Battlefield 3 gets it’s very own social network.
So many shooters, so little time. This fall is going to be a very busy time for gamers and maybe more so, for First Person Shooter fans. There is a war on the horizon and it’s between Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3. It starts on October 25th, 2011 with the release of Battlefield 3.
This week DICE have provided details to a built-in social network called Battlelog. Similar to what Activision is doing with Call of Duty Elite, but unlike Elite, Battlelog is 100% free.
Battlelog includes a friend list, in-depth stat tracking, leaderboards, mobile access, multiplayer progression stats, and also a battlefeed. The battlefeed will provide a real-time list of what your friends are doing, if they ranked up, what they have unlocked, any achievements they have earned and what events are currently going on that you can join.
On paper the two services appear very similar with many of the same features, the only major difference is that Elite is going to charge you extra for some Premium Services such Map Packs. DICE state there are more features included in Battlelog that they will reveal soon, so we could see more “premium” features included without making you pay more for them.
Is Battlelog necessary for Battlefield 3 to be a great game? Absolutely not, but having these extra features sure doesn’t hurt either.