Battlefield 1 just wrapped up its open beta a couple of days back. While the beta client offered players (very) limited access, it allowed data miners to jump right into the game’s code in search of new information.
Reddit user “scrawny98” has made a series of posts on the game’s subreddit, revealing a complete list of weapons, vehicles, gadgets, skins, game modes, maps, trophies, medals, and more. Do note that information obtained through data mining a beta client isn’t always fully accurate. The developer can decide to shift/change things around by the time of the official release.
Nonetheless, Battlefield 1 fans can munch on the new information until release-day. Here’s the complete list of multiplayer maps and game modes that is supposedly going to make the final product:
- Argonne Forest
- Empire’s Edge
- Fao Fortress
- Monte Grappa
- Sinai Desert
- St.Quentin Scar
Battlefield 1 is going to feature the usual inclusions. Here’s a breakdown of every game mode in the game with the maximum number of players supported:
- Airship Raid: 64
- Operations: 40
- Conquest: 64
- Conquest Small: 40
- Domination: 24
- Possession: 24
- Rush: 24
- Team Death Match: 24
Ambiguity surrounds this special game mode. However, it’s also not the first time that we’re hearing about it. Earlier leaks peg a single operation to feature multiple levels, of which each level has multiple map-areas.
Additionally, it’s widely believed that teams will be divided into Attackers and Defenders for each level, similar to Rush. When one side succeeds in their objective, the battle shifts to the next area.
Luckily, the mode had an official description present alongside: “Find messenger pigeons and send messages to your supporting artillery to take out the enemies.”
That is all the information present at hand. On the basis of pure speculation, it’s possible that a pigeon is spawned randomly in the map and both teams have to race each other in trying to apprehend the fowl first. The latter part about sending a message to your supporting artillery may have something to do with defending the pigeon while a message is etched. If the opposing team is unable to foil your messaging plans, the final burst of artillery announces the end of the round.
It’s basically your Air Superiority mode renamed and will task players to destroy airships. That’s about all the information presently available for the mode. Perhaps there will be other tasks or objectives present that dictate victory.
Battlefield 1 is scheduled to release on October 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.