Games developer DICE has this week as expected made available the latest update for Battlefield 1 via the Spring Update which is now available to download and play.
The latest DLC brings with it a number of new features including the first wave of Platoons, bug fixes, and balance tweaks says DICE.
Get ready to team up. Today we are introducing the first wave of Platoons features for Battlefield 1. It’s something a lot of you have been asking for, and that we are very happy to finally release. Our focus in this initial release is to add some of the core and most essential Platoons features, such as the Platoon Tag, while building a robust system that we can continue to expand and improve going forward.
Create & Manage – Any player can create a Platoon; you are however limited to one General role, the highest rank and the rank a Platoon creator starts with, at any one time. When creating a Platoon, you can add the following info:
Name – This is required and must be 3-24 characters. Names are not exclusive.
– Tag – This is required and consists of 1-4 alpha-numerical characters. Tags are not exclusive.
– Description – This is optional and can be up to 256 characters long. Use this to describe your Platoon however you see fit.
– Emblem – You can choose an emblem for the Platoon from your own personal Emblem gallery. The emblem is then “copied” to the Platoon, meaning that if you later update your own emblem, it’s not automatically reflected in the Platoon emblem.
– Access Type – This selection defines how other players can and cannot join your Platoon:
Open – Anyone can join the Platoon instantly.
Apply-to-Join – Anyone can apply; Platoon members with permissions can accept or reject applications.
Closed – No one can join the Platoon while in this state.