Battlefield 1 - everything we know about horses and the new Cavalry class
The Cavalry class is one of the many new additions in Battlefield 1, and it sounds very exciting.
Just like the dedicated vehicle class, spawning on a horse in Battlefield 1 means you're going to play as a unique class, the Calvary.
This is the first time we've seen a rideable animal in a Battlefield game, and it's also the first time we had dedicated "vehicle" classes. Being a unique class means your loadout on horseback will be different to your actual class loadout.
As you can see in Alex's video above, your main attack weapons are a one-handed rifle and a scimitar. You can only use one at a time, but you also get an anti-vehicle grenade and have the ability to drop ammo/bandages from the saddlebags.
The scimitar allows you to get one-hit kills on soldiers, regardless of the angle. The rifle is a bit weak, but it seems relatively accurate. You can switch between the sword and rifle at any time, but you'll have to go into a bit of a prolonged animations.
It all seems pretty fun, even if it makes you a very big target. You'll be able to try it our for yourself when the beta opens its doors on Wednesday.