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.
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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.