Battlefield 4 Devs to Shower Players with Free Swag in February

Paul Lilly

DICE to give away grenades and other virtual swag throughout the month of February

Nothing says you're sorry better than handing out free gifts -- you know, things like unlocked pistols and grenades, plus double XP opportunities and other virtual items. It's with that in mind that developer Dice is kicking off a Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month starting Saturday, February 1, 2014. Throughout the month, DICE will roll out "fun community missions" and give away free stuff.

This is DICE's way of thanking players for putting up with early hiccups that plagued BF4's launch. Now several patches later, most of the issues that made BF4 a frustrating experience early on have been wiped out, and this latest effort on DICE's part may help bring some players back who had previously given up on the game.

"If you are currently playing Battlefield 4, we hope you enjoy this month-long community appreciation. If you haven’t played in a little while, it’s a great time to get back in the game," DICE said . Whoever you are, we appreciate the time you spend with Battlefield 4, we thank you for your support and we hope to keep hearing from you on the Battlefield 4 forums on Battlelog. Here’s to a great 2014!"

Each day you log into BF4 throughout the month of February, you'll receive a Bronze or Silver Battlepack containing bonuses like XP Boosts and solider camos. It usually takes around 30 hours of gameplay to earn all of these packs. In addition, DICE is preparing two optional shortcut bundles that will unlock all grenades and handguns "so you can make up for lost time."

BF4 Premium users will also get access to unlocked DMRs and shotguns, plus a second double XP weekend over the single one that regular users will get.

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