Firstly, how do you gain the score exactly? I know it shows in the bar on the side of the map, but I remember a match where I was lone-wolfing and still got a pretty high score in that bar. I suppose my other squad members were together, but do I also gain for their work?

Also, does the score reset when I start a new game? I mean, I play support with the Offensive perk and it took me a long game of conquest to just unlock lvl-3 extra grenade. In the next match, that 'nade is gone. Don't I keep it forever?

  • well I asked something different. I have already seen that thread.
    – user37588
    Nov 19, 2013 at 15:05
  • Field upgrades can be gained and lost in a fluid nature based on your field upgrade score. When you lose the upgrade it is gone until you attain that score level again.
    – David Yell
    Nov 19, 2013 at 15:06
  • This asks more about how to gain field upgrade score, while the marked duplicate asks specifically what makes you lose it. Voting to reopen.
    – 3ventic
    Dec 12, 2013 at 21:05

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It is done by working with your squads. Squad points are made when healing a squad mate, being a spawn point, capping a designated flag, etc.

If you lone wolf, your squad will take more time unlocking them. Same goes if your squad leader does not give orders. Only the squad part of the points will go toward your unlocks. So let's say you get a squad savior, you get 25 for the savior and 25 for the squad part, only 25 points will go in your perk progress.

You lose your progress toward your next level and a level when you wipe. If you are alone, you will wipe everytime you die.

From what I read, the upgrades are in individual, however, as I said before, they require squad play to unlock.

Level cap explaining it

All the upgrades

DICE explanation


The game changed how those perks are allocated from BF3.

If you follow squad leader orders and perform squad-based actions (killing people at a cap point marked by SL, healing squadmates, resupplying squadmates), you will quickly level up these squad perks. The key is to have an active SL who is marking points and giving you orders so that you can rack up the points as quickly as possible.

When you have a squad wipe, you lose one level of perks.

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