New Battlefield 4 Platoons Update Makes It Easier to Play Together, Patch Notes

Battlefield 4 developer DICE is making a few improvements to the game’s Platoon feature, implemented last February.

It should now be easier to find each other, as the studio has introduced a new tab under the Platoons menu on the Battlelog that allows you to see all the servers your Platoon members are currently playing on. From there, it’s pretty easy to jump in and tag along.

DICE has also increased the member capacity of Platoons, depending on the leader’s current rank. Once you’ve reached rank 5, the member cap is 150. Upon reaching rank 10, the cap increased to 200.

Here is the full changelog outlining all of the improvements and tweaks:

Announcements

  • A silent update for the Battlelog mobile app will follow later today or tomorrow, bringing support for e.g. Loadout Presets in the mobile app. Stay tuned for the mobile changelog.

Features & Improvements

  • Loadout Presets: Create your very own Kit and Vehicle presets in Loadout, and quickly apply a previously created Preset.
  • Platoons 1.1: we have now released the first big update to Platoon, including features such as:
    • Be able to see where your Platoon members are playing in the new servers tab
    • You can now increase the member cap to 150 by reaching rank 5 and 200 by reaching rank 10
    • Automatically subscribe to all Platoon wall posts and comments, so you won’t miss a thing
    • Once rented servers become available, Platoon leaders can choose to promote their servers for their Platoon
    • More information is now shown for each Platoon member on the Members page
    • A lot of smaller improvements and fixes
  • The Leaderboards tile on Home now shows your best or favorited leaderboard
  • New styling for the Premium tile on Home
  • Better support for Carrier Assault in Live Scoreboard
  • The “Personal Details” privacy setting now also controls for whom the “Playing” box on your profile page is shown
  • UTC indicator now added to the time selector in Settings

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where some Mission Dog Tags didn’t unlock after meeting the requirement (to trigger the unlock, please play the specific Mission once again)
  • Soldiers that have reached max rank now has the experience progress bar and score more correctly displayed
  • Items that are unlocked with Kit Shortcuts are no longer suggested in Suggestions
  • Items that are unlocked with Kit Shortcuts now show up more correctly on the Unlocks pages
  • Fixed an issue where Service Stars wasn’t shown for items that had been unlocked with Kit Shortcuts
  • Better fix for the duplicated UCAV in Stats -> Vehicles, so the kills are not counted twice
  • Fixes for for some unlock criteria and expansion pack icons showing incorrectly in Loadout
  • The newly added Soldier Portraits are now shown in opened Battlepacks
  • Unlock criteria are now shown correctly on the Unlocks -> Weapons page
  • Fixed an issue with the Battlelog Plugin, which didn’t always made the plugin auto-update
  • Fixed an issue where upcoming Rank Battlepacks had incorrect progress bars on the Battlepacks page
  • Fixed an issue in Battle Reports, where the correct ribbons weren’t always shown in Awards & Unlocks
  • Various tweaks for Battle Reports to better support longer and localized texts
  • Fixed an issue in the Medal of Honor Warfighter section where some images, like ribbons, didn’t display
  • Fixed an issue in the Medal of Honor Warfighter section, where some page tabs for Xbox 360 soldiers didn’t work correctly
  • Various minor fixes and tweaks
  • Katana67

    Great, can they fix the in-game bug of Assignments repeating even after I’ve already completed them?

    • MeisseN

      Yeah. It always shows Multi-talent (which unlocks MTAR) progression and I’ve got like 500 kills with this weapon already. That’s one of the 10,000 downsides of using the browser to launch the game client from the software (Origin)

    • Grif

      Is it possible to repeat the challenge every game and rack up a bunch of XP?

      • thatoneguy

        I don’t believe so, I’ve completed the Second Assault atop the tower with sniper kills ~30 times but only got xp for the initial time.

        • Grif

          Ah ok, I wonder why the assignment still pops up uncompleted even though the game knows you’ve completed it and won’t give you the XP.

          • thatoneguy

            Just a minor bug, battlelog server in game not recognizing it being completed.

  • MegaMan3k

    Still harder than it should be.

  • BillyHoWCR

    Still haven’t fixed the poor FPS controls on Xbox 360…? Then count me out. Call me if they ever get their act together.

    • Grif

      Well, your playing on a 360, you shouldn’t expect 60 FPS on the last-gen consoles.

      • BillyHoWCR

        FPS = ‘First Person Shooter’. Not ‘Frames Per Second’. Why would you think I was referring to frame count when talking about controls? I am talking about how poorly the game controller is setup for First Person Shooter on the Xbox 360.

        • Paul Thomas

          Actually FPS can mean both and in your previous post it wasn’t really clear which you were talking about.

          • BillyHoWCR

            Obviously I know it can mean both. As I posted both definitions. But it was clearly not about Frames Per Second if I was talking about controls. Neither was it ‘Federal Protective Service’, ‘Foot-pound-second’, nor ‘Focal-plane shutter’. And usually frames per second is “fps” in lower case not upper case. Tell me more.

        • Grif

          Oh wow my mistake, didn’t read your whole comment.

          • BillyHoWCR

            No issues.

  • xHDx

    I’m not sure if I made the wrong decision purchasing premium. The servers for Naval strike are kind of a joke. The lag, most of the time, makes it unplayable.

  • Soldier

    too little too late dice, it’s fucking april

  • BoodaBooth

    Nice to see lots of bugs getting an fix :) If someone wants to grab free premium or just the game to enjoy BF4 check out http://www.battlefield4exclusive.com

  • T-51B

    Still no Squads.

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