Battlefield 1

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.

Battlefield 1 First-Person Shooters | Donster | |

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.

Battlefield 1 First-Person Shooters | Donster | |

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.

Read on…

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.

battlefield-1Source: Blue’s News

Origin Trials now offers the Battlefield 1 Play First Trial, a demo of the World War I shooter for Origin Access customers. This is the chance to play the full game for up to 10 hours. If you then decide to buy it, all your progress will carry over. Subscriptions to the service are $4.99 per month, and offer access to full versions of over 30 games.

battlefield-1Source: Blue’s News

The Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition for PC is now available for preorder on Origin, and those who have pre-purchased this can start downloading the trial version now. There’s also a new article on the Battlefield website on earning medals in Battlefield 1. Finally, with the game due on October 21st, there are five new trailers to show off various aspects of the World War I shooter. They are: Through Mud and Blood, Friends in High Places, The Runner, Nothing is Written, and Avanti Savoia.

battlefield-1Source: Blue’s News

This trailer highlights the single-player campaign in Battlefield 1, DICE’s upcoming World War I shooter. The clip offers over 16 minutes of gameplay and cinematics. This appears to be an official release with EA logos and such, but we don’t see where it was released, so this may be a leak. The clip shows the operation of various weapons and tanks and shows a personalized death memorial for each time the character you’re controlling dies.

battlefield-1Source: Blue’s News

The Battlefield website has a new feature on “the single player of Battlefield 1″ though the omitted hyphen probably doesn’t really mean they expect the game to sell only one copy. Their look at the single-player aspect of the upcoming World War I shooter includes this trailer with a cinematic look at its arms and characters. This will include seeing through the eyes of several different characters and encountering historical figures. Here’s a bit:

You’ll also get to know real-life historical figures playing Battlefield 1 single player. A romantic and somewhat controversial character, Lawrence of Arabia is a name many recognize. Right up there with The Red Baron, Lawrence is one of the most iconic World War 1 names and I hope players will find it fascinating to spend time with this character.

Facing off with a technically superior enemy, Lawrence is put in a true underdog situation in Battlefield 1. The Ottoman Empire has a giant armored train called The Canavar – or “beast” in Turkish – equipped with a huge artillery piece that can strike from miles away. The Empire’s devastating artillery engages rebel forces – who are wielding rifles from horseback.

In Battlefield 1, you play an Arab rebel that is depicted as Lawrence’s right hand. This character needs to use her resourceful playstyle to scout out enemy encampments, liberate the equipment needed, and draw the armored train out to a final confrontation. Play it loud, quiet, long-range, close-up, on your horse, or in an appropriate vehicle – it’s up to you.

Battlefield 1 First-Person Shooters | Donster | |

battlefield-1Source: PC Gamer

The Battlefield 1 system requirements are out, and you probably won’t be shocked to learn that they’re a little on the steep side. BF1 may be using “the most optimized” version of the Frostbite engine yet, as DICE director of technology Per-Olof Romell said, but this is still an intensive game we’re talking about if a Core i5 6600K is in its minimum specs. EA also talked a bit about some of the changes coming to BF1 as a result of the lessons learned in the open beta.

First up, the hardware. Hold on to your helmets.

The minimum spec:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • Graphics card (Nvidia): Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB

The recommended spec:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • Graphics card (Nvidia): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Available Disk Space: 50GB

In a separate blog post, EA said that as a result of feedback from the open beta, the Conquest mode is being changed so that capturing objectives and scoring kills will both contribute to the final score of a match, and the Rush game mode is being added.

“We’re also looking into balancing other elements, including the weapons and vehicles. The Light Tank, which is a bit too effective in the Open Beta, will definitely receive some work, and we agree that Horses can take a few too many rounds at the moment,” lead world designer Daniel Berlin explained. “We’ve also learned through the Beta that you guys need more tools to deal with vehicles earlier, which we’ll definitely look into (including a Gadget for the Support class which should help neutralize powerful vehicles).”

Battlefield 1 will be out on October 21.

Battlefield 1 First-Person Shooters | Donster | |