EA and Dice have announced they will be releasing Battlefield 1 on the 21st of October this year, putting it out in time before rivals Activision will release the next installment of their Call of Duty franchise. We don’t know many details yet, but we believe this might be a strategic marketing move. The name itself, Battlefield 1, with an emphasis on “1”, makes people scratch their heads. Those who aren’t up to date might think it will be a remake of the first Battlefield game ever made. This will not be the case, as the 1 stands for World War One. It will be the first game to explore this fascinating time period, or at least the first one with a huge budget and the first one everybody can take seriously.
BATTLEFIELD 1 WILL TAKE PLACE DURING WORLD WAR ONE
The developers haven’t really said much about the single player mode, but they did show the world everything about the multiplayer mode. This will be an incredibly intense experience and won’t even give players time to blink without getting killed. Aside from the graphics, which are top of the line as everyone expected, the map, gameplay and features all seem to be fantastic. Multiplayer games will be matches between 2 teams, each with their unique weapons and placement on the map. Each class will have specific weapons and vehicles.
Another interesting feature of multiplayer is how you can join the action. When you first join an online game, or after you’ve just been killed in one, you can closely look at the map, which is now live 3D, instead of 2D like it was in previous versions of the franchise, and choose the exact spot where you want to re-spawn. For example, if you see a spot on the map where the conflict is too bloody and there aren’t many places where you can take cover, you’d be wise to avoid it. You can use the map in the same way to jump straight into a vehicle.
Speaking of vehicles, we have learned that you can target specific parts or pieces of gear and destroy them in order to incapacitate that certain vehicle. For instance, you can stop a tank from moving by destroying its tracks. If you find yourself on the other side of the story, you can now repair your damaged vehicle, but this will leave you vulnerable to any enemy attacks, as you will not be able to use a weapon to defend yourself or even run away from conflict while you’re mending a tank or whatever.
Aerial warfare will also be stunning and a big part of Battlefield 1. That’s what many World War fans were wishing for all along. If that’s your thing, you can just use the map to re-spawn aboard a 2 winged fighter plane and engage in dogfights all day long. There will be zeppelins as well, which are an unmissable target, but will take some time to destroy and will have massive fire power. If you’re on the ground and one of those is around, you’d be advised to take cover in the nearest building, as infantry will be easy targets.
As for the single player mode, the main thing we know is that the action will take place in 6 different locations, and for every one of those locations we will have a different character. We won’t be very surprised if the story will be very good and the single player mode turns out to be the best part of Battlefield 1.