Battlefield 1

Another full-fledged installment in one of the most popular series of war shooters played from the first-person view and developed since 2002, as the effect of cooperation between Electronic Arts and DICE. With its flamboyant title, Battlefield 1 introduces the series to the realities of the First World War. The story campaign depicts this global conflict through the eyes of several independent characters, who participate in twentieth-century's first modern military conflict. When it comes to the gameplay itself, the game reaches back to the roots of the franchise, offering larger, open maps and giving a great deal of freedom when it comes to approaching different objectives. Simultaneously, the single-player mechanics were significantly modified, in order for these to resemble the specifics of the multiplayer mode, which allows even up to 64 players to meet in one session. The new time period does not bring only the adequate weaponry and vehicles (planes, tanks, warships), but also makes it necessary to apply a different approach to combat - for instance, battles have become more brutal and a greater emphasis was placed on melee combat.

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PC / Windows
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Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 | PC

Battlefield 1 release date for PC:

game language:
English

21 October 2016 | Worldwide

21 October 2016 | Europe

21 October 2016 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 2534 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 2551 players' votes.  

Battlefield 1 for PC / Windows is another full-fledged installment in one of the most popular series of first person shooters focusing on the multiplayer kind of gaming experience. Beginning with 2002's Battlefield 1942, the series comprises four installments, as well as several spin-offs, including Battlefield Vietnam, Battlefield 2142, Battlefield: Bad Company and Battlefield Hardline. This installment was developed by DICE - the creators of the original game. Since 2006, the studio is part of Electronic Arts.

The new installment in the Battlefield series was officially announced on May 6, 2016 and released on October 21, the same year, for the two most popular consoles and PCs. The PC version is superior to its console equivalents in terms of the graphics and the number of different configuration options available.

Sony PlayStation 4
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Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 | PS4

Battlefield 1 release date for PS4:

game language:
English

21 October 2016 | Worldwide

21 October 2016 | Europe PAL

21 October 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 7.4 / 10 calculated out of 650 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 532 players' votes.  

Battlefield 1 for PlayStation 4 is another first-person war shooter created by the Swedish EA DICE and belonging to one of the most popular FPS series developed since 2002, under the auspices of Electronic Arts. Throughout the years, the Battlefield series have become one of the bestselling war shooter brands in the history of gaming, as well as the main opponent of the Call of Duty franchise developed by Activision.

Scheduled on May 6, 2016, the official announcement of the game came as quite a surprise, revealing that this new installment would reach back to the roots of the series, introducing the players to a different time period, which corresponded to what they had demanded for a long time. The PS4 version offers contents identical to what both the PC and Xbox One equivalents include. However, the contents are accompanied by limitations typical of the consoles belonging to the eighth generation of hardware - these concern the visuals looking slightly inferior to what the PC version has to offer when launched on a modern-day computer.

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 | XBOX ONE

Battlefield 1 release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

21 October 2016 | Worldwide

21 October 2016 | Europe PAL

21 October 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 462 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.8 / 10 calculated out of 316 players' votes.  

Battlefield 1 is another installment in a classic series of first-person war shooters launched in 2002, when Battlefield 1942 was released for PCs. Again, the game was developed by EA DICE - a Swedish team that created all the previous installments, but is also popular mainly for Star Wars: Battlefront and the Mirror's Edge series.

The game was announced on May 6, 2016, as a response to players' complaints, who have become tired of contemporary conflicts delivered by the latest installments and the futurism present bot in Battlefield, and in the Call of Duty competitive franchise, for over a decade. Battlefield 1 for Xbox One was released on October 21, 2016. The game comes with limitations typical of console versions - these apply to the visuals and configuration settings available.

Plot

As the title may suggest, Battlefield 1 for PC / Windows introduces the players to the realities of the First World War, which is an exceptionally rare occurrence in the world of gaming. The plot presents twentieth century's first large military conflict through the eyes of several independent characters involved. Accompanying them, the player witnesses the emergence of the total war, which brought the largest technological developments in the history of warfare. It was during the World War I, when artillery, flamethrowers and nerve agents were all used for the first time. Both tanks and machine guns were being spread wider; also, air support was coming into use. In the story campaign, the player takes part in the largest battles this world has ever seen, taking place in different regions the Great War left its mark on - for instance, narrow streets of French towns, strongly defended forts in Alps (Italy) or sun-drenched deserts of Arabia.

Mechanics

In terms of the mechanics, Battlefield 1 for PC / Windows reaches back to the roots of the franchise, throwing the players into the midst of the conflict and giving them much more freedom of approach than the latest installments. Particular missions take place on more extensive and open maps, which contrasts with relatively linear missions from Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4, which took place in half-closed environments.

The realities of the First World War have their in-game representations in the forms of weaponry and vehicles, but the game recreates the specific fighting techniques used during that war as well. In Battlefield 1, combat is more brutal and particular encounters more personal, for a significantly greater emphasis was placed on melee combat - for instance, using shovels or bayonets. Apart from infantry encounters, for example, the game allows to take control over different planes (both fighters and bombers), different kinds of tanks, as well as warships. Importantly, controlling various machines comes with a great deal of diversity, for even within one type of vehicles, particular models handle differently, thus being able to control a lightweight tank does not guarantee the same performance while handling its heavier equivalent. Small vechicles known from previous games were substituted by horses, which is pretty original.

Game modes

As usual, Battlefield 1 for PC / Windows offers an extensive story campaign and a set of multiplayer options. Contrary to most of the recent installments, Battlefield 1 brings the singleplayer and multiplayer modes together, thus the mechanics of particular story missions resemble the specifics of the multiplayer mode to a large extent. In the multiplayer mode, even up to 64 players are able to compete against each other in epic, online battles accounting for one of the most spectacular combat experiences in the history of the genre. Interestingly, the game features the so-called persistent squad system allowing the players to gather themselves in teams that are transferred from one battle or a server to another.

Technical aspects

In terms of technicalities, this installment utilizes the latest version of the acclaimed Frostbite engine as usual. As a result, the game offers substantially more interactive battlefields - to illustrate, a new damage system was implemented and destruction of environment has more influence on the course of action. The players are capable of destroying smaller and bigger vehicles, as well as entire buildings - from wooden chalets to huge forts made of stone. Because it is the first installment in the series to be created only for modern-day PCs and consoles belonging to the eighth generation of hardware, the game is a large step forward in terms of the quality of graphics, standing way ahead of Battlefield 4 - a game released three years earlier.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 1060/4 GB Radeon RX 480 or better, 50 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5 6600K 3.5 GHz/AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7850 or better, 50 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit

Battlefield 1 single player trailer

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Battlefield 1 Game Guide

game guide 13 December 2016

The Battlefield 1 guide will include a complete walkthrough for the single player campaign, hints for both the beginners and the veterans of the series and detailed information on the available weapons.

Battlefield 1 rental servers to be handled directly by EA, not third-party companies

News 11 October 2016 11:24

If you want something done right, do it yourself. That's what Electronic Arts probably thought regarding their server rental service. Unlike in the past, for Battlefield 1 EA will not be using third-party server rental companies.

All Battlefield 1 maps and modes revealed, featuring War Pigeon Mode

News 21 September 2016 12:07

You can now read about every map and mode that will be available in Battlefield 1 upon the game's release on October 21, 2016.

Battlefield 1 open beta is live, no PS Plus required

News 31 August 2016 11:18

You can now play Battlefield 1 open beta on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Players can test one of the multiplayer maps, Sinai Desert, along with two classic modes: Conquest and Rush.

Battlefield 1 massive leak – multiplayer maps, modes, weapons, and more revealed

News 05 July 2016 11:16

Battlefield 1's alpha testers have excavated lots of information regarding the game's contents. Find out about campaign missions, multiplayer maps and modes, weapons, and more.