A Battlefield 4 release date has been leaked online as October 31 in pre-order materials spotted by a dedicated Battlefield 4 blog.
The pre-order poster from Australian retailer EB Games reveals the October 31 release date alongside several Battlefield 4 features, such as Commander Mode, Battlelog 2.0 and Battlefield 4 Premium.
What’s odd about the release date is that it lies on a Thursday, which breaks the usual game launch patterns of Tuesday for the American market and Friday in the UK. It is exactly a year after Battlefield 3 launched though, which could either mean the poster is a fake or the date is significant to Battlefield series’ developer DICE.
The Commander Mode previously rumoured to make a return in Battlefield 4 does make an appearance on the slightly suspect poster though, suggesting that users can become an “armchair general”.
“Rank up into the seat of the brand new Commander Mode and lead your team to victory,” the poster reads.
Commander Mode was last used in Battlefield 2 and enabled one player per team to assume command of the squad’s resources, taking control of UAVs and other powerful weapons. It would certainly be a welcome addition to Battlefield 4 Multiplayer.
Also mentioned is Battlelog 2.0, a potential upgrade to the Battlelog featured in Battlefield 3, which is described as “the next version of the state of the art gaming portal.”
“Track every shot, every opponent, every detail of your online Battlefield career,” the poster tells.
The Battlefield Premium service from EA is also said to be available, offering additional content and features at a price including “exclusive uniforms, weapons, and more.”
The poster also hints at the first Battlefield 4 DLC or expansion pack called Drone Strike, with an unknown release date, which could be included as part of the Battlefield 4 Premium service.
Battlefield 4 was unveiled at a dedicated EA event last month. Powered by DICE’s Frostbite engine, the demo revealed the game will feature stunning photorealistic graphics and will launch for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 sometime this autumn. The game could also ship for the next-gen PS4 and new Xbox 720 consoles.