Following yesterday’s action-packed reveal trailer (above) for Battlefield 1‘s campaign, DICE has provided a whole lot more information in regards to how the shooter’s narrative is structured, as well as details for five of its missions.
As you may have suspected after witnessing how the trailer flitted between several different conflicts, all introducing their own characters, DICE has opted to go with an anthology format to convey Battlefield 1‘s narrative, with each of its stages following different engagements of the Great War.
Although it’s currently unclear how many levels will be available on launch day, the EA/Origin Access trial includes a stage not mentioned here, so there’s at least six that we know of currently.
Britain, the Ottoman Empire, France and the Alps are just some of the locations mentioned here, with each promising a unique style of gameplay to accompany it.
See below for the official descriptions.
Friends in High Places
The allies are losing the war in the air. Britain struggles to compete with the German aces and the average lifetime of a combat pilot is 17 days. You must face these bleak odds and take to the skies for a noble fight over the western front. Intense dogfights, unexpected encounters, and a story of friendship await you.
Nothing is Written
In the Middle East deserts, Arab tribes rebel against the oppression of the Ottoman Empire. The Empire’s devastating artillery engage rebel forces wielding rifles from horseback. As a Bedouin warrior working alongside the legendary Lawrence of Arabia, you must find a way to take on the technologically superior enemy and destroy a deadly railgun.
Through Blood and Mud
In the autumn of 1918, British forces prepare for a mass assault on the town of Cambrai, France. With tank support, Allied Command believes a breakthrough is a certainty. But the Mark V tank has one major flaw: it is not reliable. Join a dysfunctional tank crew who battle their way behind enemy lines as they learn to work together.
Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire are deadlocked among the Alps. Braced by snow-capped mountains, neither side can find a way to dislodge their enemy. Meanwhile, the Italian mountaineer regiment Arditi prepares an unorthodox assault. Don your Arditi armor and head up a mountainside as Italian and Austrian forces clash over a strategic fort.
The British Empire intends to open a new front to the war with an unprecedented naval invasion of the Ottoman homeland. The ships gathered for the Gallipoli Landings — the D-Day of World War 1 — carry over half a million men. As an Anzac runner you’ll witness the heat of epic bombardments and a beach landing, as well as covert deliveries of urgent life-or-death messages across the frontline.
Of course, if you’ve no interest in Battlefield 1‘s single-player, you’ll probably be wanting to hear more details for the multiplayer side of proceedings. We’re not sure DICE has any more multiplayer reveals planned before their shooter lands on October 21, but we do know a handful of maps that will be available on release day. See the details here.