Battlefield 4 custom controls desired on PS4

By Alan Ng - Oct 21, 2013

If you are planning on picking up the PS4 version of Battlefield 4, you are probably wondering how the control system will change, with the arrival of the brand new Dual Shock 4 controller. You’ll be pleased to know that a photo has now emerged, showing the full Battlefield 4 control layout and giving you a heads-up on what to expect.

Fans picking up the console version over PC will definitely hope that DICE allows the control system to be customized at free will. While we still don’t have confirmation of this, we do have some interesting developments to tell you about.

It has been confirmed that the shoot button is going to be transferred from the R1 button on PS3, over to the R2 trigger button on PS4. The R1 is now going to be used by the spot command, whilst also doubling up as the commo rose command as well – finally, this feature comes to console.

Thanks to this control preview, we can also reveal that DICE has included some functionality with the PS4 touch pad on the Dual Shock 4 as well. According to the image, you can use the touch pad to bring up some functionality related to Battlelog.

This is a very interesting feature for sure, so hopefully DICE will give us a full walkthrough on what this entails. How do you feel about using the back trigger to shoot though? Many gamers have already made their voices known on preferring to use R1, but then again not everyone has had the chance to hold the Dual Shock 4 in their hands.

What do you think about the control layout for the PS4 version of Battlefield 4 based on this picture – are you happy with the outcome? How would you feel if you cannot customize this setup at all?

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  • BillyBadass_TN.

    Wish DICE had done a modern war game instead of old timey crap! I mean why not WW2? Havnt done it on console, BF1942 ROCKED! But only on pc. And no flight control stick option STILL on ps3 or 4 for any BF. Youd think thst be possible with ps4 anyway. In ww2 or vietnam ,at least theres cool looking planes and vehicles, and who wants to shoot old timey stuff? Modern equipment is more spectactular explosive i . Whos making the call at DICE on wat type game the nexts gonna be these days?? All these wars on terror and some Genious at DICE says were gonna do one on WW1 !?!?…i know they got landmines but it takes all 3 to be sure u destroy any armor. Big ass IEDS would be cool for engineer class to be able to set up like in “real life scenarios”, funny but terrorists weapon of choice isnt in any video games i can think of. Lol But the trigger on all games i think be on top. Easier to slide down to spot and it’s hard enough to get people to spot as it is

  • BillyBadass_TN.

    I hate the r2 trigger and L2 aiming, we played this way for years and if there’s one thing that’s always seems to do is screw the controls up like for vehicles and such I wish they would leave the controls alone they don’t have to be changed I base all my game playing around BF … games that have the R2 trigger assembly I just don’t play as much because I don’t want to mess up my Battlefield and now they go and change it like the others it may be good after I get used to it but i think all triggers should be on top and accessories on bottom..

  • Duece

    I’m playing it right now and it feels god awful I’ve played all the battlefield games on the ps3 and shot with R1. So to move it to R2 is terrible and is like playing backwards. I find myself throwing grenades when I want to aim and spotting when I want to shoot. Please Sony or Dice make an option to change to old configuration!

  • esapata

    Shooting with R1 was a downside to playing shooters on PS3. Very much looking forward to this switch and the new R2 and L2 triggers. Kinda wish R1 was reload, though, square for spot.

    • L.j. Hundley

      R1 reload… no way

      • esapata

        Why not? It works perfectly fine on other systems where triggers are used for shooting. You don’t need your index finger on the trigger while you’re reloading, plus keeping your thumb on the stick rather than the square button during a reload frees you up to keep looking around – increasing your odds of survival. It works quite well in multiplayer. Especially if you do have a mic and don’t go in to a match planning on using the “spot” action.

        • L.j. Hundley

          yeah..i guess that might work! :)

  • nyra08

    I’ve held the controller at a Sony store. The demo was Knack. The feel of it is amazing. Loving the triggers. It’s so comfortable that your hands feel sad having to let go of it. Don’t fret. I used veteran in the beta.

  • Mike Hawk

    Dice already confirmed that the legacy control setting will be like BF3 controls. Not worried.