The last trailer for Battlefield 1 dropped on June 1, and it goes without saying, it was very exciting. Yesterday, EA posted the second trailer for the game, showing us brand new in game footage of tanks, blimps, explosions, biplanes, horses, motorcycles and more explosions. EA also showed us how multiplayer combat scenarios might be affected by dynamic weather changes.
Battlefield 1 is set in First World War and literally goes back to the dawn of modern, all-out warfare as we know it. Based on the trailers we’ve been shown and gameplay footage that was showcased at the event, the game takes full advantage of next-gen consoles and their power to make combat and the environments bigger, more varied and explosively violent.
There’s plenty of good old firearm combat in this game. There’s also plenty of tanks fighting each other and incredible-looking dogfights. While the single player might be fun to play through, the real appeal with Battlefield titles lies in its multiplayer experience. It introduces many new elements this time around such as Operations and Behemoths.
In Operations, EA says you’ll “play a series of interconnected battles across multiple fronts… where your actions have consequences beyond a single match, as you try to conquer territory or push back your attackers”. The game’s destruction levels have also escalated allowing players to literally blow a path through buildings and walls and the general surroundings. This lets players take down their foes in their own creative ways, thus creating more ways to play.
Behemoths are described as the “largest fully player-controlled vehicles ever seen in Battlefield.” This is in addition to being able to control other unique vehicles like an armoured train, an airship and even a battleship.
The game is expected to launch on October 21, while pre-orders get the game on October 18 of this year.