One of DICE’s new progression tools for Battlefield 4 is Battlepacks. Essentially, these are bundles of content that are earned and used in-game, and contain a number of items both rare and common. Tied closely to the game’s progression system, things found in the Battlepacks can bring improvements to your weapons or stat buffs for XP.
In a recent post on Battlefield.com, DICE outlines everything you can find in Battlepacks.
“The content of a Battlepack is a mix of items. Among them you could find knives, dog tags, soldier camouflages, weapon/vehicle paints, experience boosts, weapon accessories, or soldier portraits & emblems for Battlelog.”
DICE has also added a color coded system to denote an items rarity. There are standard(grey), advanced(white), superior(blue), and distinquished(blue) items in the Battlepacks, which also have their own color-coded system of bronze, silver, gold, and a black weapons pack.
You earn these packs by simply leveling both your soldier and weapons. Battlepacks are awarded to your soldier at different ranks throughout the progression system, and as weapons are leveled up, players will earn black weapons packs that are specific to the weapon.
Those who participated in the Battlefield 4 Beta (which recently ended) got a chance to see the Battlepack system in action. Battlefield 4 is slated for release on October 29th for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.