Fans were not particularly happy to learn that Battlefield 1 will have micro-transactions, but that did not stopped Electronic Arts to include them in Battlefield 1. However, DICE has explained Battlefield 1 Warbonds and its role in the game.
Battlefield 1 Warbonds are the in-game currency to buy new weapons, skins, accessories and other gadgets. These Warbonds are awarded to players after each level up, for example if you level up to second rank then you will get 60 Warbonds.
These Battlefield 1 Warbonds can be used in the customization menu, and it depends solely on the player that on which weapon or equipment they want to spend it on. This reminds us the unlock system of Battlefield Hardline, as all of the weapons were unlocked through cash.
However, all major weapons in Battlefield 1 closed Alpha are available for 40 Warbonds each. On the other hand simple grenades, pistols and melee weapons are available for 30 Warbonds each.
It is important to mention that, these are not final and expect them to be changed by DICE when it is finally released, also weapon customization is not available in closed alpha.
EA has already confirmed that micro-transactions will be available in Battlefield 1, but did not share any specifics that what kind of equipment will be available through it.
But EA has confirmed that micro-transactions will not effect the game balance, and will not make Battlefield 1 a “pay to win” game.
There is also a rumor running wild on the internet that Battlefield 1 might feature an Pigeon mode, which will almost be like a capture the flag mode.
Pigeons were a means of sending messages during World War 1, and given their role it will not be surprising that DICE has created a capture the flag mode out of them.
Battlefield 1 is scheduled to release on October 21, 2016 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.