DICE has today updates its recent blog, which discusses Battlefield 4. In the latest blog, the developer has dug into field upgrades, as well as other tweaks they have made to the game based on player feedback.
According to DICE, there are still four playable kits (Engineer, Recon, Support and Assault), but they are giving players the ability to specialize their kits by increasing flexibility.
In the blog, one of the dev says:
We have this new concept called Field Upgrades. If you’re a long term fan that played Battlefield 2142, you will already have an idea what these are, but we have tweaked them for Battlefield 4. In short, Field Upgrades are chained boosts that can affect a number of gameplay mechanics for your player. Similar to the specializations in Battlefield 3, these can for example provide you with faster sprint speed, stronger personal armor, or expanded ammo capacity.
The idea behind Field Upgrades is to give individual rewards for squad based team play performance. You earn them through squad scoring such as squad healing, completing objectives with your squad members, squad resupplies, squad repairs, and other squad actions. Instead of one single specialization like in Battlefield 3, you can now pick from different upgrades paths, each containing four specializations. Keep the squad alive, and you will move through the accumulative upgrade path. But watch out! If your entire squad is eliminated, you will lose some of your progress.
Are you pumped for BF4 yet?