Introducing Battlefield 4 Loadout Presets
Addressing Battlefield 4 Rubber Banding Issues
Battlefield 4 Naval Strike Rolling Out for All Players
The tropical Lost Islands and the massive Wave Breaker. The vast Nansha Strike, and the breathtaking Operation Mortar. They are all waiting for you… Battlefield 4 Naval Strike is now rolling out on all platforms for non-Premium members.
With the 4 new naval-focused maps, the new Hovercraft vehicle, 5 new weapons, and of course the thrilling Carrier Assault mode, naval warfare is taken to the next level in this expansion.
The brand new screenshots in this post will hopefully get you pumped for the water-based mayhem that is Naval Strike. Also, make sure to download the ultra quality Naval Strike release trailer, in glorious 60 FPS/1080p.
If you want to secure access to the future Battlefield 4 expansions with a two-week head start, become a Battlefield 4 Premium member. See you on the Battlefield!
Introducing Battlefield 4 Loadout Presets
Going into battle prepared is key to succeeding in Battlefield 4. With the new Loadout Presets, we’ve made it easier for you to quickly hit the Battlefield with the exact kit and vehicle Loadout of your choice.
Prepared 4 Battle – Every Time
Loadout Presets are a way to save kit or vehicle setups so that you can easily switch between them when going into a Battlefield 4 multiplayer match. With this time-saving feature, you no longer have to edit each slot individually in the Customize screen when you want to change your Loadout. Note that Loadout Presets will only be available on Battlelog in Battlefield 4, and not be reflected in-game. You apply Presets to your Loadout, which then follows you in-game when you save it.
For example, those who want quick access to a “field engineer” Preset can create one of these with the MX4, SRAW, Repair Tool, and Mechanic specialization – or any other combination of the player’s choice. If you are more of a combat engineer, you might want to create a Preset with the M1014 shotgun, RPG, M2 SLAM, and Offensive specialization – it’s all up to you.
This allows you to quickly switch between setups based off the map or game mode you’re loading into without wasting time going through the Customize screens in-game.
Creating and Managing Loadout Presets
Your Loadout Presets can be accessed through Battlelog as well as its mobile and tablet applications. Simply head to the Loadout section on Battlelog, and hit the Presets button that appears upon hovering over a kit or vehicle. Here you’ll be able to choose to save your existing kit/vehicle Loadout as a new Preset, or load an existing Preset. Additionally, Presets are accessible from a kit or vehicle page, next to the “Save” and “Reset” buttons
You can have 2 Presets per kit and vehicle (or 4 if you’re a Premium user). The Preset you last chose will stay until you apply a new Preset or change your Loadout from Battlelog or in-game and will display the Preset name in the place of the kit or vehicle name.
If you head to the Presets Management page, accessible by clicking “Manage” from the Presets dropdown, you’ll get an overview of all the Presets you have created. Here, you can browse through your Presets, delete them, or apply a bunch of them before you save your Loadout.
Rolling out on April 8
The Loadout Presets are rolling out with the Battlelog update on April 8. We will continue to tweak and add functions to the feature, based on your feedback and comments. Don’t hesitate to tell us what you think about the Loadout Presets, and we hope you will enjoy going into battle using the feature!
Addressing Battlefield 4 Rubber Banding Issues
We wanted to provide a quick update on the issues with Battlefield 4 “rubber banding” that some players on certain platforms have experienced during matches with 64 players.
Looking into this further, we’re unhappy with our server performance, so we’ll be upgrading the hardware as soon as possible, investing more to deliver a better experience.
As soon as we know the exact timetable, we’ll let you know the ETA. Reducing lag for these players is absolutely a top priority for us to solve and we expect to have the solution very soon.
Stay tuned to our official channels for more information.
Commander App: Tweaks and Improvements
The possibility to experience Battlefield 4′s Commander Mode on tablets has been appreciated by many of you, and we have received some really valuable feedback for the Commander App since it launched. Now, you can enjoy an updated version of the Commander App for Android and iOS, with many tweaks based on your feedback.
Since its release three months ago, we have listened to your feedback for the Commander App on the various Battlefield 4 forums. We are very thankful for all your comments and ideas, and many of them have been worked into the latest version of the Commander App.
Haven’t downloaded the Commander App yet? Hit the links below!
Commander App for iOS
So without further ado, here are the major updates that we’ve brought to the new version of the Commander App, all designed to help you become the greatest Commander you can be:
• Squad Member Visibility: You will now be able to see the player names and kits of players in a squad when it is selected
• VOIP visibility: You will now be able to tell which player in a squad is talking to you through VOIP
• Issuing orders to a squad now shows the position of all squad members while you are dragging out the order
• You can now drop squad assets (such as promotions) directly on the squad list
• If you have an XP boost active, the scoring for this will now be more visible in the UI
• Lots of bug fixes and stability improvements
If you want to dig down even deeper in the changes, head to the Battlelog Forum for an in-depth change log.
Answers to Common Questions
You can find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions below. If you have a question you can’t find below, don’t hesitate to ask us in the comments.
On which tablets can I use the Commander App?
For iOS, Commander works on iPad 2 and up, as well as iPad Mini, on tablets running iOS 6.1 and up. For Android, we have set the following minimum specs:
Screen sizes 7” and up
1 GHZ dual core
1024 MB ram
Android 4.0.3 or newer
Access to the Google Play store
I play Battlefield 4 on Xbox 360 or Playstation 3. Can I still play Commander on tablet?
Absolutely! The Commander App works with any platform you can run Battlefield 4 on.
How do I select a specific server to join?
You can select specific servers to join through the Battlelog App. Simply go into Multiplayer, select a server, and join using the “Commander” button. This will automatically launch the Commander app and join the server.
How can I use VOIP to talk to the members on my team?
Select the squad you want to talk to, then press and hold the VOIP button on the bottom right to talk to the squad. We recommend using a headset for the best VOIP experience. VOIP is currently supported on PC and Playstation 4.
What about VOIP on XBOX One?
This will hopefully arrive very soon.
As a PC player, can I see team chat?
Yes! You will be able to see all chat, team chat and the selected squad’s chat.
Does the Commander App work over both 3G and WiFi?
Can I play as a Commander on my tablet while playing as a soldier on my console/PC?
We want players to be fully committed when playing, you will only be able to be logged in on either the tablet or system of choice.
I own Battlefield 4 on two or more systems, how do I choose which one to connect to on my tablet?
When you first login, you will be prompted to choose one of your active soldiers. After that, you can easily switch between them in the Settings menu.
Will you release the Commander App for mobile phones or Windows tablets?
Currently we have no such plans.
Take the Fight to the Sea with Battlefield 4 Naval Strike
UPDATE 4/2: Battlefield 4 Naval Strike will be available on April 15 for all non-Premium members. We want to give all Premium members their two-week early access regardless of what platform they play on. Thanks for your patience and we’ll see you on the Battlefield. Learn more: http://bit.ly/OdeM53
UPDATE 3/31: Battlefield 4 Naval Strike is starting to roll out for Premium members on PC today. We look forward to seeing you on the Battlefield!
UPDATE 3/27: Battlefield 4 Naval Strike is starting to roll out for Premium members on Xbox One today. We look forward to seeing you on the Battlefield!
UPDATE: We wanted to provide more detail about the delay of Battlefield 4 Naval Strike. We have delayed the PC version of Naval Strike because we are concerned that the combination of the pack and planned PC updates would increase performance issues on mid-range to high-end PCs. We are working hard to resolve that issue now. Additionally, we have decided to delay the Xbox One version of Naval Strike because we want to address issues in the animation system that hinder players from engaging targets in set circumstances using popular weapon configurations.
We know that many Battlefield 4 Premium owners wanted to play Naval Strike today. However, we didn’t want to release the new content until we believed it was quality content.
We are trying to resolve these problems as quickly as possible and hope to release the update in early April for Xbox One and PC. We also want to remind Xbox One and PC owners of Battlefield 4 Premium that they will have two weeks early access for Naval Strike once it’s released. Thanks for your continued patience and passion for our games.
On March 25, Battlefield 4 Premium members on PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360 will be able to experience the ultimate sea-to-sea warfare in the third expansion pack for Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4 Naval Strike takes the intense and dramatic water-based combat introduced in Battlefield 4 to four all-new maps set in the South China Sea while introducing a new game mode and vehicle.
However, we are delaying the launch of Battlefield 4 Naval Strike on PC. We’ve detected an issue and it needs to be solved. Quality is our number one priority and we will not release Battlefield 4 Naval Strike on PC until we feel it meets the highest quality level possible. Once we have a confirmed date for PC, we’ll be sure to update those players on our official channels. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing everyone on the Battlefield.
Four all-new maps:
• Lost Islands: Blow open a crashed passenger plane and capture fishing villages across these tropical islands.
• Wave Breaker: Drop a submarine on your foes as you infiltrate a naval base or rush between shipping docks and rocky islands on this massive map.
• Nansha Strike: Wage war across stormy seas in the largest ocean stretch in a Battlefield map yet.
• Operation Mortar: Storm an abandoned cliff-side resort, or get lost in the breathtaking vistas in this map.
Battlefield 4 Naval Strike also lets you re-live the classic Titan Mode of Battlefield 2142, with the new Carrier Assault game mode. Your objective is to destroy the enemy team’s carrier before they infiltrate and destroy yours. You start out fighting a big-scale war with sea, land, and air vehicles controlling the map, and then everything evolves into an infantry-focused, close quarter fight inside both carriers at the same time! Learn more about Carrier Assault in this blog post on Battlefield.com.
Water-based combat has always been a vital part of the all-out war in Battlefield, and with the introduction of the amphibious hovercraft vehicle, your possibilities to dominate the sea will be even greater. Additionally, you can wreak havoc with five new weapons, two additional gadgets and ten assignments.
Get a head start with Battlefield 4 Naval Strike by becoming a Battlefield 4 Premium member. This will grant you early access to the upcoming Battlefield 4 expansion packs, new weekly content, and exclusive personalization options. Learn more at http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-4/premium.