Gear up and join the fray! We’re dropping a weapons crate in Battlefield 1, filled with nine new guns and two lethal melee weapons*. Whether you’re new to the fight or an old veteran, all but two of these weapons are immediately available in your arsenal. The coveted Annihilator Trench and Sickle melee weapon will need their Weapon Assignments completed to earn the right to bring them into battle.
Brand new weapons are just one part of this update. We’re also bringing a new feature that will better communicate when a Scout is in the most optimal range while aiming down scope, along with more ranks, unlocks, and fixes to Battlefield 1. We hope you enjoy the update.
*Battlefield 1 Weapons Crate Update is a required update for all Battlefield 1 players.
Eleven new weapons are dropping in this update. Undoubtedly the prize of the pack is the Annihilator Trench.
The rest of the guns are new variants on weapons that previously only had one configuration. Here’s the full list of what’s included:
NEW SNIPER RIFLE SWEET SPOT COMMUNICATION
Most Scout rifles have an optimal distance where they are the most effective in combat, causing 100% damage to their opponents, which is often referred to as the “sweet spot.” Battlefield 1 rifles have been operating under these rules since the launch of the game, each rifle’s sweet spot can be reviewed from a graph under “Customization” but it was never clearly communicated to the player in-game, until now.
We’ve improved how the game communicates when a Scout soldier is in the sweet spot for both the shooter and their opponents.
For the Scout soldier:
For the Opponent:
The following table outlines each rifle’s sweet spot distance and the type of glint opponents will see.
Please note, the depth of field changes for scopes are off by default. We acknowledge that many Scout players have grown accustomed to the current settings, which will remain the default way of engagement.
But, for those of you who want better communication when aiming down scope, head over to the Video Options and select “Sniper Scope DOF” and toggle it on. This will give you all the scope depth of field benefits outlined above. The new glints, however, are always active.
Other improvements included in the release:
MAPS & GAME MODES
USER INTERFACE/USER EXPERIENCE
WEAPONS & VEHICLES