DICE Breaks Down Battlefield 4′s Commander Mode In Detail

Commander Mode is poised to make a return to the Battlefield series in the upcoming title, Battlefield 4. It’s kind of a big deal, and DICE has provided the nitty gritty on how exactly it’s supposed to work.

Posting on the official Battlefield blog, DICE developers Lars Gustavsson and Valerian Noghin went in-depth about the creation of Commander Mode when it was first introduced in Battlefield 2, and how it’s evolved over time. The developers then explained exactly what Commanders will be able to do in-game and how their actions will affect the game.

“We went through a thorough process of updating and perfecting Commander Mode, keeping the core ideas and feel from BF2 while bringing it into the modern gaming era,” DICE explained.

“We wanted to ensure the Commander is dedicated to supporting the whole team, not just themselves,” said the developers . “We all remembered the BF2 ‘Commander supporting himself while in a tank ignoring his team’ worst case scenario, and that’s something we wanted to avoid happening again.”

Commander Mode will be delivered on mobile platforms in addition to its console and PC versions, allowing Commanders to effectively support their team even while they’re away from their gaming rigs.

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2 Comments on DICE Breaks Down Battlefield 4′s Commander Mode In Detail


On August 30, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I’m not too excited about DICE working on this and Star Wars Battlefront at the same time. Either they will be very similar almost-clone like, which is bad, or whichever is predicted to not sell as well will be all the “not good enough” ideas and concepts left out of the other, forgetting which one sells better that is also “bad”.


On August 30, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Nobody is going to take iPad using commanders seriously.