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Multi Battlefield 4 Shortcut Kits Now Available

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One of the many giveaways during the Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month are the Shortcut Kits, 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. The Shortcut Kits are now available for download at no cost for a limited time.

Battlefield 4 Premium members will get access to two special Shortcut Kits, on top of two other Shortcut Kits accessible to all Battlefield 4 owners. See below for the handout schedule.


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

How to claim your Shortcut Kits

Console Owner

Go to the in-game Store.
Either click on the Shortcut Kit banner or proceed to view “All Items”
Find the Shortcut Kit priced at $0
Premium users will also see a second Shortcut Kit priced at $0
Download each item to be granted your Shortcut Kit(s).

PC Owner

Login to Battlelog
Go to the “Store” section.
Find the Shortcut Kit priced at $0.
Click “Download”.
Proceed through the Origin checkout flow to be granted your Shortcut Kit.

PC Owner (Battlefield 4 Premium Member)

Login to Battlelog.
Look in the “News” section for info on the Shortcut Giveaway.
Click on the “PREMIUM GIVEAWAY” button within the news story.
A success message will display in green at the top of Battlelog if successful.
You have now been granted the Shortcut Kit.


Click here for full conditions and restrictions.

Source: Battlefield Blog
 

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And now I'm gonna unlock slugs for the SPAS 12 and counter snipe those sneaky sniping bastards at the Achivement-Tower at Operation Firestorm BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:
 

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And now I'm gonna unlock slugs for the SPAS 12 and counter snipe those sneaky sniping bastards at the Achivement-Tower at Operation Firestorm BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:
It's just the guns not the accessories. Bad luck chump.

I have very nearly unlocked all the hand grenades myself. Just got a tiny bit to go on the flares which is the last one.
 

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This is helpful to me and @HaloJ, being newcomers to the game. Halo is particularly chuffed as the M1911 pistol is now available, it was her favourite handgun on BF3.
 

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It took me bloody ages to unlock that bloody M1911! :evil:

I have one handgun left to unlock that i've almost got...and I've got all the grenades unlocked.

I'm also most of the way through my Shotgun unlocks.

So really this is only going to be useful for me for DMR's and to be honest if i'd had as much time to put into this game as I would like then i'd already have all the guns unlocked, i'm not all that far off it anyway.
 

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Aye very chuffed with the handgun unlocks. :D Also the DMR's as well? Awesome! :D I'm terrible with the base level sniper rifle so had been playing Engineer to get the carbines unlocked and equipped with decent scopes before playing an assault sniper using said carbines to get that classes base kit and the DMRs.

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Useful for me too as I don't get as much time online these days. Feels like cheating though....
 

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Useful for me too as I don't get as much time online these days. Feels like cheating though....
I've been thinking about this since I posted and whilst it's lovely for those that don't have the time or have bought in late I'm feeling a bit weird about using the unlocks myself. On the one hand it'll give me easy access to kit that I prefer but on the other means I've not worked for those items. It does indeed feel a bit like cheating. :think:
 

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I've been thinking about this since I posted and whilst it's lovely for those that don't have the time or have bought in late I'm feeling a bit weird about using the unlocks myself. On the one hand it'll give me easy access to kit that I prefer but on the other means I've not worked for those items. It does indeed feel a bit like cheating. :think:
It's a bit late now, I've downloaded it on both PS4s!
 

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Another thought - if you think that having these free shortcuts is cheating, then you shouldn't be opening the Battlepacks. The ones that you get random weapon accessories in do the same thing - they let you shortcut your way to using these items rather than working your way through playing those weapons until you unlock them.

So frankly you're all cheats anyway! :P
 

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Another thought - if you think that having these free shortcuts is cheating, then you shouldn't be opening the Battlepacks. The ones that you get random weapon accessories in do the same thing - they let you shortcut your way to using these items rather than working your way through playing those weapons until you unlock them.

So frankly you're all cheats anyway! :P
Technically not. Some unlocks are only available through battlepacks for example the green laser or the tri beam attachments.
 

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I agree with both @HaloJ and @Martok (shocker!). Battlepacks are a cop out but some kit is only available via battlepacks so no choice there.
 

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Technically not. Some unlocks are only available through battlepacks for example the green laser or the tri beam attachments.
I agree with both @HaloJ and @Martok (shocker!). Battlepacks are a cop out but some kit is only available via battlepacks so no choice there.
Indeed but some unlocks are available in the normal way. So you should forego the Battlepacks on this basis alone if you're really concerned about 'cheating'. ;)
 

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I'm trying to complete each gun, so I'm gonna stop using each one at 510 kills (or whatever it is for that weapon) when I've got the Master dog tag and the final Battlepack.

The problem with this plan is with handguns. You get the final Battlepack at 240 kills, but still have to get 500 to get the Master dog tag. Not sure if I can be arsed with that yet.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.
 

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How does the XP with these unlocks work? Do you still earn it and unlock stuff at XYZ XP despite already having access to the guns?
 

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When all said and done its just stuff, makes no real odds that someone worked to unlock it or bought it off the store.
 

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I'm trying to complete each gun, so I'm gonna stop using each one at 510 kills
...Do that mean that you actually are gonna get 510 kills with the Sniper Elite? I wish you good mental health!:angel:
 
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