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Battlefield 4 dev details the 'most personal weapon customization ever'

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Battlefield 4, EA Digital Illusions CE's upcoming first-person shooter, will include the series' "most personal weapon customization ever," according to a post on the franchise's official website.

According to the developers, Battlefield 4's customization options, which includes more than three times the number of weapons and accessories compared to previous games, were inspired by player feedback. An assault rifle, for example, could be outfitted with more than 240,000 combinations of accessories, camouflages and optics.

Players can comb through the options with a guide "designed to encourage experimentation" that will appear on the right of the screen and includes stats like accuracy, damage, range and stability. Camos are broken down into broad sections like Autumn, Desert, Naval, Snow, Urban and Woodland, with 16 pattern variations within each that allow players to tailor the general hue to specific maps.

Players will be able to "zero" a sniper rifle's scope, allowing for calibration depending on the distance to a target.

"Zeroing your scope is an advanced technique and won't make you perform perfect headshots every time, but for those skilled enough to approximate distance it will be a welcome strategic addition," the update reads. "To bring even more variety to all of our Recon players, we've also added a 40X zoom scope for extreme long-distance sniping, as well as a new 2X scope magnifier that you can bring to the front of existing 1X scopes to increase your optics options on the fly."

Battlefield 4 will also introduce a new strategic option. Battle Pickups like sniper rifles will appear on "maps in most game modes" and are there for the taking.

"The idea is to emphasize the strategic value of a specific position in question to the player, and to incite players to try out new types of gameplay," the update reads.

Battlefield 4 is set for a release this year on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows PC. You can learn more about the Field Upgrade customization options from a recent Battlefield Blog post.