If there’s one thing DICE knows how to do, it’s how to create a great trailer.

With a month left to go until release, DICE has finally given us our first look at Battlefield 1’s single player campaign. The trailer, which you can view below, gives us a great look at some of the battles you’ll be taking part in, along with a varied cast of characters you’ll meet over the course of the campaign.

Battlefield 1’s campaign is taking a very different approach, however, than previous Battlefield campaigns. As the official Battlefield blog describes it, “in Battlefield 1 you’ll experience a series of what we call War Stories: personal stories focusing on different protagonists with unique backgrounds and skills. While our characters are at war, the stories in Battlefield 1 are personal. They’re about people rather than history or battles.”

The blog provides a fantastic example as to what you can expect from one of these stories, and honestly, the way they’ve described how the campaign will play out has me very intrigued.

“One example is the War Story Through Mud and Blood. It takes place late in the war and centers on a British Mark V Tank crew. The story focuses on a young soldier assigned to the crew as the tank’s driver. However, our protagonist has no experience of these modern war vehicles and need to learn – and learn fast. Our hero is also struggling with earning the trust of his fellow crew members, so there’s a social dynamic in the story, making the whole thing something personal. Danny Edwards, our driver character, is not an ace sniper. He’s not a crack pilot. He’s not a demo expert. He’s a former chauffeur – a volunteer new to the war. He can drive and he can fix things. That’s where we start.”

If you want to read up even more on the single player portion of Battlefield 1, you can read the full blog post for it right here.

Stay tuned for further opinions on Battlefield 1’s single player campaign as we learn more about it over the next few weeks. Battlefield 1 releases on October 21st for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.


Nick Calandra
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