Inside Battlefield 4: Platoons are now Live

Soon, fans of Battlefield 4 will be able to come together as one persistent unit and show the world where they belong. Rolling out starting February 27 as part of the Player Appreciation Month, the first iteration of Platoons is coming to Battlefield 4.

UPDATE:
Platoons are now available for all Battlelog users. You will find it in the Soldier dropdown menu on Battlelog, as well as on a new tile on Home. Leave feedback for Platoons in this Battlelog forum thread. Furthermore, you can now recruit members, or find the Platoon for you, on the Battlelog Forum under “Platoons”.

Show the World Where You Belong

Platoons in Battlefield 4 is a way for you and your friends to get together, organize yourselves, communicate, and fight together to improve your Platoon. Whether you want to share experiences in a more private space, or show the world who has the most skilled, most awesome Battlefield 4 team around, Platoons is the way to go.

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Platoons in a Nutshell

So what can you expect when Platoons launches during this and next week? Let’s look at the main features you will have access to in the first iteration of Platoons:

• The ability to create and join a Platoon for up to 100 members.
• Basic Platoon management such as inviting, applying, and promoting/demoting members.
• A private and public Platoon feed, where you can communicate and coordinate.
• A Platoon emblem and tag that all members can easily apply.
• The ability to earn stats for your Platoon and rank it up, and see all the matches you played together.

Our goal is to make it both fun and easy for you to get organized and be part of the best Battlefield 4 Platoon ever created. Whether you want to discuss your past games and plan the next, or get competitive and see who your Platoon is up against, the feature will be as powerful and intuitive as possible.

Make Your Platoon Stand Out

There will be several different customization options for your Platoon. Apart from setting a Platoon name and 4-character tag, you will of course also be able to design your very own Platoon emblem, which all members can easily use as their own. If the emblem gets updated, for example, you don’t need to worry; the changes will automatically be applied and your Platoon tag and emblem will without extra effort follow you in-game. Besides that, you can write a presentation text for your Platoon and set the address for your website, if your Platoon has one.

Earn Stats for your Platoon and Rank Up

Platoons for Battlefield 4 also feature a brand new progression and stats system. In order to earn stats, four players from the same active Platoon must play together in the same round of Battlefield 4, and then your core stats will be either averaged or accumulated and applied to the Platoon. Best of all, you will earn score for your Platoon, so you can rank it up (initially, ranks 1-10 will be available, with more ranks to come). Other stats such as Kill/Death Ratio, Score per Minute, and Skill will also be shown for your Platoon.

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Discuss your Matches and Have Fun in the Feed

The core way to communicate within your Platoon is through the feed, which has both a public and a private section. In the public section, you can allow anyone to leave a message, whereas the private area is for members only. All messages can be commented on, leaders will be able to sticky messages to the top of the feed, and perhaps best of all, you can subscribe to messages, so that every time someone comments on it, you will receive a notification, so you can return to follow up.

Rolling out on February 27

We will begin to open up for Platoons on Battlelog on February 27, with some players getting access slightly before others in order to ensure proper feature stability. When it is launched during this week and next, everyone will be able to join a Platoon, but until March 13, Battlefield 4 Premium and a soldier with at least rank 10 will be required to create your own Platoon. The system is also completely platform agnostic, so anyone can join a Platoon no matter where they play Battlefield 4.

It is important for us to clarify that this is the first iteration of Platoons. We will continue to work on the feature to refine and expand it, but now we will finally have the opportunity to see it in action and get some real-world feedback. Now is the time for all our players to tell us what they like, what they want improved, and what they want to see next.

Don’t hesitate to tell us what you expect from the upcoming feature, and what can be improved once it’s live. We appreciate your questions and feedback!

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  • login5 D50 03.18.14 at 01:26

    I know this has nothing to do with platoons but can dice put the DMR’s damage like it was in bf3 cuz 1 shot to the head should kill someone.You might of changed the damage because you added more bullets in the mag, you probably thought i will be too op but they are weak and nobady uses them so plz can you change the damage

  • GallantIce 03.17.14 at 02:42

    I hope that platoons will be able to stick together as a group of players to 1)join a server, 2)decide our own squads, stay together when leaving/quitting a server, and rejoin another server all as a team/platoon.
    There should be a platoon lobby where we gather, and then the leader selects a server and we all transport together.

  • VILLAIN_SQUAD 03.16.14 at 17:32

    Its good that platoons are back but without a means of joining a server and being able to stay on the same team every other match plus the fact you can only switch side once how are we gonna get any real feel as playing as a full clan etc,maybe on the platoon page you could have a section for multiplayer server were you can pick 12,32 etc player join an empty server and wait for another clan or enough players to start a match.

  • phinnv8 03.14.14 at 13:12

    OK now that I see Platoons added how do I join a game in a squad with my friends?

    You know that feature that Bad Company 1, Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3 and EVERY OTHER multiplayer game I can think of has?

  • AmpleNickel4262 03.14.14 at 00:20

    JOIN MY XBOX ONE PLATOON:

    The [DUKE] 69TH DAISY DUKES

  • AmpleNickel4262 03.14.14 at 00:11

    Who has a good BF4 platoon that doesn’t require kill/death ratio..

  • Noogiloogi_10 03.13.14 at 20:10

    if you want to join my ps4 platoon add me up noogiloogi_10

  • MW2_TIME_63 03.13.14 at 19:40

    Hey dice can you actually make platoons an IN GAME TILE on multiplayer so noone has to go to a laptop to party up?

  • MYNNN 03.10.14 at 16:29

    Join the XLNT platoon for great fun and action!! http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/platoons/view/2360390728045892639/

  • KILL-JOY-31 03.08.14 at 08:38

    You you dice just to let you know freedom of speech niggle if you try to fuck with my account I will take your ass to court.you mother fuckers dummy down shit but you won’t fix your fucking game. Fuck you dice You Wana dummy down the AA cause of cry baby punk mother fuckers and everything else I feel like you are just like them call of duty punch mother fuckers your games. Is supposed to be based on real life?and u dummy shit down. Cause people are pussy ass punks scared of their Kd goin down I feel like I should take ur ass to court and get my money back.this games isn’t what I payed for anymore stop fucking with your game put it back to what it was and stop the bull shit.cause if I was a developer and people complaining about the game I would just band them from my shit people only complain so the game works in their favor fuck you.how can u say your game is based on real life shit when u dummy shit down your just another call of duty fans in disguise fuck you

    • cobrapoison 03.13.14 at 19:42

      you’re a sad and pathetic individual. get an education and get a life.

    • AmpleNickel4262 03.14.14 at 00:12

      I’m sure you’d win with your shining intelligence and grammar……….

    • Crazy_Joe_Rogan 03.14.14 at 10:39

      Dude you need to go outside or do something to get a life. ASAP.

    • TheSilconSlug 03.14.14 at 18:47

      are you high don’t like it don’t fucking play it simple as that

  • EvilEsp 03.07.14 at 10:40

    Trying to start or join a Canadian platoon. My only requirements are as follow:
    1. Conquer or CTF preferred
    2. Must own a mic
    3. Serious mature and down to business attitude.
    4. Able to commit 2 hours min playtime
    5. BF4 PS3 only
    Those interested may add me…evilesp
    I’m also looking for battlelog squad mates as well

  • xXxXLoCd0gxXxX 03.07.14 at 00:06

    How do you create a platoon

  • The Messenger 03.06.14 at 20:57

    Im not sure how to add people to my clan, there is nowhere in the platoons section to add people, unless it’s because they arent signed up on battlelog, But Elite Assassins is recruiting, gamertag is The Messenger

    • axraiders 03.10.14 at 01:06

      I have no idea how to invite my friends to my platoon. How do I do this?

  • DislodgedAtom 03.06.14 at 11:18

    If anyone wants to join the PlayStation Militia (PSMT) shoot me a message on PS4. Same Name.

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