Those who’ve been patiently awaiting on the release of Batltefield 1’s Spring Update, that’s set to add highly requested features as Platoons and more, can now rest easy as today marks the release of the long-awaited update to DICE’s World War 1 shooter.
For those out of the loop and are coming back to Battlefield 1 here’s what you can expect to expect once you’ve downloaded the update that’s now live:
Spring Update Patch Notes
Platoons – One of the most requested features for Battlefield 1 makes it’s way into the game with the Spring Update that allows friends and like-minded acquaintances to form a Platoon to takeover and conquer the battlefield. Currently the first wave of the Platoon feature is pretty basic as you can assign an Platoon emblem, ranks ranging from the sole General to the Privates and other vanilla features such as joining into games your Platoon mates are currently playing.
Additionally, DICE added a nice little touch to the Platoon feature by making it so when a Platoon occupies all five slots of a squad, the squad’s name is automatically changed to the Platoon’s name. It should be noted that the current Platoon member limit is set to 100.
Medic Revive Intent – Those who’ve played the Medic class can agree nothing is more annoying than dodging death itself to revive a teammate only to have said teammate auto-respawn when your a few inches away from them. Now thanks to the Medic Revive Intent feature making it’s way with the Spring Update, that won’t happen as often. As the Medic only feature will allow people to tag downed teammates to let them know your going to revive them.
Server Administration – Server admins now have the ability to do the following:
- Server admins can now add other players to a list to give them admin rights to the server.
- A server can now be set to need lower numbers before pre-round ends (from 20 to 6).
- We are also adding the ability to use password protected servers.
New Weapons – The level 10 class weapons that you’ve grinded out for are now finally getting variants for them and will also include new assignments in order to unlock them:
- Hellriegel 1915 Defensive: 300 kills with the Hellriegel factory, 25 kills with AT Mines.
- Huot Automatic Optical: 300 kills with Huot factory, 25 limpet charge kills.
- Martini-Henry Sniper: 300 kills with Martini-Henry, 25 bayonet charge kills.
- Selbstlader 1906 Sniper: 300 kills with Selbstlader, 25 rifle grenade kills.
Ribbons – 19 new ribbons have been added to the game that promote more teamwork. Such as performing tasks such as spotting, reviving, resupplying, repairing, healing, and more.
Dog Tags – Five new Dog Tags to collect in the game which are:
- Battlefest 2017
- Answers HQ
- Sakura & Murata
- Regimental Stein
- Play to Give
Those interested in seeing reading about the latest changes to the game that includes improvements to both the load times for maps and netcode, feel free to read the lengthy patch notes here.
With all the new features and bug fixes to be included in the Spring Update, it should also be noted that this will be the final seasonal update for the game. As from now on DICE is moving towards monthly updates for the game.
Battlefield 1 is currently available on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.