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Take to Battlefield 1 first with EA Access

EA Access members can enjoy early access to Battlefield 1 and a 10% discount if they decide to purchase the full game. Available from October 13-20, members can play several multiplayer maps and a chunk of the campaign with no time limit on game time!

Five maps and four modes will be available, including St. Quentin Scar, Amiens, Sinai Desert, Fao Fortress and Suez in the Conquest, Rush, Operations, and Domination modes. There’s also a taste of the singleplayer campaign, with the missions Storm of Steel and Through Mud and Blood. Your progress carries over, too, if you decide to buy the full game after your Play First Trial ends.

See you on the battlefield!

Warning – Death Star approaching

Coming this month Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass holders will get access to the third expansion in the game, Death Star. This long awaited dlc brings with it a whole host of goodies including epic battles on the ground and in space, including the infamous trench run. So for a sneak peek check out the trailer below.

Star Wars Battlefront Death Star dlc will contain five new maps, new weapons in the shape of the K-16 Bryar Pistol and the TL-50t Heavy Repeater, new Star Cards and two new heroes, the fearsome bounty hunter Bossk and everyone’s favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca.

Board the Death Star and blast foes, take your Starfighters to space in an all-new game mode and even hop into the cockpits of Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced or Luke Skywalker’s Red Five X-Wing and attempt the trench run.

Star Wars Battlefront is available now on Xbox One and PC and if you purchase the Season Pass you will get two weeks early access to a fully operational Death Star digital expansion before it’s available for all. For further information check out the Official Site here.

Battlefield 1 Beta becomes biggest in EA history

So who sat down and played the Battlefield 1 Beta and what did you think of it? Well if you did you made history as EA have informed us that it was the biggest Beta Test of a game in EA’s history. A staggering 13.2 Million players logged on over the beta to sample what the game had to offer, and in true fashion the team behind Battlefield have put together an infographic to highlight this.

Battlefield 1 Beta Infographic

The team then followed on to say how the feedback they gained from the Beta was invaluable and changes will be made to the game to reflect some of the comments and suggestions players made, so watch this space.

Battlefield 1 launches worldwide October 21st but for players with EA Access or Origin Access you will be able to get your hands on the game on October 13th. Stay tuned for further information or check out the official Battlefield website for the latest updates.

Battlefield 1 Open Beta early access codes are live

If you were one of the many that signed up as a Battlefield Insider to get your hands on an early access code for the Battlefield 1 Beta then you should check your emails. Starting early this morning EA have been firing out messages to all insider members with access codes to the Beta. So what can we expect?

The Battlefield 1 Open Beta will include both Conquest and Rush modes in the Sinai Desert, a map set in the Middle Eastern theater of World War I. Also as a little added bonus if you reach rank 15 and play on a least four different days, you will unlock a Battlefield 1 Beta Dog Tag when the game launches on October 21.

So what are you waiting for, redeem your code now and start downloading. For those who haven’t received a code don’t worry, the Battlefield Open Beta will be available to all starting tomorrow, August 31st.

For further information about the Battlefield 1 Beta then check out the games Official Site.

 

Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC detailed

This is Red 5, I’m going in.

Star Wars Battlefront’s next DLC might just be the coolest piece of DLC to grace the Xbox store – finally you’ll be able to take on a multiplayer Death Star trench run.

The new mode is called Battle Station and is set on and above the Death Star over three phases. The battle begins with X-wings and A-wings versus the Empire’s Tie fighters – once locked in, Y-wings bomb a Star Destroyer, taking down its defenses so that the main force can attack.

Next gameplay shifts to the corridors of the Death Star. Rebel forces have to retrieve a droid – with heroes Bossk and Chewbacca available as power ups.

The mode’s climax is the destruction of the Death Star, achieved by becoming Luke and flying Red-5 in the famous trench run sequence – how awesome is that!

Battlefront visits Bespin in new DLC

Str Wars Battlefront Bespin

When I first watched The Empire Strikes Back, I have to admit, I thought it was the dullest film of the original trilogy. A filler if you will. Not a great deal happened other than the rogueish Han Solo was snatched and frozen from the Cloud City on Bespin and Luke discovered something about the Dark Side. It was dull, but the Bespin scenes were the best parts of the film.

It’s a good thing then, that EA have decided that the next DLC for Star Wars Battlefront will be visiting the Gas Mining plant of Cloud City on Bespin. The city is vast and there are many levels in the floating metropolis.

The Bespin DLC will introduce the City’s administrator, Lando Calrissian and Bounty Hunter, Dengar as playable characters in the game, as well as five multiplayer maps set in different areas of the city. Shoot Storm Troopers in the halls of the Administrator’s Palace or the dark, steamy Carbon-Freezing Chambers among others.

If you’d prefer to take to the skies, you will be able to jump into the odd twin cockpit Cloud Car. If firepower is more your thing, two new weapons will be introduced in this DLC. The X8 Night Sniper is a blaster pistol with decent damage, cooling power and range. It boasts an enhanced scope and heat vision. The EE4 has a short, stubby barrel to allow it to fire more effectively at a closer range, with a high rate of fire.

You can choose to take advantage of these in the new Sabotage game mode, along with Scout binoculars, Shock Grenades and a localised Disruption Wave available as Star Cards.

The Bespin DLC will available from the 21st of June with the Season Pass and roughly two weeks later as a standalone purchase.

Here’s some Galaxy far, far away action to be going on with.

Is Battlefield Bad Company coming to backward compatibility?

Now we’re not ones for wild speculation…wait, yes we are. We speculated wildly last year about the possibility of Xbox 360 backward compatibility in the podcast, as well as the Call of Duty franchise cheating on Microsoft and getting into bed with Sony. Wild speculation is indeed a big part of our thought process, and with this generation of consoles being so unpredictable and dynamic, anything could happen.

So, what are we speculating about today? Why, Battlefield Bad: Company coming to backward compatibility, of course.

Battlefield BadCompany 2 1

If you head over to your Xbox One dashboard or to Major Nelson’s blog, you can watch the latest episode of This Week on Xbox, and in this latest episode Major Nelson talks with DICE about the Battlefield 1 multiplayer experience. As a joke, Major Nelson grabs a poster as he’s leaving their office, a poster of Battlefield: Bad Company. Is this a hint at a future backward compatible title or series of titles.

It’s very little to go on, and is quite possibly an entirely innocent joke, but releasing the Battlefield: Bad Company games, possibly as pre-order bonuses for those purchasing Battlefield 1, would be very much inline with other recent releases. Doom came with Doom 1 and Doom 2, Quantum Break came with Alan Wake and American Nightmare, Fallout 4 came with Fallout 3. Bundling backward compatible titles with a new iteration is a tried and tested practice.

However, let’s speculate a little further. With Call of Duty: Infinite bundling a remastered Modern Warfare with it, is it possible we’ll see Battlefield 1 come bundled with a Bad Company remaster?

It’s certainly a possibility, and one fans have been asking for. In fact it’s a bit of a mystery as to why we haven’t seen any more from the Bad Company series. In an interview with GameSpot in 2014, studio head Karl-Magnus Troedsson at DICE was asked why Bad Company 3 wasn’t in development and if the series was dead, he responded:

It’s never dead,

he went on to say:

 You can always revive it, as with any TV series, movie, or IP. It’s going to come down to, if people really want it and if a team inside my group really wants to build it, then sure.

So with fans still saying they want it, the possibility of a Bad Company revival of some sorts is pretty high, our money is on the series coming to backward compatibility when Battlefield 1 releases in October, however, out hopes are behind the idea of a remaster coming bundled with the new game. Time will tell.

Battlefield 1 becomes most ‘liked’ YouTube trailer

Battlefield and Call of Duty have fought over the accolade ‘King of shooters’ since they first went head-to-head over the genre’s online multiplayer audience. If their new trailers are anything to go by, Battlefield has the early lead.

Set during World War 1, Battlefield 1’s trailer has become the most liked trailer in YouTube history and within the overall top 250 of most liked YouTube videos. Published on May 6th, the trailer has had 23,100,227 views and 1,236,685 likes at the time of writing. Meanwhile, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare has taken 16,217,554 views and 1,602,006 dislikes.

Check out the trailers below, Battlefield 1 is particularly well cut and would give most live action trailers a run for their money!