Back to Basics is the game mode Battlefield 1 players have been asking for since launch – gameplay

By Sherif Saed
19 January 2017 12:30 GMT

Battlefield 1’s latest custom game mode offers the type of combat many felt was lacking in the game.

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DICE released a new custom game mode in Battlefield 1 recently called Back to Basics. The mode is a variant of Conquest, and it gets rid of all automatic weapons.

You only have access to standard issue, bolt action rifles. Not even scoped rifles are available, and obviously no SMGs or LMGs. You can equip pistols and melee weapons, though.

What makes Back to Basics even more interesting is that you won’t be harassed by heavy tanks or bombers. Further more, Elite Classes are all gone, and you may only use your faction’s correct weapon. The rotation has five maps, all on 64 conquest. They’re Amiens, Empire’s Edge, Giant’s Shadow, Monte Grappa, and Sinai Desert.

In his video above, Westie shows gameplay from a recent session playing Back to Basics. As you’d expect, only your skill with bolt action rifles can save your life. Not only that, but class roles are even more crucial, thanks to the increased lethality and low ammo situations.

If that’s not enough, DICE confirmed that the mode will be available permanently, unlike other limited custom modes. It’s definitely worth checking out.

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