Battlefield 4 Tablet Commander 1.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 001)

If Electronic Arts’ first-person shooter Battlefield 4 has been keeping you glued to your Windows PC or PlayStation/Xbox console, you won’t want miss out on this one. Released today as a free download for the iPad on Apple’s App Store, the Battlefield 4 Tablet Commander app provides a no-compromise second-screen experience letting you command the battlefield and compete with the opposing teams commander directly from your iPad, using easy touch gestures and drag-and-drop interface…

If you own Battlefield 4 on at least one platform and have an active soldier at rank 10 or higher on that platform, you can use the companion software to manage squad-based teamplay, deploy war assets such as gunships and cruise missile attacks and more.

This is a native affair, not a dull web page packaged as an iOS app.

As a result, some features previously unseen in other companion apps are now a reality. Like, for instance, in-game voice chat: just select a squad and hold down the mic button to talk to your squad, directly from the iPad.

Other features include the ability to jam the enemy’s radar using EMP, call in UAVs to scan the area, send reinforcement, supplies and vehicles to your troops on the ground, all via the nicely done drag and drop controls.

Deploying UAVs and issuing orders is as easy as dragging the icons onto locations on the map. And Retina graphics makes everything crisp, precise and gorgeous.

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From the blurb:

Take point and lead your team to victory wherever you are. Play on any platform server on which you own Battlefield 4. Join games straight from the app, or through Battlelog.

Battlefield 4 Tablet Commander is free on the App Store.

The download weighs a whopping 504MB and requires an iPad running iOS 6.1 or later.

  • jocastro

    i thought this came out already

    • Prasoon Singh

      It did. This is a companion app that works when you’re playing BF4 on your console.

  • Prasoon Singh

    If only there was an app like this for Call of Duty Ghosts.

    • Arsanny Lintang

      well now Call of Duty sucks, the game is the same every time and and the cinematic intro is almost the same as MW2

  • Y2J

    Does anyone have BF4 and a PS4? None of my friends have it yet and I’m bored.

    Hmu if you do: KILLERx_xWOLF1

    • Jarryd Richards

      Can you play with people on PS3?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        That’s a very good question. I know the games are incompatible with each other but whether that includes the online I don’t know. My initial feeling would be that because the backbone (PSN) is the same on both platforms that yes it is possible but don’t have any evidence to back that up…

      • Y2J

        Currently, no. Sony said that it is possible, but devs have to choose to implement it.

    • Steven Cannan

      You have a ps4? How do you like it? Is the fan loud?..that is all lol

      • Y2J

        LOVE IT! The dualshock 4 is amazing, graphics are great, and I haven’t had a single issue-hardware or software. And no, the fan is not very loud lol. Anymore questions? 🙂

      • Steven Cannan

        Lol yeah what about the headphone jack? Have you tested that with headphones? How’s the quality? Also..can you change the color on the Dualshock 4?

      • Y2J

        The headphone jack is great. I use it with my beats, and my iPod headphones. It doesn’t pick up all mics, but I can say it works good with the one it comes with, and if you have iPhone buds or something, those’ll should work here. It didn’t pick up the mic from my beats, though. The quality is also really good.

        As of right now, you cannot change the color, but I THINK/HOPE that once Sony allows themes, the devs will be able to choose a color to go with their theme.

    • Joey Ricciardi

      just added you im dawooginata

      • Y2J

        I was wondering who that was lol

  • Kelly Hewitt

    They should bring it to iPhone aswell

  • Jason Duong

    Only one catch… you have to be tethered to a wall. gg my battery life.

  • Joey Ricciardi

    Wish I could use my Android Tab or iPhone. Google is missing out.

    • Zeus

      Android gets it tomorrow, 11/19.

      • Joey Ricciardi

        Yea I heard that but cant find it yet. Please post a link if you find it. Thanks.

  • beretheon

    hey, in Catzilla benchmark i have 4256 points, u think i can run battlefield4?