It has been a long time coming, but we finally have the news that all Battlefield 3 players with an iPhone have been waiting to hear. EA has just released the official Battlelog app onto the iOS App Store, allowing players to get their stats fix whilst on the move.
If you haven’t used Battlelog yet and you play Battlefield 3 frequently, you really should since it is the perfect side compliment to the game. Battlelog is a great tool to check out detailed stats about your various Battlefield adventures, as it records crucial data such as your kill/death ratio, how many games you have won and lost and even your longest headshot distance.
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Now you can bring up the same stats on your iPhone, thanks to the free Battlelog app. It’s on the App Store now, just do a search for Battlelog and you should see it. The interface is exactly the same as the desktop version and it looks to be very well made by EA we have to say.
There’s four main categories at the bottom of the app which will provide shortcuts to the main areas of Battlelog. The Battle Feed will give you live updates on how you and your friends are getting on in the game, whether that involves unlocking a certain attachment, or if you have just reached a brand new Colonel level. The Com Center is a very useful addition, as it will allow you to send instant chat messages to anyone else who has the Battlelog iOS app running. Stats provides a summary of all your achievements in the game, such as accuracy, hours played, best weapon and vehicle kills and so on. Finally, the unlocks tab will display all the unlocks still needed in the game for a relevant class or vehicle. For instance if you just need to unlock items for the Jet, it will just list those, rather than all the unlocks that you have already made for other vehicles.
Our first impressions of the app are very good. EA obviously took their time with it, but it looks like they have delivered with a quality app and not some lazy approach which some of you were fearing. We’re glad to see that this is entirely free as well – there’s no sign of any required payments, and the app isn’t littered with ads either which is always nice to see.
The app will probably be most useful in between rounds, when you and a friend can discuss tactics in the Com Center whilst waiting for the next map to load. You can also find another BF3 player easily straight from the app, for those moments when you want to check out the stats of a particular opponent to see how good they really are.
We have a feeling that the app is going to come in very useful for all BF3 players with an iPhone. There’s no sign of an Android release yet, but we imagine that EA are working on releasing it soon. If you have already used the app, let us know your initial thoughts on it. They’ve done a pretty good job haven’t they?