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Battlefield 4 Commander


Battlefield 4 CommanderThe Battlefield 4 Commander is a new feature in the multiplayer portion of the game. The Commander in Battlefield 4 is a role played by one player per team, and has access to tools and weapons to help his team win. The Commander can use the Battlescreen on mobile devices to manage his team.

The Battlefield 4 Commander is selected at the beginning of each round, where every player can apply for the position. Usually the player with the highest rank gets the award. While the Commander has access to an overview screen with RTS-like features, he can still play in the game as a regular soldier.

Battlefield 4 Commander features

The Battlefield 4 Commander has access to several unique features. For example, he can drop supplies anywhere on the map to help his teammates. Or he can provide a UAV to scan a certain area for enemies. The Commander in Battlefield 4 can also call in an artillery strike to a specific point on the map.

The Battlefield 4 Commander has access to a special overview of the map, where he can see anything that goes on, spot enemies, give orders, and more. Squad leaders from his team can also request supplies and orders to be executed.

Battlefield 4 commander tablet

The Battlefield 4 Commander can also be played via a tablet (such as an iPad, as seen above), without any need to connect to a PC or game console. The game can be played on the go, where the tablet can be used to command and lead a team of players.

Battlefield 4 Commander weapons and gadgets

Battlefield 4 commander screenshot

The Battlefield 4 Commander will have several powerful weapons at his disposal. These include artillery strikes against infantry and buildings, and more precise weapons against vehicles, such as the Tomahawk missile. Here’s a full list of the weapons and gadgets that the Commander has access to:

  • Tomahawk missile strike: +50 points to deploy + kill bonus
  • UAV deployment: duration: 10 seconds. +25 points for each kill your team gets within UAV zone
  • Supply drop
  • Map scan feature that reveals enemy infantry
  • EMP strike: duration: 20 seconds. +25 points for each kill within EMP zone
  • AC-130 Gunship against ground targets. +50 for each kill
  • Vehicle drop

Battlefield 4 Commander tips

The Commander in Battlefield 4 is a very important role. Given two equal teams, the one with the better Commander will usually win. Commanders need to know the game modes and maps very well, and they need to know the strengths and weaknesses of their teams in order to better lead. It’s frowned upon Commanders who play actively in the game instead of actually leading the team.

If the Battlefield 4 Commander isn’t doing his job, e.g. participating in combat instead of commanding, his teammates can vote to replace him with a new player.

Commander screenshots

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  1. Danick Maxwell
    August 23rd, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    will commander mode be available on ps4

    • Luigi
      October 29th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Wht up my bro

    • tyriq
      November 4th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Is it only for the TABLET iPad or any other tablet like nexus

      • Zach2142
        November 9th, 2013 at 10:23 am

        Is going to be for all devices adroid and IOS (iphone or tablet) and the app will be realesed nov 19,you have to be at least lvl 10 though to be able to be the commander.

        • Riley
          November 2nd, 2015 at 7:49 am

          november 19 2015?

    • Andrew
      December 2nd, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Yes it will you just have to be high enough level to chose that mode. To do it go to team setup and it should tell you at the bottom of the screen then you may apply for the position.

    • Ryan
      January 11th, 2014 at 5:19 pm


  2. Marsmillo
    September 1st, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I thought that the commander was not an active soldier in-game? So thy where forced to play as commander. That was the big differents with BF2 commander function. Did I really understand that so wrong than?

    • teeej
      September 17th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      this is pretty much all wrong, bf4 will not allow the commander to be a soldier, and how a commander is chosen will be different. this article would be accurate for bf2, bf4 is way different

    • sam
      October 18th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      Hey man,The reason they are doing that is so that way if you have a friend away or need support fire and your team an yourself is pend down in a area nowhere to run,The commander will be able to help you out…It is good to have help every know and then,I want to give the commander a try when it comes out….XD

    • sam
      October 18th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      The commander ill be in -game but can choose to play or juts provide support form above.

  3. Even
    October 9th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Will it be able to run on iOS 5?

    • sam
      October 18th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      You will just have to wait on release date and find out,They have not release any information on it yet.

  4. Foxiwan
    October 23rd, 2013 at 4:30 am

    I’m worried about this. I’m wondering if anyone will even bother to get the Commander mode on their iPads. Or can you play in the Commander mode on your Xbox?

    • griffer9012
      November 20th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      You CAN be commander on xbox, but you do require to be level 10 before being able to be commander on either androit/ipad/xbox

  5. D
    October 24th, 2013 at 10:26 am

    but how could i connect my ipad to my computer? bluetooth? :/

    • Chalkiest
      November 3rd, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      You’re not actually connecting your iPad to the computer, you’re playing it completely separately. It’s just like playing on a normal app on the iPad, it’s just connected to a battlefield server. (This is what I’ve gathered from my own observation in trying it, there might not all be completely correct)

      • TentacleTherapist
        November 13th, 2013 at 8:25 am

        It’s crucial that your Ipad or tablet is connected to the same network as your computer to use the battleground viewer. Your computer is streaming data locally to your tablet, and won’t do it over the Internet. I am unaware of what the commander app will do in terms of obtaining a connection. Its impossible to join a game using only your tablet when your computer is turned off, and considering that Battlelog mobile is used to join a game as a mobile commander (trying gives you the missing commander app), it’s likely going to require your computer, like before to stream game data.

        • cookimonster
          November 18th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

          Wrong!! You won’t have to connect your mobile device to your computer or console. You will sign in to your EA account and then be able to join games in progress. You will likely still need to be in a game on your computer or console but you will be fine to connect through a different network or Internet connection.

          • Kay
            November 29th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

            i play on xbox one and i play as commander on a regular basis on my nexus tablet and the xbox does not need to be on to do this. it runs on wifi flawlessly with no communication to the game console

        • peter tush
          April 4th, 2015 at 12:42 am

          Wow that was so far from the answer.

  6. vettis1998
    November 1st, 2013 at 7:40 am

    what is the name off the app?

    • brandhorst
      November 13th, 2013 at 12:57 am

      it is not released yet.

    • Phil
      December 10th, 2013 at 10:42 am

      the app. is Ā«BattlelogĀ». You will be able to connect to the game via your computer on or via the app. on your cell phone or tablet. In fact you have to launch the game connection from your comp./cell/tablet and you have to be connect to bf4 on your console. No connections is needed between your console and the computer/tablet. The comp./cell/tablet must be connect to the internet. *You have to connect to battlelog on the app./comp via your “Origin” account*.

  7. Christopher Williams
    November 1st, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I keep getting the commander slot full looking for a server to play any mode. I don’t want to be a commander. How do I deselect commander position?

    • Roar Replier
      November 3rd, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      It means the server is full and will try to join you as a commander instead of a solider so you can play on that server.

  8. Roar
    November 2nd, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Now tried commander but some maps like the dam all you do is scan and EMP(counter scan) and give orders…occasion dropship….really boring…

  9. Christian
    November 2nd, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    How can i get commander for the pc

    • Chalkiest
      November 3rd, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      On any platform, you need to be at least level 10 to play as a commander.

  10. Chalkiest
    November 3rd, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Additionally, the application is called “Battlelog”, and you can play as a commander only on a tablet, it won’t work for say, your iPhone. The phone application is just like going onto the regular battlelog, just without the ability to join a game.

  11. Alex
    November 7th, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Can you tell me what is the app for commander mode on iOS ?

  12. jack boyer
    November 14th, 2013 at 6:38 am

    it seems like the sony tablet works with consale i would think but not sure it would suck if was like that but still pertty cool

  13. Chronicus prime
    November 15th, 2013 at 9:21 am

    I think that quite a few of you people should put down the game controller and pick up hooked on phonics…

    • Xxlevis13xX
      November 19th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Lol that’s awesome

  14. justn
    November 19th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Every time I try to download the battlefield 4 commander mode app from your guys web site it redirects me to an auto insurance thing dont want that I just want the app……….and in the google play or samsung app stores cant find it either so if someone can help me get it I would like that a lote

    • Cody Jones
      November 21st, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      Same here bro

  15. Cody Jones
    November 21st, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Where do you down load command app!? Any 1 know

    • Matt
      November 23rd, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      The app is normal battlelog you can only use it on screens bigger than 7″. Go to multiplayer, select a server and click join as commander

      • Kay
        November 29th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

        works great on the nexus 7″. its technically not compatible with phones, maybe some are, but if you side load the APK file it might work. its running on my galaxy s 4 but its not nearly as easy to navigate with the smaller screen

  16. Snakieststone91
    December 3rd, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    I downloaded both the commander and the battlelog app on my iPad ans signed in it says its me snakieststone91 but it doesn’t say I have battlefeild 4 even though I am level 11 it won’t let me use it help please someone

  17. Jacob
    December 25th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    How do you sign in I have a play station

  18. Jacob
    December 25th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    On the iPad

  19. Pittyula
    January 4th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Seriously, why not Xperia Z, Xperia Ion and many others? They have very large screen.

  20. Ibrahim
    January 14th, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Can’t you play commander mode while playing on the exact same server?

  21. Ben Grandon
    January 15th, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    will commander mode come out on laptops/pc

  22. charly g
    February 22nd, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Is it possible to play bf4 online multiplayer, and use commander mode on my tablet while I play on my xbox?

  23. thimo baum
    June 9th, 2014 at 5:41 am

    do you need bf4 to be a commander or not ( qeustion for mobile and pc)

  24. David
    August 21st, 2014 at 2:51 am

    I’m seeking to become a better commander and would really appreciate if anyone could email me a list of specific tips and tricks that are unique to any player. Thank you!!

  25. Ethan
    September 19th, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Will this app ever be available on a laptop? i think it should be :/

  26. trevor
    November 7th, 2015 at 12:18 am

    I see alot of post saying you can run commander and play soldier at the same time is this possible on ps4 and if so how?

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