The Battlefield 1 companion app is now available for Android, iOS, and Windows 10 mobile devices.
It’s a fairly small application, weighing in at about 60 MB. However, compared to previous companion apps, the new version brings a complete UI overhaul. Those jumping in from previous installment will immediately notice the refreshing new look along with improved navigational aspects.
Despite the fact that the application’s release is coinciding with the release of Battlefield 1, the new companion app is simply called Battlefield Companion. This is because it not only connects you with the latest installment but the older Battlefield 4 game as well. The concept is to give users a single hub from which to access both, as well as future Battlefield games.
There are two major features of the app. There’s the new Career section which contains information on your profile for both games. You can view personal stats, awards, and look up your friends to see what they have been up to.
Then there’s the Customization section where players can go through all available weapons and gadgets. This is where you are able to customize your loadouts for use in-game. There’s no point of launching the game itself to do so. Simply launch the application on your phone and set the loadouts as you see fit. When you actually play the game, the settings will sync automatically. Additionally, EA is allowing you to customize your emblem from the application as well. This feature wasn’t available with Battlefield 4.
Battlefield 1 is currently available for early enlisters or Origin/EA Access members. The new game, set in World War 1, is being hailed as an excllent insallment in the series by critics. The Battlefield series has never been known for its single-player campaign. However, that has changed with Battlefield 1.
Battlefield 1 is scheduled to release officially for everyone next week on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.