|Battlefield: A Common Enemy|
NA October 30, 2022
Battlefield: A Common Enemy (also called Medal of Honor: A Common Enemy, abbreviated as BF ACE and MoH ACE, and later called Battlefield: Spec Ops II) is a first-person shooter video game developed in a collaboration effort by Danger Close Games, EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE) and Treyarch, and published by Electronic Arts.
EA and Activision mergerEdit
Following the merger between Electronic Arts and Activision, Treyarch announced that game modes and other features from the Call of Duty franchise would be introduced to the upcoming Battlefield game.
Battlefield: A Common Enemy has two prequels, Battlefield: America Under Siege and Medal of Honor: Foreign Uprising. DICE and Danger Close respectively developed the games to create a new game in a collaboration effort with Treyarch. In Battlefield: America Under Siege, the game mostly focused on domestic events in the United States, but in Medal of Honor: Foreign Uprising, the game focused on preventing communist terrorist organizations from overthrowing governments worldwide.
- Operation Anti-Biomass
- Conspiracy Theory Part 1
- Conspiracy Theory Part 2
- Operation Novosibirsk
- Dual Operation
- M16A4 Sierra
- Operation Kibbutz
- Operation 62-Again
- Operation Bankruptcy
- Operation Lone Wolf
The plot of Battlefield: A Common Enemy added more description and was made to look more like a movie. Each mission does not take place until a few minutes of video, that is, if scenes are not skipped. The game focuses on Cutter trying to locate Isaac Schmidt, preventing the impending biological warfare that would take the lives of many, and investigating a possible global conspiracy that could be the reason behind the possible extinction of the human race and all existence on Earth. In Battlefield: A Common Enemy, the game is about "connecting the dots" and finding links between Schmidt, the impending biological warfare, and the mysterious conspiracy.
Continuing the story, a nuclear bomb detonates in the distance with Cutter and Antonov's squads and thousands of people watching. Shortly, CNN is covering the explosion as people around the world watches in horror. Moments later, two other nuclear bombs detonate in London and Moscow. Back in Washington, D.C., the two squads and thousands of people are shocked in silence. Then, back to CNN, information is unveiled as the three nuclear bombs targeted the headquarters of the CIA in Langley, the MI6 in London, and the FSB and GRU in Moscow.
The explosion in Langley destroyed the George Bush Center for Intelligence (CIA) and the Pentagon. And in London and Moscow, the MI6, FSB, and GRU headquarters' are destroyed. The culprit is Isaac Schmidt, who was believed to be dead after Dmitri Buzinsky shot him in Shanghai. However, in a video, Schmidt states that the shot only grazed him and that the explosions destroyed the United States, United Kingdom, and Russia's top intelligence agencies, thus "crippling" their defenses. A few hours later, a large squad, called the Special Operations Service (SOS), is formed combining Cutter's and Antonov's squads with a squad from United Kingdom that was led by Sydney Sinclair.
Cutter, Davids, and Miller all attained the rank of Gunnery Sergeant, with Cutter having received the promotion some time ago. After re-configurations, only nine men are part of the SOS: Antonov, Buzinsky, Chernyshyov, Cutter, Davids, Miller, Sinclair, Thompson, and Williams.
Communist-controlled Middle EastEdit
With the al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations being heavily suppressed by the new communist-controlled governments and militaries, American redeployment in the Middle East has become almost impossible with China defending the region. After the American military left the Middle East in 2014, the United States has become vulnerable, especially after the nuclear event in Langley. Because of such, Iran, Israel and the United States have called for a treaty to work together against the communists. Organizations worldwide, such as the European Union and the United Nations, have declared a global effort to taking down the communists.
The SOS is deployed to Tel Aviv to oversee that a treaty is made between the United States and Israel with Iran. Iran starts with its propositions by wanting the United States and Israel to support their nuclear program, but Cutter speaks up saying that the people of the communist nations are not the enemy and that such genocide would be unlawful. Shortly, the SOS has new members and is divided into three squads, SOS1, SOS2, and SOS3. The squads are divided so that there is one GRU operative, one US marine, one US Navy SEAL, and one SAS operative. Three US Navy SEALs: Preacher, Stump, and Voodoo are added to the SOS.
In Tel Aviv, Cutter and Preacher get to know each other, learning that they both lost a squadmate to an antagonist (Preacher: Sad-al-Din killed Mother; Cutter: Isaac Schmidt killed Jennifer Miller); Cutter mentions seeing Sad-al-Din at Guantánamo with bruises all over his face.
They soon change the subject by referring to the NBA. Preacher states that he is looking forward to the Indiana Pacers winning the Finals, but Cutter says that the Portland Trailblazers will win. They then get the rest of the SOS involved and decides to have a game of basketball to see who will win in the NBA Finals. However, in the middle of the game, when Cutter was going for a dunk, a bullet pops the basketball, thus initiating the first mission, Operation Anti-Biomass.
Up in the sky, an American Boeing F/A-XX (nicknamed NexGen) sees a massive horde of Communist soldiers heading straight for Jerusalem. The F/A-XX pilot notifies every base to evacuate Tel Aviv and board several naval vessels in the Mediterranean Sea. The pilot then states that the Chemical Weapons Convention agreement of 1993 has been officially terminated. On the way to the Mediterranean, the SOS squads take down several enemy vehicles. Cutter, having disabled and destroyed several enemy vehicles, switches places with Sinclair and takes the wheel. He evades several enemy positions and makes it to the USS Gerald R. Ford.
Moments later, all three SOS squads are notified that Tel Aviv was gassed with a biochemical weapon known as Anti-biomass Quebec (ABM Q). Appalled by this, Cutter makes an outburst stating, "We can't be doing this, we can't make them suffer. It's hypocritical of us to do this. When they killed millions with those nuclear bombs, it was an instant death for [those civilians], but when you gassed them, it took seconds longer for [those people] to die. We can't play as Hitler." He then asks who is with him, but no one sides with Cutter.
Later, at the Balearic Islands of Spain, Miller asks Cutter why he felt shocked about the ABM Q being dumped over Israel. Cutter states that he had Canadian and Soviet family members who fought during World War II who were thrown into the gas chambers of Nazi Germany. He also stated that his two grandfathers met at a Nazi concentration camp. Cutter then says, "Many often forget that POWs were also victimized in the Holocaust. Biological warfare should be on the way out." Cutter then mentions that when he was six, his father was thrown into a gas chamber in Bosnia and Herzegovina and died. Miller then tells Cutter about ABM Q, "[T]he reason why ABM Q exists is because the democratic members of the United Nations sanctioned its creation." Cutter then tells Miller that the UN would never sanction such a thing, especially those democratic nations. Miller then agrees stating that there is something wrong between the leaders of the world.
Investigating the conspiracyEdit
Cutter got all three SOS squads to partake in a private meeting where they conversed about a possible conspiracy between global leaders. Cutter then has a flashback, remembering when he shook Mitt Romney's hand shortly before he was elected President, Romney used his right hand, but when Cutter was awarded the Medal of Honor, Romney shook Cutter's hand with his left. Buzinsky then recalls Dmitry Medvedev putting a hand on his shoulder as they were shaking hands after the Russian presidential election of 2018, but Medvedev did not place a hand over Buzinsky's shoulder when he was awarded the honorary title as the Hero of the Russian Federation. Voodoo then says that if Romney and Medvedev are not who they actually are, then two of the world's superpowers are in the control of two men who are either working together or are working for someone or something much larger.
The mission, Conspiracy Theory Part 1 is then initiated in Saint Petersburg, the new de facto capital of Russia. With binoculars, Antonov follows President Medvedev's every movement, and on foot, Cutter and Preacher are following him. Soon, in the capitol building, SOS1 sneak in the building through the vents, unseen. In Medvedev's office, SOS1 sees him speaking with Romney. Then, Schmidt enters the room to SOS1's surprise. Cutter then gets a camera out to record them speaking. A security guard then comes in to notify the three that there has been a security breach, referring to SOS1. SOS1 then has to fight their way out of the building, while also trying to capture Medvedev, Romney, and Schmidt. However, to SOS2 and 3's dismay, SOS1 is surrounded and captured once they make it out of the building, thus moving on to Part 2.
SOS1 is sent to the Solovki prison camp, which was reopened in 2019. The squad demands to know what happened to the real Presidents of Russia and the United States and Schmidt stated that they were the first test subjects of the ABM Q gas. Cutter then yells at Schmidt, grumbling that "Romney was the best president since Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush." SOS1 is then lined up to enter the ABM Q gas chamber and Schmidt deliberately decides that they should fall one by one. The first to enter the gas chamber is Sinclair. Now, SOS1 has seen the effects of SOS1 firsthand. Schmidt announces as Sinclair reacts to the gas, "Once the subject has come in contact with the gas, whether it is by inhalation, skin contact, or both, the subject's skin starts burning, accompanied by the sensation of loss of breath. Then, the subject's internal organs begin deteriorating. The skin then starts to swell as if it came in contact with anthrax, and darkens due to massive amounts of body tissue dying. By then, most of the subjects organs are dead, which leads to the organism's death." Now Cutter is next in line, but SOS2, SOS3, and an international army shows up to rescue SOS1. Before Cutter could be gassed, they were saved. However, after chasing Schmidt, he manages to escape.
Global search effortEdit
After Schmidt's escape, the democratic world has lost all traces of ABM Q, after Communist spies destroyed all of its factories. In a meeting, Cutter tells all of SOS that Schmidt gassed Medvedev and Romney, but states that he does not believe Schmidt, "Schmidt wouldn't kill the two, because he knows that the two presidents are valuable assets for information." Cutter then proposes that Schmidt might be located somewhere on the Asian side of Russia, possibly alongside the Ob River; Operation Novosibirsk then initiates. At night, all three SOS squads are deployed on the outskirts of Novosibirsk. The three squads split up, centering the mission around SOS1. SOS1 breaks in an apartment building that harbors members of the Russian Mafia. The squad then scavenges for weapons and ammunition to use against the highly-trained Communist military police (CMP).
In the apartment building, the squad then gears up by putting on Hazmat suits. For 13 hours, the squad awaited for further instructions as several thousand international soldiers, who are now known as the United Nations Defense Forces (UNDF), were deployed to Novosibirsk. Soon, the whole city of Novosibirsk is gassed with ABM Q. A projected 1.5 million was lost because of the biochemical weapon. A battle then breaks out between the Communists and the United Nations in the city. In the violence, SOS manages to capture one Dimitri Ivanovski, who has information about Schmidt, which leads to the next mission, Dual Operation.
In Darwin, Australia, Cutter interrogates and tortures Ivanovski about the whereabouts of Schmidt and any ABM Q cache. However, in the middle of the interrogation, Cutter is notified that Iran has been conquered by the communists. Cutter then proceeds to brutally beat Ivanovski up and play mind games with him. Ivanovski then gives up telling Cutter that Schmidt is living in Cairo, Egypt. He also gives away all of the locations of ABM Q caches; the largest cache is located in Beringovsky of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug of Russia. As a result, SOS1 is sent to Cairo, while SOS2 and 3 are sent to Beringovsky. The two events occur simultaneously.
The mission starts with SOS2 and 3 in Beringovsky. The two squads infiltrate the ABM Q compound in Hazmat suits and places explosives in the building, but as they make it to the gas chambers, they see a live and well Jennifer Cutter in one of the chambers with a baby. Miller is very surprised and joyful as her sister is alive. Jennifer tells him that Schmidt deliberately grazed her head with the bullet and sent her to the Beringovsky detention camp. SOS then gets Jennifer geared up with a leftover Russian protective suit. To identify her, they use spray paint to put a blue square on the front and back of the suit and arm her with an AK-12. However, Jennifer's baby, who is her and Victor Cutter's son, is left unprotected, which forces the SOS to get out of the compound as fast as possible, but the mission then switches over to Cairo.
SOS1 has been inserted in the middle of the night in the streets of Cairo with night-vision goggles. The squad searches door-to-door for Schmidt, while trying not to break stealth. Once finished with the first neighborhood, they hot-wire a vehicle and drive to Downtown Cairo. Once they are in Downtown Cairo, they see overwhelming amounts of Communist propaganda, including images of Vladimir Lenin. The former National Anthem of the Soviet Union is playing in the city. However, as SOS1 is driving through the city, a bomb detonates below them in the Cairo Metro, which was triggered by Islamic terrorist opposition. SOS1 manages to survive the explosion and gets their weapons out. On foot, SOS1 goes to Tahrir Square, where the CMP is stationed and starts a firefight which becomes televised shortly after its initiation.
Switching back to Beringovsky, SOS2 and 3 fight their way out of the compound and detonates the explosives, thus destroying the ABM Q cache. The two squads must then make their way to the LZ, which they do. Switching over to Egypt, SOS1 enters The Mogamma to find Schmidt, but ends up finding PETN and RDX caches instead of Schmidt. The three squads go back to Darwin and Cutter finally meets his wife again and meets his son, Winston Churchill Cutter, for the first time; he is only a few months old.
Cutter once again interrogates Ivanovski in Darwin, who continuously states that he does not know where Schmidt is. However, Ivanovski gives up another location: Freetown, Sierra Leone. Cutter then comes out of the interrogation room saying that it is time for him to finally use the developmental M16A4S (also known as the M16A4 "Sierra"), thus initiating the mission of the same name. All three squads of the SOS are deployed in one group to Freetown, which is observing rainfall. The squads have doubt that Schmidt is in Freetown and believe that Ivanovski is just sending them on a "wild goose chase." After fighting their way through several firefights, the SOS actually manages to find and capture Isaac Schmidt. Due to the weather, the LZ was relocated farther east. Schmidt tries to escape multiple times, resulting in Cutter deliberately knocking him unconscious. The SOS soon makes it to the LZ with Schmidt and heads for Darwin.
At Darwin, tests reveal that the person the SOS captured was actually Isaac's twin brother, Frederick Schmidt. Cutter then proceeds to interrogate Schmidt about the whereabouts of his brother. However, Antonov tells Cutter to come back. The squad located a ship just off the coast of Venezuela, which is seen holding massive amounts of nuclear bombs, ABM Q, and Isaac Schmidt. The mission, Operation Kibbutz is initiated.
Just when the SOS is deployed, the squad began taking fire. As the squad moved toward their destination, they realized that they were being flanked every time. After fighting through heavy fire, SOS makes it to their destination only to see that it was an ABM Q trap. Luckily, they make it through alive. Under the orders of General Michael Zachariah, SOS crosses a forest but then starts having theories about how the communists knew their every location, a GPS. Cutter then theorizes that the communists planted a GPS in his brain at Solovki; he then agrees with himself. Immediately, Cutter orders for the SOS to leave him for Comecon, but the squad refuses. Cutter gave his goodbyes and told Davids to take care of Jennifer and Winston. The SOS then follows his orders and leaves.
Standing in the same place, Cutter waited for Schmidt to arrive, at which he did. In a conversation, Schmidt confirmed that a chip was placed in Cutter's brain and that the whole time, the Comecon II headquarters was in Havana. Cutter then mocks Schmidt and his fellow communists by asking what is the difference between a fascist and a communist, implying the communist-planned destruction of the democratic world with the use of ABM Q. Schmidt then lets Cutter make his own decision, ordering one of the soldiers to hand him an ABM Q canister. However, unlike what Schmidt had planned, Cutter said, "I am not afraid to accept the inevitability of death," and opened and threw the canister at Schmidt's group, giving Cutter time to escape, but, out of nowhere, Miller snatches Cutter saying, "We never leave a brother behind." In a brief conversation, Cutter realizes that his squad never left him to begin with.
The Final StandEdit
In Sydney, Australia, Cutter notifies the Secretary–General of the United Nations that the headquarters of Comecon II is in Havana. Afterwards, Cutter undergoes brain surgery to remove the GPS. During his surgery, the United Nations set up a blockade against Cuba. Fifty hours later, Operation 62-Again is initiated, and the SOS, including Cutter, goes in and is deployed to Guantanamo Bay for initial instructions from General Michael. The squad then makes their way to Havana while keeping stealth and fights their way in the Comecon II HQ. In the congressional floor, the SOS detains Schmidt. However, playing with Cutter's mind, Schmidt stated that he killed his father, causing Cutter to knock him out and subsequently shot him in the head and continued to murder all of the congressmen.
Twenty hours later, Cutter is in a military court in Washington, D.C., facing one account of Article 92 and 346 accounts of Article 118. Cutter became subject to Article 92 after not complying with General Michael's order to capture Schmidt alive and an Article 118 after murdering 345 communist congressmen and one Isaac Schmidt. However, during the hearing, General Michael drops all charges stating that Cutter has always followed Michael's orders since battling North Korea in the United States. After the hearing, Michael warns Cutter too keep control of himself and tells Cutter that the person he killed in Havana was, in fact, Frederick Schmidt. Michael notifies him that he located Schmidt and that he is heading for São Paulo, Brazil. Then, Michael stated that the rest of the SOS is being deployed to Astana, Kazakhstan to take out a communist group threatening to carry out a terrorist strike on the democratic world's economy, thus leaving Cutter to go to São Paulo alone. Michael immediately gives Cutter orders to kill Schmidt "once and for all."
Meanwhile, in Astana, the SOS is carrying out Operation Bankruptcy to wipe away the last remnants of Comecon II. Their destination is the Premier Comecon International Stock Exchange (PRECISE). On their way to the destination, the SOS lost Williams. Inside the stock exchange, the SOS exchanges fire with the communists, losing Chernyshyov and Thompson, but manages to wipe out the communists and put an end to Comecon II.
Moments later, Operation Lone Wolf had commenced. Cutter had been deployed to the outskirts of São Paulo, in a neighborhood of slums. He then spots Schmidt's helicopter and heads towards the communist enclave of Brazil, within São Paulo. With stealth, Cutter takes out a guard and gets in disguise. he then sneaks into the underground bunker where Schmidt is hiding. Soon, the communists recognize him and a firefight commences. Cutter is then captured by the communists and sent outside to be personally executed by Schmidt. However, before Cutter could be executed, a bullet goes through Schmidt's left shoulder, allowing enough time for Cutter to disarm the man behind him. Then, the SOS and GUARDIAN shows up and a battle takes place.
A small group of communists evacuate Schmidt from the compound and enters the forest. Cutter and the SOS follow them and also enters the forest. Schmidt's group is then surrounded by the SOS. Before Cutter shoots Schmidt, Schmidt and another soldier managed to shoot and kill Antonov and Stump respectively. The communist men are then shot dead, so it seems. Schmidt, being the only survivor, shot and killed Cutter. Ivan Miller then turns around and kicks the gun out of his hand and repeatedly and angrily stomped on him shouting, "That was by brother, you communist bastard!" Jennifer Cutter then comes up and shoots Schmidt in the head, carrying out Cutter's final wish.
Later, in Washington, D.C., Cutter is posthumously awarded the Purple Heart ribbon by the United States, the highest decorations from foreign nations, and Davids is seen standing by Jennifer and Winston Cutter showing that he had kept his promise to Victor back in Venezuela. Then, going forward 15 years, a man, possibly Winston heading off to boot camp, says, "Bye mom, I'll make my father proud." Immediately, a scene shows a dark room with six men, possibly prisoners of war, being forced to play Russian roulette.
New to the Battlefield series are "tier missions." DICE stated that tier missions are miscellaneous missions that are used as hints towards the next Battlefield game, which turned out to be Battlefield: Spec Ops III. The missions were divided in eras: World War II (Tier 1), the Cold War (Tier 2), and the Gulf War and the War on Terror (Tier 3).
assault anti-tank Sniper close quarters Medic
Team Deathmatch Close QuartersEdit
Capture the FlagEdit
Ranks and awardsEdit
There are several multiplayer factions:
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Battlefield: A Common Enemy includes a number of new and/or improved multiplayer features.
- Weather 2.0: The weather can now shape the map accordingly in any fashion.
- Game modes
- Zombies 1.0: The Zombies game mode is introduced to the Battlefield series for the first time.
- Idleness Penalty 2.0: The idle timer is reset after firing a bullet or aiming.
Glitches and bugsEdit
|Battlefield: A Common Enemy (Full Soundtrack) (Digital Release) (27:58)|
|2.||"Under the Bridge"||Red Hot Chili Peppers||4:21|
|3.||"Battlefield Theme"||Johan Skugge & Jukka Rintamäki||1:56|
|6.||"Skyfall"||Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth||4:49|
|8.||"State Anthem of the USSR"||Sergey Mikhalkov||3:40|
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