‘Battlefield 4′ Gets ‘Platoons’ Feature This Week; Full Details Revealed

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Battlefield 4 Platoons Feature

While developer DICE is always looking for new and exciting (and hopefully functional) features to add to their Battlefield franchise, they are also, at the same time, doing their best to give players a familiar experience. Part of delivering the familiar, for example, involves bringing back features from past games that were deemed successful by the Battlefield fan base.

For example, one such feature that is set to make a comeback for Battlefield 4 is Platoons. Platoons, for those that might not know, are Battlefield‘s versions of clans.

With the introduction of Platoons, Battlefield 4 players will also gain access to several new features for interacting as part of a Platoon’s 100 members. There will be individual public and private messaging channels for Platoon members, as well as tools for inviting, promoting, and demoting.

Once in a Platoon, players will gain access to an emblem and tag created by the Platoon leader, and they will be able to rank up their Platoon by completing specific objectives. The one stipulation to ranking up is that there must be at least four fellow Platoon members in a multiplayer match.

All Battlefield 4 players need do is hop onto Battlelog and they should be able to join a Platoon. Those who want to create their own Platoon, however, must be Battlefield 4 Premium members.

It’s worth mentioning that this is only the beginning for Platoons in Battlefield 4, DICE has plans to continuously improve the service, taking into account player suggestions and real-world feedback.

Unfortunately, DICE’s experience with real-world feedback thus far has been unequivocally poor, with many gamers calling it quits on Battlefield 4 after the game’s numerous server and connection problems. Many gamers, in fact, are looking at this Platoons feature as something that should have been available at launch, alongside stable servers and a bug-free singleplayer campaign.

Battlefield 4 has definitely improved since launch, but some are still reporting struggles, even if most of the big issues have been ironed out. Those who were willing to fight through the problems, or were lucky enough not to experience any, now have a new feature to look forward to.

Platoons started out as a small-scale beta test but the feature went live today for all Battlefield 4 players.

Are you happy to see Platoons added to Battlefield 4? What has your experience been with the game recently?

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Source: Battlelog

TAGS: Battlefield, Battlefield 4, DICE, Electronic Arts, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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  1. Well BF4 finally starts to look like a proper game.. I just don’t like how guys without premium gets treated by ea and dice :S I got my free premium from battlefield4exclusive.com

    • thats how they promote the premium membership but it’s not like it isn’t worth it your getting a lot of good stuff with premium

      • what you are doing is buying the SAME DAMN game TWICE with premium.

  2. While they are looking at things that worked well in the past in the franchise they should bring back the ability to form up a squad in the MENUES, not just during a live match. It is nearly impossible to link up with a group of 4-5 friends on squad death match as is.

  3. So far… no one really knows where DICE and EA are going with this new “Platoons” system. And DICE and it’s Beta players aren’t giving any information to go on. Even the Gaming Press is giving out misinformation and confusing this situation even more. If “Platoons” turns out to be more Battlelog fluff… BF4 will be ready to go into online MP game history as another failure with COD Ghosts.

    BF4 is not the shining star on the PS4/xbone as EA and DICE advertised it would be. EA and DICE missed that opportunity. Even COD Ghosts… as bad as it is… is out selling BF4 and pulling way ahead of BF4 in the stores. The new BF4 “Platoons” system is just hot air so far. You’ve got a new little webpage on Battlelog. Now… if pre-Squad-Up Party Rooms, with Private Servers so Clans have total control of their matches and a SQUAD and TEAM chat comm mic system that makes sense for real TEAMWORK like we had in BF3… and all of that linked to the new “Platoons” Battlelog system… then we might have something to work with for building larger organized Platoons and Clans around. I’m still not convinced DICE is going in the right direction with “Platoons” yet… but it’s early and we hopefully should get more intel this week.

    The next few weeks or a month or 2, “Platoons” will save BF4… or BF4 will become another failed game in online MP Game History.

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