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Battlefield 1 will not require a web browser to play

No more browser required to play recent Battlefield games, DICE opting for new launcher
By: Sean Ridgeley | Gaming News | Posted: Jun 23, 2016 11:54 pm

Yesterday it came out that Battlefield 1 would feature a new interface for forming squads, finding maps and modes, and so on. Details were vague though and it was left unclear as to whether the web-based Battlelog would be receiving an update or something else.




Today the picture gets more clear: YouTuber Westie says on Twitter the game will feature a "new launcher", which DICE engineer Julian Manolov later clarifies will not utilize a web browser at all. So for those of you that hated having to boot a browser to get into matches before, that's no longer the case. Of course, it seems you'll have to boot a launcher instead, but SgtDangerCow (another YouTuber) claims it's "much better" than Battlelog, so maybe it will be an easier pill to swallow.


"New launcher" could mean a lot of things, but I'm going to go with something



Both Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 4 will be supported by the launcher, and DICE says you'll be able to swap between games easily.

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