The Battlefield community would love nothing more than to see a sequel to one of the best entries in the series, Bad Company 2.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is well-regarded as having unrivalled destruction tech, smaller player counts with a focus on infantry gameplay, and as being the first game to implement many sound and visual advancements DICE still uses to this day.
On PC, Bad Company 2 was the first new Battlefield game in a long time, so it's extra special there. It was a perfect storm, and it looks like DICE is trying to replicate it with its next game, Bad Company 3.
The rumour was first shared by YouTuber AlmightyDaq, a small creator with exactly three videos. Why this particular one is interesting, though, is that the YouTuber correctly spilled all the details about Battlefield 1 months before it was even announced.
In March, 2016, he made a video that managed to get almost every single detail correctly. The game title being Battlefield 1, WW1 era, weaponry, and even development names for some of the maps, which line up with what these maps are called to this day in the game directory.
Now, he claims he has insider information about DICE's next Battlefield, which he's confident is going to be Battlefield: Bad Company 3. According to his source, the game is going to take place in the mid and post-Vietnam War era, up to the Cold War.
There's going to be a campaign, with missions taking place throughout these conflicts, though he adds it's not going to be historically accurate. The choice of era could mean that the lovable squad from the first two games may not return, though he didn't have anything to say about them.
Multiplayer will bring back the focus on tighter maps, compared to Battlefield 1 and 4's all-out war themes with larger maps. Conquest, Rush, Operations, and even smaller modes like TDM ,and Domination are all returning.
The choice of the era will naturally affect the weapon roster, which, according to his source, will also feature Battlefield 4 levels of customisation. Vehicles include tanks, LAVs, helicopters.
There's going to be at least one new mode, which he says is similar to Squad Obliteration from Battlefield 4, supporting ten players in 5v5. Maps will be comparable in size to Bad Company 2 maps like Harvest Day, Oasis, and Grand Bazaar from Battlefield 3. In short, small-to-medium maps offering condensed action.
The four main classes in Assault, Engineer, Support, and Recon are all returning. AlmightyDaq does say that Bad Company 2 may bring back the Battlepack system, but there's no plan to add microtransactions, though he says the backlash Star Wars: Battlefront 2 received factored into this.
In the video, he touches on higher-level gameplay goals DICE set, and says that the game will be revealed at E3 2018. It's not clear what stage of development Bad Company 3 is currently in, but it would make more sense for the game to have a soft-reveal sometime before E3, similar to Battlefield 1.
It goes without saying that you should take all this with a grain of salt, but seeing as he's had a good track record so far, he could once again be privy to insider information.