Dice Explains Mounts Will Be a Key Figure in Battlefield 1

Yes you heard that right you will be partners with a trusty steed in the new Battlefield game. This may seem slightly odd for a first person game but we are assured that it will work. So far Battlefield 1 has been crushing its main competitor Call of Duty in almost every way possible mainly due to the fact they seem to be giving the fans what they want. Well they’ve been filling us in about how the new game is going to work.

Unlike previous entries melee combat is central to this and not much else is known combat wise apart from we will have shovels, sabres and clubs to choose from.

Eurogamer posted a huge interview which you can find HERE:

We will outline the main points here with this statement from DICE:

They (the melee weapons) can break through different types of material when you use them. Certain weapons break through doors, but other weapons won’t. Some of them are slower but more deadly. Some of them are faster but less deadly.

That’s the flavour you can play around with. The idea is you’ll find one that matches your personal taste. And of course it’s cool to take people down with a bayonet

If you miss, you really miss. That adds another type of flavour when it comes to the close quarters combat. I don’t know what’s going to happen around that corner. I’m going to charge around that corner. That’s something we haven’t had before. The most efficient way would have probably been going around the corner with a shotgun. But now we have a different type of choice to make with these weapons.
[In World War I] They had all kinds of weird, bizarre and really brutal-looking melee weapons they used. Players will be able to choose from all of those.
They made their own and they utilised things that weren’t meant to be a melee weapon. Like most of these weapons, they came to be out of necessity. They created them out of necessity, which I think is cool. It’s a unique flavour. charge.

Firstly, you’ve got to put the bayonet on your weapon. Basically, you charge up and run. Anyone who gets stuck in your way is probably going to have a hard time. You commit to a charge and off you go.

Battlefield horse 1

Now to our favourite part the bit about the horses which they had very little to say on:

This is the first mount we have ever built-in a Battlefield game. So we’re bringing a new dimension to the vehicle selection. This is something quite new for the franchise. That’s as far as I can take that right now! But it’s pretty exciting. You can speculate a lot from what you’ve seen. The answers will become clear. Yes, they will play a central role.

Does this make you more excited for Battlefield. Obviously being set in the First World War certain changes were needed with regards to transport so this may seem obvious to some. What about the melee being central to the game does it sound like a good idea let us know in the comments below.

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I have been gaming since I was a small child my first system was a ZX Spectrum followed by an Amstrad. Ever since I have had almost every single console that has been and gone. I am a big fan of football games stealth games and in particular horror games but all games in general. Indie games are my go to games at the moment. Favourite game of all time? Red Dead Redemption or Resident Evil.

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