Battlefield 1 artist may have tipped us off to a new weapon, and it’s – a crossbow grenade launcher?

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 6 December 2016 23:29 GMT

Battlefield 1 has a lot of interesting weapons, but this new one looks pretty special.

Battlefield 1 expert Westie has turned up something very inetresting.

Browsing the ArtStation profile of Battlefield 1 lead weapon artist Peter Olofsson Hermanrud, he found three lovely renders of existing Battlefield 1 weapons – and a fourth image showing, uh, a crossbow grenade launcher.

It’s not as far-fetched as it might seem if you’re not a Battlefield faithful, because Battlefield 3 had a similar weapon released in the Aftermath DLC. And of course, grenade launchers are a staple of multiplayer shooters and Battlefield 1 doesn’t really have that niche filled. There’s even some historical precedent, which Westie discusses in the video above.

Now, it might just be concept art or cut content; it’s possible we’ll never see this weapon in Battlefield 1. I’d be watching upcoming DLC announces closely, though.

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