EA Dice has rolled out a major update for Battlefield 1 multiplayer. While the update was live, the multiplayer mode will be offline for an hour on different platforms like PS4, Xbox One and PC. As for the patch notes, everything will be released once the full update is done. But we have a few guesses of what might have happened during the Fall update that went live just a few hours ago.
Battlefield 1 Multiplayer Fall Update
Today marks the big Fall update for the Battlefield 1 multiplayer mode. EA DICE set the update on different platforms at different times. The earliest update was rolled out for PC at 12:00 a.m. PT or 3:00 a.m. EST. PS4 was next to get the update at 2:00 a.m. PT or 5:00 a.m. EST. Lastly, those who use Xbox One had the update at 4:00 a.m. PT or 7:00 a.m. EST.
The multiplayer mode will be offline on all platforms one hour after the start of the update. It's also notable that Battlefield 1 multiplayer mode going offline will be done during the very early hours of the morning. Battlefield 1 is a great game but it still needs a few changes. Some of the weapons and vehicles have been faulty. Game graphics have some issues and crashes are still a common problem.
Patch notes will not be released until the completion of the update but EA already hinted on a few changes that might come with the big update. What we hope is that the problems we mentioned earlier will be addressed properly to improve gameplay. Here's a roundup of all those tweaks and changes that we might see once the patch notes become available.
Be it on PC, PS4 or Xbox One, Battlefield 1 multiplayer requires plenty of fixes for its bug problems. Manual fixes are available but some problems require a more technical solution from the developer itself. It's only typical to expect bug fixes especially with an update as big as this one released during Fall. Earlier, the title's developer noted that the Fall update will be filled with tweaks and improvements. Some of these include tweaks to the game balance, some major changes to mortars and improvements on server balancing and matchmaking.
Fog Of War
With the latest update, Battlefield 1 multiplayers might be able to see the official change log for the new Custom game mode, Fog of War. As the name implies, this is a game mode where players are challenged to fight off through thick fog within the mini map of Battlefield 1. Soldier name tags are also turned off completely to make the gameplay even more realistic and more challenging.
Aside from the Fog of War, the Hardcore mode is another game mode that is highly anticipated to come in Battlefield . Hardcore modes are the staple of the Battlefield franchise and make the game more challenging and realistic to play. We may not know exactly what EA DICE has in store for this mode but as previous titles have it, Hardcore mode makes players have less health, suffers from more intense damage, makes battles more difficult and disables the mini-map feature.
Rental Server Program
With the November update for Battlefield 1 multiplayer, players can expect the much-awaited Rental Server program that will allow them to set up their own private and public servers of the game. With these, gamers will be able to control different gameplay options using map rotations. Servers will be available in the in-game store and are hosted by EA itself so we could expect better support for it compared to third parties offering the same service.
Suez Map Changes
One of the earliest announcements for major changes on the Battlefield 1 multiplayer mode involved the Suez Map. The Suez map layout on Conquest will be changed to achieve more balance to the game. Instead of three flags, the developer decided to feature five to go into the map. The two control points' capture area size found within the villages will be reduced. Each team base will also have an additional armored vehicle. This is not yet final but still we hope. Just stay tuned for more updates on this development.
Preparing For Battlefest
The November Battlefield 1 update was rolled a day before developer EA DICE rolls out Battlefest. Starting from Nov. 16, Battlefest will allow gamers to enjoy a week-long event of various activities like engaging in community missions, log-in rewards, a unique Battlepack revision, a livestream and more. Battlefest will also debut new Custom game modes teased earlier although no further details modes have been mentioned.