The lights are on
Battlefield players have long been able to keep track of their in-game statistics through a connected web interface, and Battlefield 3 is no different. As DICE tells it, the new Battlelog network offers players a wealth of social networking features at no additional cost.
The developers provide a guided tour of some of Battlelog's functionality in the clip below. Battlelog allows players to chat in real time with one another, giving remorseless gloaters yet another tool in their psy-ops kit. In addition to monitoring your own stats and career progression, you can check out how your friends are doing in the game. Leaderboards can be sorted by friends as well, giving run-of-the-mill soldiers a chance to at least show their dominance among their buddies.
On the PC front, Battlelog has an additional level of functionality. There, it provides an interface for browsing available multiplayer servers and launching the single-player campaign.
Look for Battlefield 3 on the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on October 25.
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I've been playing the PS3 beta lately, but I've been following my buds on battlelog. Its a nifty feature and I like that you can join games from it, so once I get the PC beta I'll be abusing the hell out of it. I'm wondering how else it can work with the console versions though.
I checked this out yesterday and was very impressed! Can't wait!
Stats are always nice, so long as people don't have access to K/D and W/L ratio. That's how I got my friend into TF2, because it doesn't have those. XD
thats pretty cool
I've been having a blast playing the beta. Can't wait to play on the 25th.
This will be a great way to distract people from the fact that Battlefield 3 IS in fact a first person shooter and not the second coming of Jesus that so many predicted.
I played some battlefield games in the past but have not really touched the series in a few years. However all that I have heard about this game is making me want to come back, downloading the demo right now to try it out.