Quick Shots: Battlefield 4 Preset Loadouts — How is it?
Authored by Pixel Enemy Staff
In this new recurring community-driven spot called “Quick Shots,” we ask the Pixel Enemy community what they think about a certain gaming topic. It can be a game’s feature, how you people feel regarding a certain title and so much more.
This week, it’s all about Battlefield 4′s “preset” loadouts. Just in case you didn’t know, a few days ago, DICE has activated this feature on Battlelog.
So, for those not familiar, what are preset loadouts? Allow DICE themselves to explain.
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Loadout Presets are a way to save kit or vehicle setups so that you can easily switch between them when going into a Battlefield 4 multiplayer match. With this time-saving feature, you no longer have to edit each slot individually in the Customize screen when you want to change your Loadout. Note that Loadout Presets will only be available on Battlelog in Battlefield 4, and not be reflected in-game. You apply Presets to your Loadout, which then follows you in-game when you save it.
For example, those who want quick access to a “field engineer” Preset can create one of these with the MX4, SRAW, Repair Tool, and Mechanic specialization – or any other combination of the player’s choice. If you are more of a combat engineer, you might want to create a Preset with the M1014 shotgun, RPG, M2 SLAM, and Offensive specialization – it’s all up to you.
Got that? Good. Now that we have the explanation out of the way, the big question right now is: is it working as intended for you and how is it? Can’t say the same for everyone, but using it on my phone and applying it in-game has been met with a few issues such as the actual loadout not loading and such. More annoyingly, this can’t be accessed in-game and must be tweaked using Battlelog on either your PC, tablet or phone — which makes it a bit more cumbersome to use.
What has been your experience using BF4′s preset loadouts, Pixel Enemy fans? Sound off and let us know.