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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  • 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.