As Call of Duty looks to the future for its next game, Battlefield is taking a step in the other direction with its next iteration. Battlefield 1 takes us back to World War I, complete with triplanes, landships, and ironclads. You will be able to use these tools and more as you tear through a war-torn Europe this October.
The First World War, also known as the Great War, was one of the greatest turning points in history. Technological advancements lead to new and powerful weapons being created, while ideological turmoil began popping up throughout Europe and across the world. Battlefield 1 takes us to that setting, promising to bring players to “some of the largest, most dynamic battles in FPS history”. Launching on October 21, 2016, Battlefield 1 will do away with the advanced weaponry found in more recent shooters, and bring us back to the battles of a century ago.
Battlefield 1 will contain all the previous elements of the Battlefield franchise, including powerful weapons, ground, air, and sea combat, and massive, 64-player battles. It will launch on October 21, but those excited to try it out will get chances to do so before then. Those attending LA Live from June 12-14 will get the chance to play the game, and those unable to make it will be able to view gameplay online. An open beta has also been promised, and although a date is yet to be given, EA has said they will release more information on the game in the coming weeks. Finally, EA Access and Origin Access will be able to play for a limited time before launch, and those who pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition will be able to start playing the game on October 18, three days before the official launch of the game.
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