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The Spring Battlefield 1 Update Today Brings Platoons, New Weapon Variants

Adding Platoons, new features, new weapon variants, and more, the big Battlefield 1 Spring Update is now available to download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The first wave of Platoons features is added with the Spring Update, and DICE’s focus with the initial release is to add some of the core and most essential Platoons features, such as the Platoon Tag, “while building a robust system that we can continue to expand and improve going forward.” Here’s an overview of what to expect from Platoons: Create & Manage – Any player can create a Platoon; you are however limited to one General role, the highest rank and the rank a Platoon creator starts with, at any one time. When creating a Platoon, you can add the following info: Name – This is required and must be 3-24 characters. Names are not exclusive. Tag – This is required and consists of 1-4 alpha-numerical characters. Tags are not exclusive. Description – This is optional and can be up to 256 characters long. Use this to describe your Platoon however you see fit. Emblem – You can choose an emblem for the Platoon from your own personal Emblem gallery. The emblem READ FULL…

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Nivelle Nights Map Comes to Battlefield 1 Premium Pass Owners in June

This June, Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners will receive the new Nivelle Nights map for free, DICE announced today. Here’s the description: Chemin des Dames, 1917. As darkness falls over the muddy battlefields around Malmaison and Soupir, French and German batteries prepare to yet again support their troops on the contested ground. The moon, the searchlights, and the artillery lights up the night skies, exposing the vast network of trenches. Bite and hold as your foe will fight for every inch of ground. Strategy and teamwork will overcome those who have neither. DICE didn’t say when/how/if non-Premium Pass owners will be given access to Nivelle Nights. As learned last week, Battlefield 1 will receive monthly updates going forward. The Spring Update will include the Platoons feature, while the May update will focus on quality of life improvements. The next Battlefield 1 expansion, In the Name of the Tsar, doesn’t have a release date yet. [Source: Battlefield (1), (2)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Battlefield 1 to Receive Monthly Updates, Spring Update Will Include Platoons

“Considering all we have in store,” developer DICE has announced that they’ll be releasing monthly updates for Battlefield 1, rather than seasonal ones. “With this new tempo, we’re going to bring you more of what you want, faster than ever,” they added. DICE didn’t give a release date today, but they did say that the upcoming Spring Update will include the Platoons feature. This will allow you to “organize and join forces with your friends, execute swift victories, and achieve goals as one unit.” As for the May Update, you can expect quality of life improvements: This includes streamlining the flow into matches (especially Operations) and improving many gameplay grievances that will hopefully make the action feel more balanced and fair. The development team is also working on a feature update to the Battlefield 1 Rent-a-Server Program which we hope to release soon. The next Battlefield 1 expansion is called In the Name of the Tsar, and DICE had this to say about it today: Battlefield 1 In The Name Of The Tsar will bring you to the Eastern Front, where you will fight alongside the Russian army and witness the brutality of combat and the bitter cold of the READ FULL STORY AT…

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Battlefield 1’s New Premium Friends Feature Lets Non-Premium Pass Owners Play on DLC Maps

EA and DICE have announced Premium Friends, a new feature for Battlefield 1 that lets non-Premium Pass owners play on the new DLC maps as long as they’re in a party with a Premium Pass owner. The test run of Premium Friends will take place during the upcoming Battlefest, which begins on March 30. Producer Andreas Skoglund explained what to expect: As a player who owns Battlefield 1 Premium Pass you will be able to bring your friends in Battlefield 1 along to play on the new maps! When creating a party in Battlefield 1 you may notice something new: if someone owns a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass the party will become “Premium Enabled”. This will allow anyone in that party to play on all maps, regardless if they own the content or not. The access is available as long as the party is “Premium Enabled”. While Premium Friends grants non-Premium Pass owners the ability to play on the new maps for free, you won’t receive XP on those maps unless you own the Premium Pass or the specific expansion pack: In a “Premium Enabled” party, only owners of a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass or the specific expansion pack will earn XP READ FULL STORY AT…

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Battlefield High Five Left Hanging

On today’s Highlight Reel we have high fives, Nier combos, Andromeda glitches and much more! Watch the video then talk about your favorite highlight in the comments below. Be sure to check out, like, and share the original videos via the links below. Subscribe to Kotaku on YouTube for more! Advertisement Highlight Reel is Kotaku’s regular roundup of great plays, stunts, records and other great moments from around the gaming world. If you record an amazing feat while playing a game (here’s how to record a clip), send it to us with a message confirming that the clip is yours at highlightreel@kotaku.com. Or, if you see a great clip around that isn’t yours, encourage that person to send it in! READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Looking To End Grenade Spam, Battlefield 1 Gives Everyone Recharging Grenades

Choke points and trenches are prime targets for grenades in Battlefield 1. High player numbers can make it difficult to gain ground without being blow to kingdom come. The first part of the developer’s plans to curb this? Give everyone grenades that automatically resupply. Advertisement Instead of having a small stock of grenades that need to be resupplied at ammo crates dropped by Support class members, grenades in Battlefield 1 are now on a recharging cooldown. Players will receive more grenades over time, although standing near an ammo box will speed up the process. It’s part of an initiative called Ammo 2.0 meant to help balance the gameplay. This recent change went live alongside the latest DLC They Shall Not Pass. Advertisement “The cooldown based resupply shifts the benefit of the ammo box from long term to short term,” a DICE representative explained on Reddit. “With the cooldown giving small amounts of ammo over the long term, we can reduce the starting ammo of many gadgets, making having ammo most important during a fight instead of after.” Response has been icy. Other items such READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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New Battlefield 1 Easter Egg Is Like The House From Up

Battlefield is known for its intricate easter eggs and hidden secrets. The latest hidden secret pulls directly from Disney to create a stunning and humorous sight. Advertisement With the recently release of Battlefield 1‘s latest DLC They Shall Not Pass, it was only a matter of time before easters eggs were discovered. One of the first summons a floating house high above the battle in an homage to the animated film Up. jackfrags shows it off in the video below: Like any Battlefield easter eggs, there’s a bit of a process before the easter egg triggers. Playing on the map Verdun Heights, players must find three hidden bottles of wine and shoot them all. After that, they must hunt down and locate three rooster bearing weather-vanes around the map and shoot them as well. Once done, a small house will float above the fray, carried aloft by three balloons bearing the French Tricolour flag. It’s a silly bit of fun that seems a nice shout out to one of Pixar’s best movies: Up. Plus, it’s sure to dazzle and distract your enemies on the ground and make for some READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Battlefield 1: DICE Has “Something Up Their Sleeves for Non-DLC Buyers in Terms of Matchmaking

While developer DICE is almost always commended by players in terms of how much content there is in every Battlefield expansion, one issue that the developer hasn’t addressed all that well is fragmenting the player base from those who have the DLC, and those who don’t. With Battlefield 1 getting its first (of multiple) expansion, They Shall Not Pass, which is available for Battlefield 1 Premium members, this concern won’t be going away anytime soon. During our Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass hands-on preview at EA’s studio, we voiced to DICE Art Director Johannes Fors this very concern, and he mentioned that the studio is working on something. PSLS: How are you going to differentiate between players who have the DLC and those who don’t when it comes to matchmaking? Johannes Fors: I can’t go into detail, but we have something up our sleeves. We are listening to the community and we know they’re concerned, so that’s why we addressed this issue. There will be something announced soon. Of course, this “something” could very well be this little nugget where DICE mentions that all players are required to download the update since it will have “several benefits” READ FULL STORY…

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Battlefield 1 Update 1.07 Is Live, Adds They Shall Not Pass DLC Support

[embedded content] Adding support for the new They Shall Not Pass expansion (released today for Premium Pass owners), while also making improvements to the base game, Battlefield 1 update 1.07 is now live on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. According to players, it’s 7.3GB to download the update and DLC. Here’s an overview of what to expect from They Shall Not Pass: 4 new maps with big contrasts (Verdun Heights, Fort de Vaux, Soissons, Rupture) 2 new immersive Operations The French Army 1 New elite class – The Trench Raider 1 new Assault Tank 1 new Behemoth – The super-sized tank “Char 2C” 6 new unlockable Primary weapons 4 new melee weapons 1 new game mode – Frontlines A new type of skins in Battlepacks New melee puzzles in Battlepacks Play as party improvements – Party Leader DICE adds, ” The Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass update is a required download for all Battlefield 1 players. This has several benefits, including that players who don’t yet own the expansion will be able to watch Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass matches through Spectator Mode.” And here’s a look at some of the base game changes: Weapons and Gadgets MG 08/15 Decreased horizontal recoil READ FULL STORY…

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Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass DLC Access Times Announced, Gameplay Video Released

The first major DLC for Battlefield 1, They Shall Not Pass, is finally going live for Premium Pass owners tomorrow and DICE has announced exactly what time the patch, which will include the DLC, will go live. While the patch and the changes that are coming along with it will be available for everyone, access to the They Shall Not Pass DLC will be limited to Premium Pass owners for two weeks. The patch will go live after a two-hour downtime which will begin at 5 am PST/8 am EST for PlayStation 4 users. This means the patch will be available for download at around 7 am PST/ 10am EST. YouTuber Westie also published a new gameplay video that shows off Verdun Heights, the fourth and final map of the DLC. The 11-minute video shows off quite a bit of content. [embedded content] The Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass DLC will be available tomorrow for Premium Pass owners and will be accessible by everyone else on March 28. Check out our preview of the DLC here. [Source: Battlefield Forums via VG247, YouTube] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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What To Expect From Battlefield 1's First Expansion

Battlefield 1‘s first expansion, They Shall Not Pass, is just around the corner. It’s not about 32 Gandalfs fighting 32 Balrogs for 32 eternities, unfortunately, and instead focuses on the long-awaited French army. Advertisement The expansion introduces the French army with four maps set on the Western front of World War 1. Fort de Vaux is a close-quarters-focused map with intimidating forts and plenty of trenches, Soissons is green, open, and great for vehicles, Rupture is dotted with red flowers and bloody bunkers, and Verdun Heights—easily the most immediately arresting map—is a series of sloping hills that are on fire. Two new operations accompany the maps: The Devil’s Anvil, which is all about getting up-close and uncomfortably personal, and Beyond The Marne, which is a tank-centric vehicle-fest. I got to try them during a recent event at EA’s Redwood City, CA studio, and they’re both chaotic fun. Beyond The Marne is about what you’d expect from tanks and planes colliding on verdant hillsides, but The Devil’s Anvil is more subtly impressive. Hunkering down with your squad in some bombed out ditch as smoke and inevitability closes READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Save Big on Xbox One Downloads of Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, and More

Building an all-digital game collection is usually an expensive proposition, but four popular game downloads are deeply discounted on Xbox One right now. $24 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $30 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $5 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $8 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Battlefield 1’s They Shall Not Pass Expansion Releases on March 14

[embedded content] Battlefield 1’s They Shall Not Pass expansion is releasing on March 14 for Premium Pass owners, EA and DICE announced today. Non-Premium Pass owners will be able to buy it separately beginning on March 28. They Shall Not Pass includes four new maps (Verdun Heights, Fort de Vaux, Soissons, Rupture), two new Operations, the new Frontlines game mode, new weapons, new vehicles, and more. “The French Army joins the fight to defend their homeland,” the description adds. “Close-quarter fights and huge tank battles on the western front await.” Here’s what to expect from the new maps: Verdun Heights – The opening barrage of the Battle of Verdun created massive forest fires in which players will fight for domination. This is an uphill battle towards the massive fortresses of Verdun. A constant grinding struggle where the artillery never stops. Where the forge and “the Devil’s Anvil” continues to consume even the bravest combatants. Fort de Vaux – The first big engagement inside a fort during World War 1 takes place in the dark underworld of Fort de Vaux. Down in the maze of dark galleries and wet stone corridors, French and Germans fight ferociously with grenades, guns, bayonets, and flamethrowers. Watch READ…

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Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar, Turning Tides & Apocalypse Expansions Revealed

EA and DICE announced today that the three remaining expansions in the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass are titled In the Name of the Tsar, Turning Tides, and Apocalypse. They join the previously announced They Shall Not Pass expansion, which is scheduled for a March 2017 release. Here’s what EA says about each expansion, which let you fight with the Russian Army, take part in naval battles, and more: They Shall Not Pass (March 2017) Play as one of the most ferocious armies in WW1 – the French. Engage in the savage fighting around the furnace of Verdun, and descend into the bowels of Fort de Vaux where barbarous battles rage in the gas-filled corridors. Take part in the largest tank assault of the war by the Aisne riverbanks. In the Name of the Tsar Enter the biggest front of WW1 with the Russian Army. Ride in Galicia with the legendary Hussars during the Brusilov offensive. Partake in the skirmishes of the Albion assault in a freezing archipelago and fight in the snow covered ravines of the treacherous Lupkow Pass. Turning Tides Participate in the amphibious warfare of WW1. Embark with the new destroyer into intense tactical naval clashes. Master the coastal class airship in the fierce interplay READ FULL…