'Battlefield 4' DLC, Update & Gameplay: 'Platoons Feature' to Release Today
Earlier this week, "Battlefield 4" developer EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE) announced through Battlelog that the Platoons feature of the game will be released "very soon". The new feature is available starting today, Feb. 27.
According to BF4Central, the new feature allows players to join different factions or platoons to make it easier for them to organize matches. It is also a social feature of the game that allows players to keep track of the stats of their group members and share information. Similar to the Platoon feature in "Battlefield 3", players can create their platoons using their Battlelog accounts.
Here are the specific features of Platoons according to another post on Battlelog:
- The ability to create and join a Platoon for up to 100 members.
- Basic Platoon management such as inviting, applying, and promoting/demoting members.
- A private and public Platoon feed, where you can communicate and coordinate.
- A Platoon emblem and tag that all members can easily apply.
- The ability to earn stats for your Platoon and rank it up, and see all the matches you played together.
The emblems are fully customizable and can be applied to in-game vehicles such as tanks and helicopters to show their team affiliations.
Gamespot reported that in order to join a platoon, gamers should have a "Battlefield 4" Premium membership, which costs $50. For those who want to create their own platoon, their character should be ranked 10 or higher.
The Platoon feature works on all consoles that the game was designed for. This means that a PC users can be in the same platoon with PlayStation 4 gamers.
DICE pointed out that the current version of Platoon will be subjected to modifications in the future depending in the gamers' feedbacks. The company said in a statement, "We will continue to work on the feature to refine and expand it, but now we will finally have the opportunity to see it in action and get some real-world feedback. Now is the time for all our players to tell us what they like, what they want improved, and what they want to see next."
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