The thing that everybody wanted on October and was denied back in November is now coming to Battlefield form in the form of pre-match lobbies.
Players can set up a lobby to invite friends to and prepare for a match before the game starts. "To join Battlefield 4 as part of a squad, simply choose “Squad Join Beta” in the game’s multiplayer menu. Here you will be able to see a list of active squads, or create your own," DICE stated in the Battlefield Blog, "A list of the five slots will appear, with the squad leader indicated by a star. When you’re good to go, just initiate quickmatch to join a game, and you’ll be in-game with your squad mates, ready to bring your team to victory."
The squad mode is now in Beta.