Battlefield 4 'player appreciation month' offers a Battlepack each day

You've been really patient with Battlefield 4 and it's many issues, so DICE is thanking everyone with a player appreciation month set to unfold through all of February.

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Battlefield 4 players have been really good sports about the various issues the game has had since it launched. DICE would like to express its thanks with some player appreciation. But rather than restrict themselves to a single weekend, DICE is stretching its gratitude through the entire month of February.

According to the Battlefield blog, players will receive a Bronze or Silver Battlepack for every day that they log into Battlefield 4 in February. Each of the packs, which DICE estimates takes 30 hours of gameplay to earn, inculde bonuses like XP boosts and soldier camo. As for elusive Gold Battlepacks, players will be able to band together and tackle global community missions in order to earn these. The first challenge will require the Battlefield 4 community to grab a certain number of dog tags.

February will also see the addition of shortcut bundles, which unlock all grenades and handguns for the base game to help newcomers catch up faster. Premium users will receive two additional shortcut bundles for DMR's and shotguns.

DICE will reveal more about Battlefield 4's player appreciation month in the coming weeks, including details on double XP weekends and more community missions.

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    January 28, 2014 12:15 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Battlefield 4 'player appreciation month' offers a Battlepack each day.

    You've been really patient with Battlefield 4 and it's many issues, so DICE is thanking everyone with a player appreciation month set to unfold through all of February.

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      January 28, 2014 12:25 PM

      That's cool. I had my first ever play session with no problems at all this weekend. I was able to play several hours smoothly.

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      January 28, 2014 12:25 PM

      forget battlepacks it should be free dlc

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        January 28, 2014 2:52 PM

        People like you are the bane of the BF forums.

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          January 28, 2014 3:11 PM

          How are you supposed to know? Fucking posters like you started the thread shit. Posters like you thought it up. You think you're so entitled. You don't know what it's like to really create something post worthy; to create a new hate for a developer; to feel it growing inside you. All you know how to create is more shitty premium memberships...




          You read the BF forums, lol.

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        January 28, 2014 3:28 PM

        Not only are you not going to get free DLC, you also will not get the DLC that you were supposed to get for free with your preorder if you upgrade to the next gen version. China Rising came with preorders, but if you preordered on ps3 and then paid 10 bucks to upgrade to ps4, you get thanked by EA by getting a big cock in your ass and not getting to play the china rising DLC on ps4.

        Add to this the fact that the @battlefield twitter account told people that this would not be the case and that china rising would carry over to next gen. Fucking assholes.

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          January 28, 2014 3:30 PM

          Wow, that's pretty shitty if they said it would carry over. Surprised that wasn't a bigger story, when it comes to games people get pissed about lies like that, even if it only affects a small number of players.

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            January 28, 2014 3:39 PM

            I would guess that it affected a lot of players. I bought the ps3 version because I figured paying the 10 buck charge to upgrade to the ps4 version wasnt that big of a deal. If I had know I would also have to pay 15 bucks for the DLC which I was supposed to get for free, I wouldn't have ever bought the ps3 version.

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              January 28, 2014 3:40 PM

              (also games like COD were offering to transfer all DLC and stuff, so everyone just assumed that all these upgrade deals would work the same way)

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      January 28, 2014 2:10 PM

      30 hours for a silver battlepack? are they smoking crack?

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        January 28, 2014 2:20 PM

        The article didn't summarize the post on Battlelog well. DICE says that many battle packs they are giving away would take 30 total to accumulate. Not 30 Hours for 1. I got two on Sunday playing with Shakers during the Shack battle for leveling up three times in about 2 hours.

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          January 28, 2014 3:53 PM

          It WAS double XP though.

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          January 28, 2014 3:57 PM

          Darn Shakers, worse than the Amish. But at least they can buy BF Premium

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        January 28, 2014 2:20 PM

        30 hours for 30 silver battlepacks.

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      January 28, 2014 2:16 PM

      Figures this is happening during the entire month I will be in Australia.

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        January 28, 2014 2:41 PM

        No battle packs for you! Sadly. :(

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          January 28, 2014 3:14 PM

          At least I got the Double XP weekend a few days ago.

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            January 28, 2014 3:21 PM

            Double XP plus 200% Boost for the win :D

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              January 28, 2014 3:28 PM

              I still have never seen a 200% XP boost =/

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                January 28, 2014 3:30 PM

                I got my first one 20 minutes before the 2x xp weekend ended. I'm saving it for the next 2x xp event.

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                  January 28, 2014 3:30 PM

                  I equipped my second one recently. I think it's still active.

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                January 28, 2014 3:32 PM

                same - I've had a few 100%, but never a 200%

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        January 28, 2014 3:58 PM

        The double xp shit needs to stop being locked to a calendar date. Especially for premium members. It should just be a timer, ala like those created by the boosts.

        I'm not planning my weekend around when the next double xp event is going to be. Such a stupid idea.

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      January 28, 2014 8:32 PM

      So since everyone gets free stuff, it's like no one really gets free stuff.

      Or to look at it another way, let's give free stuff from inside a game that still is buggy and crashes a ton to people who (if they're smart and/or not willing to be suckered any longer) have already moved on.

      Way to go, DICE!! /facepalm

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        January 28, 2014 8:33 PM

        have you played the game?

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        January 28, 2014 9:45 PM

        Shut the fuck up donnie...

        we already proved after your last bf4 rant that you had spent like two hours in the game and had a total of 5 kills and 60 deaths.

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          January 28, 2014 9:49 PM

          Yup..

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          February 8, 2014 12:15 PM

          Yep, and that's exactly how crappy the game was...no need to waste more time on that turd. But hey, rage some more over some internet nerd not playing your fave game enough.

          And for the record, I've played at a few friends' houses as well since my initial disgust with the game and they'd patched more. Was still seeing their crashes and the same crap from the game that ruined the initial experience for me.

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        January 28, 2014 9:54 PM

        I could understand your opinion if you played the game more. You got called out once for not even playing the game and your log still shows you at under 2 hours of play.

        DO NOT POST IN BF4 THREADS

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      January 28, 2014 8:34 PM

      tooo little tooo late.

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      January 28, 2014 11:13 PM

      It figures that EA and DICE would pick the shortest month for player appreciation month.

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        February 1, 2014 2:06 PM

        lol, yeah that was definitely the aim, not to get the ball rolling sooner than later, to prove they care about their customer base. Sure, let's bitch about it only being 28 days. Fine. Honestly, I kind of appreciate the symmetry of it all, considering it's EXACTLY four full weeks, and starts on a Saturday, when most of us presumably have a free day to play with the stuff we got out of our free packs.

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          February 1, 2014 7:43 PM

          First of all way to reply to a dead thread. Second of all way to completely miss the joke.

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            February 2, 2014 10:02 AM

            Welp, can't win 'em all. *shrug*