Battlefield 4 on PS4 “spotting” done via R1 button, DICE said to offer “alternate” trigger scheme

Battlefield 4 on PS4 “spotting” done via R1 button, DICE said to offer “alternate” trigger scheme to L2/R2

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game_infected1876d ago

Hope dice change that on xbox consoles too .Spoting with back button is just annoying

creatchee1876d ago

For real. Spotting shouldn't require double joints :)

ginsunuva1876d ago

Well if spotting becomes too easy and quick to do, it'll be spamming the spot button all over the map, instead of only spotting those you take the effort and time to.

Sam Fisher1876d ago

At this point everygame should have customizable buttons, if you (as the dev) really want ppl to buy your game you can just put that in and say if you dont like it you can make your own :) end of story, instead these companies gives us stuff like four different ways and thats all

iamnsuperman1876d ago

I agree with this. Being able to choose your own button layout should be a standard feature for all games

ginsunuva1876d ago

That could possibly be built into the console OS so it's universal and easy for devs to implement.
Have a control layer that then translates into whatever variables in the game.

So the devs program "buttonX" normally, but the OS can take inputs from the square button for example and remap to "buttonX" when passing it onto the game.

Mounce1876d ago

I don't see why it can't be on the front touchpad or the Right analog-stick button(If that isn't used for Knife of course)

Mounce1876d ago

I liked Crouching on L2 ;_; R2 Nades, L1 Aim, R1 Shoot. L3 Sprint and R3 Callout or knife

Can't see why the touchpad, which is both a Touchpad and a button, cannot be used ._.

MWong1876d ago

It's crazy we really haven't heard anything about the XBone BF4 version. Except the early release DLC, Second Assault.

What does the game look like, is it 1080p? How's it running, is it 60 fps? This is the same way DICE was with BF3 on the XB360.

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CarnageXB1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

I'm hoping for the game uses the l2 and r2 as the aim and trigger. I'm used to that on the 360.

KwietStorm1876d ago

I know you didn't read the article, but not even the little summary under the headline?

CarnageXB1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

I did read it. I know the controller layout is coming to the ps4. I just said that because I felt like saying it.

Kryptix1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )


Here, I'll help you out.

"Battlefield 4 on PS4 “spotting” done via R1 button, DICE said to offer “alternate” trigger scheme to L2/R2"

That means aiming and shooting will be on L1/R1 or L2/R2 depending on how you want it. You probably thought the alternate scheme is aiming with square and shooting with triangle on the Playstation controller. lol

"Of course, seeing as R1 will be used for spotting/radial menu, and the R2 trigger is now being used to fire your gun, where does this leave the knife button? Well, it seems it’s either going to be mapped to the circle button or by pushing in R3. (which was used to crouch and go prone" -From article

JackOfAllBlades1876d ago

Really dude, and the people who agreed. Fools

D3acon1876d ago


I hope that would be true. The only thing I care about is moving the knife button from the R3, in everyone shooting game its always an unintentional knife and then I die.

jaelegend1876d ago

it is they said r1 is spotting so that wont be shot

shysun1876d ago

lol r2 is shot fella.....get use to it!....its much better that way but if you want to change it you can. ;)

FITgamer1876d ago

Im pretty sure that's what he/she meant. Just awkward wording.

Minato-Namikaze1876d ago

I just wont buy games that use L2/R2 as aim and shoot. I hate that with a Passion.

shysun1876d ago

@Minato-Namikaze well i guess you've never played a fps on 360?! It's much better.

JetsFool35001876d ago

Wow its gonna take some time getting used to it

MWong1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

Agreed that's going to take some getting used to. Too bad they couldn't use the touchpad for spotting. At least they have alternate controller schemes. Hopefully, like what they had to offer BF3 controller scheme.

boing11876d ago

Touchpad would be great for command rose.

JetsFool35001876d ago

I understand the change tho pressing r1 is better then taking your finger off the analog

titletownrelo1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

they should have had:
L2/R2 = aim/fire
L1/R1 = grenade/knife
touchpad = spot

now they are moving everything around and they don't know what we'll use to enter vehicles.

As long as they are including THIS layout (wich they are), I'll be happy.

JetsFool35001876d ago

Using the touchpad as spot is worse then pressing select

yeahokchief1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

I always thought that this would be a better way of doing things. I got very accustomed to the select button in BFBC2 though.

Not buying this game. I know they're going to design it beyond the capabilities of the consoles they are releasing it for again. Too bad.

Ipunchbabiesforfun1876d ago

"Not buying this game. I know they're going to design it beyond the capabilities of the consoles they are releasing it for again. Too bad."

So you're mad that they cater to the PC as well huh? Great logic.

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