Saddle up and dominate the battlefield with the Hussar cavalry
With Battlefield™ 1 In the Name of the Tsar comes the chance to ride with the legendary Hussars – learn how to ride with them, as Senior Gameplay Designer Alex Sulman explains it all.
The Hussar Cavalry unit was designed to bring an alternative tactical choice when choosing to deploy as cavalry in Battlefield 1. Inspired by the legendary Russian Hussars of World War 1, they bring to the battlefield powerful skill over their mounts combined with the deadly efficiency of a cavalry lance.
Capable of impaling soldiers in a single swift charge, the Hussar unit is designed to be a hit and run unit, versus the “stay and slash” tactics of the standard saber cavalry unit. As a Hussar you should be staying agile and striking quickly to maximize your effectiveness.
Focusing as much of our effort as we could on nailing the impale moment, both for the rider and the impale-e, was a priority for us. Successfully landing an impale was something we really wanted players to shout about. It’s also something that takes subtle skill to achieve consistently; there’s an art to timing it perfectly.
We are very proud of the Hussar and the drama they bring to Battlefield 1. Secure your access to Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar if you haven’t already, and master the moves of this epic new unit.
Alex Sulman, Senior Gameplay Designer