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Get free Shortcut Kits in Battlefield 4

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Maybe you’re new to Battlefield 4, and when you jump in to a game you get shot in the head seconds after spawning, not getting even a moment to orient yourself. Maybe you’re just not good enough to got some decent gear, and your guns feel like inept pea-shooters. Now, you can just download shortcut packs to give your Battlefield a bit of a boost. 

The Battlefield Shortcut packs are available as “voluntary bundles that will unlock various weapons for Battlefield 4 (the base game), allowing you to make up for lost time, or just catch up if you’re new to the game”, according to the Battlefield blog.

The biggest surprise is that they’re free, and not some sort of ploy by EA to extract more money. they’re free for just a limited time though, as part of DICE’s Player Appreciation Month event. Of course, just because they’re free now doesn’t mean they won’t become paid-for content soon.

Here’s when you can get things:

  • February 18 to February 24
    Shortcut Kit: Hand Guns
    Battlefield 4 Premium Shortcut Kit: DMR’s
  • February 25 to March 4
    Shortcut Kit: Grenades
    Battlefield 4 Premium Shortcut Kit: Shotguns

PC gamers can get their kit through Battlelog, while console gamers can get theirs through the in-game stores. Premium subscribers can hit the News section to get their extra swag.

I’ve often been overwhelmed when jumping in to a multiplayer game when it’s well after release, only to find that everybody is significantly better than I am. for people like me, this won’t really change much – gear doesn’t make up for skill – but I suppose every little bit helps.

Last Updated: February 20, 2014


  1. Ottokie

    February 20, 2014 at 13:37

    Thats some good news, will log in tonight and get it, since hand guns are a royal pain to upgrade


  2. Umar Reborn

    February 20, 2014 at 13:45

    That’s cool, I only recently got ADSL so jumping into almost any MP game right now is a chore as they’re all way better than me. I really like SP game, no pressure to be amazing at the game


    • TiMsTeR1033

      February 20, 2014 at 14:01

      You get better the more you play, I sucked and still do suck at many online games but overtime and not much time you will be killing like a pro!


      • Umar Reborn

        February 20, 2014 at 14:02

        Yeah I’m slowly learning how to insult people’s mother’s in a classy way. I have a long way to go though


        • SlasherZA

          February 20, 2014 at 14:22

          It just takes time. Usually helps to pick a slightly emptier server and learn from there. Conquest Large will always be my go to game mode though.

          Some play styles are easier than others as well, depending on if you want to win or get high KPD ratio.

          Also, playing with a friend whilst talking on Teamspeak makes it a lot more fun and easier as well…


  3. SlasherZA

    February 20, 2014 at 13:51

    Battlefield is different in that regard – newer weapon does not usually equate to stronger.

    Some of the best weapons are the first ones you start with. You also don’t get all the unlocks for all these weapons either, just the base gun.

    AK5C carbine for the Engineer is one of many good examples – one of the best guns and it is the base gun.

    This is the reason I enjoy the battlefield franchise and unlocks – they don’t punish the new guy too much (although health and ammo crates should be default unlock along with C4 on the Support class…).


    • Bobby

      February 20, 2014 at 13:57

      Indeed. The AK12 is the Best AR and is the first one you get.


      • SlasherZA

        February 20, 2014 at 14:01

        Debatable – I think the Ace23 is better, but the AK12 really is a good option as well…

        For tap tap firing when moving, the Type 88 LMG is a killer as well, 3rd on the list if I recall.

        UMP-45 and AS-VAL are quick unlocks and deadly in their own rights as well…


  4. Charl van der Merwe

    February 24, 2014 at 10:29

    The learning curve for Battlefield is not too steep,
    although any good FPS player can indeed jump in and be good at shooting others,
    but it’s part of the fun and drive to get all the weapons, I unlocked all the
    class specific stuff by lvl 25, the guns took a little longer, still only half
    way with the pistols at lvl 53.

    Annoyingly some good weapons can only be unlocked through
    single player….which I have zero interest in. So I will never get the powerful
    6 shooter pistol and many other unlocks that are pretty good


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