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Battlefield Vietnam Hands-On Preview

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BFV is going to offer the same excitement and intense game-play of BF1942. Given the numerous changes and enhancements, I would be surprised if BFV does not even surpass the success of BF1942 and that is saying a lot! Just the graphics engine is well beyond what we have seen from BF1942 and we only played on pre-alpha. Special thanks to the EA PR (Jerris, Steve, Erica, Bryce and ) team and Reid Schneider (Producer) for taking time to let us see BFV. Big thanks to Neal Stevens at Subsim for keeping me out of trouble and occupied during our visit.

Expect to see BattleField: Vietnam out this spring. Expect to need a Pentium 4/ AMD Athlon XP class processor, 512MB of RAM with DX9 video card to see BGV in all its glory. Systems at EA (which produces smooth framerates) were:

Intel P4 3GHz CPU
Intel 875P Motherboards
1GB of PC3200 DDR
NVIDIA 5900 Ultra 256MB

The weapons and vehicles in Battlefiled Vietnam include:

U.S. Weapons (12)

  • .44 Magnum
  • Colt .45
  • M21 Sniper Rifle (silenced)
  • M 16
  • M16 Sniper (silenced)
  • M203 (M16 with grenade launcher)
  • Remington 870 Shotgun
  • M60
  • CAR 15 (short M16)
  • M79 - Fragmentation Grenades
  • M72 Bazooka
  • M1 81mm Mortar

N.V.A. Weapons (15)

  • TT33 (handgun)
  • Double barreled flare gun
  • M-91/30 sniper rifle
  • SVD sniper rifle
  • AK47
  • AK-47 GP-25 (AK with grenade launcher)
  • RPD
  • Type 53 (Soviet DPM - Light machine gun)
  • AKMS (AK-47 with folded stock)
  • MAT-49 Mod (sub-machine gun)
  • Type 56 SKS (semi automatic rifle)
  • SA-7 (rocket launcher with heat seeker)
  • RPG7V
  • RPG2
  • Mortar

U.S. Vehicles (14)

  • Huey Troop
  • Huey Assault
  • Chinook
  • Corsair
  • Phantom
  • B-52
  • Carrier
  • ATC
  • PBR
  • MUTT
  • M110
  • Sheridan
  • Patton
  • M113

N.V.A. Vehicles (12)

  • Mi 8
  • Mi 8 Cargo
  • MiG 21
  • MiG 17
  • M46
  • Vespa
  • BM 21
  • PT 76
  • T 54
  • BTR 60
  • ZSU
  • UAZ

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