Battlefield Play4Free (often abbreviated BFP4F) was a first-person shooter video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE) and Easy Studios and published by EA. Based on the Battlefield series, the game features a modern warfare battlefield setting. Play4Free is built on a modified version of Battlefield 2 's game engine, with improvements such as high resolution artwork and post-processing effects. The game is also less demanding on computer specifications, similar to Battlefield Heroes.
As the game's title suggests, the game was available to players for free online, under Electronic Arts' "Play4Free" model. Play4Free uses a similar micropayment store system similar to that in Battlefield Heroes. Battlefield Play4Free was announced on November 5, 2010. The game's open beta testing phase began on April 4. Closed beta codes originally started being distributed via email on November 30, 2010. The game was released as an open beta on April 4, 2011.
Battlefield Play4Free, along with other EA free-to-play titles Battlefield Heroes, Need for Speed: World, and FIFA World, was shut down on July 14, 2015.