Battlefield 4's Battlelog features in-game tablet integration

DICE reveals its new features for the next version of Battlelog.

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DICE has revealed more details about the next iteration of its social tracking service Battlelog for Battlefield 4.

The service can now sit on your mobile or tablet device while you're playing, acting as a second screen that shows information on the map and allied player positions.

Players can also use their mobile device to customise their loadouts, browse servers, and see the status of their friends.

Other features include new regional leaderboards, which allow players to see who is the best player in their local region. Players can also set up their own custom missions between friends, with DICE setting up challenges to see who can blow up the most enemy vehicles in a round as an example.

DICE introduced Battlelog alongside 2011's Battlefield 3, with the social service designed to keep track of players' activities and achievements within the game. The PC version of the game is launched directly from Battlelog itself.

Battlefield 4 will launch on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on October 29, with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions also in the works.

Discussion

90 comments
ghostwarrior79
ghostwarrior79

It's about time BF 4 had bots in it! these modern days, Everything online is a retarded troll, kid, or hacker who don't know how to play a DAMN game!

pidow
pidow

I am glade I do not use any of that stuff, man just play the game, forget about emails, phone calling, what's on TV; just play the game.  This is why I prefer PC. 

gostor_lives
gostor_lives

looks cool but im gonna wait for bf4 premium to come out

domxnik
domxnik

You don't HAVE to have a tablet or phone, guys. This is the new Battlelog, so this even works on the website itself. I'm not a big fan of much of the changes other than the real time mini-map that you can look at separate from the game. You have to watch the trailer to understand.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Cancel BF4 for Xbox One EA and you will finally be doing something good for gamers/consumers.  As for tablet/cell phone features for BF4 I will not spend more on a cell phone or tablet just to take advantage of some extra features and actually if I can't do certain things without having a cell phone or tablet I might just pass on the game entirely.

Hozzyboy
Hozzyboy

this game looks promising i would give it a shot but not on release.

Shin_Gallon
Shin_Gallon

Now if only it were gonna be on Steam instead of Origin, I might buy it.

dirtdog10304
dirtdog10304

this will actually be cool if using it for the commander. 

Nemesis_47
Nemesis_47

As somebody who has played almost every BF game since BF1942 I think the series is pretty much dead now. The destructible environments is mostly gone, people just camp, the servers lag and the vehicles and guns are underpowered.

DVONvX
DVONvX

I enjoy gaming. I enjoy the immersion, the stories, the competition. I expect to buy both next-gen consoles even. However, when you find yourself changing your loadout on your iphone while you're out and about.....I think it may be time for you to reevaluate your priorities.   

nurnberg
nurnberg

I hate these kind of gimmicks.

Monsterkillah
Monsterkillah

The Wii U controller can be great implementing the battle log tablet stuff

Too bad it lack power to run BF4 :(

Zicoroen
Zicoroen

DICE announced that BF4 will use some next gen features, like smartglass (that's now native integrated on Xbox) and Kinect. Some playing modes, like Commander, will use it all.

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

Isn't this essentially exactly what the iPhone app does?

I know they originally wanted to stream your map feed onto your phone as well, but if they cant manage that now I don't see why thats really gonna work in 6 months time :|

blackothh
blackothh

I am hoping that battlefield 4 will not follow the current downhill trend of games. It has much potential and would do good in mending my lack of faith in big name video game companys.

Papparazzi2233
Papparazzi2233

EA DICE + Star Wars Battlefront = 2015 Game Of The Year

PortalJumper93
PortalJumper93

Can I use commander mode without owning the game? If so it will make the wait a lot easier for next gen consoles.... or I can just buy the 360 version on release day and just get the PS4 version whenever that comes out. I love DICE so much I would pay twice. Hopefully some of the money goes to Battlefront. 

Frimmel
Frimmel

Will my PSVita count as a tablet for this feature? 

anvilone
anvilone

@Nemesis_47 I'm always a little surprised when people complain about camping in Battlefield. In objective-based gameplay there will always be one team or squad whose responsibility is an effective defense strategy, which often means laying in wait or preparing an ambush.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

@Monsterkillah BS it lacks the power.  It is equal or better than the PS3 and Xbox 360 and yet it is coming to those consoles.

TheAlmightyCow
TheAlmightyCow

@Monsterkillah It doesn't lack the power to run BF4. It most certainly can run BF4 it's just that EA doesn't like Wii U. The Wii U is actually more powerful than current gen consoles. It can run 1080p and I actually think it would be able to run 64 player servers with the same graphics as the PS3/360.

dirtdog10304
dirtdog10304

@Zicoroen 

yes!  playing commander from a tablet might make for some pretty intense battles. Get two good commanders playing and the bottleneck points will be crazy awesome.

dj_tiesto_9000
dj_tiesto_9000

@HapiJoel not the same . . . go to youtube and search
"

Battlefield 4: Official Battlelog Features Video

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frylock1987
frylock1987

@Papparazzi2233  

lol....sure. keep telling yourself that. 

A Game being made by people who didn't make the first 2....

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@PortalJumper93  

They're not an indie dev, they're owned by a multi million dollar global corporation called EA which has been voted the worst company in the US. 

I like your enthusiasm but don't think they're going to be needing crowd funding for Battlefront. Most likely EA has already green lit the development and allocated funds for the project since it's already announced. 

dirtdog10304
dirtdog10304

@anvilone @Nemesis_47  exactly, and there's a lot of times when you will be spotted or your defense will get destroyed so you have to make a run for it. It's tough to camp when a tank comes rolling up to the house you're hiding in.  

realguitarhero5
realguitarhero5

@TheAlmightyCow @Monsterkillah It runs 1080p the same way the Xbox 360 and PS3 run 1080p... it can output video at that resolution but it cant handle playing most games (I dont know about Mario Bros, etc) at that resolution

Balintferrari
Balintferrari

@emperiox@Hiddai

In BF the campaign is linear, but at least the MP is not only run&gun. It is also better from a technical viewpoint and it  actually changes between releases.

COD is an arcade shooter with linear gameplay, but with a "realistic" story. The next Cod will feel like playing paintball with dogs and fish. It gets annual releases, it should be called similar to fifa like cod'14 etc.

dirtdog10304
dirtdog10304

@emperiox @Hiddai 

if you believe that than you just don't know any better. Battlefield is light years better than cod in basically every aspect of the game outside on campaign, and from a tech standpoint it makes cod look like childs play. which it is.

TheAlmightyCow
TheAlmightyCow

@realguitarhero5 @TheAlmightyCow @Monsterkillah I don't think so. The PS3 and 360 are running games at 720p but when you're using 1080p it upscales it but it doesn't look as good as it should. The Wii U has better hardware and the console is running games at true 1080p.