DICE has revealed that Battlefield 4 features the ‘deepest and most personal weapon customization ever.’ The new information by DICE was announced in their Road to BF4: blog series.
First of all, let’s talk about weapon accessories. DICE has never packed a game with this many weapon accessories. They have tripled the numbers of available accessories, that means one single weapon with everything from optics, camos and other accessories attached, will have more than 240,000 variations! That’s a lot of accessories if you can’t tell!
The first thing you’ll notice while choosing your weapons in Battlefield 4 is the sheer number of weapons and accessories we’ve packed the game with. This time around, we have more than tripled the number of available accessories and increased the number of available slots where you can install them. Coupled with the amount of available weapons in the game, the number of potential combinations of weapons and accessories is nothing short of astronomical.
They have also increased the number of available slots where you can install them.
They’ve also updated the menus to reflect how each accessory and attachment will alter your weapon; the gun performance indications will also changed based upon what accessories you put on the weapons.
With this depth of customization, it’s a good thing we’ve greatly enhanced the feedback to players on exactly how each accessory affects the weapon’s in-game performance. Browsing through the accessories, you’ll notice a handy visual guide on the right part of your screen. Here, weapon stats such as damage, accuracy, hip fire accuracy, range, and stability are displayed in easy to read bars – so you can immediately gauge what effect equipping a certain accessory has. Slap on the Laser Sight, for instance, and you’ll see the hip fire (accuracy) bar go up. Attach an Angled Grip on a rifle and you’ll notice an increase in the weapon’s stability. This interface is designed to encourage experimentation and make your Battlefield 4 experience even more rewarding.
In Battlefield 4, you can customize your weapon using camos. DICE has divided all the camos into six different sections. Autumn, Desert, Naval, Snow, Urban and Woodland. There is 16 camos in every section, which means you can choose from 96 different camos to use on your weapon.
When it comes to weapon customization, the icing on the cake comes from the possibility to pick a camouflage for your firearms. In Battlefield 4 we’ve greatly increased the number of camos you can choose from, and divided them into different sections including Autumn, Desert, Naval, Snow, Urban and Woodland. These paints will in turn come in 16 different pattern variations each. Not only are you able to choose dozens of paints, we’re also introducing something new: adaptive camouflages. With one of these equipped, the paint adapts to the environment in the level you’re playing. Fighting at sea on the Paracel Storm map, the adaptive camo will make you blend in with the blues, greys and greens on the level. If you were to bring the same adaptive camo to a more urban map like Siege of Shanghai, the camo would be more grey/black in tone when you spawn into the map.
DICE is also introducing new options for snipers. They’ve added the ability to ‘zero’ your rifle scope. You’ll be able to estimate the distance to your target, and the using this distance you can calibrate your scope to reach such lengths.
One new feature for all you Battlefield snipers out there is the ability to “zero” your rifle scope. When aiming at a remote enemy you can estimate the distance to your target. After you’ve figured out if your prey is 200, 500 or maybe even 1,000 meters away, you can calibrate your scope to compensate for the bullet drop that comes with long range shots. Zeroing your scope is an advanced technique and won’t make you perform perfect headshots every time, but for those skilled enough to approximate distance it will be a welcome strategic addition. To bring even more variety to all of our Recon players, we’ve also added a 40X zoom scope for extreme long-distance sniping, as well as a new 2X scope magnifier that you can bring to the front of existing 1X scopes to increase your optics options on the fly.