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Commander Mode Brings DICE's Biggest Shooter To Tablets

You may not need swift first-person shooter skills to excel at Battlefield 4, but only if you have a sharp mind.

Though it was rumored in April, DICE officially revealed Commander Mode for Battlefield 4 at E3. Beloved by players from Battlefield 2, the strategic leadership role was missing from Battlefield 3. Whether the match is happening on consoles or PCs, the leader's overhead map can be accessed from tablet devices.

Commander Mode grants one player an overhead view of the battle and access to various support abilities. In the trailer below, Lars Gustavsson, creative director at DICE, describes the three responsibilities a commanding player will have to take on.

The commander will engage in a data war with the opposing team's leader by calling in UAVs and denying enemy intelligence gathering attempts. To fuel the war machine, commanders can also drop supplies and vehicles directly into a war zone. Lastly, the leader can go on the offensive with missile strikes and other aerial bombardments.

Though this role is undoubtedly powerful, a good commander can't win a game alone. Gustavsson said the range of abilities available to a leader is directly tied to the team's overall performance.

  • the guy speaking looks like hes a cgi


  • If used right could be awesome!

  • Everyone notice that the guy speaking was cgi

  • This really is a very old trailer

  • I love how EA bashes the Wii U tablet for being "silly," and then makes a game that would be absolutely perfect for it.  Way to think that one through.

  • Uh..can anyone say Vita!  The only reason I'm keeping mine is for it's uses with the PS4.  Stuff like this better happen with it.

  • I wanna be the commander.

  • I love it!

  • This mode would have been expectacular on the Wii U gamepad. There is only money backing up those desicions and I have no problem with that, could still have been a great option for the console left out to dry. Commander mode on gamepad while friends play on tv would have made it for great friend battles and competition. I digress.

  • Can't wait!!!!

  • Kind of sucks if you don't have a tablet though.