Battlefield 1: battle strategies and tactics guide

Battlefield 1, the latest entry in the first person shooter video game series from EA DICE, offers compared to its predecessors a lot of innovations and features that both beginners and professionals should know. Here are some useful strategies and tactics to help you dominate the battlefields of the First World War.

Unlock Weapons

Unlocking gadgets and weapons works much like Battlefield 4, so you must reach a certain rank in order to unlock new weapons. In addition, you will have to unlock them via the in-game currency War Bonds, which you gain by reaching a new player level.

SMGs Become Even Weaker On Distances

The machine guns are weak at great distances, should be well known. However, this has become even more extreme in Battlefield 1. At long distances, a SMG lose the most damage and therefore should only be used on angled maps with not too many open surfaces. If you have no other usable primary weapon, change to a gun that is still better at distances than a SMG.

The Return Of Weapons Can Be Adjusted

Weapons always cause a certain amount of rebound during shooting, which can be forgiven for you. So you have to counteract this in order to compensate for this. In Battlefield 1, weapons always move upwards when shooting. So you have to go downward to compensate for this.

You can also adjust this rebound yourself. In the settings, you can determine whether the weapon should be moved to the left, right or up. You can adjust the rebound from your preferences and controller settings.

Less Weapons, More Variable

Compared to Battlefield 4, the weapon arsenal is not as extensive, but there are three different versions of almost every primary weapon that adapt to your game style. For example, you can adjust the target accuracy to the distance or adjust a better rate of fire from the hip. So before you use your War Bonds for a new weapon, make sure you compare the values.

The Longer You Shoot, The More Accurate Your LMGs Hit

Light machine guns have a special advantage in Battlefield 1: the longer you hold the trigger, the higher the accuracy of the weapon. With LMGs you should do without short firings, but to protect your fellow players by persisting cover fire. If you take your finger off the trigger, the accuracy is reset.

You can use LMGs with the Utilities class and they are intended to nail enemies in their cover so they can be flanked by other players. The high magazine capacity makes it perfect for this task.

This Is How Reviving System Works

In the time of the First World War there were, of course, no defibrillators to revive your comrades. In Battlefield 1, there is the injection, with which your fallen fellow player back into the game. These can be used again and again and don’t have to wait until it is recharged. However, in order to revive a fellow player, you must be very close to him, which of course can be risky. You can also use the syringe fatally against enemies.

There Is No Engineer Class in Battlefield 1

When selecting the classes you have to do without an engineer like in Battlefield 4. In terms of armament, the Assault Class comes closest to the Engineer, since he can also equip shotguns and SMGs. However, they cannot repair any vehicles. This job takes the vehicle class.

For the fight against armored targets, the Storm Guard is best suited. With him you have anti-tank grenades, dynamite and rocket launchers. In addition, you can get rid of mines through class ascents.

The Vehicle Class, Drivers And Pilot

If you spawn in the battle in a tank or plane, it belongs to the vehicle class.

- Tank Driver: Owns a primary weapon, a secondary weapon, anti-tank grenades and a repair tool.
- Pilot: Owns the same primary weapons as the tank driver, but another secondary weapon as well as light gun and repair tool.

As a tank driver and pilot, you have the choice between six different primary weapons. You can repair vehicles from the inside. However, this takes longer and is interrupted by bombardment from the outside. So look for a safe place to retreat and go to repair. This goes faster and enemy bombardment also does not interrupt the process.

Sniper Rifles Differ In Their Effectiveness

Sniper rifles have a sweet spot in Battlefield 1. This means that a gun is very effective at a certain distance and causes the most damage. With the right sniper rifle at the perfect distance, you can kill enemy players with one shot.

So, experiment with the various sniper guns in the game to find the best gun for each distance.

Original article with tips on the beta

If You Want To Fly, Use The Combat Aircraft

In Battlefield 1, you have the choice between three different aircraft. Attack, combat and bomber aircraft are at your disposal. The combat aircraft, which is very fast and easy, is very effective. Although it is very little, but can cause damage with the correct lead-out.

Choose the Bomber-Killer-Lead-out, which offers many rocket missiles that cover a large area of damage.

Use Gas Grenades For Sniper Rifles

If you are traveling in a sniped area, the gas grenades prove to be extremely practical. Thanks to the gas masks, you can not kill them, but you lower your target area because you can not aim down with a gas mask. This forces you to leave your position and can take it easier with them. Alternatively, if you are using a fixed gas mask, you can not catch them while you are approaching.

Battlefield 1: Tips On The Weapons

First of all, it is important to understand that you have not only a general player level, but you can also level the individual classes to get new weapons. You can see your player level in the main menu at the top right. You increase the player level by almost every action in Battlefield 1.

However, at the beginning you should only play your favorite class to get them to the level and thus earn weapon ransoms. You can view your class level in the game under the customization option at the bottom, while you choose a class or wait for a respawn. Here you can see in the upper right corner your respective level with the selected class and you can already see which weapons are waiting for you. Alternatively, you can also unlock new weapons with the War Bonds.

Note The Locations Of The Elite Classes And Use Them Properly

The pick-ups from Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline will be replaced in Battlefield 1 with the elite classes. Of these, there are three different ones and they can get the rudder in a match properly if you know how to use them correctly.

- The Sentry Elite Class: Spawn near Capture point F and can kill enemies very quickly thanks to his machine gun. He also has a heavy armor. However, he can not wear a gas mask and not aim down.

- Tank Hunter Elite Class: Located in the middle of the desert near Capture Point E. This class uses a tank gun to destroy vehicles and tanks at long distances. The weapon can only be used in a prone position or from a cover, which makes this class rather inflexible.

- Flame Trooper Elite Class: Can be found next to the half-destroyed building near Capture Point B. This class uses a flame guns and fire grenades and is particularly effective against infantry. The gas mask restricts the visibility somewhat, but the man-stop effect with the flame thrower is the same.

Keep in mind that only an elite class can be active at once. In addition, they are highly specialized soldiers who should be deployed according to their abilities. The best way to do this is to have them in the team.

Soldiers On Horseback: Focus On The Rider And Not The Horse

The new iconic features in Battlefield 1 include the mounted battle. With the saber in hand, you can surprise many players. However, dealing with horses is not so easy. If a hostile rider meets you, aim at the rider and not at the horse.

You can also hurt the horses, but they have much more hit points than soldiers and armored enemies. If you have defeated a rider, you must be careful and take care of the free-running horses. It can kick you down and even kill you.

A Good Weapon For The Start: The Beretta Model 1918

If you play often with the Assault class, the Beretta Model 1918 as a starting weapon is particularly well worth it. There are three variants of the weapon. Once with reduced hit accuracy but increased fire rate when shooting from the hip. A version is also available at the beginning for 40 War bonds. The best variant turns it off when Class level 3 is reached.

Makes Use Of Smoke Grenades In Rush Mode

The value of smoke grenades compared to normal shells is often underestimated. Especially in the rush mode, they are useful to quickly and unharmed into enemy territory. Each class in the game can also take smoke grenades into the battle. If you have played a lot with the medic, you will later also unlock a gun that can shoot smoke grenades.

Order Artillery Strikes As Defenders

As a defender, you must defend telegraph posts in rush mode, which can be used to order artillery strikes. Make use of it whenever you can and don’t forget it when defending. Specifically, the artillery shells cannot be used by you. It only triggers them and the game decides by chance where they end up. The attackers can place sprinkling sets for destroying the masts. However, these can be defused by the defenders.

Don’t Go Directly After Taking A Point

Battlefield veterans may already know this, but it always makes sense after taking a point on the map to linger briefly and don’t immediately proceed. This is the reason why usually new vehicles spawn at a freshly taken point. For example: these include vehicles or tanks with which you can advance faster and faster.

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