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Battlefield 4 Next Gen Battlelog 2.0 Detailed – DirectX 11.1 Support For Frostbite 3 Confirmed


DICE's Next-Generation Battlefield 4 launches on October 29th featuring the latest Battlelog 2.0 that allows seamless multi-platform access to your Battlelog profiles through PC, Consoles and Mobile devices. The feature video for Battlefield 4's Battlelog 2.0 can be seen below:

Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 Battlelog 2.0 Offers True Next-Gen Connected Experience

DICE first introduced the Battlelog with Battlefield 3, the new interface featured a fully integrated server browser and the ability to allow players to check out their stats, change loadouts and equipments, manage friends and more. With Battlefield 4, DICE takes Battlelog to the next level with its 2.0 revision. Some cool features have been introduced with the Battlelog 2.0 interface which include the ability to access friends, missions, rankings and leaderboards panel from within the game.

You can check out the Multiplayer Video for Battlefield 4 here while Single Player gameplay's can be found here and here. Also check out the Frostbite 3 detailed overview here.

Battlefield 4 - Battlelog 2.0 Connected Experience

But the most amazing thing about Battlelog 2.0 is that players would be able to fully integrate it not only with their PC's and Console devices but also their mobile/handheld platforms allowing real-time information on your Battlefield 4 game and multiplayer progress within the palm of your hands. You can customize your loadouts and at times when you are out of home, you can check in what server's your friends have been playing on and from your handheld device join into that server so as soon as you get back home, you are ready for some Battlefield 4 action without having to wait in Queue.

Battlefield 4 - Battlelog 2.0 BattleScreen

Another cool feature regarding the Battlelog 2.0 is that you can use your tablet device as a second screen for Battlefield 4 multiplayer. The Battlescreen as so DICE calls it displays a mini-map which shows you, your squad and enemy positions and is really handy incase you are sitting on quite a distance from your display. This mode is also useful and related to the Commander Mode as displayed back at the EA's E3 showcase of Battlefield 4 MP which demonstrated the commander using a tablet device to set attack points, give orders to entire squads and deploying artillery strikes.

When Commander mode is activated on a certain player, he can deploy UAV, EMP UAV, Tomahawk Missiles, Gunships and Infirmary Scan across the map.

Battlefield 4 - Creating Missions in Multiplayer Now Possible

Battlelog 2.0 allows users to challenge their friends or foes in a various set of custom created missions. As demonstrated by DICE, users can challenge each other at who is best at destroying tanks and the player to destroy the most vehicles by the end of the round wins and a notification would be provided on Battlelog integrated devices which include mobile and tablet platforms.

Missions can be created by sending invite requests to friends through the mobile devices in real-time. Stats would also be showcased in real-time as players make progress.

Battlefield 4 - GEO Leaderboards, Compete Against the World

The new GEO leaderboard features allows player to see a dynamic and real-time leaderboard which shows the locations of friends and people playing Battlefield 4 in the real world. This is an impressive feature for Battlelog 2.0 which truly delivers a next-generation and connected experience to players.

Frostbite 3 Supports DirectX 11.1 API - Faster GPU/CPU Performance on PCs and Xbox One

Now this is the interesting bit, DICE confirms that the Frostbite 3 engine supports DirectX 11.1 API as revealed by DSOGaming.

“We use DX11.1, there are some optimizations in it (constant buffer offsets, dynamic buffers as SRVs) that we got in to the the API that improves CPU performance in our rendering when one runs with DX11.1. This will be in BF4.”

This means that PC and Xbox One versions of Battlefield 4 would be more optimized than PlayStation 4. There's also a hint at AMD's Next "Never Settle Bundle" featuring Battlefield 4 as a free title which is a good deal for AMD users.

Battlefield 4 is truly the most immerse and connected online first person shooter experience offering next generation of graphics and gameplay. The game arrives on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on 29th October 2013.

Battlefield 4 Weapon Loadout Menus


Battlefield 4 - Geo Leaderboards

Battlefield 4 - Missions