Battlefield 1 features Weekly Challenges in the form of Medals that can be unlocked for XP bonuses and of course, bragging rights.
In a new blog post today, DICE explained that each medal comes with a “specific unlock criteria”. Players have the freedom to choose which medals to pursue in particular. Someone who considers himself/herself an ace pilot will not be forced to go after a medal that is more in tune with the Scout class.
The developer further added that each week brings a total of five medals. New challenges arrive at the end of the week to replace the previous ones. From the given list, players can select which medals to pursue to have the game keep track of progress. If you’ve been tasked with destroying half-a-dozen vehicles, a counter will keep you updated on the number of wrecks you still need to leave behind.
As mentioned above, medals aren’t specific to classes. Going after a medal as an Engineer does not mean you cannot switch class. Opting for Medic, for example, will not wipe your previous progress.
“You can only track one Medal at the time, but if you change game mode or role you can switch focus and go for another Medal,” said DICE. “Your progression will be kept as long as the weekly reset hasn’t happened yet.”
To earn a medal, there are “three or five” stages to a challenge that must be completed. Each level is harder than the previous. As an example, here’s one sorted weekly challenge for Medic players:
- Level 1: Get 20 kills with Medic weapons
- Level 2: Heal teammates 100 times
- Level 3: Complete 20 revives
However, there are also medals that deal with multiple disciplines. For example the “Legion of Glory” medal which needs you to “play as different classes and support your squad by doing repairs, heals, and resupplies.”
Battlefield 1 features 34 medals in total and each medal can be obtained 100 times.
Battlefield 1 is scheduled to release later this month on October 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. However, those with EA/Origin Access membership can begin playing a portion of the game’s multiplayer and single-player modes tomorrow, October 13. Additionally, those who opt for the $80 Early Enlister Edition can jump in on October 18. As for the rest of us, we’ll just have to wait until the official launch.