Battlefield 3 News: Join the Battlefield on the go with the Battlefield 3 iOS app on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Are you a big Battlefield 3 fan? Are you always thinking about different strategies even when you aren't playing the game? Well, if so, EA has some great news for you. Both EA and DICE have just revealed that there is now the ?Official Battlelog Application? for iOS devices. This new app will have quite a few uses for the hardcore Battlefield 3 community. With this new app you can use that brand new iPad to see whether your friends are online and playing or check out who is at the top of the leaderboard. This application will tie in to the Battlelog social platform which will help to bring the best features and information to your iOS device. Some of the specific features include:
Battle Feed: See what awards and weapons your friends are unlocking and get notification. You can comment on their posts and keep open a line of communication with your friends while you are away from the game.
Com Center: Thinking about logging in to play? See which of your friends are online and playing. Plan for tonight's session by leaving wall messages allowing you to jump into the game quicker once you are in front of your console.
Stats & Unlocks: Keep track of your persona stats and progress. Everything from dog tags to weapons, gadgets, vehicle upgrades and specializations are tracked and available for your perusal at any time.
Leaderboards: View worldwide, global leaderboards or compare your standing among friends.
After using the application myself I also noticed some interesting uses. In addition to keeping tabs on your friend's activities you can also keep tabs on your status. When I first logged in to the application it showed me a new award that I was rewarded a few months ago as well as when I ranked up. I was also given access to my stats (some of them pretty bad...my K/D ratio among them) where I can see how many times I have died while playing Battlefield 3, how many times I have killed other people, my accuracy percentage and more. It is a nice, quick snapshot of your career and showcases the areas where you need to improve. It breaks everything down really nicely showcasing which is your best class, your longest headshot your kill streak bonus and a host of other statistics. One particularly useful item for me is the unlock section where it tells me how close I am to unlocking a new weapon or skill. For people who are completionists this is going to be a lifesaver as it will show you exactly what you need to do to achieve the next level. If you have a friend that isn't on your friends list but you still want to check and see how they are doing there is also this very useful ?Find Player? feature. All you have to do is type in their username and you are good to go.
What do you think? Is this something that you would use when away from your console?