Use a second monitor as mini-map in Battlefield 4
Last week DICE revealed a brand new Battlelog for Battlefield 4 via a new trailer. And in that trailer, it was revealed that console gamers could use their tablets for a secondary screen experience. An iPad was shown to be running a minimap while the main game was in progress on the TV. However, there was no news of a similar battlefield 4 feature for PC gamers.
But PC gamers running a dual monitor setup will be able to use the secondary monitor as a minimap and “Battlescreen”, which includes the minimap and other details about the game. In fact you’ll be able to use any second screen on your network as a minimap. For example, you can use your laptop for the minimap while playing the game on your main PC.
While it hasn’t been confirmed yet, it’s likely possible that tablets such as iPads will also be usable as minimaps and Battlescreens for PC gamers. DICE is fully embracing the second screen gameplay experience, with the Battlefield 4 Commander feature being playable entirely on an iPad, while other players on the team are using PCs (or consoles).
But we’re glad that we can finally use our second monitors in Battlefield 4 — it’s been too long where developers never took real advantage of dual monitor setups in games.