Announcing the Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month

DICE General Manager Karl Magnus Troedsson thanks all Battlefield 4 players with a month of giveaways.

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To thank you for your dedication and support, I’d like to announce the Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month. Starting on Saturday, February 1, DICE is saying THANK YOU to all players by hosting a month filled with fun community missions and daily giveaways that you get just for jumping into a match.

We appreciate all of the great feedback you continue to provide about all aspects of Battlefield 4. We take this very seriously, and hearing directly from you has helped to make the experience better. The latest information on our game updates can always be found in the BF4 Control Room, including a few new additions that I’m pleased to say are coming soon. First, we are further improving a number of items commonly referred to as “netcode”. This will tighten the overall multiplayer experience, and we will be able to share these items with you in detail soon. In February, we’re also re-introducing the fan favorite feature Platoons in its first iteration. In this added social layer, you can team up with your friends to create your own social space and accumulate stats together. We’re also working on other feature additions that you’ve been asking for – stay tuned for more.

Now, let me walk you through some of the initiatives that we will be launching during Player Appreciation Month. We will have more announcements to make in the upcoming weeks, but below are some of the highlights.

BF4 Battlepacks
A Battlepack a Day
Every day that you log into the game in February, you’ll receive a Bronze or Silver Battlepack. For those of you who haven’t started opening your earned packs yet, these Battlepacks contain bonuses like XP Boosts and soldier camos. Normally, it would take approximately 30 hours gameplay to earn that many packs. Every day that you log a multiplayer game during the month of February, you will receive a new Battlepack. During weekdays, these will be Bronze, and during Saturdays and Sundays we will give away Silver Battlepacks. Remember to activate your earned XP boosts in the in-game menu to accelerate your progress.

ShortcutsShortcut Bundles
We are preparing two shortcut bundles for Battlefield 4 that we will make available for download at no cost during the Player Appreciation Month. These voluntary shortcut bundles will unlock all grenades and handguns for Battlefield 4 (the base game) so you can make up for lost time. Or if you’re new to the game, they will help you catch up with players who have been on the Battlefield since launch. We will get back to you with more details once we have set release dates for these items.

For all of our Battlefield 4 Premium users, we’re adding two additional weapon shortcuts, unlocking DMR’s and shotguns. That way, if you like, you can quickly get your hands on a large portion of the weapons available in Battlefield 4.

Double XP Weekend
During the Player Appreciation Month, we’ll be running a double XP weekend for all players. If you’re one of our many Battlefield 4 Premium members, you’ll also get an additional double XP weekend during the Player Appreciation Month as an added bonus.

Community Missions
You will be able to participate in global DICE Community Missions where you will work together to unlock Gold Battlepacks. During the first of these Community-wide challenges, we will ask you to grab a set number of dog tags during a specified time. More details on this first Community Mission in Battlefield 4 to follow.

DICE Developer Talks
Increased developer interaction and transparency on how we work is frequently requested from our fans. During Player Appreciation Month, we will host a number of interviews with some of the core developers of Battlefield 4. In these interviews, you can ask them about their line of work, the effort they’ve put into Battlefield 4, or in the case of our core gameplay designer, what the balancing process of Battlefield 4 looks like. We will announce the dates and channels for these developer interviews as the Player Appreciation Month kicks off.

We’re going to have more information available on each of the Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month activities throughout February. Check back here for those details.

If you are currently playing Battlefield 4, we hope you enjoy this month-long community appreciation. If you haven’t played in a little while, it’s a great time to get back in the game. Whoever you are, we appreciate the time you spend with Battlefield 4, we thank you for your support and we hope to keep hearing from you on the Battlefield 4 forums on Battlelog. Here’s to a great 2014!

Karl Magnus Troedsson, DICE VP & GM

 

THIS OFFER IS BEING ISSUED TO YOU FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CREDIT, CHARGE, DEBIT OR GIFT CARD. BATTLEFIELD 4 PLAYER APPRECIATION MONTH IS FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2014 THROUGH MARCH 06, 2014 (“PROMOTION PERIOD”). REQUIRES BATTLEFIELD 4 (“PRODUCT”) ON APPLICABLE PLATFORM AND INTERNET CONNECTION TO ACCESS IN-GAME CONTENT. PC VERSION OF PRODUCT ALSO REQUIRES ORIGIN ACCOUNT, ACCEPTANCE OF THE ORIGIN END USER AGREEMENT AND INSTALLATION OF THE ORIGIN CLIENT SOFTWARE (WWW.ORIGIN.COM/ABOUT). YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER. BRONZE OR SILVER BATTLEPACKS ARE OFFERED DAILY DURING THE PROMOTION PERIOD FROM 12PM GMT/4AM PST TO 11:59AM GMT/3:59 AM PST THE NEXT DAY AND ARE AUTOMATICALLY ENTITLED WHEN YOU LOG INTO PRODUCT DURING THE DAILY TIME PERIOD. SHORTCUT BUNDLES ARE OFFERED FOR A WEEK-LONG PERIOD AND REQUIRE DOWNLOAD FROM EITHER WWW.ORIGIN.COM (FOR PC) OR HTTP://MARKETPLACE.XBOX.COM/ AND HTTPS://STORE.SONYENTERTAINMENTNETWORK.COM (FOR APPLICABLE CONSOLE VERSIONS) DURING THAT WEEKLY PERIOD. EA ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF SERVICE ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.EA.COM. SEE APPLICABLE END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT AND DISCLOSURES ON WWW.EA.COM/1/PRODUCT-EULAS. VALID WHEREVER BATTLEFIELD 4 IS OFFERED. MUST BE 13+. CODE MAY NOT BE SUBSTITUTED, EXCHANGED, SOLD OR REDEEMED FOR CASH OR OTHER GOODS OR SERVICES. MAY NOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER, GIFT CARD, REBATE OR DISCOUNT COUPON. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED, TAXED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

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  • CaffineBandit 03.23.14 at 05:15

    Eh, I bought it preorder, and quit playing when I got prompted to BUY China rising.

    They have my Name, Address, phone, email, game key and they can’t credit my account for what they promised me.

    Why should I have to research on how to get something I’ve paid for? Totally Burned Out on how to get a PREMIUM GAME to run decent with NO SUPPORT from the Creators. Not even a SERVER. Not 1. RIP.

  • Psych0ticChaos 02.26.14 at 13:52

    You got what you paid for, maybe next time don’t buy a game that just came out and wait for others to review it, then think about buying it.
    EA got their money from you, they will do the same thing every time unless everyone stops buying the game when it just comes out, maybe next time think before buying…

    Think about it from their standpoint, they will release the game as soon as possible to get more money and to compete with COD, they did this because of past experience with people who bought BF3 early (for example). They did this because they knew people are stupid enough to not do their research ahead of time.

    Maybe you should have all done your research and quite complaining, yes it’s sad you wasted money on a near broken game, but you didn’t do your research before hand, so stop complaining and take the loss and wait for the fixes.
    You know what they say “Good Things come to those who are Patient”, for you people that bought the game too fast without research and those who are whining about getting their fixes.
    Whine to me if you want, but at least process what i said first.

    • Sk8er4LifeMD 02.26.14 at 20:35

      Did you buy the product? If so, your point collapses on itself as you are pretty much calling yourself an idiot…

      If you didn’t buy this game, GTFO! Go be a troll on some other website!

  • Semper_ebrius 02.23.14 at 14:07

    If you appreciate us. Fix the fucking game. On PC if if there is a queue, you will not be able to play as you always get an error message asking you to close the game in task manager. Seriously. Don’t ask us about balancing or sound or graphics as you should be concentrating of fixing bugs like this. I really hope that your share holder fire the dumb fuck in charge of BF4 development. I am so disappointed with BF4 it is beyond belief. I sure as fuck will not be wasting money on your next joke of a project.

    • FlightsHD 02.26.14 at 17:14

      honestly are you one of those people who just bitch? Its such an easy fix but you are just clearly that stupid.
      1. all you have to do when it says please close BF4 down in Task Manager is wait. Simply wait and it will just start to connect and so and so forth.
      But since you’re sitting here giving Dice and EA all this shit, complaining about how much the games broken when you just have to find a way around it.

  • lovetobeme 02.19.14 at 21:38

    I don’t get the DMR´s i just got the pistols and i have premium. Iám playing on pc and i have bf4 to ps3 with premium. I got the dmr´s on ps3 but not on pc fix it pls

  • Boonzie 02.19.14 at 11:37

    I’m not getting the battlepacks daily… It seems broken :(

  • cowsandchickens 02.18.14 at 18:13

    “For all of our Battlefield 4 Premium users, we’re adding two additional weapon shortcuts, unlocking DMR’s and shotguns. That way, if you like, you can quickly get your hands on a large portion of the weapons available in Battlefield 4.”

    8 days of the month already gone by and this still isn’t out.

  • LEER0Y_x_JENKINZ 02.17.14 at 20:59

    is this happening to anyone else. I start shooting a guy, he turns kills me he runs away with zero health LOL wtf while I admit im not the greatest at the I can’t help but wonder WTF because it happens so much I dont care that I kinda suck lol but the zero health whats up with that anyone know?

    • xMadblunts707x 02.25.14 at 06:19

      Fuck yea bro. Happens every single game I play. I’m spraying a dude with bullets he turns around and kills me and runs off. Dudes kill can screen shows 0 health. Fucking ridiculous. Every match that shit happens. How hard is it to get that shit right? They need to fix this game still

  • Doc-manhatan10 02.17.14 at 20:46

    “First, we are further improving a number of items commonly referred to as “netcode”. This will tighten the overall multiplayer experience, and we will be able to share these items with you in detail soon.”

    We are still waiting…

  • Metmask 02.17.14 at 14:33

    when can we download the shortcuts feb is nearly over

  • Meyer4321 02.16.14 at 21:48

    man kann die Shortcut Bundles garnicht runterladen auf der Ps4!
    oder kann mir einer sagen wie ?

  • T-Smuggs 02.16.14 at 16:12

    I have logged on every day except 1 this month and only a couple times did I get a battlepack for playing a multiplayer game. Also only one weekend gave me 100% bonus xp, last weekend. This one is giving no extra. =/

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