Battlefield 1 appears to be trending in a great direction after a largely successful open beta period that saw a staggering 13.2 million players try out the World War I-inspired shooter. Shockingly, this number even toppled the previous DICE record, held by Star Wars Battlefront, which saw 9 million players boot up during that beta period. With the launch now about a month away, DICE has not only confirmed all of the leaked maps from a couple of weeks ago, but also released more information on all of the different multiplayer modes available on day one when Battlefield 1 launches.
Out of the gate, players will be able to fight on nine maps in total, all set within various locations and time periods during World War I. Here’s a run down on each of the nine in Battlefield 1:
Six modes have also been confirmed at launch, featuring the classic Rush, Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Conquest modes. Players looking for something a little different can try Operations, which has teams fighting over a series of maps based on real World War I battles. These interconnected rounds task defenders with trying to stop the other team who’s objective is to push and break through the enemy lines.
War Pigeons takes inspiration from the fact that during this time period, carrier pigeons and dogs were used to pass messages as man-made communications were unreliable at best. When the round starts, both teams will be fighting to secure a pigeon coop somewhere on the map. Capture and carry a messenger pigeon to a safe location, and that team will be able to call in an artillery strike on the enemy.
Even though Battlefield 1 will be launching with fewer maps than Battlefield 4, a tenth map has been confirmed to be arriving for players in December. Known as Giant’s Shadow, this free map takes place during the Battle of the Selle in the fall of 1918. Similar to the Sinai Desert map players experienced in the open beta, Giant’s Shadow will also feature a large armored train and plenty of tank warfare, as both sides battle it out in the shadow of a massive crashed airship.
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Battlefield 1 launches on October 21, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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