Battlefield 1

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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.

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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.

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Battlefield Twitter account notes that EA has now revealed all the maps and game modes from Battlefield 1. This post has a look at all the maps and this one covers game modes. This follows up on this post outlining things they learned from beta testing the World War I shooter. Here’s word:

But what does this mean? Well, first off I’d like to talk to you about the Conquest game mode. When we build a new Battlefield game it’s important for us to try new things, we want to stay fresh and renew the franchise with each new installment. However, it’s equally as important that we take the feedback that you, the community, are giving us. That is why we’re going to be making changes to the Conquest game mode ticket system for launch. The next time you play the game, capturing the objectives AND getting kills will both contribute towards the final score of a Conquest match. You have spoken, we have listened!

We have also been monitoring and listening to your comments in regards to the Rush game mode. It’s super exciting for us to bring back Rush for Battlefield 1, and we are aiming to make it the best Rush experience to date. We are making tweaks to the game mode as we speak with your feedback as the backbone to the entire process.

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. 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).

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After a brief early access for Battlefield Insiders, the Battlefield 1 open beta is now available for everyone through Origin. This previous announcement has details on testing the World War I shooter. Here’s word:

The Battlefield 1 Open Beta will include the Sinai Desert map, a scorching hot battlefield located just East of El-Jifar. From infantry skirmishes in the narrow streets of the village of Bir el Mazar to dogfights above the majestic cliffs, you’ll need to make tactical use of the dunes as you engage in explosive battles. When all hope is lost, reinforcements will arrive in the shape of a powerful Behemoth: a deadly Armored Train charging through the desert sands.

Two modes will be available as well:

  • Conquest. An all-time fan favorite of Battlefield players, Conquest is a large-scale game mode with up to 64 players fighting for the control of key objectives. With large armies on foot or behind the wheel and the addition of fearsome Behemoths, Conquest brings together all the elements of the signature Battlefield All-Out War.
  • Rush. A 24-player mode where the Attacking force must find and destroy the Defending force’s Telegraph Posts, which can be used to call in artillery strikes. The Defenders can deny the Attackers their mission by disarming explosives they plant on the telegraph positions. Should the Telegraph Posts be destroyed, the Defenders must fall back to the next sector and protect the Telegraph Posts there.

Get your Squad ready to deploy, because on August 31, you’re going to experience war on an epic scale in Battlefield 1.

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EA’s Origin offers details on a season pass for Battlefield 1, the upcoming World War I shooter. This will include four expansions with headstart access along with premium extras, including 16 Battlepacks. Here’s the plan:

Expand the Battlefield to New Fronts

Expand the theater of all-out war with the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass. Get two-week early access to new multiplayer maps, armies and more in four themed digital expansion packs. Join the fight with the French army in the first expansion, Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass, in March 2017.

Key Features:

New frontline battles. Scout ahead with a two-week head start on four themed expansion packs. And France joins the fight in all new multiplayer maps. An upcoming expansion will bring the Russian Empire into the battle.

All the Premium extras. Get ready for new Operations and game modes, new Elite classes, weapons, vehicles and more. The Battlefield 1 Premium Pass includes 16 new multiplayer maps, 20 new weapons, 14 unique dog tags and 14 Battlefield 1 Battlepacks containing stand-out weapon skins. Each Battlepack is delivered monthly, starting November 2016.

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

battlefield-1Open Beta to Feature Fan Favorite Conquest and Rush Modes, New Sinai Desert Map, Armored Train Behemoth, Ridable Horses and More

DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio, announced the Battlefield 1 Open Beta will begin August 31st on Xbox One, PC via Origin and PlayStation 4. Players who have signed up as a Battlefield Insider on https://www.battlefield.com/community/insider and chosen their platform before August 21st will be eligible to receive early access to the Open Beta. The Battlefield 1 Open Beta will feature two franchise favorite modes – Conquest and Rush – on the new Sinai Desert map. Playable with up to 64 players, this map includes a new controllable Armored Train behemoth, ridable horses and three new Elite Classes – Sentry, Flame Trooper and Tank Hunter.

Since the unveiling of Battlefield 1 in May, fans have been clamoring for a taste of the all-out-war experience that the backdrop of World War 1 provides. Bring a horse to a tank fight, or rain down machine gun fire on enemy positions with the heavily armored Sentry. Fans can also watch the new Battlefield 1 gamescom 2016 trailer here.

Also, check out the new Battlefield 1 Gameplay Series: Vehicles trailer here.

Witness the birth of all-out war when Battlefield 1 launches on October 21, 2016 worldwide on Xbox One, Origin for PC and PlayStation 4. Players who pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition can start playing on October 18.

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

battlefield-1Take a look at the inspiration and passion that went into the creation of the guns and gadgets of World War I.

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Making a Battlefield game set during World War I has been a dream for a number of the developers at DICE, so for the past decade, many of them have been doing background research. They’ve been looking into the world, the events, and – importantly – the weapons.

Take a look at the inspiration and passion that went into the creation of the guns and gadgets Battlefield 1.

The weapons you’ll use in Battlefield 1 were, at one time, the peak of engineering, and inspired many of the powerful armaments used in modern warfare. They’ll still feel unique, though, and you’ll notice a definite difference between the machine guns in games like Battlefield 4 and the ones you’ll use in Battlefield 1. “It is a different experience,” explains Creative Director Lars Gustavsson. “It’s much more up-close and personal.”

You’ll be able to try the weapons for yourself when Battlefield 1 releases on October 21 (or October 18 if you pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition). Also, don’t forget to sign up for Battlefield Insider to get early access to the Battlefield 1 Open Beta.

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Real life mode in Battlefield 1. A very cinematic experience playing with the HUD completely turned off and colour correction. View in 4K 60FPS for best quality and wear headphones.

The dude used the BF1 Cinematic Tools to achieve this thanks to Hatti Watti.

Watch the video here via YouTube.

battlefield-1Here’s a sneak beak.

By Tom Phillips @ Eurogamer

Some Battlefield 1 fans think there will be a pigeon mode in DICE’s World War 1 shooter.

Let’s be clear: there has been no official confirmation of a pigeon mode as yet. If there is one, DICE is keeping it firmly under flaps.

But take a look for a moment at the below video, originally published back in March. Specifically at the 1:50 minute mark, where… a Battlefield 1 pigeon mode is mentioned.

The video’s creator, AlmightyDaq, uses the video to divulge detailed Battlefield 1 information weeks before the game’s official announcement.

Included in the video are the game’s final name (well, either Battlefield 1 or Battlefield 1918, apparently), its World War 1 setting, details about its classes and early descriptions of its multiplayer maps.

Read the rest of the article and watch the video here.

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A tweet from the Battlefield teases news about beta testing Battlefield 1, the upcoming World War I shooter. EA promises inside information for insiders, saying, There’s news coming about the #Battlefield 1 Beta. Become a Battlefield Insider so you don’t miss it.

You look into the distance and see planes torn apart by gunfire, their debris raining down over London. In war-torn France to the east, horrible armored tanks tear holes in walls as they roll through crumbling cities. To the south, past the burning Italian coast, men charge over the sand dunes of the Arabian Desert, armed to the teeth with the most powerful weaponry the world has ever seen. This is what the dawn of all-out war looks like, and it’s Only in Battlefield 1.

Find out more about Battlefield 1 at the game’s official website.