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Battlefield 1 Update 1.10 Is 4.2GB on PS4, Adds Nivelle Nights Map

[embedded content] Update: The official patch notes are live, revealing details on the new Best Squad feature: We have added a new screen at the end of the match, highlighting the best squad in the game. Our data has shown that players playing as part of a platoon are generally playing better than others, so if you haven’t already done so, it is time to find a platoon. Earn your place in the spotlight with your platoon. Follow this link to see all of the changes today. Original Story: Weighing in at 4.2GB on PlayStation 4, 9.7GB on Xbox One, and 3.4GB on PC, Battlefield 1 update 1.10 is now available to download, players have revealed. Official patch notes haven’t been posted by DICE yet, but we know today’s update includes the Nivelle Nights map, and also makes Frontlines available to all players on Argonne Forest and Amiens. To access Nivelle Nights, you’ll have to own either a Premium Pass or They Shall Not Pass. Here’s the description for Nivelle Nights: Coming in June for Battlefield 1 Premium Pass and They Shall Not Pass Expansion Pack owners, Nivelle Nights takes the fight to Chemin des Dames, 1917. Fight at Night – As darkness READ FULL STORY…

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Battlefield 1 Nivelle Nights Update Rolls Out Tomorrow, Downtimes Revealed

Battlefield 1‘s Nivelle Nights map and base game update will begin rolling out tomorrow, June 20, and although access to the map is restricted to Premium Pass and They Shall Not Pass owners, the download is required for all players. The update will be deployed automatically. You just need to note the following downtimes: PC: Multiplayer will be offline for 2h starting 07.00 UTC / 12.00 AM PT. PS4: Multiplayer will be offline for 2h starting 9.00 UTC / 2.00 AM PT. Xbox One: Multiplayer will be offline for 2h starting 11.00 UTC / 4.00 AM PT. In case you missed it, here’s an overview of Nivelle Nights: 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. Patch notes will be available tomorrow and we’ll be sharing them here so check back for more info. [Source: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Battlefield 1 Medic Poisons Brave Jockey

GIF Today on Highlight Reel we have zords, Rhythm Heaven face slams, Battlefield 1 overdoses, 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! 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!

Hunker Down With Battlefield 1, Now Just $30

Battlefield 1, $30 Update: PlayStation Plus members can get it digitally for $27. Battlefield 1 is one of the best AAA shooters released in years, and it’s back down to $30 today, matching Amazon’s all-time low. Now if they’d just get around to adding a Wonder Woman DLC pack. Battlefield 1: The Kotaku Review Matthew McConaughey once said that sometimes you need to go back to move forward. The team at DICE… Read more $30 From amazon 1595 purchased by readersGizmodo Media Group may get a commission Buy now $30 From amazon 1005 purchased by readersGizmodo Media Group may get a commission Buy now Recommended Stories Today’s Best Deals: Anker PowerCore II, Joule Sous-Vide, Mohu Leaf, and More Don’t Overpay For Xbox Live Gold – Here’s 12 Months For $44 Save a Few Bucks On Anker’s Newest PowerCore Battery Pack READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

E3 2017: Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar Gameplay and Details Revealed

[embedded content] As part of EA’s E3 2017 press conference, EA and DICE have released a new trailer for Battlefield 1’s upcoming expansion, “In the Name of the Tsar.” Official trailer description: A first glimpse of Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar. Enter the war’s biggest front with the Russian army in the most extensive Battlefield expansion so far. Full expansion available  Aside from the quick look, DICE also talked about the expansion and mentioned how it’ll allow Battlefield 1 players to finally battle in night maps (Nivelle Nights, for one). In the Name of the Tsar will have six new maps, introduce the Russian Army and even the “Women’s Battalion of Death.” As part of the shooter’s constant updates, players can also expect new progression via new Assignments, new multi-battle experiences in new Operations. According to DICE, there will be a toral of eight new maps for Battlefield 1 by September. Stay tuned for our hands-on with Battlefield 1’s In the Name of the Tsar expansion, and  as well as gameplay footage as we get it. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Battlefield 1 Gets Explosive Trailer with “In the Name of the Tsar” Expansion; Coming in September

During this year’s E3 2017, EA debuted a new trailer with footage of the upcoming In the Name of the Tsar expansion coming to Battlefield 1 this fall. …Read More The post Battlefield 1 Gets Explosive Trailer with “In the Name of the Tsar” Expansion; Coming in September by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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The May Battlefield 1 Update Is Now Live, Takes up 2.6GB on PS4

Focused on addressing community feedback regarding gameplay, weapons, tweaks/balances, and adjustments to Operations, the May Battlefield 1 update is now live on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. According to players it’s 2.6GB on PS4 and 1.14GB on PC. Here’s a look at several of the changes to Operations, maps and modes, vehicles, gameplay, and more included in the new update: Operations We’ve received a lot of feedback from gamers regarding matchmaking into Operations servers, and we’ve made some adjustments – the first of many – to help mitigate getting matched to an empty server. With this change, a completed match of Operations will loop back to the same Operation rather than exiting the mode. However, you’ll be on the opposite side of the battlefield. For example, if you started as the French Army in the first Operation, you’ll be on the German side when it loops back after the “End of Operation” screen. By remaining on the same server with other players, instead of returning to the globe screen, we believe this will reduce the occurrence of being matched into an empty server. In the coming updates, we plan to continue to expand this feature to cycle through a complete READ FULL…

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Battlefield 1 May Update Adjusts Bayonet, Tweaks Operations and Balances Weapons

[embedded content] Battlefield 1 is getting a major update in May, which DICE recently previewed via a livestream event. While it doesn’t add a ton of new content, the update does make some notable balance adjustments, especially to bayonets. Folks over PVPLIVE have done an excellent job at compiling all the information, highlights from which you can find below. Damage reduction for players performing bayonet charge has been removed. Maximum turn rate while charging has been slightly reduced. Capturing flags in Conquest now awards a lower score, however, the team that captures at least three more flags than its opponent will be awarded bonuses. Contribution percentage for flag capture/neutralization reduced from 50% to 30%. Domination ticket count increased to 200. Operations have been tweaked to allow players to continue playing even after a match has ended. Players won’t have to exit, will be able to stay with their team, and will simply switch sides post-match. AA gun’s max range on ground has been adjusted. Field gun and stationary AAs will have to be repaired for use if they drop to 50% health. Dogfighter gets new secondary weapon, Incendiary Ammo. Added an advanced option that allows players to adjust the amount of READ…

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Battlefield 1 Is Bringing in Female Soldiers for New Expansion

Battlefield 1 is launching a new expansion called In the Name of the Tsar and the developer is introducing female soldiers with the new expansion. According to developer DICE, In the Name of the Tsar will showcase the Russian army during WW1 and one of the battalions of the Russian army at the time was called the 1st Russian Women’s Battalion of Death, an all-female combat unit formed in May of 1917. The Women’s Battalion of Death is represented by the Russian Scout class. Details at EA Play, more info: https://t.co/vADTEbP6re https://t.co/VrRuBGVMeK — Battlefield (@Battlefield) May 22, 2017 In Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar, the 1st Russian Women’s Battalion of Death will be represented by the Russian Scout class. The developer has published a poster for the expansion which showcases art for the game’s upcoming female soldiers. The new Battlefield 1 expansion currently has no release date but the developer has announced that it will be showcased at the upcoming EA Play on June 10. [Source: Battlefield (Twitter)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Battlefield 1 DLC Adds Female Soldiers

Battlefield 1‘s upcoming DLC In The Name Of The Tsar will open up the Eastern Front with the addition of the Russian Army. In doing so, it will bring an underrepresented group to the battlefield: women. Who will kick your ass. In a tweet yesterday, the official Battlefield Twitter account confirmed that the Russian Army’s scout class would be represented by members of the 1st Russian Women’s Battalion of Death. The Women’s Battalion was initially formed as a propaganda initiative to raise morale. They were commanded by Maria Leontievna Bochkareva and fought most prominently during the Kerensky Offensive, Russia’s final offensive campaign of the Great War. With an estimated 6,000 Russian women combatants in World War One, their addition to the multiplayer campaign makes sense in spite of commenters who object to their historical immersion being broken. Advertisement “[You’re] kidding me,” one Twitter poster said. “Barely any women fought.” Adding women soldiers fits with Battlefield 1’s tone, which included a single player campaign featuring African American soldiers from the Harlem Hellfighters infantry regiment, a woman Bedouin protagonist, and soldiers from various fronts across the world. World War One was, as the READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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EA on Battlefield 1: “We’re Just Getting Started With Our Live Service Plans for This Massive Game”

Battlefield 1 has seen more than 19 million players so far, and during EA’s earnings call yesterday, CEO Andrew Wilson revealed that this will be a big year for the game: Every Battlefield 1 player will have more ways to play throughout the year, with continual game updates, new maps, and three more expansion packs adding new armies, regions and battlegrounds available to the whole community. We’re just getting started with our live service plans for this massive game, and later this year, we’ll introduce new ways for players to get an even bigger Battlefield 1 experience. In the Q&A portion, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said they’re pleased with the ongoing sales of Battlefield 1, and “we’ve got a lot of exciting stuff coming and a lot of interesting things about World War I that have yet to be even seen.” Jorgensen also revealed that EA will be making some changes to their DLC approach: We’re not going to disclose attach rates because they’re becoming less and less meaningful, particularly in a world of live services. And you’ll see some changes to our approach – particularly with Battlefield and Battlefront – over time that makes those DLC less READ FULL STORY AT…

New Battlefield 1 Map Revealed, In the Name of the Tsar Scheduled for Late Summer

Highlighting what’s coming soon to Battlefield 1, DICE announced today that a new map, Prise de Tahure, will hit the CTE (Community Test Environment) soon: Set in the autumn after the Nivelle Offensive, Prise de Tahure sees French troops desperately holding on to re-captured heights in the Butte-de-Tahure region. The frontline trench networks cut right through several villages facing obliteration from the constant skirmishing between German stormtroopers and French raiders. This is a war of attrition. Adaptability and tactics are the means to wear your adversary down. Also coming soon is the May Update, which brings further improvements to Battlefield 1. “Fans of Operations will be extra pleased by this update; expect playlists for the mode and easier access to get quickly into the action,” they said. Then, in June, the Nivelle Nights map will be released for Premium Pass owners, and EA will offer “the first taste of the second Battlefield 1 expansion,” In the Name of the Tsar, at EA Play 2017. In the Name of the Tsar is scheduled for a late summer release. [Source: Battlefield] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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After Months Of Investigation, Battlefield 1 Easter Egg Only Turns Up A Dog Tag

Battlefield 1 players looking to solve the depths of the game’s most elusive puzzle have hit pay-dirt. Translated morse code and a hunt to find hidden symbols yielded an underwhelming reward: a measly dog tag. Advertisement The key to the puzzle was time. When a series of morse code messages appeared in Battlefield 1 in October, attempts to decipher them lead nowhere. A previous Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 tasked players with translating morse code into Belarusian but the messages in Battlefield 1 were garbled nonsense. That changed in November. The new message read as follows: “PREVIOUS MESSAGE CORRUPTED. AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.” This month, those instructions arrived when the morse code changed again YouTuber jackfrags has broken down the process for solving the mystery. The process changes for each player. Messages will send them to certain maps. At each point, they will find a hidden symbol in the environment. This unlocks a new communication that will send them to their next map. Advertisement Each new message requires a different cipher to translate. It starts simple enough, with a portion of the message reverse, before READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Buying Games Day One Is No Longer the Tempting Proposition It Once Was

Picture the scene: It’s launch day, and after keeping a close eye on ‘Game X’ for months — years, even — the wait is finally over. If you chose to pre-order, ‘Game X’ likely popped through your letterbox in time for breakfast, otherwise you’d typically pay a visit to your local store in order to pick up a copy, hot off the shelf. Tearing the cellophane off your shiny new timesink — providing you favored physical over digital, of course — is an innocent thrill that all players can relate to on some level. But there’s another, near-universal feeling that many of us have felt on launch days gone by, and that’s frustration. Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat; launch day should be cause for celebration on both ends of the industry’s production line. For the developer, it’s that oh-so-sweet moment of crossing the finish line and shipping a product to market that embodies years of hard graft, while the consumer, having spent the entire dev cycle looking on from afar, finally has the opportunity to lay hands on the finished product. Known Shippable But that’s just it; the term “finished product” doesn’t necessarily carry the same…