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During their pre-Gamescom press event, publisher Electronic Arts wowed attendees with some updates on Battlefield 4. That wowing was simultaneously met with some groans: you see, the new feature in which the level of destruction in multiplayer maps gets dialled up to 1 million is also unfortunately named “levolution”. It’s an awkward pun you see: “level evolution”. It’s terrible; somebody on DICE’s marketing teams deserves to be slapped for coming up with that.

The good news is that the dumb name is kind of easy to overlook once you see what they’re talking about in action. I remember seeing early glimpses of this level of destruction during a live gameplay presentation at E3. A whole skyscraper was brought down thanks to a bunch of tanks shooting out the building’s foundations. It was incredible, but the IMAX sized screen probably played a role in that.

Anyway, after the jump you can see Battlefield 4’s “levolution” in action. It really looks like it’ll add an exciting spin to multiplayer matches. I particularly like the idea of being able to flood entire city maps. You can read some more buzz-loaded words about levolution over on the official Battlefield 4 webpage.