Join your fellow army men in the most anticipated first person shooter of 2016. The savage nature and crude weapons of World War One are sure to keep you playing for hours on end.With a vast selection of weapons and vehicles (including zeppelins) Battlefield 1 is large-scale warfare like you’ve never seen before.
Battlefield 1 is developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts in October 2016. It is the fifteenth major installment to the Battlefield Series and succeeds as a major installment since Battlefield 4 which was released in 2013. It runs in the engine Frostbite 3 and is available in the platforms Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. It can be played in both single-player and multiplayer mode.
The gameplay is similar to past games in the series. The game structure is a first-person shooter game with a heavy emphasis on teamwork. The player’s ultimate goal is to mainly survive in the middle of the war. Since the game is set in World War I, players are only allowed to use weapons available during the era. These include bolt-action rifles, automatic and semi-automatic rifles, artillery, flamethrowers, and mustard gas. Melee weapons are also available the game since the story takes place where automatic weapons are just about to be innovated. These include maces, shovels,l pickaxes, and cavalry swords. Players have the ability to drive armored vehicles as well. These include tanks, trucks, cars, torpedo boats, aircraft, trains, airships and even ride horses.
The plot of the game in the single player campaign mode is categorized into 6 parts set in World War I: Storm of Steel, Through Mud and Blood, Friends in High Places, Avanti Savoia, The Runner, Nothing is Written. All are written in the first-person perspective and each tells separated “war stories.” The characters to be played differ from each of the stories all with different nationalities from the Allied soldiers. Instead of playing as a single character all throughout the story, the player will be introduced to new characters along every story. Whenever a character dies and a new one is introduced, a badge of their names appears along with their birth and death. Each of the characters features different strengths, weaknesses, and personalities enhancing the single-player experience and forces the player to adjust strategies.
In the multiplayer mode, which allows for up to 64 players, a squad system is implemented. Various multiplayer maps can be chosen including Arabia, Western Front, and the Alps. The game’s multiplayer mode has four distinct game types which are the Conquest, Domination, Rush, Operations, Team Deathmatch, War Pigeons, and Frontlines. Each of the game type features different objectives and goals. They also implement different strategies of playing giving different experiences in each. There are 10 available classes to choose from categorized into four: Assault, Medic, Support, and Scout. Each of these classes features their own unique items and weapons only they will be able to access. They also feature different strategies for winning.
When playing multiplayer matches, players will be able to earn currency in the form of War Bonds every time they rank up. These can be used to purchase weapons such as guns. There is also another currency called Scrap only used to purchase battle packs. There is also a new feature called Puzzle Pieces which can unlock melee weapons.