Here is a first hand look at some of the next Battlelog updates DICE are working hard on. There’s a lot more happening, but the following updates are some of the highlights I want to share with you today.
Battlefield 4: Upcoming Battlelog Updates
MARCH 25TH UPDATE
On Tuesday the 25th of March, alongside the release of Naval Strike for Premium members, you will see a brand new background image on Battlelog. Not only is it beautiful as an image; it’s also a background video, and with the nice soothing waves, it has an incredible impact on the Battlelog experience.
We’re also introducing a lot of new features for the mobile app. First, we are now introducing Privacy settings in the mobile app, so you can see and edit your settings, such as invisible mode/presence, whether you have friend requests turned on or off, and different sharing levels for e.g. your stats.
Privacy Settings in the mobile app
It will now also be possible to look at all your unlocked and locked soldier portraits in the app, and select a new soldier portrait to be displayed.
Soldier Portraits in the mobile app
We are also working a lot on adding emblems to the mobile Battlelog experience. While it won’t be in the next release, expect to see the emblem editor on mobile sometime in the future, but in the next release, we will add the possibility to look at your emblem gallery and easily set a new active emblem.
Emblem gallery in the mobile app
And last, but certainly not least: we are adding Battlepacks to mobile! In this first version, you will be able to see all the previously opened Battlepacks, view those you have yet to open, and of course be able to open them. We feel this is a great addition, so you can check out new Battlepacks on the run and open them wherever you are.
Battlepacks in the mobile app.
So a ton of great stuff coming with the release on Tuesday, alongside a lot of various fixes and improvements (we’ll post a full changelog on the day of the release). But there is a chance that our release after that – on April 8th – will be even better!
APRIL 8TH UPDATE
While changes may still occur, we are looking at two major additions to Battlelog.
Platoons will receive its first significant update (internally we call it Platoons v1.1), where the primary goal is to make it easier for Platoon members to play together. There’s a couple of things we’re adding to Platoons, but the most significant will without doubt be the ability to see where your Platoon members are playing right now!
On the Platoons home page, you will see a small notice bar when Platoon members are playing (e.g. “4 members are playing”), and clicking that will take you to the new Servers tab, where you will see all the servers your fellow Platoon members are playing on, of course grouped and sorted so the server with the most Platoon members on it is shown in the top.
Platoon Servers tab
2) Loadout Presets
It’s finally happening! The feature has been under a few revisions since we first talked about it in January, but we now hope to release it on April 8th. In this version, you will be able to save presets for your kits and vehicles in a very simple way; just click the dropdown, choose a few slot and give it a name. Once applied, your kit or vehicle will be take the name of your preset! And you do the same to apply a preset; just click to see the dropdown and select a used slot to apply that preset.
Loadout Kit Presets