Bronze, Silver, & Gold: Battlepacks
Another exciting element to Battlefield 4 progression is the concept of Battlepacks. Battlepacks are bundles of content that are awarded at certain Ranks. Think of them as a collection of items that are not hard-coded and will be granted at specific moments in your career. At certain ranks, you’ll get a handful of items, but you’ll never know exactly in what order you’ll receive them.
Depending on your actual Rank, you’ll be awarded a Battlepack of either Bronze, Silver or Gold Rank. The value of the Battlepack decides the number of items you receive in the pack, as well as the chance to get something really rare.
ITEM RARITY AND BATTLEPACK TYPES
The items you will find in the Battlepacks come in 4 different colors to indicate rarity: Standard (grey), Advanced (white), Superior (blue), & Distinguished (orange). Premium items are considered Distinguished items and are included in Battlefield 4 Premium.
WHAT TO FIND IN THE BATTLEPACKS
The content of a Battlepack is a mix of items. Among them you could find knives, dog tags, soldier camouflages, weapon/vehicle paints, experience boosts, weapon accessories, or soldier portraits & emblems for Battlelog.
There are four kinds of Battlepacks: Bronze, Silver, & Gold as well as a Weapon Pack. A Bronze Pack will contain three items: two Standard ones, and one that has a chance of being Advanced. The quantity and rarity of the items increase in the Silver Packs and Gold Packs. A Weapon Pack is aimed specifically at the noted weapon and provides weapon accessories for that weapon.
HOW TO EARN BATTLEPACKS
Battlepacks are earned through your progression in multiplayer and are tied to both your rank-ups and your weapon progression. You will receive your first Bronze Battlepacks at rank 3, and new Battlepacks will be awarded at rank 5, 7, 10 and beyond. During weapon progression, you will begin earning new Weapon Packs after you’ve unlocked all previous accessories for a weapon.
The weapon accessories earnable in Battlepacks are not game-changing in any way, as they are simply cosmetic variants of accessories you can already unlock via the normal weapon progression. For example, if you use a specific rifle, you’ll eventually unlock the U.S. red dot sight for it. At the same time, you might earn a Battlepack with the Russian red dot sight for the same weapon. The special Weapon Battlepacks are awarded for each weapon after completing all its regular unlocks. Thus, a player faithful to a specific carbine will eventually obtain all its accessories by simply using it.