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Now that DICE's new WW1-based shooter Battlefield 1 is unveiled, its time to take a look at more multiplayer specifics including classes, starting weapons, vehicles and more.
Battlefield 1 will have four main multiplayer classes with different starting weapons: Soldier/Assault (SMGs), Medic (semi-auto rifles), Support (LMGs) and Scout (sniper rifle). Vehicles are tied to dedicated vehicle classes, so players will have to stick with the vehicle they designate--if you pick the tank class, you have to use tanks, ditto for biplanes. There will also be different kinds of tanks, and every vehicle is balanced to have its own specific weaknesses. Keeping with the World War I themes, the game doesn't have any auto-aim or lock-ons, meaning players will have to use skills and tactics to conquer enemies.
Battlefield 1's multiplayer has tons of artillery explosions with placement guns for infantry and anti-air. Massive-scale 64-player combat will take place on maps all across the world, from London to France and even the Arabian deserts. Multiplayer will be ultra-chaotic thanks to Bad Company 2 levels of destruction. Mustard gas, trench warfare, tanks (multiple types), biplanes, battleships, horseback cavalry and more has been shown off.
Battlefield fanatics with a lot of money to blow: EA has your back. The Battlefield 1 Collector's Edition is priced at a whopping $219.99 but gives you a lot for your money, most notably a 14'' statue, steel book, cloth poster, playing cards, and a messenger pigeon tube (?) with exclusive DLC. Below is the full list, courtesy of Amazon.
- Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition Base Game
- Collector's Edition Statue (14" Tall)
- Exclusive Steel book
- Exclusive cloth poster
- Deck of playing cards
- Messenger pigeon tube with exclusive** DLC content
- Exclusive patch
- Premium packaging
Those keen on pre-ordering Battlefield 1 will be rewarded for putting their faith in the game early. If you grab it through Amazon, you'll be secured the Hellfighter Pack, which gives you themed items inspired by the Harlem Hellfighter infantry regiment (more information on these soldiers here) as well as access to a DLC map one week early.
If you're willing to pony up an extra $20 on top of the normal cost for the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition, you'll be granted the same deal as with Amazon, plus access to the full game three days before the public launch, five Battlepacks, a "Red Baron Pack", and finally, a "Lawrence of Arabia Pack" (if you haven't heard, Battlefield 1 takes place in Arabia, among other locales). The Early Enlister Edition can be had directly through Origin, the PlayStation Store, or the Microsoft Store. If you go with the PlayStation Store, you'll also receive a Battlefield 1 theme.
The new WW1-themed Battlefield 1 has been revealed, and it looks absolutely amazing. DICE affirms that the game's multiplayer and singleplayer will be pushed to new heights, with innovations across the board.
We've already talked about Battlefield 1's insane wide-scale world-breaking 64-player PVP combat, and the game's singleplayer campaign will be just as impressive. DICE has confirmed that Battlefield 1's campaign mode will be told through multiple perspectives, meaning we won't be stuck with a single team, signaling a dynamic shift in one of the best possible periods in history.
The devs were light on the specifics of the campaign, but we already know one of the game's many protagonists. The African American hero shown on the game's promos is a Harlem Hellfighter, one of the most heroic and renown American infantry units that served in World War I. Since Lars Gustavsson says that Battlefield 1 is "all about the old world meting the new world with cataclysmic results," we'll likely see through the eyes of different major world powers, from scimitar-wielding horseback riders in the Arabian desert to German soldiers flying high inside of zeppelins.
Now that Battlefield 1 has been officially confirmed, gamers are eager to jump into the absolute world-breaking chaos. Luckily EA is holding a beta test for the World War I-based shooter, and here's how to sign up.
In order to get early access to Battlefield 1's open beta, all you have to do is sign up to EA Insider over at the Battlefield mainsite. DICE's Lars Gustavsson promises that Battlefield 1 will be the truest representation of all-out world war, with brutal bayonet-stabbing chaos and explosive tank-on-tank warfare that culminates in "old world warfare meeting the new".
Battlefield 1's 64-player multiplayer will be even more havoc-inducing with a ton of new weapons (bayonets, shovels, WW1-style firearms), vehicles (different kinds of tanks, battleships in the seas and planes roaring in the skies) and a huge array of new maps that ensure "no battle is ever the same". "Battlefield 1 i s set on an epic scale, set on a global scale. We want to take the player on a journey across the world. From the deserts of Arabia, or fortresses under siege, all of them creating new opportunities and possibilities through multiplayer and campaign," Gustavsson said during the reveal.
DICE has just unveiled Battlefield 1 to the world, confirming the next shooter will be set in World War I...but Xbox One owners will get a jump ahead of PlayStation 4.
Battlefield 1 will be available first on Xbox One via EA Access, giving Microsoft's console an edge over PS4, but PC owners will get it early too. Lars Gustavsson revealed that Battlefield 1 will have a brutal feel to it, with deeper impact to the battles. The game will take place across an epic scale, letting players experience fierce cavalry charges in the deserts of Arabia and harsh dogfights in the skies via biplanes, with immersion chaos in the trenches.
"The battles will be intense, the physicality really brings the immersion to the battles, and allows players to turn beautiful pristine landscapes into devastated landscapes," Gustavsson said at the reveal.
Battlefield 1 is slated to release on October 21, 2016 across Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
If you're a skeptical old Battlefield grognard like me, you had your hopes low for the Battlefield 1 reveal trailer (yeah, the name is official now). Turns out it's undeniably awesome, thanks to stupidly impressive in-engine visuals, sword-equipped cavalary (??!), Zeppelins and Zeppelin gunner gameplay, sweet melee weapons (a mace and what looks like a shovel), oldschool dogfights, and destruction. Oh, and a Seven Nation Army electronic remix that somehow works really, really well.
See for yourself:
If that doesn't get you going, well, you just hate video games.
Battlefield 1 launches October 21 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
DICE's new Battlefield game, Battlefield 1, takes place in World War I and features an African American protagonist. Now we've made a few connections that could tell the lead character's backstory.
Battlefield 1's nameless hero is likely part of the Harlem Hellfighters, the heroic American 369th Infantry Regiment that saw extensive battle in World War I. In fact, the Harlem Hellfighters "spent more time in combat than any other American unit." Who better to serve as the focus for a chaotic alternate-history WW1 shooter?
We're able to make this connection because of the"Hellfighter DLC pack" that's listed on the leaked in-store promo poster. DICE is set to reveal key details about the game during today's livestream at 4PM, but Battlefield 1's release date has already leaked ahead of schedule.
According to the latest issue of Game Informer, Dishonored 2 isn't just a sequel: it's a dramatic evolution of the franchise.
Based on what we've heard about Dishonored 2, the game should be the best kind of sequel--it features a ton of fresh, breakthrough content without straying too far from the original universe. Game Informer's latest cover issue delves deep within the game to discover a plethora of new content, including new wave of awesome powers, an intrigue-ridden story arc starring Corvo Attano and Empress Emily Kaldwin, new AI and antagonists, and a brand new Mediterranean-inspired region called Karnaca. The following checklist was compiled by NeoGAF user Nirolak.
- Before anyone asks, there's no co-op, as they weren't sure how to design that in.
- The game runs on a modified version of idtech5 they've dubbed The Void Engine.
- Visually the game pretty much looks like a more detailed version of the last game.
- Dishonored 2 takes place 15 years after the original.
- After the events of the first game, Corvo was concerned that at some point, people would attempt to assassinate Emily. As such, he spent said 15 years training her how to be a magical assassin like him whenever she wasn't too busy being Empress.
- The game starts out with you playing as Emily during a coup d'etat and having to escape.
- Afterward, you choose whether to play as Emily on her quest to reclaim her throne or as Corvo with the same objective.
Battlefield 5 has just leaked onto the net, except it's not exactly the fifth sequel--DICE's new FPS will actually be called Battlefield 1, and it'll release in October.
The new World War 1-based Battlefield game will release on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 according to freshly leaked in-store promos. The artwork advises gamers to "pre-order the Hellfighter pack" and clearly lists the release date.
Battlefield 1's artwork was accidentally leaked on the Xbox One storefront, along with a bunch of the same in-store promos. The game is expected to take place in an alternate World War 1 timeline, and the art shows obvious ties to the era along with what appears to be a zeppelin in the upper right-hand corner.