Battlefield 1 experienced a tremendous open beta earlier this month, attracting over 13 million players in its one-week duration to become the largest beta ever hosted in the history of Electronic Arts.
The same achievement was previously held by Star Wars: Battlefront. Prior to its release last year, the new Star Wars installment saw more than 9 million beta participants. Those figures have now been crossed out by Battlefield 1.
“I want to personally thank you all for the great feedback you’ve given us,” said senior producer Aleks Grondal. “We’re trawling through forum posts, social media mentions, and digging into some great data. We’re identifying what worked well, and what didn’t work as well. We truly value your input. In the near future, we’ll have more details on the changes we’ll be making to the full version of the game.”
That’s exceptional from team DICE. Rather than imposing a multiplayer title on everyone, it’s always best to give value to the feedback provided by early/beta testers. There are a lot of improvements that can and should be made to the final version of Battlefield 1. Grondal mentioned that the developer will be throwing out buffs and nerfs across the board. More details regarding these changes will be shared in the coming days.
EA also released an infographic that covers what took place in the Battlefield beta. Assault was the most popular class chosen by players, followed by Scout and Support. Medic was the least popular of choices. In fact, the other three classes are pretty much side-by-side in terms of picking-ratio. Medic, though, falls a long way off.
The devastating armored train scored 13 million kills. Players took their hatchets and swords to the enemy, accumulating 28.9 million melee kills. 62.2 million kills were scored while riding horses.
Battlefield 1 is scheduled to release worldwide on October 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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