Another new feature is building fortifications throughout the map. It is really cool and can help you reinforce a capture point or offer supplies to your team. Often flag captures and the general game play is too fast to really see this feature through sadly, but I like the way it works and I hope to see it used in a more useful way in future game modes and maps.
Speaking of maps there are 8 currently and it's really hit or miss with me on most of them. I am an infantry man at heart so maps that cater more to the soldiers are my favorite right now. With that sad I do highly enjoy the tanks. They feel just about right now on balance and are fun to play and destroy. Planes are what I have the least experience in and right now it seems like bombers are really powerful in the right hands. To the effect that I think they kind of ruin a few maps, Fjell especially. I've seen many pilots go 30+ kills to like 1 or 2 deaths on that map and it's hard to AA them with the way the mountains provide protection.
The game looks amazing and there are a lot of wow moments that can happen in an instance. I've encounter a few laggy servers but for the most part it's been really smooth. The true test for that will come on the 20th when it's released to everyone. As with all Battlefield games there are some major bugs and balance issues that need addressed, but Dice has already acknowledged many of them and I expect a patch soon.
Here is the intro to get you fired up!