Get The Lowdown On Battlefield 1’s Roster Of Launch Maps Ahead Of Release

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Day by day, we’re beginning to get a clearer picture of what to expect when Battlefield 1 touches down for PS4, Xbox One and PC late next month.

Yesterday, for example, brought word of the minimum and recommended system requirements you’ll need to run DICE’s wartime shooter on PC (spoilers: they’re fairly taxing), while the studio also took to its ever-active blog to detail the list of changes being added to BF1 in light of the recent beta test. As DICE rolls up its proverbial sleeves and braces for crunch time, the developer has now unveiled a detailed overview of the nine maps included in Battlefield 1 at launch.

Without question, Sinai Desert is the one arena that players will be immediately familiar come release, after it featured heavily during the release public beta – a public beta that hosted over 13.2 million players a few weeks back. Last but not least, you’ll also find a detailed overview of Giant’s Shadow, a map that will be releasing for free some time in December. As previously announced Conquest, Domination, Operations, Rush, War Pigeons (!) and Team Deathmatch round out the game modes.

Per DICE:

BALLROOM BLITZ
Join the final offensives along the Meuse River in 1918. Here, fierce fighting in trench lines is quickly replaced by the untouched beauty beyond hell. A massive French chateau, previously home to officers beyond the rear lines, is now the scene for a battle with both tanks and flamethrowers. The chandeliers are shaking from the barrage as the American forces push for the final railway hub at the edge of this map.

ARGONNE FOREST
The shadowy depths of the Argonne forest is the scene for some of the most brutal close quarter combat in Battlefield 1. The world inside this forest features devious defensive setups combined with a labyrinth of bunkers and machine gun nests. Camouflaged field guns firing at point blank range, Stormtroopers clearing out bunkers with gas, and the best use of sharpened spades will determine who owns the depths of this forest. Heroes are forged surviving the intensity of this infantry focused map.

FAO FORTRESS
Join one of the earliest amphibious landings of the Great War as the British Empire struggles to secure the oil on the Al-Faw Peninsula. The majestic Ottoman fortress of Fao guards the entrance and is not falling uncontested. Here you will fight through marshlands and dunes, over bridges and shallow coves. The assault finally enters the ancient fortress itself. The quest for oil begins here. The Dreadnought needs to feed.

SUEZ
A struggle for the most vital supply line of World War I. Even though it was considered impossible, the Ottomans crossed the desert of Sinai and threatened the canal. Join the fight by the banks of the grand canal and make tactical use of the dunes. Fight through shallow defences, with field guns or mortars, through the outskirts of Kantara and into the deep desert beyond.

THE ST. QUENTIN SCAR
A massive attack on the scarred battlefields of northern France. As part of the Kaiser’s battle, the German army throws everything they have to try to break through the British lines. Prepare for truly cataclysmic assaults as you push through the trenches of the St. Quentin Scar. Be the first soldier to break through the fortified lines and assault the pristine village of Travecy, untouched by the war… until now.

SINAI DESERT
Engage in all-out war in Sinai Desert, a scorching hot battlefield located just East of El-Jifar. From infantry skirmishes in the narrow streets of the village of Bir el Mazar to dogfights above the majestic cliffs, you’ll need to make tactical use of the dunes as you engage in explosive battles. When all hope is lost, reinforcements will arrive in the shape of a powerful Behemoth: a deadly Armoured Train charging through the desert sands.

AMIENS
A destructive clash in a majestic city. Fight on the streets and squares in French city of Amiens during the German spring offensive. A struggle in crumbling alleys, a courthouse, around bridges and railways where the British and the Germans desperately seek to control the depths of the city.

MONTE GRAPPA
Take part in one of the final battles among the peaks of kings in the Venetian Alps. High up above the clouds a desperate fight for control of mountain forts are challenging even the toughest soldiers. Utilise the massive fort cannons to stop the advancing enemies as they scale the mountainside. Up here, in this furious struggle, the Austro Hungarian Empire holds the upper hand, but the Italian Army won’t stop until they’ve taken back what’s theirs.

EMPIRE’S EDGE
Along the Adriatic coast a fierce struggle for land and life is taking place. A rugged but fortified shore becomes the battlefield for an empire under siege. What was once a beautiful Mediterranean village by the coast is now transformed by mechanised war, where waves and dreadnought battleships pound the remains of Italy’s Great War.

FREE IN DECEMBER: GIANT’S SHADOW
Prepare to take part in the Battle of the Selle in the cold autumn of 1918. Here, the fighting moves out of the trenches and into open country where a massive crashed airship casts its shadow onto the battlefield. The British forces have broken through the Hindenburg line and are now in pursuit towards an important railway centre. Fierce infantry and tank engagements ensue on the open ground and river banks alongside the Cateu-Wassigny railway where an armoured train can still turn the tide. Giant’s Shadow will be coming to Battlefield 1 as part of a free update in December.

Battlefield 1 is bound for PS4, Xbox One and PC and, if you weren’t already aware, October 21 is the date for your diaries. While you wait, why not enter We Got This Covered’s latest contest for your chance to win a copy of DICE’s WWI shooter?

Source: DICE


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