Battlefield 1 is set to receive its first DLC map this week in the form of the Giant’s Shadow DLC for those who pre-ordered the Premium Pass, with this map taking gamers to France. Accompanying the release of the map is a new patch that will be released tomorrow, and now DICE have given the full notes for it. The map will become available to everyone for free on December 20th.
This patch definitely has a lot inside, though one of the biggest additions is Spectator Mode. “In Spectator, players will be able to join a live BF1 match as an observer. From there, observers can switch between first-person and third-person camera views of all the players on the battlefield through our Player View mode, get an overhead bird’s eye view of the battlefield in Table Top mode, or fly a camera through the world using Free Cam mode.”
DICE goes on to say that they have been gathering the feedback from Spectator Modes of previous versions of Battlefield, with the majority of their efforts going towards improving the usability of the mode.
A new custom game option has also been added to the game, which is Standard Issue Rifles. “In SIR all kits are granted access to their faction’s standard issue rifle. For example, the British are granted the SMLE MKIII. These rifles are not equipped with optics, and are intended to provide players with gameplay inspired by the WW1 trenches. As a Custom Game option, this can be enabled or disabled with other weapon types to create a variety of experiences. SIR is not available as part of the base game experience. We feel that the ability to equip SIR in vanilla would negatively impact the combat roles of the classes. As a clear WW1 fantasy, we hope that SIR scratches an itch for our broad and diverse player base”
There’s a lot more to check out in these patch notes, and you can check out the complete notes by clicking right here. Battlefield 1 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game had recently gotten a patch that many fans claimed downgraded the game’s graphics, which DICE claimed was untrue.