DICE has announced that Platoons, a feature that allowed players to group up before entering a match, will be returning in Battlefield 4 soon, and is currently offering players a chance to test the feature.
“Very soon, we will release Platoons on Battlelog for Battlefield 4 (details to be announced very soon), but we want to give early access to a smaller group of players to test certain parts of the system before a full rollout and get some even earlier feedback,” the developer wrote.
Players who are interested in testing the system out before launch simply need to reply to this forum thread here with their Battlelog/Origin username. Players who list an existing Platoon with all its members “have an even bigger chance of getting on the early access list.”
“If you have been added to the list, you will need to log out and back in to Battlelog for Platoons to appear (you will see a tile on Home and also find it under the Soldier dropdown in the menu),” DICE added.
If accepted into early access, players will only be able to invite other players who are also in early access to their Platoons.