Cartoon Army: Battlefield Heroes Game Footage


Battlefield Heroes has teased us a few times, but this time it seems to be with us for good. The beta’s in full swing, and you can sign up for it yourself at the official site. In fact, there’s some in-game footage to watch. Watch it you shall, if you’ll only click on below.

Gosh, so, what do you think? Do you like the shooty men and their slightly more proper weapons? TF2 comparisons are an inevitability, so bonus points to people who go beyond. Also, for extra fun, read the chat on the video. It’s mostly people complaining about how long it took them to get onto the beta, which amuses me.


  1. Skurmedel says:

    Got into the beta yesterday and it seems rather fun. Haven’t played very much though but it certainly looked very polished.

  2. Senethro says:

    Haven’t logged into the beta in a while, but last thing I remember was that you could earn enough POINTZ! to rent your guns on a weekly basis, with a one time splurge of extra points with a new character who completes the very easy missions. This splurge lets you try out all the guns in order to find the 25% of them that are good.

    So, you can buy clothes and other customisations for your character by paying extortionate DollarPound prices for shiny items. Which decay on a monthly basis. You might be able to buy a hat with in-game currency if you played 24/7 for a week.

    Or you can just do what I did and run about shirtless and shoeless.

  3. Markoff Chaney says:

    Real Men don’t wear shirts OR shoes.

  4. SwiftRanger says:

    I am running around naked as well (though the game seems to automatically put on clothes again sometimes), if it stays this way I don’t see the concept work to be honest. Although they still have to add that persistent war they promised so all may not be lost.

  5. Senethro says:

    Being naked is just so infantile. Better to make a statement by leaving a single item of clothing on.

    What is this man only wearing an ammo belt trying to tell us?

  6. Smee says:

    That is one busy HUD.

  7. Garg says:

    Well EA will only want one in ten or so people to actually buy bonus clothing; the clothing you can buy isn’t exactly special if everyone has it is it?

  8. Alex says:

    If you can’t go to a first person view I don’t want to play…

  9. Heliocentric says:

    Wont likely spend any money on this, but i’ll play it.

    Few thoughts though, there are 3 classes, properly tuned one can remain persistently invisible, one can heal obscene damage, the other can deal massive damage.

    Its a balance nightmare, but its quite fun to play.

  10. Heliocentric says:

    Oh, forget about first person, I was one of those people too but really the game doesnt lose anything from bring 3rd. As the camera is bolted firmly to the swing of your mouse. So if you want it to be first person you could tape up the outer 3 to 4 inches of your screen and get the same effect.

  11. Turin Turambar says:

    After the first week the game lost the appeal… I stopped playing after reaching level 10.

  12. plant42 says:

    Looks like the old Battlefield, with ripped-off Team Fortress 2 skinning and art direction and some pretty bad animation to boot. And as someone else pointed out – the UI is currently a nightmare.

    Pass on this for now.

  13. Down Rodeo says:

    There seems to be rather a lot of running towards someone shooting them until they fall down (quiet at the back, I know that sounds like what you do in all shooting games) but it looks like it takes a hell of a time… Going for the first TF2 reference, one of the things Valve said they wanted to avoid was that situation – where two people with machineguns spray at each other until one runs out of health and ammo. Maybe I’m being harsh. That’s only gameplay footage, I haven’t played it to try it out. It certainly does look like it will be friendly to lower-spec platforms as well which is nice for me and my Godawful laptop.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Played it, it’s awful.

    Play QUAKE LIVE instead.

  15. Tei says:

    @Anonymous: The public for a Quake3 Arena type of gameplay is different than the public for a Battlefield 1942 type of gameplay, so your comment don’t make much sense.

  16. Barts says:

    Played it since very early beta. Game is fun like hell, but it’s marred by many problems, the most annoying of which were deleting all beta characters by EA/Dice at one point, exorbitant prices for time-limited in-game goods and recent plague of cheaters with aimbots.

    All in all, I logged out, deleted game files and will be breaking non-disclosure agreement soon by publishing beta screens on my webpage.

    So there.

  17. Stupoider says:

    I was watching the gameplay video when I noticed the player and their enemy running up to eachother, shooting, neither one dieing. Am I the only one who found that off-putting? :o

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  19. Tei says:

    I give this game 3/4 stars.

  20. Monchberter says:

    Whoa, floaty floaty movement.


  21. Jake Roth says:

    Unimpressed right up until the Freddie Mercury suicide charge. If I can take most or all of my clothing off I’m usually more willing to consider an otherwise dubious offer.

  22. Rabbitsoup says:

    The beta is not something I would spend money on it lacks server browser, freinds list, decent plane controls (its set up for joystick not mouse) and has major ballance problems.

    brave but needs something extra when simply fixing BF2 and releasing it with some new skins ect would of been better

  23. Senethro says:

    What does “floaty movement” even mean? It just seems to be thrown about any time a new game goes at a different speed to someones previous favorite game.

    And yes, no first person shooting and theres mouse acceleration/maximum turn rate messing stuff up.

  24. Jockie says:

    wow, this looks really bad…. The bit where the two guys run in a straight line towards each other firing machineguns as little numbers pop out of their heads, without dying.. that just made me never want to give this game a try.

  25. Blaxploitation Man says:

    Oh hey! It’s the soldier from TF2 and his scrawnier twin brother!

  26. ChampionHyena says:

    Must not blurt opinion.

    Must not break NDA.


    Too late.

  27. VJJ says:

    Trying not to break the NDA…

    It’s fun.

    It needs work.

    It *IS* a beta after all.

  28. Monchberter says:

    @ Senethro

    Notcie how their upperbodies seem to be rather static and almost held in harness while their legs just go a bit mental? The movement acceleration / decelleration just makes it look wrong, but maybe that’s the third person. It just looks ‘floaty’, almost ‘mincing’!!!

    Compare to the fluid horde animations in left 4 Dead and you’ll see what i mean.

  29. Monchberter says:

    What i mean, is there’s no sense of ‘weight’ and momentum around the movement.

  30. Lewis says:

    My overriding impressions of playing this are: good god, it’s fucking slow.

    Other than that I quite like it.

  31. jonfitt says:

    Didn’t look like TF2 gameplay to me. Confrontations in TF2 are usually short and violent, the spraying at each other (with popup damage numbers) until one of you falls down rubbed me the wrong way completely.
    The hud was confusing, the 3rd person view with prancy walking did not appeal either.

    It’s not for me I think. But then it’s probably not designed for me, I’m not in the generation that would pay micropayments in an online game. If I was in high-school and had little money for games and wanted something free I could grind for weeks, this would probably appeal.

    Oh I wanted to add: I’m not sad or disappointed, this is exactly what I thought it was going to be like from the first previews/descriptions.

  32. Tei says:

    The HUD ingame is ok-ish. There are something like a “action bar” much like a mmo, but you will have there only a few weapons and a few skills.
    There are lots of text, but is not anoying in-game.
    The game is designed to be amuzing and high-beat (I don’t speak proper english, so I don’t even know what “high-beat” mean, but smell like is the best way to describe this). The result is a amusing and high beat game. So Is a sucess.
    I give the game only 3/4 stars because is a simple game, and you will be bored after the 2th week. The day you stop login, other 2 guys will register, so there will be always people to fight.

  33. Dave says:

    The best bit of the whole game is the music that plays when you open up the game. Rather dissapointing on the whole. Needs:

    •Desktop shortcut instead of webpage link
    •Faster movement in game
    •Permanent unlockables
    •Option to choose server (or at least map)
    •More players / map
    •More maps
    •Better aircraft controls (maybe using the keyboard)

    Other than that I thought the graphics were pretty good, and the client download was nice and speedy. Definately one to watch…

  34. Serondal says:

    This game is free to play, don’t compare it to BF 2, it isn’t

  35. Mac says:

    Quite a fun game for a 30 min blast every now and again.

    Pricing is shocking for items .. you pay your cash and the items only last 30 days … insane!!!

    They have said that they won’t be deleting chars now – so beta chars wwill become live.

  36. Warduke says:

    I’ve been playing the beta for about 3 weeks now. I got in just after they “reset” all the characters in anticipation of the launch. I’ve actually been having quite a bit of fun with it. It has a much different feel to me than TF2, more like a traditional battlefield game. My major complaints at this point are that the 3 beta maps get a bit old after many hours and as someone mentioned previously aimbots have begun to rear their ugly head and unfortunately there hasn’t been much response to it. I’m pretty skeptical if there pay to play model is going to work though. Even in game items that you pay real money for (clothes, outfits) are only temporary so you’d need to buy the same stuff again next month using real money. That has been a complaint of a lot of folks.

  37. Senethro says:

    £20 will get you 2800 Battlefunds. Can anyone give us some current prices?

  38. pepper says:

    I saw my classmate play this a couple of times and it looked fun, we already decided we still start a clan as a class when its released.

  39. jonfitt says:

    I try to avoid using the crutch of “it’s free”. Battlefield Heroes is still open the the same criticism I would give any game, it is equally competing for my time.

    Also, it may be free to play in the traditional sense, but it’s not a charity event, the intention is to make money off you. The reason there’s no desktop shortcut is they need you to go to the website so they can advertise to you.
    There is a transaction that takes place, it’s the same transaction that most websites use to fund them. You trade exposure to adverts for some content.

    It’s rather a lot of content for a small “fee”, and it’s certainly not what we’re used to, but it doesn’t get a free pass.

  40. Evan says:

    Its fun, easy to get into and yes……FREE. Dont look a gift horse in the mouth I say. Its nice after BF2 and Unreal to play something a little slower and easy. Im hopin the full game has a local option so we can play it on our lower graphics machines here after hours.

  41. psyk says:

    Sitting on the wing of a plane dropping dynamite on to tanks is fun.

  42. Chiablo says:

    Playing the beta was a bit fun. However, all it really accomplished is me wanting to play BF1942 again.

    Unfortunately BF:H will not have lasting appeal. They oversimplified things in order to cater to a casual crowd, but it alienates the target demographic: people who play Battlefield games.

  43. Serondal says:

    The target demographics ARE the casual crowd, people who want a real battle field game are going to be getting one soon I understand, what is it caled Battlefield 1943 or something silly like that ? :) All they want with this game is to snatch up people with little time/skill/ ect and lots of money so they don’t feel so bad paying whatever the pirce is for a stupid shirt. This is like warrock where they expect you to pay for a weapon that you only get for a little while BLERG. I hate micro-transaction games, this goes on my list with all those Korean MMORPGS

  44. Mo says:

    I actually really like the damage numbers … they look a bit silly, but that’s fine, because it fits with the rest of the style. What’s really nice about them is that you get definite feedback that you hit the enemy. That ambiguity often frustrates me in FPSs. However, the “two people run into each other with machineguns” bit wasn’t very good, but balancing can totally fix that.

    Looks promising.

  45. Dominic White says:

    Serondal: All game-effecting items are bought with funds earned through play. There are two different currencies, and the one that you buy with real money ONLY buys cosmetic stuff.

    Someone who spends £20 on this will not be a single iota more powerful than someone who spent nothing. They will, however, likely look fabulous.

  46. Wisq says:

    The weird part of that video for me was the main character’s odd tilt to the left, his lack of a helmet, and that the fuzzy video made it look like he was wearing a big green sweater. It was like watching Mister Rogers gunning down people. Strange.

  47. juddacus says:

    It's betaI found it to be nowhere near as skills based as something like TF2. It was definitely more “run at someone till something surprising happens” – but maybe that’s because the balance of the game is not final?

    I thought it was just not engaging enough to hold my attention like some of the other games I am playing. Quake live is definitely better at this point.

  48. itsallcrap says:

    Strikes me at TDM for 5-year-olds – takes ages to die, playmobil graphics, nice and slow.

    I’ll happily forgo my extra points here – I reckon people used to the likes of TF2 are going to be bored of this in minutes.

  49. Heliocentric says:

    I had my 5 year old play the tutorial. He didn’t like it when he crashed the plane and his little man ‘fell over’. I’m rating it 8+.

  50. jackflash says:

    I am very actively uninterested in this game.