Developer DICE is rolling out a new beta program that will allow Battlefield 4 users on console to squad up before joining multiplayer match.
“Squad Join Beta” allows users to set up squads of 5 before entering into a multiplayer server, a heavily requested feature since the launch of Battlefield 4. It was originally included as a way to squad-up before matches in Battlefield 3, but was removed in its sequel because DICE did not feel it “was on par with the quality that [they] wanted to offer [their] players.”
The new feature is rolling out now on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 versions of Battlefield 4. DICE writes on the Battlelog:
Connecting and playing with your friends has always been a central aspect of the Battlefield multiplayer experience. To help make this easier, we are now releasing Squad Join Beta for Battlefield 4. This is something we know our fans have been asking for – and something we wish we could have provided at launch – so we are now happy to present the first iteration of Squad Join.
The studio adds that “Squad Join Beta is the first iteration of the feature. We will continue to add features and tweaks based on your feedback and comments, and are aiming to release the next version of Squad Join when Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth arrives this summer.”
You can watch the new tutorial video above.