chris-littlechild - September 21, 2016
Â Betas are important for any game. However hard you try to balance everything, crush bugs and such, thereâ€™ll always be issues with it. Gamers, as we know, are liable to tear developers a new asshole at the slightest provocation, so itâ€™s always useful to get them on board. Because if thereâ€™s anything wrong, you can damn well bet that youâ€™ll hear about it. Â
Rather now than after release, huh?
Sometimes, you just need to see how things will play out in actual matches. Just in case youâ€™ve got a weapon thatâ€™s overpowered or a characterâ€™s abilities are unbalanced, that sort of thing. Most important, though, betas tests will show you whether your horses are GODDAMN HOOVED DEATH-MACHINES OF DEATHLY DEATH or not.
What the hell, Battlefield 1? If the charge of the light brigade taught us anything, itâ€™s that horses vs machine guns is going to end with horsesâ€™ scrotes and general bloody bits spread across several miles. Itâ€™s not the fairest fight. So why can the mounts in the game shrug off bullets like Arnold Schwarzenegger? Nerf these Termi-neigh-tors now! Now.
Good news is, thatâ€™s just what theyâ€™re doing. With the gameâ€™s beta over, the devs have posted a blog detailing some of the things theyâ€™ll be changing. As well as fixes for conquest and rush mode, and other weapons and equipment like the light tank, horses are being made mortal.
â€˜We agree that horses can take a few too many rounds at the moment,â€™ writes Daniel Berlin, Lead World Designer on Battlefield 1. Thatâ€™s one way to put it, buddy boy.
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