Making a Battlefield game set during World War I has been a dream for a number of the developers at DICE, so for the past decade, many of them have been doing background research. They've been looking into the world, the events, and – importantly – the weapons.
Take a look at the inspiration and passion that went into the creation of the guns and gadgets Battlefield 1.
The weapons you'll use in Battlefield 1 were, at one time, the peak of engineering, and inspired many of the powerful armaments used in modern warfare. They'll still feel unique, though, and you'll notice a definite difference between the machine guns in games like Battlefield 4 and the ones you'll use in Battlefield 1. “It is a different experience,” explains Creative Director Lars Gustavsson. “It's much more up-close and personal.”
You’ll be able to try the weapons for yourself when Battlefield 1 releases on October 21 (or October 18 if you pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition*). Also, don’t forget to sign up for Battlefield Insider to get early access to the Battlefield 1 Open Beta.
*Conditions and restrictions apply. See https://www.battlefield.com/disclaimers for details.