Battlefield 1

battlefield-1Source: Battlefield Blog

Starting today, Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners can start their two-week early access of Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar. On September 19, the most extensive Battlefield expansion yet – and winner of the “Best Add-On/DLC” Gamescom Award – will be available for purchase for all players.

With 6 new maps (including the newly released Lupkow Pass), new weapons, new vehicles, the new Supply Drop mode, the Hussars, and the Russian Army joining the fight, Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar is packed with fresh content. To learn more about the expansion, head to the Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar page.

New to Battlefield 1? Play the In the Name of the Tsar content today and get early access to all other unreleased expansions with Battlefield 1 Revolution*.

Revolutionize Your Play – Battlefield 1 Revolution

With the Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar update comes a new addition granting even higher fidelity and immersion to Battlefield 1: HDR10 support.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) makes the visuals of Battlefield 1 even more stunning for owners of the required tech (a screen with HDR support together with a console/PC with HDR capabilities.)

With an expanded contrast ratio and color palette, more realistic, immersive, and natural visuals will be possible. As you charge through the snowy Lupkow Pass or scout the dark alleys of Tsaritsyn, the light and dark areas will be more detailed, and look more similar to what the human eye would register.

We hope you will enjoy all that Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar has to offer.

* Check www.battlefield.com/games/battlefield-1/premium often for details and release dates for each expansion pack.

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battlefield-1By Alice O’Connor @ Rock, Paper, Shotgun

It’s not only French and Russian soldiers who were left out of World War 1 in Battlefield 1 [official site] for later appearances in paid expansions: women are coming in DLC too. Soldiers from the 1st Russian Women’s Battalion of Death will serve as the multiplayer Scout class for the Russian forces coming later this year in the expansion In the Name of the Tsar, DICE have revealed. They look pret-ty gnarly all right but it’s such a shame they’re limited to paid DLC.

DICE don’t have much more to say for now, instead pointing people towards EA’s big E3 livestream presentation EA Play on June 10th. Okey cokey.

Supposedly DICE did originally plan to include women soldiers in Battlefield 1 then changed their minds. Bedouin rebel Zara Ghufran is playable in part of the game’s singleplayer campaign but the plan was to have female soldiers in multiplayer too.

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battlefield-1Source: Blue’s News

The Battlefield website has details on a new map called Prise de Tahure coming to Battlefield 1 as part of what they’re calling the “Summer of Battlefield,” a somewhat incongruous twist on the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. They recap all the new content coming to the game, and offer a bunch of screenshots from the newly announced map. Here is some of what they have to say about it:

We’re glad to announce that a new map called “Prise de Tahure” will be released shortly for testing on the CTE (Community Test Environment). Set in the autumn after the Nivelle Offensive, Prise de Tahure sees French troops desperately holding on to re-captured heights in the Butte-de-Tahure region. The frontline trench networks cut right through several villages facing obliteration from the constant skirmishing between German stormtroopers and French raiders. This is a war of attrition. Adaptability and tactics are the means to wear your adversary down.

Stay tuned for more details and join the CTE to try the content early and give your feedback.

battlefield-1Source: Blue’s News

These Battlefield 1 Update Notes detail the Spring Update that’s now live in the World War I first-person shooter. This post is long and quite detailed, but the intro is a pretty concise summary:

Being a successful Battlefield player is all about playing the objective and working together as a team. With the Spring Update, we want to further push the team aspect of Battlefield and make teamwork an even bigger part of the experience – with the introduction of Platoons as this update’s central feature.

In this update, we are also releasing some much asked for server administration settings – yes, we heard you! More on that below.

We hope you will like the new features, bug fixes, and balance tweaks. See you on the Battlefield!

battlefield-1Source: Blue’s News

Origin now offers They Shall Not Pass, the first DLC pack for Battlefield 1, the World War I shooter. Here’s word on what this offers:

  • New mode – Frontlines: Force your way through the enemy line and claw back precious territory in the newest game mode for Battlefield 1. Both teams battle over a series of control points to capture the enemy’s HQ, then dive into frantic Rush-style combat to destroy or defend critical telegraph posts.
  • 4 brand new maps: The hardened veterans of the French army make a stand in a brutal defense of their homeland. Fight through blazing forest fires, brave close-quarters combat, and engage in full-on tank warfare as you try to capture precious territory, or save your home from invaders.
  • New Behemoth: the Char 2C: Based on the real-world French tank, this super-heavy beast remains one of the biggest and most heavily-armored tanks ever made. When the enemy has your back to the wall, the Char 2C is just what you need to turn the tide of battle and win the day.
  • Thrilling new features: The battlefield gets even bigger with a new army, new vehicles and more. Discover a whole new set of tools to dominate the enemy team.

 

battlefield-1Source: Kotaku

Numerous changes are coming to Battlefield 1 as part of a winter update. Alongside the expansion pack They Shall Not Pass, the game will see changes to class rankings and the addition of combat ribbons.

In a blog post today, the Battlefield 1 team outlined some new additions that will come in the game’s winter update. Chief among these are combat ribbons. In previous titles, ribbons were in-game commendations given to players for completing certain tasks in a round.

Read more and watch the “New Guns” video hosted by Kotaku.

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battlefield-1Source: Blue’s News

The promised fall update for Battlefield 1 is now live, offering a bunch of changes and fixes for DICE’s World War 1 first-person shooter. This post is filled with details, but the complete patch notes are even fuller. Among the major alterations are reworks to conquest and operations modes.

Find out more about Battlefield 1 at the games official website.

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battlefield-1Source: PC Gamer

The latest update to Battlefield 1 fixes a number of freeze and crash issues, clears up a button problem with Xbox One controllers on the PC, takes care of some graphical issues, and also eliminates a problem that would occasionally cause the game to crash upon exit. The full patch notes are posted on the Battlefield forums.

battlefield-1One and done.

By Martin Robinson @ Eurogamer

Battlefield’s best stories have always been found when there are some 63 others screaming mad by your side. Playing as the lone soldier holed up in the attic of a villa, wiping out an entire squad as they rush to take a capture point; manning the AA gun on a rocky island outlet and sending a fighter plane tumbling down into the rolling seas; or spotting the silhouette of a lone horseman appearing through the fog that has just crept upon a mortar-chewed village. These are tales worth retelling.

All the better when they’re played out in fancy dress. Whether that’s been the khaki slacks of the original 1942, the mecha keks of 2142 or the jungle fatigues it let you don for Vietnam, Battlefield’s always been at its best when it’s got a neat costume to hand. It’s no surprise to see the series back on top of its game, then, with Battlefield 1, DICE’s attempt to explore the relative No Man’s Land of the First World War. It has even narrowed the gap between the superb multiplayer and the typically weak single-player, though the campaign still trips over itself in its attempts to appear respectful to what’s perceived as difficult subject matter.

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battlefield-1Experience the Birth of Modern Warfare Like Never Been Seen in Entertainment

DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio, today announced the highly anticipated worldwide launch of Battlefield 1 in stores on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and Origin™ on PC. Battlefield 1 is already being heralded by critics worldwide, winning over 45 awards including Best Action Game at E3 from the Official Game Critics Awards and also the Consumer Award from the Official gamescom Awards. In addition to this, the game is being praised for its all-out war multiplayer experience and impressive re-imagination of the Great War through its single player War Stories. IGN applauded Battlefield 1 for its “exhilarating multiplayer” and Digital Spy called it “the best Battlefield we’ve had in years.”

In Battlefield 1, experience the dawn of all-out war on an unmatched epic scale, full of a variety of new gameplay opportunities. DICE set out to build the most immersive and dynamic Battlefield game ever, continuing to improve their multiplayer sandbox experience through ever-changing environments with intuitive destruction and dynamic weather in up to 64-player battles. In Operations, a brand new multiplayer mode, players can fully immerse themselves in a series of interconnected battles, holding the front line across multiple maps. And if the battle is looking lost, call in a Behemoth, the largest fully player-controlled vehicles ever seen in Battlefield or deploy as one of three destructive forces of the Elite Class. In the unique single player campaign, players can immerse themselves in War Stories, played from the perspectives of different protagonists across the globe from the deserts of the Middle East to the skies of the Western Front.

“Battlefield 1 was a passion project for us at DICE and after years of working with the World War 1 era, we realized what a perfect fit it was for the Battlefield all-out-war style of play,” said Aleksander Grøndal, Senior Producer, DICE. “This was truly a fascinating time as it gave birth to modern warfare with many weapons, vehicles and gadgets being first introduced into the world and we wanted to share those things through a modern lens for all players to experience.”

When Battlefield 1 was first revealed in May 2016, it was lauded by fans and media alike for the bold decision of setting, opening up the possibilities for brand new gameplay opportunities. Since then, the Battlefield 1 reveal trailer became the most-liked trailer on YouTube this year across any medium, with over 2 million likes, and sparked a momentum of anticipation for the game leading up to today’s launch.

Find out more about Battlefield 1 at the games official website.