Battlefield 4‘ will feature 900 unique rewards for players to achieve throughout their online multiplayer career, DICE detailed in a lengthy post on the Battlefield blog today.
There are 100 ranks to climb in Battlefield 4, beginning with Rank 0 (Recruit) and ending at Rank 100 (Colonel). Each rank has five sub-ranks denoted by Roman numerals (Rank 20, for example, is Sergeant V). Ranks are unlocked through a player’s accumulated score throughout their career. These scores are easier to increase in Battlefield 4, since the game will award you pints throughout an attempted action and not just for its completion. For example, players might not succeed at securing a capture point, but they’ll still receive some experience points for their effort.
Unlocks have been redesigned to open up based on what weapons players are regularly using. Routine use of sniper rifles and scoring through their use will unlock more sniper rifle variants, plus accessories.
New to Battlefield 4 are Battlepacks, which are bundles of items awarded when players reach a certain rank. Battlepacks contain weapon accessories, paints, vehicle paints, camos, dog tags, XP boosts, and knife designs. None of the content unlocked through Battlepacks affect the game—they’re all cosmetic. Players can use the Battlelog to follow their progress on up to three unlock paths (how far along they are at earning a Bronze Battlepack, for example, or unlocking a new weapon).
Battlefield 4 launches on Windows PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 October 29. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will arrive alongside the consoles on November 15 (November 29 in Europe) and November 22 respectively.