Battlefield 1 Gamescom trailer looks intense!

battlefield 1 horsesEA and DICE have released a new trailer for the upcoming Battlefield 1 for Gamescom, which is taking place this week in Cologne, Germany. We first saw Battlefield 1 in May, and the world was blown away by its setting, and immense action. Can this new trailer outshine it? Definitely!

“Watch classic Battlefield gameplay and see how thrilling horse charges, battle tanks and armored trains are at the dawn of all-out war. It’s war on an epic scale, Only in Battlefield 1.”

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Battlefield 1 features a huge varied assortment of vehicles, on land, sea and in the air, including trains and cavalry. Seeing sword-wielding riders charge down enemies on horseback looks fascinating, and I can’t wait to be the one doing that in October myself!

What makes this trailer stand out is that most of it is actual gameplay, with a bit of cinematics thrown in. Towards the end of the trailer, it looks like we get a short glimpse at the single player story mode too.

To get you even more excited for the game’s October 21st release, EA also announced the date of the Battlefield 1 open beta. It will take place from August 31st for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Origin for PC. Sign up to Battlefield Insider to guarantee getting in on the date, otherwise you may have to wait for your chance.

“The Battlefield 1 Open Beta will include the Sinai Desert map, 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.”

Two familiar modes will be available as well:

  • Conquest. An all-time fan favorite of Battlefield players, Conquest is a large-scale game mode with up to 64 players fighting for the control of key objectives. With large armies on foot or behind the wheel and the addition of fearsome Behemoths, Conquest brings together all the elements of the signature Battlefield All-Out War.
  • Rush. A 24-player mode where the Attacking force must find and destroy the Defending force’s Telegraph Posts, which can be used to call in artillery strikes. The Defenders can deny the Attackers their mission by disarming explosives they plant on the telegraph positions. Should the Telegraph Posts be destroyed, the Defenders must fall back to the next sector and protect the Telegraph Posts there.

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