5 Reasons Why You Should Be Excited for Battlefield 1

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Another year, another new Battlefield title.  EA and DICE are able to put titles out for this franchise like clockwork.  While some players may roll their eyes and say “Oh, every release has just been a reskin of Battlefield 4,” this year feels a little different.  But yearly releases of Battlefield are something DICE has become very good at, and their newest title is no different.  This fall, with Battlefield 1, players will be able to put on their uniform, dig in their trenches, and experience World War I.  Here are five good reasons why players should be excited.

1. World War I Gadgets and Weaponry

It’s no mystery that this year, Battlefield will be abandoning it’s modern/futuristic approach that its competitors are pushing forward with. The series will be going back in time, not to the well known World War II era, but to World War I. This means a whole new arsenal of era appropriate weapons and gadgets. World War I weaponry wasn’t as nearly as sophisticated as current day weaponry is.  Battles were fought more up close and personal because of this, which means putting gadgets like the bayonet to use will be more crucial than before. This change in weaponry will make the Battlefield  feel a bit more fresh in the newest installment.  Below is a list of confirmed weapons that will appear in Battlefield 1.

RIFLES

  • Lee Enfield SMLE (bolt-action)
  • Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr (anti-tank)
  • Mauser Gewehr 98 (bolt-action)
  • Springfield M1903 (bolt-action)
  • CEI Rigotti (Artillery / Trench variants)
  • SELBSTLADER m1916 (Factory / Artillery / Sharpshooter variants)
  • Mondragon M1908 (Marksman / Artillery / Light Infantry variants)
  • M1907 SL (Factory / Auto / Trench variants)
  • BAR M1918 (Gunner / Light Infantry / Trench variants)
  • HUOT (Auto / Artillery variants)
  • Martini Henry (Rifleman / Marksman variants)
  • Remington Model 8 (Factory / Special / Sharpshooter variants)

SNIPERS

  • SMLE MKIII (Rifleman / Carbine / Sharpshooter variants)
  • Gewehr 98 (Factory / Marksman / Sharpshooter variants)
  • Gewehr M.95 (Rifleman / Carbine / Sharpshooter variants)
  • Russian 1895 (Rifleman / Marksman / Trench variants)
  • M1903 (Experimental / Marskman / Sharpshooter variants)

SMGS

  • MP18 (Artillery / Experimental / Trench variants)
  • BRM M1918 (Factory / Light Infantry / Trench variations)
  • Villar Perosa (Handheld / Mounted variants)

LMGS

  • Lewis Gun (Low Weight / Artillery / Suppressor variants)
  • MG08
  • MG 15 (Low Weight / Light Infantry / Suppressor variants)
  • Benet Mercier M1909 (Gunner / Artillery / Light Infantry variants)
  • Madsen MG (Low Weight / Light Infantry / Trench variants)
  • Hellriegel 1915 (Factory / Artillery variants)

SHOTGUNS

  • M97 Trench (Light Infantry / Assault variants)
  • Browning 12G Auto (Hunter / Special / Light Infantry variants)

PISTOLS

  • Colt M1911
  • Mauser C96
  • Luger P08
  • Modello 1915
  • Howdah
  • Auto Revolver
  • Bodeo 1889
  • Borchardt C-93
  • Bulldog Revolver
  • Colt 1903
  • MLE 1903
  • Frommer Stop
  • Gasser M1870
  • Mars Auto
  • Repetierpistole M.12
  • Uberti Schofield No. 3 Revolver

MELEE WEAPONS

  • Bayonet
  • Bolo Knife
  • Jambiya Dagger
  • Scimitar
  • Spiked Mace
  • Trench Spade
  • Barbed Wire Club
  • US Trench Knife
  • Compact Trench Knife
  • Survival Knife
  • Sawtooth Knife
  • Bartek Bludgeon
  • Shovel
  • Hatchet
  • Saber
  • Pickaxe

OTHER CONFIRMED WEAPONS

  • Lifebuoy M1 Flamethrower

2. Vehicles of War

With the change in weaponry, there is also the change in vehicle warfare.  Era-appropriate tanks, warplanes, and blimps will be available in Battlefield 1.  These early machines of war provided a huge advantage to those who operated them.  That will no doubt be the same when players hop in take off in the vehicles offered in Battlefield I, such as the British Mark IV Tank or the Bristol FB2 Warplane.  Below are a list of confirmed vehicles in Battlefield 1.

PLANES

  • Bristol F2B
  • Fokker Dr.1
  • Fokker d.vii
  • Gotha G.V.
  • Halberstadt CL.II
  • Hannover CL.IIIa
  • L32 Zeppelin
  • REF (Royal Aircraft Factory) R.E.8
  • Sopwith Camel
  • Sopwith Type 9400

TANKS

  • A7V Sturmpanzerwagen
  • FT-17 Tank
  • Mark IV Tank

OTHER VEHCILES

  • British Rolls Royce Armored Car
  • IGA1 Armored Car
  • Model J Harley Davidson Military Motorcycle
  • Zaamurets Armored Train

And let’s not forget, horses will be available as well!

3. Dynamic Weather System

New to Battlefield 1 is a Dynamic Weather System.  While this was teased in select maps in Battlefield 4, such as the Naval Strike DLC, it is now touted to be available on all maps in Battlefield 1.  That means at any one time during a match, the weather can change from a clear blue sky, to intense storms, to fog that will make you watch your back for hidden enemies.  This system will offer for more unique matches and more tense game play.  The fog for example can give players the element of surprise over unsuspecting enemies, but they had better watch their backs as well.

4. New ‘Operations’ Mode

With Battlefield 1, the developers are introducing a new ‘Operations’ Mode.  This new feature will add a little historical background of battles from World War I to the Battlefield 1 experience.  The outcome of one match will have an impact on the location of a players following match.  This will make multiple matches feel more like a series of connected battles rather than a single multiplayer match.  When one round ends, the next will lead into a new battle, and the previous field of battle can even be seen off in the distance as attacking or defending players make their push.

5. The Campaign

Normally the focus of any Battlefield game is the multiplayer.  However, the campaigns that are offered in each Battlefield title are great games in themselves.  The new campaign in Battlefield 1 looks to continue that trend.  This time around the campaign will feature ‘War Stories’.  These will be experiences from different characters points of view during the war.  Not only can players look forward to a exciting and engaging single player campaign, it will be told through various perspectives.  This will no doubt keep the campaign feeling fresh and players eager to know what happens to the characters next!

Battlefield 1 will continue the long awarded history of the Battlefield franchise, this time in the battles of World War I.  The next installment is going to be a great addition and nice change of pace from the modern age/advanced warfare that currently seem to overwhelm the market.  Look for Battlefield 1 on Xbox One, PS4, And PC (Digital Only in U.S.) on October 21, 2016.  It will be available in Standard, Early Enlister Deluxe Edition, and Ultimate Edition formats.

Let us know in the comments section below if you’re looking forward to Battlefield 1 or not.

List of confirmed weapons/vehicles from battlefieldnexus.com
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Albert Sabon
Gamer since the age of 5. Started with the classic SNES all the way to the Xbox 1 and PS4. PC Gamer as well. MMORPG enthusiast, starting with World of Warcraft. Action/Adventure, RPG, and FPS games are my favorite. Anything with a good story line and well developed characters. When I'm not gaming, I play a chemist at a local metalworking chemical manufacturing company.
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Albert Sabon

Gamer since the age of 5. Started with the classic SNES all the way to the Xbox 1 and PS4. PC Gamer as well. MMORPG enthusiast, starting with World of Warcraft. Action/Adventure, RPG, and FPS games are my favorite. Anything with a good story line and well developed characters. When I'm not gaming, I play a chemist at a local metalworking chemical manufacturing company.