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Battlefield 1

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: DICE
Release Date: Oct. 21, 2016

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'Battlefield 1' (ALL) Giant's Shadow, Spectator Mode, And More Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2016 @ 12:44 p.m. PST

Only in Battlefield 1 will you bring a horse to a tank fight and squad-up with your allies in epic multiplayer battles with up to 64 players.

Through ever-changing environments at the dawn of all-out war, no battle is ever the same.

Battlefield 1 takes you across multiple and varied locations in a bid to fight your way through immersive battles. From tight urban fights in a besieged French city, to big open spaces in the Italian Alps and frantic combats in the deserts of Arabia, discover a world at war through an adventure-filled campaign.

In a true multiplayer sandbox experience, take to the skies and engage in high-octane dogfights through treacherous landscapes, or have a battleship obliterating the coast from the sea, and engage in some of the biggest battles ever seen as empires clash for supremacy.

Set against the backdrop of World War 1, witness the birth of modern warfare, as the Great War saw a furious arms race with new machines and weapons created to get the upper hand during the most technologically divergent war of all time. Feel the intensity and immersion as Battlefield 1 takes advantage of this modern arsenal to deliver the experience fans love, but with a fresh and modern twist.

DICE announced that the Giant’s Shadow map will be available on December 13 as a part of a new game update for Battlefield 1.

The free update will be available for Premium Pass owners and players who pre-ordered Battlefield 1 tomorrow, and for all players on December 20. Overall, Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners get a two week-head start with all Battlefield 1 expansions including the first expansion pack, They Shall Not Pass, as well as 14 Superior Battlepacks, new weapons, priority in server queues, and more.

In Giant’s Shadow, players can expect fierce combat on the open ground and river banks alongside the Cateau-Wassigny railway, try out the new Support class gadget – the Grenade Crossbow – and turn the tide with an armored train.

A new Specator Mode is also part of the update. In Spectator, players will be able to join a live Battlefield 1 match as an observer. Observers can switch between first-person and third-person camera views of all players on the battlefield, get a bird’s eye view of the action, or use Free Cam to fly through the map.

You can expect an improved usability and flow moving from player-to-player and switching between the different view modes (Table Top, Player View, and Free Cam). Spectator Mode will also be a viable tool for the community to create content which includes a moveable third-person camera, depth of field, and various camera filters.

There is also a new Custom Game option: Standard Issue Rifles. With this option toggled on, all classes are granted access to their faction’s standard issue rifle – and this rifle only. This option can be enabled or disabled with other weapon types to create a variety of experiences. For example, the British Army will be granted access to the SMLE MKIII. These weapons are not equipped with optics, and are intended to provide players with gameplay inspired by the WW1 trenches.

Shotgun balance has been addressed in this update, with the primary goal of evening out advantages and disadvantages of each shotgun type. Some shotguns were unintentionally strong at certain distances and to address this we reduced the range for the buckshot variants of the M97 Trench Gun, Model 10-A, and Sawed Off Shotgun, reducing the maximum one-hit kill distance.

Apart from shotgun tweaks, we’ve also modified gameplay aspects like syringe cooldown, sprinting, spawning into a Landship, and much more.


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