DICE unveils new Battlelog features for Battlefield 4

Battlefield-4Anyone who has played Battlefield 3 knows about Battlelog.  The social networking service has been the primary way players track stats, make friends, and find servers.  To coincide with the upcoming release of Battlefield 4, DICE is preparing Battlelog 2.0, and it looks pretty darned slick.  Read on for the details.

The new and improved Battlelog system was unveiled in a post on the official Battlelog forums.  While the service will still allow you to track stats, find servers, and otherwise dive into the turbulent waters of the Battlefield social scene, Battlelog 2.0 is being redesigned with an emphasis towards real time data.  Smartphones and tablets can now act as a second screen, giving you a tactical view of the battlefield.  Loadouts and be changed on the fly, and stats update as you’re playing.  So no more staring blankly at the screen as you wait to respawn.  You’ve got stats to track, my friend!

Battlelog will also keep closer tabs on your friends, but not in a creepy stalker-ish kind of way.  It will allow you to compare strengths and weaknesses amongst your friends, and set up custom challenges for them to compete in.  It’ll also feature geo-localized leaderboards, allowing you to see how much you suck in just your hometown, or the entire world.  Check out the nifty little trailer below to see the whole thing in action.

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It all looks very impressive, and even if it works half as good as they say it will, the new Battlelog will be a must-have accessory when Battlefield 4 launches this October 29th for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.  It’ll also be out for PS4 and Xbone whenever they decide to launch.

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Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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