 then they can play for free this coming weekend! – if you don’t own the game then you can not play for free!!

      The wording in the article is kind of misleading, I Quote: “open to everyone”

  • http://kasperholdum.dk/ Kasper Hjorth Holdum

    Does this mean that players that do not own the game can try out the multiplayer for free this weekend?

    • Jeff Rubenstein

      Xbox Live Gold will not be required for multiplayer this weekend.

      • Scott Dunn

        Um. That’s not what Kasper asked. She ask can people play who don’t own the game.

        • Jeff Rubenstein

          No, it’s just that you won’t need Gold for multiplayer in BF4 this weekend. I apologize for any lack of clarity in the post.

          • Nick Peck

            It’s not you, some people just don’t read things through most of the time :(

        • Nick Peck

          So how would you play a game you don’t have exactly? Do you guys think you can download the MP client to play it for the weekend or something?

          People that don’t have XBLG still buy games and play them, SP and Locally.

          • Scott Dunn

            I’m clarifying Kasper’s question, read before you become cynical toward someone.

    • Does Not Equal

      … how would that work?

  • RoG JayRue

    hmmm Friday Nov 16? lol nice

    • Jeff Rubenstein

      Yeesh, good catch.

  • evilfangs .

    “This weekend, Battlefield 4 multiplayer is open to everyone (Xbox Live Gold & Silver members) on Xbox 360″

    This makes it sound to me like we don’t need BF4 to play multiplayer?

    • Does Not Equal

      You’re joking, right?

      • evilfangs .

        Well if you already have Xbox gold and BF4 obviously BF4 multiplayer is already open to you, so….

        • Does Not Equal

          I don’t understand how you’d play a game without having the game.

          • evilfangs .

            Well judging by the way it was written, I was guessing that EA / Dice would allow people without the game to download the multiplayer client for the weekend just like it does with the beta.

          • Does Not Equal

            That’d take up gigabytes of space. I haven’t seen BF4, but I’m guessing the MP is a separate disc.

  • PawnSacrifices

    Well I’ve got nothing planned for that weekend. ;}
    By the way, has anyone else heard that COD:Ghosts has actually been running at 720p on the PS4 this whole time!
    I’m not starting or saying anything bad, but I just hope this means that we get the 1080p patch too.

    • Death Dealer

      Yeah it’s freaking hilarious. pathetic GAF SDF complete meltdowns trying to downplay graphics comparisons.
      It’s just like I said earlier, when the XDK matures, there could be a patch like this on the Xbox One version as well.

    • evilfangs .

      Only on the retail copies of PS4, it’s because the code went wrong when the game got copied over to disc. The comparison videos were from reviewers using review copies of the game and was in 1080p.

      • usrev

        IGN’s was playing in 720p, I saw a comparison somewhere. not that it matters, COD is hardly what i’d call a benchmark for any nextgen console..

        • evilfangs .

          They said the review of Ghosts was with the review copy of the game and it was 1080p.

          • usrev

            someone made a comparison images and it was in 720p.

    • usrev

      0.4% of ps4′s appear broken and many have actually fixed it by installed the update via usb.

    • Guest

      “Let these Sony f***s wallow in their limited voice control functionality.”

  • clarify

    Its a cod wannabe how? At least bf changes the way you play it. CoD hasn’t changed in years. Guess That happens when a new one is pushed every year. COD is dead, even the mechanics are broken

    • http://www.xbox.com/ Martin Davies

      COD is far from Dead! – and how is BF any different as time goes on? The way a player moves and aims in BF has nothing on the smoothness of COD!

      • jh315

        COD is a joke. Especially Ghosts. Play them back to back and tell me COD is better. Small maps congested with campers and run and gun kills that mean nothing. BF4 has maps that change over the course of the game drastically. Separate classes and great customization. Have fun playing with the nine year olds, it’ll only make BF4 better.

        • http://www.xbox.com/ Martin Davies

          COD Ghosts small maps? are you kidding me! maybe compared to BF4 but the new maps in Ghosts are nothing like we have seen before!

      • usrev

        I have played every battlefield game out there. including the ones on PC, the expansion packs, even the old original xbox versions of battlefield.

        the difference between every title has been pretty big. BC1 and 2 were nothing alike, BC2 and BF3 are nothing alike. and BF3 and BF4 are different as well. graphically, they look the same, but only on current gen.

        next gen BF4 has 64 players online, what other 360 game has that many? maybe 3? on ps3 only about a dozen games had anywhere near 64 +players online.

        the graphics are a huge improvement over current gen as well.

  • roozbeh, again

    I am gonna ask some serious questions Dice, so be ready.

  • Electra Heart

    Awesome. Now they can actually see how much I suck at this game.

    • OldSocialist

      Heh! You’re not alone. I sometimes think my gamertag must be showing up as “Look At Me! Target Practice!”

      • Electra Heart

        Haha! I feel less bad regarding my k/d ratio of 0.61.

        • evilfangs .

          Are you playing with your face or something?

          • Electra Heart

            No, I just suck

    • Nick Peck

      Yah it’s so hard to do anything when fire is coming from all over the place at multiple levels. I just run and try to cap objectives and kill who I can and I don’t worry too much about stats anymore.

  • EldritchWarlord

    Battlefield is a very different game than CoD.
    And for the record Battlefield 1942 came out a year before Call of Duty.

  • EldritchWarlord

    Why would you buy Battlefield 4 if you don’t have Xbox Live Gold?

    • Mostly_Angry

      …believe it or not, some people buy games to play the campaign…

  • Jason Lafitte

    my BF4 freezes non stop, i hate EA, what an unfinished pile of garbage this game is.
    8 freezes in 2 hours of playing.

    • trickbfc1988

      Thats ea for you fifa 14 is the the worst fifa I have played yet on current gen and hopefully games like battlefield 4 and fifa will be good on next gen.

    • slasaru

      Its not EA, its Dice
      Thats what you have when PC dev starts making games for consoles

      • usrev

        then why did BF2:MC, BFBC1, BFBC2, BF 1943, and BF3 have minimal problems on console? usually the launch week is bad but after that it’s usually fixed.

  • Guest

    $0N¥ PoS4 blows up awesome. Check out the shockwave at 1:36…

    watch?v=5dvWGY2bAd0

    • Death Dealer

      Dude, nothing stops a .50 CAL unless it’s a Covenant Scarab.
      I still don’t understand why people shoot a €400 piece of brand new tech (unless it was already broken and bought it without any warranty somehow).
      Sure, the slow mo looks cool and all that and this is comming from a firearms user BTW. Here in the Netherlands we aren’t even allowed to shoot a .50 on our select firing ranges.

    • evilfangs .

      Why!!!!?

  • CDMAss

    How about a patch first??

  • Steve

    If they had a digital upgrade deal like COD Ghosts, I’d be all over this.

  • Timothy Hames

    Larry Loved the tweet to Yosp, your a classy guy. Cheerio friend, cheerio in the highest

  • ae69ae

    PS4 UI looks boring. The Xbox One UI looks so much better

    • Guest

      DUH. Let the Sony f*cks wallow in their limited voice control functionality.
      South Park rules!

      • roozbeh, again

        Because that is how xbox people are.

  • ae69ae

    2 hours after launch and PSN goes down.

    • Guest

      PoSN always goes down.

    • evilfangs .

      Even Microsoft with their “300 thousand” ( yeah right ) servers will go down on launch.

  • roozbeh, again

    Man, I miss the old battlefield soundtrack. The new one seems to be made by a bunch of wiper snappers.

  • Guest

    22 PS4 consoles from people that do reviews online have shown problems so far. Well done $0N¥! Out of such a small club of people so many faults is not a good sign at all.

    • OldSocialist

      Too early to tell whether it’s a widespread problem or expected failure rate, but whatever the case I’m not going to take any pleasure in the failures of machines that folks have been looking forward to.

      • Ivanx360xpira

        I´ll be honest to you and I feel bad for that, but I feel a mix of sadness and joy with the recent news about PS4 launch. I feel bad for the guys that pick a faulty console but at the same time some kind of joy in my heart because there was so much madness, hatred and idiotic comments about PS4 that maybe this early disappointment will serve as a lesson for these people!

        • Nate Welles

          Little bit harsh feeling joy for that. What about parents buying a PS4 or Xbox One for their kid for Christmas and it doesn’t work out of the box? You shouldn’t be joyful that gamers preferences are breaking. I may have trolled on this site (and is pretty rich coming from me), but I don’t want people’s Xbox one’s or PS4′s to break/have issue’s. I bought a 360 just after launch fully aware of the RRoD issue, but it didn’t stop me from buying it, because I preferred that over PS3, even though the PS3′s failure rate was lower.

          • Ivanx360xpira

            if you proper read my comment I said I feel bad for people which picked a faulty console, and no, I don´t want or desire it. But, once it happened I think it would be a good opportunity to these people think about it and learn a thing or two about being respectful!

          • Nate Welles

            Yeah and if you properly read your own comment as well “I feel bad for the guys that pick a faulty console **but at the same time some kind of joy in my heart**” Helps to know what you’ve actually wrote.

    • Death Dealer

      That many already?

    • Ivanx360xpira

      Ouch…I heard about three reviewers. IGN, Kotaku and one guy I read in forbes section at yahoo. It seems there is some trouble with the HDMI port. Well, despite all the madness spread at internet about PS4, I hope they fixed it asap, for the sake of consumers…

  • roozbeh, again

    off topic,

    http:// http://www.vg247 .com/2013/11/14/games-with-gold-will-be-made-available-on-xbox-one/

    Awesome news.

    • Death Dealer

      Yeah, told ya so ages ago ;). Hope it starts fast though and that they don’t wait a year to cough up launch games. At least ALL the games get 1000 gamers score now and I hope they integrate GoD and arcade on the Xbox 360 too.

      • Ivanx360xpira

        well…Major tweeted something about that and it seems more details will come later 2014…I wish they could start it sooner, but better later than never!

    • Ivanx360xpira

      This man is an example of gentleman!

      • roozbeh, again

        Flattering, thank you. But I think you replied to the wrong comment

        • Ivanx360xpira

          lol…yeah, I was sure I replied the right comment, I noticed discus are behaving strangely these days…Anyways, you sir is a nice guy and I frequently like your comments!

    • slasaru

      It was not Jeff’s first big good deed, was it?

      • Death Dealer

        No, this was in the planning much longer than people think. GwG was originally never supposed to stop, just that MS put the cut-off date there because they didn’t know how to continue with only new games being available on the Xbox One and what the reception would be on the Xbox 360 (because of them being fully licensed yet older games). I guess they now have finally made a plan for both consoles to continue with. We’ll see what happens, but if many people aren’t against renting newer games then I hope the One supports a rental structure.

      • roozbeh, again

        Probably the first good deed of MS during his tenure.

  • roozbeh, again

    Epic tweet Major, way to keep it professional.

    Edit: I meant the PlayStation tweet if anyone was wondering

    • Nick Peck

      There are more tweest from MS to Sony, very classy and this is what I like to see, friendly competition. One more week, and man, that is going to be the slowest week ever!

      • Anonymous

        Microsoft only said that to make themselves look like the nice guys to possible customers. Nothing more than a marketing ploy.

        • Nick Peck

          Yah I’m sure…… SO what do you consider it when sony says good luck next week? Or when they say something next Friday? Give me a break, friendly competition is a good thing to have. This isn’t the first time this has been done either.

  • Guest

    watch?v=9yMsqnDCbXs
    LOL, the PS4 is louder than the Original Xbox 360.

  • baconcheeswhiz89

    i wonder if call of duty will have a game with devs, so i can hear the same answer again.

  • ElektroDragon

    I tried this game recently over on the other next gen console, and OMG what a BORING game. Boring combat, boring visuals, total snoozefest. I will admit I’m not a huge fan of military shooters, but I do review and rent them all and I could not last more than 10 minutes in SP or MP before turning it off.

  • baconcheeswhiz89

    why does my xbox freeze when i load into a multiplayer game?….its been happening quite often, i have the game installed rather than playing from disk, is that the reason maybe?

 
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