So the Battlefield 1 Beta is incredible

No mincing of words needed, the Battlefield 1 beta is absolutely incredible. Whilst we’ve only been given one map (Sinai Desert) and two game modes (Conquest and Rush), I can already see the potential of this game.

After an hour playing, thanks to my early access beta code (check your inbox), I’m already in love with it. The map is vast, the vehicles are awesome, the weapons are… well… I’ll talk about the weapons in a second, and the game is visually stunning. Overall, it’s looking like Battlefield 1 is hopefully going to live up to every ounce of hype.

So the weapons, am I right? Let’s face it, Battlefield 1 is set during the climax of the weaponry revolution brought forward by the First World War. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be running around the map with AKs, AUGs, and SCARS. In fact, you won’t even be running around with Thompsons or MP40s. This is WWI. So you’ll be using bolt-action rifles, pistols, shotguns, melee-weapons and some rudimentary machine-guns; like the Lewis Gun.

Some of the weapons are tough to get used to, particularly the basic bolt-action rifles without the scope. I do like the scoped rifles, though, and I kind of feel like they’re easier to use; though that’s mostly because I’ve been spoiled with scopes in Battlefield 4. The shotguns are also pretty fun to use, and there’s variations which give you better hip-fire, or better accuracy (with increase / decrease damage and rage). At the moment, I’m leaning towards sniping rather than using a machine-gun… but things might change once I’ve played for a little longer.

Whilst I’ve not spent a huge amount of time in the vehicles so far, I have managed to fly a plane and ride a horse. The horses look incredible, and there’s something exhilarating about riding into battle on horseback (even if they’re rather ‘fragile’, as you’d expect from a living creature). You can also carpet bomb (ish) from the planes, which is an awesome feature. I assume that this aims to appeal to those who loved flying helicopters and barraging infantry from the air – as it took a skilled pilot on the Battlefield series to take out infantry from a jet.

So I’ve only played the game for an hour, but I’m pretty much in love. With Star Wars Battlefront, I felt that the game (including the beta) didn’t live up to the hype built around it. With Battlefield 1, however, the game seems to have delivered what I expected. It’s looking like we’ll have the beta for a good week, so keep an eye out for more articles from us. We’ll also be uploading videos to our Facebook and streaming via Twitch, when we get the chance!

Are you playing the Battlefield 1 beta? Or are you waiting till tomorrow’s open beta release? Let me know in the comments below!

  • suli559

    I’m on summer vacation until the 4th of October and my Rig is 1000s of miles away from me, the beta would be long gone by then im sure, sad part is i got my beta code today, won’t get to experience multiplayer until official release date.

    • That sucks on so many levels. We’ll be posting plenty of BETA videos on our Facebook, if you fancy some second hand Battlefield 1 fun!

  • suli559

    I’m on summer vacation until the 4th of October and my Rig is 1000s of miles away from me, the beta would be long gone by then im sure, sad part is i got my beta code today, won’t get to experience multiplayer until official release date.

    • That sucks on so many levels. We’ll be posting plenty of BETA videos on our Facebook, if you fancy some second hand Battlefield 1 fun!

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  • YOUDIEMOFO

    Totally agree…..! The beta is spot on BAD ASS….!!!! I can not wait for this game to properly drop!

    Right off the bat I am getting almost 200fps using 1080p with perfect GPU utilization/scaling across all four of my TITANs and I’m not even using the latest drivers from Nvidia….the set before the newest that dropped last night. Looking like this game is getting put together just right, so I’ll be buying this one for sure!

    • H0NEYL00PS

      Basically, you agree but most importantly you have a sweet rig and you want everybody to not just know, but to be fully aware and never forget. Congrats.

      • YOUDIEMOFO

        Thank you……….?

    • I didn’t understand a lot of that… but then that’s what you get for being a console gamer.

      The BETA is definitely bad ass, though. It was down yesterday (along with the EA servers for most of their other games) so I’m hoping to get back on it tonight / tomorrow!

  • YOUDIEMOFO

    Totally agree…..! The beta is spot on BAD ASS….!!!! I can not wait for this game to properly drop!

    Right off the bat I am getting almost 200fps using 1080p with perfect GPU utilization/scaling across all four of my TITANs and I’m not even using the latest drivers from Nvidia….the set before the newest that dropped last night. Looking like this game is getting put together just right, so I’ll be buying this one for sure!

    • H0NEYL00PS

      Basically, you agree but most importantly you have a sweet rig and you want everybody to not just know, but to be fully aware and never forget. Congrats.

      • YOUDIEMOFO

        Thank you……….?

    • I didn’t understand a lot of that… but then that’s what you get for being a console gamer.

      The BETA is definitely bad ass, though. It was down yesterday (along with the EA servers for most of their other games) so I’m hoping to get back on it tonight / tomorrow!

  • RedKnightOH

    Player reviews and comments are mixed at this point. 60% like the game… 40% not so much.

    BF1success will depend on it’s Teamwork scope. If BF1 is a kiddie Run & Gun, shoot everything that moves game… BF1 won’t have a long life. As far as a WW1 game… boring at best. I doubt I will buy this game… just not my thing. I’ll wait for BF5 or Bad Company3… and see if EA/DICE screws those up or not.

    But after watching the BF1 trailers… I’m absolutely not buying this dog. Just kiddie chaos.

  • RedKnightOH

    Player reviews and comments are mixed at this point. 60% like the game… 40% not so much.

    BF1success will depend on it’s Teamwork scope. If BF1 is a kiddie Run & Gun, shoot everything that moves game… BF1 won’t have a long life. As far as a WW1 game… boring at best. I doubt I will buy this game… just not my thing. I’ll wait for BF5 or Bad Company3… and see if EA/DICE screws those up or not.

    But after watching the BF1 trailers… I’m absolutely not buying this dog. Just kiddie chaos.

  • cweb1988

    Shotguns and gun variations? I played for a little while last night but I didn’t see any of those options. Did I miss it? Or perhaps you have to unlock them at a certain rank? I think I made it to like rank 8 or something?

    • If you press X (on Xbox One I think) when picking your class, it’ll let you pick from a few different options of weapon for that class. I.e. I think there’s three different sniper rifle options – that’s what I had, at least.

  • cweb1988

    Shotguns and gun variations? I played for a little while last night but I didn’t see any of those options. Did I miss it? Or perhaps you have to unlock them at a certain rank? I think I made it to like rank 8 or something?

    • If you press X (on Xbox One I think) when picking your class, it’ll let you pick from a few different options of weapon for that class. I.e. I think there’s three different sniper rifle options – that’s what I had, at least.