The Road Ahead For Battlefield 1
It’s never been a more exciting time to be playing Battlefield™ 1. We’re thrilled with your overwhelmingly positive feedback on Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass. A lot of hard work has gone into it, so we’re glad that you love it just as much as we do. And we’re just getting started!
Here’s a quick look at the road ahead.
Monthly Battlefield 1 Updates
We’re devoted to bringing you the best gaming experience in Battlefield 1. In the past, we did this in the form of seasonal patches. Considering all we have in store for Battlefield 1, we’ve decided to move to monthly updates. With this new tempo, we’re going to bring you more of what you want, faster than ever.
Turning your feedback into battle-tested improvements that everyone will love is important to us. We’ll utilize the Community Test Environment to iterate on your ideas and find the best ways to make our favorite game even better.
Speaking of updates, the Spring Update is coming soon. It’ll bring one of the most highly anticipated features: Platoons. Finally, you’ll be able to organize and join forces with your friends, execute swift victories, and achieve goals as one unit. Stay tuned for more info on Platoons and the Spring Update release.
In-Game Improvements and Tweaks to Operations
Planning for our next releases, we’ve heard you loud and clear. We still have some work to do to make the game as frictionless as possible. We’re dedicating the May Update to revisions that will improve your quality of life in Battlefield 1.
This includes streamlining the flow into matches (especially Operations) and improving many gameplay grievances that will hopefully make the action feel more balanced and fair. The development team is also working on a feature update to the Battlefield 1 Rent-a-Server Program which we hope to release soon.
The New Battlefield 1 Expansions*
We can’t talk about the “road ahead” without mentioning the upcoming expansions. Each one is packed with new maps, weapons, vehicles, and game modes. We have so much more to share about the Great War!
Battlefield 1 In The Name Of The Tsar will bring you to the Eastern Front, where you will fight alongside the Russian army and witness the brutality of combat and the bitter cold of the Russian winters, as seen in the concept exploration images in this post. Prepare yourself for all new tactics employed by the Russian army. Though the frost is cold, the steel is colder.
Thanks for reading – we hope you’re as excited for the road ahead as we are. Keep the feedback coming and we’ll see you on the battlefield.
Aleksander Grøndal, Battlefield 1 Executive Producer
Andrew Gulotta, Battlefield 1 Producer
*REQUIRES BATTLEFIELD 1 FOR APPLICABLE PLATFORM (SOLD SEPARATELY), ALL GAME UPDATE, EA ACCOUNT, AND INTERNET CONNECTION.
Welcome To Battlefest
It’s time to celebrate – in the DICE 25th Anniversary Battlefest! Battlefest is an event-packed celebration of the Battlefield community and with the 25th anniversary of DICE, there are many reasons to celebrate.
There’s a lot going on during the two weeks of Battlefest. Don’t miss a single event – read on and learn what we’ve planned for the first week.
Earn Double XP: Although Battlefest starts March 30, we’re kicking off early with a 2XP event. All Battlefield 1, Battlefield 4, and Battlefield Hardline players will earn 2XP between March 29 and March 31.
Premium Friends: On March 30, we’re kicking off something special. We call it Premium Friends, and it will let Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners bring their non-Premium friends along to play on the new maps – for free! Stay tuned for full details on Premium Friends.
Daily Scrap Award: We’re introducing a new way to earn Scraps in Battlefield 1. Earn up to 100 Scraps every day by playing, winning, and being highlighted in multiplayer.
DICE 25th Year Anniversary Dog Tag: DICE is turning 25 this year. To celebrate the creators of Battlefield and you, the fans of the franchise, we’re handing out the 25th Year Anniversary Dog Tag. Here’s to another quarter century!
The #BFWeekly Battlefest Overview Livestream: Tune in to Twitch.tv/battlefield/ on March 30, 1PM PT for Battlefield 1 gameplay, great giveaways, and more.
New Custom Game: Continuing our Custom Games, you’ll be able to enjoy Battlefield 1 multiplayer with a twist – this time on the maps of They Shall Not Pass. We’re kicking off with the fan-favorite Custom Game “Line of Sight”.
New Battlepack Revision: The new revision of Battlepacks is dubbed the Battlefest Revision and will contain plenty of weapon and vehicle skins. There will also be three new melee weapons to collect puzzle pieces for.
Get a Free Battlepack: Login between March 31 and April 1, and you’ll receive a free Battlepack from the Battlefest revision.
#FridayNightBattlefield on XP1: Your weekly chance to play with DICE developers returns in a new #FridayNightBattlefield. This Friday, the event will take place on They Shall Not Pass maps exclusively.
Enjoy the events. We’ve got a lot more planned – so stay tuned for a summary of next week’s Battlefest happenings.
Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass: Early Access Is Coming
Very soon, it’s time to make a stand. On March 14, Battlefield™ 1 Premium Pass*† owners can join the French Army’s fight as early access to Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass* rolls out.
We hope you’ll enjoy exploring the 4 all-new maps, the new weapons, and the new mode Frontlines. Have fun wielding the Trench Raider’s brutal Raider Club and piloting the Char 2C behemoth tank. Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass is packed with content – hit the link below and browse through it all.
The Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass update is a required download for all Battlefield 1 players. This has several benefits including that players who don’t yet own the expansion will be able to watch Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass matches through Spectator Mode. As always, find all Battlefield 1 update notes here.
There is much more on the horizon for Battlefield 1 players. We recently revealed details on the upcoming expansion packs: Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar, Battlefield 1 Turning Tides, and Battlefield 1 Apocalypse.
So get out there. Don the blue uniform and defend your homeland. Experience Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass. Ils Ne Passeront Pas.
* Requires Battlefield 1 on applicable platform (sold separately), all game updates, internet connection, and EA account.
† Early access only available for any expansion pack not yet released. Check www.battlefield.com/games/battlefield-1/premium often for details and release dates for each expansion pack.
Battlefield 4 CTE Sunset
Hello Battlefield 4 fans,
The Battlefield 4 Community Test Environment was a fantastic tool the DICE development team used to test unreleased content in a live environment, tweak and balance features, weapons, vehicles, and more, and even create new maps for Battlefield 4.
As we have moved on from Battlefield 4 to focus on other titles there is no longer any new content to be tested on the Battlefield 4 CTE. During the transition off of Battlefield 4, we kept CTE open for any opportunities to test other proposed content. The Battlefield 4 CTE has served its purpose and there is no further development for Battlefield 4, therefore we will be ending the service on March 6th, 2017. We appreciate all the hours logged by the community, all the feedback you’ve shared, and all the experiences that we had together in the Battlefield 4 CTE.
We thank you for your participation and we’ll see you on the battlefield!
David “t1gge” Sirland
Catch A Free Trial Of Battlefield 1 This Weekend
Maybe you haven’t joined Battlefield™ 1 yet. Or maybe your friends haven’t taken that step to make your squad even more awesome. Either way, you should know that a free trial of Battlefield 1 is coming up this weekend.
The free trial is available for PC and Xbox One players between March 3 and March 5. Full details below.
Xbox Live Gold: Free* Play Days
Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can enjoy Battlefield 1 for free with Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days.
You’ll be able to deploy at 9AM PT, March 3 through 11:59PM PT, March 5. During this time, you’ll get to play the full Battlefield 1 with its intense multiplayer matches and gripping single player War Stories.
All Gamerscore and Achievements earned during this event period are yours to keep, and your save and game data will carry on if you decide to buy the game at a later time.
Battlefield 1 Origin Open Trial
The Battlefield 1 Origin Open Trial lets you play Battlefield 1 for free† and the trial version can be downloaded between March 3, 5AM PT and March 6, 10AM PT.
You’ll get 10 hours of play time with 4 multiplayer modes on 5 maps. You can also play the first two War Stories of the game’s acclaimed single player.
Learn more at https://www.origin.com/store/free-games/trials
EA Publisher Sale
If you take a shine to Battlefield 1 during the trial, check out the EA Publisher Sale. It will feature sales on Battlefield 1, the mighty Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition and other EA titles like Star Wars™ Battlefront™, FIFA 17, and Titanfall 2. Conditions and restrictions apply; learn more by hitting the link below:
Save up to 60% on Battlefield 1 in the EA Publisher Sale (Offers may vary depending on region.)
New Battlefield 1 Content Coming Up
With a ton of new content on the horizon, this is a great time to join Battlefield 1. Four themed expansion packs filled with new maps, armies, weapons, and more are coming up: Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass, Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar, Battlefield 1 Turning Tides, and Battlefield 1 Apocalypse.