DICE is to reward Battlefield 4 players with free Battlepacks and weapon unlocks throughout February.

The initiative, which DICE calls the 'Player Appreciation Month' will see players gifted with a free Battlepack every day that they play Battlefield 4 between February 1 and March 6. Bronze Battlepacks will be offered to players who complete a match on a weekday, and Silver Battlepacks offered up at the weekends.

In addition, DICE will be providing two free weapon Shortcut Bundles to all players, unlocking all grenade types and pistols available in the game, and a further two - DMRs and Shotguns - to Premium members.

The developer claims that it would usually take around 30 hours to unlock the content during normal gameplay.

And finally, a Double XP weekend will be offered to all players at some point during February, although a date has yet to be announced.

"We appreciate all of the great feedback you continue to provide about all aspects of Battlefield 4," said DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson. "We take this very seriously, and hearing directly from you has helped to make the experience better."

Source: blog.battlefield.com