What’s Next for Battlefield 1?

Posted on 04 Nov 2016 by
Kyle Johnson

One thing undeniable about Battlefield 4 is that it had some of the greatest post-release support offered by a developer and publisher in modern times. Sure, the game may have been broken for many for months, but to get consistent support three years after release, in a time when multiplayer shooters have an estimated lifespan of a year, sometimes less is astounding. Thus, it comes as no surprise that DICE is spinning up the free content and updates for Battlefield 1, starting with a number of updates coming this month and early December.

First are map tweaks and other game changes. Suez, a map that is near impossible for the Ottomans to take, is getting two more flags added, and certain capture circles reduced on conquest. By far the worst map, it needed some changes, and hopefully these will help. Hardcore servers are coming for those desiring a more challenging mode, and the first round of custom game updates is also coming, the first of which removes names and the mini-map, and introduces a thick fog to a map. Battlefest, a week-long series of free community events and challenges is coming November 16th, along with a way to earn a unique Battlepack revision, and some neat skins. On top of that, the ability to rent servers, matchmaking and weapon balances, and other general tweaks are coming.

Finally, December will see the addition of the tenth map free to all players, Giant’s Shadow, a rendition of the Battle of the Selle which saw massive British and German troop alignments clash. All good things start off well, and Battlefield 1 looks to be shaping up similarly to its predecessor. You can read my thoughts on Battlefield 1 here, and stay tuned for further news on upcoming map packs and updates.

Official Press Release

Following the launch of Battlefield 1, we’ve enjoyed witnessing how much fun you’ve had engaging in war on an epic scale. Today, we’d like to share our plans for ensuring that this fun will last. Coming up are new additions, exciting events, and gameplay tweaks based on your feedback.


We know that elite Battlefield 1 players have been eagerly awaiting fighting on Hardcore Servers, and we’re just as excited as you are. They’re coming soon, so keep an eye out for more news in the near future.


Based on your input, we are changing the layout of the Suez map in Conquest to make the matches more balanced and the map size more fitting. We have expanded the layout to feature five instead of three flags. We’re also reducing the capture area size of the two control points located within the map’s villages (currently flag A and C) to create more dynamic matches. Furthermore, we’re adding one armored vehicle to each team’s base to give dominated teams a better chance to quickly get across the map and capture a control point behind enemy lines.


Bring out your calendars and mark November 16 with a big “PTFO” – a new Battlefest is en route. This week-long celebration of the Battlefield franchise will be packed with new activities, including log-in rewards, a livestream, a unique Battlepack revision, community missions, and much more – stay tuned for more information!


As the first Official Custom Game, Fog of War will premiere at Battlefest. In this unique Team Deathmatch experience, you will be challenged by limited sight as you’re fighting in fog with the mini-map and soldier name tags turned off. You’ll find Official Custom Games in the Battlefield 1 Multiplayer menu.


During the month of November, we will release a major update for Battlefield 1, filled with various tweaks and improvements. Among other things, we will be adding the Rent-a-Server Program, a new Custom Game and tweaks to matchmaking and server balancing.


Giant’s Shadow is an upcoming new map for Battlefield 1 and will be arriving in December as a free* update. Apart from the info already available on the Maps page, we will be sharing more about this epic addition soon.

There’s plenty more in the works for Battlefield 1, and we can’t wait to experience these new features and updates with you in the coming weeks. See you on the battlefield!


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