BF4 Assignment: Phantom Prospect and the Elusive Megalodon

ghost1You may have noticed a super-secretive assignment in your list on Battlelog entitled Phantom Prospect. It seems that the name of the assignment may be tied to a book by the same name. From the Rogue Angel series written under the house name of Alex Archer, the book version of Phantom Prospect features shipwrecks and a supposed extinct shark known as the megalodon. Of course the same creature was mentioned in the popular video series by Hank and Jed, Battlefield Friends. These clues have actually led numerous players to go on an all-out megalodon hunt. Because of the references to shipwrecks found in the book, these hunts seem to mostly focus on the map Paracel Storm.

We don’t know yet whether the Phantom Prospect assignment is really related to the elusive giant prehistoric dino-shark, but here’s a quick guide on how to get the assignment started:

NOTE: As stated in the assignment, you must be a Premium member to proceed.

First, go to the Leaderboards on your Battlelog (accessed from your soldier profile). You’ll see a tiny phantom icon near the bottom left of the page. Click it.


You have initialized the Phantom Program! It will ask you for a passcode. Type in bumpinthenight. It will tell you that your unlock phase is completed, and welcome you to the program:

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Now, when you return to your assignments and click on the Phantom Prospect (located in the gold assignments), you’ll see that the requirements have been updated and you are ready to begin. You’ll also see the reward, the Phantom Program Dog Tag. By the way, the assignment will actually unlock for your Battlefield 4 soldiers on all platforms.

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Let’s hope this assignment leads to a prehistoric beast! Honestly, megalodon hunting seems like the most fun people are having since the game released. Be sure to let us know if you find the creature and how you did it, we may feature your story on BATTLEFIELDO!

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