Battlefield 4: Campaign Tag Hunt

If you’re ready for a break from multiplayer madness–but still in the mood for some Battlefield fun–how about going on a campaign tag hunt? Even with the official guide, I noticed these tags can be really hard to find. Never fear, I’ve taken the time to hunt them down for you! If you have trouble, just stop by and have a look at the walkthrough below. You’ll have all the single player tags in no time!

Spoiler Alert:

I’ve done my best to avoid giving away any important details of the storyline, but some details were necessary in order to describe the tag locations. If you are dead set on being completely surprised by the campaign, I highly suggest you play through the campaign for the story first. Then you can go back through on easy difficulty in order to find any tags you may have missed!

 

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NICE PLAY (Baku)

This dog tag is the very first one you’ll find. And by find I mean that it’s basically handed to you on a silver platter. Don’t get used to that! The tag is obtained at the beginning of the campaign during the tutorial portion. After going up the stairs, it’s in the first door you are prompted to open. Check the left wall on the bulletin board.

 

ONEWAYONE WAY TRIP (Baku)

This tag is a big tricky. After dropping down into the courtyard and fighting, you’ll go into the room that the last set of enemies came from (this is the way you’ll be going anyway). Go down the stairs, but do not drop into the hole with your squad. Instead, jump over the hole (angle to the left). The dog tag will be on the third window from the right.

 

DunnSERGEANT DUNN (Baku):

After the helicopter scene, you’ll be prompted to help Sergeant Dunn. Before you do, go past him and around the front of the burning helicopter. The tag is through the passenger window.

 

ONEMANONE-MAN RIOT (Shanghai):

After exiting the van, Pac and Irish will head to a gate. Instead of following them, turn right under the red neon sign. Follow the alley as it winds around until you are able to turn left (there will be a white neon sign here). Go to the end and turn right. The tag is stuck to a door on the left.

 

GOINGUPGOING UP (Shanghai):

This tag is in the Skyscraper. After you get your gun in the elevator and reach the top floor, exit the elevator and turn around. The tag is above the elevator door.

 

BUSCASBUSINESS CASUAL (Shanghai):

Following the tank chase, you’ll have to run through the alleys to head towards the waterfront. You will reach a more open area in the alleys that has a couple of trees. The tree on the right has a red neon sign over it and there is a gate just past the tree. The tag is on the right side of the gate.

 

SHARKCARCHARODON (South China Sea):

After speaking with the Marine, walk straight down the hallway. You will pass one open cabin on the right hand side. When you get to the second open cabin, go inside (there is a fire hose on the wall next to the entrance). The tag is on the wall over the pillow on the upper right bunk.

 

SURFLORD OF THE WAVES (South China Sea):

This tag is underwater during the swimming sequence. After swimming through the door into the room where you will climb out of the water, you’ll swim past the green glowstick towards the white oval door in front of you. The tag is to the left of the white door, near the upper corner.

 

KOVICAGENT KOVIC (South China Sea):

When you make it to the deck of the ship, this tag will be off to the right. You can pick it up after killing infantry and the helicopter boss fight (which is in the opposite direction, so you’ll have to backtrack a little). There will be a burning helicopter near the edge of the deck, and the collectible is inside the passenger window (again). Be sure to pick it up before heading back to Kovic and the rest of the squad.

 

HORIZONTALRAINHORIZONTAL RAIN (Singapore):

After landing on the beach, kill the first wave of enemies. There will be a white sailboat that has washed up onto the shore on the left-hand side. Go around to the side of the boat that is facing the water, the tag is stuck to the hull of the boat.

 

ARMOREDARMORED COLUMN (Singapore):

You will drop down into a cafe/bar after fighting all of the tanks and infantry. The squad stops here to discuss the mission before going forward. That’s your cue to look behind the bar on the floor (if you walk around the bar the tag will be on the left).

 

PENGGROUNDED (Singapore):

After crossing the bridge with the huge red neon sign and going up the stairs, you’ll enter the large hangar. Stay against the wall on the metal walkway, working your way around without drawing enemy attention until you are in front of the large passenger jet. You’ll need to drop and run under the plane towards the rear to find the metal stairs leading to the wing. Jump onto the wing and grab the tag from the door.

 

CAGECAGE FIGHTER (Kunlun Mountains):

During the prison escape scene after you help Irish, follow everyone into the room with the lockers and turn right instead of left. There is a group of lockers on the wall in front of you. To the left there is a cell door. The tag is inside the door on the left. It’s very dark here so be sure to keep moving around until the prompt pops up.

 

FREEDOMFREEDOM AT ANY COST (Kunlun Mountains):

After exiting the elevator, you’ll head left  into the loading bay. Go up the first ladder to the left. Just past the over walk you’ll see an opening to a stairway. To the right of this opening is an electrical box, and the tag is just above that.

 

GETBUSYSHAW-SHANKED REDEMPTION (Kunlun Mountains):

Instead of going up the ramp to the tram, go under the bridge. If you look over the edge of the platform, you’ll see the tag right below you (it’s right in the center).

 

SMILEYDESTRUCTION ENTHUSIAST (Tashgar):

Just before you reach the bridge to Old Town, you’ll see a huge building with two large blue sheets hanging in the stairway. Parked next to it is a large white truck with a blue trailer. Blow up the trailer, the tag is in the back near the truck’s cab.

 

FISHUPSTREAM SWIMMER (Tashgar):

After shooting down the helicopter, cross the container and drop down. Take the ramp up the left hand side up to the trailer, and take the stairs to the roof. Jump across to the wooden platform. The tag is on the wooden board in front of you.

 

CHEESECAKEREBEL (Suez):

 Once you land on the back of the carrier and kill the enemies, go forward until you see a large plane with giant propellors on the left. The plane actually shows up on the minimap. You’ll either have to run up the propellor or jump up on the nose to get onto the back of the plane. The tag is on the left vertical tail fin when you’re facing the rear of the plane.

 

OLMOSFLEET GUARDIAN (Suez):

After entering the medbay, check the last curtained bed on the right. The dog tag will be right in the middle of the stretcher.

 

HANNAH/IRISH/PAC (Suez):

These last three tags are awarded depending on the choice you make at the end of the campaign.   So yes, you’ll have to play through the final chapter three separate times in order to get them all:

 

HANNAH  IRISH  PAC

 

I hope this guide proves helpful. I had a really fun–and challenging–time trying to find these tags throughout the levels. Hopefully you’ll have fun too! If you have any questions or comments be sure to post them below. Happy hunting!

 

 

 

5 Reasons to Play the Battlefield 4 Campaign

Yes, Battlefield 4 has a campaign (gasp)! Even worse, they expect you to play it if you want to unlock specific weapons and other goodies. However, I am surprised to say that it’s not the slog I thought it would be. To that effect, I’ve come up with 5 reasons why you should play the Battlefield 4 campaign…and LIKE it! Read on!

REASON NUMBER 1: WEAPONS TESTING

As you probably know, it can take ages (or seem to) for you to unlock guns in the multiplayer game play. After you are finally awarded a new untried gun, do you really want to go through the pain of using an unfamiliar weapon in the multiplayer blood bath?

The single player campaign has multiple ways for you to add new weapons to your arsenal throughout the story. You’ll start off with the MK11 MOD 0 in your crate. Additional weapons may be dropped by an enemy, exist somewhere in the level, or be awarded as an unlock unique to the chapter. Each time you obtain one of these new weapons, it’s placed into your crate. As you progress through each level, there are multiple weapon and explosive boxes at which you can access your weapon crate and change your loadout. This system provides a useful opportunity to try out different weapons before you unlock them in multiplayer. When you do unlock them on the real Battlefield, you’ll be able to know whether they are worth the time and effort to grind in order to unlock their accessories for multiplayer use.

REASON NUMBER 2: DOG TAGS!

There are 22 dog tags that can only be unlocked by finding them in the single player campaign. This includes the very best dog tag in the entire game. That’s right, the skipping penguin!

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The tags are hidden throughout the levels (2-3 tags per level), and when I say hidden I mean well-hidden. Good luck finding them on your own, I seriously played through the entire campaign without stumbling across even one. Here are the unique dog tags that can be found within the campaign:

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REASON NUMBER 3: WEAPON UNLOCKS

I decided to pick up the campaign in order to unlock my Rex. This is the pistol I used throughout Battlefield 3. It’s my baby. But there are other weapons that can only be obtained through the single-player experience. They are awarded by completing certain assignments, and here they are:

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION WEAPON AWARDED
     
Tombstone Actual Complete Baku M412 Rex
Fang of the Underworld Complete Kunlun Mountains Shank
A Trapped Wolf Complete Tashgar Machete
To Valhalla Choose to sacrifice the Valkyrie QBZ-95-1
Peace Maker Choose to sacrifice Hannah P90
Final Duty Choose to sacrifice Irish M249

REASON NUMBER 4: ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

Any achievement hunters out there may be interested to know that most of the achievements in Battlefield 4 are associated with the single-player campaign.  A majority of them are given for completing chapters or finding a set number of collectibles. We’ve already posted a list of the Battlefield 4 achievements, be sure to check it out when you start hunting!

Similar to multiplayer, a scoring system is implemented. The amount of points scored during any given chapter will lead to the bronze, silver, or gold award. By the way, each of these awards unlocks a different weapon to your crate for use during the campaign; so there is a point of obtaining these beyond the glory of the gold!

REASON NUMBER 5: JUST FOR FUN!

As I stated previously, the original reason I picked up the campaign was to unlock the Rex. The thing is, I didn’t want to stop when I got it. The story is actually fairly immersive, and some of the missions are fun to complete. I don’t know, maybe I just like to shoot stuff.

I won’t go into a long drawn-out description of the campaign story. Suffice it to say that the characters are fairly memorable this time around, and you end up caring about what happens to them. You get to speed cars along winding roads, navigate boats through the treacherous sea, dive through underwater areas, drive tanks, and many other fun things (all while shooting stuff)! Of course, you can do these things in multiplayer as well, but here they are part of the story—and the outcome doesn’t affect your precious stats. This gives the experiences an extra dynamic.

And there you have it, my reasons for taking the plunge and playing the campaign. No, the story is not mind-blowing. But you don’t need that to have a little bit of Battlefield fun. In my opinion, the campaign is worth at least one run-through whenever you want to take a break from the high-action stress of multiplayer and enjoy some “alone time”. In terms of Battlefield campaigns, I believe this is the best one so far.

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