Battlefield 1 Overview & Guide

With this Battlefield 1 Overview, we'll go over some of the basics of the game, including a general overview, ranking up, classes, and how to get good at the game. Hopefully this will get you on your way to becoming a master at Battlefield 1.

Battlefield 1 Overview

Battlefield 1 is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. Despite its name, it is the fifteenth installment in the Battlefield series, and the first main entry in the series since Battlefield 4. Battlefield 1 is also the first World War I video game published by Electronic Arts since Wings of Glory in 1994. The game was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 21, 2016.

Upon release, Battlefield 1 received very positive reviews by critics and was seen as an improvement over previous installments Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline, with most praise given to its World War I theme, multiplayer modes, visuals and single-player campaign.

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How do I become good at Battlefield 1?

Battlefield 1 is a lot different than previous Battlefield games. There are a lot of things that can be done to help make you a better player in Battlefield 1. One of the best ways is to familiarize yourself with each class in the game. A lot of the Battlefield 1’s maps are open and provide little cover. These open areas are well-known areas of combat, and the chances of spotting an enemy is high. Avoid area's that are extremely open as the enemy team will be watching. Using your surroundings you can maximize your life span. If you’re having trouble staying alive for long periods of time, take it slow, stay in cover and watch for enemy icons to appear on your mini-map.

Battlefield 1 Overview & GuideAnother great tip would be to pay attention, Paying attention to your surroundings is key. Having an eye on your mini-map will decide whether you live or die. It's extremely important and not many player's take advantage too. Always know where you are and where your teammates are at all times. This can help you as you can figure out where the enemies are.

With DICE ramping up gameplay with introduction of Behemoth vehicles, These vehicles are another way to survive on the battle field. You can use these vehicles as cover. Also you can even use these overpowered vehicles yourself. They’re annoying and can sometimes feel game breaking, but they aren’t. DICE designed these massive vehicles to be extremely effective against the enemy.

How do I rank up fast in Battlefield 1?

The new medal system is extremely efficient in ranking up extremely fast. Not only can you rank up but you unlock weapons as well. Each week, players have five different medals to try to earn and unlock. Completing all the objectives for each medal will reward players with around 5,000XP each. To complete a medal, you must complete each tier of the medal’s objectives. A lot of the medals are easy to achieve but there's some that make it seem like it's impossible to achieve. Medals can be completed up to 100 times which means you might see repeats of the same medal over and over again but that's fine. In total there's 34 medals in Battlefield 1.

DICE added something new in Battlefield, Inside the regular battlepacks that have been in previous versions of Battlefield, there's a puzzle piece.

Basically what a puzzle piece is special goals given to players by the developer. Battlepacks give you a good chance to get a puzzle piece but it's not always there. To get more chances at getting puzzle pieces you need a lot of battlepacks.

Battlepacks are given out randomly and you can get weapon skins that could later be sold for scraps. With those scraps you then could purchase more battlepacks and repeat the cycle. The more matches you play the bigger of a chance of receiving one.

Which class should I use?

In total there are four classes in the game, These class setups are similar to previous Battlefield games.

Battlefield 1 Overview: Support Class

The Support Class specializes in replenishing ammunition and laying down cover fire. The support class doesn’t get access to sub-machine guns but they do get access to some light machine guns. Light machine guns don't kill as quick as sub-machine guns but they do get the job done. Every squad needs at least one support player. It's essential due to the nature of how the game is played. The support class is an aggressive but team based class. It's great if you want to defend in team base objectives but want to be aggressive and push out enemies. The support class comes with my favorite gadgets which are tripwires. These are highly effective and can guarantee you a kill every time if placed in a good position. I personally recommend you try this class at least once.

Support Weapons

  • Lewis Gun Low Weight
  • Lewis Gun Artillery
  • M1909 Benét-Mercié Light Infantry
  • M1909 Benét-Mercié Gunner
  • Madsen MG Trench
  • Madsen MG Light Infantry
  • MG15 n.A. Suppressor
  • MG15 n.A. Light Infantry

Support Gadgets

  • Tripwire Bomb – HE
  • Tripwire Bomb – Gas
  • Tripwire Bomb – Incendiary
  • Ammo Crate
  • Ammo Pack

Battlefield 1 Overview: Medic Class

The medic class in Battlefield 1 comes equipped with a magic syringe that can bring dead soldiers back to life that somehow can be turned on enemies to kill them. This class is the most important one. This is what keeps your teammates alive once they've been injured. It is NECESSARY to have at least one player in your squad to be playing the medic role. The only downside of being a medic is that it takes awhile to revive a downed teammate and the chance of you surviving is low. Kills should not be your number one priority as a Medic. Focus on sticking close to teammates and keeping them pushing forward. That’s how you make the most of the Medic class and its abilities.

Medic Weapons

  • Cei-Rigotti Factory
  • Cei-Rigotti Artillery
  • Selbstlader M1916 Sharpshooter
  • Selbstlader M1916 Artillery
  • M1907 SL Automatic
  • M1907 SL Factory
  • Mondragon Artillery
  • Mondragon Marksman

Medic Gadgets

  • Bandage Pouch
  • Medical Crate
  • Rifle Grenade Fragmentation
  • Rifle Grenade Smoke
  • Rifle Grenade HE
  • Medical Syringe

Battlefield 1 Overview: Assault Class

Assault is the class that anybody who really wants to get stuck into the action will pick. The Assault Class in Battlefield 1 is a bit different than the Assault Class that players are used to in previous games in the Battlefield franchise. Instead of essentially having medic-like abilities ex: healing and reviving abilities, which are now part of the Medic Class, the Assault Class focuses more on close quarters combat and anti-vehicle weaponry. The assault class is essential if you want to put a hole in the enemy teams heart. Most of the weapons in this class are close range guns. While you can attack from further away, bullet damage and velocity will play a part. Personally I wouldn't use this class in a bigger/open map as it would be harder to kill.

Assault Weapons

  • Automatico M1918 Factory
  • Automatico M1918 Trench
  • Automatico M1918 Light Infantry
  • Model 10-A Heavy
  • Model 10-A Factory
  • MP 18 Trench
  • MP 18 Experimental

Assault Gadgets

  • Anti-Tank Grenade
  • AT Mine
  • Dynamite
  • AT Rocket Gun

Battlefield 1 Overview: Scout Class

The scout is one of the most efficient classes there is. The amount of range you have with the weapons makes it extremely easy to gain a lot of kills in a short amount of time. Also due to the map being very big it's easy to hide and just wait for your enemies. It's very important to remember when using this class that your scope gives off a bright white light that gives away your position. This is a huge disadvantage. Remember to not stay scoped in for prolonged period of times or else you will get seen. Also, If it's your first time using this class, remember that bullet sway is a factor in determining whether you get the kill or not. Scout class should also make use of the “hold breath” option, which will reduce weapon sway, allowing your shots to be a lot more accurate.

Scout Weapons

  • SMLE MKIII Sharshooter
  • Gewehr 98 Marksman
  • Gewehr 98 Sharpshooter
  • Gewehr M. 95 Rifleman
  • Gewehr M. 95 Sharpshooter
  • Russian 1895 Marksman
  • Russian 1895 Rifleman
  • SMLE MKIII Carbine

Scout Gadgets

  • Flare Gun – Spot
  • K Bullets
  • Flare Gun – Flash
  • Spotting Scope

Are there achievements in Battlefield 1?

Most of the achievements on Battlefield are only able to be completed in multiplayer, however some are able to be unlocked in campaign. Achievements in Battlefield games are usually fairly easy and could be completed in no time. In Battlefield 1 there's only 31 achievements and most are a piece of cake.
Below will be a list of the achievements and how to earn them.


  • Support Enlistment - Reach Support Rank 2 in multiplayer (80 GS)
  • Scout Enlistment - Reach Scout Rank 2 in multiplayer (80 GS)
  • Up close and personal - Perform a melee kill on 10 enemies anywhere in the campaign (10 GS)
  • The hills of Gallipoli - Unlock all Codex Entries in The Runner (40 GS)
  • Catching up on some reading - Collect one Field Manual in the campaign (10 GS)
  • The War to End All Wars - Complete the campaign on Hard difficulty (40 GS)
  • The Great War - Complete the campaign on Normal difficulty (10 GS)
  • Mightier than the shovel - Find the hidden Cavalry Sword and take down an enemy on the French countryside in the campaign (10 GS)
  • Operations - Win 1 Operation in multiplayer (10 GS)
  • Play the Objective - Complete 25 Squad Orders in multiplayer (10 GS)
  • Counter-sniper - Using a bolt action rifle, kill an enemy Scout in multiplayer (10 GS)
  • Corporal - Reach Rank 10 in multiplayer (10 GS)
  • Warbonds - Earn 450 Warbonds in multiplayer (10 GS)
  • Medic Enlistment - Reach Medic Rank 2 in multiplayer (80 GS)
  • Assault Enlistment - Reach Assault Rank 2 in multiplayer (80 GS)
  • Enough for a library - Collect all Field Manuals in the campaign (80 GS)
  • Triple Boluk-Bashi - Kill all 3 Ottoman officers in Young Men's Work with melee kills in the campaign (40 GS)
  • Up to the challenge - Complete one challenge in the campaign (10 GS)
  • Sound of thunder - Unlock all Codex Entries in Through Mud and Blood (40 GS)
  • Conquering the mountains - Unlock all Codex Entries in Avanti Savoia! (40 GS)
  • Putting in the effort - Complete 10 challenges in the campaign (40 GS)
  • Master of adaptation - Complete all challenges in the campaign (80 GS)
  • Nothing is Written - Complete Nothing is Written (10 GS)
  • Through Mud and Blood - Complete Through Mud and Blood (10 GS)
  • Decorated - Reach Rank 1 with all 4 Infantry classes in multiplayer (40 GS)
  • Friends in High Places - Complete Friends in High Places (10 GS)
  • Taking down giants - Unlock all Codex Entries in Friends in High Places (40 GS)
  • All men dream - Unlock all Codex Entries in Nothing is Written (40 GS)
  • Avanti Savoia! - Complete Avanti Savoia! (10 GS)
  • The Runner - Complete The Runner (10 GS)
  • Shock Wave - Kill 5 enemies by using dynamite in the campaign (10 GS)


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