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Battlefield 4 promo flyer reveals return of Commander Mode, three playable factions

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Snaps of Battlefield 4 pre-order flyers taken at a GameStop confirm it: "vehicle combat" is back. Yes! I knew it. Also back, apparently, is Commander Mode, a feature last included in Battlefield 2142 which gives select players an RTS-like tactical map and the power to order teammates around.

The flyer also advertises three playable factions: United States, Russia, and China. Will China be a reskin, or a unique faction with its own vehicles? Even more unlikely, could we see three-way battles? And could this speculation be based on a piece of paper literally anyone could have printed out and taped to a GameStop cash register? Yes, it could, but it looks like legitimate promo material. "All out war" is a previously confirmed feature, so that adds some weight to it, right?

The original video from YouTube user luger700 is below (thanks, VG24/7 (opens in new tab) , MP1ST (opens in new tab) , and acronyms everywhere). Stay skeptical until we have confirmation that these printouts speak truth.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.