Change the locale in Battlefield 4

I won’t humor my esteemed readers with my personal opinion on Battlefield 4 but there is one thing I must get out of the door: Localization in games usually sucks. And it sucks if developers, publishers and digital distribution channels alike will not give you the option to change the language of the game.

Thankfully Battlefield 4 can be reset to English in numerous different ways. You have probably read about deleting the unnecessary extra locales (everything under Data\Win32\Loc that does not start with en*) but unfortunately these files will be restored on the next patch.

A much better and less intrusive way is available by altering your registry:

  1. Start regedit
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EA Games\Battlefield 4
  3. Set the “Locale” to “en_EN”

This should work on every localized version and teach the game some manners.

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