Battlefield 4 to offer multiplayer customisation, including gender – rumour

Monday, 27th May 2013 02:57 GMT By Brenna Hillier

An alleged advertisement for Battlefield 4 suggests players will be able to play as women in the multiplayer side of DICE’s new shooter. Update: EA has gently debunked this delightful myth.

The ad, posted by Evil Avatar but unsourced, says players wil be able to customise their multiplayer character by “choosing among a large number of options, including gender and facial features”.

The rest of the text is fairly boilerplate, but mentions a couple of specific awards and unlocks – artillery support, scans and mobile spawn points. It also references five new classes and “the new injuries and suppression system”.

Naturally, we asked EA if it’s legitimate; after publication, they wrote back to inform us that the ad is not actually legit. Dang.

Battlefield 4 is expected on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, with current-gen release scheduled for late October and early November and next-gen to be announced. Now that both new consoles have been revealed, we can probably expect a lot more information about the anticipated shooter sequel soon.



  1. Night Hunter

    Ah shit it’s a fake. Playing as a woman and customizing your character’s look should be standard, unless the characters are taken from single player (e.g. Gears)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. redwood

    maan.. female marines would have been great..

    #2 2 years ago
  3. MadFlavour


    #3 2 years ago
  4. roadkill

    @3 :D

    #4 2 years ago
  5. onlineatron

    Why would EA debunk this? Instead, how about saying something like ‘we have playable women in the game because, yeah, duh, of course we do, idiots.’

    #5 2 years ago
  6. hives

    “Real time awards and unlocks including artillery support…” – Killstreaks.

    So yeah, I’m happy that it turned out to be fake.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. KineticCalvaria

    @6, it’s not killstreaks, it’s basically describing commander mode from battlefield 2, where you could call in artillery on a position on the map, the uav scans were also in Battlefield 2. Not everything is taken from Call of Duty lol.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Eddie Rodrigues

    Why every dev is afraid of adding females to games, specially FPS? It’s not only sexism, in my humble opinion, but speaking on something they actually care: customers, they are missing tons of them.

    I know that you hardly see the character after you create it but, Jebus, the last good FPS I played that had a femme char option was DUST 514.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. roadkill

    @9 First of all not many women play games. Second very few women play first person shooters. Third it’s cost ineffective. Why? Because they would have to do the same amount of mo-cap with females and mo-capping is not cheap! Not that it would matter for us. They’ve already increased the price with no official explanation. But for them (the publisher) it matters.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. machy

    they only good thing will come out off adding a woman is getting T-bagged ‘d be sweet ;)

    #10 2 years ago

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