Battlefield 1 has been praised by the fans ever since the game’s reveal trailer went live. However, some fans are also worried that this time around the Battlefield 1 airplanes will be overpowered compared to previous games, due to the lack of lock-on anti-air weapons.
In an interview with PlayStationlifestyle, Battlefield 1 lead level designer was asked how the balance between ground and air units was being handled. He made it clear that aside from stationary anti-air guns, players will be able to use regular rounds to damage Battlefield 1 airplanes, however, player will not be able to do much damage.
We have the anti-air, stationary weapons. So a player you can actually sit in these flak guns and just shoot at the airplanes going by. But there is a balance aspect…this time around, you can shoot regular rounds at airplanes as well. It’s not going to do a ton of damage, but when someone’s coming down for a bomb run, and [they see] the pop, pop, like they’re taking damage, you can take out the pilot with a well-placed sniper shot. Having those situations, where an airplane comes by really close, you take a shotgun, unload six shots into it, and that’s super cool, to see parts of the airplanes coming off. You can mess with the wings, and they won’t have good steering any more. You can have a larger impact on the airplanes on the ground.
DICE has also introduced Operations mode for Battlefield 1, which will take players to fight a sequence of interconnected battles. Usually multiplayer player matches only consist of one map, however, in Operations mode the outcome of the current match carries over to the next.
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.
Battlefield 1 is scheduled to release on October 21 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.