Battlefield 1 features five campaign missions that are designed to take players across multiple theaters of war.
Developer DICE has updated the game’s official website to contain more details on each of those missions. These “War Stories” are called Friends in High Places, Nothing is Written, Through Mud and Blood, Avanti Savoia, and The Runner.
Based on the missions names and the recent ESRB listing, it’s not hard to figure out what roles we’ll be filling. For instance, Friends in High Places takes players into the air as fighter pilots where they must outmanevor enemy combatants in intense dogfights. Nothing is Written puts players in the shoes of a Bedouin warrior who fights in the deserts of the Middle East. Through Mud and Blood has players drive tanks.
The Avanti Savoia chapter takes players to the snow-capped Alps during a battle between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The final chapter has players running to deliver a message on the battlefield.
You can see official descriptions for Battlefield 1’s five stories below:
FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES
The allies are losing the war in the air. Britain struggles to compete with the German aces and the average lifetime of a combat pilot is 17 days. You must face these bleak odds and take to the skies for a noble fight over the western front. Intense dogfights, unexpected encounters, and a story of friendship await you.
NOTHING IS WRITTEN
In the Middle East deserts, Arab tribes rebel against the oppression of the Ottoman Empire. The Empire’s devastating artillery engage rebel forces wielding rifles from horseback. As a Bedouin warrior working alongside the legendary Lawrence of Arabia, you must find a way to take on the technologically superior enemy and destroy a deadly railgun.
THROUGH MUD AND BLOOD
In the autumn of 1918, British forces prepare for a mass assault on the town of Cambrai, France. With tank support, Allied Command believes a breakthrough is a certainty. But the Mark V tank has one major flaw: it is not reliable. Join a dysfunctional tank crew who battle their way behind enemy lines as they learn to work together.
Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire are deadlocked among the Alps. Braced by snow-capped mountains, neither side can find a way to dislodge their enemy. Meanwhile, the Italian mountaineer regiment Arditi prepares an unorthodox assault. Don your Arditi armor and head up a mountainside as Italian and Austrian forces clash over a strategic fort.
The British Empire intends to open a new front to the war with an unprecedented naval invasion of the Ottoman homeland. The ships gathered for the Gallipoli Landings–the D-Day of World War 1–carry over half a million men. As an Anzac runner you’ll witness the heat of epic bombardments and a beach landing, as well as covert deliveries of urgent life-or-death messages across the frontline.
Battlefield 1 launches on October 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.