Battlefield Heroes Changes Coming

For the first time since the game went into open beta earlier this year, significant changes are being made to one of the classes in EA's free-to-play online shooter, Battlefield Heroes.

That class is the gunner, for whom three of his abilities have now been modified.

- The gunner's "grenade", the explosive keg, now not only inflicts damage, but slows nearby enemies as well.

- When in frenzy fire mode, gunners will now heal. The more enemies you bring down in FF mode, the more you'll heal.

- When activating shield mode, any nearby team-mates - including soldiers and commandos - will be shielded as well.

EA will also implement some features that will help distinguish higher-ranked players from rookies.

These changes, the first of several promised updated, will go live later this fall. As an avid BFH player (yes, really), I can't wait to try 'em out. You see a Royal commando by the name of "BrothelFire" running around largely unaffected by all these changes, you say hi.