Commendations are a new feature in Armored Warfare that provides immediate in-match feedback on your match performance. This entirely optional visually striking in-match aid is displayed in real time as players take actions that earn them Reputation or Credits, such as destroying enemies or assisting allies.
When you get a Commendation, it appears at the top center of your screen:
Additionally, all Commendations you have earned in the current match are collected in a container where you can quickly see an overview of your current progress:
This container can be moved to any location you like by clicking and dragging it around on your screen. You can also adjust various elements and settings about Commendations in the UI sections of the Settings menu, including turning them off.
In order to help you quickly gauge the type of Commendations you have or have just received, Commendation icons have been color coded based on their category:
- Red: Kills, Assists
- Orange: Damage, Assisted Damage, Designated Damage, Destroying Modules, Killing Crew
- Yellow: Spotting, Spotting Damage
- Blue: Allies Hidden, Base Capture/Defense, Objectives
You can also see a list of these in-match on the tab overlay, as well as the actions required to earn each Commendation.
It's important to note that Commendations are just feedback on actions that already provide Reputation and Credit rewards. They do not provide any additional reward, and are distinct from Awards and Achievements.
Overall, we feel that Commendations will help players by providing feedback that assists with making on-the-spot decisions and changing strategy mid-match for better results. Through Commendations, we hope to use the interface to better communicate the actions and behaviors that end up earning you rewards, as well as giving you a general idea of your performance during the match.
We look forward to your comments and feedback on Commendations once the feature goes live.