The annual showdown of first-person shooters is upon us with Infinite Warfare, Titanfall 2 and of course, Battlefield 1 all in the mix. The Battlefield 1 beta started yesterday and I’ve already put some significant time into it. Fans of the franchise, and the genre as a whole, should be paying close attention to this epic October release, and here’s five reasons why:
Battlefield is synonymous with 64-player chaos. Vehicles, both on land and air, explosives and destruction enjoy all-out carnage and absolute mayhem, with the map constantly evolving. One minute a wall might be there, the next it might not. A building you were using as conveniently using as cover, may be a pile of rubble by the time you respawn.
Sinai Desert, the beta’s playable map is Battlefield’s biggest map yet. It has certain areas lending themselves to various play styles; holes and cliffs for snipers, alleys and buildings for infantry, vast desert for land vehicles and open skies for planes.