Battlefield Heroes, the new free-to-play game created by EA, has just recently hit beta stages, with much fanfare from Battlefield (and Team Fortress 2 players) alike. The beta announcement was initially made by Broken Eggs Media, who oversee the very popular Battlefield Podcast.
Concerning the game itself, it looks to be a cartoon shooter with little to no relations to the actual Battlefield series, instead following in the footsteps the widely popular Team Fortress 2. Unlike TF2, however, EA is offering up Heroes for FREE, hoping that micro transactions will pay for the costs of making and marketing the game. Another oddity about the game is that you can only start the game by going to the Heroes website and clicking a “Play Now!” button. EA is hoping to make the site a sort-of social area by showing off scoreboards, updates, etc.