Squad Up With the Classes of Battlefield 1
Win a Trip to EA Play and Take Part in Battlefield Squads
Introducing a New Way to Play Battlefield, Starting with Battlefield 4
We’re always looking for new ways to improve your Battlefield experience. While we’re currently hard at work creating Battlefield 1, we still want to improve the experience for past Battlefield games – changes that will help unite Battlefield players regardless of whether they’re playing Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, or Battlefield 1 in October. That’s why we’re happy to introduce something that will provide a more intuitive and centralized experience.
The new Battlefield user interface is designed to improve the experience of playing with friends and to bring relevant content to your attention.
Now, you’re able to create a Squad before you actually enter into a game. Being able to join up with your friends and join into a game together makes it a much smoother experience, and helps make sure you’re able to spawn on your buddies as soon as you’re in the game.
There are other changes as well that you’ll want to see for yourself, like a recommendation engine to suggest maps, modes, and more, giving you a more relevant and fine-tuned experience that quickly gets you to the things you want to do.
This new UI is currently rolling out in beta form in Battlefield 4 for a small audience, and we’ll have more information on additional testing opportunities in the coming months. This will also be released with Battlefield 1 (and Battlefield Hardline soon after that). Once it’s rolled out for all three games, you’ll be able to easily swap between the games as long as you own them. Want to jump from St. Quentin Scar in Battlefield 1 to the skyscrapers of Shanghai in Battlefield 4? It’ll be easier than ever.
Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more updates as we approach the release of Battlefield 1 on October 21!
Take to the Land, Air, and Sea with the Vehicles in Battlefield 1
Technology hurtled forward during World War I, and when you load up Battlefield™ 1 on October 21 (or October 18 if you pre-order the Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition) you’ll get to experience it for yourself. From the first tanks to beautiful and deadly airplanes, Battlefield 1 will allow you to pilot the vehicles that revolutionized modern war.
Want to know more about them? We put together a Vehicles page on Battlefield.com that talks more about the game’s vehicles, complete with a Q&A involving YouTuber/Battlefield GameChanger PonyLion_HD and myself (Senior Designer Patrick O’Shaughnessy). There’s also a list of reasons to get excited to experience the vehicles found at the dawn of all-out war.
Flashback with Battlefield 4 Second Assault for Free
From June 21 to June 28, you can get Battlefield 4 Second Assault for free, featuring four of the most fan-favorite maps from Battlefield 3. Don’t wait too long, though, because you only have until June 28 to snag these throwback maps. For more information and links to download, head over to the Road to Battlefield 1 page.
- Four New Maps
- Destroy the ceilings of the flooded Operation Metro. Bring down the communications tower of the new Caspian Border. Create flammable hazards on Operation Firestorm and dodge Gulf of Oman’s sand storm. Second Assault pushes the fan-favorites to their limits.
- New and Familiar
- With five weapons re-mastered for Battlefield 4, the return of the Dune Buggy vehicle, ten new assignments, and the Capture the Flag game mode, Second Assault combines familiar grounds with all-new features.
- Caspian Border Reimagined
- Caspian Border is a true Battlefield 4 classic, and in Second Assault the map has been redesigned with Frostbite 3 graphics, Levolution moments, and a breath-taking autumn setting.
Community Mission: Revives
Jump into any Battlefield 4 multiplayer mode and map and collectively score 25,000,000 Revives to get a Gold Battlepack**. This mission is active between June 21, 2016 9AM PT and June 27, 2016 9AM PT.
This is just the first step on the road…
There’s more, too. Check back here every few weeks to see what’s available for free, and keep an eye on Battlefield’s Twitter channel to find out about upcoming 2X XP events, community missions, and more reasons to join us on the Road to Battlefield 1.
*REQUIRES BATTLEFIELD 4 FOR APPLICABLE PLATFORM (SOLD SEPARATELY), INTERNET CONNECTION AND XBOX LIVE GOLD ACCOUNT (FOR XBOX ONE AND XBOX 360).
New Battlefield 1 Trailer from EA Play
There’s a ton of new stuff to see in that trailer – including a better look at Behemoths, some of the largest vehicles in Battlefield history. You’ll find a whole lot of new info on these (and a lot more) on Battlefield.com, too.
We’re really excited for you to try Battlefield 1, and you won’t need to wait for the October 21 release date to go hands-on. There’s an Open Beta coming up (which you can get into a little earlier if you sign up for Battlefield Insider), and Play First trials for EA Access and Origin Access members. Plus, if you pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition, you’ll be able to start playing on October 18, three days before the release date.
Discover Battlefield 1′s Maps and Modes
If you watched the trailers for Battlefield 1 (and if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you have) you likely noticed a variety of locations at the dawn of all-out war. Deserts. Forests. Crumbling cities. Battlefield 1 will bring you to new and exciting locations and let you take part in some of the largest battles in FPS history.
Want to take a peek at some more info on what those maps entail and – more importantly – what you’ll be doing once you play them? Two new pages have been added to Battlefield.com that should help you out. There’s a Maps page, which includes four of the maps that will come with Battlefield 1, as well as a Modes page, complete with insight into three modes.
These, obviously, aren’t the extent of what’s going to be available. They’re just a taste, and we’ll update these pages as we approach the October 21 release (or October 18 if you pre-order the Early Enlister Edition). We can’t wait to tell you more.