Battlefield 1 fans are more than ready to relive the tales of the Great War. However, game developer DICE reveals new ways to retrieve freebies and medals in this Battlefield 1 beta review.
The Battlefield franchise is best known to be a stiff competitor of Call of Duty in the FPS genre. Its games are also known for its brand of realism in both weapons and gameplay. Battlefield 1 takes it up a notch with its massive world set in World War I.
Battlefield 1 beta reviews often praise the game for its realistic setting, heavy premise, and unique gameplay mechanics. The classic weapons from the Great War allowed various customization, as well as new melee tactics.
However, Battlefield fans can still get more out of the game.
A blast from the past
Players of classic Battlefield games such as Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline can gain a special weapon skin and a dog tag for the game’s release. However, according to the Battlefield website, this promo runs on a deadline.
Fans who wish to obtain these special weapons must do this between October 12 and October 17. Players have to finish the M1911 community mission in either Battlefield 4 or Battlefield Hardline. This requires them to obtain 100 kills with the M1911 pistol.
Players who accomplish this task gains “The Incarcerator,” a unique weapon skin for the said pistol. They will also receive a “Road to Battlefield 1″ dog tag to brag in multiplayer.
Aside from the skin and the dog tag, players can even accomplish an assortment of tasks to gain new items. According to the Battlefield blog, players can get a gold Battlepack in Battlefield 4 or Battlefield Hardline for certain accomplishments.
One day too early
Players who are subscribed to EA or Origin Access on the PC and the Xbox One can play the game on October 20. This is a day earlier than the game’s initial release. However, the Play First Trial will only grant a segment of the game. There will be a time limit and restriction to content as well.
Battlefield 1 fans that will try the Battlefield 1 beta using these means can only access two missions from the single-player mode so far. There are also only four multiplayer modes and five maps available. Either way, progress in the Play First Trial will be transferred to the full game.
Owners of the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition can even play earlier on October 18. Sadly, PlayStation 4 fans are going to miss all the perks of the subscription.
Grab a medal
Battlefield 1 players will also get rewarded for their hard work. Battlefield games are known for giving out “medals” for certain accomplishments. However, in a new twist, the Battlefield 1 beta reveals there are only a limited number of medals accessible every week.
This means each weekly set will have special requirements for players. Fans have the entire week to complete these tasks before the medals restart their cycle. According to the Battlefield website, there are 34 medals to complete the entire game.
Other medals need players to hone their skills on a specific class or field. For instance, the Order of Hippocrates medal needs players to become Medics. Other medals, such as the Legion of Glory, will have players complete tasks using an assortment of classes.
Players of the Battlefield 1 beta are aware that tasks have to be completed in the order they are listed. This means players have to mix and spice up their play in order to obtain their desired medals. The Battlefield companion app can help players keep track of medals every week.
Either way, each medal can grant experience bonuses when they are completed. They can even be stacked 100 times.
This system, and the new bonuses may be a tactic to keep players hooked for new content.
Battlefield 1 is set for an October 21 release for the Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4.