Battlefield 1 Preview

For a long time now, we’ve been calling for a proper, good old fashioned First Person Shooter. With the Call of Duty franchise going futuristic to a stage that has turned a lot of fans off, EA and  DICE have listened to the fans. After the less than outstanding success of Battlefield Hardline, the last thing any player of the Battlefield franchise wanted to see was for them to go in the same direction as Activision and Call of Duty.
Thankfully, at the reveal event of the newest Battlefield, DICE announced a game that we have all been craving for years, we’re going back, and not to World War II... Oh no... We’re going way back to World War I.
Gone are the days of advanced weaponary and technological gadgets making your job easy, and instead we’re going back to the days of the very basics, using pure skill, basic weaponary and some old time vehicles which is sure to test even some of the best gamers in this genre.

Interestingly, Battlefield 1 is the first World War 1 game published by Electronic Arts since Wings of Glory over 22 years ago back in 1994 and it has gone on record that EA said they felt like they were taking a huge risk when giving this game the go ahead, but you’d imagine from fan reaction alone, they can tell this game is going to be a massive winner.
World War I weapons in Battlefield 1 include bolt-action rifles, automatic and semi-automatic rifles, artillery, flamethrowers, and mustard gas to kill opponents. Melee combat has been completely reworked, with DICE introducing new melee weapons such as sabres, trench clubs, and shovels into the game with these melee weapons being divided into two groups: heavy and light. Players can also take control of various armored vehicles, including light and heavy tanks, armored trucks, biplane aircraft, battleships and zeppelin, as well as being able to ride horses into battle. Destructible environments and weapon customization make a return in Battlefield 1, however they are a lot more dynamic than in previous installments of the game with environments being almost completely destructible.

Game Designer Daniel Berlin recently said in an interview that the game’s campaign is the largest and most open environment campaign in the franchise’s history with more options and choices in terms of paths to completing levels and how to approach combat. It has also been rumoured that players will also be able to control a number of different characters throughout the campaign.
One of the most exciting announcements about Battlefield 1 is that the multiplayer will support up to 64 players with a new squad system allowing players to group together and join and leave game servers together.
The multiplayer maps we will be playing on Battlefield 1 will  be based on locations aroud the world including Arabia, The Western Front and the Alps.
Multiplayer brings six classes that you can play as including Assault, Medic, Support, Scout, Tanker and Pilot. Each class comes with their own unique perks including reviving downed teammates, fixing tanks, firing flare guns and replenishing teammates ammunition stocks.
More details are currently scarce with very little known about the campaign and beyond, but we expect more information before launch later this year.
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Ash Gardner
0 Comments - Posted On July 30, 2016 at 9:04 PM

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