Tagged: WWI

It’s always neat when developers include Easter eggs in their games – and it seems DICE have done precisely that with Battlefield 1. It all started when a Youtuber, jackfrags, discovered a pair of headphones on the multiplayer maps. Once players have the headphones, they’ll need to track down mcom stations to hear a message that plays out in Morse code. Now gamers are relentlessly pursuing these Easter eggs, to discover the meaning behind the Morse code messages – there’s a dedicated thread over on Reddit detailing their discoveries. But it seems that even now, the real meaning behind the … Read More »

It was inevitable that Battlefield 1 was going to be a smash hit – the question was, how big a hit it was going to be. Would you be surprised if we told you that the WWI shooter is number one in the charts? Probably not, but we’ll tell you anyway: Game sales suggest that Battlefield 1 is number one in the charts, taking the lion’s share of the market(approximately 45%, in fact). EA and DICE’s FPS also racked up another huge achievement: Battlefield 1’s sales beat the launch week sales of both Battlefield 4 and Hardline combined. Across all … Read More »

With just four days until Battlefield 1 is released, it’s time to check out how the WWI shooter stacks up in the graphics department. We always knew 4K gaming was going offer some of the best gaming visuals we could imagine, just soon as developers started taking advantage of the graphical upgrade – and these glorious screenshots from Battlefield 1 in 4K give us a taste of what’s to come. Showing off the Argonne Forest, Monte Grappa and Empire’s Edge, these screenshots were taken by Twitter user @Berduu at an EA capture event, who had this to say… For the record, … Read More »

Not content with simply taking gamers back to the age of The Great War after literally years of modern and futuristic shooters, it seems Battlefield 1 is bringing another major change – this time to Battlepacks. Battlepacks are new and improved in #Battlefield 1. See what's inside: https://t.co/sHyBUquGug pic.twitter.com/ugKLWFullx — Battlefield (@Battlefield) October 14, 2016 Battlepacks, for the uninitiated, are essentially Battlefield’s answer to loot boxes that are rewarded to players. But loot boxes have become common place in games – everything from Overwatch to Gears of War 4 is doing it, and they have a big advantage over previous … Read More »

EA have confirmed today that the option to rent servers will be returning in Battlefield 1 – but there are a few changes to be expected. Renting servers has always been fairly popular in Battlefield games, allowing gamers to dictate who and how people could play, as well as ensuring . In an update announcement over on the official Battlefield website, EA reiterated their support of the Rent-a-Server Program, saying: Following the Battlefield™ 1 launch, we will start rolling out a Rent-a-Server Program that will allow players to set up their own private and public Battlefield 1 servers, with control … Read More »

EA have revealed the launch maps for the upcoming Battlefield 1, with details about each of the maps that’ll whet the appetites of all those in the mood to kill, revive and capture. Have you seen all the maps coming to #Battlefield 1 at launch? Learn about the rest: https://t.co/bC5NskrBGz pic.twitter.com/TpLTQMyJo9 — Battlefield (@Battlefield) October 8, 2016 There are 9 maps in total, including Sinai Desert, which featured in the BF1 beta – as well as a proposed map for December which will be free. Get ready for… Ballroom Blitz Argonne Forest FAO Fortress Suez The St. Quentin Scar Sinai … Read More »

Battlefield 1 drops in less than three weeks, and to celebrate the imminent release, gamers have been given a sneak peek of the new single-player campaign. You can check it out right here: There were fears that Battlefield 1 was stepping into a literal minefield with its decision to set the latest game during the First World War. With that in mind, EA and DICE have been keen to highlight the harsh realities of WWI in a series not known for underplaying the glories of war. Solo mode takes an almost COD-meets-GTA approach, allowing you to play as a variety … Read More »

The Battlefield 1 open beta has been running since 31st August – but while Dice and EA have been keen to let as many gamers as possible know when it arrived, they hadn’t told us when it would end. Until now. If you haven’t had a bash on the open beta, which brings us two limited game mods – Conquest, the 64-player classic, and the frantic Rush – you better hurry. EA have let it be known that the BF1 beta will end on Thursday 8th September. It had previously been rumoured that Thursday might be the day when the Great War … Read More »

Since the reveal of Battlefield 1, we’ve been impressed with pretty much everything we’ve seen of the game so – from the tense, cinematic trailer that came out during this year’s E3, to the fragments of alpha gameplay footage that have made its way online. Now, there’s another reason to start salivating over the prospect of getting your hands on Dice’s latest FPS, as three new screenshots have been leaked. In the new images from the game, players can see a bi-plane that’s heavily inspired by the Red Baron’s deadly flying machine; a warship ready for battle as more aeroplanes … Read More »

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