Typically when we play a Battlefield or any other multiplayer shooter, the game is contained to only one match where one team wins and other losses. However, DICE has announced a new Battlefield 1 Operations mode, which is going to change things up.
In Battlefield 1 Operations mode the outcomes of the current match carries over to the next, as players gets a chance to fight a sequence of inter-connected battles.
According to DICE, Battlefield 1 Operations mode will take players on a journey across several maps based on real life battles, and the team’s focus is on teamplay and front line combat. Teams can win on one map and move to the next map, and can see the previous map on the horizon.
Operations offer epic journeys across several maps based upon real battles of World War I. We wanted to offer a large and epic experience with a focus on teamplay and frontline combat. Adding this meta-layer to the game mode, and stretching it across multiple interesting locations that both look and play very differently, adds a whole new layer of scale and variety to the battles in Battlefield 1. Your team can win on one map, proceed to the next map, and actually see the map you previously fought over on the horizon.
As an attacker players will hear the commanding officer’s whistle signaling to charge on enemy team trenches. Players will be able to use tanks, airplanes, boats, horses or could just proceed on foot.
As a defender players will hear a alarm signaling the incoming attack, and players can use stationary machine-guns and cannons to aid them in defending their side.
The attacker will have to hold all the defensive positions in order to completely capture the enemy sectors, and the defending team will have to fall back to next sector. The attackers must push the frontline forward, and if the defenders fail to hold the sector they will fall back to the next map.
Battlefield 1 Operations mode sounds like Rush mode in Battlefield 3, where one team has to defend its objective and the other has to destroy it. If the defending teams fails to secure the objectives, then they fall back to next sector with new objectives.
Battlefield 1 is set to release on October 2 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.