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Battlefield 4 Commander tablet app launches on November 19th

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The dedicated commander iOS and Android app launches three weeks after the game.

Battlefield 4 commander tablet
Battlefield 4 launches in less than two days, but it won’t be with all the promised features. At least when it comes to the new Commander mode. While players will be able to play as the Battlefield 4 Commander on PC and consoles, the dedicated tablet app will launch a few weeks later, on November 19th.

DICE confirmed that the app, which is a separate app from the Battlelog app, will launch on iOS and Android devices on November 19, roughly three weeks after the game is released. Players will be able to use the app to play as the Commander and lead a team, even if the actual match is taking pace on PC or consoles.



The Commander feature gives one player the role of leading their team in a match, and can help his team in various ways, from dropping supplies and vehicles, to UAV scans. The Commander can even launch Tomahawk missiles against enemy targets.

While the Commander app will be separate from the Battlelog app, there will be integration between the two apps. The regular Battlelog app is expected to receive an update as well.

Via Reddit.

96 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. dragelarve
    October 27th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    I certainly hope that using this app requires ownership of the original game, otherwise I fear a bunch of ignorant commanders without any understanding of the game – only playing it cause it’s free.

    • Phil
      October 27th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      I saw somewhere that you need to be rank 10 to be a commander. So I guess a bunch of ignorant commanders won’t happen.. but wait…

      • Antonio Rubio
        November 5th, 2013 at 4:08 am

        Of course that you have to own the game, there will be a cr code inside your basket ttlelog account to give access to commander option.

        • augusto
          November 10th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

          i have to be premium

    • alivingproof
      October 27th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      you need to log in your origin so you must own the game toi play…

      • iFreakNL
        October 28th, 2013 at 4:17 am

        You do not have to own a game to have an origin account…

        • Hezzelito
          November 5th, 2013 at 3:44 am

          but you do need to be rank 10 to play as commander

          so I guess it’s required to have the game.

      • tyler
        October 29th, 2013 at 9:54 am

        You have to have bf4 ativated on origin utilize the app.

    • Alberto8833
      November 14th, 2013 at 2:10 am

      to quote ;)

    • Henry
      November 16th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      Can’t wait for this commander app… by the way – its good to see everyone can actually spell and not use abbreviations… maybe there is still hope for this planet. good work all!

  2. N-Shifter
    October 27th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Doesn’t bother us Europeans going on the PS4 route, we’ll have everything available and the game will have been properly tested/patched by everyone else by the time we get to play it lol.

    • johnw
      November 1st, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Do be too optimisitc , if any of the other versions are to go by.

  3. Anonymous
    October 27th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Dang, no using commander on my college breaks just yet :|

    • Pat
      October 29th, 2013 at 11:20 am

      LoL just thought first chance for a nice 10 min break in my math course. Hope the Uni-Network is strong enought … I dont think Im the only one ;)

  4. Kris
    October 27th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    So windows 8 is the recommended requirement but they aren’t releasing the commander app for windows 8 tablets? Seems legit.

    • Professor X
      November 1st, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      I remember seeing a trailer of the commander mode and some girl was playing it on a windows 8 or RT tablet in a diner.

    • Matthew
      November 14th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      There is no reason for them to make the Commander App run on Windows 8… just install the game and you get the ‘full’ version of the Commander Application.

  5. BL
    October 27th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    no one here cares about windows 8 or europeans…its all about us in the USA and the majority on win 7.

    • johnw
      November 1st, 2013 at 9:07 am

      funny that Battlefield is a European game. If it wasnt for Europeans the U.S.A would still be stuck with COD

      • Yetskii
        November 1st, 2013 at 7:13 pm

        IF ti wasn’t for americans, dice would not exist

        • Ric
          November 2nd, 2013 at 3:50 pm

          Your comment, I like it. Destroyed in one sentence.

        • SnakeEyes
          November 2nd, 2013 at 7:20 pm

          Sorry, but that’s BS. DICE weren’t in any trouble, EA “just” bought them. Trust me, i work there..

        • Zobtzler
          November 5th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

          Wrong, DICE was created back in the nineties. Back then they were not owned by EA. EA bought DICE after the release of “Codename Eagle”.

        • James woods
          November 6th, 2013 at 7:52 am

          America was made up or European people and Immigrants,The only Real American is the American Indian F.A.C.T. Silly to argue about that lol

        • Plumb mcKenzie
          November 13th, 2013 at 7:58 am

          Best worst argument ever. It just goes to show that Moronic trolling jingoists know no creed, color, or nationality. I think we found something that can truly unite not only Europe and it’s former British colonies, but really all humanity. Thanks for reigniting my faith in the human race.

        • Plumb mcKenzie
          November 13th, 2013 at 8:01 am

          Sorry, ITS British colonies. Maybe I should rethink typing on my tablet when I am being condescending.

    • John
      November 3rd, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      Not all of them, i’m an American. the sad thing is that the vast majority of us don’t care if someones American or not. those of us that don’t care don’t comment. but the 1% crazy rednecks that are supper patriots are the ones that comment all the time. that’s why we Americans get such a bad reputation
      .

      • Blademaster0001
        November 4th, 2013 at 7:32 am

        ^^ its true

      • Steve
        November 5th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

        If there were MORE of the 1% crazy rednecks, The USA would not be heading down this destructive path that the Idiot Liberals are taking us. Redneck and PATRIOTIC people should unite and take a stand for what the USA used to stand for. Instead of all of this Politically correct BS.

        • Plumb mcKenzie
          November 13th, 2013 at 8:19 am

          Or stop to realize 19lize thatI can be a coy are the other side of the same coin ruining that country. Ah, the fringes; unwittingly working together to ruin political discourse for everyone else caught between the 2 extremes. Thanks for simplifying politics to a few key talking points that are seldom related to how a government is run. I’m glad no one will read this, because this is embarrassingly patronizing and self important on my part. Godamnit, I am worst of all.

          So, I November 19 is when I can play Commander mode on my tablet you say? Good to know.

  6. zap
    October 28th, 2013 at 12:23 am

    EA has sold 7.67 million copies of BF3 in North America,
    in the rest of the world 8.3 million. So yeah sure, EA/DICE
    will ONLY care about YOU in the U.S.

    • USA
      October 28th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      I am so very glad you agree… :)

    • Think about it
      October 31st, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      So you just gave us a statistic that shows almost half of the sales worldwide came from the US and that happens to be the country that your arguing against. Your not smart are you.

      • zap
        November 1st, 2013 at 5:13 am

        he said “no one here cares about windows 8 or europeans…” and that is just arrogant and not true.

        • Monster
          November 1st, 2013 at 6:03 pm

          Wait, so you switch your argument because you just argued on behalf of what you are trying to belittle and argue against? Awesome, bro.

      • Spongebob
        November 2nd, 2013 at 4:50 pm

        He wrote North America.
        You brilliant Americans seem to think, that the US is the only country within North America. Arrogant and unwise, dumbfu*k.

        • booga booga
          November 4th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

          Chocolate milk

  7. Ninja_オタク
    October 28th, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Oh yer because the USA is the best country in the world and hasn’t killed thousands of innocent people unlike all the peaceful European countries. I really don’t understand how people can be proud to be from the USA, when they are the reason for the majority of the worlds disasters.

    • Anvil92
      October 28th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      Peaceful lmao….

      Someone needs to look at the past 150 years. Yeah we made a few mistakes… But DAMN…we didn’t give birth to Hitler.

      • Stop Ignorance
        October 29th, 2013 at 7:31 am

        Plus if you look closer – Brits are the once who responsible for ugliest things in history (Including newest history).

        • Parkhog
          October 29th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

          Your right about some of the ugliest things in history, along with the other BIG European countries. But for all the Yanks Britain ruled the world once and that’s something the USA will never be able to say……..but the Chinese?? Well lets see?

          • David
            October 30th, 2013 at 9:07 am

            You guys ruled centuries ago before there was anything to rule….whooptifukindoda. Also Europeans seem to have forgotten why you are still free people. Yeah your welcome from the good ol’ USA!

          • john smith
            November 4th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

            The USA has an non-traditional empire. We only have military presence all over the world,without physically conquering them.

          • Henry
            November 16th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

            Lol America still think they are in charge… Too bad you have a 16 trillion dollar debt.
            I’ll stay here in economy rich Australia thanks.

      • zap
        November 1st, 2013 at 5:15 am

        “Yeah we made a few mistakes…”

        Seriously laughing out loud right now

        • Look at it from a netrual perspective
          November 20th, 2013 at 10:59 am

          do you guys know how hard it is to be the leader of a country?
          well no one knows except the the chosen individuals
          yeah sometimes they do dumb decisions.
          who cares about what nation you’re from or religion if any of you guys bring that up
          my teacher used to say history is teached to prevent the past from happening and take the good things with you in life
          we’re all human beings
          anyway who’s exited for being a commander!

    • Think about it
      October 31st, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Two things:

      1. You mean to tell me Japan has never killed innocent people? Take a look in the mirror.
      2. You can’t help that you where born in what ever country your where. Since most people take pride in their home country, then yes, people from the US will be proud of the US. Don’t be dumb.

      • Ernesto
        November 1st, 2013 at 6:46 pm

        Ignorant people take pride fromond home countries. But i do understand why its so important to keep USA as patriotic as possible. That country is so drawn apart that the only thing keeping it together is that pledge alleagance brainwash bs that starts from an early age.

        • killerloon
          November 5th, 2013 at 1:23 am

          Why is it only ignorant people call others names.

        • JackNoph
          November 16th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

          the pledge of allegiance was removed from school years ago….

      • Common Guys
        November 10th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

        Isn’t this a bf4 forum comment section why does everything need to be about politics…

      • BRITAIN RULES 4EVA!
        November 11th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

        The Un-United States of America slaughtered millions of innocent people in japan. The Americans think they are a great nation, even though their government can’t even run a country without destroying it first.

        • Justin
          November 14th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

          In case you’ve forgotten your history, it was Japan that attacked the US first, not the other way around.

    • Alex
      November 4th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      I love how the simple mention of the amount of sales of a game in a country decends into a war on who is the most patriotic. Just play the game.

    • killerloon
      November 5th, 2013 at 1:19 am

      Um I think you should probably go back and review European History just a tad bit more mate. You might want to start with, oh maybe the crusades and work your way up. I’m not really trying to defend America, I’m just saying that there’s no country free of blood shed.

    • war
      November 7th, 2013 at 8:40 am

      i agree we need to pull all our troops out of all others countrys and see how long they stay free , i my self think that giving other country milions of dollrs to protect them is not our job let you stand on your own two feet and see how long it last . go back intime you were taken over century after century buy dif people so please tell our goverment you don’t want us or our money please

      • BRITAIN RULES 4EVA!
        November 11th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

        Fine. We don’t want your money. Neither does the rest of the world if you insult them.

  8. Tyrane
    October 28th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Cut it. seriously. this isn’t the place for that kind of conversation

  9. SSbullfrog
    October 28th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I hope it will work on the galaxy note 8 inch!

  10. Reticent_Prophet
    October 28th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    They get everyone excited with these cool features like 64 player online and commander on tablets. You have to dig to find out that the current gen console don’t have 64 player online and the tablet isn’t released at launch. Kinda dissapointing but its still going to be a great game and is the main reason I’m upgrading to next gen

    • io922
      October 31st, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      They announced most of the current gen limitations as opposed to next gen at E3 along with the commander mode app delay. Not much digging is actually required.

  11. Chris
    October 29th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I have a Surface 2 Pro tablet. Will there be a windows app for this?

    • Alan
      November 1st, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Chris I also have the Surface Pro 2 tablet, and on that you can actually play Battlefield 4 on low settings, so you will be able to play commander in the normal way. I’m not sure if there will be a windows commander app. So all that means is that you will probably need to run the full game and use more battery, but you will have full functionality and can decide to go and join people on the battlefield as well :)

  12. Tim
    October 30th, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Will this work for regular phones as well?

    • Henry
      November 16th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      That’s what I am wondering too… Surely it’s playable on good android phones with large screens? Like a Sony Xperia z or ultra?

  13. AMAARE
    October 31st, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Idk if you have to buy (or free) the app. Need just an origin account (so this means people who didnt buy BF4 can play) which will only annoy the players) or actually have bought the game linked with the origin account.
    BTW USA was and IS created by Europe. Its just nowadays that USA is ruled by the military and big companies that turned the country in one big mess. The president Obama has no power anymore and with the spying on Europian people like the Germans which has been in the news USA is being really stupid and annoying now.

    • wrong
      October 31st, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      You need to be level 10 to play commander so obviously you need to own the game.

  14. Zeik
    October 31st, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    A player must have reached rank 10 in Battlefield 4 to play as a commander which is at least a couple hours of gameplay.

  15. Sabbats martyr
    October 31st, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    We are free as the us of a decided hitler was a big threat so it was in the best interests to help us beat him and the good old USA are guilty of starting wars under the pretence of looking for wmds and let’s not forget wounded knee and little big horn but then I doubt that’s in the us history books

    • Think about it
      October 31st, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      They ARE in the history books thank you very much. And you can’t hold the current generation responsible for something that happened over a hundred years ago. Oh and since your apparently a big history scholar then you should know that the US originally practiced isolationism until eastern conflicts arose in the western hemisphere (WW1: the Zimmermann telegraph, WW2: Peral Harbor). Only after that did the US truly get involved in other countries affairs. But you already knew that… didn’t you?

      • Sabbats martyr
        November 1st, 2013 at 1:18 am

        Why it seems half the people on here are doing just that and for the record the us got involved in ww1 as they stood to make a lot of cash selling ammo and what not to practily the whole of Europe

  16. grifter2420
    October 31st, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    People really don’t know their history. Such a shame. Thank hitlers paranoia of the russians and his stupid decision to try and fight wars on both sides. Trying to attack the USSR with the Winter coming.

  17. Maxore12
    November 2nd, 2013 at 12:06 am

    CANT WAIT

  18. Mr. Peacemaker
    November 2nd, 2013 at 1:09 am

    STOP ARGUING! The person that said nobody cares about Europe and such is and can be dismissed as a troll. The point Mr Statistic was making is less than half the worldwide sales on BF are in the US so clearly EA/DICE care.
    Stop fighting about this, it’s racist and idiotic. Move on.

  19. rudecub
    November 2nd, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Is there going to be support for current-Gen phones such as the galaxy s4 because this would really give me a great way to rank up while I’m in study hall. And cut the bullshit with whose country is the worst. It is the finest argument ever, especially to have stemmed over why a later game release date in Europe is better. Damn.

  20. Johannes
    November 3rd, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Why are u even arguing of who did what and when? The message was that the commander app was released, so what’s the problem?!

  21. Concerned Canadian ;)
    November 3rd, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I think you need to stop fighting about which country is better or worse every country has it good and bad points this a discussion about battlefield 4 not what country has done better or worse things

  22. Austrlia
    November 3rd, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Australia is the best! Yaaarrrg 0_0$$$

    • Henry
      November 16th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      Agreed! Best beaches, babes and relaxed atmosphere.

  23. Jon
    November 4th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Hey does anyone know if this app is for the IPad?

  24. Dalton
    November 5th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    i was playing last weekend and there were multiple times where the screen said “commander is online” in games, do some people have the app already or are they testing it at EA?

    • roghah
      November 6th, 2013 at 6:41 am

      No they dont use the app. They play commander mode trhough pc

      • Henry
        November 16th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

        You can also play through ps3 and Xbox… But you have to be level 10 or higher. And only one commander per team.

  25. muntty
    November 6th, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Guys this argument is daft, we are o to discuss a game not start another bloody war lol. and truth be told I enjoyed reading most of it, becaise like always, half facts and figaments to win is what breed ignorance. Those who are on to troll, go research (not wiki or youtube) and start your own forum to debate/argue. anyone who actually spent time researching history would not be on here talking shit. only a few people had facts. PLEASE calm down and get back to the reason we came on here or fuk off.

  26. Anyway.. back to the topic..
    November 6th, 2013 at 7:04 am

    I hope this works on my galaxy note 3

  27. Tobuscus
    November 7th, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Usa dominated Europe In the showdown tho… lol

    • Homer
      November 11th, 2013 at 8:08 am

      sure… americans have awesome skills when it comes to killing innocent people. thats why everybody like them so much.

      …wait.

  28. dronex
    November 11th, 2013 at 7:00 am

    hope i can play it without havin pg bf 4 cuz im buying bf 4 next year but wanna play the Commander mode now…

  29. DUDE GUYS...
    November 13th, 2013 at 12:50 am

    It’s funny how these people argue and yet they are using wrong punctuation/ grammar. Example from the comments above: “Your not smart are you”. It’s “You’re” not “Your”!!! Nothing peeves me more than when people make these easy mistakes! Go back to school!

    • Plumb mcKenzie
      November 13th, 2013 at 8:37 am

      You have to consider that many are now typing on tablets or phones where the word completion and autocorrect can work against them. SwiftKey on my tablet will always fix “its” to “it’s” unless I remember to hit one of the secondary buttons, and being the lazy prick that I am, never catch it because that would require proofreading. If I never bothered to do it in university, I am certainly not going to muster the drive to do it on random comment sections of a site I came to after googling “bf4 commander mode tablet release” I am just doing this r
      to waste time while waiting for for Burial at Sea to download.

  30. HAHAHA Pathetic..
    November 13th, 2013 at 5:12 am

    How can you blame a whole country for something that just a plenty of people with great power has decided?

    You can’t just blame every American for that, haha i’m laughing so hard right now, u made my day!

    US <3

  31. Pavel
    November 14th, 2013 at 2:03 am

    And no app for Windows Phone 8? Bad.. (

  32. Iconix
    November 14th, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Now if I buy the game and with the home xbox live thing, can my wife rank up to lvl 10 and play commander while I’m playing a soldier in the same game?

  33. Battlefield Widow
    November 14th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Hi, hoping to find a bit of advice please. My bf I has been bleating on about this commander mode for a few months now. So much so that I am thinking of buying him a tablet for Christmas so he can still play but I might actually see him in the evening. Can you help me and recommend the best one to buy, or the best specs too look out for. Thanks

  34. GOTfRAGZ
    November 15th, 2013 at 3:19 am

    The new samsung galaxy note 3 10.1 2014 edition is the most powerful tablet available, the nexus 7 are also a great little tablet

  35. Larg234
    November 19th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Hi,
    I got the app! But as for some reason I cant sign into my origin app. My username and Password are fine do I need to do something to my ipad?

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