Pre-Order Battlefield 1 Today, Get Early Access to the Giant’s Shadow Map
It’s been a long journey, but Battlefield™ 1 is almost here. If you’re an EA Access or Origin Access member, the Play First Trial* is just around the corner, arriving on October 13 – you can find full details on what’s included in the Battlefield 1 Play First Trial here. After that, it’s only a matter of days until the final game can be in your hands!
If you’ve already made up your mind, pre-ordering Battlefield 1 gives you seven-day early access to Giant’s Shadow, a new map coming in December. You’ll be able to try the map out a full week early, just for pre-ordering the game.
Still unsure which version to get? There are a few options.
If you pre-order the Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition, you’ll have access to everything the game has to offer three days before the worldwide release on October 18. That edition also comes with the Hellfighter Pack (including themed items based on the heroic deeds of the Harlem Hellfighters), the Red Baron Pack (crammed with items inspired by the famous fighter pilot, the flying ace of the German air force), the Lawrence of Arabia Pack (with items and weapons based on the adventures of the famous archaeologist and diplomat), 3x vehicle skins, and 5x Battlepacks. There’s also the Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition, which you can find out more about here.
And on October 21, everyone can deploy into the dawn of all-out war, when Battlefield 1 releases worldwide on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Origin for PC. If you want to pre-order any of the editions, head over to the Pre-Order page on Battlefield.com and pick which version you want.
We’ll see you on the battlefield!
Details on the Battlefield 1 Play First Trial for EA Access and Origin Access
Battlefield 1 is right around the corner, releasing worldwide on October 21 (or the 18th if you pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition). But your next chance to play is coming sooner than that – EA Access* and Origin Access* members can deploy on October 13 when the Play First Trial for Battlefield 1 releases, giving members ten hours of game time at the dawn of all-out war.
Five maps and four modes will be available, including St. Quentin Scar, Amiens, Sinai Desert, Fao Fortress and Suez in the Conquest, Rush, Operations, and Domination modes. There’s also a taste of the singleplayer campaign, with the missions Storm of Steel and Through Mud and Blood. Your progress carries over, too, if you decide to buy the full game after your Play First Trial ends.
EA Access and Origin Access members will also unlock content by playing between October 13 and October 20. You’ll be able to get an exclusive Trench Raider Dog Tag just for launching the game with the Play First Trial during that time – and if you play all ten hours before October 20, you’ll have a Battlepack waiting for you in the full game.
After the release of the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition, the rest of the maps and modes will open up (unless you’ve used all of your play time, that is). EA Access and Origin Access members also get 10% off if they decide to pick up the game, too! We can’t wait to see you on the battlefield.
Get All Battlefield 4 Expansion Packs for Free Until September 19
Battlefield™ 1 is coming next month, and we’re celebrating by keeping the action going in Battlefield 4Battlefield™ Hardline. For the past few months we’ve been giving away previously released expansion packs for both games to anyone playing on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Origin for PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. But the Road to Battlefield 1 isn’t over yet.
As we approach the end of the road, we’ve got something really special for anyone looking to get some Battlefield 4 action in before Battlefield 1 ships on October 21. From September 14 until September 19, every expansion pack for Battlefield 4 is now available for free. That’s right, all of ‘em. And we’ve even got themed Community Missions to go along with them. You can learn more (and find links to download the expansion packs) on the Road to Battlefield 1 page.
*REQUIRES BATTLEFIELD 4 FOR APPLICABLE PLATFORM (SOLD SEPARATELY), INTERNET CONNECTION AND XBOX LIVE GOLD ACCOUNT (FOR XBOX ONE AND XBOX 360).
What We Learned from the Battlefield 1 Open Beta
Hello everyone! My name is Daniel Berlin, and I’m the Lead World Designer on Battlefield 1. I would like to give you all a big THANK YOU from everyone here at DICE Stockholm for helping make the Battlefield 1 Open Beta the biggest Beta in EA’s history. It’s a real treat to see the game being played by our fans and newcomers alike! Every single issue you encounter, every bug reported, and all the feedback given is invaluable to us here within the development team. Trust me when I say that we listen closely to all of your comments.
But what does this mean? Well, first off I’d like to talk to you about the Conquest game mode. When we build a new Battlefield game it’s important for us to try new things, we want to stay fresh and renew the franchise with each new installment. However, it’s equally as important that we take the feedback that you, the community, are giving us. That is why we’re going to be making changes to the Conquest game mode ticket system for launch. The next time you play the game, capturing the objectives AND getting kills will both contribute towards the final score of a Conquest match. You have spoken, we have listened!
We have also been monitoring and listening to your comments in regards to the Rush game mode. It’s super exciting for us to bring back Rush for Battlefield 1, and we are aiming to make it the best Rush experience to date. We are making tweaks to the game mode as we speak with your feedback as the backbone to the entire process.
We’re also looking into balancing other elements, including the weapons and vehicles. The Light Tank, which is a bit too effective in the Open Beta, will definitely receive some work, and we agree that Horses can take a few too many rounds at the moment. We’ve also learned through the Beta that you guys need more tools to deal with vehicles earlier, which we’ll definitely look into (including a Gadget for the Support class which should help neutralize powerful vehicles).
I hope you all had a great time playing the Battlefield 1 Open Beta, and I can’t wait for October 21st to come around so you’ll be able to see everything else the game has to offer. Who knows, maybe you’ll find yourself on my Squad in Battlefield 1.
Thank You for Playing the Battlefield 1 Open Beta
First of all, a huge thank you for playing in the Battlefield 1 Open Beta. It was exciting playing beside you last week. Looking at the moments you’ve been sharing we cannot help but feel humbled by the dedication you’ve shown. You’ve helped make this the biggest beta in EA’s history – a huge feat! It impressed us so much that we decided to put together an infographic with some of the most interesting stats we discovered.
Secondly, I want to personally thank you all for the great feedback you’ve given us. We’re trawling through forum posts, social media mentions, and digging into some great data. We’re identifying what worked well, and what didn’t work as well. We truly value your input. In the near future, we’ll have more details on the changes we’ll be making to the full version of the game (yes, the Light Tank performed a little too well, that will be addressed).
We’re looking forward to the next time we’ll be able to play with you, once Battlefield 1 is available through EA Access and Origin Access on October 13. Battlefield 1 launches worldwide on October 21 – you can pre-order it here. Thank you all again!
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