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Battlefield 1 Premium Friends feature lets all party members play on DLC maps, kicks off with Battlefest

Battlefest is back, and it kicks off on March 30 for Battlefield players, and DICE has laid out its plans for the event, along with some new Battlefield 1 features for the community.

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Westie has all the information in his video, and nicely condensed as always; however, if you want to read a bit, there are many, many words below.

First up, DICE announced Premium Friends as a new system for Battlefield 1, where players who own the Premium pass can party up with non-Premium friends and drag them into DLC maps and modes. This sounds great for those who haven't purchased They Shall Not Pass yet.

The studio said the addition was due to feedback received by the community, and the potential friction between friends who are Premium and those who aren't. Plus, DICE says this will make sure maps have as many players as possible to "secure a good experience."

How it works, is those who own Battlefield 1 Premium Pass can create a party which will be auto-tagged "Premium Enabled". This allows everyone in that party to play on all maps, regardless if they own the content or not. Access to the maps will end when the party disbands.

There are some experiences are exclusive to Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners, though.


Here's details:

  • In a “Premium Enabled” party, only owners of a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass or the specific expansion pack will earn XP from the maps exclusive to that expansion. We will save the XP for everyone else and grant them retroactively if they decide to get the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass for themselves.
  • Only owners of a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass or the specific expansion pack will be able to spawn in with weapons and vehicles unique for the expansion.
  • Only owners of a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass or the specific expansion pack will track progress towards the unique medals and codexes for the expansion.

A test run of Premium Friends will be held during the upcoming Battlefest


DICE has added new Scrap rewards for players highlighted on the End of Round screen during MP matches. Same rewards for simply playing a round and winning a round each day, which means there are 100 scraps to be grabbed each day from now on.

Players earn Scraps when turning in unwanted Weapons Skins, and previously, Scraps could only be used to buy Battlepacks. However, it is now possible to exchange Scraps for Weapon Skins and Squad XP Boosts. The amount needed to exchange for a specific skin or item may vary from time to time, and those with higher rarity have a higher Scrap cost.

Scraps can now be spent on three different Weapon Skins at a time, and these three options will be changed every week. Players will always be able to exchange Scraps for a Squad XP Boost.

Here's where the fun starts just for playing. From today through March 31, players will earn Double XP in Battlefield 1, Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline.

Players can also earn a new DICE 25th Anniversary dog tag redeemable for logging in over the next week, and they will also earn a free standard Battlepack for logging in once March 31 - April 1.

There is also a new Battlepack revision specifically created for Battlefest.


Again, Battlefest kicks off tomorrow, March 30. Look over the schedule below, and then jump in and have some fun. All times listed in UTC. To find what time that is in your area, click here.

Battlefield 1 March 30 - April 9: Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners can bring friends in Battlefield 1 along to play on the new maps.

Battlefield 1, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline: April 7, 12:00 UTC – April 9, 23:59 UTC

  • Reward: Double XP for all players
  • Login and play between the above times

Battlefield 1 - March 30 - April 9: Login and play between the above times and earn a DICE 25th Anniversary Dog Tag

Battlefield 1, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline Battlepack Giveaway - Apr 4, 12:00 UTC – April 9, 23:59 UTC

  • Reward: Login between the above times to receive a free Battlepack from the Battlefest Battlepack Revision

Battlefield 1 Community Mission -  April 4-9

  • Login and play between the above times on any Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass Map whether through Premium
  • Pass or through Premium Friends AND get 25 kills total
  • Reward: The Hutier PTFO Weapon Skin

Battlefield 1 - Zodiac Personal Mission: Aries - April 4-9

  • Get 25 kills with explosives
  • Reward: Aries Dog Tag
  • Allowed explosives: Frag Grenade, Dynamite, Anti-tank Grenade, Anti-Tank Mine, Mini-grenade, Light Anti-Tank Grenade, Tripwire Bomb - HE, Limpet Charge, Crossbow Launcher - HE, Rifle Grenade - HE, Mortar - HE, Impact Grenade

Battlefield 1 - Custom Game: Eye to Eye - From April 4:  Play “Eye to Eye” on all Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass maps, visit the Custom Games menu under “Multiplayer”

Battlefield 1 - Battlepack Revision 26 - From April 4: Reward: Weapon Skins for your favorite Sidearms

Battlefield 4 - Zodiac Community Mission: Aries - Apr 4, 12:00 UTC – April 9, 23:59 UTC

  • Get 15 million kills with PDWs
  • Reward: Aries Dog Tag
  • Award will be granted after April 10

Battlefield Hardline Community Mission - Apr 4, 12:00 UTC – April 9, 23:59 UTC

  • Get 2 Million Global Resupplies
  • Reward: $150,000 in-game cash
  • Award will be granted after April 10

Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 4: Friday Night Battlefield Battlefest - April 7 from 12:00 UTC

  • Search and join an official #FridayNightBattlefield server for a chance to melee a DICE dev
  • Reward: #FridayNightBattlefield Dog Tag

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