Battlefield Heroes, the free-to-play Battlefield off-shoot from way back, has had a new lease on life.
A modding group called Revive has salvaged whatever code was left from when the game was active to create their own version. The game is currently in alpha, with a full launch expected soon.
Revive posted an hour-long gameplay video showing the game running pretty well. The fact that you won’t have to worry about any microtransactions is a nice bonus, too.
There’s also a Discord server as well, the detail of which are on the site.
Battlefield Heroes launched in 2009 and was shutdown in 2015. The game was part of EA’s Play 4 Free label, which also encompassed other free-to-play titles such as Battlefield Play4Free, Need for Speed World, and FIFA: World – all of which were also shutdown in the same year. The game featured a cartoony style that was very distinct, and at it’s core was a more streamlined approach to the Battlefield formula.
It was supported by microtransactions, and third-party ads (back when EA was doing that). However, players quickly realised that the game’s model wasn’t very fair, and Heroes was often ridiculed for it.