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The ‘Battlefield 1’ Campaign Is Going To Be A Wild Damn Ride

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chris-littlechild - September 30, 2016

  That first Battlefield 1 trailer arrived at just the right time. Just as the entire internet was bitching about Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and its super-samey spacetastic, Battlefield hit the scene. It hit like a breath of shit-stained trench air.  

As we know, DICE have broken with tradition and set this one in the First World War. This was a conflict that started with soldiers on horseback and ended with big freakin’ angry dogfights, opening up all kinds of options for varied combat in the game. Fans have quite a boner for it as a result.

Which makes perfect sense to me. How many FPS titles’ betas end with everyone crying for horses to be nerfed? Just this one, that’s how many.

Still, despite how spangly new and foul-your-undercrackers different it all is, Battlefield 1’s campaign is going to follow a fairly conventional course. As the game’s official site revealed today, you’ll flit between theaters of war Call of Duty-style as you play through the game’s five ‘war stories.’

The whole thing starts with a mission/part/episode/whatever they turn out to be called Friends in High Places, which sees you on the side of Merry Old England in the midst of the Battle of Britain. From there, you’ll play through Nothing is Written, in which you play as a Bedouin warrior alongside Laurence of Arabia against a technologically superior enemy. Then, you’re playing as part of a tank crew in France in 1918 in Through Mud and Blood.

That’s just a taster of what’s to come (more details at the official site), but it’s clear that the campaign’s going to be pretty damn varied. Count me in when the game hits on October 18.

 

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