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New Chat Features on the Battlelog App

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We are happy to announce that the latest update to the Battlelog App brings new chat features to your mobile life. Gone are the days where you had to be glued to your computer to interact with your friends from the Battlefield. You will now have the opportunity to chat, interact and organize play sessions with your Battlefield friends while on the road.

The Battlelog App now features:

  • 1-on-1 chats, simply head to your friends profile page and start the chat.
  • Group chats, want to add more people to the chat? Just hit settings, add more people and your good to go.
  • Platoon chats, from the Platoon page you can now join and interact with your entire Platoon.

And what’s even better is the sync feature that keeps Battlelog and all your mobile devices updated with your latest chat sessions. And with Push notifications enabled it’s easier than ever to schedule your next victorious game session.

All chat features are now integrated into the Battlelog App Version 2.7.0. Chat will be available after you have restarted the Battlelog App.  If not, make sure you have the latest version (2.7.0) by going in to “Help & About” then “About” from the menu.

If you don’t already have the Battlelog App installed on your mobile device, go grab it now from the App Store or Google Play.

If you have any feedback regarding this update, let us know on the following forum thread!

Introducing ESL One Battlefield 4 Summer 2015 Season with Squad Obliteration

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The Summer 2015 season of ESL One Battlefield 4 is upon us, and with it come some changes to the tournament! The most major change to the tournament is the switch to a new Battlefield 4 Mode, Squad Obliteration.

Introducing Squad Obliteration

In Squad Obliteration, teams fight over control of a bomb that they can use to destroy their opponents M-COM stations. Each team has 3 M-COM stations which they will have to protect from their enemies. When a team loses two of their M-COM stations, they lose the match.

Squad Obliteration will force teams to take a more tactical approach to both the defense of their own base and the offensive play towards their objectives. We look forward to seeing how the teams adjust their playstyle in this new Mode.

The Final Clash at Gamescom

The ESL One Battlefield 4 Summer 2015 Season will have its big finale at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany in August! There, teams from America, Europe and Oceania will face off against each other for the title of ESL One Battlefield 4 champion and their share of the prize pool.

The Summer 2015 Season will kick off on the June 2nd. In the European region, the top six teams from the previous season are already qualified for the season cups. They will be joined by six teams which qualified through local qualification cups and four teams from the Major ladder which everyone is able to join. In the American and Oceanic regions, the seasonal cups are open to all teams.

Looking to take part in the ESL One Battlefield 4 Summer 2015 Season and earn your share of the €45,000 prize pool? Be sure to sign up at http://play.eslgaming.com/battlefield/pc

More information on the ESL One Battlefield 4 Summer 2015 Season can be found on http://www.esl-one.com/battlefield

For the latest news about ESL One Battlefield 4, be sure to follow ESL Battlefield on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ESLBattlefield or on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/ESLBattlefield.

The ESL One tournaments are organized and sponsored by Turtle Entertainment GmbH. Information on tournament rules and setup can be found on portal.eslgaming.com/battlefield/  and esl-one.com/battlefield/.

Spring Update Coming May 26

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Hot (cold?) on the heels of the Winter Update, we are back once again with a huge Battlefield 4 update. We are definitely not done with providing more awesome content. As previously mentioned, there are 5 new weapons incoming as well as a full weapons balance pass and the return of the party mode “Gun Master”, and what would an update be without some netcode improvements? There is of course a lot more that you will have the chance to read about once we publish the patch notes, so stay tuned for that.

The Spring Update will be deployed on Tuesday, May 26 across all platforms with the following downtimes:

 

  • PC: Multiplayer will be offline for 1h starting 08.00 UTC / 1.00 AM PDT.
  • Xbox One: Multiplayer will be offline for 1h starting 09.00 UTC / 2.00 AM PDT.
  • Xbox 360: Multiplayer will be offline for 1h starting 10.00 UTC / 3.00 AM PDT.
  • PS4: Multiplayer will be offline for 1h starting 11.00 UTC / 4.00 AM PDT.
  • PS3: Multiplayer will be offline for 1h starting 12.00 UTC / 5.00 AM PDT.

 

Patch notes will be posted here once the Spring Update is live. Be sure to check back once maintenance is complete.

Thank you for your patience and see you on the Battlefield!

 

Zodiac Community Mission: Taurus

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Fighting our way through the 12 star signs, it’s time for another thrilling Zodiac Community Mission. Taurus is up, and we’ve prepared a challenge worthy of this destructive beast.

Your mission? We want you to individually destroy 5 vehicles on any game mode or map in Battlefield 4. Do this by any means possible – C4, well-placed RPG shots, other vehicles, or why not the Engineer Class’s handy Repair Tool (yes, it can be used for destruction as well).

This mission is active between May 19th, 9AM PT and May 26th, 2AM PT.

Track the progress of your Community Mission here. You can also see how you’re doing if you bring up Battlelog from your in-game menu – just check the “Missions” tab (PC, PS4, and Xbox One only).

If you make enough vehicles go boom we’ll reward you with something truly awesome: the Taurus Zodiac Dog Tag. Before the mission ends on May 26th at 2AM PT, make sure to claim this on the Community Mission page or in the Battlelog menu that you can access while you’re in the game.

Good luck with the bullfight – and if you haven’t heard you’ll also earn double XP between May 18th, 9AM PT and May 25th, 2AM PT. It’s a perfect time to jump into the Battlefield altogether.

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New Weapons and Gun Master Mode Coming in Spring Update

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DICE continues to constantly improve Battlefield 4 to make the best gaming experience possible. In the Spring Patch (releasing late May for all platforms), we’ve listened to your feedback and gave you what you wanted – more guns!

Five new weapons

Some of the weapons are old fan favorites, others are picked based on their unique gameplay aspects. These are the five new weapons:

New fan favorite Assault Rifle
Picked based on its unique burst gameplay and massive fan desirability

New Carbine
A unique bullpup carbine with built-in vertical grip

New PDW
A unique PDW with built-in silencer

New Sidearm
Unique long range “sniper” sidearm using magnum rounds

New LMG
Magazine fed LMG, which with the new weapons balance, plays in between a belt-fed LMG and an AR – your “run and gun” LMG

 

Full weapons balance pass

In the Spring Patch, we have also revamped the damage, falloff and suppression model. With this pass, we’ve touched every single weapon in the game – and how they play.

Our goal has been to create distinct roles for the weapon classes, and award skill of the player through increased recoil and by bringing back the 2-bullet headshot!

A representation of our new damage, falloff and suppression model in Spring Patch

If you are interested in more details on what has been changed in relation to weapons, please visit our Community Test Environment subreddit (Open Weapon Balance wikipage).

 

Return of Gun Master

Next up, we are bringing back Gun Master game mode – which gained its popularity in Battlefield 3: Close Quarters.

Gun Master is played like a Team Deathmatch game. The twist is that you don’t get to choose the weapons used. You swap weapons every time you get two consecutive kills on an opponent and whoever is the first player to get a kill with the final weapon wins!

The mode will contain the following five presets with at most 18 different weapons in each:

Standard
This setup contains rifles, machine guns, shotguns and pistols and ends with the M9 bayonet

Classic
Classic rifles, machine guns, shotguns and pistols ending with a M9 bayonet

Pistol
In this preset you can only use different kind of pistols, ending with the survival knife

DLC
This mode will let you play with DLC weapons – including the Phantom bow

Troll
Seeing how Gun Master is a “party mode”, we had to make a silly weapon list too! This one starts out with ballistic shields (as weapons) and it’s downhill from there

 

PC Stability & Netcode Updates

Lastly, we set out to significantly improve client stability on all platforms and have applied fixes for the most frequently occurring crashes on each.

For PC crashes, we used the Battlefield 4 Community Test Environment to confirm our fixes. We focused on crashes and issues with the game client and server – not crashes related to outdated graphics drivers.

We urge all players to update their graphics driver to the latest stable versions, keeping overclocking to a minimum for the best results with Spring Patch.

 

Patch Notes

For details on what exactly has been improved in the Spring Patch, we’ll publish the full patch notes closer to release.

 

We hope to see you back on the Battlefield.

David Sirland
Live Producer

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