New details on Battlelog for BF4
DICE has revealed a ton of new details on Battlelog for Battlefield 4. Battlelog will receive a complete overhaul in time for BF4, and will include plenty of new features, including BattleScreen, where players can use other devices for the minimap, geo-leaderboards with a new “Divisions” ranking section, and more. Read on for the full details.
In-game Battlelog overlay
In Battlefield 4, you can easily access Battlelog from within the game. As you have seen in the screenshots, there is a Battlelog button in the upper right corner of the HUD, which gives quick access to your online friends, your assignments, challenges from friends (called “Missions”), and more. The Battlelog overlay also gives information on your squad mates, where you can easily add them as friends, and more.
The new option also lets you join a different server while playing a game. You simply pull up the server list and click join on whichever server you want — no need to exit the game and go to Battlelog (on PC).
New Battlelog loadout and Battlescreen features
The loadout on Battlelog is now in real time — as soon as you change your loadout in a browser or on your mobile device, it’s automatically updated in-game. Players will be able to use the iOS and Android apps to change their loadouts as well.
The new BattleScreen feature adds a second screen experience to the game. Players can use their tablets and phones as the BattleScreen, which can be set as a minimap. PC players with a dual monitor support will be able to use the other monitor for the map, using the BattleScreen feature. All minimap and BattleScreen features are in real time, regardless of what screen/device is used.
New Geo-leaderboards and “divisions”
As discussed last month, players will be able to use the brand new Geo-Leaderboards in Battlefield 4 to compare themselves to other players in their country, or city, or even neighborhood.
Players will also be divided into Divisions, a feature taken from the FIFA series. There will be 10 divisions, 10 being the lowest one, and 1 being the highest one. Players might rank in the number 1 division in their city, but the number 3 division in the world, and so on. This will give players a better idea on how they stack up against other players in the world.
More detailed stats
Stats and battle reports will be more detailed in Battlefield 4, and the game will calculate the best player in the match from a number of different criteria, not just the score. There will be a number of smaller awards in addition to the “Top Player” award after each round. The Battlefield 4 stats feature will also be expanded and offer more detailed stats on almost every aspect of the game.