As part of the massive 2GB update preparing Battlefield 3's incoming 'Back to Karkand' expansion, developer DICE has decided to "super-charge" the PC server browser with a variety of new options. The additions are based on requests and feedback from the game's forums and are currently available via the PC version's Battlelog menu.
"Highlights" include more search options for servers, such as allowing users to spot servers with kill cams and friendly fire enabled or disabled, "3D spotting," and filtering servers by specific countries. Additionally, players can share their "favorite Battle Reports" with friends via social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Here's the list of features from DICE, shared on the official Battlefield 3 blog.
Last week we silently enabled the server queue again. Joining the server your friends are at is easy! If the server is full, you will simply be put in the queue and automatically joined when a slot becomes available.
Improved Server Browser
The server browser has been equipped with more search options. Such as kill cam, friendly fire and 3D spotting to name a few. We aim to continuously improve it and we’re determined to bring you the most powerful server browser ever seen.
Easier server joining with party
Joining servers with your party has been improved. Instead of setting up your party prior to doing a party join you can now connect asynchronously, without waiting for your friends to ready up.
The server browser has also been equipped with the capability of searching for servers by country. This is incredibly useful for those eager to play with perhaps other countrymen or just want to enjoy playing on a server from your favorite country.
Share Battle Reports
You can now share your favorite Battle Reports with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Use the share tab at top right of your report. Shared Battle Reports previously required a Battlelog account to be viewed but this limitation is no more.
New icons for navigation
If you look at the new top header you’ll see a new set of icons, providing quick links to various popular sections on the site. Having easy access to your dog tags and stats is always a good thing!
Statistics for Back to Karkand will be available next week on December 13th.
Battlefield 3's 'Back to Karkand' expansion is set to arrive for PS3 users today and is scheduled to launch for the PC and Xbox 360 next week.