07
Jun
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Hey, you! Yes, you, with the Razer keyboard and the home-built desktop humming like a Sherman tank! Are you so extreme that you want to play your favorite EA shooting games even when you're not playing them?! Do you and your friends constantly argue about the value of the K2D ratio as a measurement of e-sport skillz?! Then you might just be hardcore enough to deserve Battlelog, EA's new social app for Battlefield 3 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter! You can download it now from the Google Play Store! Why are you still reading this sentence?! Words are for people who can't afford bullets!

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Like Activision and Ubisoft, Electronic Arts has decided that its shooter games need their very own app, which allows players to keep track of what their online friends are doing during the brief moments between extended play sessions. Battlelog is basically a tiny social network built around these two games, complete with a news feed of achievements and unlocks, leaderboards, information from the developers, and an in-game messaging system. The most useful feature is the ability to see which of your friends are in-game right at this moment, and on which server, so you can find them quickly enough to get in before the session fills up.

Battlelog is a free download for Android devices running 2.3.3 and up, though naturally you'll need an Origin account and at least one of the two games listed above to take advantage of it. Early reviews in the Play Store are not kind - it looks like bugs are keeping some users from doing anything except viewing the news feed. As usual, EA has split the game up into versions for North America and the rest of the world.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Rob

    I wanted this a year ago when I still played Bf3

    • Bob G

      This is really just a beta test for BF4.
      E3 is upon us.

  • Ray

    Way too late. The iOS version came out just after game (BF3). This is absolutely pathetic on EA's behalf.

    • Haunter

      Fuckin' this. I enjoyed Battlelog on my PC when playing... and was SURE there would be a mobile Android app... now... about 7 months later? I've moved on to other games (but will pick up BF3 every now and again). Too little too late.

      • Andrew

        It isn't 7 months late, the game came out in October 2011, more like a year and a half late.

        • Haunter

          Yeesh... has it really been that long?! You're right... I guess the time got away from me.

    • Sean Royce

      EA's a pathetic company, it should be expected from them.

      • metalspy8

        you still going to get bf4

        • Sean Royce

          Nope. Not at all. I bought Battle Field 3 for PC and had nothing but problems trying to use their propriety program Origin and just gave up. Wasted $70.

    • Slighter

      they had to release early on ios. how else would the legion of trust fund baby hack fucks keep track of the skills they have paid for?

  • fixxmyhead

    Fuck EA!

  • bat0nas

    Finally uninstalling Battlefield BF3 Stats.

  • Rahul

    Can someone please post a APK it is not available in my country

  • http://www.kamemmental.fr/ RockAndRock

    Not available for France... Someone for giving APK file please ? :)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Really, even the version by EA Swiss Sarl? Usually that works for anything outside North America.

      • http://www.kamemmental.fr/ RockAndRock

        Nop, I have this message: "This item cannot be installed in your device's country" :(

  • Andrew

    Way to go, EA. Releasing it when BF3 lifecycle has ended.
    BF4 will use Battlelog too, so I hope this app will stay relevant.