Stay with your team and stay on mission to receive maximum rewards.
By Tim Colwill on August 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm
DICE have used a new blog post to explain how the ‘Field Upgrades’ system in Battlefield 4 will work.
“If you’re a long term fan that played Battlefield 2142, you will already have an idea what these are,” says Lead Multiplayer Designer Thomas “Tompen” Andersson, “but we have tweaked them for Battlefield 4. In short, Field Upgrades are chained boosts that can affect a number of gameplay mechanics for your player.”
“Similar to the specializations in Battlefield 3, these can for example provide you with faster sprint speed, stronger personal armor, or expanded ammo capacity. The idea behind Field Upgrades is to give individual rewards for squad based team play performance.”
Players will be able to earn these rewards through squad scoring — which includes squad resupplying, squad healing, squad repairs, and so on. You’ll be able to pick from different upgrade paths containing four possible specialisations, unlike a the single specialisations of Battlefield 3.
“Keep the squad alive, and you will move through the accumulative upgrade path,” writes Andersson. “But watch out! If your entire squad is eliminated, you will lose some of your progress.”
The reward cycle takes into account every link in the chain, including commanders. If a commander issues an order, a squad leader picks it up, and the squad successfully completes it, the entire team is rewarded up the chain.
Source: Battlefield Blog