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Battlefield 4 squads


Battlefield 4 squads logoBattlefield 4 squads are small units of players on the battlefield. Squads in Battlefield 4 feature five soldiers — one squad leader and 4 squad members. Any player can join a squad and enjoy the benefits, which include increased teamwork, ability to spawn next any other squad member, and bonus points when completing tasks.

Battlefield 4 squads are led by the squad leader, who can give orders to the other members. When the other members execute an order, e.g. defend an objective, the squad leader gets additional bonus points.

Battlefield 4 squads features

Playing in Battlefield 4 squads carries many benefits. For one, you get access to any squad specializations that other players might have, and secondly, you can spawn next to any squad member anywhere on the map. If you don’t like the squad you’re in, you can always change to another one, provided there is room left.

Battlefield 4 squads have their own special in-game chat section, where they can quickly write each other messages with orders, info, etc. using Battlelog, players can also form and join Platoons, which bring additional clan-like features to the game.

Battlefield 4 squad leader

The Battlefield 4 squad leader is the player who originally creates the squad. If the squad leader resigns or changes squads during the game, the second player who joined the squad will become the leader. Only the squad leader can give out orders to members, and when those orders are carried through, the leader gets bonus points. The squad leader can get orders from the Battlefield 4 commander.

Battlefield 4 squad members

Squad members get the same benefits as the squad leader, albeit they cannot call in orders. Squad members are not punished for not following orders of the squad leader, but they are rewarded with bonus points if they do complete the task, such as capturing a flag.

Squad tips

It’s always a good idea to have a balanced set of classes in a Battlefield 4 squad. There should be at least one Assault class who can heal and revive fallen teammates, and one support class, who can resupply teammates. For tight infantry maps, it’s a good idea to have 2 assault and 2 support classes, while big, opens maps favor engineers and recons.

Since players can respawn next to any squad member who’s alive, it’s a good idea not to spawn immediately. First, make sure that your squad mate is in a safe place where you can respawn and not get killed instantly.

Squad unlocks

Battlefield 4 squads have their own unlocks and specializations, which can be unlocked and used by all squad members. For example a squad grenade unlock means that everyone in the squad gets an extra grenade. However, unlocks don’t stack. The better a squad performs in the match, the more field upgrades they get access to. Field upgrades include faster spring, more ammo, etc.

Battlefield 4 squads lined up

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  1. joey
    October 29th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    How do create a pre game squad so you can go in with your friends?

  2. Jon
    October 29th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Idont think u can fml

  3. Rich
    October 30th, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Yeah we’ve not be able to form squads before a game is started. If there is no way to do it, then that is a TRAGIC mistake by DICE & EA.

    Why would this feature NOT be included in such a largely popular on-line game??

    Patch maybe?

    • XTC
      February 11th, 2015 at 2:03 am

      More squads, supposed to be Team death match, not run around like a headless chicken.
      Come back. Rainbow 6 Vegas 2

  4. Brent
    October 30th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I would have to agree with you Rich. They need to make it where you can do your pregame squad like Battle field 3. If they don’t I see this game going right down the drain. I paid for the premium and I have to say what is killing it is the mistake of not getting a presquad Dice and EA I would fix this if you want this game to be the top.

  5. Burger Todd
    November 3rd, 2013 at 8:19 am

    yeah thats so stupid how could they take that out lol.

  6. Danny Mc
    November 3rd, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Wtf! Dice! How the f##k do you expect a game focusing on teamwork and playing with your friend to do well if you can’t even make your own squad and set up your game before you start!!!!
    This game will lose a lot of players if this is not sorted.

  7. Shawn
    November 4th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Any word on if they will be adding pre-game sqaud forming ?

  8. it-salive
    November 5th, 2013 at 6:25 am

    You can create a squad before the game starts. You go to battlelog. I think you hit ‘select’ in the menu screen…..and in battlelog you see you online and offline friends and your stats from the game. Once you’ve selected your online and in game friends to your squad you can find and a game and play ;o) DICE got it right.

    • XTC
      February 11th, 2015 at 2:05 am

      Yes, but if you’re new to XB1 & BF2 one won’t have any friends to make a squad.
      Big mistake by Dice/EA

  9. wolf
    November 5th, 2013 at 9:48 am

    well look like battlefield 4 lie if you cant pre-game sqaud forming look like i buying call of duty ghosts

  10. Rob
    November 8th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    This does suck that you can’t form squads before the game starts. Every time I try to play with my buddy he gets put in a game where the server is already full and I can’t join him and vice versa. This is very disappointing.

  11. Phil
    November 12th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    This is a game that serious need squads that can be formed before the game starts with friends

  12. steve
    November 15th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    If the pregame squads are not patched in this will be the last ea game i buy. im still pissed that ea makes you upgrade you hockey every two years by shutting down old servers. they should have put a peer to peer in so that you could host with a friend. i was very reluctant to purchase this game and have been nothing but dissappointes since. my first hour online the game froze 5 times. and every time my buddy was finally able to join the server either his game or mine would freeze. just played to night and it took three hours for me and my buddy to be able to join a game together. the first time he was able to join his game froze when loading the map and took another hour before he was able to join. what a disgrace. FIX THE GAME AND ADD PRE GAME SQUADS

    • XTC
      February 11th, 2015 at 2:08 am

      It seems to be the norm now, buy a game £40-50, & have to buy DLC’s to get the best out of it.
      money grabbing mothers.

  13. Griffin
    November 18th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    wants and needs for battlefield 4:
    25 millimeter cannons to do more damage to boats and ifv’s
    mp412 rex and magnum to not act lick a flintlock pistol, tone down the delay
    when spawning make it inable to shoot for 3 sec, but you can move, and put in invulunability for that time, im spawn killed for more than half my deaths
    add in instead of rush gamemode a game where you destroy meaningfull things, such as towers, missle batteries, and other things instead of boxes
    pre squad forming and team voip
    all the carbines suck, give them some loving dice, seriously, i know people hated the sks, but it didnt compare to a m16a4 or m16 or aek in close quarters
    put in a tac grenade slot, for flashbangs and smoke
    make m320 smoke less than a puff of air
    ak-12 needs slightly more kick
    stealth jets are terrible to air compared to attack jets
    and make the transport helicopters shoot small explosives like 5-15 millimeter explosive rounds, but dont over power it, even though it shoots marshmellos now

  14. Greg
    December 1st, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Ya, this game is a disappointment I have been trying to join a game with my buddy for over 2 hours now and by the time I get an invite the server is either full or it’s failed to join or I wind up on the wrong side. Nothing about this new system works. It’s bad enough on the xbox one party chat does nothing but the fact that trying to join a game with friends is nearly impossible is ridiculous. People buy these games to squad up with friends and has basically said this is of no importance and there’s no plan to fix it. As I write this I’m getting invites and constant failed to join or server full messages. I took. A chance on this game and although there’s potential it seems like EA is destroying a lot of games with IAPs and missing features.

  15. Barry
    December 2nd, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Another vote for pre-game squad forming! Whenever my friend joins a server via quick match, I’m unable to join as server is full. Also tried using server browser to find one with a few spaces but EVERY SINGLE server is COMPLETELY empty.

  16. Doug
    December 8th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    On PS3, BF4 will be an epic failure if they don’t bring back squads and platoons. It is almost impossible to get your friends into the same lobby, let alone the same team. Need to be able to form up before joining a server. FAIL!!!

  17. Vincent
    December 9th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I’m starting up a squad myself, as in a group of 5 that always plays together, like in Battlefield Friends, they always play together, if anyone here has the game for PS3 and is interested, then message me online at gogopizzaboy for this reason, i would have to agree that the ability to form a squad pre-match would be helpful, i know it was in BF3

  18. Mason
    December 9th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Its not a lot, but I can talk 3 of my friends to jump ship (COD) and play bf4 if tyere were the ability to group friends. But only 3 but forever a bf player.

  19. Jonathan Lancaster
    December 18th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Dice better fix this otherwise im sellling bf4 and i know 20 others that will plus they game Xbone the first 2 map packs first what happen to the contract with sony huh dice?

  20. BrownBread
    December 20th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I think DICE landed on a 5 rating out of 10. Not being able to create a squad with friends before we enter, server being always full not allowing friends to join. Controls for driving vehicles have changed making it a little bit harder for getting a tank out of a corner since you can only move a joystick to a certain angle until it stops either turning or moving………… I have yet to figure out how to spot people and make them appear on the map, in battlefield 3 if you saw someone at a distance and you hit the select button the enemy would appear on the map so that you or other players can easily see and hit’em.

    • Dan
      December 21st, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      You can re map the vehicle controls in the options menu to be like bf3 style. Choose veteran in the control options. To spot an enemy use the right shoulder button but it’s got to be a quick tap don’t hold it down as you will get the comm wheel instead. Yeah and not having pre squad sucks hard. Every time my mate and I get on we always end up on opposing sides. Stupid.

  21. Blake
    December 27th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    If the servers say there is no on in it or u can’t connect to friends try checking If you both have the same game update should be update 4 if u read this

  22. Dashaun
    December 29th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    How do you send your friend the game invite with out being in a game

    • Joe
      January 12th, 2014 at 8:02 am

      You can’t.

  23. ImAnderZEL
    December 29th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Bf4 is alright, check out my YouTube channel for gameplay

  24. Mark
    January 6th, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Honestly though, look at what your saying. your saying people wont buy this game/wont play it/wont be on top if they don’t put the pre match joining squad feature back in, really? so that’s more important than gameplay? I mean how can you not like this game just because of that, pathetic really, I play with my friends, I join first and then they follow, simple as that

    • Joe
      January 12th, 2014 at 8:01 am

      He is correct though. I have 2 friends on X1 who won’t buy it cause of no Pre-game lobby. I bought this game to play with friends but the game won’t let me. I shouldn’t have to go to a website to form a squad than find a game. No one is complaining about gameplay, that part is ok. We just want to play with friends. I’m so worried about TitanFall cause it has the EA badge on it. Please EA you already ruined my favorite online shooter, please don’t ruin an original IP.

  25. Chris
    February 12th, 2014 at 5:13 am

    You’re actually a bunch of idiots. Not buying the best shooter game oujt there because you don’t have pre game squads?! Pathetic. Its really not difficult, perhaps the games wouldn’t be full of you went on server browser instead of cruddy quick search, find a game with a few spaces, join it and then get your mate to join you? Incredibly simple. Stop blowing off games because of something so unimportant and easily fixed you idiots.

  26. bee smith
    August 6th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Umm there are pre game squads. I don’t know what y’all are talkin bout unless they added them recently cause I just got bf4 a week ago

  27. James
    September 5th, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I’m looking to make friends and form a squad in bf4 on ps4. I don’t have many friends who have the game bf4.

  28. kie
    December 10th, 2015 at 8:07 am

    If your the squad leader I think you should be able to name the squad

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