BATTLEFIELD 1 UPDATE
Following last nights stream, DICE announced the new Battlefield 1 October Update and a series of downtime occuring this morning.
“We are pleased to announce that the Battlefield 1 October will start rolling out October 12th (today) The download is required for all Battlefield 1 players.
“The Update will be automatically deployed to your platform on Thursday, October 12th across all platforms with the following downtimes:
PC: Multiplayer will be offline for 2h starting 07.00 UTC / 12.00 AM PT / 8 AM BST
PS4: Multiplayer will be offline for 2h starting 8.00 UTC / 1.00 AM PT / 9 AM BST
Xbox One: Multiplayer will be offline for 2h starting 9.00 UTC / 2.00 AM PT / 10 AM BST
Update notes will be posted here once the Update is live.
Be sure to check back once maintenance is complete.
Battlefield 1 players are getting ready for the games next big DLC expansion, known as Turning Tides.
The third expansion to the game, which is coming in December, will focus primarily on naval warfare, with players engaging in famous moments in history such as the Zeebrugge Raid and the Gallipoli Offensive.
For those who don’t know, The Zeebrugge Raid was a battle between the British and German Navies. Whilst the Gallipoli Campaign took place primarily on the Gallipoli peninsula, pitting Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) against the Ottoman Empire.
In addition, DICE has confirmed that the British Royal Marines will be made available as a new playable faction as part of the latest update.
“Prepare for new maps, weapons, vehicles and other content as you take on the amphibious expeditions of World War 1.” warns the EA Battlefield 1 website.
And through December might still be some way away, fans can get a glimpse of the new gameplay when the DICE LA team hold a special livestream later today.
All the action can be viewed on Twitch.tv/battlefield and the team has promised “an update deep-dive, gameplay and giveaways” as part of the stream.
Everything gets underway on Oct 11 (TODAY) at 1 PM PT – which for anyone in the UK is 9PM BST – lasting approximately one hour.
In addition to the Turning Tides info released today, EA DICE has also teased some more upcoming in-game events, including a new mode which will be made available in November.
This mode is called ‘Operation Campaigns’ and will see “even more epic variant of the fan-favorite game mode Operations”. Keep reading for more info direct from EA DICE.
“The new experience will expand on the frontline clashes between attackers and defenders, stringing together multiple Operations and adding unique rewards to the mix.
“The first Operation Campaign is called Eastern Storm and it will combine the two Operations from Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar: Brusilov Offensive and Red Tide.
“Later in November, we’ll add Fall of Empires, a combination of the base game’s Iron Walls and Conquer Hell. Beyond these two, there are more Campaigns to come.
“Complete the active Operation Campaign by scoring enough points before it expires. You will earn a special Battlepack for each completed Campaign.
“An Operation Campaigns Codex will also be yours after your first successful Campaign. Complete the active Campaign as many times as you can before the time runs out!
Stay tuned for further updates later today, together with the DICE Twitch stream