Battlefield 1 road map: hardcore servers, Suez map tweaks, new custom game and major update coming soon

By Brenna Hillier
4 November 2016 04:47 GMT

Battlefield 1 players have a lot to look forward to in November.

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Battlefield 1 developer DICE has outlined its immediate roadmap. Here are the main points:

  • Hardcore servers are coming to Battlefield 1 “soon”, according to a post on the Battlefield Blog, with more news to come “in the near future”.
  • The Suez map will be tweaked for Battlefield 1’s Conquest mode, with five rather than three flags. The capture zone around the flags currently labelled A and C will be reduced in size. One armoured vehicle will be added to each team’s base.
  • Battlefield 1’s first Battlefest event kicks off November 16. Planned activities include log-in rewards, a livestream, a unique Battlepack revision, community missions “and much more”, with more information promised soon.
  • A new custom game called Fog of War will debut during Battlefest. It’s a Team Deathmatch mode with no mini-map or soldier name tags, and limited visibility due to fog. It’s the first official custom game but presumably not the last.
  • Finally, a major Battlefield 1 update will roll out sometime in November. As well as as-yet-undetailed “tweaks and improvements”, it will roll out the Rent-a-Server Program and make changes to matchmaking and server balancing.

Although the road map is unfortunately light on concrete dates, it closes with a mention of Giant’s Shadow, a new Battlefield 1 map dropping as a free update in December – so I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to assume we’ll get the rest of this stuff in November.

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